There are few things that bring me as much joy as being in Circle with other women and it is the Colorado Springs Red Tent that holds and hosts so much of that essence for me. The first year our Red Tent started was a bumpy one. Our numbers swelled beyond belief leading to multiple and last minute site changes and growth. Leading many women to volunteer their support as our Temple swelled. Who could have prepared for something that was, as yet, relatively unknown? At a time when we needed to find a permanent home large and safe enough to support our growing numbers, we settled into the Center for Powerful Living (CPL) a business designed around "empowering passion-driven entrepreneurial women."
What a spectacular place for our Red Tent to call home!
I recall standing in the Em-Power room for the first time with Tascha Yoder, the owner of CPL, looking out across a kaleidoscope of shadows and leaves, as if I had walked into a living treehouse. I may have said as much, I'm not sure. It was a magical moment. A moment, much like many knowing moments - we'd found our home.
I share this, as June 9th, 2018, will be the last time the Colorado Springs Red Tent will be held at our beloved Center for Powerful Living. We have called CPL our home for three years and as many months. This space has held the cauldron of our Sisterhood where stories, lessons, creations, dreams and so much more were shared and made possible because of the beautiful space Tascha has so lovingly created and nurtured at CPL. I honor you, Sister, for the courage to be bold and daring. And I thank you deeply, for being such a monumental piece that has held our Tent and Sisterhood for so long. I'm certain the Center for Powerful Living will be greatly missed by scores of us in our beautiful community.
Sisters, Women, Mothers, Warriors, Maidens, Goddesses, Oracles, Diviners, and Crones. To ALL those who know the call of Being known and understood as She:
I imagined a much different invitation to inspire your dance when I first conceptualized this night. I believe all the necessary information can be found on the Event page or below. As such, I invite you to share space in blessed dance one last time at the Center for Powerful Living - in this magical space cradled amongst the trees.
Let us lift the rhythm of our dance in individual and collective ecstasy as our final goodbye to our home base.
Much Love, My Beloved Sisters,
Future locations of the Colorado Springs Red Tent TBA
Ecstatic or trance dancing ignites the connection to ones body, creativity and community allowing Self expression to awaken through the rhythm of song. Your dance is a beautiful expression of your own Divine essence as a woman. Whether basking in the gentle sweet surrender of tenderness, undulating in sensual freedom, or a raging inferno of desire - your dance is your own! If you've ever wanted to play with fire while you dance join us as we dance in celebration of Soulfire - the One Fire - that unites us all!
Absolutely no experience or rhythm required, as we OWN our Self expression in celebration of what it is to live and Be the embodiment of a Goddess!
Hosted by: Colorado Springs Red Tent on June 9th from 6 - 9 pm
Location: Center For Powerful Living, 635 Southpointe Ct, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Fee: $15 at the door or you may reserve your space by sending $15 through PayPal to @paypal.me/taschayoder
Red Tent Tradition: Please bring a dish to share for our potluck.
From the Event Coordinators
The Colorado Springs Red Tent is a community based gathering of women meeting the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Center For Powerful Living. Our Red Tent is a place where women come to rest once a month away from the worries and distractions of life. It is a place where we learn to nurture ourselves by appreciating our wonderful bodies, loving hearts, and brilliant minds as we acknowledge that all women represent the Divine Feminine in all her myriad reflections. We share rituals which honor the sacredness of our beings. We remind each other through gentleness and loving kindness that woman is holy. Come and honor the Goddess within as we explore the mysteries of woman. All events are non-alcoholic and non-substance events.
Since starting my leave of absence in December 2016 I have continued studying, learning and growing in a way that is exponentially enriching my life and professional development. I sat meditating yesterday on the present, past and future of Nectar of Life Counseling thinking, in many ways, how I would write its eulogy. This entity I created in 2011 as I worked with Hummingbird Medicine. The idea that if one were to understand life's sorrows as a lesson along the great wheel one could cultivate joy and abundance without shame.
