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'Tis the Season to Be Healing: Thoughts on Ceremony

Hello dear one,
Short and sweet today as you may have many holiday parties to go to:

At Scott’s invitation, I recently met his Lakota teacher Arkan Lushwalla. I was inspired by how Arkan spoke about Ceremony in the Native American tradition: as a way for people to enter together a space of healing, clearing, and prayer; a place to go deep into the dark and wide into the light, and return with the gifts received so we can offer them to our radically troubled world.

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Even Fierce Warrior Hearts Need Rest

Fellow human,

As Alice Walker says, hard times require furious dancing ... and also a place to be together, furious or not, where we can touch what is real in our hearts in the midst of so much uncertainty out there.
Perhaps you marched in the streets last Saturday. Perhaps you feel hopeful, or desperate, or all fired up. Perhaps like us, you are looking for what can nourish and sustain us when everything seems to fall apart.
Keep up your creative inquiry, self-discovery, deep play. Find a way to breathe and move with the entire mess of this human and political condition. Allow your fierce warrior heart a few moments of rest. And recharge.
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