Greetings to All! Wonderful to see the buddings on the trees and plants and the warming temperatures to herald the coming of Spring to our part of the earth/planet: hibernation time opening to new seedings, new visions & dreams!
Wanted to let you know about two opportunities in our area, to work with the amazing “Miss Em” (as she is affectionately known to those of us who love her & revere her visionary teaching) – Emilie Conrad, Continuum’s founder. Please contact Doris Mosler (not me) for further information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-782-0120.
She will also be at Hollyhock this summer for those of you yearning to attend a residential retreat with Emilie at this very well-run centre on Cortes Island. Dates: August 24-29, 2008, Moving Medicine with Emilie Conrad. For further information & registration: email@example.com or 1-800-933-6339, www.hollyhock.ca.
With love & blessings, Doris
NEWSLETTER WINTER/SPRING 2008
Once again, it is the darkest time of the year and we are on the verge of the returning light at Solstice. I sit here with an ever settling feeling in my solar plexus, anticipating and planning for the six months personal retreat I will be beginning on New Year’s Eve as I travel up to our cabin on Cortes Island. I will spend the month of January there hopefully learning to quiet even more the noise in my system and listen to the rhythm and music and dance going on within.
For some time now, especially since my 70th birthday, I have been drawn to making some space for myself with no scheduling – wiping the slate as clear as possible to see what else may emerge. This feels like a hugh experiment, a major letting go of the work that has sustained me. Sharing and collaborating with each soul’s journey with my clients and with the participants in my Continuum classes & workshops has given me much joy and fulfillment over the past years. It is scary to let go of all of that for this period and it is also scary to have no income except for my pension!
What will the outcome be? I have no idea and no expectations. I enter into the mystery of not knowing what will emerge. Maybe nothing, or at least nothing new or earth-shattering. And then again, I may uncover some new piece of how to process my own personal health issues and some shifting in how or what I am focusing on in my work, in what I have to contribute to the world. We shall see.
In this endeavour, I ask for you to keep me in your thoughts & prayers as I will also hold you, the movement community in Vancouver.
When I return to Vancouver, on the second weekend in February, I will be attending, with much appreciation, the workshop of one of my most beloved and revered mentors & colleagues, Susan Harper. I hope to see some of you there.
Some of us in the Continuum community have also talked of perhaps holding a Continuum practice group in Vancouver. Let me know in February if you are interested. I will be out of email contact for the month of January.
Penny Allport, Continuum teacher in Steveston and the Sunshine Coast, will also be teaching during this time. You can check her newsletter @ www.swarainspiritations.ca.
In closing, I want to share with you a poem by Dawna Markova,
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to be as blossom,
goes on as fruit.
December 17, 2007 With love & blessings,