Thank you to everyone who has responded to our annual fundraising appeal!
If our letters and e-mails have gotten lost among the many others that come at this time of year…or you have simply been distracted by the activity of the season, here’s a gentle reminder:
You can still make a tax deductible donation for 2016 until midnight on December 31.
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Here is a final gift to you in the last days of 2016 to thank you for your support and interest in this life-changing work. Here you will find many resources to help you through these difficult times in this wounded world.
At our workshops many of you have asked:
Several of our leaders gave these suggestions:
At our East Coast Workshop, Stefan Laeng Gilliatt, our incoming Executive Director, gave an example of lifting a stone as a practice. He said that after one or two or three years, we could change to something else! That might have sounded facetious, but his suggestion is truly a rich practice.
As you may have experienced at workshops, simple tasks can be profound and are never really the same twice. We move and lift weight every day. Our own weight, a child, a cat, a cup, with each step that we take…That daily exploration with a stone can offer us a great deal that is relevant to so much that we experience.
Find more resources & audio files of experiments led by Stefan on his website:
Lee Klinger Lesser speaks often about developing a practice of pausing and just noticing the next three breaths. The ‘pause’ doesn’t necessarily mean to stop what you are doing, but just to shift into noticing how you are breathing at that moment and for the next three breaths. It is a simple but powerful beginning (and just as powerful after many years of practice.) Try it right now! You will probably be taking three breaths anyway.
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Lee also sent us this link to a free, downloadable document of twenty-two activities that are common for most of us.
“Through the most simple things which we do all the time, we can feel out to which degree we honor everything with our inner attention.
Every moment can be cherished.”
Make a commitment to set up whatever you need which will help you to remember to practice. Notes written in soap on your bathroom mirror! Alarms set on your phone! Sticky notes on the steering wheel of your car! A rubber band on your wrist!
The next Sensing Sundays serieswill start again on January 8, 2017. Offering Sensory Awareness experiments through conference calls has been successful for quite a few years.
One advantage is that you will engage in an experiment twice a month in your own home, with your own familiar objects, walls, chairs and the living world right where you actually live.
You will be in a community of people from across the globe coming together to deepen their practice. And you get to download the sessions to experience again as often as you like.
Attend our workshops! Check the workshop listings on our calendar.
There are also four videos of Charlotte Selver herself, leading experiments that you can participate in, here. (Once you are on the page, just scroll down to: Spontaneous Reactivity, Stools and Sitting, Standing and Poles, Sitting and Crawling.)
Thank you, Stefan for stepping up to be the SAF Executive Director in 2017.
I look forward to seeing any and all you at a Sensory Awareness gathering in the future.
Thank you so much for your support.