Healing With Andean Medicine
Rescuing the Soul, Healing the Sacred


Building Community Through Ceremony and Ritual

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:10 AM


Sitting by the Fire in Circle doing Ceremony and Ritual is not new, is an ancient process of consultation and communion, a place for tranquility, for slowing down, respectfully listening and expressing yourself without judgment. It's a place to change the conversation and a way of being together that taps into the emotions of the limbic brain to come into stillness, it allows you to come into right relationship with your life.


Being in Circle is a matter of remembering our original way of being in community. Because we feel supported, groups can inspire us to overcome fear, gain courage and get out of our comfort zones.


In a group environment, there is a great potential for our lives, to shift and expand. People feel connected when they are seen, heard and appreciated; there is a high capacity to immediately feel love and for their hearts to open.


An open heart means they can be in a receptive space and accept all kinds of wisdom from the group. Being seen, heard and appreciated is the intention of each gathering. In fact, it is a profound desire for that experience that drives Healing Gatherings.


The various gifts of Circle experience



  • Shared experiences
  • Self Discovery
  • Motivation for Change
  • Service to others -selflessness
  • Inspiration and encouragement
  • Information, wisdom and knowledge
  • Engaging Relationships
  • Stories
  • Healing due to a sense of belonging
  • Openness
  • Self awareness and understanding




You need to shine, even in your darkest day.


Everyone has a gift that is vital to the self and to the community. It is critical to honor where you are now even as you create who you are becoming, for this is your journey of self discovery.


Remember that, in ancient times, Circle Gathering was used for sacred rituals, decision-making, rites of passage, celebrations and healing.


“There is a deep longing among people in the West to connect with something bigger — with community and spirit.” - Sobonfu Somé.


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