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Hello all!

Here is a snip from my recent newsletter that went out, where I talk about what is present in my life through psychological & therapeutic frameworks, ancestral lineage healing and my process of craft/creativity. I also include what I am up to with my work and offerings. To join the mailing list, there is a link at the bottom of each page on my website. Thanks for your time and presence, comments very welcome!

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how to lead with more vulnerability in life. The stories and narratives around vulnerability are so interesting to explore. Ones that I’ve found or heard from others sound something like this: the environment needs to be perfectly trustworthy to show up, I am stronger without vulnerability, vulnerability makes me touch my shame or be in relationship with less desirable emotions, I can’t feel in control of how others will perceive me, and so forth and so on. Do any of these sound familiar to you? What is the narrative that is present for you when the doorway to vulnerability is opening? I think it’s safe to generalize that most of us have one or more stories relating to vulnerability that we’ve inherited from an early age from our families or environments, or both.

                 The irony in it all for me, is that when we do show up in a heart centered vulnerable way, it creates an opportunity to be really seen and held in all that we are. When we’re able to be in relationship with our difficulties, our shadows, and have that witnessed or reflected back by others, it really also normalizes the humanity and health of our fuller human experience, instead of this unrealistic goal to stay at a baseline of happy (cue social media). My most vulnerable moments have been some of my most healing moments, where these narratives can shift, be challenged, and ultimately die in one way or another to make space for a new story. How do we collaboratively create a culture where vulnerability is the norm? 

August Portland Ancestral Healing Circle

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Please join me for our August gathering for ancestral community ritual and healing. This event will take place at the following date and time:
Saturday August 18th from 1-3pm, please arrive a few minutes early to get settled.
Please contact for location and to hold your spot at saskia@honeyintheheart.org
These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct trancework or visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.
 
Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage. If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
 
What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are padded chairs and floor cushions
Payment if paying at the event (exact change is best)
 
Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address Secures your spot. Space is limited to 12 participants.
 
Location
please contact Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org or 541-782-8209 for location, as it will be in a private residence in NE Portland, close to Broadway & 38th Ave. Please note there are several stairs, feel free to email me with any accessibility questions.
 
Facilitator
Saskia Ison will be leading this circle. She is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.
 
Hope to see you there!

July Portland Ancestral Healing Circle

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This month’s gathering will take place on July 14th, from 1-3pm in the afternoon.

These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct trancework or visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.

Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage.

If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Portland area practitioners include Teri Ciacchi, Rain crowe, Saskia Ison, Larisa Noonan, Seyta Selter, and Dare Sohei. Message or post for contact info.

What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are back jacks and floor cushions
Payment if paying at the event (exact change is best)

Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address Secures your spot. Space is limited to 8 participants.

Location
please contact Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org or 541-782-8209 for location, as it will be in a private residence in NE Portland, close to Broadway & 38th Ave. Please note there are several stairs, feel free to email me with any accessibility questions.

Facilitators
Saskia Ison will be leading this circle. She is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.

Hope you can join us!

How Humanity Fell in Love with Itself Once Again, By Lyla June Johnston

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Here is an article by Lyla June that speaks to the grief and loss of indigenous European culture, tribes, ways- and the prayer to remember who we are, so we may connect with the beauty of belonging and reconnection to our ancient ancestors.

“I cannot help but ask myself, when and how did this egalitarian, earth-loving, woman-honoring culture, become the colonial, genocidal conquerors that washed upon American shores? Could it be that our beloved Indigenous European ancestors were raped and tortured for so many thousands of years that they forgot who they were? Could it be they lived in a pressure cooker of oppression for so long that conquer-or-be-conquered is all they knew? Yes, I believe so.

Our task is to shake the amnesia. To not be ashamed of our European-ness, but to reclaim our beautiful grandmothers, to reclaim our venerable grandfathers, to reclaim our lost languages, our lost ceremonies, our lost homelands and become one with the Great Sacred Motherland of Europe once again.” – Lyla June

click link above for full article

June Portland Ancestral Healing Circle

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Join us for our monthly ritual circle to tend our ancestors and be in community

Saturday, June 16th from 1pm-3pm

Facebook event here

These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct trancework or visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.

Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage.

If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Portland area practitioners include Teri Ciacchi, Rain crowe, Saskia Ison, Larisa Noonan, Seyta Selter, and Dare Sohei. Message or post for contact info.

What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are padded chairs and floor cushions
Payment if paying at the event (exact change is best)

Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address Secures your spot. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Location
please contact Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org or 541-782-8209 for location, as it will be in a private residence in NE Portland, close to Broadway & 38th Ave. Please note there are several stairs, feel free to email me with any accessibility questions.

Facilitators
Saskia Ison will be leading this circle. She is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.

Hope you can join us!

May Portland Ancestral Healing Circle

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Saturday, May 12th 1-3pm

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97215, room 05 downstairs

These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct trancework or visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.

Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage.

If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Portland area practitioners include Teri Ciacchi, rain crowe, Saskia Ison, Larisa Noonan, Seyta Selter, and Dare Sohei. Message or post for contact info.

What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are padded chairs and floor cushions in the space
Payment if paying at the event

Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address Secures your spot. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Facilitators
Saskia Ison will be leading this circle. She is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.

Hope you can join us!

April Portland Ancestral Healing Circle

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Join us on a Thursday eve to tend our ancestral connections!

  • Thursday April 26th, 7pm-9pm
  • Taborspace at 5441 Southeast Belmont Street, Portland, Oregon 97215
  • Facebook event link here

These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct trancework or visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.

Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage.

If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Portland area practitioners include Teri Ciacchi, rain crowe, Saskia Ison, Larisa Noonan, Seyta Selter, and Dare Sohei. Message or post for contact info.

What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are padded chairs and floor cushions in the space
Payment if paying at the event

Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address secures your spot. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Facilitators
Saskia Ison and Dare Sohei will be leading this circle.

Saskia Ison is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.

Dare Sohei is a Somatic coach focusing on trauma resiliency training and ancestral healing with a background in performance, expressive and ritual arts. Their website is www.bodyaltar.org.

Hope you can join us!