I'll ask you first: what grounds you? What helps you to feel
on the ground, to feel mentally and emotionally stable, to be "sensible and realistic" (acc. to Merriam Webster!)? Take a moment and feel what grounded is like in your body.
In this time of upheaval, we have many choices. We can be uprooted. We can be distracted or distorted. We can follow the drama, or get caught in judgment or fear. We can also choose to stay on the ground, and from there, we are more able to act out of wisdom, presence, and compassion.
What grounds you? And how does being grounded affect how you feel and act?
For many, the ground is truly shifting all the time. Our economy has left many people behind, making basic needs hard to address. This year 8 Limbs has chosen the non-profit
to receive the proceeds from all four of our
Thanksgiving Day Benefit Classes
. Solid Ground is a
locally-based non profit working to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty.
We invite you to come and focus our collective energy on Thanksgiving morning. We'll practice together and join forces to support Solid Ground.
May your November be filled with grounding, gratitude, and great big love!