Wishing you all a wonderful, intimate and beautiful week of this Thanksgiving week. May the miracles of this Life and the joy in the little things bless you.
In the past year, I have found a beautiful prayer 'ceremony' coming back into my life. When I was a child, my twin sister, Kelly and I would stay up before bed and would say prayers of gratitude for everyone in our life. Often the list would expand to include our favorite musicians and people we don't know personally but who have touched our lives. At some point in childhood, this evening ritual stopped. I don't know why. Perhaps the conditioning of our culture slowly started to add layers on top of this innocence. The conditioning that makes us reach for our American dream..happiness and gratitude happens when you are liked by everyone, have all of your wants fulfilled, etc, etc, etc.
I have been intimately aware of so much loss that is happening right now. The loss of species on our planet, the major degradation of our water and the severity of the climate changes. It is happening on such global and personal levels. It takes courage to open to loss. I believe we all have a human need to grieve our losses.
I couldn't have ever guessed that there has been so many gifts available through loss. Loss strips down what is unessential to help put us in touch with what is essential. It sheds the layers of pretense and unacknowledged priviledge. In my own life, the little joys in every day life are so intimately present when I hold loss and the impermanence of life close. Not as a victim of it or fear of it, but an intimacy with it.
I wish you all a beautiful week of noticing the things in life that move your heart: in sorrow and in beauty, in loss and in gain. This raw beauty of Life arises in such profound totality.
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SACRED PILGRIMAGE TO PERU
I have changed the dates..one final time...for the sacred journey to Peru. The new dates are April 19-May 3. This is truly a life-changing pilgrimage. We will journey to sacred sites to participate in ancient Andean ceremony with profound mystics of the Q'ero community. These ceremonies are so life giving, helping us come into deeper alignment with the ayni, the unconditional reciprocity with Life, our Great Mother. Please read my website link for more information. If you have questions or drawn to finding out more, please feel free to call me or email. http://www.courtneydukelow.com/peru-trip.html
FREE MONTHLY CALL
Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 6:00.
This soul inspired calls last one hour.
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