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Ceremonial Suggestions
​for 1000 Goddesses Gathering Sacred Circles
The Global Tree Grid

NOTE: You don’t need to have any background in doing ceremony to participate in this Global Grid. Suggested Ceremonial Steps can be found below. [xoxoxox Heart Emoji]



“We are all One.”

~ Communication from a Silver Maple

received by Gaia Mystic Mare Cromwell



Mother Gaia and the Overarching Mother Tree Council of our Sacred Earth have requested that the 1000 Goddesses Gathering Global Grid evolve this year to include other Sacred Beings on Earth—specifically the Standing Ones or the Tree People.


The role of the Standing Ones/Trees around our world is truly beyond description. They provide food, materials for building and firewood, contribute oxygen so we can breathe, and so much more. In addition, the spiritual capacities of trees to be conduits of energy and information from the cosmos into Mother Gaia’s skin (biosphere) and bones (rock layers) to Mother’s heart in the center of our planet … and back out … is rather significant.


The Tree of Life is recognized in all belief systems around the planet and beckons us to remember our Oneness with all on our Sacred Earth.



Traditionally, the spiritual call for this annual Divine Feminine Unified Field of ceremonies was for our sacred circles around the world to invoke our Spirit Teams in ceremony. We would ask for beautiful Luminous Love to infuse our Sacred Earth with healing energies, as we energetically linked our rituals together into a powerful matrix of healing for our entire planet.


This is all in fulfillment of the Tibetan Prophecy that when 1000 Goddesses or Tibetan Taras unite, then the tone of our Sacred Earth will shift from Fear to Compassion.


In 2024, Mother Gaia is asking we do ceremony specifically with the Standing Ones, inviting them to contribute their beautiful energies to our ceremonies.


Numerous plant communicators, myself included, have received direct messages from the trees that they want us to reach out to them for support during these intense times. Trees embody deep calming, healing energies within their biofields which they know we humans can greatly benefit from during this phase in our planet’s history. 


“Trees are all heart.“

~ Basia Alexander, Tree Whisperer



Trees would love for us to wake up to their great intelligence and wisdom and LOVE and treat them far more consciously and reverently than perceiving them as solely “Standing Lumber” to be harvested.



The tree kingdom would like all humans to realize that tree’s hold great intelligence, wisdom and LOVE [Link to Resources – Tree Sentience Page].  They are highly sentient beings and wish to cultivate loving relationships with each and every one of us humans. 


Thus, the invitation for the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in 2024 is to honor and “Love-Up” the trees, and … ask them to join us in our ceremonies. They have an extensive Global Grid in the earth’s multi-dimensional planes and this Unified Field of ceremonies promises to be rather tremendous with the “partnership” of The Global Tree Grid.


Ceremonial Ideas:

There are infinite ways to do ceremony with and for the Standing Ones. It can be as complicated or simple as you would like based on your background in organizing rituals. 


  • If you do not already have a tree or a set of trees that you visit, then you will want to find one and ask permission from it to engage with it. 


  • To initiate your connection, start by taking several long deep breaths, and then send love to your heart. Then come to a place of inner peace. From that inner space of peace, ask permission of the tree or trees. Then wait to discern if you have received permission, you will hopefully feel either a welcoming sense or perhaps subtle push-away. If you don’t feel anything, then don’t worry. Odds are very good the tree will welcome you in to its field to connect with youregardless.  (If you “hear” a response, all the better.)


  • It is important that your ceremony be outside for this Unified Field of rituals, unless the weather is not inclement for an outdoor ceremony. If that is the case, then you can always spiritually connect with a specific tree or set of trees from where you are inside (having asked permission in advance). They will hear your call on the spirit plane.


  • Assuming you are outside, first connect with Mother Gaia’s heart by visualizing a beautiful cord of energy from your energy body and root chakra extending to Mother’s heart in the center of our Sacred Earth. This energy cord is pulsing Love between you and Mother’s heart. [Link – Mother’s Love Cord Connection]


  • Then stand away from the trunk of this special tree at a distance that feels right to you, or you could even sit with your back against the tree. Then send love down to your heart, as you open it more to then direct love to the tree. If you need to be inside, then send love as you sit inside. 


  • Continue directing love for a minute or two and then communicate from your heart to the tree to let it know that you are open to receiving its love. The tree will hear your thoughts. Odds are very good that it has already started sending you love and calming energy by that time anyway. 


  • If this heart-exchange is complete for you as your simple ceremony, that is all good. Or you can shift into initiating full ceremony from this place if that is your calling. 


  • Before you fully disconnect from your tree-heart connection though, visualize your heart-space with the tree as part of a Unified Field of glowing tree-human heart links and send your love into that Unified Field – to support all the trees around the planet and all the humans, along with all of Mother Gaia. Essentially, you are amplifying Gaia’s Oneness Grid doing this too. [Link – Gaia’s Oneness Grid]


  • Then you are ready to disconnect energetically from the tree and pull your energy back. And thank the tree at the very end. You can always leave a gift of something sparkly such as costume jewelry or glass beads at the base too. The tree – and the nature spirits – will love that offering!


