Summertime in Maine is so very beautiful. We are blessed with spaciousness and the ability to spend abundant time in Nature, create art, and nurture our spiritual practices. Here, we are able to Live Life as a Prayer.
Join “Twinkle” Marie Porter-Manning this weekend at the Second Annual Fall Folk Festival at The Commons in Dover-Foxcroft. In addition to her Women of Spirit, Exploring Sacred Paths of Wisdom Keepers anthology, “Twinkle” will be debuting two newly published books: The original “Blessing Book”for women’s rituals and “Family Blessing Book,” ((Scroll to bottom of page for links)).
“Twinkle” will also have select pieces of one-of-a-kind art, goddess-jewelry, and holiday ornaments available.
This year we did not create our ofrendas and other altars for the dead. Instead during this season that houses two important family traditions, Samhain and Día de los Muertos, we kept our altar space intact as it is everyday with family portraits and pictures of our lost family members posed in celebration with us while they were still alive. We did not single any nor all out for altars dedicated to our deceased loved ones. Not this year. We wanted to keep everyone together, if only in pictures and our memories. Our recent loss is too deep to do otherwise, and impossible to articulate beyond that. There was trick-or-treating on Halloween, and the children did beautiful Day of the Dead arts and crafts. (the skulls below done by Orion and friend). We told stories. We danced. And we rested.
Over the years I have been blessed to have collaborated with my friend Anna on many projects, including: Women of Spirit anthology, TEDxWaldenPond, Empowering Women fundraising concerts with Anna and The Porch Party Mamas, Women’s Retreats at First Parish in Concord, the list goes on. Anna is one of the most wonderfully creative and deeply spiritual women I know on the planet! She walks her talk. I am so proud to celebrate her new book with the world! Anna’s book powerfully discloses an oft overlooked reality we are all faced with: the entangled relationship we have with ourselves. Living the Deeper YES mindfully teaches us how to “unblend from the places inside that hurt.” Click the image below and order your copy today!