Braided Women Gathering

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Anne


Some call it the Feminine Principle, some say the Divine Feminine or the Sacred Feminine, sometimes it’s called the Power of Yin, the Great Mother or the Goddess, Gaia or Papatuanuku. It has names in many languages, in many cultures, throughout history, all across the world. It echoes through time and space.

This power of many names, lives within every woman. It grows and blossoms and heals whenever women gather together in love and support.

I have experienced this so many times, I know it in my blood. This is why I have shared the vision of this Braided Gathering with those precious ones who are midwifeing it now and bringing it to Life.  Why am I doing this? Because it’s my Calling!

Blessed Be

Anne Gregory

Dawn


What has drawn me to be part of the creation group?

I constantly see the importance of women sitting in circle, connecting with women, supporting each other.  It is hard to explain this call, this need , this yearning so when the opportunity to join these wonderful creators arose I jumped wholeheartedly into the cauldron of creation.

Women need to sit in circles, not because we need healing, for we are perfect as we are, but because we need replenishment.  Women need to go deep.  Sitting in circle nourishes the soul, the heart and the spirit. I feel seen, held and no longer alone in my feminine power when I sit in circle

There is old ancient magick that is reawakened in a circle of women. 

Slowly it rises as you hear its call,  that voice the whispers, slowly rising in volume till you can silence it no longer.  That call to let go of the mantle forced upon us in so many ways.  The magick is stirring can you hear it?

There is old magick that is spoken in the circles of women.

 The Goddess hears our call as we sit, as we share, as we pour our words, our emotions, our angst into the circles, the cauldrons, the fires she hears us oh women she hears us. All the stories of pain, of anguish, of frustration are weaved into webs of love and support.  Our secret depths ravaged, exposed and finally soothed. 

There is old magick that still exists in the circles of women

It is here now, it is to be honoured, it is for the maiden, the mother, the transmuting women and the crone. It is yours. 
So come step into the circle with me.

Mandy


I am excited to be welcomed into the creation group this year and feel blessed to be surrounded in circle by amazing and passionate women.

I endeavor to bring my own unique strength to this group and am passionate about dancing in the divine feminine energy that is within us all.

For me having the courage to stand in this energy and embrace myself and others has been a gradual process. I am blessed to have women my friends and family who have worked as mortal weavers supporting me to evolve and whispering their truths as unbreakable threads of meaning and depth along this path called life.

I have come to understand that the world is woven, a creative web with the great pulse of life as its rhythm.

Sitting in circle for me continues the thread of connection to this web and reflects all the myriad facets of the divine.


Nilguen


I feel there is such an enormous need in our world for women to come together, sit in circle and share their life stories, their wisdom, laughter, tears and so much more.

I consider this a basic need as we are tribal people and need each other.

Therefore, I am willing to put my energy and heart into the birthing of a unique National Women’s Gathering which is so needed in NZ!

It’s surely exciting to be part of the Creation Group to make it happen!

Nilguen

Rochelle


I chose to join the creation group the latest of everybody because of my mother. After hearing about what she was working towards and having my brain picked due to being younger I decided I wanted to be a part of this beautiful creation. I felt that having the view of a young person could also be beneficial and wanted to get my hands stuck in. One year on and I am so happy that i chose to be a part of this beautiful group of women as I have been blown away by the support and love of women gathering together. I never knew such a thing existed in such a powerful capacity and I feel truly blessed that sitting in circle with women is something I have been able to experience and help create.

Sharon


I sit with a deep calling to be able to share with women from all walks of life to experience the sacred river of the divine feminine that flows deep with in us.

For many years my soul has yearned and called out to other like minded women, so that we can sit in sacred wisdom circles.

To be able to sit in our rawness, to laugh so hard, to sing and dance, play, to come from our heart and be able to witness and hold space and to share can be so rewarding and life changing. 

I feel excited when thinking about experiencing this with women from every curve of the world.

To witness ourselves come back to ourselves is so honouring.

When I daydream I imagine, we are like a beautiful piece of fabric that has been woven by our Great grandmothers and handed down through our female lineage and there will always be more then one thread of Gold.

We carry our female ancestor’s stories and they rejoice with us in circle and they heal as we heal.   

What a blessing we can share as we weave and braid our stories and wisdom as only we can as women.

I am passionate about being amongst a group of like minded women for a few life changing days hoping to inspire us to take our new selves out to the world with a passion and to share this with other women who are called to sit in wisdom circles.

Our mothers, fathers, husbands, brothers and sisters need us.

Mother Earth needs us.

Heal the women and heal the world.

This is why I want to be part of the Braided Woman gathering.

Sally

"A Love Letter To My Self"

Speak gently, my darling

And whisper your love to me

That it might land gently

in my very cells

in my very bones

Settling like magic

Sparkling lightly in my eyes

Gently shining in my very essence

Resting lightly on my lips

That I might draw it in

with every breath

And breathe it out

with every haaaaaahhhhhhh

That it might float around me

Glittering in the sun

Reminding me, my darling

That you and I are One.

Speak gently to me, my darling

And whisper your love to my heart

That I may walk with every step

Holding it tenderly and gently

in my very Soul.

For it is me, this love you speak,

it is me.

It is me.



Sonya


After being one of the regular support crew for the Braided Women gatherings, I am excited to now be a member of the Creation Group.

I have always felt very strongly about women’s issues, women’s voices and women’s rights and I believe in the difference it can make to speak our truth and be lovingly heard by other women. To truly be heard and our story witnessed and held by other women as we sit in circle at these gatherings can be life changing!

As women, I believe our voices are our power and together we are unstoppable, together we are more powerful then we can conceive and together we can change the world!