I was afforded the distinct pleasure of helping facilitate an “Om for the Holidays” mini-retreat in December with a group of fabulous Lady Boomers. Aside from the great conversational exchanges and chocolate communion (yes, that’s right, Chocolate Communion…who says communion always has to include wafers and wine?), we engaged in a journaling exercise in which we envisioned what our ideal holiday season would look like. A couple of the women agreed to share their visions in this blog.
Linda Solash Reed wrote…
family – whose? choose?
Time travel -unravel-pound the
Warm -cold air- snuggling
blankets, furry friends
Food lots of food, comfort
gravy smooth crowded table
all ages all friends all strangers
Ecstasy -chanting uplifting
rising rising rising
The core, What is the core?
Quantum strings carry the
Universe’s beat vibrating
over and over forever and
ever long as it ever was it is.
Donna Borko wrote….
A “Lounging at the Beach Holiday”
I awaken to the sound of seagulls calling and the surf lapping the sand. I
share a quiet breakfast with my sister or a friend on the patio. Then curl
up on a beach chair to read a good book, followed by a scrumptious lunch and
a stroll along the beach. We let the waves splash cool water over our feet
and even sit in the water to allow the salty sea to soothe our body and
spirit. Later as the sun sets and kisses the horizon with its warm and
glowing rays of departing light, we know that we have been touched by the
love of God, nature, and the love of family and friends. We have quietly
shared together the joys of our peaceful day together.