'walking barefoot with all life'
This seven month mentorship journey empowers you in embracing yourself RIGHT NOW. Through community, ritual, and reflection, tools are added to bring grace to everyday awareness.
This is your time to recalibrate, connect again to the sacred and deepen your understanding of yourself. You have lived a powerful life, and our GreenElder 'Pilgrimage' is made to initiate you into your most powerful self.
what does it mean to be an elder?
Across different definitions and cultures an elder is described as a respected person valued for his/her wisdom, knowledge, counseling skills, patience, compassion, a willingness to teach, and take on responsibilities and authority in a group or larger community.
In order to be an elder we don't have to be 'old'; in fact we are all older/elder to someone in our lives. What sets an elder apart is his/her availability, ability, and love to be of service to a community. With life experience we have the opportunity by keeping our emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual body healthy and in balance, to step into a much needed leadership role. This role is to both model and council people who are in need of support and guidance.
"Elder~ people of greater age, experience, and authority"
Rocky Mtn Bristlecone
So what kind of elder do you want to be?
It is our choice to stay active, healthy, engaged, inspired, and in love with life! Because we choose to and want to!
No matter how big or small the community we live in, there comes a time when our wisdom and experience is vitally needed for the well being of the next generations pushing up from behind us.
Here at the the GreenElder Project we take charge of our lives, our future, our health, our own authority and responsibility to stand in service to ourselves and others.
Just as we have different muscles and places in our bodies that need our attention, with practice and intention we stand strong and empowered for the world around us.
Who is GreenElder For?
a transformational rite of passage
GreenElder is for all women and people who identify with the female gender that are in a transitional time in their lives, whether that transition is large or small.
If you are ready to connect with a community of like minded individuals that are engaging in daily practices of self care, self study, finding new meaning, strengths, discipline, and spiritual awareness, you are ready for GreenElder.
+ Find internal quiet and peace
+ Create more time for yourself
+ Open up to new perspectives and ideas
+ Celebrate yourself and all life
+ Connect with community and daily practice
+ Experience the sacred in the every day
+ Engage in spiritual ritual
+ Practice everyday mindfulness
+ Focus on light and beauty
+ Get initiated through transformation
+ Choose courage over comfort
What is the core work of the GreenElder Project?
a journey through everyday awareness
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The core work of the GreenElder 'Pilgrimage' is inspired by the seven main principles and 'doors' of the directional teachings of earth based spirituality, practices, and studies.
The seven principals are taken as an invitation and celebration by deepening the connection with the whole self: emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual bodies in reference and intimate awareness of our individual environments. Setting the intention to strengthen and fortify these systems allows us to continue to stand strong, empowered, and in service.
During the course of the program we will be meeting via zoom bi-weekly for 1 hr each session.
We will gather for an opening introduction and closing integration call for a deepening of the group and individual experience.
Intro: Opening Ceremony & Directional Doors
Month 1: East~ New Beginnings:
If not now when!
Month 2: West~ Tending My Garden:
Month 3: North~ Truth and Reconciliation:
Past. Present. Future
Month 4: South~ Connecting with My Center of Power: Courage over Comfort
Month 5: Above~ Visionary/Possibilities:
Bigger Picture~where to go from here...
Month 6: Below~ Realistic Expectations:
Grounding into the Now
Month 7: Center~ Standing in Service:
My Strengths and Passions
Conclusion: Formal Closure of the Experience
In addition to the main directional pillars that provide the structure of the course work, we are going to deepen our personal experience by the following:
+ Engaging in daily practices such as journaling, reading/ writing exercises
+Exploring nutrition and the value of physical exercising
+Examining the impact of mental hygiene
+ Partaking in the art of Feng Shui in order to harmonize our energy with our living and work space
+ Participating in ancestral work
+ Connecting and exploring plant/earth allies
+ Creating altars and sacred spaces/environments
+ Inspiring others and being inspired
+ and so much more... ❤️
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. And then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman
Why is GreenElder
navigating transformational times
The GreenElder Project is here to inspire, discover, express, empower, and enliven the lives of women that are going through transformational times in their lives.
Who are we and who have we become?
How do we want to continue to live?
How do we want to be remembered?
What is our legacy?
Ultimately, we will engage in this process of experiencing everyday awareness and mindfulness practices to allow for the deeper changes to take hold in our beings so we can continue to stand strong with the intention to be pillars for ourselves, our children, families, and communities.
"We are the ones we have been waiting for."