PASS THE RATTLE CIRCLES

Reclaiming the Divine Feminine in Recovery

Pass the Rattle Circles are structured in a similar way to 12 Step Recovery Meetings.  They were originally created for women who honor the Goddess and have difficulty with the male-dominated, Judeo-Christian focus in 12-Step Meetings but still have a need to come together on a regular basis to share their experience, strength and hope with like-minded sisters who
are recovering from Patriarchy... soul-fragmentation; Codependency, Internalized Oppression, Family Dysfunction; Compulsive Overeating; Alcoholism or any other addiction relating to drugs, food, people, money,
sex, religious undamentalism and other illusions of the mind  that keep
us separated from our oneness with the Earth, Spirit and each other.

Pass the Rattle Circles are led by Clan Mothers 
in the Sacred Circle and
are usually held in homes 
or sacred spaces using the following format:

* Purifying the Circle & Invoking the Elements
* Reading information about The Sacred Circle:
* Our 13 Traditions or 13 Step Path of Recovery
* Picking a Oracle Card for added inspiration or focus
* Opening the Circle for sharing or discussion on a topic
* Reading about a Goddess of the Week with an affirmation
* Closing the Circle

Pass the Rattle Circles offer the following formats:
STORYTELLING FORMAT
A women shares her own personal story of recovery & reclaiming...
what it was like, what happened, and what it's like now
that she's reclaiming Women's Spirituality in her recovery...
then opens the circle for individual sharing...

TOPIC DISCUSSION
A speaker shares for about 10 minutes
about a topic of interest relating to her healing...
then opens the Circle for discussion.

DIVINATION FORMAT
Each sister chooses an oracle card, then shares
about it's personal significance in her life

TRADITION, STEP or BOOK STUDY
A portion from one of our books is read aloud
with a group discussion to follow.

In PASS THE RATTLE CIRCLES: women honor their process
 of recovery & reclaiming by sharing their personal experience,
strength, hope & wisdom with sisters in attendance. The rattle is
then 
passed from one woman to another until closing time.

There is no cross-talk in Pass the Rattle Circle.
The sister who holds the rattle has the floor and speaks
freely without interruption or feedback from anyone
When time is up, the Hostess will share about the 
Goddess of the Week with an affirmation to follow.

Then, everyone stands, join hands & closes circle with the following:

Goddess.... Grant us the Serenity to
Accept the things we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can,
& Wisdom to know the difference...

By the Air that is our breath.... Fire of our bright spirit..
Waters of our living womb &  Earth that is our body...
This Circle is now open ... Blessed Be

All formats & procedures for effectively leading a Pass the Rattle Circle 
is available to Circle Members or Clan Mothers from our main office. 
To start a Pass the Rattle Circle in your local area, you must be
a seasoned member of The Sacred Circle.
 


Women's 

PASS THE RATTLE CIRCLES 

ARE NOW BEING HELD ONLINE!

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Every Sunday Evening

6 - 7:30 pm  (Pacific Time)

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If you're a Recovering & Reclaiming woman 
and would like to join us online:

Go to http://Zoom.us and open a free account

Once Zoom is downloaded onto your computer:

Open your Zoom Page and click
"Join a Meeting" at the top of your page
and insert THE SACRED CIRCLE Meeting Number
which is:

874 480 990

* You can also click this link for direct
access into our meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/874480990


Love & blessings.... JoAnna



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to Pass the Rattle Circles Online...

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Our 10th Tradition in The Sacred Circle reminds us:
that we take responsibility for paying our own way
& are self supporting through our own contributions.

Your contributions will help The Sacred Circle
 with the recurring 
costs of bringing online
Pass the Rattle Circles & Fertile Ground Publications
 into the homes of Recovering & Reclaiming women 
all over the country and throughout the world.

PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN
&
THANK YOU!

In love & service.... JoAnna
Founding Mother of The Sacred Circle