Explore the energy of Death so that you can live your life more fully.
This Samhain, I invite you to let me introduce you to my dear friend Death. Death has become my greatest teacher, companion and friend. By being willing to greet Death, we can be more fully present in our living; we can develop skills of presence, mindfulness and compassion; we can receive the courage and grace to accompany someone on their final journey; and we can prepare for our own journey with Death. Join me in an exploration of the energy of Death.
We have many journeys with Death throughout our lives, dying to the old so that the new can be born. When we embrace this journey we can more gracefully live a more fulfilling life.
This is an online programme running for the duration of the Moon Cycle of Samhain. This offering is only available once per year, at the time of Samhain.
During our time together we will explore many aspects of the energy of Death:
- An Energy System for the Body and Soul
- Sacred Space
- Cycles and Liminal Spaces
- Irish Death Traditions
- Samhain Fire
This is not a theoretical programme…….. it is an active, participatory and experiential programme……… You will be required to take a journey with the energy of Death and I will be your guide. I will introduce you to my very dear friend…………. be open and willing to meet and greet Death in many ways.
There will be a minimum of 4 live sessions and additional modules and exercises.
I always work deeply with the energy of the group and this year will be no different. For that reason, I welcome flexibility in responding to the flow of energy. Additional modules and sessions will be facilitated if I feel the need arise. (there will be no additional charge for any additional sessions) I simply ask that you are open to additional offerings if they are presented.
Sessions/Modules are varied including:
- pre-recorded videos
- recorded meditations
- live sessions (any live sessions will be recorded and shared)
- personal reflection
- sacred site visit (via video recording)
- Samhain Fire
- written material
There will be a private Facebook group for participants to allow interaction between sessions.
Dates: 6th October – 3rd November 2021. The Moon Cycle of Samhain.
Cost: €195.00 (see payment options below)
Live Session Dates 2021
- Wednesday 6th October – New Moon
- Wednesday 13th October
- Wednesday 20th October – Full Moon
- Sunday 31st October – Samhain Fire
- Wednesday 3rd November – Dark Moon
- All live sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attent live.
- Time of sessions is 8pm-9.30pm
I only recently realised that I have been apprenticed to Death for over 30 years, and possibly even longer. I have been working with Death in various formats since my university days, I experienced a near drowning experience as a child, and generationally my great grandfather was an undertaker. I have a comfort around Death that has come from years of opening my heart to this precious energy and transition.
I am often asked ‘How can I assist someone as they are passing from this world?’ My answer is: by being fully present with them. Presence is a compassionate, open, loving and agenda-free space. To be fully present at the time of someone’s passing, we must have explored our own views of Death. This has led me to facilitate a journey with Death, to share my knowledge with others.
I am a Registered General Nurse and hold a degree in Social Science. I have undertaken additional studies in loss and bereavement. I worked for many years as Nurse in Complementary Therapies with a Specialist Palliative Care Team. I have also worked as an Employee Assistance Officer providing loss and bereavement support to individuals and groups. I have Diplomas in Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage and Life Coaching and have completed an extensive apprenticeship in Shamanic Practices. I have been practising meditation for 20 years, and I am a Reiki Master-Teacher.
What others have said about their experience of The Soul’s Journey Home Retreat………..
‘To say the souls Journey Home was a life changing experience for me is an understatement. It literally changed my life. I went into the experience with little knowledge about what to expect. I thought it might be relevant to me in my work life, as I nurse people who are living with the awareness that they are dying. However, it was so much more than a reflection of life and death. I had a profound experience which made me really attune with myself and my real life purpose…… what I wanted and what I would no longer accept. It was an awakening of my soul, a soul that had been dimmed and dulled by life, by work, by children, by family, by drink and lifestyle that wasn’t actually true to my soul at all. This weekend is a defibrillator for your soul. And for you and who you truly are and always were!’ Liz, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Palliative Care
‘The Soul’s Journey Home is a gentle yet profound way to explore death. Under Moya’s assured guidance, the individual and the group challenge the Irish fascination with – but the total unwillingness to honestly discuss – death and dying. By trying to better understand the energy, necessity and beauty of death, one’s life can become more meaningful. The days are filled with engaging discussions, quiet reflections and self-discovery. You are not simply told what death is; you are encouraged by Moya and the group to discovery what death, dying, life and living means to you. Attending this workshop will empower the individual, and gift them with the ability to assist themselves and those whom they love with the inevitable experience of dying.’ Barry, Librarian
‘Moya’s ability to guide the group with incredible insight, deep compassion, and humour in exploring death as an energy, was a sometimes challenging but definitely an empowering and enjoyable experience. For many years, it had been a natural protective mechanism of mine to skirt around emotional wounds. I avoided feeling, in order to cope with grief and loss, and in the process lost a piece of my soul. Doing The Soul’s Journey work allowed me to find another way of facing loss, embracing the journey of dying and renewing my being and soul.’ Clare, Nurse in Complementary Therapies, Palliative Care
- Deposit: €100
- Balance: €95
- Full Payment: €195
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You will be asked to complete a short application form to complete your registration. This will be emailed to you by Moya.
Deposits are non-refundable unless in the unlikely event of the programme being cancelled. Full payment is due before 22nd September 2021. After 22nd September 2021, final payments are non-refundable.