Beauty in the busyness

Exploring the patterns beneath the rush of our days with the help of the sacred drumbeat can restore a sense of beauty and coherence to an otherwise jumbled experience. 

Deep meaning never leaves us, but daily immersion in the rough and tumble energies of our world can draw us out of our center and scatter us in all directions. 

That’s okay; it’s good for us, even. Life is here to teach us to exercise choice, whatever our circumstances. 

Making time for practices that center us, help us connect to a larger reality, and restore peace and ease to memory is as much a political as a spiritual act. 

We can’t change our world with the same busyness that sustains these systems in their current form.

From one of Daniel Ladinsky’s renderings of the poetry of Hafiz:


the fish 

needs to say:

“Something ain’t right 

about this 

Camel ride…

and I’m feeling 

so damn


Like water for the soul on a long desert crossing, I hope you can join us this Friday for two hours dedicated to community, beauty, and soulfulness. 


Our free soul-tending circle will be held this week on Friday, February 10, from 4-6 pm PST/7-9 pm EST.

Feel free to email me at anna “at” gaiashamanism “dot” com for this week’s zoom invitation.  All skill levels are welcome.

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