“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently thorough the world and know it's beauty all the days of your life.”~ Apache Blessing
In this leading edge class, we unravel our way into clarity in our understanding and use of the Law. Embodying and living the Law is a full time occupation to become a mindful Co-Creator. We remember that embodying and living this Law, is a full time conscious and conscientious occupation.
CELEBRATING ALL RELIGIONS ON ONE ALTAR
REV. CHERAG ZAN BENHAM
On Zoom for
Rising tide International
My Next service is January 3, 2021
10:30 AM EDT
On Zoom!!! Password:RTI2020
What a Year! I celebrate loudly the end of 2020 and hold great hope and aspirations for 2021. Numerologically, it is a 5 year, meaning one that expresses personal freedom! Amen!!
It expresses openness, curiosity, change, wit, sensuality and adventure! Bring it on I say!
This service on Sunday is about the "letting go," in order to open space within, for newness, hopefulness or whatever it is you wish for yourself, as an expression of your life in 2021. Yahoo!
YOUR THE LETTING GO CEREMONY
During your meditation this week, make a list of that which you wish to release from 2020. It could be anything, from the anger you feel towards a friend or relative, to grief you have been carrying, to the lack of forgiveness of something, even Covid itself. Release these feelings of discomfort within you by jotting these down on a piece of paper like a grocery list. Then before Sunday's service on Jan. 3rd, burn these, bury these or flush these down the toilet with powerful intention of releasing and letting go, opening up to the Divine flow, which has been blocked by these past tense aggravations and "by-gones." You have wiped your "slate" clean! Now breathe! Whew!
THE WHITE STONE CEREMONY
On Monday the 28th in the afternoon, I will take the White Stones, in a bowl to the Peace Pole at Rising Tide International (RTI) in Sarasota. (The address is below.) These White Stones are quarried in the caves near Hebron on the Israel/Palestinian border. They carry with them powerful and ancient vibrational energies.
At your leisure, go to the RTI Peace Pole and fetch a stone for yourself. (If you are out of town, find a white
stone of your own, one that holds some resonance for you.)
Hold it, be with it, and think about the word you will inscribe on it.
This word will come to you during the Meditation on Zoom service on Jan.3. Hopefully it will be one you will hear with your inner voice or inner ear from your heart. It may represent a feeling, a quality, a thing, a name or intention, one which will guide their path daily through 2021. You will inscribe it on your stone.
"Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying. To everyone I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give a white stone, and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it."
This below is from last year's Newsletter. What I wrote has not changed even now after Covid and the election!:
"It is more about forgiving the past and creating building blocks for our future world. What do I mean by that? Forgiveness is essential for moving forward. It says, 'let bygones be bygones." We cannot have peace, climate change or well-being by always looking back and complaining about what has been done to us! Creating building blocks for the future says, "what would I have become in my future and what can I do to help that along? It is perhaps a lofty aspiration, but I tire from hearing peoples dialogues about all the bad things. I want to hear about what can become, what we can do, what we can create!"
I ask each of you now to dream, beyond our blinders and limitations, to imagine the steps needed to create the world you would like to live in.
A suggestion might be to commit yourself in 2021 to creating a mental imprint for the healthy, caring and respectful world for all people and the Earth Mother. How do we do that? It starts with each of us, imagining and envisioning.
Won't you join us on Sunday, January 3 on Zoom for this opportunity to celebrate the end and the new beginnings for our lives and our planet in 2021.
Happy Holiday and love and light to you all throughout this beautiful season.
Blessings ever abound,
On Zoom!!! Zoom Password: RTI2020
NEXT SHAMAN JOURNEY
January 30, 2021... on Zoom!
Calling on Journeyers to awaken and revitalize anew, the Shaman within you, in this first Journey of 2021. This is an excellent time to clear, clarify, release, observe and reflect on the opportunities for you in this coming year. You are being asked to flow with ease towards your highest goals and expectations, in order for you to reach potentials with joy and inner peace. We are asked to carry ourselves to this place, knowing that change is inevitable and all is well.
