Happy New Year!
The following excerpts are from the book “A Year of Living Consciously” by Gay Hendricks.
As we begin a new year, “Stand in a clear space of heartfelt appreciation – for where you are and where you’ve been – look forward now to where you want to go next. What heartsong hums quietly in you, waiting to be brought to full voice? What grand vision inspires you? What will call forth the excellence that will make the next year, and the next and next, a journey of ultimate fulfillment?
These questions of the heart, the mind and the spirit will be answered one breath at a time, choice by conscious choice. They will be answered as they have been by your fellow travelers on the path of conscious living for thousands of years; by opening up to the power of consciousness and love, the glorious flowers of the human heart and mind, and by committing to carry those living treasures forward into the future.
Today, focus on something – material or not – that you can give yourself to celebrate the journey that you began a year ago. Some ideas:
*a trip (short or long) to somewhere peaceful and centering
*a class you’ve been wanting to take (perhaps a creativity class)
*a book you’ve wanted to read – and the time to read it.
*A piece of jewelry or article of clothing that represents your journey
*a piece of artwork that captures the conscious path you have chosen.”
|In case you’re wondering about the change in the newsletter:
What does “Mata Shakti Ashram” mean?
*The word “Mata” means “mother” in India. In Portuguese and Spanish, the word “Mata” means wood or forest, and Mata Shakti Ashram is located in a quiet wooded setting.
*The word “Shakti” means empowerment and primordial cosmic energy. Shakti represents the dynamic forces of feminine divine energy that move through the entire universe.
*The word “Ashram” means the locus of activity for spiritual practices.Mata Shakti Ashram will be filing for non-profit status, and is asking for your help as we determine how best to move forward. If you are interested in finding out how you can support this center of spiritual practice, contact me: HarDarshan@matashaktiashram.org Just a reminder that the website to check for class schedules, etc., is now www.matashaktiashram.org You can also find out about my FengShui/sacred space consultations at www.sacrednest.com I will continue to include information about special events related to my counseling practice in this newsletter, and www.sacredlistener.com will be the website focused on the psychotherapy services that I offer. Contact me for information about the new classes for The Highly Sensitive Person which will begin in February.
Durga’s Magic Closet!
The closet is making some changes, also! All yogic white clothing is now in the Free Box! All books are also free! All yogic music CDs are $5.
Shop before or after class or make an appointment: (919) 257-7814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mata Shakti Ashram welcomes your support! How can you help?
Time and Talent: help with yard and garden maintenance, upkeep of classroom and workshop/training spaces, vegetarian raw food prep, help with social media and technology. Talk to your friends and personal community about Mata Shakti Ashram, for we are truly “grass roots”!
Finance/Funds: Donations of money to assist Mata Shakti Ashram pay the overhead cost for the current space, pay guest teachers, and provide some scholarships to those in need. Let us know how much you are willing to pledge monthly or yearly over the next year to 5 years, as we prepare the non-profit status. Every donation will receive a class pass to share with a friend to acquaint them with the ashram.
Thanks to Lisa Brown and Jennifer Pittman, who have already given their support!
Stay tuned for an open house, and contact HarDarshan for more information: 919-257-7814 or email@example.com