revered elders offering essential wisdom and healing for you and our world
Join with the 13 Grandmothers for a 7-module virtual circle for prayer, healing, wisdom and blessings to help us navigate the times ahead, connect with our souls, open our hearts and awaken a deeper connection with the web of life.
Your participation in this virtual gathering will also support the 13 Grandmothers in their upcoming travels, in which they promote peace and good relationships, engage in intercultural and inter-generational dialogue and support traditional knowledge of the homeland they are visiting.
Do you know, deep down, that you are to be part of the Shift on planet earth and that indigenous wisdom is a key part of this shift?
If so, you will want to join us for an unprecedented 7-module virtual circle that connects you in a powerful way with some of our world’s wisest elders. The Grandmothers – respected medicine women and shamans from the Americas, the Alaskan Tundra, Asia and Africa – are at the heart of a healing that is bridging ancient and modern worlds and weaving the human family together again. And now you can receive their wisdom from your home, in a way that feeds your soul, while also empowering our shared work of collective healing.
By entering into this virtual global circle with the 13 Grandmothers, you can:
- Receive greater guidance from your dreams and visions
- Pray more deeply and effectively, benefiting yourself, your family and the world
- Expand your capacity for compassion and forgiveness
- Heal and open your heart in a deeper way
- Enter into sacred ritual time and respect natural flows of energy, attention and time
- Discover how you can be a channel for healing in your own community
- Connect profoundly to Mother Earth wisdom, through ritual and ceremony
- Renew your hope for our future and understand the unique role you play
- Connect with a global family people committed to this holistic way of life
When we heal ourselves, we also heal our ancestors, our grandmothers, our grandfathers, and our children.
When we heal ourselves, we also heal mother earth.”
Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein
Immerse Yourself in the Ancient Wisdom of the Grandmothers...
The larger Shift that is underway requires that we access ancient wisdom, powerful prayer lineages and healing practices to help us address the crises of our modern world – and bring greater harmony and sustainability to our communities, to our people and to our planet.
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers offers a remarkable chorus of insight, stories and guidance. They are the fulfillment of many prophecies and a remarkable example for our world. Together, they have created a worldwide alliance that shares a common vision, offering a source of great inspiration and healing, reminding us of deep spiritual truths and calling our attention to what is most important.
You now have the opportunity to learn directly from the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers in this virtual gathering that shares the teachings of our ancestors to light our way forward.
Receive Guidance for Your Role in Healing Mother Earth
Over these 7 sessions you will be immersed in the ancient wisdom that the 13 Grandmothers bring at this critical time. They will share their visions, dreams, sacred rituals and ceremony and give you keys for the most pivotal role you can play in healing Mother Earth, including all her inhabitants, children and the next seven generations to come.
The Grandmothers are here to help us usher in a new era that calls for unity, reconciliation and compassion. Their engaged activism on pressing social and environmental concerns as well as their ancestral connection with the Earth will help guide our way.
is the 18 inches from our mind to our heart."
Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim
In 2004, I prayed for a vision that my highest service would be offered in the years ahead. What I received was something I could not have imagined: Spirit told me that I would be entrusted to bring together some of "her most precious jewels" into a single basket.
Those jewels are the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers – a council of elders from around the world that came together with great beauty and remarkable synchronicities. Through connecting with these elders, I discovered that this Council had been the subject of many ancient prophecies, all of which agree that they are to play a prominent role in global healing at this time.
For the last years, we have traveled to each others’ homelands for collective rituals that are committed to healing work, as well as to visit with leaders such as the Dalai Lama. Everywhere we have gone, profound, magical, amazing transformations have happened.
I have become clear that this circle is divinely guided, that the lineages they offer are a key for collective transformation and that they are giving us a profound medicine for our times. That’s why I have committed my entire life to advancing their work.
When we did our first virtual Grandmothers Solstice call with The Shift Network, 20,000 people responded from around the world – a remarkable outpouring of love, prayer and blessing. Now, we are working to bring more of their wisdom to people who cannot travel to a live circle and who want to go deeper than a book or DVD.
That’s why all the Grandmothers are excited by this virtual gathering, which offers them a way to share their wisdom and support our collective work, so that together we can all contribute to the healing and growth for our planet.
I cannot promise you exactly what you will learn or what they will teach. So often, their guidance is immediate, spontaneous, and in the moment. So the "curriculum" will be looser than you might expect for a virtual offering.
But what I’ve seen is that the spontaneous healings that come from entering into a space of reverence and prayer together are life-changing and well worth it.
I thus invite you join us in this virtual circle where we will share wisdom and deepen our journey together. Mother Earth is crying out for healing and together we can create some powerful openings for a renewed world.
I hope you can join us!
Ambassador of The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
While the Grandmothers have every intention of teaching on the subjects below, it is also part of their way to follow the guidance of Spirit and to respond to the needs of the moment. So as participants offer their prayers, insights and questions during each session, the subjects may shift. Our goal is to provide a powerful healing, learning and awakening container in which you can engage the Grandmothers and trust that Spirit will do the rest.
Module 1: Prophecies Revealed: The Mission of the Council
Featuring: Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance and Ambassador Jyoti
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmother was set in motion by common visions and prophecies seeded decades ago in many people around the world. Some of those visions were held by members of the Center for Sacred Studies (CSS) who convened the Grandmothers in 2004. Some of the prophecies were held for generations by the Grandmothers’ peoples.
