"This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s
threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of
As the light of days shorten and cold settles in we may feel an “invitation,” deeply
rooted within our very being, to shift from outward to inward with a deepening awareness
of the many blessings that truly grace our lives.
Living in Rhythm: Longest Night; Season of Light Virtual Retreat
Dec. 12 - Dec. 18, 2022
**NOTE: Other than the two live Zoom sessions, this retreat is self-guided.
Once the retreat has begun, you can access the content at your own pace, so the
dates shown for the retreat are meant more as a set of guidelines.
THE RETREAT: This online mini-retreat offers daily creative
explorations and spiritual practices designed to help us deepen our awareness of the
rhythms of the cosmos, the rhythms of life and this season when so many on this earth
celebrate light. A wonderful variety of short and simple, yet rich and fulfilling ways
of exploring our connectivity to seasons, cycles and celebrations.
Online: At home; no travel involved.
Mini: "Bite-sized" retreat sessions that fit easily into even a busy day.
Self-guided: You choose when/if you engage in daily activities, which ones, how much time you
spend, etc. Rather freeing, in a grown up kind of way, don’t you think?
Live Elements: via ZOOM. Zoom gatherings are the first last dates of
retreats, in the evening, actual times TBA
What is a Retreat? An intentional respite; a hiatus from one’s daily routines
Retreats that involve going physically to a different location for a specific time period compel us
to experience a change of physical, mental and spiritual "scenery". With an online
retreat it is up to each of us to honor and gift ourselves the time and space for
rest, renewal and fresh perspectives as well as for the blossoming of inspiration,
creative thinking, learning and doing. The daily sessions, with creative explorations
and spiritual practices, provide the framework in which to do this.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: Seven days of a variety of self-guided creative arts
and spiritual practices designed to deepen one’s connection to and expression of gratitude*.
Music, dance, visual arts, meditations, visio divina, movement, poetry, ritual, journaling;
presented through videos and downloadable pdfs.
A live Welcome Gathering as well as a live Closing Gathering, via Zoom give us the opportunity
to engage with each other, to meet and share in a Community of Gratitude. To hear from others
on the "journey" at the same time as ourselves can be powerful, interesting and fun. Each Zoom
session will be approx. 45 - 60 min. in length. Replays available for those unable to attend live.
Often we give life as it’s unfolding precedence over the plans we have, so I understand
that one might not get around to doing everything offered. No worries, the content will
remain available to you for a number of months and I will give you a heads up when I’m
preparing to take it down. Most of the material is easily downloadable, so you can download
what you wish. And all all the content is optional - you choose the explorations and
practices you would love to do.
*Each daily offering can take about 15 min. to do. However, you are invited - and encouraged -
to take as much time as you desire to ponder and explore the creative art or spiritual practice
invitation more deeply.
VIRTUAL RETREAT INVESTMENT: he investment is $45. for the
Vibrant & Longest Night, Season of Light.
The number 45 is said to possess great spiritual energy. It seems a perfect fit
for the powerful time of the Winter Solstice and celebrations of Light.
However, I am delighted to share a special opportunity with you!
I am offering a wonderfully uplifting and empowering retreat in January 2023 called
Vibrant and Inspired; ME* in 2023! (*that “ME” is YOU!) Begin the New Year welcoming
joy and rejuvenation into your life through fun and meaningful creative explorations
and spiritual practices. Check it out HERE.
Enroll in one mini-retreat and the investment is $45. Enroll in both and the
investment is $39 per retreat. (a beautiful number with the spiritual significance
of letting go of negativity and embracing all that is positive, as well as compassion and joy!)
Dec. 2022 Winter Solstice Retreat focus: Longest Night, Season of Light.
Jan. 2023 New Year Jumpstart Retreat focus: Vibrant and Inspired ME in 2023!
"The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time
– a time to contemplate your immortality"
I send you Blessings of deep darkness and emerging light ~
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