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Rhythms of Harmony and Peace

Posted 10/1/2017 3:10pm by Sally Voris .

  

 

"I keep getting an image of a great cosmic tree that has roots that go deep into the center of the earth and branches that connect with the heavens. The roots provide a stability that can't be shaken and the branches and leaves provide a protection from all the storms flying about outside of this space.”           

                                                                                                      -- Robin Kissinger 

Now, more than ever, gathering at the farm can heal and refresh us.  

After a puppet show last Saturday, we gathered for a pot-luck meal and a fire circle. The air was clear, fresh and slightly cool. The sliver of the moon sank low in the sky. A dome of stars appeared above us; the Milky Way faintly visible. The fire's glow illuminated our faces. A young boy and girl roasted marshmallows and stuck the ends of their sticks into the embers. Above the drone of crickets chirping, we heard boys calling and the rumble of a little red wagon as they pulled each other around the farm. Click here for more images of the puppet show. 

A friend commented, “This is so grounding.” The warmth of the fire and the warmth of our spirits seemed to intertwine. In past years, some sang solos boldly. This year, we sang rounds softly, our voices blending together, as if we were comforting each other and humbly embracing our shared humanity after another week of devastating news. We began as acquaintances; by the end of evening, we felt our hearts as one.

DRUM CIRCLE FOR PEACE: Saturday, October 7, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Gathering around the fire was so grounding and so soothing, we'd like to offer it again. This time with the focus on drumming for peace (though singing and dancing are good too.) We want to support an initiative we learned of through the Global Sisterhood of women coming together to press for peace in Israel:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/sister%40unify.org/15eb4febffd14da4

We are inviting circle members and their guests. It will again include a potluck meal. We will accept donations to support this event.   

AN INTRODUCTION TO EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), will be led by Vickii Engel Thomas, Monday, October 16, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. at the Retreat House, 4234 Ruggles Road. Vickii  MS, LMT, has been a practicing massage therapist since 1987, specializing in the relationship between mind and body.  She suggests reading this link https://www.thetappingsolution.com/ where there are "a ton of wonderful videos and images" to educate and inspire  Cost $25.00. Register here

GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING, Thursday, October 19, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Marie Monn will lead our program which will include an introduction to mindfulness. The event will be held at the Retreat House. It is free and we will collect money to donate to women refugees. Register here.

DRUM CIRCLE TO HONOR THE ANCESTORS With Jaqui McMillan, November 4, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. More details soon. 

As the nights begin to cool, may we once again find our inner fire.  

Warmly,

Sally

 


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