It's a space that allows you to connect with yourself on a soul-level and offers an opportunity to process the thoughts and emotions that you may not have time and space for otherwise.
The Red Tent circle is a 'safe container' for women to be 100% AUTHENTIC. Within this safe space it's OK to be vulnerable, to take off your mask, to get to know the 'you' inside and how you really feel about the important stuff.
There's no judgement or expectation but a loving, accepting circle of sisters holding space for you to heal and grow. Just hearing your own voice speak so that others may hear, empowers you. When a woman finds her voice, she finds her power. You are listened to, no matter how weak or strong your voice.
All women are welcome. If your heart calls you to join us, please come. You'll be met with loving acceptance.
Tell us you're coming so we hold a space for you.
In our modern way of life we're all so used to having an agenda - things we need to accomplish, to plan, to execute ... WELL ... think of the Red Tent as the opposite of that - you get to BE instead of 'do'. Oh, we'll have a little structure, as we're all comfortable with that, but the rest is up to you!
No expectations of you, no pressure, no judgment. It's whatever YOU need it to be.
Every gathering will be 'organic' meaning that the activity or non-activity will flow according to the needs of the women who attend. It can be a SPIRITUAL experience, a HEALING experience, a BONDING experience, an EMPOWERING experience, an EDUCATIONAL experience ... you get the picture.
Most importantly, you get to be AUTHENTIC in an environment that encourages your self-empowerment and acknowledges your uniqueness.
A Red Tent Sister shared this:
'When you leave the tent - for a moment, or a month, or the rest of your life - you're the woman you WANT to be'. We think that says it all.
To help you get comfortable, we wrote a little story...
When she arrived, she was warmly greeted with sisterly love and smiles as she hung up her coat and took off her shoes (she was glad she thought to bring her slippers - 'such a simple luxury', she thought). She was excited and gladly paid her $20 to help fund the Red Tent.
She was handed a bookmark then pulled back the red curtain and ventured into the Red Tent...
A little unsure of what to do next, she decided to make herself a tea and found a cozy corner to lounge on the luxurious cushions and blankets that covered the floor. From this safe place she felt she'd be able to watch what other women did. She hoped that she blended in sufficiently.
The elders had taken their place on the comfy couch. She noticed their friendly smiles and an aura of worldly wisdom seemed to surround them.
She looked around. 'This place feels exotic', she thought, 'womb-like and comforting. If only I had space in my home to recreate this feeling...'
She watched her Red Tent Sisters arriving, some knew each other, some looked a little lost at first, but as she continued to observe she realized that it didn't matter. No-one was watching her, she was free to be or do whatever felt right to her. There were no expectations of her, no pressure, no judgment.
It was then that she realized why she had come; that the Red Tent was exactly what she needed ... and she gave herself permission to just 'be'...
She decided right then and there, that she would be back every month. 'What is 2 hours out of hundreds of hours in a month' she thought, 'I deserve it!' And she did!
Some Red Tent Sisters are business women and it's important to mention that at New Moon Red Tent gatherings, we can put aside our business mind and step into receiving what we personally need to fill our well.
Each sister attends the Red Tent to fill her own need for either 'down time' or interaction with her sisters.
There are many great events for networking and promotion but the New Moon Red Tent gathering isn't one of them. We ask that you help us maintain sacred space by not promoting your business or events, or bringing promotional materials/business related items for display or distribution to your Red Tent sisters - on or off the property. We thank you for respecting this very important aspect of our Red Tent.
Before each Red Tent, and collectively at the first Red Tent of the year, we use smudge to cleanse the energy of the Red Tent space and to clear our own auras.
Smudging is an ancient ritual that clears stagnant energy by burning sacred plants or wood, such as sage or Palo Santo, and allowing its smoke to clear and bless a space.
At the Red Tent, we like the woody scent of Palo Santo. It's considered a magical wood - the magic being in the alchemical process that happens after the death of the Palo Santo tree.
For the wood to gain its healing properties it must die, but not just any death – only a natural death of a wise old tree. Palo Santo trees live for 80 to 90 years. After this death, the tree must remain in its natural habitat for 4 to 10 years to complete its metamorphosis. Only then do its sacred, medicinal and mystical properties come alive.
A stick of Palo Santo wood is lit, and its smoke is used for the smudging ritual. This smoke is so powerful that it has become a staple in sacred rituals, becoming an essential energy tool for Shamans. Its aroma is just incredible - very fresh smelling with hints of mint and citrus - proving to be one of the most fragrant woods in the world.
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