30 December 2016
There are changes afoot at Eastcott Barn.
My sense of the support, (shock) and interest of people when they heard about the proposed move has been so helpful and I am inspired by the decision of others to mark the move with the help of the Eastcott community.
At the recent Winter Gathering, Karen led an amazing shamanic drumming session which culminated in a very loud, energetic, wonderful drum of all rooms at Eastcott Barn, a sort of celebration and appreciation of the Barn and all that it has held and an intention that this energy should be carried up to the new abode at the Lodge. This provided the inspiration to drum me up the road on the moving day.
Plans for the day - 10.30-2.00
From 10.15: Meet at Eastcott Barn.
10.30: Poem written and read by Viv to inaugurate the proceedings.
Walk, with Jenny at the centre, from Eastcott Barn to Eastcott Lodge (a short walk to cottage on the bend before Eastcott) accompanied by drumming - some spare drums and rattles will be available.
Enter the Lodge over a threshold made by Sue, of leaves and herbs with particular relevance to shifts, transformation and new beginnings.
Drumming through each room in the house and around where the new rooms will be.
Back to Eastcott Barn to collect an item which has had meaning for you – for example this might be a pillow or throw to represent a gong bath you have enjoyed, a dish to represent some of the many delicious meals we have shared, tea bags, a plant, a log for the fire, a book or something else which is symbolic of what you have enjoyed or gained in this place.
We will then walk back up to Eastcott Lodge and place them there, looking forward to the time when once again these things will happen.
12.00 Buffet at Eastcott Barn – yes please, to anyone who would like to bring something to share.
11.00-2.00 Throughout the time there will be a piece of felt in the Blackbird Room and a selection of threads. The idea is to consider an intention for what Eastcott Lodge will become and thread this through the felt – absolutely no sewing skills required – just thread in and out along the felt.
Also a Visitors’ Book for Eastcott Lodge will be started and if there is anything you wish to write, draw or stick into it, this will be available in the Blackbird room at the Barn.