Friday Morning Virtual InterPlay: Seeds of Affirmation
Synchronicity by Maree Haggerty
Chant by Mary Grigolia
Hand holding meditation
Poem by Oliver Crichton, North Carolina
Raise a Hand in Blessing
Take a Deep Breath and let it out with a sigh.
Maree Haggerty in Australia wrote about the synchronicity of opening last week’s Friday Morning Virtual InterPlay:
I have an appointment that I need to keep in about half an hour, so was packing up my desk in preparation. I stood up to leave my desk and thought, “I could take a quick look at last week’s Friday Morning Virtual InterPlay messages.” So, I sat back down at the computer, opened my emails…and ping! There was this morning’s message that popped up! I LOVE these messages…keeps me connected no matter what I’m needing to attend!
“Love Opens” Chant by Mary Grigolia
At the end of the Oregon Untensive Cynthia requested a song I wrote. I recorded it this morning on my handy dandy little mac. Sing it at whatever pace, in whatever key pleases you.
Listen to the song: Love Opens
Here are the words:
Love opens up our bodies
Love opens up our spirits
Love opens up our hearts
We’re seeds of love.
Celebrate the love that births the seed.
Comfort one another when we grieve.
Greet each day together with the need to share this love.
InterPlay has my blessings to use and share the song, as long as you always give attribution. Enjoy! Mary Grigolia, http://www.marygrigolia.com
Hand-holding Meditation Practice
When we hold hands we form a ring. That’s a seed of affirmation. It’s said that 10 affirmations are needed to counteract one negative comment. Hold your own hand. Notice the seed space between your heart and hands. Fill it with affirming breath, movement, sound, song, words, or images. Then gather that up and plant it in your heart, your head, or wherever you need it.
Poem by Oliver Crichton from North Carolina
This I know:
Within the dance my life mends.
Its form is a circle.
And each beginning and end and sitting out
is a dance as well.
The circle is community.
Raise A Hand in Blessing
When we dance hand to hand we often practice opening the space between us. We can often feel that connection even when we aren’t right together. Raise a hand in blessing. Thrust some love seeds out in every direction. Turn in a full circle (or not) and know that others are sending blessings to you too.
Take a deep Breath and Let it out with a Sigh……