The Circle Way Newsletter: Dreaming Spring Awake

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How Are You Dreaming Spring Awake?

CandleBrighid’s Flame


By: Andrew Steed (Celtic Shamanic Practitioner, Bard, and leader of sacred travel experiences in the British Isles and Ireland)

Brighid, she is a Goddess of the fire, the healing plants dried by her flame, the Bardic stories magically weaved in her dancing light and the Smith’s inspired touch shaping her kiss into the tools and decorative art ware of the Celtic tribes. Brighid and 19 nuns tended a fire that was lit in the fifth century. After she passed into spirit the fire blazed bright for a 1,000 years before Henry VIII looked to douse the flames. A fire that strong burns brilliantly within the ethers waiting for those to carry it once more into the physical plane. In 1992 it was rekindled by the Brigidine Sisters, the sacred flame of Brighid tended once more shining in the Church of the Oak, the town of Kildare in Ireland.

Andrew singing on bridge“Brighid is as her name suggests, the one who bridges it.”

I have sat with Sister Mary Minehan on several occasions whilst on pilgrimage in Kildare and have lit candles from the Brighid flame. I am excited to share that the Sisters are moving to the new Solas Bhride Centre. They have been visioning and manifesting this for several years. It is an auspicious moment. The flame of Brighid will be giving more space to breathe. Her flame is expanding!

On my travels to Canada I will carry one of these candles…



Home Practice

Journey to Brighid’s flame. How are you being invited to dream spring awake? What seeds of life wish to be planted and nourished in your garden?


Affinity Program: Share & Earn CCSS Credits

We are very excited to launch our CCSS Affinity Program! This is a program designed to help people collect program credits to be used towards their future attendance of any of our scheduled programs, retreats or special events.

As a social enterprise, we are committed to our collective dream of restoring balance within ourselves and all our relations. Through this Affinity Program, we are able to expand and extend the opportunity for the larger public to take part in shamanic program and retreat experiences. These experiences help us come home to Mother Earth, as we nourish our connections to Spirit, and co-create healing communities. With every CCSS engagement, we nourish our investment in building a sustainable future that is socially, economically, and environmentally harmonious.

To learn more about how to begin collecting CCSS credits as an Affinity Member, please contact CCSS coordinator Gwenith Kikkawa: 888-383-8320 ext.4, [email protected]

Andrew SteedClick on image to listen to Brighid’s Song

Celtic Shamanism Retreat

Powering Up The Dragon Lines

Date: April 4-6, 2014

Imagine connecting with an intimate group of seekers who are excited about being immersed in nature, answering a spiritual calling to gather in a circle community to explore Celtic Shamanism.

“We’ll be gathering to make love to the land, to stand in sovereignty with the land rather than in dominion over it. To open our voices & our hearts, to walk away with a sense of wonder and magic, a connection to our inner child and the deep ancestral wisdom that runs through this earth.”
~ Andrew Steed


Two weeks left to register!
FOLLOW LINK TO REGISTER, or call 888-383-8320

Join Andrew and others called to connect and share about Celtic Shamanism

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Heart Flow of Shamanism Program

Spring: East

Date: April 11-13, 2014

Walk the path of your extraordinary life…

Program Theme: We embrace and gift the flow and renewal of Spring as we ground in nature with childlike joy and innocence.

Program includes:
* Shamanic healing tools
* Connecting with spirit guides
* Exploring gifts and purpose
* Co-creating ceremony
* Community building
* Creative expression
* Being in nature
* Teleconference mentoring
* Online learning community

▪ People of all experience levels welcome


TO REGISTER FOLLOW LINK or, call 888-383-8320
One week left to register with 10% discount!
▪ $595: use referral code earlybirdCCSS to save 10%

“I had such a great weekend at the Edge. I went not knowing what to expect and somewhat apprehensive about the things my “inner voice” was telling me. It turned out that my inner voice was Spirit calling me for healing, rebirth and inspiration. Through all of you providing opportunity and guidance to explore shamanism, I truly believe that my soul has been retrieved and wants to play!! How exciting is that!!! Your collective warmth and love made the Edge a very safe place to allow the Work to begin in me and I thank you from my Heart Flame for that!” ~ Brian Gillespie (CCSS Collective Circle Member)

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