Women Are Like Trees

A Year-Long Journey from Seed to Sapling

Women around the world are rising in the name of the Sacred Feminine and gathering to restore our beloved planet Earth. The first step in restoring the wild “out there” is to reclaim and restore the wild within our own bodies and souls.  To do this we can turn to Nature as our guide and mentor.

This journey is designed to be a year-long journey of reclaiming the wild feminine and our authentic selves, one month and season at a time.  And it can also be purchased on a seasonal basis.

The Benefits of Taking This Journey

  • Plug directly into Nature’s wisdom as a source of soul guidance
  • Create a healthy and natural physical rhythm that energizes you
  • Cultivate an ability to listen to your soul’s guidance
  • Deepen your understanding of – and connection to – your soul calling
  • Become more emotionally aligned with joy as a daily experience
  • Join a sisterhood who will support and encourage you to live your most authentic life based in your own nature-based feminine wisdom

Over the Course of this Journey We Will Explore:

AUTUMN SERIES

The Wild Iris in the Dark Forest 

The Wild Iris in the Dark Forest August – In this bonus introduction to the series you will receive an overview of why women are passionate about trees and how women are like trees in context of their roots, trunks, and branches. 

Each retreat will hold three elements in equal measure – part wisdom teaching, part personal reflection and exploration, and part daily lifestyle application.  Each of these retreats is designed to listen to at (or near) the Dark of the Moon in the designated months. 

  • The Roots of a Woman’s SoulSeptember – This retreat is an exploration into how our women’s souls correlate to the forest soil and how soul is the humus of our lives from which all else grows.  
  • A Woman’s Spiritual CanopyOctober – This retreat is an exploration into how women’s spiritual purpose embodies the leaves and the process of photosynthesis in the context of her overall wholeness and soul-centricity. 
  • The Sap of a Woman’s LifeNovember – This retreat is an exploration into how a woman’s spiritual purpose becomes manifest in the sap of her life – her vision, values, and lifestyle.

WINTER SERIES

The Sabbath of Women 

The Sabbath of Women is an exploration into the wisdom of winter and the spiritual calling to rest, rejuvenate, and restore us as women. We will explore the Sabbath principle applies to our lives at the seasonal level in January, at the monthly level in February, and at the daily level in March. 

Each retreat will hold three elements in equal measure – part wisdom teaching, part personal reflection and exploration, and part daily lifestyle application.  Each of these retreats is designed to listen to at (or near) the Dark of the Moon in the designated months.

  • Winter: A Seasonal Sabbath Invitation – January This retreat is an invitation to reconsider the ancient wisdom of the Sabbath practice, how it is embodied in Nature through the winter season, and how we apply it to our personal lives. 
  • Menstruation: A Monthly Sabbath Invitation – February – This retreat is an exploration into how the Sabbath principle is encoded in us biologically as women through our monthly cycle. We will discover the ways in which our bodies are literally always inviting us into rest and renewal on a monthly basis. 
  • Nature: The Daily Sabbath Invitation – March This retreat is an exploration into how Nature summons us to daily rest and renewal. We will identify the ways in which we can tap into Nature’s rhythm in our daily lives as a means of making the Sabbath principle part of our core lifestyle.

SPRING SERIES

The Heroines Way

Do you long to be part of an epic story and to experience yourself as the heroine of your own life? Do you long for an adventure alluring enough to capture your entire heart, mind, body, and soul? The Heroine’s Way is a uniquely feminine and nature-based journey into the heart of our longing and desire as women.

Each retreat will hold three elements in equal measure – part wisdom teaching, part personal reflection and exploration, and part daily lifestyle application.  Each of these retreats is designed to listen to at (or near) the Dark of the Moon in the designated months.

