Red Tent Ontario was founded in 2015 to fill the need for a meaningful, supportive, safe community of women. Gathering every month, in-person and now virtually, the Red Tent is a beautiful service to humanity.
Why we gather at the New Moon
The moon goes through a repetitive cycle of waxing and waning, from New Moon to Full Moon to New Moon, etc. The entire cycle lasts 28 to 29.5 days (one full menstruation + ovulation cycle).
The cosmic energy of the New Moon marks a fresh beginning. A time to consciously let go of the gains and losses of the old cycle, and plant new seeds of intentions for what you wish to bring forth in your life for the next cycle.
Debra Jones is the Founder of Red Tent Ontario, and Regional Coordinator of Gather The Women Global Matrix
She's a Healer, Teacher, Mentor & Author and runs Debra Jones Healing Centre in Ontario, Canada.
Whether in-person or virtually, here are our
RED TENT PRINCIPLES
A poem by our founder Debra Jones
Sisters, welcome to the Red Tent - take a breath and calm your mind
You are welcome here in circle. Time for you to get aligned
We’re positioned like a wheel, held by the centre’s sacred space
The circle is complete when every woman takes her place
Sitting beside you as an equal - we show up just as we come
There is love here, we are friends here, and respect for everyone
The circle is a vessel that supports your sacred time
It can hold you as you share with us whatever’s on your mind
Whatever’s shared stays confidential to the tent, and not beyond
It’s that trust we share between us that creates the special bond
We can share our own experience, the highs, the lows, the lot
We acknowledge others’ sharing even if they seem distraught
We abandon need to rescue one another from her tears
Just a smile and kind attention lets her know they’re welcome here
We embrace the pause of silence that allows us to reflect
It’s within that space of nothing that our soul can reconnect
Take what you need to take today to fill your well complete
Give what you have to give to any woman that you meet
And when you leave you’ll take away with you - inside your heart
A gentle knowing that you’re loved here, while together or apart
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Red Tent Ontario was created as a community project. Thanks to Mel Cocciardi, CJ Shelton & Krys Jones for their help.
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