I love writing the equinox message each year as we earthlings spin in space, the world briefly balances equal day and night, and the hemispheres sit at the junction of spring in the south and autumn in the north. I feel a special sense of nature’s constant cycles of renewal and decline, and the interconnection of all life.
This year has been a very different year for all of us. While COVID-19 does not play favourites and our love goes out to all humanity at this time of crisis/opportunity and uncertainty, I’m pleased to say that nature has benefitted, and in such an unimaginable way. Who would have thought that it would be a submicroscopic virus which would bring frenetic human activity to a standstill and give the earth time to breathe.
Knowing that many of you are facing radical life changes, we are so very touched by your energetic and financial support of the Findhorn Foundation as we navigate our path forward. Although we cannot welcome you here at this time, to join in our work of ‘creating more love in the world’, as Eileen’s still, small voice put it, we can stay deeply connected to you.
Recent Scottish regulations have led us, with great reluctance, to close both Cluny and The Park to residential programmes and to reopen in spring 2021, sooner if possible. This is a monumental decision and while we are saddened by the lack of your physical presence and the financial challenges being faced here and all over the world, we do know that our existence in the world is more vital than ever if we are to support the emergence of an open-hearted and loving world.
On 29 and 30 September Foundation co-workers will play a Game of Transformation with the intention: We intend, individually and collectively, to embrace the challenges and opportunities we are facing now and allow our hearts to open to our highest calling.
And so we begin the work of transforming our way of engaging with you as we, in turn, support the transformation of human consciousness. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, an image already so present here in the name of our cooperative shop The Phoenix, the stained glass in the upper Community Centre and in the mosaic being created in front of the Phoenix Café, the Foundation’s creative life force is being channelled into creating uplifting online programmes and building regenerative partnerships with our local area.
Roots of Tomorrow, our July summit, proved that we can connect deeply, be mutually inspired and dance and build community together online. We can also welcome more people, especially those who might never have made it here in person. It is a worldwide web of love.
We sincerely hope you can join us in person next year but meanwhile let’s get on with the great work of listening to our inner voice, working in partnership with the rest of the natural world, and living lives of love in action.
Let us begin to rise, individually and collectively, from the ashes of inequality, greed, control and separation, to a life infilled with a sense of sheer joy and oneness.
Please join Michael and me on live walks of global fellowship from our Facebook page Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm UK time. I’m also so happy that live streamed Light of Findhorn meditations begin again from 22 September on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm UK time.
With love and laughter