June 25-27 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily and I continue to monitor it. I dont feel like we will have enough restrictions lifted in order to continue for this year.
Red Tent West Michigan cares deeply about the safety and well-being of their staff, volunteers and event attendees. We need to be confident that moving forward with plans for this and future events are in everyone's best interest, and we do not feel that moving forward is this year.
Thank you for your support through these difficult times.
Those who purchased a ticket for the 2020 gathering can either request a refund via email, or use their ticket for June 25-27 2021.
“When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds. When women are close to this nature, the fact of that relationship glows through them. This wild teacher, wild mother, wild mentor supports their inner and outer lives, no matter what.
“With her as ally, as leader, model, teacher, we see, not through two eyes, but through the eyes of intuition which is many-eyed. When we assert intuition, we are therefore like the starry night: we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.
“The wild woman carries the bundles for healing; she carries everything a woman needs to be and to know … As in all art, she resides in the guts, not in the head … She whispers from night dreams, she leaves behind on the terrain of a woman’s soul a coarse hair and muddy footprints … She is the voice which says, ‘This way, this way.” … She is from the future and from the beginning of time.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Here is a wild, juicy ride where we connect beyond the mind and the limited personality. Here we nourish each other through our bodies and hearts and celebrate the gifts we are by simply being alive as radiant, soft women. We gather to celebrate our strengths, beauty and gifts. We gather to pray and worship each other as divine incarnations and try to dare to love each other fully, all the way without holding anything back. We see each other deeply and clearly and filled with feminine juice. This type of women’s work, of feminine spiritual practices, through exploring practices that fill us up directly from source, we move into our own overflowing divine feminine nature, into the parts of us that are whole, fulfilled, assertive, divine, juicy and clear.
When a woman is in touch with her deepest inner knowing, when she can hear her “soul-voice,” she can feel a deep connection with the universe. She is then able to follow her intuition without doubting and second-guessing herself.
Too often in modern culture, our intuition is drowned out by to-do lists and schedules, money problems, and worries about what other people will think about us. The list of distractions goes on and on. The Wild Woman is able to let go of all of these small concerns in order to nourish what is most important for her soul: The pull of her heart toward what she really loves and what she is meant to do in the world.
We must each start within. We can begin by discovering and releasing what is wild within each of us, allowing it to open and blossom in our lives. Once we find the voice inside, the same voice that guided our indigenous ancestors to medicinal wisdom and spiritual knowledge, then we are in touch with the Sacred Feminine, the connection to birth, life, and death that guides each of us. When we allow this voice to become stronger, when we truly listen to it and acknowledge it, we will understand what our gift is and how to share it in the world.
In her book Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. writes of the feminine nature:
“It’s not by accident that the pristine wilderness of our planet disappears as the understanding of our own inner wild nature fades. It is not so difficult to comprehend why old forests and old women are viewed as not very important resources. It is not such a mystery.”
“Bone by bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back.
Below is a link to an application for Presenter, Healer, Vendor, and Performer.
If you are interested in sharing your gifts with us this year, please click on the appropriate box and fill out the application.
The Wild Woman page links below will be turned on and updated as we have our presenters etc. for the year.