On the weekend of the Fall Equinox, Sept 20-22, 2013, 12 hardy and enthusiastic folks of color ventured out to the gorgeous Salmon La Sac area to be inspired, to connect, and to rejuvenate. We were expecting rain but ended up with only a few sprinkles over the entire weekend. One blessing of countless from the incredible healing spirits of Nature!
The theme of the weekend was bringing our light into the impending time of darkness. We also delved further into last year’s theme by meditating as well on loving all other living beings, including the beautiful pine trees, the river, the mountains, as “our other selves”. We shared practices in community ranging from powerful meditations, yoga on the shore of the gorgeous Salmon La Sac River with our awesome teacher Nari Baker, hiking, swimming with spawning sockeye salmon, and beautiful ritual.
One of many highlights includes our Fall Equinox ceremony. We fashioned lanterns out of found and crafting materials, while reflecting on the light we will carry with us as we move into the season of darkness. Later that night we had a powerful ceremony in which we shared our deepest wishes for Autumn and ended by bringing our beautiful lanterns out onto the dry riverbed where we sang to the rising harvest moon.
We give thanks to all the incredible participants this year for all of your beauty and love! Thank you for shining your light in the world. And we are so excited at the possibility of a Winter Retreat in early 2014. Stay tuned!