A sense of excitement is rising along with the temperature here in the Park as over 300 guests in the community to participate in the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) conference, bringing with them a flood of inspiration, enthusiasm and desire to change the world for the better. GEN was birthed here 20 years ago and we are delighted to host this auspicious event again.
The Findhorn Foundation is also looking at how it can change and renew itself. After creating an exploratory change group in a process inspired by sociocracy, the community is full of discussion about what is our identity, essence and future direction. The voices are diverse and the desire to manifest the highest good is palpably radiant. Now is a good time to turn inward and sense if something is calling you to come and be a part of this moment of evolutionary change in the community.
With that in mind, I’d like to tell you about a few of the upcoming opportunities to explore the Foundation.
In September, the Findhorn Foundation will host another event that is attracting considerable energy. The four day We Do Not Die Conference, from September 26 to 29, will bring a number of world-famous presenters to the Universal Hall to share about their near death and out of body experiences. Their stories of experiencing the relief of knowing that our essential self does not die after it leaves the body and of feeling the reality of divine love can make an immediate impact on your life, dissolving fears and opening new perspectives on who you truly are and what your life is truly meant to be.
After the conference, the presenters will remain for three more days of workshops that will allow them to unfold in more depth the learning that they gained from their experiences out of the physical body. Click here for more information.
Sacred dance is an integral spiritual practice in the Findhorn Foundation. Many of us can recall feeling deeply touched during our first encounter with it during experience week.
In October the Foundation will host workshops that celebrate and teach this practice of embodying sacredness with movement. Beginning October 10 Maria-Gabriele Wosien will introduce the Mevlevi Dervish Turning, sacred Sufi dance connected with Rumi’s philosophy, in the Cluny Ballroom. Maria-Gabriele is the daughter of Bernard Wosien who introduced sacred dance to the community in the mid-1970s. The drawing alongside is by Bernard dating from the same time period. On the 24th of October Learning To Lead Sacred Dance returns, a two-week workshop we run only every second year to give participants the ability to lead groups in various sacred dances. This year we’ll be focussing on 16 dances. If your heart sings at the idea of sharing with others this way of creating community, healing, peace and inspiration in the world, consider joining in.
October will also see a rich offering of workshops that did not appear in the brochure. Be sure to let your family and friends know about these new offerings. The Seven Rays of Life and Esoteric Astrology, from the 10th to the 14th of October, takes its inspiration from the Alice Bailey/DK lineage, a major stream of world esoteric teaching and, intriguingly, a major but sometimes forgotten influence on the foundations of this community. It promises to be a humorous, colourful and profound exploration of a new psychology for the twenty first century.
From the 17th to the 23rd of October Ana Rhodes and Javier Rodriguez will present The Genie in the Bottle, a week-long invitation to uncork our wild spirit and release its magic and potential for creative growth. Participants will use a variety of dynamic tools such as self-enquiry and somatic mindfulness to learn to dance with the different levels of their being.
Later on in the month we are delighted to welcome back Franco Santoro to the Foundation for his presentation of Healing the Fragmented Heart – An Astroshamanic Workshop on Multidimensional Relationships and Soul Retrieval. The workshop delves into the shamanic practice of soul-retrieval as a way to release seeking for lost pieces of our souls in others and to invoke healing, wholeness and love into ourselves and our relationships.
This is a sampling of the rich array of programmes and activities at the Findhorn Foundation that open us to engaging our deepest selves. As always at Findhorn, there are many more opportunities for growth and exploration.
For the full schedule for September and October (and beyond), visit the
calendar of events page on our website.
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With blessings from the Findhorn Foundation.
for the Communications Team