I’m in the desert having my entire body dehydrated after our super lush Colorado year… thinking…
There is some serious genius behind living in the tropics. Humidity, sunshine, luscious greenery, instantaneous mold on every food item…
If I move to the Caribbean, will you join me? Seasonal celebrations won’t be as dramatic, but the oceanic rituals would more than make up for it… don’t you think?
But, for real… I am thinking it would be so fun to organize a Goddess caravan to the Sekhmet Temple in Nevada. I’m doing some dust-devil-style brain-storming about how to coordinate a Spiritual retreat for 12 sincere participants… It would include ritual, chanting, meditation, communion with the jackelopes, along with collaboratively created meals, and some service work on the temple grounds. Wanna?
Of course I would make it VERY affordable.
While that one is percolating… like some delectable coffee on a cowgirl’s campfire… Here are the pending circles for the first month of 2013…
I love the sound of “2013”…
Thursday, January 3rd – Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain Ave – $10 suggested donation
Sunday, January 6th – Chant – 7 PM – 135 Circle Dr, Ft Collins – $7 suggested donation
Monday, January 7th – Sufi Meditation Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – facilitated by me in my presence – by donation
Tuesday, January 8th – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Avo’s (625 S Mason, Ft Collins) – $7 suggested donation
Tuesday, January 8th – Sunrise Ranch Dance – 7 PM – 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland – $5 to $10 suggested donation
Thursday, January 10th – Fort Collins Dance – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain Ave – $10 suggested donation
Monday, January 14th – Sufi Meditation Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation
Tuesday, January 15th – Sufi Study Group – 7 PM – 449 Clover Ln – we’ve been enjoying diving into Hazrat Inayat Khan’s writings…. such wisdom, grace and sweetness… you’re welcome to join us! All levels of interest welcome! – by donation
Thursday, January 17th – Fort Collins Dance – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain Ave – $10 suggested donation
Saturday, January 19th – Community Zikr in Boulder – 7:30 PM – Studio Be, 2077 30th St – I will be leading again this month – dessert potluck following zikr… if y’all bring desserts! – $5 suggested donation
Sunday, January 20th – Chant – 7 PM – 135 Circle Dr, Ft Collins – $7 suggested donation
Monday, January 21st – Sufi Meditation Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation
Tuesday, January 22nd – Women’s Dance in Denver – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church, 1280 Vine St – $8 suggested donation
Thursday, January 24th – Fort Collins Dance – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain Ave – $10 suggested donation
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26th – TENDING the HEART – A short Sufi retreat in Idaho Springs – facilitated by Gayan Angie Galik, Rafia Sharon Rebeck, and myself – workshop from 1 to 4 PM – dinner and hot springs break from 4 to 7 – Zikr from 7 to 9 PM – If you’re interested in attending, find more info, register, and/or pay on-line here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/ – $25 for workshop and Zikr
Monday, January 28th – Sufi Meditation Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation
Tuesday, January 29th – Sufi Study Group – 7 PM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation
SUFI MEDITATION RETREAT – coming right up!!! – FEBRUARY 22nd to 24th (Friday morning to Sunday evening) – three full days of silent meditation, practices, Sufi explorations, Friday and Saturday evening Zikr… Yoga and movement led by Mark Williams… all else led by me – http://trigoddess.org/special-events/ – This is always such a sweet, rich, deep and beautiful way to be together. Sunrise Ranch is gorgeous and the food is awesome! Join us again or for the first time!
I just want y’all to know that I was tempted to intersperse this mailer with little one-line blips of Christmas carols… but I decided against it because I love you and I wouldn’t want you to see a three-word prompt that would trigger your malicious minds to melodically torment you for months and miserable months even after your friendly grocers have returned to their senses and started decking the halls and aisles with cupids and hearts and rose-colored chocolates. You’re welcome!
Instead… I thought I’d just tell you a little story about a garden gnome named Gerome. Gerome was German and had no home. In the dead of winter (which is actually the “live” of winter and the “dead” of summer), Gerome the garden gnome found some funny bunny rabbits to bunk with and they all had a rip-roaring, rocking, knocking, bippety-bopping good time until spring!
Love to all of you, and to all a good, champagne-infested, kissy-faced, confetti-ified New Year!