Why is a Rite of Passage essential for your daughter?
It has never been simple or easy for girls to stay connected to themselves as they enter their teenage years. For our ancestors, in cultures the world over, the change from childhood into adolescence was known as an exciting and challenging time that necessitated full village support. A girl was given challenges and honored in a culturally appropriate way in order for her to become productive member of a life-giving village.
In our modern culture, families are living independent lives without the support of a cohesive village, and there are strong cultural influences from the media, peers, and consumer culture which all point to the notion that girls are not “enough” simply as they are. This can causes them to contort themselves to fit into a world which asks them to fit a very narrow image far from their true self.
Our Elemental Rite of Passage Journey is an opportunity for you and your daughter to be held in the web of a life affirming culture that honors the inner and outer natural elements that make up all life. As girls sit around fires, craft with their hands, bond with other girls and women in a safe and supportive community, and spend time with their feet on the earth, they are given space and permission to be and become who they truly are.