Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Powerful New Workshop: Transforming Victimization to Empowerment

Transforming Victimization to Empowerment
Saturday, February 18 – 9 am – 
Sunday, February 19 – 6 pm
Facilitated by Transformation House Senior Staff Member,
Ruby Falconer

Many people have experienced betrayal, abuse and abandonment.  Acknowledging the pain around these events is an absolutely necessary part of healing the effects.  It is possible, however, to become overly identified with painful experiences from our past.   We can become addicted to our pain and begin to view all that happens to us from the perspective of the disempowered victim.  At this point, we are chained by the experiences of our past and have difficulty accessing a creative, powerful present.

An attitude of victimization is subtle and insidious, affecting us in unexpected and unintentional ways.  During this weekend workshop, we will use the Shamanic Breathwork ™ Process, mandala art, ritual and group sharing to honor, explore and release our unconscious attachment to our perception of ourselves as a victim.  Come experience true empowerment and break the chains of victimization! 
Isis Cove Retreat Center, Whittier, NC
$195.00 – includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. 
Lodging may be available at the Isis Retreat House for an additional fee – call 828-631-2305 for reservations.
A deposit of $50.00 will save your space; credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) accepted.

for more information and/or to register.

Ruby Falconer is the Lead Trainer, Staff Astrologer, Business Manager and a Workshop Facilitator for the Venus Rising Association for Transformation and the Senior Staff Member for Transformation House.  She is the co-creator, with Linda Star Wolf, of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology.  Together, they co-authored “Shamanic Egyptian Astrology; Your Planetary Guide to the Gods”, published by Bear & Co. in 2010.  Ruby lives and works at the Isis Cove Community in western North Carolina.

  The Transformation House Workshop Series is part of the Transformation House Soul Recovery Program.  The objective of these weekend workshops, each dedicated to a specific topic, is to examine the behaviors that keep us locked in our pain, shame and codependency.  Freeing ourselves from these behaviors brings true serenity, empowerment, and a life free of addictions and codependency.

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Star Wolf's Welcome

My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.

I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.

From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.

I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Star Wolf
Feb 2nd 2009