GreenSpirit groups are all different. Some meet to share thoughts about a book they have been reading or watch a video together, others meet to celebrate the time of the year or spend some time in meditation. Here are some ideas people have shared:
Anytime: Share a meal together. Perhaps folk can bring some food to share. Go for a night away camping, somewhere that allows bonfires. Sit outside and have a bonfire, tell stories as the stars come out. Make masks, modroc is great for this, but takes a while. If you make animal masks you could then have a Council of all Beings. Share a grief ritual. Invite a speaker. Talk about “responsible recycling”, “death”, “soil”, etc; make dream catchers, make prayer sticks. Go for a walk, have a picnic. Go to Climate Change marches. Read the GreenSpirit ebooks and chat about them.
Winter: Share how the season makes you feel….. remember how our ancestors survived in the cold of winter. Celebrate the solstice with a ritual and a feast. Have a bonfire and make plans for new things in the new year. Use candles instead of a bonfire if you can’t go outside.
Spring: Celebrate Early Spring (Imbolc) with lighting candles and making prayers for the coming year. Paint eggs or do some flower arranging (Ikebana is a Japanese art and can be done meditatively) Go for a dawn walk, see the dew on cobwebs in the grass and catch the sun as it rises. (Take a hot drink in a flask, you’ll be pleased you did!) and afterwards share breakfast together. Plant some seeds. Meditate on being a seed. Do circle dancing. Sing Spring songs.
Autumn: Celebrate the equinox and harvest by sharing some food that you have cooked yourself. Celebrate days and nights being the same length by thinking about the balance of your own lives. Plant spring bulbs for gestating throughout the winter months.
Another thing you might consider doing is advertising your local group meetings on Twitter and Facebook. We have a local social network called Next Door in my area… perhaps you have it too?