Monday, August 20, 2012

August 2012 Newsletter Excerpt: Vision Quest inspirations, Temple Gathering this Sunday, New Apprenticeship and more

As I sit here on a glorious, sunny afternoon, I am filled with gratitude and love for so much in my life. I have been midwifing myself back into 3D reality having recently returned from a rebirth experience of a Vision Quest on the land in western New York, with my amazing teacher and a sacred circle of new friends.

I am very grateful to have had some amazing spiritual journeys in my life, and this one marks the threshold of a new phase of my own growth and learning. For the first time, I allowed someone very close to me to support me deeply in my journey. My Love, Dixon, chose to support me and the group in a very special way, tending the sacred fire and holding a safe space 24 hours a day for 3 days, including a night of intense thunderstorms! Thanks to Dixon and the other amazing fire tenders, the fire that held our center blazed on! I and the other questers journeyed solo into the land and into our hearts. For those 3 days, I fasted on nothing but water. I met my basic shelter needs with a simple mosquito net and shade structure for rain protection, opting out of using a tent this time. I had warm clothes, sleeping bag, water and my sacred, ceremonial objects and journal. Nothing else, no distractions, just me... the raw, vulnerable me... and the animals, insects, Earth, Sky and Spirit.

What unfolded was perhaps the most powerful awareness opening experience of my life. I tapped into the visionary realms of Spirit and dreamtime in a way that was so visceral and real. I faced some very real fears, as well as joys. I carry with me now the understanding that I can indeed stand with one foot in the 3D world and one in the Spirit realm. That in fact, I MUST do continue to grow and learn myself and that in my teachings I am here to be that bridge, shine the Light of possibility and help others see that infinite power within themselves as well. I am incorporating now, more than ever, ...weaving the vast teachings and facing the dark shadows that are crucial to the path of Sacred Sexuality. I AM a Sacred Sexual Shaman, a Lightworker, supporting others to find and share their gift with the world. A healing path in which I support each person where they are, empowering choice and shedding light on the power we each have to heal our own bodies, learn and grow. I do not take this lightly, I am humbled, honored and grateful. I feel more aligned and on path than ever.

I have such gratitude to Spirit, and the animal world for their guidance and protection. I plan to share more and more of this story as time goes on, for now I will share this one piece:

  • On the way home, as I was blessed to not have to drive during the 10 hour return (gratitude once again to my Love!) I got to gaze out the side window at one point and saw a bald eagle!!!...soaring, flying, right along with us, over the water we were crossing.  I felt the freedom, the guidance, the love...yes, "follow your!!" he encouraged!  

And so the journey continues!!

Which leads me to being excited to share an important announcement of the next phase that was also guided during the quest.  I am pleased to offer a new Sacred Sexuality Shamanic Apprenticeship!  If you have been seeking a way to deepen your own practice, learn more about connecting with and sharing your own authentic gift with the world, and/or teach in the realm of Sacred Sexuality, this apprenticeship is for you!  I am honored to be sharing some powerful teachings, many for the first time.  This will be an integrative program consisting of group training held once a week over a series of 4 months (about 4 each month, for a total of 16 evening sessions), guidance for integration and home practice between sessions, along with a day long connection with the land.  Running from October 2012- February 2013, with the specific dates and details to be announced shortly.  Open to all, men and women of any sexual and gender identity, that feel called to this path!  Group size will be limited, if this apprenticeship is calling you please contact me to receive full details as soon as they are available.

And if you aren't quite feeling called to the commitment of the Apprenticeship program, here are dates for the new set of Fall Sacred Sexuality classes:
  • "Tantric Energy Touch": Sunday Sep 9, 2012, 5-7pm
  • "One Love: Sacred Sexual Healing Workshop": Saturday Oct 6, 2012, 10am-1pm
  • New!! "Polyamory & Alternative Relationships": Saturday Oct 6, 2012, 2:30-4:30pm
Check the Offerings page for details and click here to register!

Reminder, please join us Sunday Aug 26th to continue to explore at the next Temple Community Gathering at Mystery School of the Temple Arts in Michigan! And listen in from anywhere in the world to the next "Sacred Sexuality with Leslie Blackburn" Radio Show on Tuesday August 21st.  And don't forget I offer Private Sessions as well, so if you'd like to explore this work but the idea of coming to a group class doesn't resonate for you, consider a private setting (Individuals, Couples, Multiple Partners).  Please do check out the FAQ's at my website and reach out, I would love to hear from you!

Love and light to you all!  
 Light Bearer

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