Beautiful wise women,
I write to you on this Sunday morning while cozy inside a cute little studio that Dave and I have rented for the weekend. We are nestled in the forest and cozied up against the beach and it couldn’t feel better. Dave is sitting beside me reading the news and we are both sipping our morning coffee.
This weekend is a celebration of our courage and growth over the past year. One year ago we were spinning in the aftermath of my cancer diagnosis, gearing up for his pending hip surgery, and seeing a marriage counsellor. To say it was a dark time period in my life is an understatement. I cannot even begin to describe how amazed I am at the growth I (and we) have experienced and for the gratitude I am feeling for all that is here now in this moment!
And, now, on to our Friday Treasure Trove…
Holy Moly, will I ever stop saying how awe struck I am by you all?!? It never, EVER ceases to amaze me how divine grace weaves through our circle to open and connect our hearts and FLOW the energy! I know with certainty that this is GRACE in action…and the infinite and endless supply and flow of Love is nothing short of AMAZING!
Our inquiry into the mystery of Grace might have been my favourite circle to date! I felt the goosebumps of truth rippling through my body as each of you shared. I was especially moved at our collective willingness to see and hold the pain of humanity and to let Grace weep and envelop us in her warm embrace. I know I was not the only one weeping when Cathy placed her shawl around Glenda. 💞
Darlings, I am so grateful for our Autumn practice. Next week is our last circle for this session. Our dear host Michelle will be there to greet us, but then will be scooting off to her water nest in Victoria. Please join me in thanking her for letting us gather in her sacred space!!!
I am continuously called to weave together the golden threads of wisdom from many different traditions. I hope you are as fascinated as I am by the weaving together of Christianity and Hinduism as we explore some touch points of teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Friar Richard Rohr…
Grace is always present. You imagine it is somewhere which in the sky, far away, and has to descend. It is really inside you, in your Heart. Grace is the Self…You are never out of its operations.
- Sri Ramana Maharshi
God is Eternally Giving Away God
by Friar Richard Rohr
It is by grace that you are saved, through faith, not by anything of your own, but by a pure gift from God, and not by anything you have achieved. Nobody can claim the credit. You are God’s work of art. —Ephesians 2:
By grace you notice, nothing to do with good deeds, or grace would not be grace at all. —Romans 11:6
Happy are those servants whom the master finds awake. I tell you he will put on an apron, sit them down at table, and wait on them. —Luke 12:37
Ladies, I truly feel that grace has led me to do the work I am doing and my heart is exploding with gratitude to each of you for showing up so willingly and eagerly and open-heartedly to share and grow together! 💫