In the meditation I journeyed to the image of a shark crushing a steel cage. A hummingbird floating in the middle jolting gently with each impact from the shark. I imagined myself as the shark, then the hummingbird, the water and lastly the cage--allowing the experience of each to show me the way. I then saw a beautiful six pointed star mandala in vibrant blues, purples and touches of earthly green in the transitional waves of the pattern as it drew me in.
The word lingered and my mind recalled a cloaked figure ushered between the graceful wings of a swan carved boat. I hadn't recalled the 6 pointed arrows on the sail, the fullness of the moon and many other pieces of the imagery until I pulled it out from the Wildwood Tarot. I thought on the personal meaning this card offers me and realized being is about transitioning between moments and the exchanges we make with grace and ease. At once it created a sense of impermanence and consistency within me and I knew the answer was simply unknown. As such, Nectar of Life remains - in transition and I will not return to seeing clients at this time.
I am being called to deepen my skills in ancient healing traditions and Jungian analysis--one might say they are one in the same. I rejoice in the ability to hone my experience as a person, therapist and intuitive healer through the studies and teachings I am focusing my efforts on at this time. I cannot express the dream it is for me to understand the language of Jung, something I have longed for since I first learned of him in 1999. Or to be in the ecstatic experience of individuation which may very well be the delirious start of the Fool's Journey.
Thank you to all who were on the waitlist, signed up for the newsletter and most of all my former clients. Thank you to the men and women who have participated in the various groups and workshops I created. Thank you for the gifts of depth shared for me to understand the human experience in such a dynamic and multidimensional way. Thank you for trusting me with your truths, I am sincerely honored to have been your Witness briefly along your life's path.
So as to eliminate confusion, I have converted the Nectar of Life website to this Blog called, in the way I have been called by my Guides, of pearls and bone. I have no intention for the future of this site or Blog other than to honor my Soul expressions as a fiercely feminine warrior nurturing inner harmony with a dash of spice, peace and love along the way.
What an incredibly humbling experience to journey with my Sisters of the Colorado Springs Red Tent through the Yoni Flame this weekend. Thank you so very much for honoring me the opportunity to Priestess and to Tascha, of the beautiful and comforting Center for Powerful Living, thank you for your excellent support in functionality throughout the entire process. My mind was at ease with you at the helm.
Women, My Sisters, You INSPIRE ME!!!
Creatrixes bringing life to material UTTERLY blowing my mind. It started with a woman who reached for the thorns of a rose, another who thought a petal might be grand. Then, my dear Sisters shared pearls and amethyst, casting gemstones in the matrix of their creation. Symbolically lavishing glorious creative expression and attention to their Yoni. How excellently erotic is that?
Conversations moved gently and easily with the creative flow of energy moving around topics about how we call and see our Yoni's, hear our Yoni's reflected in a Lover's words and gaze, questioning the taboo, luxuriating in the freedom to claim each glorious Yoni as one's own Divinely Feminine creation with open-hearted vulnerability and authenticity between us. Together, we remember the power of healing through storytelling while sitting - as equals - in Circle.
I am in awe and without further words to describe sharing this deep healing with my Sisters. From here, I'll let the Yoni's speak for themselves.
All Spots Filled!!!
See You Saturday at the Center for Powerful Living
Let us journey, play and create together within the womb of tenderness and love the Colorado Springs Red Tent offers.
Sisters, I would love for you to spend 5 minutes each day this week gazing at your Yoni. Any direction you choose is right for you. Imagine seeing yourself as a lush garden of delight, as a Lover sees you. Try gazing at yourself in this way - open to receive. If arousal comes, allow your process to unfold in any way that is comfortable. Yoni Gazing is a beautiful way to touch your inner Creatrix and will help your mind's eye expand during our journey to bring forth your Yoni Flame.
On the fence? Imagine waking next Sunday morning with open awareness and the motivation to create an altar dedicated to your Sacredness to display your personally created Yoni proudly. Imagine touching the Divinity that is housed within you the night before. Imagine seeking nourishment within the great mystery of being a Woman, of Being - Divinely You. See you Saturday, Loves!
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by: Jessica Ruth Allen
Soul expressions of a fiercely feminine warrior nurturing inner harmony.