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Tue, Aug 06

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Lily Pad

New Moon Circle

Emily Lily & Bex Wilborn are hosting an intimate New Moon Circle. Please join us for an evening of introspection and connection ♥

New Moon Circle
New Moon Circle

Time & Location

Aug 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Lily Pad, Kenton, Portland, OR

About the Event

Why do we circle?

The New Moon Circle is a ritual that has been practiced by various cultures throughout history. It involves gathering in a circle during a new moon and performing specific rituals and ceremonies, related to the moon phase and sign. Also, to smash the patriarchy. Circling and attuning to our inner wisdom is a radical act. When we form community around our individual and collective truth, intuition, and power, we help create an emotionally and spiritually evolved society.

The new moon has long been seen as a powerful symbol in many cultures. It represents the beginning of a new cycle, grounding energies, and sense of direction. This makes it an ideal time for intention setting, stepping onto a new path, and gathering in communitiy to ask "what's next?" for us individually and collectively. 

Who does our circle serve?

Our Circles are offered to marginalized genders including women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. Together, we will practice aligning with the cycles of nature, reflecting, slowing down, listening to our inner guidance, sharing with one another, and building community. We recognize and acknowledge the intersection of race and gender identities and it is our hope that we can provide experiences that are inclusive and accessible.

Exchange of Abundance 

To support our circles, we offer 3 ways to contribute:

$11 - please choose this option if you are experiencing financial hardship. 

$22 - supports our planning & development sessions to provide ongoing circles for the community.

$33 - this options supports our vision to expand as well as helps other community members experiencing financial hardship to participate in circle. 

Cash, Ca$h app, or Venmo accepted at time of event

What to expect

Our circles have follow the same general flow, but sometimes shift based on the season and needs of the group. Here is what you can expect: 

ARRIVE - intros, pronouns, and share how you are arriving to the circle. 

ALIGN - turn inward, learn about the moon's energy and what that means.

REFLECT - journal prompts to self-reflect on how the moon cycle is showing up in your life.

SHARE - partners or triads, sharing and listening with others. 

MEDITATION or ACTIVITY - guided meditaiton or other introspective activity. 

REFLECT - journal prompt/post meditation reflections.

CIRCLE SHARE - option to share with everyone in the circle.

CLOSING - share how you are leaving the circle. 

Please bring:

♥Journal ♥ Pen ♥ Open mind and heart ♥ Comfortable and cozy clothing

Community Care Practices

Our Community Care Practices are always evolving. Do you have anything you would like to add or change? We welcome and encourage your ideas to help create a circle that is inclusive for all who wish to join.

  • Honesty: We speak from direct experience -- the “I” place. We refrain from speaking about “you” and actively quiet the human habit of reacting, solutioning & rescuing.
  • Safety: We promise full confidentiality and do not discuss or allow discussion of what transpires outside our circle. We protect each person’s right to anonymity and privacy.
  • Compassion: We actively open our hearts to every person present, including ourselves.
  • Stillness: We consciously allow space for stillness and silence to enter. We understand that so much of the magic of Circle happens within these moments of pause.
  • Inclusion & Belonging: We honor diverse perspectives, beliefs, and ways of existence. We acknowledge all stories as the loving expressions of our unique experiences. We also honor ourselves with a welcoming heart.
  • Cultural Competence: We seek to understand and respect values, attitudes, and beliefs that differ across cultures and intersectionalities, and to consider and respond with an open and curious mind to these differences.

Benefits of participating in a New Moon Circle

  • Enhanced self-awareness and personal growth through reflection and intention setting.
  • Increased connection to the seasons, nature, and the cycles of the moon.
  • Empowerment and inspiration to pursue personal goals and aspirations.
  • Support and validation through the sharing of experiences with open-hearted listeners.
  • A sense of belonging and community, fostering a feeling of interconnectedness with others.

Additional info

I have 2 small dogs in my home (Rusty & Stuart, dachshunds), who are very friendly and join us for circles, often snuggling up to circle members. If you have allergies, or are unsettled by dogs, circles at my home may not be an option but please stay tuned for off-site events.

Thank you for helping make this circle happen! Please message us with any questions.

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