Happy Winter Solstice and all Holy Days!
The exact moment of the winter Solstice this year is Saturday, December 21, at 11:19 PM Eastern Time.
This is a powerful time for meditation.
Also at the winter solstice, the cycle for the new year begins to come into focus by taking on organization and form. It’s the time when plans and designs come together. Waiting until after the solstice to make plans for the new year is ideal, especially if part of your new year’s planning is your garden. This gives Nature the time to gather itself for a mutually supportive relationship after the season has officially shifted.
Are you interested in learning more about co-creative gardening? Let me know if you would like to attend a workshop and we’ll put one together!
this month’s wisdom quote
A WINTER SOLSTICE PRAYER BY EDWARD HAYS
The dark shadow of space leans over us…
We are mindful that the darkness of greed, exploitation, and hatred
also lengthens its shadow over our small planet Earth.
As our ancestors feared death and evil and all the dark powers of winter,
we fear that the darkness of war, discrimination, and selfishness
may doom us and our planet to an eternal winter.
May we find hope in the lights we have kindled on this sacred night,
hope in one another and in all who form the web-work of peace and justice
that spans the world.
In the heart of every person on this Earth
burns the spark of luminous goodness;
in no heart is there total darkness.
May we who have celebrated this winter solstice,
by our lives and service, by our prayers and love,
call forth from one another the light and the love
that is hidden in every heart.
Website to check for class schedules, etc., https://matashaktiashram.org
FengShui/sacred space consultations: https://sacrednest.com
For psychotherapy services: https://sacredlistener.com
(Next HSP class will be held on Dec. 4)
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 Kevin Millar, Lisa Brown, Sahej Anand Kaur, Jennifer Pittman, Lindy Hoeft, Joni Liebel, Michelle Hill, Sat Inder Kaur and Karta Purkh Singh of Kansas City’s Param Tirath Ashram, Elke/Keval McCalla, Ranpreet Kaur, Shirin Negmodjanova, Connie Boston, Mary Radulescu, Barbara Lynn Freed, Updesh Kaur, Florence, Wasalisa Davison, Harbhajan Khalsa, Param Terath Kaur and Ashley Jackson, who have already given their support! Stay tuned for an open house, and contact HarDarshan for more information: 919-257-7814 or firstname.lastname@example.org