THIS SUNDAY, MAY 24TH - FILIPINO EARTH-BASED SPIRITUALITY
Our nature-based May theme is "Earth Tree Dirt Love Love Love", which has inspired me to get back to my own cultural roots (I'm half Filipino) and explore the indigenous earth-based spiritual practices of the Philippines. So I'll share them with you this Sunday! Come discover some earth-based practices from this culture and in turn shed more light on your own style for what best helps you connect with something larger.
Our "Earth Tree Dirt Love Love Love" theme is inspired by Shine Restaurant's potion "The Empress" which is full of herbs, liquids and intention to support the process of creation within all of us. What better guide than the earth itself to teach us about creating since everything in nature is a constant cycle of growth, harvest, rest and renewal.
Our Sunday Gathers start at 11:15 am and end at 12:30 pm, with a community toast, organic brunch and meaningful spiritual conversation afterward. You can also come early at 10:00 am for Shine's yoga class. All are by donation.
MORE ABOUT SUNDAY GATHERS...
Weekly Sunday Gathers are sacred events to connect with our divine selves, with each other and with something larger that connects us all. We do this through guided meditation, music, silence, meaningful ceremonies or activities and we also bring in guest speakers for once-monthly learning talks. After our Gather, we enjoy each other's company and conversation over yummy brunch in the Shine Restaurant.
The Gather itself starts at 11:15 am and goes to 12:30 pm. A donation amount of your choice is greatly appreciated. When you arrive at Shine, head to the back room which is the Gathering Place, and that's where you'll find Sacred House. Seating is provided, or bring a pillow if you like to sit on the floor. Dress is casual and comfortable.
After the Gather we head out into the restaurant to socialize and eat together from Shine's delicious brunch menu. The charge for brunch is based on what you pick from the menu! Shine offers local, organic, holistic comfort food made from the heart, and they also make these amazing, magical non-alcoholic potions that are yummy and good for your soul. They work directly with farmers and host numerous events that support community. Their goal: When you support Shine, you support local community. Here's the link to view Shine's brunch menu, and here's a link to the page on their site that talks about the heart and soul behind their food & drink.
AND, there is also a morning yoga class at Shine at 10:00 am, before our Gather - with wonderful instructor Tucker Shelton. If you want, you can do the triple play - come for yoga, then the Gather, then brunch!