  • When A Woman’s Sap RisesApril – In this retreat we will reflect on winter’s wisdom and the summons that is at the core of our longing: to be the heroine of an epic story. We will identify what we need to let go of, explore our deepest longings, and listen for the summons that is calling us forth into our greatest glory on behalf of restoring nature and our authentic selves. We will plant that summons at the center of our soul’s garden. 
  • When A Woman’s Desire Sprouts Above GroundMay – In this retreat we will journey deeper into The Heroine’s Way and explore the ways in which we can tend our soul’s summons and cultivate our deepest desires through the nature-based practice of sense navigation.  We will compost the soil of our lives in such a way that we deepen our connection to joy and enable our souls’ desires to guide our life decisions. 
  • When A Woman’s Authentic Self BlossomsJune – Having given our authentic selves the ideal conditions to grow and thrive throughout spring, we will now turn our attention toward the burgeoning wisdom of summer and the beauty of our unfurling authentic selves. We will celebrate what has emerged and assess where we are on The Heroine’s Way as we prepare for a season of continued growth and nourishment.  

SUMMER SERIES

Birthing Your Wild & Instinctual Self

Long before women learned to depend on the modern patriarchal and medical world, women turned to one another. We instinctually gathered to heal and to bring life into the world.  Having conceived and gestated our authentic selves all throughout winter and spring, in summer we will continue our journey as we explore three ancient and essential feminine archetypes – the Spiritual Midwife, the Dream Doula, and the Birthing Chair – and the modern role these archetypal energies play in helping us birth our authentic selves.

Each retreat will hold three elements in equal measure – part wisdom teaching, part personal reflection and exploration, and part daily lifestyle application.  Each of these retreats is designed to listen to at (or near) the Dark of the Moon in the designated months.

  • The Spiritual MidwifeJuly – In this retreat we will meet the Spiritual Midwife as we acknowledge and deepen into our longing to have a wise woman in our lives who can guide, coach, and encourage us as we labor to birth our authentic selves. 
  • The Birthing ChairAugust – In this retreat we will explore the role of the Birthing Chair and how Nature serves and supports us in birthing our authentic selves. Nature knows how the body, spirit, and soul of a woman are all created to bring forth life into the world. Nature longs to inspire, encourage, and support us in birthing our dreams on behalf of life. 
  • The Dream DoulaSeptember – In this retreat we will come face to face with the feminine archetype of the Dream Doula and our longing for an ‘anam cara’ or soul friend who understands the psychic birthing process we have just been through. A dream doula is committed to providing essential emotional support as we grow into the fullness of who we have always longed to be on behalf of all we love.

You can purchase each season as a separate and complete journey, or you can purchase the year-long journey. Each season includes three retreats designed to listen to at (or close to) the Dark of the Moon (beginning with the one closest to that season’s equinox or solstice).

What this Journey includes:

When You Were Forest & Moonlight:

During Edveeje’s tenure as the Chief Operations Officer at TreeSisters she was inspired to write a volume of poetry that expressed how women embody the wisdom, power, beauty, and sovereignty of Nature. This volume of poetry is her gift offering to you and to other women around the world who are stepping forward and reclaiming their wild feminine selves and selkie skins.

Each Retreat Includes:

  • A nature-based feminine wisdom teaching to give context to the journey
  • A Guided Visualization to access your soul’s wisdom
  • Some Womb-centric & Nature-based Wisdom Prompts that will help us access the wisdom of each season

Membership in the WILDE: Wise, Instinctual, Luminous Daughters of Earth Facebook Circle

Edveeje hosts an on-going sacred circle in which we can all experience a deeper connection with one another as we take this collective journey into our nature-based feminine leadership. This private Facebook group is hosted by Edveeje and other wise women. It is a place you are invited to bring your questions, insights, struggles, and thoughts knowing you will be received by the sisterhood at a deep soul level.

How the 28 Day Lunar Journey will unfold:

Upon registration and payment, you will receive a Welcome from Edveeje which includes your gift volume of poetry and the seasonal package you have purchased.

You will also receive an invitation to join WILDE: Wise, Instinctual, Luminous Daughters of Earth private Facebook group where you can gather with a sacred sisterhood who are collectively embodying their feminine nature-based wisdom and leadership.

How to Take Your Seat:

Women Are Like Trees was a course originally offered by Edveeje during her tenure as the Chief Operations Officer of TreeSisters.  25% of the profits of this course are tithed to TreeSisters to plant trees and continue their crucial work of restoring the Earth’s rainforests.

© Edveeje Fairchild, 2020

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