Opening Day εїз Wings to Fly

What will
our children do in the morning?
Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play,
the way wings
should?

What will our children do in the morning
if they do not see us
fly?

~ Rumi

July 9th 2015

Hello Mother, hello Daughter,

The day began courtesy of woodland magic: I was awakened by the sound of wings flying near and above my bed… a grand and gentle start to the day. I didn’t see fluttering bird, but I said good morning and wondered if there could be a more magical way to awaken naturally? I lay in bed listening to the cascading stream beside our shelter–Narnia–which had only recently been built. Smelling of wood and earth (new Narnia smell) I felt safe, although the woods and nature were a hand stroke away.

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I got up as we had much to do before our Mighty Creative Adventurers’ arrival.

I walked barefoot across the earth towards the Lodge where a hot kettle and tea awaited.

The grass feels different here, i thought. Older. Moist with mountain dew. Sweeter. Perhaps more sacred, if that is possible.

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Wendy, my daughters and I began our loving bustle, putting the gift bags together, taking turns smelling and using the lovely gifts from our generous contributors, planning how the bags would unite with the girls and moms. It was a delight to play in this creative way with Wendy, to see our loving intentions and planning blossom from our imaginations and ideas and take new form as the beginning of the physical Adventure. We decided to leave the Mama journals out for them to choose. (Thank you so much to Ecojot for these beautiful gifts for our moms and girls!)mca tree 2015 ecojot

Throughout the day I walked around in trancey joy. It all was coming into BEing now. Our new friends–moms and girls–were on their way via planes and cars–intended and destined–heeding the magical call of the mountains. Each Mom and every Girl arrived safely and joyfully, some travelling more than 10 hours by car.

We had our opening circle: 17 smiling faces and open hearts ready to adventure, create, learn and share — together.

We grounded our gathering by sharing a meal tenderly made by our entire group, taking turns stirring in our thoughts and intentions for the days to come, with our blessing spoon.

Food is love that becomes us.

In the evening we gathered in the dark. Using air-dry clay, Moms secretively made tiny clay totem owls to perch in the heart of the luminatriums their daughters were making. We talked, laughed and listened, as we used our hands in loving intention for our daughters.

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We offered our owl creations to our daughters.

We were ready for fireside story and s’more celebration but we were in need of a fire. My daughter Abbey, carefully crafted a fire for our group, under near complete darkness, but for the light of the lanterns the girls had just made. I was in awe of her strength and disposition–her humility and simultaneous conscious way of working–as she followed her instincts on what best to add or not, making a healthy glowing fire to feed our adventurers and light our night.

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Full of chocolate and sense of loving community, we headed to bed feeling grateful for new friendships… anticipating more woodland days and nights to come.

love & creatiful blessings,

❤ becky

(some pictures shared courtesy of Emma and Abbey, my daughters)

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The Preparations :: Gift Totes

You’ve been so kind and generous
I don’t know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I’m in debt to you
For your selflessness, my admiration
And for everything you’ve done – Natalie Merchant

July 9, 2015

We arose early to the sound of the river that runs beside Narnia.  Becky, her daughters and I excitedly prepared for the arrival of our guests.  We packed the tote bags full of goodies from our gift sponsors.  We are so grateful for the generosity of our sponsors.  It is a joy to introduce to our guests an array of consciously made products created by real people.  Each one of our sponsors is a testament to creativity, artistic vision, beautiful craftsmanship and manifesting a dream.  We teach our children that we all have unique gifts to share with the word, that we have a purpose and our own path to follow.  We believe that our sponsors are a good example of what is possible when one masters their craft and turns their dream into a reality.  That said, it is a privilege to introduce you to the generous souls that have touched our lives and filled our hearts (and totes) with joy and gratitude.  We are certain they will inspire you….

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Demeter Fragrance Library is a family owned company that creates layered scents which evoke memories of time and place.  Demeter uses ingredients derived from natural or renewable resources, no artificial colors, binders, emulsifiers, or phthalates.

We chose the scent “firefly” because it’s summertime after all, and because the sanctuary is literally aglow with these tiny luminous wonders.

In Greek mythology, Demeter is the goddess of the earth, and associated with the seasons.  Her daughter was Persephone, the goddess of Spring and rebirth.

Mighty Creative would like to thank Demeter Fragrance Library for their generosity and support!!!

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Persephenie is a body care line that uses fresh ingredients meticulously crafted in small batches by the hands of the beautiful and brilliant Persephenie Schnyder.

Thank you, Persephenie, for your generosity and support!!!!

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Ecojot is a brother-sister team found by Mark and Carolyn Gavin in 2007.  Ecojot creates eco-friendly stationery, paper goods and custom products that feature whimsical and inspirational designs.

Thank you, Ecojot, for your generosity and support!!

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 Little Moon Essentials is known for their 100% natural Earth-honoring products and life-altering remedies.

Thank you, Little Moon Essentials, for your generosity and support!

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 Style Me Up is a fashion forward line for creative tweens who thrive on Do-it-Yourself fashion projects, and self expression.

Thank you, Style Me Up, for your generosity and support!!!

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LUSH makes bath and body products from organic fruits and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.  Lush sources their ingredients only from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals.  Their products are fresh and handmade, using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients.

Thank you, LUSH, for your generosity and support!!!

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Peelu makes a natural chewing gum created from the fibers of the peelu tree, used for centuries in Asia and the Middle East for cleansing and whitening teeth.

Thank you, Peelu, for your generosity and support!!!

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FIG+YARROW is an artisan line of small-batch, handcrafted organic botanical health and vanity products created by Brandy Monique.  She has developed many unique formulations designed for physical radiance and overall vitality.  All ingredients are from roots, leaves, flowers, minerals and oils.

Thank you, Fig & Yarrow, for  your generosity and support!!!

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Captain Blankenship is the creation of Mirjana Blankenship.  Her products are made with love by Jana herself using only organic, wildcrafted or natural ingredients.

Thank you, Captain Blankenship, for  your generosity and support!!!

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Lucy Pearce is the author of four books and a publisher at Womancraft Publishing.  She is a vibrant artist of the lost feminine, red tent leader, creative mentor and teacher of transformational women’s workshops.  She is the mama of three young children.  She lives and work in Co. Cork, Ireland.

Thank you, Lucy, for your generosity and support!!!

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Vintage Bee Honey began as a beekeeping hobby in 1985 then launched into a brand by Laura and Van Tapp.  Their signature line of creamed honeys is all the buzz.

Thanks you, Vintage Bee, for your generosity and support!!!

 

 

 

Badger is a small, family-owned & family-friendly company nestled on the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire.  Badger company was born in the family kitchen of Kate and Bill.  Badger products are uniquely formulated blends of the finest organic ingredients available anywhere in the world.  The Badger company works hard to maintain a healthy community-minded business with ethical and charitable social principles.

Thank you, Badger, for your generosity and support!!!

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 Herbivore Botanicals was founded by Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow.  Their products are never tested on animals and always made from scratch.  Because everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, Herbivore uses only organic, high quality, and food-grade ingredients. 

 Thank you, Herbivore, for your generosity and support!!!

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