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ISTA CORE GATHERING
September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Welcome to the Core Gathering
This is a very special ISTA gathering of worldwide Faculty and Organizers for 2018. An opportunity for us all to journey deep into the heart & pulse of the desert.
PLEASE SEE THE “PINNED POST” in DISCUSSIONS titled
“Clarifying Boundaries to Participation”
A message from Governance
“We have been in a process of deep shamanic listening, dropping in with the earth, the field, the empty centre, what the organism is energetically calling in and listening carefully to the revealings.
ISTA is flourishing in the world, seeding in more and more countries. The piece that needs more anchoring is the womb, that grows, nourishes and matures the seed. The womb of community. We feel the collective field calling for more integration, connection, grounding and ongoing deepening of tribe. Gathering people who have been seeded into a new way of living, being and expressing, to love, play, birth and create together outside the weeklong trainings. Calling in what we need for the new shoots of tribal gatherings to grow and flourish. Grounding the temples and local communities in the day to day, here and now.
There is one ISTA tribe in the world that are already creating this. An established, alive, vibrant, self initiating, supportive, organically arising and growing sacred sexual community. A tribe that holds a natural generosity of heart and spirit. Some of the leaders in this community, have at their own expense, travelled to neighbouring countries, guided only by their heart to open and grow community in other locations that are calling out. In Brazil we went to the core of the earth to receive and give earth medicine. We opened to the energies of the plant kingdom, met and exchanged. Breathed in from the womb. It is now time to ground the womb more fully world wide.
And so, for this core gathering we go to the source to drink the medicine of community supported by the wide, open spaces of the desert. To be welcomed in the warm embrace of a community already living, loving, learning, celebrating, working through shadows and growing in strength together from the journey taken. A land that holds many years of history of tribes and religions rising and falling, a land that holds matriarchal and patriarchal secrets, light, dark, shadows and new emergings. A powerful land that in the heart of its stillness whispers to the depths of the soul”.
Wild love Gov