02 Jan Nehalennia Altar Circle
Nehalennia is a goddess native to my birthplace and one of the few Dutch goddesses that has survived through the ages, She is the Goddess of the Shore, where the river Schelde and the North Sea meet each other, where land and water meet each other.
The knowledge about her existence, and of her wisdom, has resurfaced in the last decades.
When formerly powerful deities are no longer honored and called upon, their essence does not disappear, but it goes into hiding, within the collective unconsciousness and folklore.
When worshipped and remember once again, they return to bring ancient soulmessages to the people in our day and age.
Nehalennia symbolizes transition and connection, between the water and the land, between river and sea, between salt water and sweet water, between life and death. Between the old and the new, guiding us to the next phase of our future. There where there is both and none, a pause, an in-between.
She communicates in whispers, like the soft pulling of the wind that always is present at the shores of the river and sea. Even in the biggest storm there is a center where you can listen to the quiet whispers.
With this energy you are invited to come and make your own sacred felted altar circle, where you will listen to what wants to whisper in your ear.
My felted art comes alive in MERAKI Intentional Creativity
Meraki means that you do something with passion and absolute devotion, with undivided attention and with all your creativity; a labour of love from the heart and soul. It signifies that you “put a part of yourself, your energy, into your work” The sacred felt creations that come into the world under this name are activated with this divine energy.
Marike van IJssel will be sharing Nehalennia altar circle