“Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them.”
The other night I found myself carpooling to a sacred circle in a silver sedan with Dr. Heather, Rev. Pattie, Diane Henessey and Doris Palardy. I looked around the car and felt honored to be surrounded by such spiritually enlightened women and excited for the adventure of a sacred circle.
Then I woke up.
It was all a dream, but it made such an impression on me I didn’t want to forget it so I typed on my phone, “sacred practices, carpool and caany ivoczttio,” and then fell back to sleep. While I’m not sure what the heck that last part was supposed to say and I don’t remember exactly the messages in the dream, I do know, in that moment, I was inspired.
Many years ago, Rev. Pattie told me, “The work begins even before the class or workshop starts.” It’s true. Usually, the week before I start a new class at the Center, I experience something in my life to prepare me for the journey, like this dream.
This week we start our annual commitment program, “Courageous and Confident Connections” and sacred circles begin.
If you have not signed up for your sacred circle, I highly recommend them. As a look at the symbolism and meaning in my dream, I sense the people our community of wisdom, the roomy four-door sedan represents a personal sharing of space and the road represents the journey we will all take in the month ahead.
In the sacred circle’s created by Rev. Carla, we will connect with Spirit using chanting, meditation, prayer, sharing and enlightening conversation. It’s time carved out of our busy lives to explore the power of sacred practices in the company of like-minded friends. Like a carpool, sacred circles offer an occasion for conversations, expanded understanding and a glimpse at different perspectives.
The whole month will be a little different. Along with sacred circles you can expect: services to be slightly different, a little gift, and a picnic event the first weekend in November. All designed by the Center’s leadership to bring us together, open us to receive and inspire us to greater commitment to our spiritual center.