“The sacred tree, the sacred stone are not adored as stone or tree they are worshipped precisely because they are hierophanies, because they show something that is no longer stone or tree but sacred, the ganz andere or ‘wholly other.” ~ Mircea Eliade
Finding healing in the medicine bundle… so what is this anyway?
The medicine bundle is a collection of objects which symbolize a spiritual path or intention. Creating a bundle is a powerful tool for manifestation. Objects such as charms, beads, crystals, stones and herbs that represent the intention of the bundle keeper are gathered and called upon as medicine totems and teachers. Through this representation (hierophanies), the bundle keeper connects with its powers and keeps their intention in the forefront of their consciousness.
Medicine in this context refers to all that is mysteriously healing to the soul, that which has “powers” that we don’t quite understand but we know is there. In this sense, everything around us can hold medicine, if we are open to it.
Have I peeked your interest? If you’re in the Ottawa (Canada) area, I’ll be offering a workshop where we will be creating our own non-traditional medicine bundle. This is part of my Sacred Creative workshop series that helps us tap into our sacred core and connect deeper within ourselves in a fun and creative way.
Sacred creativity is a call onto one’s own personal creative powers. It’s connecting into our inner selves for the purpose of creating something sacred and highly personal. It’s creating for the sake of creating, keeping it fun and as an expression of healing and joy. It’s not perfect and always meant to be an enriching creative experience. Sacred Creativity is a path and journey bringing us back to ourselves.
Sacred Creative Workshop: Creating a Medicine Bundle
In this Sacred Creative workshop, I’ll be leading participants through a breathing exercise and meditation to journey and connect with their chosen intention. Afterwards with their intention firmly in mind, I’ll be teaching participants how to use symbolism and medicine totems to create a non-traditional medicine bundle so they may carry the physical representation of their intention. Participants will be invited to connect with their inner creative to personalize their bundle and invite that creative energy out to play. With the combination of grounding breath work and meditation, as well as fun creative crafting, this workshop will definitely provide participants with a new perspective on a sacred long standing tradition.
Come connect with your inner sacred creative, bringing yourself back to yourself.