Way of the Circle
Our pathway home to the Heart.
The Circle is a ‘Way of Living’ for those who are called to value their greatest gifts and true held power. The Way of the Circle serves those seeking connection, safe passage, peaceful resolutions, encouragement and support, love and acceptance. Through the awakening heart, we realize our connection to the greater circle of life, guiding us to discover the immensity within.
The Way of the Circle is a flexible and sustainable framework, designed for interconnectedness, harmony and balance. As a universal formula for alchemy, the key ingredients include Circle, Heart, Nature, and Community:
The circle is the strongest universal structure on the Earth. It is a powerful container that elevates our human potential. In the supportive space of the circle, our shared insights, wisdom and tools help us flow through the waves of change and transform ourselves.
In these times of immense transition, as unsustainable structures dissolve and the new dream of Mother Earth unfolds, the Way of the Circle is a safe harbour, restoring our connection to the root of love through the Tree of Life; a universal symbol of connection and unity.
The time is now that we come together in the form of the circle, to connect, sing, share, and weave our dreams. Our thrival as a human species depends upon remembering the wisdom of the Circle, and fostering our connection to the Spiral of Life; a pathway that leads to fulfillment and joy.
The heart is a master key to transmutation, transforming heavy leaded-ness into gold light. When we expand the light in our heart with gratitude and compassion, we free the heart’s memories of suffering and isolation, liberating our potential. Our lives become extraordinary as we embody a heart way of living in the present moment.
Through the gateway of the heart, we come home to the circle within, remembering our rooted soul connection to the earth and the living wisdom within us. Trusting our heart, we tap into our true source of power, creating long lasting change. We awaken the dreamer, re-imagining and re-building our lives, while envisioning the greatest potential in our families, communities and planet.
Reconnecting with nature and the elements restores life energy and resilience. Our retreats are hosted at Northern Edge Algonquin, a beautiful sanctuary in nature to unplug from distractions and plug into our own hearts. The Way of the Circle invites us to deepen our connection with nature and open our awareness to nature within and all around us.
Coming into alignment with Mother Earth’s natural rhythms, we are given permission to deeply rest and receive. Just as children yearn for the comfort of a mother’s embrace, we remember who we are when we return to the love of our Earth Mother, as she holds us in our highest potential. Replenishing our inner well, we return home sharing our overflowing love and gratefulness.
The Way of the Circle Centre is a community of like-hearted people, guided by our evolving principles. We choose the Way of the Circle as our way of living. We share the multi-dimensional ways of the circle, committing to the light, expanding our limitless potential as we flow together within the Spiral of Life.
Human connection, through belonging to a community, restores hope, vision and purpose. Safe passage is the holding of heart held space for ourselves and others as we grow from me to We, grounding in trust, free of judgment, moving into inspired action.
With Spirit as our compass, our community members come together to nourish our connections through retreats, social gatherings, monthly conference calls, dreamtime, and when our hearts inspire us. Engaged in our childlike innocence and curiosity, we playfully co-create our collective gathering inspirations, and like a magical story, our gatherings unfold with a guiding theme and meaningful purpose.
There is a magic when a community of people sit together in circle, focusing hearts into the centre. Rooted deeply into the flow of Creation between Father Sky and Mother Earth, hearts open, spirits strengthen and all voices speak a truth that resonates each in the circle, awakening understandings that illuminate the path forward, for each and every person in that circle. Synergy begins to spiral around the circle, like a thermal wind allowing all to soar higher and higher, seeing everything from a more expansive perspective. We raise each other up, reflecting our clear light potential, as we step into our wholeness, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Imagine what we can achieve together as an empowered community, focusing our heart energy on a common goal of love, unity and peace?
- Coming Home to the Way of the Circle, by Martha Lucier
- Heart Foundations Retreats
- The Spiral Path of Learning
Some words from our guests :
- "It is hard to describe in words how much I love the Edge. Felling beyond grateful for an experience filled with awe and wonder. Far more fulfilling than a week down south and has restored my childhood love of the winter! Every person, place and thing at the Edge contributed to an experience that left me replenished, whole and happier than I had been in months... Staff at the Edge helped me figure out how to help myself. Leaving me able to replenish myself in my regular crazy and hectic life!"
-Joanne Hofinger, February 2018
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- "Nature has a way of creating a deep play for young ones, but also for adults too. At the Edge, I was able to dream, create, and become mindful at the moment, leading by my heart centre. My heart had been broken, my sense of identity lost. Coming to the circle, an ancient community practice, at the Edge, helped me understand what my new normal would become."
-Jennifer Casement Buttineau, Barrie, September 2018
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- "Beautiful area set back into the woods on a lake. It was an entire weekend of meditation on a personal level, of which, assisted me to work through personal stressful events of every day life. Very clean, and organized, comfortable for certain. The Staff, are very kind, and friendly. LOVE THE EDGE!"
-Jane Mathers, April 2019
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- "I was welcomed with open arms, love and so much faith and support. To be here exactly as I am, without the need to validate my existence or justify myself in any way. To just, be. I could feel myself gaining a small piece of my heart back, with the realization that I do have something to offer, that my story is worth sharing and that I am capable of teaching and guiding others. To understand that I have the answers to my questions and I don’t need to constantly seek out validation for them is completely empowering and motivating to keep looking deeper within myself."
-Amanda Urbanski, May 2016
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