“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.” John O’Donohue
Since the end of August, when I returned to the Stone Barn Inn in Floyd, Virginia, I have had lovey visits with family and friends and have enjoyed several interesting weekend experiences.
Labor Day weekend I spent Saturday morning as a volunteer at the third annual Floyd Yoga Jam – a festival of yoga workshops, healing arts, healthy food and fantastic music. In exchange for a one day pass – worth $75 – I was on duty near the showers for four hours and then had the afternoon to explore the offerings. From my vantage point on top of the hill, I could look out over the colorful tent city. I met people from infants to octogenarians, so who had travelled across several states to attend the three day event. I had the lovely opportunity to meet Kathryn, a Floyd resident, who is a fellow Connection Practice trainer. As I was leaving, my friend, Jody, was arriving, so we sat on the grass and visited. It was a nice syncrinicity.
One Heart Reunion
One Heart Reunion, a festival of heart-centered healing, was held the second week in September at the Swannanoa mansion in Afton, Virginia. I travelled from Lynchburg with friend, Jenny Hayes, to meet Vivian from Richmond and Maxine and her friends from Appromattox for a day of exploring and learning. The marble manions was built on top of Afton Mountain in 1912. The setting is amazing with ancient trees and amazing views. The history and more photographs at the Swannanoa link above.
I went home with Maxine to her lovely farm in Appromattox and to meet her family of animals. She has invited me to housesit for her next April when the Virginia bluebells are blooming.
On September 21, International Peace Day – and my late husband’s birthday, I was invited to set up a display and to present a brief introduction to the amazing Connection Practice/BePeace Practice. It seemed to be well received and I now have all my materials prepared to do other presentations on my journey, should the opportunity present itself.
I fulfilled a desire to learn about Hemi-Sync technology at a Monroe Institute Weekend Excursion Workshop offered by Ellen Jones-Walker and her husband, Tip Walker, at their lovely home located just eight minutes from the Stone Barn. Because I was a visitor to the area, they graciously offered the workshop just for me. Ellen was just wishing she knew someone to share about HeartMath (part of the Connection Practice/BePeace process), so I will go back in a couple of weeks to share my knowledge with them. It was an interesting experience and a lovely connection.
Back at the Stone Barn
All month the signs of fall have been showing themselves in the red of the maples and dogwood trees and the flowering of the yellow and purple wildflowers. Recently more yellow is visible in some of the trees, and just this week it is possible to see the variations of color on the mountainside. A visitor to the barn today said it is only going to get more beautiful in the next few weeks.