Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018,
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018,
Dear Viriditas Community,
New Year Greetings to you! I hope you had a joyful and rejuvenating holiday season.
I returned home from my holiday travels to continue my preparations for my class: The Essence of Creation Spirituality starting on Feb. 26th. David and I are thrilled to be team teaching this class for the first time at the new Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder. This course is a framework for living that dives into an exploration of the sacredness of the universe, the wisdom of science, the passion of creativity and the power of social change.
(This book is on the required reading list for our February class.)
Click here to watch the video to learn more about the class. In this video you will not only find out about our class, you will also hear what happened when David and I first met many years ago on the Berkeley Pier in California!
At the Fox Institute David and I are part of a phenomenal group of faculty. Truly this group of spiritual teachers is breathtaking. Find out more about who is behind this powerful education here.
Did you hear about the bomb cyclone on the east coast? Maybe experience it? I did!
What a name, right? Makes you anxious just hearing that.
I was on my way traveling to New York City from the Swiss Alps when the bomb cyclone decided to direct its brutally frigid path to the east coast, bringing biting winds and blinding snow. My flight was cancelled. Plans unexpectedly halted. Disappointment and upset swirled about in the air. Fear and anxiety of the unknown. What destruction will occur? What devastation? When will it end?
In the midst of the chaos, I gathered my strength to return to my center and ground myself. I tapped in to the depth of my own spiritual practice for support. What comfort I found, with warm, embracing arms of this inner work to help me through my current challenge.
Although this bomb cyclone was an incredible snowstorm on the east coast during this holiday season, I know we all experience bomb cyclones within our lives that have the potential to throw us off track, tear us down, disappoint and make us anxious. For this is life on this beautiful planet Earth at this time.
How do we navigate through this? And come out healthy and strong? Still growing and reaching to become the best self we can become? The course that David and I are teaching in February will offer helpful tools – tools to help you remain calm, strong and hopeful even in the midst of the bomb cyclones within your life – whatever they may be.
This course will teach you how to open your heart, how to communicate and connect with others, and how to navigate through those experiences that have the potential to throw you off track.
Needing a Little Help to Navigate your Days in the Time of Bomb Cyclones and False Ballistic Missile Alarms?
Check out the blog post for an intro to one tool. Explore the rich and colorful tapestry of the four threads of our inner work as we navigate the bomb cyclones in our lives.
How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras
I hope you were able to make use of the Holiday Gift that I sent a few weeks ago to support you in taking care of yourself through the holiday season. It was so exciting to launch this introduction to How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras as a holiday gift! If you missed it, you can still access it HERE.
The rest of the guidebook with engaging stories and specific recommendations along with gorgeous audio recordings of the mantras will be available in February. A perfect spiritual practice to support and nourish you in the challenges of daily life. Truly helpful. I would love to hear any questions or comments you have about the holiday gift material.
For now, I will close with one of my favorite lines from the Introduction of Original Blessing by Matthew Fox.
“When I use the word “wisdom”, I think of the definition that the Native American tradition gives us: that the people may live. I am very at home with this understanding of wisdom. I believe it encompasses the breath and depth of cosmic and human living, and I believe it names what God the Creator wants for all of her children: that the people of this precious Earth, all global peoples, may live. Bangladesh people, old people, hungry children people, robust adolescent people, people in socialist countries, people in capitalist countries – that the people may live.”
Join me and David at the Fox Institute in February and experience what it means to really live!
PS Don’t forget you have access to the audios for the Healing with Mantra for all 7 chakras in my Free Healing Library. A brief recap of each chakra can be found here to support you in your practice at home.