Creating the Conscious Nest

October 30-November 1, 2015
Bethel Horizons, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Creating The Concious Nest

Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening") also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows' Eve revolves around the theme of using "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death." All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain.

Conscious Nest

Conscious NestWe will use the powerful energies of the Halloween weekend to use humor and fun to create our conscious nest. As a symbol of whom we are in body and soul, the conscious nest is the safe place we can rest our soul and give our spirit relief from day to day life.

Each of us will create a conscious nest. Using whatever materials that call to you (twigs, leaves, pipe cleaners, craft and art supplies, wooden boxes, pictures, photos, crystals, stones, soul collages, etc.) we will craft our conscious nest.

The conscious nest will be your safe haven, your safe deposit box, for memories and courage, and strength for fully being the person that you are, here, now, and every day. It will be the warm and secure place that is uniquely your personal sacred space.

Who Should Come

The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the awareness of spiritual explorers, healing and shamanic practitioners, and the delightfully inquisitive.

What to Bring

Conscious NestPlease bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc.


The workshop is residential and will be held at a beautiful Lutheran kids camp at Dodgeville, WI. You will receive detailed directions and a list of what to bring with your registration. Please include your email with any registration. The fee for the workshop is $525, which includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, 3 meals on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. There is a fee of $10 for linens and towels or you can provide your own.

Class size is limited to 26.

To Register

Please send a $100 deposit or the amount in full to Marie Smith, 19126 Campbell Hill Dr, Richland Center, Wi. 53581. Please register by Friday October 2nd, 2015 so we can order the food. We eat gluten free at these workshops and you can preview the menu upon request. All special needs like vegetarian or dairy-free can be honored. I will take names for the waiting list if/when the class fills. We often end up with spots for several people on the waiting list.

We will begin class at 9am on each day and end at 2pm on Sunday afternoon. If you have questions, please contact Marie Smith at or (608) 647-2366.


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