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CEREMONIES

For Rainbow Warriors on a spiritual path, a holistic vision quest ceremony has the potential to bring about rebirth, individually and collectively, into the New Dream.  Paula Allen in her book The Sacred Hoop tells us that in the personal spiritual ceremony, “the person sheds the isolated, individual personality and is restored to conscious harmony with the universe.”  In my own experience, vision quests have produced ecstatic, hypnotic states in which I (Lyn) have, through intent, ritual, and proper alchemy, opened up and cleared closed symbols within myself that had long been draining me of energy.  It was then that I had the awareness and ability to transform them into beauty and light.  There is no greater expression of Self-love than to take responsibility for your own dark mirrors and to forgive yourself for all your supposed transgressions.  As you love and forgive yourself, so shall you have the ability to do the same for others.   It is through loving Self and one another that we will heal the wounds of mankind and of Grandmother Earth.  This is our challenge in the New Age of Enlightenment.

 

The Rainbow Warriors

There are many Native American prophecies about the “Warriors of the Rainbow.”  They will come at a time when the fish are dying, the birds are falling from the sky, the waters are polluted, and the trees and mankind are dying.  These Light Warriors of the Rainbow will love and accept one another, regardless of color, race or religion.  With a mission to heal Earth and all her children in the “Day of Awakening,” they will create a New World in which Justice, Peace, Freedom and Love will prevail.  They will then teach the people of Earth how to honor The Great Spirit, and to live in balance and harmony with natural law.  Might we be Rainbow Warriors?   

May We Walk in Beauty

 Take Your Power

What creates power within a ceremony?  First and foremost is proper alchemy.  You do not obtain power by seeking it; you obtain it by becoming more natural.  You must be open and receptive to whatever is happening at any given time.  By first connecting with the alchemy contained within the order and structure of nature, you may make intimate contact with the elements (fire, water, air, earth) and the worlds (mineral, plant, animal, human and ancestors), feeling and KNOWING union with All That Is.  You may then achieve excellence by embodying  the vision, heart and clarity of your intent, which gives you focus.  Focus is being in the here and now.  It is essential to stay present in the happening so your attention does not wander.  As your intent and focus are clear, you will create the opportunity to catch your moment of power as a Rainbow Warrior and will be at cause rather than at effect.  All ceremonial ritual teaches you how to be at cause and stay in your power.

Power = Love = Wisdom  


Wild Rose Ceremonies

Several times a year, The Wild Rose Dreamers Lodge holds a ceremonial weekend in which participants are sent out on various vision quest ceremonies.  These ceremonies are usually held at the Double "G" Ranch in Llano, Gold Creek Ranch in the mountains north of Sunland, or at Joshua Tree.  Upon arrival on the land the first night, the group will gather around a campfire to  connect with one another through drumming, chanting and sharing of food.  The next morning, you will arise before dawn to join in a "Raising the Sun" ceremony, welcoming rebirth of a new day.  With arms raised to Grandfather Sun and feet planted firmly on Grandmother Earth, you allow fire and earth to join in sacred marriage within yourself.  Thus the seed is planted for your transformation and rebirth that will come about through your intent and focus as a Rainbow Warrior.

The Night on the Mountain of Fear is the first major individual ceremony.  Throughout the day you will connect with the elements and worlds of Grandmother Earth in meditative silence.  Your ceremonial leader will teach you what you need to know for your ceremony, and at the proper time will send you out onto the land to build your sacred medicine wheel.  There you will spend the night, connecting with the moon and stars, resonating to the distant howl of coyotes, and becoming one with the energies of Grandmother Earth.  Throughout the night, you will look at yourself in depth, first confronting your fears and dark mirrors in each of the directions, calling for the visions and awareness that will guide you as you take your next step toward fulfillment of your personal and sacred dreams.  Staying in focus and intent by following the proper alchemy, you will be in your power and Self-Love, thus enabling you to forgive yourself for your frailties.  When you feel complete with the resolution of your dark mirrors, you will then look at your light mirrors – your beauty, talents, strengths – asking all of nature to show you every Light aspect of yourself.  The remainder of the night you will spend in reflection of who you truly are as a sacred human being, as a Rainbow Warrior of the Light.  In the morning, your rebirth into a radiant new day will open the door to your own New Dream.

Group Ceremonies 

Group ceremonies include the Sweat Lodge Eagle Dance, and others as needed or desired by the Lodge members.  The alchemy of the Sweat Lodge and Eagle Dance is described on the linked pages.  In group ceremonies, the intent is to call for healing and fulfillment of the collective dream, the Dream of Grandmother Earth and the universe, as well as the individual dream.

Shamanic Classes

Shamanic classes are held monthly on a Sunday in Van Nuys, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See Schedule page for current dates.  A great variety of material is covered in the classes, including teachings and healing techniques from Native American, Celtic, Hebrew, Chinese and East Indian cultures.  Experiential and/or ceremonial activities which involve each member of the class are an integral part of the teachings.

Planetary Alignment Ceremony

Beginning with the Harmonic Convergence, followed by the 11/11, the 12/12, the August 11th Eclipse, the May 5th, 2000 Planetary Alignment, and the Harmonic Concordance. Lodge Chief Lyn "Starflyer" Hopkins, Ph.D., and her Assistant Director, Shama, CHT, CDC, TDE have joined the lightworker community to sponsor ceremonial conclaves to work with the magickal energies of this time of history.  Their intent is to connect with light workers throughout the world in order to awaken our divine nature and take our power as sacred humans by helping to sculpt the New Dream for the Age of Aquarius.  

The May 5th, 2000 event was held at the Wright Land in Malibu, California, sponsored by Lyn and Shama and The Wild Rose Dreamers Shamanic Lodge.  We commemorated the Birthing of the New Dream, the planetary alignment of the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - all within 27 degrees of Taurus.  See the Planetary Alignment page to find out more.

 

The ultimate goal of all ceremony is to take your power in beauty and light.

Words To Live By

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant,

Gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking

So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest

The Glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,

We unconsciously give other people

Permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,

Our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

Read by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 Inaugural Speech

 

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