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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Spirit of Peace Meditation (COVID19 version)

You're invited to join us for the Virtual Spirit of Peace Meditation.  

When:  First Tuesday of the month, 2p.  The ritual takes approximately 30 minutes.  

Where:  Wherever you can be connected to Zoom Meeting ID:  941-277-002.  Password:  DUP

What:  An evolving practice of inviting peace into one's self and extending it beyond to one's family, community, and beyond.  Incorporating the Dances of Universal Peace, "Spirit of Peace" and "Thy Light is in All Forms," and concluding with the sung Buddhist blessing "May All Beings Be Well".  

History:  See these posts tagged with "SpiritOfPeaceWalk"

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Heart Songs Continue...

What: Heart Songs: Lament, Longing, & Love (a community space for you to bring your heart and your voice)
When: alternating Mondays, 6:30-8p from April 27-Jun 22, 2020
Where: Online: https://zoom.us/j/431161455 (see call-in options below)

Gather for an informal singing time to re-center our hearts in community. Simple songs will be led paperlessly/taught by ear by Conie Borchardt, other song leaders, and you, if you have a song to share.

Join us. Bring friends.

Songs will be about the human experience and in that way, spiritual in nature, but not specifically religious.

This is a space intended for self-care, however that shifts for you in every moment. Bring water. Come and go. Sit in a chair, lie on the floor, or stand as you need to.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Schedule for Elemental Joy Virtual Retreat

All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT).
  • Retreat sessions will open 30 minutes before the start of the session for Zoom tech assistance.  
  • We invite folks to join the social conversation about 15 minutes before the session starts. 

For example, Friday night's Welcome session starts at 7 p.m. so the call would open at 6:30 p.m. for Zoom technical assistance and we welcome pre-session socializing at 6:45 p.m.

  • Zoom links to sessions are provided in retreat confirmation emails.  
Still need to register?  
  • To choose sessions a la carte ($20-30), please register at Eventbrite.
  • To register for the whole retreat, please register at here.   
Learn more about the retreat here.  

Friday, April 24, 2020

* 7-8:30 p.m. - Welcome Session and all the Elements
Arrive simply as you are to the circle of hearts and receive this first nights’ taste of the magic that is available to us when we focus our intention. This will be a welcome and a warm up as we enter into virtual connection. We’ll begin building a sense of unity and cohesiveness, invoking and attuning to the Four Elements in pursuit of our vision for the retreat:  
How do we sustain ourselves with what is ours to do unless we continue to connect with our innate sense of JOY and Creativity? If we don’t take time to do this, life can become a burden and we may lose sight of why we are here to live. You are invited to a weekend retreat with the Dances of Universal Peace and the Four Elements to reignite your Inner Joy.”  
Over the course of the weekend, we’ll be invited into the potential of Elemental Alchemy in our lives. We begin with an experience of generous grounding Earth flowing into adaptable and purifying Water. We continue our journey of transformation upwards and through the portal of cleansing and creative Fire and finally arrive at the freedom and expansion catalyzed by the Air element ~ with a new vision of where we have been, where we are and where we will be.

* 9-11 p.m. - Song & Sharing Circle

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Update: Elemental Joy Dances Retreat, now Virtual

We, Morgan, Jennifer, Saleem, and Conie are sad and disappointed that the public health precautions around the coronavirus will keep us from dancing, singing, and praying together in person in late April. We understand these serious measures are necessary to protect the vulnerable and support the healthcare systems from being overloaded. We pray and hope that we can circle together again soon with more joy and gratitude after being apart.

Within this constriction, we also see possibility of virtual connectivity and communal practice with technology available today.  

We are curious and excited to explore what joy we can invite and invoke during this time of virtual connection. 

We believe there is benefit to be found in gathering to sing (all muted except the leader, of course) our prayers, to listen, remember, and experience the wisdom of the elements in song, movement, ritual, breath, walks, and creativity. 

Who knows what surprise gifts and blessings may come forth through this offering? 

Would you join us in the ether for this adventure? 

We hope so. Read on for more details...

To Elemental Joy Registered Participants: Exploring in the Ether

Greetings, registered Elemental Joy Dancers, Leaders, and Musicians,