Spirit Weavers Gathering is a five day celebration of cultures past and present, a remembering and practicing of basic human skills to ensure the survival of the body and the soul. Fermenting foods, weaving, dying fabrics, creating ceremony, sharing meals at night and dreams in the morning, the making of plant medicines- singing songs, together as a community- these were the common knowledge ways and part of the simple pleasures of a life lived in balance and harmony with nature. Let us gather together as Women and share our skills in remembrance of the beauty path and an honoring of our Ancestors.
2017 Spirit Weavers Gathering Film by Leslie Satterfield
Spirit Weavers feels, to me, like a vision of what is possible. To witness so many women come together as family, to truly love and honor one another, Spirit, and the Earth, to hold the divine feminine in our hearts with such reverence…it feels both like an act of remembrance and an act of ushering in a new way of being. Being together amidst the old growth trees, by the water, singing and learning and praying and dancing and re-wilding…being a part of this gathering each year has been one of the sweetest and most expansive experiences of my life. This medicine is potent, the beauty is deep, and the ripple effect is real. Spirit Weavers has opened my heart, and helped clarify the work that I feel called to do within myself, and in the world. My heart is singing just thinking about it. In love and gratitude,
When I first heard about this Gathering almost 4 years ago I had such a deep calling to attend that I made it a priority to go that Summer. I went alone without really knowing anyone there, which I am grateful for. I fell in love with every woman there and beyond. Despite having pretty high expectations, the actual experience surpassed them all and I had no idea to what degree my life would be touched by this event. Aside from all of the learning, sharing, creating, playing, dancing, praying, supporting, and celebrating that takes place over the course of those 5 glorious days, singing in unison with hundreds of women around a sacred fire in reverence is some of the most delicious medicine life has to offer and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s ancestral. It’s in our DNA-I’m sure of it. I will never miss a single one of these gatherings if I can help it. Every year it humbles me, fills my heart to the brim, and inspires me to do better in this world. It has enriched my experience as a woman in this life, and I truly feel blessed to be a part of it’s magic every year. The work that is being done at Spirit Weavers is real. It is beautiful, powerful, and important. It is transformative, healing, and it is so needed right now (the food is bomb too).
I went into the Gathering with an open heart and no expectations. I was completely broken open and filled with love. I faced many fears in order to answer the call and attend the Gathering. Something ancient within me knew I had to be there. And, once there I found what my soul was longing for :home. Home with my sisters. Home in my body. Home on Mother earth. The effects of the gathering continue to ripple through my life. Since finding my Home and my culture, I’ve been able to go even deeper with my healing, my embodiment and my truest expression. I felt safe for the first time in my life Safe to be me. Safe to be seen. These words are just skimming the surface of what I find so difficult to articulate.
I went to the Spirit Weavers gathering for the first time last year with my baby girl, and I was forever shifted, softened, and activated. Welcomed and held by the sentient land and all of the sisters, transformed by the healing frequency created by our collective intention, and protected by the sacred fire at the center of our co~created village. If you are hearing the whisper, come heed the call, you are most welcome.
The most incredible days of my life, to be truthful. This Gathering spoke to me the moment I learned of its existence. The spaciousness that we women gathered to hold for each other was as vast as the landscape itSelf. My grandfather, who died traumatically and I'd never been able to process, made his presence known as we sat for the Opening Fire Ceremony, just before Baelyn began singing "...Grandfather we're calling on you, need your guidance now."... At that moment, my heart swelled and tears that had been welling inside me for 7 years began to flow, and I knew... This is going to be the most intense healing experiences of my life. And it was. So many Sisters offering their unique gifts, ancient practices and perspective in a vast array of immersions, workshops, and ritual, the hearty and grounding meals... As with anything, the experience is what you make it. Whether coming to dive deep in the woo, or are more called to botany and sandal-making; liberating sexuality, song or embodying feminine energy... there is something here for anyone who craves authentic connection to Self and others. So much gratitude to Mea and all involved in birthing this transformative creation. I am home here with these women, and can't wait to return in the years to come to experience and offer my gifts as well!
Spirit Weavers is the kind of work that is truly important in the world. There is so much integrity, kindness, acceptance, and safety within the SW Container. Each gathering I have felt seen for exactly who I am, supported in my uniqueness, and celebrated as a queer woman of color. The organizers of Spirit Weavers go above and beyond to offer healing around topics such as Social Justice, Ecological practices and actually walk the walk when it comes to being committed to such important causes. I return year after year because this gathering has healed me and forever changed my soul. It is a time and place for me to rest and renew. The new land is absolutely stunning and I can't wait to swim in that river again! Thank you Spirit Weavers! You are a gift to and through these times.
Spirit Weavers is pure Grace, Magic, and Love. I can't find words adequate to describe the depth of SW's celebration of beauty, connection, and Feminine essence. The wide spectrum of classes offered by talented empowered women was infinitely inspiring to me. SW truly restored my Heart, and I carry these magic love / hope seeds with great reverence, sowing these prayers in my garden, my home, my tribe and community, forest and watershed.
