This past Monday we could complete the September Goma. Several new guests joined us and everyone had a good time sharing tea and cider after the ceremony. Rain was predicted for most of the day and it was so interesting – the moment the ceremony ended, the skies opened up as a storm came through causing everyone to rush into the indoor dojo. For our first year, we never had rain on Goma Day even when it was predicted, the skies cleared around ceremony time. Lately, we have had lots of rain which is very interesting considering the number of rain and storm spirits that can aid us in our work. It reminds me of the day I received my first initiation from Sensei, it was rainy and at several points the wind kicked up. I thought nothing of it but he mentioned the significance of it to me three times that evening. Whatever the weather, it is just as it should be and just perfect for the Goma.
The amulets for our Goma have arrived from Japan. These amulets, called Omamori are purified and empowered in the sacred fire and used to protect the bearer from misfortune, harm, illness, and misdirected energies. They are embued with the power of the Goma deities and have the power to bring good luck and healing. They can be carried on your person, hung in your car or room, or kept in a purse. Additionally, they can be returned and renewed annually. The cost for each Omamori is $15 and can be arranged by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or even better, by coming to a Goma!
Space for the October Reiki I Class is extremely limited so if you are interested, please let me know asap. This is a very unique opportunity to be initiated into the Japanese healing art of Reiki through a 21 hour program taught by master healer Teresa Weatherly. Teresa is the rare person who is both a divinely guided master healer and incredible teacher and she has agreed to travel from the other side of the country to teach this class in our dojo. Reiki is a Japanese form of energetic healing that calls upon very high vibration light-energy that you can use to heal yourself and others. Once you have had the initiations, the vessel is opened and the healing energy naturally flows through you. This class is very unique in that it contains 4 attunements and is a 3 day immersion experience. Please do let us know as soon as possible if you wish to attend .
Natural Awakenings magazine was so kind to contact us about our October Goma. October is always a very powerful ceremony because the air is cool and crisp, the foliage is changing, and we enjoy apple cider around the campfire after the ceremony. The starting time is 4pm because we expect a large crowd but we know you may not get off of work until later than 4pm so please feel free to arrive anytime you are able. By the time all the wishes are written, the ceremony will probably actually begin a bit after five o’clock and proceed through sunset.
Thank you all for your help and support always.