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This has been a joy. Thank you Philip. You enjoy your week too.
I so enjoyed this and the idea of ‘ taking your body off and putting it back on again’ what a wonderful concept. Thank you.
I often wonder, how YOU, Philip, feel after the meditations during Tea with a Druid… do you, as the facilitator of a meditation, feel refreshed, restored, etc. or is it “business as usual”? It is my hope that these regular “gatherings in the grove” benefit you as much as it benefits all of us on the other side of the screen. Much love and appreciation to you, Ruth
Hi Ruth! I feel restored and refreshed after these meditations I’m happy to say. I often want them to last longer – I could happily sit in them for a long while, but I feel strongly that in these Tea sessions they should be brief. That was one of the reasons for creating the Garden of Flowing in Perpetual Happiness – to have the opportunity to do long meditations, which I deliberately made without any regard to how long they took. In practice they seem to be about 20-30 minutes. Much love and appreciation to you too! It’s so good to get feedback!
Greetings Philip. These “Teas” are such a Delight! YES indeed, we Need Fun, Mirth & Joy in Spirituality! We especially need it now, with the Fires & Covid. I find that these type of experiences are missing in some spiritual events I have attended & with some groups in general. In Spirituality, I prefer to have a balance of creative fun, humor, & joy, along with the deep spiritual experiences, service to the Planet, knowledge, wisdom, growth, empowerment, etc. Among the various purposes of Ritual/Ceremony, I have also thought of them as a way for adults to Play, & to allow our spiritual imaginations to flow freely (within a basic structure). I feel, that In ancient times & cultures, we Were the actors in the Play & we Were the Entertainment. We Participated together in the gathering, rather than just being observers in the audience.
Of course it can be lovely (even thrilling) to go to a play or concert, but having everyone be an active participant, has it’s own special Blessings & magickal experiences. Even if one of us is Leading the singing, the group joins in, & it becomes a deeply ‘shared experience’ of spiritual love, oneness & joy. During the Storytelling, the group also becomes part of the energetic & magick. I’ve generally enjoyed Leading the singing @ a gathering, more than just doing a solo performance (& especially Love singing/playing music & storytelling with Children). Yes, we do find that children will use their Own imaginations when having simple objects to play with (a box becomes a castle, home, hut, cave, space ship, etc). They’re empowered to use their own creativity & vision rather than someone else’s. 🙂
Many Blessings & “Merrie be your path to Alban Elfed,” /|\
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