“In ancient Greece, when you left the confines of your safe, cozy community, there were signs posted that said, if you go beyond this sign then you are sacer – you are on your own, without the protection of the community. Sacred, which derives from the word sacer, subsequently came to mean autonomous journeying beyond conventional boundaries. To journey into the sacred is a solo act of defiance.” – Caroline W. Casey, Making the Gods Work for You.
A few months ago, Sas and I were curled up in her living room talking about the sacred and inspiration and what 2015 was going to be about. We talked about magic and miracles and science and doubt and tribes. We talked about how much we wanted that conversation to continue, but with even more women being a part of it. We talked about wanting to give women a little bit of peace in a crazy time of year. Out of that conversation came the magical Heart and Hearth gathering.
It turns out we weren’t the only ones out there hungry for sacred connection and to be a part of a circle – a tribe – of women. Women joined. Women shared. Women made art and wrote stories and read to their children and spoke differently to their families. Women wrote and asked us for more.
So two weeks ago we met in a teeny tiny cottage and asked for guidance. We brought the laughing buddha and the fire goddess and asked the angels and our guides and our ancestors and yes – even God – for help and to be a part of what we were creating, and then we let go and started to play with paper and sharpies (of course). We dreamed big and let loose. We looked at what we loved to do and what gifts we could bring. We kept the women who would feel called to join us in our hearts. And there in a tiny stone cottage, we cooked up Heart & Hearth 2015.
Heart & Hearth is a year-long conversation about spirituality, faith, doubt and magic. Heart & Hearth has space for the science and the spirit and the laughter and the doubt. Heart & Hearth is a safe place to play with magic and miracles.
Heart & Hearth is a tribe of women gathering around a virtual fire; sharing their stories and their questions, and talking about what is in their hearts.
We would love for you to join us.