Further Event Details
*NEW* ONLINE MEDITATION CIRCLE
A monthly circle for restorative meditation, contemplation and prayer
"Everyone has experienced what he would call a sense of being transported beyond himself... It is a sense of actual escape from limitations. If you will consider what this "transportation" really entails, you will realise that it is a sudden unawareness of the body, and a joining of yourself and something else, in which your mind enlarges to encompass it. It becomes a part of you as you unite with it. And both become whole, as neither is perceived as separate." A Course in Miracles (T18.V.12)
Perhaps you have already experienced this kind of "transportation" during meditation, a sound bath, a Reiki session, looking into a newborn's eyes or some other beautiful moment. Some people can access this quite easily, but for many, this state is more easily attained in a group setting - there is something very powerful about coming together with a common intention.
You are invited to leave your worldly concerns for a while and enter into a quiet space where you may find peace, oneness, and the healing that comes from joining with others in contemplation and prayer*.
*Prayer is used in a non-traditional sense, to denote an intentional joining together at the level of 'mind' (spirit/energy). Everyone is welcome, regardless of spiritual beliefs or lack thereof.
- Opening prayer/intention setting
- A short quote or reading as we transition into silent meditation
- Time for silent meditation/contemplation/prayer
- An opportunity to reflect on - and share - your experience
- Closing the circle
MONTHLY WOMEN'S CIRCLE
Now ONLINE - join us wherever you are!
- Welcome, setting an intention for the evening and opening sacred space.
- A discussion, presentation, activity, and/or meditation on the theme for the month.
- Group conversation around the theme, and anything else participants would like to share with the group.
- Looking forward to the month ahead, and setting personal intentions.
- Closing the circle.
WHY DO WE NEED A WOMEN'S CIRCLE?
In her book Light is the New Black, Rebecca Campbell expresses it perfectly: "From ancient caves to coffee shops, moonlit dancing to WhatsApp group texts, stone circles to workshops. For longer than any of us can fathom, women have been tapping into the mystical power that is activated when women circle. It doesn't matter what our age, life experience, shape or size, when three or more women come together with a common sacred intention, you can be sure that something magic is about to happen.
Sharing stories, holding space, and a passing down of wisdom, there is nothing more healing than being in a group of honest sisters that truly see and accept you. In a period of history where we live more separately than ever, the ritual of coming together is one we must not underestimate."
Because we meet on the New Moon, the day changes from month to month. Please check the Upcoming Events section (above) for details and to book your place.
After joining us for the Women's Circle, you will be welcome to join the IHUK Community group on Facebook where you will be able to connect with other attendees. Please be sure to answer the questions when applying for membership.
(Prior to the Covid-19 physical distancing requirements, the Circle was held at The Chapel, Lakers Meadow, Billingshurst, RH14 9QS. It is unclear when we will return to this venue.)
INTUITIVE CARD READING WORKSHOP SERIES (via Zoom)
Interactive practical workshops to help you develop and trust your intuition
"I had been studying Tarot for a few years when I took a selection of oracle cards to an 'intuition' exercise at the Women's Circle. Everyone was invited to think of a question so the person sitting next to them could select a card and answer them using their intuition. Most of the participants had NEVER touched an oracle card before, so I was as astounded as they were by the messages they shared. There were gasps, nervous laughs, and even some tears!
Since then I've repeated similar exercises with friends and always had the same kind of response. They are often amazed at the things they come out with, from 'nowhere'. The seeds were sown by these experiences, and after various requests, I started to write these workshops during 'lockdown'. They are intended to be informal and interactive - a safe place to practice listening to and trusting your intuition." - Sarah Knight, IHUK Workshop Facilitator
Although it is mostly known as a predictive tool, card reading is a wonderful way to help access your inner knowing/intuition and to consider things you may not be (consciously) aware of. 'Divination' quite literally means connecting with the Divine - whether you call that God, Spirit, the Universe, or any other name.
A course of practical 'Intuitive Card Reading' (ICR) workshops has been designed to help you feel confident in using any deck of pictorial cards to access personal guidance and insight, without reading/referring to books or learning lists of 'standard meanings'. The primary aim of the ICR series is to help you feel confident in accessing guidance at any time and in trusting your intuition and divine connection.
The workshops have been specifically designed for anyone who would like to:
Learn to develop and trust your own intuition to receive personal guidance
Interpret cards for different situations or questions you may have
Confidently interpret any pictorial Oracle deck (inc. Tarot)
Gain deeper insight through journalling or meditating with the cards
Use your existing knowledge as part of your personal frame of reference
You do not need any previous card-reading experience. If you do have some, you will be able to incorporate it into your readings, but you will be encouraged to look beyond what you already know and use the imagery and your senses first.
Each workshop will be held via Zoom and include:
DAY 1: Group workshop, with an exercise to complete yourself overnight, and
DAY 2: Group feedback session, so you can share your experience of the exercise.
The amount of time you spend on the overnight exercise is up to you, but you should allow at least an hour.
Please note that these are sequential workshops. Workshop 1 is a pre-requisite for workshop 2 etc. You will need your own deck of Oracle (or Tarot) cards, a notebook and pen, and internet access, to connect via Zoom. The number of places is limited to ensure each person can actively participate.
As a student of these workshops, you will be welcome to join the IHUK Community group on Facebook where you will be able to connect with other students.
*NEW* A Monthly Practice Circle is being organised for those who have attended any of the ICR workshops, and will begin soon. Register your interest here.