On 18th December we held our last Meditation Day of the year. Led by Brad and Christina, we sang some beautiful and moving songs — traditional carols, Spanish and Mayan and Belizean songs.
Here is one of the lesser known songs.
Come and dance on this darkest of nights,
Round the green tree we have crowned with our lights.
Hand in hand with the people we know,
Now let the sadness and bitterness go.
In a season of love such as this
To forgive is the greatest of gifts
In a season of love such as this.
On 23rd August we held an art workshop. Inspired by land artist Andy Goldsworthy we decided to share that inspiration. We discussed drawing and Nature and how Nature can provide the canvas and the materials to make drawings. We offered leaves and twigs and thorns and rocks and branches and everyone made something completely unique.
We had a great turnout at our meditation day. The theme was on Nature and our oneness with it.
Wise young Anne Frank said, “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God”.
And Isaak Dineson (aka Karen Blixen) observed in “Out of Africa”, “The civilised people have lost the aptitude of stillness and must take lessons in silence from the wild before they are accepted by it”.