Pass the Rattle Circles
Pass the Rattle Circles are structured like 12-Step recovery meetings.
They were created for recovering women who honor the Goddess, have
difficulty with the male dominated, patriarchal focus in Recovery Programs,
and still have a need to come together on a regular basis to share experience,
strength and hope with like-minded sisters who are recovering from Patriarchy,
Codependency, Internalized Oppression, Family Dysfunctions; Alcoholism or
other addictions related to drugs, food, people, money, sex, fundamentalism;
or anyone else who suffers from compulsive disorders brought about by living
in an unbalanced culture estranged from Mother Nature & the divine within.
Pass the Rattle Circles are led by Clan Mothers in the Sacred Circle,
& are now held online or in sacred spaces using the following format:
* Purifying the Circle & Invoking the Elements
* Reading information about The Sacred Circle:
* Our 13 Traditions, or 13 Step Path of Recovery
* Picking a Oracle Card for added inspiration or focus
* Opening the Circle for sharing or discussion on a topic
* Reading about a Goddess of the Week with an affirmation
* Closing the Circle
Pass the Rattle Circles offer the following formats:
A women shares her own personal story of recovery & reclaiming...
what it was like, what happened, and what it's like now
that she's reclaiming Women's Spirituality in her recovery...
then opens the circle for individual sharing...
A speaker shares about a topic of interest to women's healing
then opens the Circle for discussion.
Each sister chooses an oracle card, then shares
about it's personal significance in her life...
or an oracle card is chosen for the whole group...
TRADITION, STEP or BOOK STUDY
A portion from one of our books is read aloud
with a group discussion to follow.
In PASS THE RATTLE CIRCLES: women share about their own
personal process of healing or recovery, and offer their personal
experience, strength, hope & wisdom to sisters in attendance.
The rattle is passed from one woman to another until closing time.
THERE IS NO-CROSS TALK IN PASS THE RATTLE CIRCLE!
The sister who holds the rattle has the floor and speaks
freely without interruption or feedback from anyone
When time is up, the Hostess will share about a Goddess
chosen for that week with an affirmation to follow.
Then, everyone stands, join hands
& closes circle with the following:
Grant us the Serenity to
Accept the things we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can,
& Wisdom to know the difference...
By the Air that is her breath.... Fire of her bright spirit...
Waters of her living womb.... Earth that is her body...
This Circle is now open but may it remain unbroken
And may the peace of the Goddess be forever in our hearts.
Merry Meet, Merry Part & Merry Meet Again...
All formats & procedures for effectively leading a Pass the Rattle Circle
are available to Circle Members or Clan Mothers from our main office.
To start a Pass the Rattle Circle, you must be a seasoned member.
If you are interested in attending
a Pass the Rattle Circle:
JoAnna in Carson City
Guidelines for Sharing
It is important that Pass the Rattle Circles
remain a safe & sacred place for each of us...
So always enter the Circle in perfect love & trust
& keep your sharing open, honest & non threatening...
We are not a Recovery Program or Therapy Group!
The Sacred Circle is a collective sisterhood of women
who are healing from the defeating ways of Patriarchy
and reclaiming the Divine Feminine in recovery.
We ask that you focus your sharing on your personal issues
as a recovering & reclaiming woman living in Patriarchy
& what you are doing to heal your life at this time.
It is also important to use "I" statements when sharing
your experience, strength & hope in Pass the Rattle
& highly inappropriate to finger-point or pass judgment
about others either inside or outside of the Circle.
Cross-Talk & Feedback is discouraged in Pass the Rattle.
We are not here to preach, offer advice, opinions or criticism,
but merely to share the wisdom of our own life experience
and listen without comment to what other sisters have to share.
In the Circle we take responsibility for our own dysfunctions
and share in a general way about what it was like...what happened...
& what it is like now that we are reclaiming the Goddess in our lives.
We share our own life experiences, feelings or recent challenges
and the ways we are enhancing our spiritual life at this time.
In this way...
the Circle stays safe, healthy and harmonious while we
focus on our primary purpose of recovering & reclaiming.
Pass the Rattle Circles
for Recovering & Reclaiming Women
Share your recovery, discovery & empowerment
with recovering sisters who honor the Divine Feminine!
ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME!
CARSON CITY, NEVADA
Every Thursday evening
6:00 - 8:30 pm
in Gaia's Moon Lodge
Call JoAnna at 775-882-1599
for questions or directions
Doors open at 5:30 pm
One Friday a month
6:30 - 9 pm
Call Donna at 775-223-03433
for questions or directions
Doors open at 6 pm
" If a woman isn't reclaiming
the Goddess in her Recovery...
She is NOT recovering! "
To Recovering & Reclaiming Sisters:
If you're interested in starting
a Pass the Rattle Circle
in your local community...
* You must be 18 years of age,
* and a seasoned member of
The Sacred Circle
We can then talk about the requirements
of having a Clan in The Sacred Circle
& what it takes to obtain & maintain
a Pass the Rattle Format Booklet
& support for your Circle on our website!
Pass the Rattle Circle's
ARE NOT AVAILABLE
at the present time!
of CARSON CITY
Offering a variety of 12 Step Meetings
THAT CATER TO VARIOUS ISSUES
WOMEN FACE IN RECOVERY
Each Group is Autonomous
The Serenity Seekers of Carson City are an eclectic tribe of
kindred spirits who share a common spiritual solution to all
addictions along with a radical passion for diversity in recovery.
We feel that each person's religious views, if any, are their own affair.
The simple purpose of 12 Step Programs is to show us what we can do
to enlist the aid of a Power greater than ourselves regardless
of what our individual conception of that Power may be,
therefore we respect all secular or spiritual views.
" Our common welfare comes first;
personal recovery depends upon our unity."
" As friends of Bill W... we live on the cutting edge of the 4th dimension to
experience the magic, miracles, freedom and extraordinary spiritual gifts
that come from living a life of recovery, unity and service to others."
~ The Serenity Seekers ~
OUR PUBLIC RELATIONS POLICY IS BASED
ON ATTRACTION RATHER THAN PROMOTION
FOR A LISTING OF MEETINGS GO TO:
The Serenity Seekers of Carson City on FACEBOOK
Meetings are held Monday - Saturday, Noon - 1:30 pm
|The Goddess is Alive -- Magic is Afoot!
PASS THE RATTLE CIRCLES - ONLINE!
The Sisterhood of the Sacred Circle
is now bringing Pass the Rattle Circle to you
in the comfort of your own home!
WHEN WOMEN HEAL... THE EARTH HEALS!
|JOIN US ON ZOOM
Every Thursday and Sunday
6 - 7:30 pm (pacific time)
TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR
PASS THE RATTLE CIRCLE ONLINE
Go to Zoom.us to open your free account...
Once Zoom is downloaded on your computer:
Open Zoom & click "JOIN A MEETING"
on top of the page
Then, enter our meeting number which is:
874 480 990
This will take you into the Circle.
Hope to see you soon!
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for PASS THE RATTLE CIRCLES ONLINE
To contribute to Pass the Rattle Circles Online...
Please press any of the donate buttons below.
The Sacred Circle is a self-supporting Sisterhood, so please contribute any amount
you wish with your credit card or pay pal account. Your contributions will help with
our recurring costs of bringing Pass the Rattle Circles and Fertile Ground publications
into the homes of Recovering & Reclaiming women throughout the world.
Thank You .... JoAnna
Founding Mother of The Sacred Circle