Squam Art Workshops last week was the best one ever. I am really touched by the level of integrity of the women who attend this workshop, how willing everyone is to know what they need and ask for what they want. The woods were sunny and warm, glistening with bright faces and familiar friends. What I love so much about SAW is that it represents a whole trajectory of growth for me. I got to share my story of taking my family the first year, and then little Ivy the second year (as a six month old) and how returning each year after has been one that holds many sacred memories for the value of living a creative life that includes those most treasured to me. I wept all over the mic, of course.
Elizabeth left this in our house for us to discover upon arrival.
I can't describe what it's like to wake up on these lakes.
Morning circle Thursday was filled with humor, singing, and sharing, as well as giving away.
Prayer ties grounded us in the purpose of our souls.
Post journey on the screened porch at High Pines.
Just before closing circle on the glorious dock, we were courted by three Wood Ducks-have you ever seen these characters in action? They literally run across the water! I opted not to bring my camera and was a bit sorry for it.
Basking in creative community and nature.
In just under a month, I'll be back at Pine Island on the Outer Banks for my last Squam event of the year.
I'm immersed in gratitude for the women. The Women! Being surrounded by women who are taking responsibility for their passion and happiness fills my heart!
Autumn SouLodge is quickly filling, as is the March retreat for Matrilumina in Esalen! I hope to see you soon-be sure to check out the Live Workshops page at the SouLodge site if you're yearning to connect in 2013.