We are officially in winter now. This time of darkness can be a challenge, but it also holds gifts. Here’s a poem I wrote about this time of year:
“In the dark All Life is beginning. The dark soil holds seeds And they lie waiting… In the darkness of the womb, A child waits to emerge. The seeds and the child are taking form In the Darkness. The Dark gives them birth And they come into the Light. In the darkest part of the year New beginnings take their time To find their true form, To manifest in the coming season of light.”
This month heralds the arrival of spring! The exact moment of the spring equinox is March 20 at 12:15 pm eastern time. This is a time for moving from planning into action!
What are you going to manifest this spring?
Service Opportunity 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, Jennifer Pittman, Lindy Hoeft, Joni Liebel, Michelle Hill, Sat Inder Kaur and Karta Purkh Singh of Kansas City’s Param Tirath Ashram, Elke Dickerson, Ranpreet Kaur, Shirin Negmodjanova, Connie Boston, Mary Radulescu, Barbara Lynn Freed, Updesh 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
Spring is coming! March 20 at 6:29 is the exact time of the equinox. All your winter planning is springing into action now. Wake up your spirit along with the plants and everything else that’s been hibernating all winter!
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: email@example.com
Just a reminder that the website to check for class schedules, etc., is now www.matashaktiashram.org.
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