Category Archives: Circle Dance

Grandmother Patches

We were going to do a “Grandmother Ceremony” at Neskaya in May.  One of our dancer/teachers was going to be 70 this May, so she spent a lot of time putting together the event.  Alas, two of the four of … Continue reading

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Vigil for Solidarity, Wednesday November 9

MoveOn and many other progressive organizations suggested gatherings on the day after the election for “Solidarity, Resistance, and Resolve.”  I signed up to have one at Neskaya at 7PM, but it was really too late (4PM) to let people know. … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

Today in church our minister talked about the idea of having many different ways to say something.  He told us that the “creeds” that we recite were written to uphold some particular version of God against another version.  (This is … Continue reading

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The Strength of the Foundation

This post was first published in 2012.  I think it’s still timely, so here it is again: The Strength of the Foundation Posted on January 10, 2012 In February of 2004, I was feeling very discouraged about the state of the … Continue reading

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Neskaya Movement Arts Center

I’ve mentioned it in a lot of posts, but I’ve never really described it.  Our website gives much more information, including how we got the name, and pictures of the building.  Since these pictures were taken, we had to have … Continue reading

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Meditation for Peace

Monday, September 21 Today is International Peace Day.  Many people will be gathering to pray for peace in the world.  We gathered yesterday at Neskaya to meditate for Peace.  We wrote our hopes on white dove pieces of paper and … Continue reading

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Grief Dances

In my work with Erica, a lot of grief has come up.  It’s not all for my own broken life, it’s for all the suffering on our planet, all the beings being poisoned or driven out or raped, the gang … Continue reading

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Grief Work

Friday Notes from call with Erica: She can hear from my voice how deep a place I was coming from. In the last session, being so quiet, allows presence & connection when it’s quiet.  Mother-child dyad, seeing a loving gaze, … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2

When I got to my therapist Karen I told her I was doing really well.  I told her about looking at my life as though God had designed it.  She said this time of feeling good was different, felt different … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice at Stanstead Stone Circle

We celebrated the Summer Solstice at Stanstead Stone Circle on Saturday, June 23 It was fabulous!  The circle was decorated with colorful things, a sun/moon, a sun, a banner of the chakras, a dragon, a hobby horse/unicorn, and colorful banners.  … Continue reading

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