Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring Newsletter

Hello Friends,

This Spring is dazzling us with luscious weather and prolific growth and bounty from the plant nation. The peonies in my garden are simply divine, some silky white with tinges of pink in the heart of the saucer sized blooms and others a magenta that shimmers in the sun. Their aroma fills the room. Deep purple salvia spikes, lavender with the little flags on top, irises a plenty, pink and red roses, and honeysuckle with cascades of orange and pink blooms adorn the yard . The clematis is reaching for the heavens but has not yet birthed its purple star flowers. Aaahh… the season of greens of all shades and depths from that early lime green of new growth to the rich greens of shiny foliage. The spring rains bathe the landscape and nourish us all. Our color palette is full and the senses enlivening. The birds are singing their waking up songs with glee!

Today my son gifted me a day of work, building a garden fence so we can grow food and keep the deer at bay. It is a perfect day! In this community alone there are many people needing prayers, healing and support of all kinds so kneeling on this mother earth I am offering up prayers for the people near and far facing challenges at this time. May you feel our love and support.

A friend shared a book with me this week called “Earthing” which scientifically proves what Native Americans have said for so long. We need to stand barefoot on the earth everyday to ground our energy and connect the circuit between sky and earth energies to get back in balance. Check it out!

As we prepare for this summer’s Vision Quest which will be July 11-16 at Big Butte, we are raising funds to support this beautiful ceremony as these questers prepare to go up on the mountain to seek their vision. We are having a yard sale on Saturday May 28 in Durham (see below). If you have items to donate for sale or can stop by we would so appreciate it. Call Miriam in Chapel Hill 919 304-5754 or Amy in Durham 919 597-8740 to donate your treasures to the next family or friend in the great circle.

AND there has been a request for a FIREWALK so it is happening Friday June 3rd, see the details below. Our Elder Rich Myers will be visiting and sharing this ceremony with us. Please let Miriam know if you are called to attend.

In gratitude for all life,

Drumsong Sanctuary for the Soul


Sunday June 19th 6:30-9:30ish Summer Solstice
Friday September 23 6:30-9:30ish Fall Equinox
Saturday October 8 5:30-8:30ish Yom Kippur (Day of At-One-Ment)
Sunday December 18 4:00-7:30 Winter Solstice

Join us for a Fire Ceremony to release what no longer serves you. You will have the opportunity to shed beliefs, feelings, thoughts, relationships or anything else that is hampering your ability to be fully and completely who you are by offering them to the fire. We will witness each other as we make new agreements with ourselves and dream our lives into being. We will feed the holies and ask their assistance in recreating ourselves, our thoughts and our lives as we wish them to be. The choice is always ours!

Bi-Weekly Shamanic Teaching Circle at Drumsong
Every Other Thursday 7:15 pm -9:30 pm

2011 Dates: May 5, 19, June 2, 16, 23, July 7, 21, Aug 4, 18, Sep 1, 15, 29
Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, Dec 1, 15, 29

Explore the world of your dreams and partner with your spirit helpers to trek deep within and become a spiritual warrior on the path of peace. Each week’s skills will build upon the next, stalking our inner obstacles and finding our power through impeccable action. We will journey with the sacred drum each week. Learn to get out of your own way and bring spirit through serving as a hollow bone in all your endeavors. When we work with the guides and helpers that are available to us, invite our medicine ancestors and honor the old ways and our elders, the doors of spirit healing open to us. Come be a part of the magic as we offer shamanic healing ways to the community near and far.

Please call Miriam if you wish to attend or learn more about this circle.
A contribution of $20- $25 per circle is suggested. May spirit always be your guide.

Vision Quest 2011 Fundraising

Saturday May 28, 2011 7:30 am to 1pm.
2401 Glendale Ave. Durham, NC 27704
Miriam 304-5754 or Amy 597-8740 to donate items

with Rich Myers
at Drumsong Sanctuary for the Soul

If you have never experienced a Firewalk , here is an opportunity for you to come and have one of life’s most memorable experiences. Walk for yourself, for spirit, for joy, for life, for healing. Walk in celebration.
The evening with the fire allows us to merge with the fire…fueling our passion and enthusiasm for what we desire to create in our lives. Walking the coals is not required to benefit from this expansive experience and align deeply with our own fire.

Friday June 3 from 6:00 pm till …..
Arrive at 6:00 pm to learn about and prepare for the ceremony,
Wear clothes to be comfortable outdoors rain or shine
Cost: $50.00 (couples $75.00) (Students $30.00)
(Repeaters 40.00) (a few work scholarships are available)

Bring food to share afterwards (optional)
Limited to 25 participants, Call for more info or mail registration to:
Miriam Lieberman at or 919/304-5754
1920 Western Trail Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(directions given at time of registration)

Firewalking is an ancient ritual that teaches people to reach beyond their limiting beliefs. In so doing we bring greater balance and beauty into our lives and spark our ability to co-create our personal dream. Many people say this evening program is the most transformational experience of their life. Whether you walk on the coals or not, you will feel empowered and inspired!

The intent is to align with the elemental energies of the fire and ignite the fire within each of us. Being with the fire allows us to step through our fears and become the people we are meant to be. The evening with the fire allows us to merge with our own spirit ...fueling our passion and enthusiasm for what we desire to create for our lives.
This intent is made possible by spending the evening working with the fire and, if we choose to, walking over the coals. However it is not required to walk in order to align with this element. The decision to walk the coals is between you and spirit, and an amazing experience, whether you walk the coals or stand by those who do.

Blessings and thanks for reading.