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Dear Community,
I have some questions for you and I would so love responses to them. I know most of you figure I get flooded with answers to my e-mails, but really, it’s largely like sending communications into a black hole and I’m surprised when any of you show up for events. Please use your keyboards (not just the mouse) and write back a bit.

What sort of community events would you like to see continue? Chants (do you prefer different days of the week?)? Dances of Universal Peace (when and where?)? Rituals (which ones?)? Classes (about what?)? Retreats (about what?)? Other?

What aspects of events are particularly appealing for you?
What aspects are particularly distasteful for you?

Do you want an Imbolc ritual this year? Imbolc is February 2nd (a Wednesday) and I’m trying to decide if there’s enough interest to bother scheduling it…. *TIME LAPSE* – LATER NOTE: NO IMBOLC RITUAL – NOT ENOUGH RESPONSE – THANKS ANYWAY…

Which is better: cats or dogs? Why?


Monday, January 24th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln, Ft Collins – Focus on “Al-Muqit” “the nourisher” – by donation

Tuesday, January 25th – 7 PM – Women’s Dance – St Barnabas Church (13th and Vine, Denver) – $7 suggested donation

Friday, January 28th – 7 PM – Chant – 230 N Sunset St, Ft Collins (Kiri and Mark’s house) – $7 suggested donation

Saturday, January 29th – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Pagan Class #3 – 5000 Boardwalk, #13, Ft Collins – Focusing on aspects of ritual, what we do and why – $30 – you can just show up if you like, even if you haven’t been with us yet.

Monday, January 31st – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Al Hasib” “The Bringer of Judgment” – by donation

Tuesday, February 1st – 10 AM – Mama Sing – Avogadro’s Number (605 S Mason, Ft Collins) – by donation

Tuesday, February 1st – 6:30 PM – the first meeting for the newly forming Spiritual Mentoring Group – I still have space for one or two more folks if you want to commit to it – contact me as soon as possible.

Wednesday, February 2nd – Imbolc – I will co-create an evening of Imbolc Dances of Universal Peace with Timothy in Denver – Clayton Learning Center (MLK JR Blvd and Colorado) 7:30 PM – $10

Saturday, February 5th – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Pagan Class (#4) – 5000 Boardwalk, #13 – Wrapping up aspects of ritual and moving into Yule and Imbolc more in depth… – $30 to drop-in – you still can.

Saturday, February 5th – 2 to 4 PM – Urs of Hazrat Inayat Khan Celebration – StarHouse (3.5 miles west of Boulder, up Sunshine Canyon Rd) – Waduda Wendy and I will be co-creating an afternoon of walking meditation, breath practice, Zikr, and honoring Hazrat Inayat Khan – $20 suggested donation

Saturday, February 5th – 7 PM – Chant in Aurora – (11080 E 17th Ave, Deb Hoffman’s house) – $7 suggested donation – please let your Denver-Dwelling Dearies know about this.

Monday, February 7th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Al Jalil” “The majestic” – by donation

Tuesday, February 8th – 7 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Sunrise Ranch (100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland) – $5 suggested donation

THURSDAY, February 10th – THURSDAY – Chant – THURSDAY – 7 PM – THURSDAY – 5000 Boardwalk #13, Ft Collins – THURSDAY – $7 suggested donation – THURSDAY

Friday, February 11th – Dances of Universal Peace – Mile Hi Community Center (Alameda and Garrison in Denver) – 7 PM – I’ll be leading dances for the Diversity Committee and GLBT groups – Open to the public, so I’d love to have you there! – FREE!!

Saturday, February 12th – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Pagan Class (#5) – 5000 Boardwalk, #13 – probably focusing on Ostara, Beltane and Litha – $30 – you can still drop in.

Monday, February 14th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Al-Karim” “The Generous” – by donation

Tuesday, February 15th – 10 AM – Mama Sing II – 810 W Mountain Ave, Ft Collins (Stephanie’s house… thanks Stephanie!) – by donation

Friday, February 18th – 7 PM – Full Moon Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – $7 suggested donation

Monday, February 21th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Ar-Raqib” “The Watchful” – by donation

Tuesday, February 22nd – 7 PM – Women’s Dance – St Barnabas Church, Denver – $7 suggested donation

Friday, February 25 to Sunday, February 26 – SUFI MEDITATION RETREAT – registration is still open… let me know if you’re planning to attend – 3 days of meditation focus, primarily silent, Friday and Saturday evening Zikrs, yoga and movement with Mark Williams, delicious food, beautiful location – at Sunrise Ranch – sliding scale $140 to $210 – here’s the link to register: http://trigoddess.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sufi-retreat-flyer-2011.pdf

Monday, February 28th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Al-Mujib” “The Responsive” – by donation

Looking ahead:
MEADOWFEST is coming along with the better weather – mark your calendars – June 9th to June 12th – Jack’s Gulch Campground – more details still being formed…

My answer to Question #4: cats. Because God made them that way.
That’s also why chocolate is better than vanilla.
Coffee is better than tea.
Red is better than yellow.
Pizza is better than spinach.
Heat is better than cold.
Nice is better than mean.
Odd is better than even.
And sleeping in late is better than getting up early.
You can contact me by phone or e-mail (neither one is better than the other): (970)227-5275 or rain@trigoddess.org.
Blessings to all of you, because blessings are better than curses.
Love and light (which certainly feels much better than hatred and darkness),