The Transfiguration of Mary
Refocusing motherhood in the season of darkness
Join me in person December 9th!
This is your invitation to join me in collective communion to heal our hearts and our souls.
Women are rising up and restoring our place of honor in communities, churches and ceremonies.
On December 9, we will gather to talk about how we are a reflection of the divine feminine force of womanhood and motherhood using the teachings of the Virgin Mary.
Mary was not a victim, she walked into her divine purpose by questioning if she was worthy of it.
As women, we receive the message that we are meant to be perfect mothers. Whether we are raised religious or not there is a narrative that flows forth that the Virgin Mary is the standard.
At this gathering, we will connect with Mary and the nurturing of the divine feminine.
We will connect with spirit and heal our hearts by creating a new narrative around the winter season.
The Transfiguration of Mary:
Refocusing motherhood in the season of darkness.
Iconic and transformative, the Mother Mary evokes many, many images.
She transcends culture and is the mother of all mothers.
She is nurturing and caring. Standing with open arms ready to hold you in your need.
Transfiguration is a metamorphosis.
It is a process that connects us deeper to our heart and creates holy alchemy within our souls.
At this gathering we will:
Disrupt what you have come to believe about mothering and nurturing yourself.
Connect with Mary’s message that you are meant to wonder, you are meant to release, you are meant to discern in the darkness.
Learn about the connection between transfiguration and spirituality.
Return to the mother in you by healing your sacred heart.
Gain clarity to amplify your calling as imperfect conduits of love.
Release, banish and heal what holds you back from resting in the winter months and beyond
This event is an invitation to disrupt the season by seeing Mary as a woman...
Who made a decision to become a mother
Who questioned her ability and worthiness to be a mother
And who did not walk blindly into her calling.
Artist credit: Timoteo 'She wears a crown of Flicker feathers, from what I have come to understand sometimes these feathers are used to heal. The symbols on her dress are the Aztec morning star symbol, the 4 pointed stars on the blanket are Apache morning star symbols. The morning star is considered the star of truth. At the bottom of the roses are "medicnes" peeking out from under. Also her necklace is made up of strung "medicines" Why her hands are seen the way they are is just something I felt like doing. Of course all the eagle featheres radiating out from her means all the blessing that she gives us.'
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Dr. Melissa Bird is a descendant of the Shivwits Band of Paiutes. She is a nationally recognized lay preacher, author, life coach and social worker. Dr. Bird has made hundreds of keynote speeches and workshops before audiences at universities, conferences, and religious institutions worldwide. Her combination of education, real life experience and practical advice makes her a powerful force of change in the lives of the people she connects with. Past audience members have described her speaking as “fierce,” “revelatory,” “life-changing,” “enthusiastic,” and “inspirational.”
Dr. Bird creates the genesis for a new brand of leadership and graceful revolution. She inspires personal understanding through contemplation, helps people use their intuition to change their lives and communities, and encourages the healing of grief and loss through spiritual connection. Her words awaken revolutionaries, trailblazers and powerful innovators who are seeking deeper connection and expansive growth. She is the host of The Thinnest Veil podcast and the author of SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers Your Journey to Advocacy & the co-author of the best-selling book Women Connected in Wisdom - stories and resources rooted in the 8 dimensions of wellness.
When she’s not working, she can be found reading trashy novels while drinking Earl Gray tea with heavy cream. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon with her husband, three children, two dogs and one three legged cat.