OUR ANNUAL GATHERING
Over 50 women from near and far gather by the beautiful Weeks Bay in south Alabama each year in spring to connect with each other for inspiration and guidance, and to welcome the Sacred Feminine into our Grandmothers Gathering.
Because of the pandemic, we have pushed our 2021 gathering to the end of May in an effort to provide a safer gathering experience. See more information below about registration.
We invite you to sign up to receive our emails for information on our next Gathering. Together we will share our stories and be witnessed by our powerful Grandmother Sisters. We connect with each other organically, holding the rim while we sit in circle, in workshops, meditation, music, and healing arts — sharing laughter, tears and more.
THE 2021 GULF COAST GRANDMOTHERS ANNUAL GATHERING
MAY 24-27, 2021 | CAMP BECKWITH, AL
“I AM ENOUGH”
Please join us May 24-27, 2021 as we gather together, guided by the Sacred Feminine, to explore the spiritual philosophy “I AM ENOUGH”…to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen...to love with our whole hearts…to practice gratitude and joy…accepting without qualification that we are worthy!
Our inherent core of self-worth may be so overlaid with layer after layer of negative thought, fears and doubts, that we may often feel nonexistent. Thus, our challenge together is to remove the layers of shame, guilt, failure and other negative manifestations and find the courage to live and love with our whole hearts.
We invite you to sit in circle with us, where together we will share our stories and be witnessed by our powerful Grandmother Sisters. We will connect with each other organically for inspiration and guidance in music, meditation, workshops and healing arts - sharing laughter, tears and more.
In order to allow for a safe Gathering experience, we are limiting the number of attendees to 40 women this year. This will allow us to keep the ceremonies, small circles and activities safer with social distancing and single rooms, yet sacred in our coming together. Many of us are already vaccinated and we encourage everyone to be vaccinated. We believe it will still be our wondrous Grandmother Gathering. Our SPIRIT CENTERED SACREDNESS WILL NOT CHANGE.
Registration is now open. Click the button below to reserve your spot. All registrations will be filled on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list enabled after all rooms have been reserved. Sign up for our emails and connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest announcements.
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For more information about Beckwith Camp and Conference Center, visit www.beckwithal.com.
The Planning Circle for the 2021 Gathering of the Gulf Coast Grandmothers
We invite you to sit in circle with us May 24-27, 2021 at Camp Beckwith, where together we will share our stories and be witnessed by our powerful Grandmother Sisters.
MORE ABOUT THE GATHERING
Our overall goal for the Gathering, which begins with the Opening Ceremony and ends with the Closing Ceremony, is to open our hearts and minds and receive points of light into our lives so we can see ourselves and the world differently.
The incorporation of the The Circle Way process, including world renown principles, practices and agreements, allows the grace of heartfelt communication to manifest and heart connections to be made within each Gathering. Approximately eight women are randomly selected at the beginning of the Gathering to sit together in a small circle each day. Two women are co-facilitators throughout the duration of the Gathering and the discussion is focused around the Gathering theme which changes each year. The small circles are a safe place to share our stories, honor our voices and claim our empowerment as we soothe our souls and transform our lives.
Some of our recent themes have been “The Turtle Path—Connecting our Inner Lives with our outer surroundings”, “Living our Legacy”, “Dragonfly Medicine—Celebrating Transformation”, “The Sacred Feminine” and “The Evolutionary Woman”.
When we meet, we put our names into the Circle and close it around us, building a container of love.
At the Closing Ceremony we say, "The circle is open but never broken."
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
The Croning Ceremony, or Elder Ceremony, is a special circle where those who have reached the age of 70 are honored with a purple shawl and the collective appreciation of all in attendance. It is a time of joy!
For women, reaching the status of Crone can be a major milestone to be celebrated, as Crone is related to the word “crown”. More women are reclaiming the name of Crone in a positive way, and see it as a time to joyfully welcome one’s position as an elder within the community.
HEALING ARTS ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS
Along with the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and daily small circles, at each Gathering time is provided for special workshops, lectures, healing arts from fellow attendee practitioners, and free time for rest, meditation, and conversation.
The Grandmothers offer a Marketplace and Silent Auction to raise money to support another Grandmother’s attendance at the Gathering.
At the Gathering we also practice detachment through a Giveaway Ceremony where we each part with some possession which we value, telling its story and passing it on to another Grandmother to cherish.
On the last evening together, we welcome all to participate in a "talent show" and dress up for the occasion. Music and laughter, silliness and sincerity are all found as we celebrate our collective unity and our individual expression.