It seems like just a week ago I was writing welcoming everyone to summer, and here it is, end of summer and heading towards fall. Rabbi Roger and I had a wonderful long summer, with lots of weddings, several conferences, my trip to Findhorn, and August was 2 solid weeks of family coming and going.
Findhorn was very special this year, with several of our former students taking their Experience Week and Rev. Brooke Kussling and I taking the Spiritual Practice- Nature Spirits course. It was the coldest summer I have ever experienced with temperatures in the upper 40’s at night and only in the mid fifties to sixties much of the time, with rain! And our class was outdoors much of the time.
The funniest experience was in Cullerne Gardens out by the compost heaps, when our focalizer (group leader) wanted us to tune into the elemental fire from the compost heaps. It was raining, cold and many of the people in the program did not even know what a compost pile was, and were looking at these tarp covered piles of, well, rotting kitchen scraps, covered with black covers, and trying to go inside themselves and connect with the heart of the heat from the pile. Well……lets just say that connecting with the other elements, water, air and earth went much better!
I had a magical connection with the trees and the trees allowed me to see some of their spirits, talk to them and to take photos of them.
It was an extraordinary experience. I will post some of the photos.
Because our former students have been asking we are offering three dates for our Bridge Program, which is the course we teach any Interfaith Minister from another school, about the deeper aspects of Barbara Marx Hubbard’s concepts of becoming a Universal Human and how to work with higher levels of energy and utilize it in your work as a minister. At the end of those courses we are offering co-ordination to NVIS, and new Letters of Assignment. So if this sounds like something you would like to do, please get in touch or fill out the application, further down the page.
So onward and ever upward towards our opening days of Seminary, the Jewish Holidays and the shortening days and cooler temperatures of fall.