Avi: Many of us are deeply concerned right now about the vulnerable people in our life and in our community, those who are the hardest hit by the pandemic. Tonight’s practices will work to generate compassion for all those who are suffering, sending our caring intentions far and wide.
“There’s no difference between creativity and spirit. There are ideas waiting to be thought up, creations beckoning to be birthed, movies bursting to be filmed, words yearning to be written, consciousness ready to rise.” ~ Rebecca Campbell
Steph: Tonight we will explore the link between creativity and creation, and the second chakra. This energy centre in the subtle body is said to be the gateway to our infinite creative potential. With dedicated focus, we will attempt to open this gate and see what emerges when the creative juices flow.
For the first time in its history, CEC is going virtual tonight! You can join us on zoom to sit together while far apart and explore meditative strategies for finding grounding amidst uncertainty. Erin Oke will guide the practice.
Erin: From haiku masters like Bashō to Sufi mystics Rumi and Hafez through Whitman and Eliot to modern day bards like Mary Oliver and David Whyte, poets have always been able to capture some elusive essence of contemplative practice. In tonight’s sit, we’ll use their language to guide our practice, noticing what their words inspire.
“This is the greatest moment of your life …and you’re missing it!” – Fight Club
Oliver: Day after day we move through our lives going about our usual routines. Often bored with the “same ‘ol, same ’ol”, we look forward to exciting future adventures without noticing the tiny miracles all around us. The strange and amazing is contained in each moment and we can tap into it!