Sacred Circularities is a spiritual retreat gathering that takes place in inspiring parts of the World with a focus on healing, self-expansion, spiritual skill-sharing and community-building through ritual. Using the art of hoop dance as a starting point, Sacred Circularities retreat gatherings fuse various movement modalities with leading edge, spiritual thought and practice.
We use the hoop to create spin; a circular force in the universe and in our lives, that produces energy. With the power of our hearts, we channel that energy into pure joy and creativity. The channeling process is fueled less by the mind and more by the heart. Indeed, hooping is part of an alchemical recipe that alters and transforms our bodies, minds, and spirits toward positive projection/expression whether we are mentally aware of it or not. All we have to do is commit to the practice. Get in the Hoop. Step on the Mat. Open your heart. Be Still. Breathe. This is one of the ways that hooping relates to other mind-body-spirit practices like yoga, ecstatic dance, and tai-chi. When you feel this force, and it begins to work on you, the impossible becomes possible. You have hope again. You believe that the world can be a better place and that your spinning with a hoop is critical input toward that goal. For me, hooping is a sweet trance that through practice, transports my body and inspires my mind to produce thoughts and feelings that support my health and well-being. When I am well, I am more able to love myself and therefore, to love you and to see and appreciate our connectedness.
Tools for Navigating the Third Dimension
As mentioned above, Sacred Circularities projects engage the body, the root tool for third dimensional experience, through hooping. Then we incorporate other transformational practices like yoga, meditation, sound, sacred geometry, mudra technology, flower essences, Mayan time concepts and on and on, to diversify our experience and to experiment with what we can create for ourselves in this particular instance of life. The intention is that by coming together in a focused setting (like a retreat) and blending various techniques and tools, we can discover more about the immense power in our lives and how to share that power and brilliant magic with our communities.
The saying "we are all one" used to sound cliche. We know now that separation is an illusion. But knowing that we are all connected and staying aware of that connectedness is challenging sometimes. Sacred Circularities projects promote healing from the trauma produced from separation by advocating for the increased use of holistic ritual practices. In daily life, ritual expressions can be as grand as a commitment ceremony, as common as a birthday party or as beautifully simple as expressing gratitude before a meal. When ritual encompasses the senses, the five elements, the cardinal directions and the human body, it becomes an intentional act of multi-dimensional presence that can potentially provide deep clearing for burdened hearts. When performed in community, the healing affects of ritual are amplified and the vibrations created by the intentions set by the group spread beyond those present, into the space where we gather and into the world, accelerating the release of old patterns. Gathering to dance, pray, share, and play can heal emotional wounds of separation from each other and deepen our connection to our own divine nature.
So how do we traverse this terrain of infinite possibility? What is our process? Sacred Circularities retreats are laboratories where a particular set of tools is called in. Hoop dance, meditation, and flower essences are parts of an evolving equation. Each individual discovers their own formula for expansion and growth with the tools provided. If you were a Painter about to render the Landscape of your Heart's Desire, what Colors would you choose to ignite your Creativity?