Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary

Welcome to a Healing Sanctuary in the Forest

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary is named after the 200+ year old Black Cherry Tree who stands majestically in the heart of the sanctuary. The land is stewarded as a space for building community in tandem with different EmpowR offerings.

The sanctuary holds space for co-creating:

* New patterns of healing and belonging in our bodies

* New patterns of engagement in relationships and social norms

* New patterns of how we engage with the elements of nature and energies of Mama Earth. 

We are remembering our roots, reawakening our magic, and imagining and practicing ways to manifest visions for New Earth. 

Vision

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary is manifesting a four-season respite, retreat, and event space to be intentionally co-created with community while shifting away from colonized land “ownership” values and belief systems. 

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Invitation to Build Community

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary is a land base for a growing an emergent community of evolving humans committed to building new ways of being in relationship with ourselves, each other, and Mama Earth. We are all somewhere on a path of exploring our life purposes, taking responsibility for how we show up in our lives, and bringing awareness to our roles in building cultural conditions for New Earth.

Being a part of the EmpowR Community offers entry points into discovering what it means to be human in the times of the Great Turning and shifting energetic patterning on the planet.

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Background

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary is located on N’dakinna land, the ancestral homeland of the Abenaki Nation, situated below the western slopes of Spruce Mountain with land lines connecting to the Groton State Forest. Seven acres of open and wooded forest is in a regeneration and renewal process from the more recent history of farming and its roots in colonization. Rae Carter and Mitch Pauley began paying the bank to steward and live on the land in 2013 and have been co-creating, with the energy of the land, a vision for the sanctuary ever since. The sanctuary was an idea originally called into being by the trees, who share their generous wisdom about co-creating relationships of reciprocity and building community. 

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Growing an Herb Farm

Organic and wild medicinal plants are well-established at the sanctuary with space to expand growing, harvesting, and medicine making practices. A new Herbalism Entrepreneur Apprenticeship is being offered to explore co-creating an herb farm.

HERBALISM ENTREPRENEUR APPRENTICESHIP

Herbal remedies and magical medicines are currently being offered to people through our Awareness Amplifier Opportunity.

AWARENESS AMPLIFIER OPPORTUNITY
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Sanctuary Events & Nature-Based Retreats

All events offered to the public are listed on the EmpowR event page, in the EmpowR Voice newsletter, on Facebook and Instagram. Professional events are also listed on LinkedIn. Some events and retreats are only offered to the EmpowR Community, which all are welcome to join. Retreats and other educational programs can be customized for groups and organizations. 

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CUSTOMIZE A NATURE-BASED RETREAT
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Healing Sessions and Respite at the Sanctuary

Several types of healing and support sessions are offered both online and at the sanctuary. 

HEALING SESSION OFFERINGS
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Visit the Sanctuary

Sanctuary day and overnight visits are currently available for members of the EmpowR Community. If you would like to learn more and join the conversation, please register for an event to start to build relationship and consider joining the EmpowR Community.

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