My life was forever changed after first attending Spirit Weavers Gathering, which has since become an annual and invaluable tradition for me-- a time that is reserved for true communion in myriad forms. I mustered up the courage to attend completely alone three years ago, and found not only a very special sisterhood, but a whole new world of which I could have previously only dreamt (being a life-long city dweller and all) appeared before my eyes, and now I was a part of it. This gathering has nourished me body and soul, ignited my passions, opened wonderful new doors, and enhanced my connection-- both to self and 'other.' I have the deepest respect for the organizers of Spirit Weavers and have been time and again humbled by the level of authenticity that permeates this labor of LOVE. In my experiences at the gathering, which have ranged from helping out at the keiki camp to bringing my own mother and sister this year, I truly feel that SWG is the most widely-encompassing 'embrace of the feminine heart' that I have come across... and during these wild times, it's crucial that we both embrace and empower our beautiful feminine hearts.
My time spent on this glorious land, with a community of enlightened, powerful, healing, intelligent, artistic, and creative feminine energy was a transforming adventure that I hope to return to each and every year. It was thoughtful and well organized. It embodied Sisterhood and embraced the wholeness of Goddess Alchemy. And the food, music and beauty of the entire experience was off the hook!
Spirit Weavers was a leap of faith that both scared and excited me from the moment I found out it existed. I knew that I needed to reconnect to the divine feminine, and to heal from many years of trauma. This gathering reconnected me to art, nature and introduced me to self care that I never knew existed. Year two for me changed the entire course of my life, as I finally had the courage to leave a career that was no longer serving me well, and to have faith that I could truly have a happy, healthy and prosperous life. And I am doing just that. The support from the women I met, the inspiration of being in the presence of so many amazing people, it all changed me forever. I will return every year I can, and I am forever grateful that a gathering like this exists.
Spirit Weavers is a world created by dreamers for dreamers. It is a very intimate and heart opening gathering. When I decided to attend Spirit Weavers for the first time, I was excited, nervous and a bit intimidated. I traveled alone, not knowing anyone at the gathering, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I ended up discovering the most profound mirror of myself. I could see me, in every expression of woman that I experienced. I could feel my heart truly opening when I allowed myself to surrender to the magic and power of Spirit Weavers. This gathering is now a foundational stone in my life and a platform for me to express my most creative and unexplored self. I feel deeply supported and nourished in the container of this gathering. I am incredibly grateful for the community of women who are called to Spirit Weavers. I have attended two gatherings now, and the growth I have experienced is priceless.
I have travelled from Australia for three Spiritweavers gatherings now. Each year it is a huge journey physically and spiritually, and each time when its over I know I will be back the following year. The gatherings have been pivotal in my growth and evolution. The integrity and groundedness with which the gatherings are run creates a safe space for rapid growth, healing and gentle integration. I have met women here that have become sisters of my heart. I now have an international web of women that inspire me and support me. This gathering calls to women I connect with deeply and love immediately! I found something at this gathering that I have never found at other women's gatherings.. it is a combination of equal ground, non hierarchical sharing, self responsibility, humble and magical offerings, freedom and acceptance of creative expression in all it’s forms, respect for all women and a deep loving well of beauty that flows through it all.
Spirit Weavers was quite possibly the best thing that happened to me this year. Immediately palpable was a deep, authentic sense of a tribe that needed no explanation. It was neither forced nor timid, but rather I experienced it as a harmonious integration of empowered individuals and their unique beauty with a collective wisdom at once capable of listening, respecting, and honoring the whole, the community, the network: the loom and its threads. Spending deep time with these sisters in a sacred space, I was not only inspired by them, but inspired by them to inspire myself. I was touched by the lack of any kind of performance, not in the teachers nor in the Gathering itself. In its essential energy was a true sense of abundance, empowerment and also vulnerability and humility. At Spirit Weavers I witnessed the truth that we don't have to have all of the answers in order to bravely take steps toward our higher vision of ourselves and of the world. I witnessed the power of what happens when Spirit calls and some incredible women answer that call. I plan to continue being a part of this co-creation because it is a vibration I wish to attune to in my daily life the whole year round. A deep bow of gratitude.
Spirit Weavers was a turning point in my life. I arrived at the gathering by myself, with my heart open wide and no expectations. I left it with my life full of new dear friends, a heart overflowing with love and the feeling I have gone through one of the most healing, beautiful and transformative experiences in my body and soul. An even stronger connection to the Earth and the undeniable fact that when women come together it's natural to form a bond of sisterhood and not of competition: we are cooperative sensitive beings, who are eager to listen just as much as we are to share and, together, we can help heal ourselves, our loved ones and our planet. The experience keeps unfolding and growing in my spirit.