|unfurling each day|
tiny shiny leaves expose
|Ever amazed by spring's silent awakenings!|
Our younger daughter is returning home from Paris Friday evening, (tomorrow:-) lots of laundry for Mamma while she sleeps and then packing again because I'll be leaving for a (mostly) silent meditation retreat Monday through Sunday. I'm so excited and a little sad as this is the last retreat for this particular constellation of lovely souls even though the teacher training continues through July. And I know, from experience that some of us will stay in touch and others will cross paths over the years as we do now and have in the past. It has been a phenomenal experience on so many levels. For me to have been able to attend two out of three retreats with the limitations of MS is incredible. Everyone is always so helpful (all day) but especially at the end of the day when I run out of steam and need a lot of assistance. It is humbling in a good way to be vulnerable, to be heard chanting prayers of gratitude in the morning, seen practicing yoga in the early afternoon, body strong and flexible and then to be lifted into my wheelchair by kind friends when my legs just won't move on their own as evening falls (and I do too).
It is humbling, it is a relief, it is a blessing to be held figuratively and literally by lovingkindness.
I'm deeply grateful for all of our teachers from IJS and The Awakened Heart Project, Sheila, Jeff, Jordan, Myriam, Lisa, Jonathan, for my colleagues and chevruta (study partner and also my cousin it so happens), and our little focus group that included participants from around the globe (both hemispheres). What a joy it will be to have a chance to teach and learn from/with our little kehillah (community) next week!
The Healing Womb will be gathering live tomorrow (Friday) afternoon if you'd like to participate. Information is above, we'd love to have you on the call.