Monday, October 29, 2012

Peace in the Storm call in Meditation Mon @ 4:30PM

Dear Ones

Sending love and peace to all Green Island Sangha members as the storm approaches.

So today we are happy to offer another
Peace in the Storm conference call meditation at 4:30 PM.
The conference call number is 218-632-0550   
access code 180173#

Please note that area code 218 is Minnesota.
Please join us for some peace together in the storm.

 If you cannot join us by phone breathe with us as we calm our inner storms and inner stories and be peace and be safe.

If anyone needs support or help or a place to stay there are sangha members offering support so please reach out.

I know our sisters and brothers to the south are already in the storm...we send our love. Sunday morning our sangha decided not to meet in person as many sangha members needed to either continue to prepare for the storm or evacuate but we did very much still want to practice together especially in light of what was unfolding. So instead we met by free conference call and our facilitator Veronica offered us a deep relaxation and 2 songs from A Basket of Plums (An Island to Myself & And When I Rise) There were about 8 of us on the call and we came from all coasts of Long Island from Great Neck, Sea Cliff, Bayville, Greenport on the North Shore/Long Island Sound, to Riverhead on Peconic Bay to Bayport, Freeport and Long Beach on the South Shore/ Atlantic Ocean. Most of these areas are now flooding or near flooding. Most of us are in a flood zone or evacuation area so there is a lot of hurry and worry energy all around. It was wonderful practicing being peace within as the storm is approaching and feeling others around us racing intensely. For one hour we offered each other support to stop, breathe, rest, relax and be peace within as Sandy was/is approaching. We did this along with after the sit, checking in with those sangha members living on canals or in flood areas and offering support and refuge at other sangha members homes for those needing to evacuate.

 For now, I offer 2 storm practices sent by another GISer Candie for us all. A short video from the recent Creative Arts Retreat at Blue Cliff And an Interbeing practice for our Tree Family below ...if it does not copy see for a Tree Meditation for Hurricane Sandy.

 Hope to "see" you on the conference call today.

Breathing and sending love and may all be safe

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