We envision a diverse global community sanctuary where anyone can feel safe to explore connections between their inner spiritual practices and sacred nature in order to create a more sustainable world.
We are a community that teaches, nurtures and celebrates the link between personal spirituality and our place as interconnected beings, improving the health, balance and wellness between ourselves and the planet.
To create and enliven meaningful connections with the natural world.
From the roots of Woman's Way...
The Gaian Collective was birthed from Woman’s Way Red Lodge (WWRL)—A non-profit organization that existed from 2005-2020 with the original purpose of enlivening the sacred feminine and co-creating a new paradigm for positive change in our communities.
Many individuals were touched by the magick of WWRL and their community events, teachings, and gatherings over these years. Between 2019 and 2021 individuals who had been vested in the organization snuggled into the cave of transformation and new visions for the non-profit unfolded.
They dreamed an organization focused even more on inclusivity, intersectionality, acknowledgement of our legacy coming from WWRL, and moving forward in a way that meets this moment in the world.
A moment where all of us, no matter our background, must strive to unite for justice, the earth/our environments, and love in our communities. From this, The Gaian Collective was born…
We carry the seeds.
Our vision articulates the world we want to live in. Our mission is how we want to live our lives. Our purpose is our reason for being.
The Gaian Collective is poised to contribute inclusive support for many as we do our part assisting in the great turning. There has never been a more important time to circle together in community. We must support each other so we can hold strong as the winds of change blow fiercely over the landscapes of our lives and as we march on to create a better world for all life on earth.
We need community and ceremony to support us. We cannot survive these times alone, and we are in it together.
The Gaian Collective’s desire is to be a community for you, a hub to find other communities, and a light in the storm. Lean in and let’s hold each other up when we need it most. We've got you.
OUR 15 VALUES FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING
LIVING FROM THE CORE
We agree to live from the core with integrity, taking responsibility to act consciously with the intention of loving.
DIRECT SPIRITUAL ACCESS
We believe that each of us has the ability to access Spirit directly. We respect our own and each other’s autonomy and authenticity.
WILLINGNESS TO STEP INTO POWER AND SERVICE
We are willing, each in a unique way, to step into our power in service of the highest good of the community.
We commit to conserve, recycle and renew resources, to generate income through right livelihood, and listen to our sense of enoughness.
REVERENCE FOR LIFE
We honor the interconnected web of all life. Daily life is sacred. We believe that all beings are graced with the fundamental right to be.
INCLUSIVENESS AND ACCEPTANCE
We value diversity, honoring the sacredness of each person’s heritage, experience, wisdom and contribution to the whole.
We work and play co-creatively among ourselves and with other groups with complementary purposes and principles.
GRATITUDE AND GENEROSITY
Gratitude is fundamental to our way of being in the world, and we generously give back to our communities and to the Earth in a spirit of deep appreciation.
With aware presence, we witness who we each are today.
WILLINGNESS TO PLAY AND LAUGH AT OURSELVES
Our most practical magic!
We accept and (at times!) embrace the creative interplay of opposites: light/shadows, tradition/evolution, freedom/limits, order/chaos.
SEEKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE WAYS OF WISDOM
We step into our sacred lineage, honoring the wisdom of our ancestors, elders and youngers.
We commit to generating positive and creative energy to pass on to future generations.
BEING IN BALANCE
We honor the beauty, passion, power and expression of the dance of our inner being.
OUR BODIES OPEN US TO MYSTERY
We experience connection with Spirit through our bodies. We honor and celebrate our deep, visceral and intuitive body connectedness with nature and our natural cycles. Our bodies are living portals into Mystery.
The founders of Woman's Way Red Lodge did such a beautiful job of creating “15 Principles" for the community. The current board felt that they really are values we use to live a conscious life. Hence, the new name of these Fifteen Principles is “15 Values for Conscious Living.”
As always, many gratitudes to those visionary women who held the original wisdom to create such important values for living a balanced and healthy interconnected life with the natural world.