Namaste (re)emerging miracles of creative manifestation & life celebration!
Greetings of Labor Day (7th), International Literacy Day (8th), Leaping Literacy Library Re-opening (9th), Unity World Day of Prayer (10th), 9/11 Remembrances, Ethiopian New Year (12th), Centers For Spiritual Living World Day Of Service (13th), National Grandparent’s Day (13th), and Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah (sundown 13th – 14/15th). Our New Thought Families Inspiration page and daily Play & Pray Calendar pages note them all and others this inspirational, transformational September.
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and today’s Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families celebrating rebirth and new beginnings.
When we honor and remember, unite and celebrate, we make more connected sense of this human journey. Calendar dates can be guideposts on our path though it seems that the sheer number of them and the collective fast pace of our days and weeks can render the remembrances as white noise … it is up to our mindful, reverent hearts to choose participation to what calls to us the loudest. And so it is that our monthly local PlayShops resume this Sunday … in balance and beauty!
As I write this, my eyes are a bit stingy from heavily smoky skies; a wildfire rages very near us and even closer to my dad’s ranch 1 town over. The road into Lake Tabeaud (above) is closed and that beautiful spot may indeed be now blackened. We remain safe though thousands are without power and are being evacuated. As I tracked down a flashlight for my dad last night and left him alone, the fragility of his 90 year old failing body temple was so poignant. We are on delicate ground these days and with nature flaring up around us, the naked truth becomes that much more palpable. And yet it is these times that make the swirling calendars, to dos, ta das, what ifs … all of it just stops and comes once again to breath. So much of life is reaching me through surrender these days!
In the midst of work, prayer, service, life … I do love how rebirth and New Year holidays call us into contemplation and celebration … For any who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah with young children, check out the brilliant simplicity of Children Music Network’s Joanie Calem on their 9/9 blog ~ thank you Joanie and CMN!
For our part, the scheduled consolidation, re-organization & re-opening of the Leaping Literacy Online Library scheduled for 9/9 was necessarily modified. We are re-open ~ for beta testing ~ and a projected public re-opening for 10/10. I am so grateful to have beta testers inspired by my helping angel Leaping Literacy UK Librarian ~ and SoulPlay Storyteller ~ Ruth Humphreys. Thank you Ruth! Any helping angels reading this who are called to peruse the Library NOW, give us useful feedback over the next month and enjoy a full year’s free Library Membership, submit the form on our Beta Tester page! We gratefully invite you in for this win-win as we begin again!
And! As always you can join us via the Free Shelf where we feature fun freebies weekly from each section of our Leaping Literacy Online Membership Library!
I do indeed feel re-born in continuing to show up for this work/play of traditional, creative & spiritual literacy even and especially as I continue to spiritually parent myself, my teenager and my father. We are all a circle of Love and I am grateful that you are here in the circle this moment.
Whatever new beginnings that are being born in you, may you be bathed in grace as you open up to them … Namaste, Love!