Welcome Back! We began the day catching up with friends on summer fun, discussing the heat and humidity as we all headed back to school, and eating the variety of breakfast items and snacks provided by this weeks hosts, Diane and Ben.
Opening Moment: Meditation
You find yourself sitting in the middle of a huge lily pad. It is early morning and the frogs are still singing. There are dozens of water lily buds standing proudly. As you look over the edge of your lily pad you see lots of small fishes swimming around. When they see your shadow, they dive deep into the pond. The sun strikes the water and you watch dozens of pink water lilies open and greet the day.
As you watch the petals unfold, you feel your heart open and fill with love. You take a deep breath and watch as dragonflies drift by, just touching the surface of the water. You watch water spiders dart around, seemingly walking on the water. You are fascinate with all the different life forms that inhabit the pond.
As you watch in awe, you realize you are no longer sitting on the lily pad. you are standing beside the pond and you smile at the gift you have just been given.
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Marianne Williamson
Pass the bean bag Name Game
Rock Paper Scissors Shoot