From February 23rd, here's Varabhadri and the shrine from her evening on the animals at the centre of the Wheel of Life.
Since then, we've been continuing the series following the book The Journey and the Guide. It's a journey that starts with mindfulness and positive emotion, and takes those practices into further experiences of letting go, and opening out. We have had two evenings on 'spiritual death' - about letting go of limiting ourselves by thinking of ourselves as fixed and separate. Here's a poem from one evening: I will not an un-lived life I will not live in fear of falling Or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days: To allow my living to open me, To make me less afraid, More accessible. Loosen my heart until it becomes A wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, To live so That which came to me as seed Goes to the next as blossom And that which came to me as blossom Goes on as fruit. Davina Markova
Next week, we begin to look at 'spiritual rebirth' - 'waking up to a world of colour' !