I love the community we are creating. The women come for a day of inspiration and love and boy, do they get that. You can come alone and leave with a new friend or two. There is power in that.
As is the tradition, Demitra led us in an opening prayer.
Amy Luke led us in remarkable chair yoga. Since I haven't been able to practice yoga since I fell, it was so lovely to move to her melodic prompts in a way that was easy. Savasana (the final pose) was very special and spiritual. I might have shed a tear... (of course I did!) That practice has stayed with me all week!
This month the prompt was, "I feel joyful when ________" As has become our tradition, Kacey, Demitra and I read them aloud.
After we were finished I created a joy wall.
The sheer joy of living
The joy of the senses
The joy of exploring
The joy of home & safety
The joy of self-expression
The joy of service
The joy of relationships and partnerships
The joy of deepening relationships
Joy of exploration
The joy of the climb
The joy of transforming, reveling and evolution
The deepest state of joy
She was mesmerizing, funny, emotional, knowledgeable, and 100% real. She has us all create a link for the "Chain of Hope" that will surround the Jack Devito field in Yorktown on Jane's birthday, June 12, this year.
If you would like to donate to Jane and her team, click HERE. Read her story on her page - it's fabulous!
After lunch, Amy led us in a rousing "breath of joy!"
And then it was time for the incomparable Kacey. Each time Kacey speaks we fall under the spell of her words and her stories. This time we experienced a group Reiki circle that had energy moving throughout the room.
We were then led on a marvelous meditation in the "Wish Room" - a space Kacey created just for the day.
I ended the day talking about how sometimes joy is hard. Because life is sometimes hard. So, take the time to appreciate when life is sometimes awesome. It takes the pressure off of having to appear joyful all the time.
We ended the day singing and dancing to an oldie but goodie with a giant circle of hugs.
As the week has passed by I know of two fun things happened. Amy drew two cards with a private client and this is what she drew:
My nail technician was named, Joy.
I know I certainly do.
PS - Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 31. We have a very special day planned. Details to follow very soon!
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me