Hello ! It's been awhile since I connected with you; however, you are always in my heart.
Before I update you on the latest with the ToLS Seeker's Library and the Fall Equinox, I'd like to share some insights that I have recently had from ruminating on one of my Tao meditations.
I’ve been reflecting on the
Sanctuary’s slow and steady rate of growth over it’s lifetime. It’s had a few different phases since 1997 when I first founded it. While there is a lot of pressure and complexity behind gearing up for it’s extremely exciting next phase (raising up the Seeker’s Library), I remind myself when the pressure gets uncomfortable, that ~ after all ~ we ARE growing a tree of consciousness!
It takes patience to plant trees and tend them until they bear good fruit. The task needs constant attention. Some
years produce better fruit than other years. Some years present challenging conditions, while others present blessed conditions.
There is great difficulty and expense in the tasks of tending. Sometimes you let the trees grow as they will without much of your tending. All things happen in their own time.
What looks like laziness may be divine rest. What looks like hard work may be blissful release. Tao says to follow nature, which requires patience. Learn and know when to let the trees grow as they want, and when to direct their growth.
I am so very satisfied with the fruit that the Tree of
Life Sanctuary has born since 1997. Souls have transformed their lives in ways that have made their life, and the world, so much better. You, , are one who has done this! Great job!
Here's the latest update on the Seeker's Library...
The volunteer team behind this project is feverishly at work! The team leader, Marcia Hansen, who is also the ToLS’s change management consultant, describes it this
“The work on this vision is thrilling, joyful and takes your breath away when we are totally aligned with it. I hear all of the Seeker’s Library items chittering with the excitement of knowing how much they are loved, and how they are in the hands of master creators. Onward and upward! Stand in possibility and all will be made real!”
You can tell from her words that working with this project team is VERY inspiring.
We envision the Seeker's Library new location will be manifested by Spring 2023. We’ll need lots of strong backs, sharp minds and big hearts to
bring it all together. Want to come have fun with us? If you’d like to volunteer your help in raising up this magickal library, just let me know by replying to this email.
- We are seeking a library consultant to examine our plans for any oversights. Do you know someone who could help us?
- One of our dear, insightful and highly capable volunteers, Paula Forget, is putting together the ToLS volunteer program. I'll share more soon about Paula, the program and how you can come have fun with us!
Yep, the library is being raised up, and we can hardly wait!
No Fall Equinox Gathering this Year
I know it’s unusual for
ToLS to say this, but we are not going to hold a Fall Equinox gathering this year. All of us on the ToLS team are stretched to the max! We are knee deep in lots of both ToLS and personal life responsibilities that demand our attention and energy.
We have to say “no” to some things that we don’t want to say “no” to. Some examples of what we have to say “yes” to
are tax returns being completed before October deadline, ToLS business plan completion (it's on the attached Event Calendar), Seeker's library tasks, family healthcare issues, and some of us are even moving into a new home! Whew! I'm sure you understand.
As always, , thanks for reading my email.