This journey takes place in the heart of winter. On the Native American Medicine Wheel, winter is represented by the North Gate, the element of the mineralized earth necessary for our survival. Here we honor all gifts from the Earth Mother. It is also midnight or twilight on the Wheel, a time to envision, imagine and dream into being our desired outcomes! Here, Buffalo teaches us resilience and Wolf, loyalty. It is a time for clarification and purification to make way for the new. This is known as the time of the in-between, after the end of the harvest,(our reaping) and before the beginnings, the planting season of Spring, (our sowing.) Our goals are as seeds that are plucked when ripe, and re-seeded for new growth. We live on Earth, so adhering to her seasons, make our lives easier. We are now as the fetus growing in the womb.
ABOUT THIS SHAMAN JOURNEY
For those of you unfamiliar with this practice, a Shaman Journey Experience is a guided meditation enhanced by the heartbeat of the large mother drum. The Journey takes us down and out through dimensions of our imagination where reality and dream time interweave into a perfect tapestry based on each person’s own special rhythms, understandings, frequencies, and needs. Guides, allies, ancestors and totems await for us just beyond the veil, and rejoice in hearing our requests. They are always there to serve us and receive great pleasure from this. This is their job!
Through the reverberation of the drum, inner gateways of frequencies unfold with insights for healing and understanding, according to each person’s individuals need.
The Journey itself is approximately 30 to 40 min. The rest is preparation and processing.
The fee is $25, payable in advance by 6pm, Thursday before the journey. A confirmation email will be sent to each participant following this payment, and each will receive the Zoom Link along with instructions to help you create a sacred space for yourself, for an awesome journey!
To RSVP, contact Rev. Zan Benham, Butterfly Deerwoman call 941-586-9087.
Payments can be made thru Paypal on the Events Page on this site.or Zelle using using my email address.
You may also send cash or check to me at, 2839 Trinidad St, Sarasota, FL 34231.
I look forward to sharing sacred space with you in this very different dynamic.
Blessings always abound,
Rev. Zan Butterfly Deerwoman
To Be Determined
(Attunement Class & Certification)
REIKI is an ancient form of hands-on healing whose roots go back to Siddharta Buddha and the India-Nepal border in 620BC. Modern day REIKI was brought to the western world by Dr. Mikado Usui, in 1922.
The word REIKI is two Japanese words, REI which means "Divine Source or Higher Power" and KI which means "Life Force Energy."
Reiki is a spiritual journey of breath, sound, meditation and intent to help overcome the pragmatic "Ego Mind's" limitations. It can be a powerful path of initiation into this ancient, broad and expansive art form for healing.
The planet needs a many Reiki Masters as possible at this time in our evolution.
I had the wonderful opportunity to take Reiki I, II, and III classes with Rev. Zan earlier this year. They were awesome! Rev. Zan is a remarkable and inspirational teacher! Each class was filled with well-presented lessons, beautiful prayers, uplifting meditations and special Reiki sharing with classmates. Receiving each of the Reiki attunements from Rev. Zan was a very moving, sacred, ritual experience for me. I am very happy and proud to know Rev. Zan and be a part of her Reiki lineage.
In Peace, Love and Light, John Sorbo
Zan has made Reiki her life's healing work. Her passion and commitment to this eastern practice is without peer. Her Reiki Training sessions are filled with useful tools and experiential practices for the student to master. There are many Reiki Masters offering this training but from the course I took with her there are few that meet her dedication or the spiritual content that she imparts to students. Her classes last several months with each session giving the student time to practice what was taught. The final initiation is one of ritual, ceremony and a spiritual tone that imparts the wisdom and mastery of this ancient technique. Jo Mooy
Zan’s Reiki training was a wonderful experience and the attunement filled with palpable energy. Her knowledge of Reiki is extensive and her natural ability to share her healing gift is truly amazing. Ben Tucker