Women's Wilderness Wisdom Spring Retreat & The Inner Star C.o.m.p.a.s.s.

Soooo excited for the Women's Spring Retreat coming up the first weekend in June! A time for women to gather, to canoe together and to stay on an island on a lake in Maine where we cook our meals over the open fire. We focus on connecting to our own truth, our own light, and nurturing and nourishing that inner star in a small setting with supportive women.

When we ignore our inner light, our inner navigation system, we can become confused, lost and even sick. When we don't connect, or see our inner truth, it is magnified on the outside through tough relationships, unsatisfying work, and overwhelm in most living situations. On the Island Retreats, we work to see where we really are, where we want to go, and move through the obstacles in between using the Earth as a way to map out our journey.

I utilize a system that was shown to me in my own process of healing and navigating and a process in which I have worked with hundreds of other women. This was shown to me in an acronym as we worked to find our Inner Star C.O.M.P.A.S.S.

I'll be sharing more about the Inner Star Compass soon, in the meantime please enjoy these photos of some of the moments from our past Women's Wilderness Wisdom Journeys.


The Water Keeper's Library

This week I was blessed to be invited to play my crystal singing bowls in Boston by Artist Faith Johnson to participate in the opening reception of Aether.

During the opening, Faith Johnson Guided us on an amazing journey through her interactive installation "The Water Keeper's Library" to activate the memory of water and experience an exploration of the water libraries that were gathered from around the world.. we connected with drops of water from different samples and ventured through our imagination guided by the story she told, that led us from earth to the very outer reaches of the cosmos and the beginning of water in its elemental form to the wisdom and memory that the water held. I was invited to play my crystal singing bowls along with this journey. We placed local water from Jamaica Pond inside the bowls while we played.... what an honor to participate in this amazing mind expanding and soul deepening experience! You can read more about Faith's ongoing water project "The Water Museum" here https://www.facebook.com/FaithJohnsonWaterMuseum/

Jaclyn's Crystal Bowls set up at the "Water Keeper's Library".. ready for the journey!

Jaclyn's Crystal Bowls set up at the "Water Keeper's Library".. ready for the journey!

"Aether combines the cross-disciplinary works of five artists: interactive installation and performance artist, educator and community artist Faith Johnson; multimedia and performing artist, educator and organizer, Maria Molteni; performance, film, and interdisciplinary artist Sue Murad; mixed media artist and children’s librarian Meaghan Schwelm and composer and sound artist Amber Vistein. Each artist navigates one of the elements—water, earth, fire, or air—connecting conceptually through a fifth element aether that contains them all. This fifth classical element is said to fill the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere. It was considered in the 19th century to permeate all space, providing a medium through which light could travel. Aether is the quintessence, or poetic/spiritual confluence, where all the elements connect, arching between the physical/material world and the world of the ethereal. "

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Hiking to play my Crystal Singing Bowls in the Desert

I just returned from Tucson, Arizona from the Gem Show where I first purchased my singing bowls 7 years ago! I can't believe it has been that long. I connect with these bowls, carrying them up hills, over mountains, and to the beaches...I play them beside the lakes and from Maine to North Carolina, Utah, to Arizona. I use them as tools to help me to find resonance with my body, mind, spirit, and world around me.

Hiking just outside of Tucson, Arizona to play my bowls

Hiking just outside of Tucson, Arizona to play my bowls

The Crystal Bowls for me are a way to tap into the universe and new experiences through exploring imagination & journey through traveling with sound vibration. I invite you to journey with me this New Moon! We will be in one of my favorite cozy spaces in Falmouth, Maine, Meadow Wind. Many have shared they experience deep and clear journeys and feel a vibrational shift during these guided sessions.

This is a gathering to celebrate the new moon with a guided journey accompanied by my crystal singing bowls, crystal singing pyramid, and other sound. We try to gather once per month on or near the new moon to deepen our practice and further our imagination. The new moon is a perfect time to look deep within, to plant the seeds of your dreams, and to find guidance to grow your dreams on earth.

