I’m still celebrating the goodness and wonder of ten women who gathered with me at Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center in a New Year’s workshop to create art, intentions, and community. It’s a sacred privilege and great big fun to cultivate the connections that rise from soulful creativity in group spiritual experiences. More and more, as I’m learning to lead by leaning into the Flow and guidance of the Spirit and my heart, we’re all freed to learn, love and shine together.
See us all here, shining and connected in the photo above? Oh, if you only knew what brave, beautiful, healing steps we all took toward wholeness and joy. Here are the covers and a page of my little art booklet made to honor and process the experience.
One of our group members, Ute Arnold, wrote the poem central to the pages above. It begins: “The magic is released and the red thread is weaving our lives– near and distant– what folly to think I might ever be alone…”
May we carry the thread of creativity and connection into our daily lives, strengthened and blessed by the gift of time away and together to remember our best intentions for 2015 and beyond.
Update, February 2015: I’ve taken the red thread theme into fabric! See Follow the Thread.
Want to join us for a workshop this August at Pendle Hill? See Mindfulness at Play, and Treasures of the Inward Journey. Register soon– limit 16 participants.