Dear Familia, We invite you to join us on September 23rd for a very special familia gathering to honour, sing, dance, pray, drink cacao and take action to protect our waters and our land with our beautiful visiting Bali sister, Jennifer Ann Sings, Aude-Olivia Dufour and Uno Astrolodge, (Nuno Parem) from Gathika Vimana With the recent horrors of fire burning the land in Monchique we feel called to help in the form of reforestation. We are planning a 'reforestation' week in Monchique on October 19-24th and will publish more information on this soon. We are calling the whole family tribe t transform prayer into collective action and plant various diverse trees to create a healthy forest starting with this gathering. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Ceremony will begin at 12.30pm and we will open and close the container together. We ask that you bring with you a small token amount of sacred water from your neighbouring lakes, wells, river, oceans as an offering for our ritual. During the day we are blessed with: Beautiful vegan lunch and dinner by Cassandra Bongard Conscious market place caring of the earth by Su Sana Self Love workshop by Aude-Olivia Dufour Special Cacao Ritual and concert by Jennifer Ann Sings An out of this world sound and healing journey session by Gathika Vimana with Nuno Param Uno Astrolodge, Katarina Prochazkova (Tochtli), Sofia Fontes, Intop (Filipe Pinto), Paulina Srzednicka, Francisca Burchardt, Uma Vera A Familia Water ritual to honour the land and the bridges between our countries and lands to be the eco-guardians our land needs us to be for her. And us for ourselves by Ana Pomar CHILDREN ARE VERY WELCOME Please bring: A blanket to sit on A cup to drink out of (preferably not plastic) As we are serving food and cacao, it's important you reserve your place to confirm your attendance by emailing us at email@example.com *If you want to propose an exchange for the value of the entry, or earn a low income but still really want to come please do get in touch with us **If you feel called to join us for both our familia gathering, and Grandfather Ceremony with Jennifer Ann Sings we are offering a discounted price. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Water is life. Without her we can not survive. She holds us all, Like a mothers womb we are born from her And we return to her She replenishes, rejuvenates, helps us grow And brings life and energy to all of us Water is energy We are energy Without water nothing flows, not love, not creation. It is our responsibility to be her guardians, If not us, who else? To nourish her, to thank her To see her, to hear her, to feel her To help replenish a source that keeps us all alive. If protecting water is protecting every living being, then polluting water is a reflection of the damage we are doing to ourselves. Our lack of self love, for ourselves, each other, for the earth Taught to us from the first moment we arrived here Has lead us into a pattern of self harm, torture, destruction, self neglect, wasted love For its all we have ever known For it’s what our parents were taught And their parents were taught and so the cycle of self harm, lack of self love continues as we scrape at all we’re given with little gratitude and a constant inhumane hunger for more. We created a world that teaches it’s own to want more, be more, do more, instead of worshipping the abundance we have been given, That we ourselves already are. Instead of thanking and nurturing the land with minor actions of love and gratitude we neglect it and wait for ‘somebody’ else to clean up after us, or fix us, or love us. The same minor actions of love we need to help protect our waters, we need to do for our selves. When we take responsibility. When we step into our power. When we say I will take care of you, we take care of each other and we take care of Our land. Protecting land from fire starts with protecting water. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- About Jennifer Ann Jennifer Ann is a medicine singer, songwriter from Holland/USA with her roots in mantra and medicine music. With her search for the medicine and healing powers within music, she follows the traditions of mantra chanting and tribal ceremonial music. Now she is researching and building bridges between traditional mantra music (India), western music and shamanic chants (South- and North America). With her soulful voice and blending of rhythms and instruments she is rediscovering the path of the ancestors, bringing this sacred knowledge back to life, while building new relations between eastern and western worlds. These new songs are a fusion of tribal music and folk/singer-songwriter blended together as prayers for a better world. Jennifer Ann will also be hosting a Sacred Grandfather ceremony on the 21st of September. If you are interested in learning more please do e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Watch her TEDx Talk Music = Medicine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x98R3gUFJRc Jennifer Anns music: https://www.jenniferannsings.com/music About Gathika Vimana: A sound and healing soul journey Gathika Vimana was born in the heart of "Galactic Peace Garden", an intentional healing community in Tulum, Mexico about 5 years ago. Which is where they launched Wednesday "Sound and Healing journey sessions". During this experimental period they explored the power that lies on ancient traditions sacred texts and songs, and experienced a very special form of energy to blend their music sessions with intentional healing touch. Together with very talented musicians and world instruments, the combination they realised was an important transformational power to be shared and given to the world Gathika Vimana appears at this Família Gathering to Protect our Waters and our land bringing together Nuno Param, Katarina Prochazkova (Tochtli), Sofia Fontes, Intop (Filipe Pinto), Paulina Srzednicka, Francisca Burchardt and Uma Vera. This is a collective experience of deep loving connection, opening ultimately the heart and guiding consciousness into the original state of thankfulness and innocence. About Aude-Olivia Dufour Aude Olivia is a Self-Love and Sacred Sexuality Coach grown up in Quebec's countryside, where her creativity blossomed in symbiosis with nature. She then studied Business at Concordia, started two software companies, consulted in IT for the world's biggest, until she decided to embark on a spiritual quest in 2014, which led her to live in California and Bali. There, she dove deep into the ancient mysteries of life and her understanding of the human spirit. She reconnected with her wild side through energetic work, plant medicine, and tantra, among other portals. A passionate dancer who seeks to be live a fully embodied life, she now shares the fruits of her passion with all those who are ready to live from the heart and love their bodies through coaching, workshops, and inspired writing. Aude will also be hosting a Self Love workshop on the 29th of September with Alice Aires. If you are interested to learn more please e-mail us at email@example.com -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- About Primal Primal is a family of healers, spaces and human beings reconnecting with our creature instincts and primal nature through sound, movement, nourishment and creation. Primal is a bridge between healers, spaces and human beings that share this vision, supporting a movement of cocreation and healing wisdom through Portugal with other parts of the world. The greatest gift of all is to be loved unconditionally About Coração de Cacau We are a family co-creating a space where we explore ways of getting together, deeply connecting with ourselves and with each other. It is about living passionate with the heart and believe and trust in ourselves. In Coração de Cacau everything and everyone is magic and medicine by him or herself. We all co-create together and hold the space for each other. We celebrate togetherness in a space of love, where we can nurish our souls and believe fully in ourselves and in life and encourage our special and unique way of our heart. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Entrance Offering of 40 euros with food (2 vegan delicious meals) As we are serving food, it's important you reserve your place to confirm your attendance by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to propose an exchange for the value of the entry, or earn a low income but still really want to come please do get in touch with us on email@example.com -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- A note about finances from Jennifer Ann Finances are part of a healthy community. Its part of the way we move through life as long as we're connected with the western society. Accepting this, embracing this, is igniting the fire so much stronger so we are able to drive more, and attract more. People are living to bring you magic, music, art, wisdom. It's their livelihood. That's why it's such a power that they dedicate their lives to it. Doesn't make family smaller, or less healing because money goes through it. If artists share their work, they need finances to do that. Giving more strength to their work, to feel more at ease, with more space to breathe. When artists feel more supported and their boundaries are clear, they are able to do their work better. It doesn't counter the family part, the prayers or building of community, it strengthens it.