Cycles, flow, peace and love

Emissaries of Divine light was pretty awesome, y’all.  We did a Creative Field Day and it was all about the energy field that is created when two or more people come together to create.  No one ever said this, but I think it’s like the part in the Bible, “where two or more of you gather in my name, there will I be also.”  Or words to that effect, I didn’t look up the exact quote.

In other words, the creative (energy) field is another way of experiencing God—the Universe—Higher Power.  We can experience this energy alone, but it is magnified when we gather together with like-minded individuals.  And with those like-minded individuals, we can create more and greater things than we ever could alone.

We did experiential exercises where we got to interact one-on-one, making heart-to-heart connections.  And the hearts I connected with were amazing.  Such lovely people, I cannot begin to express how loved and supported I felt.  And how kind everyone was, and in what high esteem they viewed me.  I felt, truly felt, the thing that we always say about seeing the Christ in one another.

So I’m thinking of joining a small group that continues to work with these ideas.  The beauty of the small group, at least for me, is that I can participate no matter where in the world I am, as long as I have Internet (not as much of a given as I would have thought before leaving the US, but still doable a lot of the time).

If you’re interested in Emissaries of Divine Light, here is their website.  And here’s the webpage for the Creative Field conferences.

While we were there, I was able to get some beautiful shots of the flowers in their stunningly beautiful garden.

Beautiful, no?  The entire garden was like this, one treasure after another.

Sunday, we went back to Emissaries for their Sunday morning worship service, which was wonderful.  I was reminded again about the cycles in life.  The analogy used was the images of air, earth, fire and water.  Air is the cycle in which we have a profusion of ideas, and earth is when we put those ideas to work and bring them into concrete form.  Fire is the celebratory vibration, where we revel in the accomplishments we have brought about.  And water is the fallow season, where we regenerate for the upcoming cycles of activity and excitement.  I like the image, and will probably use that as a reminder—especially when I’m in a water phase, to remind me that it’s okay to lie fallow sometimes.  We don’t have to be productive and busy all of the time.  I forget that, and spend much of my fallow times beating myself up for not being more productive.  Hopefully I’ll remember this, and cut myself more of a break.

Sunday afternoon we went and visited John and Joan at their house, and discussed ideas for future projects.  I’ll elaborate more if they look like they’re coming to fruition.

Monday was zentangling day!  Maura, one of our dear dear traveling companions, is a certified zentangle teacher, and taught the kids at camp how to zentangle.  Zentangling is a method of drawing patterns in order to attain a meditative state and enhance brain function.  It’s really cool and creates some very interesting and beautiful artwork!  Monday she had a lesson for all of us at La Fontaine…me, Martin, Belinda, Robin, our host Martine and her friend Simone.  It was a great time and Martin and I were inspired to go out and buy supplies and keep zentangling on our own time.  So now zentangling is competing with blogging for my free time.  🙂

You can learn more about zentangling here and here.

Yesterday we said goodbye to Belinda, who had to fly back to the states.  We’ll see her again when we’re in Austin.  Today, Maura flies back home, again to Austin.

And after we take Maura to the airport, we are planning a hike up Table Mountain!  I’m veeeery excited about this.  I’ve wanted to do this ever since we got here.  It’s a beautiful day in Cape Town and we should have great views from the top.

Lots of pics.  🙂

Have a great day, everyone!  Blessings!

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