Initiation is an important aspect of the completion of the Year of the healer, and we mark it with both a certificate and red cord as well as time with me in a one on one dedication and initiation ceremony.
This ceremony is prepared for in advance as a part of the priestess journey and is one of my most cherished times with apprentices.
The actual ceremony itself os private and held in the mystery until each person arrives at this place in their sacred journey.
Apprentices who complete to initiation, will become Red corded priestess of the Sacred Grove.
Those who choose to move into Second year/ Year of the Warrior and see it to completion, are recognized as Elder Priestesses and receive a black cord at that time. These folks work to discover their unique gifts and traditionally move out and into their community as leaders.