Community Contemplation
September 15 - September 21

Tuesday 5:45 PM hosted by Venu Tummalapalli via Zoom

Wednesday 9 AM hosted by Ian McLaughlin at Sunrise Park*

Friday 9 AM hosted by Dave Andersen "Hybrid Zoom" at Sunrise Park*

Sunday 9 AM hosted by Meg Barnhart at Sunrise Park*

*Sunrise Park in Lake Bluff - meet at the top of the bluff between Prospect and Center with your meditation cushion/chair or use bench. If rainy, meditation will move to the Lake Bluff Beach south shelter.

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Meeting ID: 927 7895 1159
Password: hippo
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Excerpt from an "Inner Harvest" Reflection from Alberto Villoldo, PhD, The Four Winds Society:

As we enjoy the bounty of the harvest and reflect upon the fierce love of the Mother (Mother Earth) that provides everything we need to survive on this planet, we also look at the ways that the metaphor of Harvest manifests in our own lives. You have probably heard the saying “you reap what you sow” and had an uncomfortable moment of self-reflection wondering if some of the problems you are encountering today result from years of planting thorns instead of roses. In that moment we resolve to plant more flowers, sometime in the future. But has that moment ever come?

We instinctively know that maintaining balance in all aspects of our lives is important but sometimes our resolutions get buried under the weight of our responsibilities, our emotional and physical health and that of those dear to us. Sometimes we simply need a little push to get back in touch with our inner creativity. A visualization exercise can help. Visualizing our outward circumstances as a garden we are always in the process of planting, we observe all that we have created and, like the experienced gardeners we are, begin pruning what needs pruning and fertilizing barren patches in need of extra nurturing and reseeding.
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If you have any questions or difficulties don't hesitate to call/text the person(s) hosting the meditation or study group you are seeking to attend: 
Venu 224-800-4049
Ian 908-420-6555
Dave 847-691-3866
Meg 847-340-8414