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Spring Equinox Celebration in Santa Cruz County, CA

  • Live Earth Farm 172 Litchfield Lane Watsonville, CA, 95076 United States (map)

Celebrate the 2017 Vernal Equinox with SoulJourneys and SoulCollage®

 Drumming is a powerful spiritual tool known to humankind since the dawn of time.  It is ancient, primordial and forever new.

Spring Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 3:28 AM PDT on Monday March 20

This celebration is open to anyone who wishes to experience this ancient art of ‘dreaming while awake’.

Date: 3/19/2017 - Time: 11:00am-4:00pm

Location: Mataganza (Live Earth Farm), Corralitos, Santa Cruz County

Fee:  $55 - RSVP to mbs@mariabruna.com Payment: on site

The great archetype of the Vernal Equinox is The Tree Of Life, and we will discover it or revisit it through the lenses of SoulCollage®.

Spring brings smells of flowers, winds of new births, tender greens sprouting from the ground, longer days and the chirping of baby birds in their nest.

Our eyes want to reach out and drink it all in, yet all this life reaching out for expression finds its source in the hidden secrets of the roots.

The Vernal Equinox invites us to reach for the underground place of origin where brews the impulse to burst forth towards the light.

When celebrating the Vernal Equinox we will spiral down into the field of being to find the seasonal offering we each wish to place at the feet of the Tree of Life. We will journey into the labyrinth of its roots, and let ourselves be enveloped by their incessant pulse. We will remember the strength of our trunk, sense the stirring of our branches and hear the longing whispering of our leaves.

In this way, we will participate in the awakening of this new Season through our vision, creativity, and intuition. And we will tend the seed we planted in the dark hours of the Winter Solstice.

A SoulJourney invited by a shamanic drum beat, will open our awareness to the meaning and the gifts of the Season. Following the SoulJourney we will have time to make cards and to share the message they bring us.

The heartbeat of the drum naturally leads us to an alert state of deep relaxation where ordinary consciousness is expanded. Most of us in the industrialized world have forgotten how it is accessed, but this capacity is wired in our physiology, we only need to patiently open our heart and mind to its gifts, and they will be readily available to us once again.

As the ancients teach, what is felt, sensed, seen or heard during drumming comes to us to reveal, to heal, to inspire our creations, to illuminate and support our gifts and our calling. The drum fine tunes our perception, relaxes the mind, nourishes the heart and opens the way for the blessings and the wisdom of our ancestors. Through the drum we can send blessings to ourselves, to others, to communities and places in nature, and we can send love to the past.

Please arrive on time, bring a pad and a blanket, a brown bag lunch, and dress comfortably. If you are already a SoulCollager please bring all your cards and (optional) your favorite supplies. Bring your drum if you have it, or a rattle. Do not worry if you don’t have either, there will be plenty to share.

Blank cards and images will be available for everyone.

Directions to Mataganza (the place where the sacred and the mundane meet)

In Corralitos, Santa Cruz County

172 Litchfield Lane

Watsonville, CA 95076

If you’re coming from Santa Cruz on Highway 1, take the Freedom Blvd. exit. Take Freedom Blvd. east for 5 miles. At the stop sign, turn left onto Corralitos Blvd., then take the first right onto Varni. Varni becomes Pioneer at a 4-way intersection. Continue straight onto Pioneer. At the T-intersection with Green Valley Rd, turn left.

For Upper Farm: After a sharp right-hand bend on Green Valley Rd, Litchfield Lane will be on your left at the bottom of the hill. Turn onto Litchfield Lane and follow our signs (the farm is approx. 3/4 mi. in from Green Valley). 

If you’re coming from Monterey on Highway 1, take the Green Valley Rd. exit and go all the way through the town of Watsonville, past Pinto Lake (on your left), past Casserly Rd. (on your right) and past Pioneer Rd. (on your left). After a sharp right-hand bend on Green Valley Rd, Litchfield Lane will be on your left at the bottom of the hill. Turn onto Litchfield Lane and follow our signs (the farm is approx. 3/4 mi. in from Green Valley). 

This is not a public place, we are grateful to be allowed to use this very special place, please join us in being respectful towards the land and towards those who live there.

Please park in the back of the “barn” you will see on your right.

Please DO NOT park in front of the barn (where the hoop is) or of the house or along the road.

If there is no room please drive back to the beginning of the driveway and follow the arrow that says “parking”.

From the barn walk on the paved road veering left, towards Mataganza. You will see a small building on your left after the eucalyptus grove; walk on the little path around it towards the entrance door. If no one is there, walk down to the sacred grounds. Usually there will be a sign on the door to indicate where we are and what you should do.

Please arrive a few minutes earlier to get settled. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in Mataganza.