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I hope this holiday season finds you well! As it all moves into high gear, we have four new events on the calendar that we’d like to bring to your attention.
I’m especially excited about the 2nd session of our new Being American Now circle, a week from today. There are lots of different ways that people are responding this dark & troubling time in the U.S. For the OWL community, our focus is: conversation at a time of darkness about engaging and supporting the emergence of light. If you’ve been wanting to join us but couldn’t make the first one, here’s your chance!
I’m also excited about our upcoming Interfaith Spiritual Travelers circle, featuring Debra Roberts, an extraordinary teacher whose practice as a beekeeper opens up an unexpected gateway into harmony among all the Earth’s beings.
And check out the upcoming Awakin Calls as well, whose esteemed guests include Len & Libby Traubman on New Year’s Eve!
Being American Now — Dec. 18
|A conversation at a time of darkness
about engaging and supporting
the emergence of light.
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:00 – 6:30 PM Pacific Time.
You can find your corresponding local time at Time and Date.
Theme for Session 2
We’ll build on the discussion we began in our first session on November 27. Some initial thoughts:
- If we take our purpose as: “a conversation at a time of darkness about engaging and supporting the emergence of light” — then how do we each see ourselves doing this?
- Gandhi said: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” How do we relate to his words at this moment in American history?
Interfaith Spiritual Travelers — Jan. 8
from all backgrounds and traditions,
sharing experience — seeking wisdom.
Debra Roberts: The Sacred Path of Bees
When you first meet Debra Roberts there are two words you’re likely to hear right away: bees, and Appalachia. Debra is a natural beekeeper and international honeybee educator, speaker, mentor, advocate, artist, and writer. She stewards her bee sanctuary in the Appalachian Mountains, where she and her husband Joe live in Asheville, North Carolina.
She travels around the world to speak and teach on subjects like:
I am a honeybee educator, speaker, and advocate. I teach and travel around the world, and I am totally bee-sotted. I am not commercial and rarely harvest any honey. My bee sanctuary is right next to our house in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is a place that is holy to me. I spend time there every day that I am in town. My path is to explore sacred relationship with the bees, to learn from them, and to inspire and support others in doing the same, and it is also to provide a safe place for bees to flourish in the world….
We depend on honeybees for over a third of the food we eat… It is my belief that many of the challenges in this world stem from our disconnect with nature — both within us and outside of us. When we steward bees in a bee-centric rather than business-centric way, there is an opportunity to learn about the interconnectedness we share with all life.
Global Awakin Call — Dec. 17
Global Awakin Call — Dec. 31
Hold the date! Len & Libby Traubman will be the guests on this special New Year’s Eve Awakin Call on Dec. 31, 9 AM Pacific. I’ll be moderating.
As the date gets closer you can check in, find out more, and RSVP at Awakin Calls
Any questions, or ideas for topics or speakers for future OWL circles? Please let me know!
Wishing you a peaceful and joyful holiday season.