I hope that the new year began with inspiration and clarity for you and your loved ones.
It is a blessing to initiate 2018 in Costa Rica, where opportunities unveil for evolution with balance, love and integrity.
Nature’s wisdom and the Five Elements of Creation continue to teach me and guide me along my Dharmic Journey. The more alignments I experience on my path, the more clarity I have to support others on their own personal and professional journey. We are all connected in light and hearts.
On Monday 15 January I am leading an opening ceremony at Colores del Pacifico in Guanacaste for the Feast for the Soul. A 40-Day journey with Intention of PEACE.
Last year over 20,000 people in over 29 different countries participated in this worldwide event from their own home.
The Dalai Lama has endorsed the Feast and Deepak Chopra has added his endorsement saying, “Meditating for 40 minutes a day for 40 days, as practiced during the Feast for the Soul won’t just further one’s conscious evolution, it will have an effect on humanity. Humanity will be at peace when enough individuals choose to make peace a part of their spiritual practice.”
Over ten years ago, Valerie Skonie, an American meditation practitioner in the Sufi tradition, came up with the idea to create the Winter Feast for the Soul. It was after being inspired by the poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi, a 13th Century Persian mystic:
A new moon teaches gradualness
and how one gives birth
to oneself slowly.
Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work,
like the universe.
What nine months of attention does for an embryo,
forty early mornings alone will do
for your gradually growing awareness.
She gathered a group of friends together and each committed to 40 days of spiritual practice. That was in 2008, and now, the Feast has grown worldwide and is observed by thousands of people, people of all ages, from a variety of religions and traditions, people who vow to deepen their daily spiritual practice and aspire to expand their awareness.
Valerie has since retired, but not before writing A Path To Peace, a book she’d like to share with anyone needing support in their spiritual practice journey. Get your free copy
The event is free, yet donations are welcome to support the Association CEPIA. CEPIA
stands for Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents and is a Costarican non-profit organisation that seeks to promote culture, health, sports and education for children and teenagers and their families from poor backgrounds in the communities of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
What nine months does for the embryo
Forty early mornings
Will do for your growing awareness
– Jelaluddin Rumi
May all beings be happy and free.