  • If you would like to take your ceremony further, either as an individual or group of people in sacred circle, there are ideas below on how to do ceremony in a more formal way following your guidance.



Note: Trees love drumming from the heart, singing or playing soft music, flute or other gentler instruments of music. They also love chimes and gifts (sparkly objects, as mentioned above) from our hearts offered at their base or hanging in their branches. Our offerings in all of these ways feed them and all the sacred beings around them too.



Some other Suggestions for your Tree Bonding:



  • Communicate with trees to encourage them to be stronger and more resilient in the face of Climate Change and other ecological stresses – [Link based on the work of Jim Conroy & Basia Alexander - website]

    • Coming to a place of inner peace (same approach as above), ask permission of the tree or trees to work with them. If you get an affirmative response, state these lines to them:

      • I Love You.

      • Make More Food.

      • Drive and Clear Circulation

      • Grow.

      • I Love You.

      • (Note: trees are rather direct and don’t need the human niceties of saying ‘please. ;~)  )


  • If you are still experiencing your moontime, you can pour your moonblood at the bottom of a tree or set of trees. There is a Hopi Prophecy that “when women start to offer again their moonblood to earth, men will come home from war and there will be peace.” – Learn More [Link – Red Tara Tree -]


  • Urinate on a tree’s base/roots. This information came from a tree in the Netherlands that was communicating with the remarkable Nature Mystic [Liza Atsma]. Trees actually miss living with us far more closely. When we existed far more simply and not so separately from the natural world, we would pee at the bases of trees. This allowed them to tune in to us better to discern what we needed and how they could support us energetically.

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Many have requested guidance about ways to create ceremony for a 1000 Goddesses Gathering Global Grid sacred circle.

From the first moment that Mother Gaia asked Mare Cromwell to organize the Gathering in 2015, she gave her the vision of women all over the world joining energetically to anchor beautiful Divine Feminine energies into her heart – the center of our Sacred Earth. As we do this, we are deeply amplifying a significant energetic grid across the planet - Gaia's Oneness Grid - to help bring the healing energies in that are so needed now.
As the Global Event has evolved, there came a strong call from Mother Gaia that those embodying the Divine Masculine be present at the satellite ceremonies, to help hold Sacred Space for the ceremonies -- for the Divine Balance. However, women can gather without any men present also. (Please do not let this Call from Gaia deter you if you do not wish to have those embodying the Masculine present ... though Mother is calling us to come into Sacred Balance as we can.)


In 2023, Mother Gaia is specifically calling for us to gather in Ceremony and visualize how we are a Divine Sisterhood, grounded to Mother's Heart and connected all around our Sacred Earth -- weaving our ceremonies together with the support of Grandmother Spider.

Mother is encouraging us to drum, dance, sing, even wail - if needed, to connect with the Divine Feminine spirit teams (and Divine Masculine guardians) to truly raise the spiritual energies woven around the globe. And anchored to Mother's heart!

P.S. Chocolate stations are most encouraged at all

the ceremonies around the world also.

Goddesses need our Chocolate!  :~p

In preparing for this year's 1000 Goddess Gathering Ceremony, you may wish to first learn more about Grandmother Spider and her significant medicine. Spiders may even start appearing to you as messengers of the call to Weave the Divine Feminine energies together on October 21st. They can get your creativity and inspiration flowing.


Ariadne (c) Claudia Olivos. Used by Permission

Also, ceremonies can be scripted but are also known to arise in the moment, which can be quite fun!


The following are more suggestions to consider in coming together in Sacred Circle for ceremony, to link energetically with us around the Globe on Oct 21, 2023. These suggestions can be applied to an online/virtual ceremony also.

Note: Humbly honoring and sending Gratitude to the native peoples whose cultures from which the teachings about Grandmother Spider source. 


Gaia (c) Claudia Olivos.  Used by Permission


A list of 1000 Goddesses that could be used in ceremony. 

Full ceremony invoking 1000 Goddesses using the list above (thank you, Tess Amoruso).

Divine Masculine "Knighting" Ceremony - to invite the Wounded Masculine to heal into the Divine Masculine. (Thank you to Diana Kelly and Michael Melchizedek)

Also, you are heartedly encouraged to access the Gaia’s Oneness Grid visualization and do this prior to your ceremony (available for free). This was downloaded to Mare Cromwell two days after the 1000 Goddesses Gathering & Global Grid in October, 2018. This came from the overarching Spiritual Council that is behind the Global Grid, which includes the Family of One in our universe. In each of our Unified Fields of ceremonies around the world, we deeply activate Gaia’s Oneness Grid as a result of the network of ceremonies across the planet. Listening to this visualization will connect you spiritually to this Spiritual Council and prime you and your group to more deeply anchor your ceremony to the heart of Mother Gaia.

Below is a suggested outline for leading ceremony for the 1000 Goddesses Gathering Global Grid.