We will journey and then learn ways to embody the vibration and implement the messages, by sharing this in community it helps us to pull the pieces together and to dream bigger. Our collective imagination is much bigger than just ours alone.

Each month has different teachings and are for everyone who wishes to join.
All abilities and experience levels are welcome, This is open to everyone.

There will be a basket for offerings. Suggested Donation of $10-20

This helps with supplies, rental of spaces, website fees, and toward the livelihood and continued education of the teachers and guides...also sadly one of my bowls has broken and I am working towards replacing it. I will be holding many more crystal singing bowl journeys to help me raise enough to purchase the 3rd bowl in my set again, which was $1100 when I bought it 7 years ago!

New Moon Journey Circle, Imagination, Dream, & Guided Journey

February 26, 2017

6-7:30 pm

Meadow Wind Institute

100 Gray Road, West Falmouth, Maine

Contact Jaclyn for questions or for more info ouillette.jaclyn@gmail.com

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A Wonderful Year of Exploration, Women's Wilderness Journeys in 2016

These Wilderness Journeys pull us slightly out of our comfort zone..with a little adventure and uncertainty we are asked to see ourselves in a real way, held by a small community of supportive women. Many enjoyed relaxation, connection, and time away from the everyday to recharge and find spiritual direction. Many were called to offer gifts, some planned and some spontaneous to empower ourselves, deepen our wisdom, and let each other shine. Some offerings in addition to my own this year were different styles of Yoga, Plant Medicine, Edible Plants, Nourishing Meals, Songs, and Unique ways to Connect with the Earth. It is such a blessing to be a part of this community and sooooo Grateful for your Wisdom Sharing! Thank you to all who participated. Below enjoy the journey through these pictures.

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Wisdom Gathered. The Island Retreat, A Women's Weekend

We just returned back from an incredible Women's Wisdom Journey to "The Island", a 14 acre island in Annabessacook Lake in Monmouth, Maine. We paddled some mild choppy waters toward the island where we camped for two nights and 3 days..immersing ourselves in a beautifully supportive community of women, cooking and talking around the campfire and supporting each other on our unique journeys in life. We were a group from many generations of women, sharing wisdom and our spiritual quests together.

The teachings came through the transformation of fire, the willingness to be seen by the self, to see the ego with compassion, with the group as sacred witness to set the intentions for the weekend. Sleeping close to the earth encouraged deep rest, grounding and connection. A sunrise singing bowl session below a fluorescent deep pink morning sky to greet the day. Time to explore our selves, to listen to our bodies and our spirit. All meals were prepared together directly on the fire....We had a crystal singing bowl, crystal singing pyramid and voice journey that awakened deep memories, and a session to help us to see our path in symbolic space time through Earth Mapping where we live on the edge of the wheel of life and seeing our journey back to center. We had time for walking, rope swing, and swimming as well as space for solo exploration and journaling. The morning brought a deep healing circle in the waters and a journey up the Vision Tree to get a glimpse of the next steps to take after leaving the retreat. Smiles, laughter, tears, and "heavy energies" left on the island, we paddled back to the mainland riding the tall waves home......

I'm deeply grateful for this weekend experience and look forward to guiding the next group very soon....

~ Jaclyn

A Quest for Freedom .. A Journey to the Jungle and the Pyramids at Chichen Itza, Mexico

This journey began long before I realized my spiritual connection to the ancient sites on this planet. Since 6th grade I have been called to the Yucatan after learning about the people who lived there and the massive pyramids and structures that were left behind while the population seemingly disappeared over night with no clues as to where they had gone to.

While I was on an 88-day journey through the American Southwest in 2002, I began to have vivid dreams that told me about ancient people, the stars, and humanity. In one dream a Mayan grandfather appeared to me. He told me that the fall from consciousness was only from the height of a horse. It is as easy as standing up and climbing back up on that horse..  the fall has only been from the height of a horse, and in the bigger picture of the universe, that isn't far at all. Its just that we as a collective need to make the decision to do it.. to get back on that horse and ride it to freedom.

