DailyOm.com talks shamanism today! See the article http://dailyom.com/cgi-bin/display/articledisplay.cgi…
Today's Inspiration from DailyOm.com is retreat to a tree house to find a fresh perspective.
Open to all writers and poets, this one-day retreat at the serene Sevenoaks Retreat Center in Madison, Virginia, is planned to help authors discover their true essence (esse) and write with inspiration and depth. It is the third annual retreat sponsored by the Blue RIdge Writers Chapter (blueridgewriters.org). Retreat Facilitators Linda M. Layne and Louise M. Mitchell will be joined by other session leaders for a full day of writing and creative opportunities that will conclude with sharing and campfire.
The 2017 Writers Retreat was a wonderful, transformative day that stimulated participants' writing creativity. Thanks to Blue Ridge Writers Chapter for their support and sponsorship. Participants did a grounding exercise to calm and center, invited a vision in meditation of the future writing life, had a refreshing lunch hour provided by Wegmans Catering, free writing time, and circle-sharing time before closing notebooks for the day and heading home. The group produced new poetry and pages of text and discovered new perspectives for their writing gifts. A historic cabin porch was our retreat location.
Registration is underway for our Writers Retreat at Del Fosse Vineyard in Faber, VA, Wednesday, June 21. Authors desiring a break in routine to refresh and deepen their creativity will have a wonderful day with this gift-to-self experience. "May your search through Nature lead you to yourself."
My mother ran our family household (two parents and four kids) on a regimen. Thursday was Grocery Shopping day. We went to the Acme, where the cashiers punched in the price of each item and did mental math to figure out the amount of change to take out of the register drawer. My mother would check the receipt and double-check the change. Every Thursday.
Yesterday, Harris-Teeter had a shortage of cashiers and I was "lucky" enough to do self-checkout. Life is one training afte...r another! Maybe I should have done grocery shopping today instead--Thursday--the day grocery cashiers everywhere are just waiting for their customers, I'm sure.
The family archive has no pictures of grocery shopping excursions (imagine that), but I do have Laundry Day pictures. Which day was Laundry Day? Monday, of course! It was exhausting. These days, Thursday is trash day, so I better go get with the routine.
Spending time in nature fills the empty places within.
Nature quotes to enjoy any day of the year. https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/this-grand-show…
Even a well-chosen screensaver photo can provide the relief needed during long hours of computer work. Beach, mountain, river, meadow, and other nature pix can bring the magic of nature into the senses without leaving the computer. Do you have a favorite screensaver or relaxing photo to share? #HappyFriday
Let my screensaver take you away. View it here: http://laughingwatersway.com/the-need-to-retreat/
Blueberries are in season in Central Virginia. Could there be anything more scrumptious or healthy?
Are your business meetings stale, combative, predictable? Give Mother Nature a seat front and center at the meeting table to transform the energy. Peonies in full bloom right now are a perfect choice for softening anxious relationships and tense moments. Lavender spikes, sage stalks, a handful of thyme, and wild or cultivated yarrow are all good choices. A tried and true idea from The Contemporary Shaman.