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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Ward

Reiki and Yoga Nidra | Winter Solstice Celebration

Happy Winter Solstice Celebration! 12 Noon - December 22nd

30 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA


Dear Friends,

Looking out to what appears to be a most miserable day... windy, rainy and cold. 

And I’m wondering what can I be grateful for today...certainly not the weather. 

Made me think about what do I mean when I say every morning that I’m grateful for what I’ve been given.

This IS the day I’ve been given and every thing that is good, bad, happy, sad, pleasureable or painful is part of the package. It takes a certain amount of inner strength to embrace that concept. 

Our lives are very Wabi Sabi... impermanent, imperfect and incomplete. 

I know I’m challenged daily on so many levels. Being grateful is almost a cliche. We all say it, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

The holiday season is at our doorstep. It’s a huge challenge to our gratitude attitude. Expectations are high, probability is low. 

Whether you are a practicing yogi or just thinking about it... 

Anyone, everyone, anywhere can just STOP and take a breathing break

Take a few seconds to do an attitude adjustment Simple.  Breathe in and breathe out 3 times. 

Of course, you can do this as frequently as needed. 

Family gatherings may require more breaks. 

Breathing and kindness. Easy to put the two together.  

Breathe in kindness and exhale kindness.

Our breath is shared with the whole planet, so, imagine as you breathe out your kindness...

everyone else is breathing it in and vice versa.

I’m stopping right now to breathe in gratitude and kindness and breathe it out hoping all of you will do the same as you join with family and friends for the holidays.

With love to all on the journey,

Barbara ===============================================================

**Please Note:

There will be Yoga Class with Eileen on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, November 27th.

There will be no Mindfulness Meditation on Sunday, December 1st.

Coming up..

Restore, Reiki and Yoga Nidra with Carol and Barbara on Saturday, December 7th 3-5 pm. Pre-register. Space is limited. $35. Call 508.746.4446. See you there.

The Winter Solstice Celebration will be at Barbara’s (30 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA) on Sunday, December 22nd at noon.

Two shamans, two ceremonies to celebrate and commiserate over the shortest day of the year.

A celebration of light, really, and we will also celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights

Maria da Silva will help us with an ancient ritual for both release and for change. Ginny Davis will lead us in a special ritual around the fire.

Everyone is welcome and if you can bring a candle (your light), that would be lovely. 

We will bask in the light together. And, yes, we will have hot beverages and some sweets.

We always collect food for one of the local pantries, so please bring anything that is not perishable.

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