Until now Hestia’s Hearth has only operated here in an online setting. Last night I ran my first session, with five women, at Creswick, a neighbouring town where I tutor at a Community Learning Centre. We had a wonderful night.
The secret part is what we did. This is only for the ears of Hearth members. I took along a box of natural treasures and set up a special altar to the muse. I had my old copy of Hesiod with me and we invoked the muse and talked about who Hestia was and is. Then we did one of my favourite guided imageries. We walked into a sea shelll and then shared what came from this exoerience.
I have done this exercise many times but the results never cease to inspire me. Each woman came up with a completely different scenario and we discussed each of these and talked about what they would do before coming along next week.
Each of these women, like me, have undergone significant life changes which have bought them to this Central Goldfields area. We have much in common and I am thrilled by the potentiality and how the hearth is manifesting itself. We all left feeling decidedly energized.
Perhaps we could co-ordinate things so that next week some of you are online as we work and we can see some posts go up in the online setting. Let me know if you would be interested in meeting in this way, through Facebook and this blog. That way I will be able to show these women just what is possible.