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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Moving to 4th Sundays: Spirit of Peace Public Meditation Practice

Life is a dance that is constantly listening and adjusting to its partners.  

One thing we're paying attention to here at Points Of Light Music is the viability of doing a ongoing public meditation that we call the Spirit of Peace.  If you haven't heard about it before, you can read about it here.  

Making space for this in the middle of the week in the middle of the day has not been easy.  Nor has it drawn folks probably because this timing is hard for many.  So we're gonna try something different...

New time:  4th Sunday of the month, 2 p.m. in the afternoon

Location:  Minnesota State Capitol Grounds, St. Paul

We'll try this for a bit and review.   

In the reflection for this change, we wanted to name why this practice of coming together still feels important.  

  • It allows us an opportunity to reflect on the inherent worth of every person we meet and practice seeing that in each person.  (because if we're honest, it's hard to do that sometimes ... er, a lot of times)
  • Coordinating our breath to sing and our bodies in movement is a practice of settling our bodies together.  In Resmaa Menakem's book My Grandmother's Hands, these actions describe the weaving of time and space that creates trust and a container for feeling safer in our bodies and in spaces to be able to heal past trauma.  We believe healing is slow and incremental, creating huge shifts in tiny movements.  
As the seasons shift into winter, we'll review if the location is good or if we'll migrate to zoom or find other places to practice this.  

In the new year, we'll check-in about the time.  

Thanks for reading along.  

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