Note that these suggestions can also be used for a virtual sacred circle where there are women (priestesses) in different locations all participating with prepared parts. Or there is one ceremonial leader who conducts the ceremony as others join in quietly. There are a multitude of ways to do ceremony in person or virtually so you are encouraged to be creative. (This 1000 Goddesses Gathering event in Tiberon, California, led by the late High Priestess Celestine Star, is an example of how one group organized a virtual ceremony on October 24, 2020. The 2022 Global Grid is being dedicated to Celestine.)

Cerridwin (c) Claudia Olivos. Used by Permission


Artemis (c) Claudia Olivos. Used by Permission


Ellis (c) Claudia Olivos. Used by Permission

Leading Ceremony:

  • Create Sacred Space with candles, incense, smudge, etc, prepared.

  • Leave your emotional burdens at the door, so to speak. Smudge before you start, if that is your tradition.

  • Create a group altar with various icons of the Great Mother and Goddesses on it (Kuan Yin, Durga, Isis, Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Osun, Yemaya, etc. Mare did a several day ceremony once where we printed off many images of various Goddesses from different websites to lay around the outer ring of our ceremony. It can be that simple.)

    • You can have images of your ancestors on the altar.

    • Animal totem images also

    • Favorite stones, etc.

  • Light a candle at the altar and activate the altar.

  • Ask for your spiritual guardians to come in, to help hold the space spiritually. (If this is an online ceremony, you can ask that all the participants call on their Spiritual Guardians to help hold sacred space too.)

  • Ask for your ancestors serving the Highest Good to come in also. (And all online participants can call on them also.)

  • Invoke these Goddesses and the Great Divine Mother/Creatrix. Invoke as many as you can, always making it clear that you are asking only for those serving the Highest Good for Divine Plan Alignment to come in. It is important to make that clear.

  • It is wise to also invoke some Gods and the Great Divine Father, for balance. (Some may not agree with this and that is fine. Yet, what our Sacred Earth needs is balance between the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine now.)

  • You can play Robert Gass’s “Ancient Mother” song.

  • Another suggestion is the Mantra Ma to invoke the Mother of all Grace, Compassion, Support & Love.


  • Once you have opened up the ceremony and invoked the Mothers in, the next piece is to visualize their love energy coming into your energy body (as it has).

  • And then drop this sacred energy mixed with your energy body down to the heart of Mother Gaia.

  • You can visualize a powerful cord of energy dropping from your root chakra to the very center of the Planet – Mother Gaia's core.

  • Feel this cord getting strongly connected to Mother Gaia’s heart.

  • Then send love from your heart chakra to Mother Gaia’s heart.

  • Next ask Mother Gaia to send her love back to you, to your heart chakra.

  • You can keep on pulsing this love back and forth between you and Mother Gaia, sending the sacred energies of the Divine Mothers within your energy body down to her heart also.


  • Then, chant, dance, sway, move, drum, rattle, keep on sending the energies down into Mother Gaia and out around the world. Or Keen as you and your sacred circle may need to.


  • Visualize all the other beautiful ceremonies around our Sacred Earth -- to connect with all of us.


  • Make it as high vibrational as possible. Fun, silly even (if that is your guidance). Silliness is very high vibrational too!  ;~)


  • You can also include some Sacred Water Ceremony within your circle.

    • Ask everyone participating to bring some sacred water (from a pristine spring or stream, etc.)

    • Pray over it, hold it over your hearts, drum over it, and then pour some into the ground.

    • Keep some water to share with all, to take home with them.


  • Food can be part of your ceremony also. Sacred offerings, sharings.

  • The ceremony can be as long as you want it to be.


  • When you feel that you have reached the end of your ceremony, close it by announcing out loud to the spirit realms that it is officially over, thanking all the guardians, beautiful Mothers and other positive spiritual beings who have come in. (And ask those in your online ceremony to thank their guardians and ancestors also.)


At the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in 2016, we offered these different healing and envisioning stations on the Washington Mall in D.C.:

-  For people to share about their grief.

-  Or seek forgiveness for, or how they might be able to forgive others more.

-  Or list what gives them Joy & Gratitude in their lives.

-  Or how they might envision a beautiful world that we can co-manifest together. (What would this world look like? Different images that come to mind can be shared on paper, drawings, in partners… )

-  Personal pledges/commitments for action steps after the Gathering.

Also in 2016 in DC, we created altars to the Mothers of the Four Elements (per the Yoruba tradition) anchoring the Four Directions (plus a large Goddess Statue in the center with an altar at her base), where we did ceremony. 

-   Mother of Air

-   Mother of Water

-   Mother of Earth

-   Mother of Fire   

At the 2018 Gathering on the Washington Mall, altars were created in the four directions to the four races of our Sacred Earth:

-  East - to the peoples from the East (Asian-Indian regions)

-  South - the indigenous peoples of the Earth

-  West - the African Diaspora

-  North - the European and all Northern peoples


Mary Magdalene (c) Claudia Olivos. Used by Permission


Brigid (c) Claudia Olivos. Used by Permission


Snake Goddess (c) Claudia Olivos. Used by Permission

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