In this opening session, Ambassador Jyoti, CSS Spiritual Director and visionary joins Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance in sharing the prophetic spiritual messages that gave birth to this global movement and share what is at the core of their work. You’ll learn how these elders see our current times and how we can answer the larger call for us to transform our relationship with each other and the earth.
"We are here to let the beauty, love and joy continue so when you walk through this journey, the earth is the better for it. We can give back love, generosity and forgiveness when we ’see’ rightly. Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is our gift! What part will you play today?!"
Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim
Module 2: Awakening: Visions, Dreams and Messages from the Spirits
Featuring: Grandmother Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance and Grandmother Julieta Casimiro
Part of the magic of the Grandmothers comes from their ability to follow guidance from the spirit world. In this session, you’ll hear not only their deepest guidance, but how they have learned to access, awaken and follow that guidance and apply it to their lives. This act of surrendering to a larger Spirit is central for the spiritual path and for being able to receive true wisdom for our lives.
“I converse with the wind. Everything is air. I call the wind as God. They sit with us and they sit on my tongue and they speak through me.”
Grandmother Aama Bombo, Nepal
Module 3: Reciprocity – Reviving Traditional Ceremony
Featuring: Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance and Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim
The Grandmothers come from lines of prayer and ceremony that restore and renew our relationship to Creation and to one another. This session will focus on truly living ceremony as a powerful way to heal relationships, create bonds of mutual trust, and access great energies that are not available on our own. From ceremony, we learn about the importance of mutuality and reciprocity.
“The Sundance is very sacred to our Oglala Lakota peoples. As you support the ceremony in a respectful way, something good will come to you and your people as well.”
Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance
Module 4: Relationships: Walking in the Path of our Ancestors
Featuring: Grandmother Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance and Grandmother Margaret Behan
The Grandmothers follow in the footsteps of their ancestors, and bring that wisdom to share with all of us. Indigenous traditions revere ancestors and you’ll understand from this session how to create a deeper relationship with your physical and cultural lineages. This gives a sense of place, of rooting, and grounding, as well as cultivates a state of deeper gratitude for life itself.
“Our people know that the land and the language are one. If we lose one or the other we are no longer who we say we are.”
Grandmother Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance
Module 5: Responsibility: Sowing Seeds of Peace in Our Communities & Water as a Human Right
Featuring: Grandmother Mona Polacca and Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire
One of the key teachings of The Grandmothers is to take responsibility for peace in our communities and peace in our hearts. Part of this is developing a deeper relationship with the natural elements around us. By entering into this reverential relationship, we begin to know water, for instance, as the source and the mother of life. Water has ears.
Listen as the Grandmothers share about their relation to this primary element. Learn to connect more profoundly with the water inside of you and around you, which leads to a real shift in how you move through life.
“My elders said, ‘Know where your water comes from. Know your fire. Know where you are going to find your food.’”
Grandmother Mona Polacca
Module 6: Respect – Cultivating Compassion and Loving Kindness
Featuring: Grandmother Tsering Dolma Gyaltong and Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein
Compassion is one of the greatest spiritual gifts that we can nurture in ourselves. In this session, you will learn how you can access the deep forgiveness and compassion that guides the Grandmothers, and how you can bring these tremendous healing powers into your own life.
“Every morning I get up and I pray for all sentient beings...humans, animals, even birds – they all need happiness.”
Grandmother Tsering Dolma Gyaltong
Module 7: Celebration and Healing: Giving Life to the Prayer through Sacred Song
Featuring: Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire and Grandmother Julieta Casimiro
For all peoples, throughout all times, sacred songs have given voice to the deepest connections with source. Songs open hearts and heal bodies; they call on spirits and banish negativity. Grandmothers Maria Alice Campos Freire and Julieta Casimiro use sacred song and chants in their healing ceremonies. They will share their songs and the wisdom of this sacred medicine of sound.
“Everyone lightens. Each one of us is moving and vibrating as we become one as the light beings we are. All of us have been called. All of us feel the change and know the urgency of becoming One.”
BONUS SESSION: Awakening Our Memory of the Four Planetary Elements – Fire, Water, Earth and Air
Featuring: Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire
The four planetary elements – fire, water, earth and air – are the main foundations of our life. All the original peoples of the world have preserved similar knowledge about the elements, and this knowledge guides all their understanding about life: between balance and imbalance, sickness and health. Thus, these foundations are the heart of the ancient medicine system and their healing practices.
In this bonus session, Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire, a healer, educator and wisdom keeper, will introduce some of the wealth of knowledge she has gathered in a lifetime of connection with the plants and the enchanted beings of nature. As a caretaker of the patrimony of the Amazonian Traditional Medicine, her intention in this session is to help awaken your memory. With this session, you can:
- Reawaken the memory of your ancient roots
- Connect with your Flow (Water), Light (Fire), Forgiveness (Earth) and Expression (Air)
- Learn some of the ways of the original peoples to balance your life
Grandmother Mona Polacca
- Seven 90-minute class sessions with the Grandmothers, including Q&A on audio
- Unlimited access to recordings of all class sessions (listen online or download the mp3 file to your iPod or audio player)
- Exclusive Bonus Session with Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire
- Lifelong practices that can help you take the teachings of the Grandmothers and apply them to your life, transforming all your relations.
- PDF transcripts for each class session
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