Our Indigenous Roots: Revitalising the Sacred & Thriving Life with Pat McCabe

The Quadrangle, Shoreham Place, Shoreham, TN14 7RX

7pm on Friday 15th March to 5pm on Sunday 17th March, 2019

Unplug and reconnect with your most beauty-full, brilliant, balanced, and joyful self.

Held in collaboration with wisdom keeper Pat McCabe (Woman Stands Shining, Diné/Navajo), this immersion into Ways of Being brings shared ancestral knowledge and practice to the enchanted space of The Quadrangle.

Over the weekend Pat will speak about the revitalisation of the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine within the Science of Right Relations - an indigenous framework of Thriving Life. Together we will remember the "Hoop of Life" and our place within Creation to restore the balance and rediscover our sense of belonging. Within this framework Pat will touch upon the sacred gift of consent both in relationships pertaining to sexuality and in the wider societal context.

A deep immersion and gathering designed to nourish our relationship with our selves, with each other, and with the Earth, and a hands-on, real-life exploration of what it means to live and walk in harmony, balance, and beauty. This experience is for people who are committed to using the teachings and practices shared in service of the Earth and humanity at this critical time.

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Pat McCabe, known as Woman Stands Shining, is a Dine' (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace, and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth and global healing. She draws upon the Indigenous sciences of Thriving Life to reframe questions about sustainability and balance, and she is devoted to supporting the next generations, Women’s Nation and Men’s Nation, in being functional members of the “Hoop of Life” and upholding the honour of being human.

Her primary work at the moment is:

  • The reconciliation between the masculine and feminine, Men's Nation and Women's Nation

  • Remembering, recreating or creating anew a narrative for the Sacred Masculine

  • Addressing the Archetypal Wounding that occurred in our misunderstanding and abuse of technology in prayer, ceremony and science

Pat believes what the elders have been speaking to: “what we are suffering from at this time on the planet is a crisis of relationship.” She points to the “Ways of Knowing” in indigenous culture as the key to sustainability and restoration of the Planet. She also teaches the role of the feminine in Indigenous practices of spiritually and in relationship to community.

Pat believes that how Indigenous Peoples understand and heal their disrupted ways of living will have everything to do with the solutions the Global Community is seeking. As she participates in these conversations at Global Indigenous gatherings she hopes to be a part of bridging within Indigenous community: youth and elders, western trained and traditional tribal members, tribal identity and global citizenship.

She believes her work can help to bring about global healing, fostering a commitment on all parts to create a Global community which reveres planetary well-being and the re-membering of joyous and harmonious existence for all life on Mother Earth.

Pat has appeared in two documentary films: SEEDing Change and Journeying to Turtle Island and has presented at numerous conferences, events, and indigenous gatherings around the world including Bali, Belgium, Chile, Ecuador, England, India, Italy, Mexico City, Peru, Scotland, Sri Lanka, and in the U.S., as well as the national BIoneers Conference and the International Healing Conference in Bali. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, and hopes all peoples of the earth "can learn from Indigenous experience and re-member themselves and their own birth-right relationship with this Mother Earth."


This immersion will take place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March 2019. Please arrive on Friday in time for dinner by 7pm (we will be there to welcome you from 5pm), and we will finish on Sunday by 4pm.

Each day will include a variety of practices, workshops, discussion and enquiry, both as a group and individually, indoors and outside in nature. Please contact us for a detailed schedule of the weekend.


Delicious home cooked vegan/vegetarian meals will be provided (with organic and locally sourced produce wherever possible), as well as snacks, tea and coffee and some wine with dinner. Please be sure to let us know if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements.

The Quadrangle: Venue & Accommodation:

The Quadrangle Trust is a large Victorian model farmstead built in 1870 that is now used as an education, workshops and arts space. It is close to Shoreham, Otford and Sevenoaks train stations in Kent and just 45 minutes from central London. See http://thequadrangletrust.com/location/ for travel info.

Accommodation is provided on site, including in a very comfortable dormitory, optional outdoor sleeping (weather dependent!), and a few private rooms are available on request. All the rooms can be seen here.


We are asking for a contribution based on individual means. The offering covers all the costs of the weekend: food, drink, accommodation, workshop and running costs. We are a not-for-profit enterprise but would like to make this experience accessible to as many people who have a calling to join us. Please offer what you can, and if payment is a barrier to participation don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss.

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Ruby Reed & Christabel Reed, Advaya Initiative

Advaya Initiative is an alternative think-tank seeking solutions to the interconnected crises of environmental destruction and mental health. We see the crises we are faced with today as a call to radical action: an opportunity to evolve, to come together and co-create. We inspire and empower young people and change makers to become activists for a better world, addressing narratives of disempowerment and exploring how to lead authentic lives in harmony with nature. We seek transformation at an individual and collective level while cultivating purposeful lives of connection and belonging.

We do this in 5 key ways: raising awareness; improving wellbeing; empowering action; creating community and celebrating life.

Part of the Shifting Consciousness Series:

The climate crisis we are facing today is an ethical, political and human rights issue. It is a call to radical action: an opportunity to evolve, to come together and co-create. We need a shift in consciousness that reframes what’s important and empowers us to change our lives today. 

The Shifting Consciousness Series invites spiritual teachers and wisdom keepers to explore how we can foster more nourishing and sustainable ways of being. These perspectives celebrate what it is to be alive, while empowering us to further the global movement in defense of our Earth and mental health. Central to the series is the balance between hope and celebration with action and authenticity.