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| A blessed, healthy & happy new year!
It's 2013. We made it through the transition! If you went into hiding for 2012 come on out! Donate the stockpiled food
to All Faith's Food Bank. We have much work to do.
So, Now What? It's a huge question post 2012. And many of you are asking the same thing. For me, after forty years
of studies, seminars, and training, I ask, Now What? After trekking all over the world, Now What? After absorbing
esoteric teachings from countless mystical paths, Now What? If everything is transient how do you live your life? Do
we toss it all overboard, or live with conscious purpose?
Here's the "Now What" that came for me. It's easier to live in happiness than in sadness, and if it's all arising and
falling anyway, why not choose happiness. I heard the Dalai Lama speak about kindness a few years ago. He said,
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own
heart is the temple. The philosophy is kindness and compassion." He also said it's easier to sleep with that type of
inner peace. So with the Dalai Lama's words echoing I choose to live with that purpose. To be kind and loving; to live
with joy; to live with purpose; to live with conscience; and to remember, this too shall pass.
(Excerpted from Jo Mooy's January 2013 starsoundings Journal. For the complete transcript, all her journals are
archived on the websiite, click on the StarSoundings Journal tab on the Left, or click here.)
Siesta Key PBS Special
The Siesta Key Special that was shown on PBS WEDU on May 31, 2012 is available to watch online. This special
highlights the "other aspects" of Siesta Key beyond the sun, surf and beach parties. In this program, the drumming,
the Vortex, The Grandmother Tree and the sacredness and healing properties of our crystal beach are honored.
The program is called Diamonds Along The Highway, produced by Gus Mollasis and is 28 minutes long. Gus
interviews or features Marguerite Barnett and Shawn Bowen at the drumming circle, Mic McManus, Zan Benham,
Patricia Cockerill and Jo Mooy.
Click on this link to see the program.
Diamonds Along the Highway
The Spring Equinox - A Mandala of Flowers
@ South Lido Beach State Park
Mandala assembly @ 6 pm
Ceremony @ 7pm
On the Spring Equinox the earth awakens from its winter slumber. Many cultures celebrate this time when the earth is
bathed in equal hours of sunshine and darkness with holidays, holy days, and festivals. New growth and plantings
abound and fill the atmosphere.
Join the festival honoring this time of renewal at South Lido Beach State Park on Wednesday, March 20th. The
Equinox will be marked with music, sound, and dance.
Each attendee is asked to bring a small potted annual or flowers to be included in a Mandala of Flowers celebrating
the event. Small potted plants can be purchased at any garden store for under $1. Your intentions for this springtime
renewal will carry a group frequency that will be held in the flowers. You can later take the flowers home and plant
them in your gardens.
Donations solicited on behalf of the Hope Project of India which assists women and children in the slums of New Delhi.
We look forward to seeing you at the Mandala of Flowers!
For more information contact Jo Mooy at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-355-1414.
2013-2014 SAVE THE DATES:
Winter Solstice Dec 21, 2013
Annual Spring Women's Retreat - Feb 21-23, 2014
Women's Retreat - Mar 21-23, 2014
(For details see Classes Link)
WOMEN’S MEDITATION NEWS & CALENDAR
Women's Meditation Group
meditation group has grown to more than 400 women, meeting twice a month on
the Friday closest to the New and Full moons. As we enter our 8th year, our
meditations continue for the purpose of holding the highest vision for planetary
and human healing.
The 2013 season will usher in a higher consciousness day by day and the
women who participate in our bi-monthly gatherings will add their personal
vision, hopes and dreams for a world filled with love, compassion and good for
This past year, the Women's Meditations once again saw an increase in
attendance with many new faces finding the group for the first time. With
meditation leaders from different spiritual centers bringing variety and choice to
our gatherings, we honor the richness and diversity of the world's many spiritual
paths. We hope you'll continue to join us at Rising Tide Spiritual Center as we
celebrate the inner life and hold the vision for the highest good of planet earth
and her inhabitants!
The doors open at 6:30 pm to allow new friends and old to visit for a few minutes
before we enter into the silence. Please arrive on time as the doors are closed
and locked at 7pm when the meditation begins.
Please refer to Women's Meditation Tab for specific details
|Spring - Summer 2013