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(handmade Moroccan leather slip-on babouches)

I find that there is majesty in rituals and celebrations when the intention is about honouring the moment:  the moment of birth; the moment of marriage; the moment of death; the moment of hope when wishing anew at the start of a new year.  And always, simply always, the moment when we fall in love again.


"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Lao-Tzu

Anya Ushakova
An Intentional Life

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FACILITATED CONVERSATIONS, INTERVIEWS, LECTURES, RETREATS, CONTEMPLATIVE WORKSHOPS FROM 2009 TO 2019 > SWEET HONEY FROM FADED DREAMS/ Sonoma, California, February 04, 2012
SWEET HONEY FROM FADED DREAMS/ Sonoma, California, February 04, 2012
Summary: Greet the new year, 2012, in an exploration of: The place where destiny intersects faded dreams...at the corner of Faith, Hope and Love. A one day-Winter Retreat, on February 04 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost $275 per person inclusive of workshop; continental breakfast; drinks; lunch; afternoon refreshments; wine toast with tidbits in celebration of community, end of workshop day. Contact Anya Ushakova-Crain through the Contact link to register and receive more information.

 

SWEET HONEY FROM FADED DREAMS

 

The places of dashed or faded dreams are the real points of change and growth. 

Dashed hopes and faded dreams are the places where longing is unexpectedly

thwarted. These are the places of discovery, reintegration and splendid re-emergence.

 

There is a beautiful verse from the Spanish poet,

Antonio Machada:

 

Last night I dreamed --blessed illusion --

that I had a beehive here

in my heart

and that

the golden bees were making

white combs and sweet honey

from my old failures.

translated by Robert Bly

 

DATE:  Saturday, February 04, 2012

TIME:  9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:  The Wine Country Estate of Dr. John and Deborah Emery, Sonoma Valley, California

THE WORKSHOP:  Spend the morning in reflection, take the time for conversation and firing up your imagination...as the best is yet to come.  We'll sit by the warm fire on a chilly Winter day....In the afternoon, relax easily into the company of writers with heart.  Experience the alchemy of your creative process. 

No prior creative writing experience is necessary to participate.

COST:  $275 per person inclusive of continental breakfast; refreshments; lunch; wine toasts and tidbits in celebration of community.

 

For registration please contact Anya Ushakova-Crain through the Contact Link of this website.  Please note that space is limited.