And so I began to study the energy of each day while living in the wild, out of a backpack, on a journey across the American Southwest. Through the deserts and down the Rio Grande....Along the way dreams came to guide me. Animals came to speak to me, visions appeared to me that showed me a new earth, anew and familiar way of living together...my curiosity of the world beyond what I could physically see was peeked.. and questions formed. I began to seek, wondering what this dream was really telling me, how do I stand and jump back on that horse? I stuck my straw into the universal milkshake of knowledge and I began my quest for the truth that would lead me to freedom.

This quest for freedom has led me on a journey across the US and back more than 13 times by car..and countless times by air... I have sought out many teachers and experiences... to break free from one's own limiting beliefs and mind doesn't seem as easy as just jumping on a horse. But perhaps in the story of humanity as a whole, this evolution will come more quickly than the number of years it has been since we have fallen. Each time I fall, I get back up...I searched for that freedom in the Mountains in Peru from the descendants of the Incas, the Islands and ancient sites in Greece..and just recently, Mexico.

I just returned from my first visit to the Yucatan in Mexico. I have been called here through dreams many many times. I am filled with light, delight, wonder, and inspiration. We traveled to the jungle where I connected with the plants and the land. We visited ancient temples and ancient sites. Each location that I visited, I was shown something new to help me break through the limits of my own mind and bring me closer to that freedom I have been seeking. Seeing beyond the ruins into the purpose of these temples..receiving insight as to ancient technologies..and being more fully and clearly guided by the ancestors.


I felt as though I were torn apart, all parts of my being devoured by the energy of the jaguar..to be spit out and birthed again in a new level of consciousness. Thousands and thousands of people travel all over to visit the ancient sites and to look..but there are more and more ropes that prevent us from getting closer and really experiencing these. We aren't allowed to climb the stairs up to the top of the pyramids. These have been closed to preserve the site, yet because of this we are not fully receiving all of the technology that these sites are offering.


What is it that the ancients wanted us to remember? I'd love to hear your thoughts ~





Returning Refreshed from the Winter Reflections Women's Weekend Retreat

We just returned refreshed, renewed and more aware of ourselves on many levels of perception from our Winter Reflections Women's Weekend Retreat. This was an amazing group of women who came together in a small community to reflect, to do some deep inner work, and to enjoy the wilderness setting while being cozy in the off-grid yurt and rustic cabin.

All the aspects of the retreat left me feeling fulfilled. Even the weather cooperated! The sauna was the icing on the cake! It was much appreciated! Just the right touch to lighten things up and build the bond among us. Your guidance and wisdom are such a blessing to me.
— Joanne Weiss, Winter Reflections Women"s Weekend Retreat February 2016

We gathered in circle to share wisdom and to see ourselves more deeply..with the knowing that seeing what is uncomfortable and being witnessed in this process brings about deep healing and awareness. We began with clearing by working with our energy fields and to create boundaries and energetic space for us to work in over the weekend.

We viewed ourselves from the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of perception using archetypal energies of serpent, jaguar, hummingbird, and eagle to assist us in shifting those perceptions and seeing ourselves through those eyes. We used gazing and energy tracking exercises with actual mirrors to provide an actual reflection back to us, and also we saw ourselves in others in the circle.

We realized through these practices and techniques when we see ourselves in others, what we tend to notice first is the shadow pieces of ourselves. Those aspects of ourselves that we don't like and don't want to see. Those places of annoyance, anger, and frustration. And that it is those who are closest to us who provide those most difficult mirrors to us..our partners and family.

We practiced seeing those places and going into them and through them..by sharing these in circle they become seen and are easier to move through.

We practiced seeing the light in each other...because that too is a reflection of ourselves....

Maybe as we practice seeing the light in others, we will more easily see it in ourselves?

This was a fun weekend of deep work, reflection, letting go, and also of great laughs and fun in the snow. I'm looking forward to the next journey!

Join us for The Gila Wilderness Backpacking, Ancient Sites, and Natural Hot Springs in September 2016


Wilderness Blessings,