Sun, Feb 19|
Locust Grove Sycamore Fire Ring
Wild Earth Gathering
Our gatherings are fueled by a deep dive into Oneness. We enter the woods slowly, simply taking in what we see without critique or judgment.
Time & Location
Feb 19, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Locust Grove Sycamore Fire Ring, 7777 Democracy Blvd Bethesda, MD, 20817
About the Event
We’re back under 300-year-old Grandmother Sycamore at Locust Grove for an experience in group sharing and discernment.
For this first unplanned gathering, I will arrive without a theme and after a brief introduction, will only model facilitation as needed. For future mid-month gatherings, you will take turns in this role.
You are welcome to share as you feel called. For each of us, this is going to be a process of discernment. You might plan to share something only to “arrive” and not “feel” it. You may be inclined to do or say nothing or share something completely different from what you planned. Movement, music (singing, drumming, whistling), poetry or sharing part of your faith journey are among the many things welcomed.
We are practicing reading the group’s body language and sensing our own body, reading the group's energy levels and reading our own energy level, and being attentive to the flow of whatever unfolds. Perhaps someone shares something you’d like to ponder or experience more fully; this then may not be the time to jump in with your own planned sharing. Take the air’s temperature.
The facilitator ensures that we’ll have out 20 minute silent wander.
Read instructions re Locust Grove. There are steps to our spot. If you need help carrying your chair, let me know and I’ll make sure someone meets you at the top of the steps. No problem. Arrive early enough to walk to our spot.
Re SNACKS! We’ll roast fruit around the fire; I will bring coat hangers for roasting the fruit. Still need 1) someone to bring cut-up mangoes; 2) someone to bring cut-up pineapple. Email Sarah if you can help. Jon has volunteered to bring the bananas.