HOSTING Vision Circles
The sole purpose of a Vision Circle is community connection. We can all be living in the same energy dynamic, but getting together to talk about it and work some magic surruounding it to build our life intengrity is the reason you join a circle.
So that means there should be lots of Vision Circles getting together right. The goal? To be host a Vision Circle of your!
There is a definite way you must organize the evenings events if you want the Circle to be a success. The main point you should keep in mind for Circle structure is that there are two different activities that take place during Circle Time. The socialization time and the group ritual time. Be sure you fit both in.
Ritual Group Activities
The activities are really the meat of a successful Vision Circle gathering. The main activity besides discussing life similiarities is obviously the evening’s group ritual. Additional activities that spice up the evening are having your guests come in totemic theme regalia. What do they feel like entering the evening? Self expressions of spiritual perspective is part of the expansive teaching.
An Example of a Vision Circle Format
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Opening prayer, calling of the sacred directions
Offering to the spirits of the land (tobacco or cornmeal - pinch offered by each person
Dance to heal (4 times around the circle / a processions of energies coming into flow)
Enter the Sacred Circle with Intent (dance ends, go to individual spaces)
Talking Circle to set the intention of the day, breathing it in (each person speaks who they are, and why they are here)
Prayer of receptivity said by all / Gratitude for what will come
Purpose and history of circle shared with participants / this is why the facilitator decided to host a circle, or for long standing circles, this plus a little history of past activities
Guided meditation / Guided visualization
Sharing the Journey’s Message Talking Circle
Personal Healing / reiki type energy sent around the circle for about 5 minutes
Drumming and Dancing (depending on the amount of time you’ve set aside for this circle, this can be a close out chant, or rounds of dance and fun - manifestation in motion.)
Closing the circle