It is time for us to gather in our collective wisdom, to feel into the deepest part of ourselves, to speak and to be heard. The current of our usual 'day in and day out' habits need to be harnessed and redirected toward authenticity. We have all been watching and hearing too many eruptions of mass shootings in America and the feeling of helplessness and grief is stifling, and stifling is not a solution. We can't possibly have enough places, at this time in our history, where we can come together to commune and communicate from the wisdom of our hearts. As I started getting clearer as to what my part would look like (candlelit gatherings for silence and communion) I also started receiving forgotten memories from childhood such as; the safety I felt when sitting between my grandparents during Sunday service at their church and the innocence with which I listened. Then there are the many felt sensed moments in nature, in particular when I would go walking in the outback not far from my front door in Australia. We all have a storehouse of memories that sustain us whether we are conscious of them in every moment or not. I sense all of our special, sacred, life enhancing memories, whether in church, in nature, giving birth, holding a loved one, taking care of a loved one, doing a job well ~ form a radiant string of pearls and are a source of our inner wisdom. So here is a bold and simple question; Can we co-create the essence of those sacred moments together ... through a shared intention to do so ... with people we might not even know? The needle on my internal compass is pointing toward a true north that vibrates with the excitement of, yes! Why? Because the moment is so pregnant for places of the heart be birthed. I see and feel our coming together happening everywhere, in many varieties, by many different groupings of people. Circles of Creative Harmony is one of those and has the intention to support us to go beyond our conditioned ways of thinking, to breakthrough to our more sincere heart centered core, which knows no opposites. I have accepted my silent invitation from inspiration, and with courageous grace I wish to extend the invitation to you. Won't you join me? The next gatherings will be held on Tuesday Aug. 21st at Jubilee! on Wall Street in Asheville and in the 'Sanctuary in the Pines' in Flat Rock both in North Carolina. At Jubilee! we will be meeting in the Hospitality Room off Wall Street. If you are coming to The Sanctuary in Flat Rock, please know that the entrance to the Sanctuary is to the far right side of the second building and faces into the woods. Both services will be begin promptly at 6:30 pm and conclude at 8:30 pm. To help cover costs donations will be accepted but not required. The only requirement is that you come with a willingness to 'let go' and listening deeply for your unique inner wisdom to emerge.
"To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost. Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato and Milton is that they set naught at books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought .... Trust Thyself! Every heart vibrates to that iron string." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
What you can expect during our this Candle Light Service is that everyone will be seated and silent for the first twenty minutes. It is important that you arrive on time to be in the stillness of silence. As the hostess and facilitator, I will eventually speak gently into the stillness to offer the context for our time together. Then I will simply prompt you with a series of beginning sentence's that each will have an opportunity to complete. This practice will assist you toward opening your heart from many different levels, if you feel inspired to do so, if not you may remain silent and help us hold the space. What a beautiful gift we can give to one another when we deeply listen and truly hear from the depths of our shared humanity. Before we part we will reflect on the mood of the evening. Allowing ourselves to deeply listen to the voice of wisdom in others, as well as our own, has the potential to carry us through these challenging times into unknown possibilities. Kathryn Edwards
Tuesday, August 21st, Jubilee! In the Hospitality Room, Wall St. Asheville, NC 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday August 29th Sanctuary in the Pines, 34 Lake Cove Rd., Flat Rock, NC 6:30 to8:30 pm
Donations of $5, $10, $20 will be gratefully accepted but not required ~ Everyone will be Welcomed!
"I really enjoyed the Candle Light Service. It provided an opportunity to enter that "special place" in a very intimate environment. I thought you did a beautiful job ... keeping us on target and gently guiding us to move in a different direction. I also enjoyed being in a group in which no one person felt the need to dominate the conversation. Thanks for the opportunity to further explore my spirituality". Rita Jordan
Past Events Archive:
A One Day Exploration of Awakened We Space, held at The Sanctuary, in Flat Rock, NC on May 27th, 2017. Here is what some people had to say about the event:
"The three of you did so good. I went not knowing what to expect, but was so pleasantly surprised. I got so much from that day." Reverend Larry Henson
"I LOVED this exploration. The shifts from cerebral and physical were very enjoyable. The focus on 'We' so illuminating." Abbi Bliss
"The three of you were beautiful as individual teachers - and together, there was a lovely organic coherence among your styles and content. Every moment felt fresh and interesting and I learned a great deal. The whole day felt well structured and oh man was that lunch yummy! I would definitely recommend this event to someone." Kristin Naugh
"The first exercise is staying with me; noticing a sense of Kimberly, not reacting or judging just noticing. It is very cool. Instead of seeing those moments as reactions I see them more gently as Kimberly coming into play." Kimberly Doyle
"I was a bit apprehensive about participating in We Space, as I am social, however really a loner. I like my own thoughts and beingness. So, I feel that I made some progress in that area. I was able to state my opinion without having to really think about what I was going to say. In other words, I was spontaneous!" Jeanne Myers