We ended up manifesting the teepee back and decided to set it up on our friends land where a handful of amazing women are now living. This last week a group of us sisters harvested 17 bamboo poles, and then we took some time preparing them. We also mended any small holes in the teepee canvas. (I bought it new in 2007 so its gotten some use!) On the new moon, we came together in ceremony to raise the teepee. We each shared a prayer for the lodge as we wrapped the rope around the poles securing them in place. Around dusk a group of twenty women gathered and sat as one in the lodge. We prayed together as women, sisters, mothers, lovers.
My dear sis Mila shared this about our New Moon Red Tipi/Tent Ceremony: "Yesterday was a dream come true! We raised our Womens' Moon Lodge on the land here on Kauai ~ our Red Tent teepee ~ to be a sacred space for women to gather each New Moon to honor and celebrate our divine gifts, to share power through song and story, to plant seeds of intention for what we wish to manifest on earth! It feels so good to bring these traditions back into our world, to make them our own, and pass them along to our future generations."
~As we begin to remember, we begin to step into the light that has always been. Sacred spaces like these have existed for of years. There is a reason for them and my prayer is that more women begin to create their own versions of the Red Tent.
|Wrapping round our Prayers|
|Angelea who is ten years old, smudged us all.|
|Teepee still needs some adjusting to lay right. Saving that for another day!|
|Our first circle up|
|Naia enjoying the fire and song circle.|
|Women fire starters making it happen!|
|Releasing the old to bring in the new.|
|This is for all the Goddesses calling in a sacred space! You are empowered, beautiful, supported and can manifest anything your heart desires! Love from all your Island sisters!|