a Water Communion Service to Gather The Beloved Community
Guest in the Pulpit: Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning
”Community means strength that joins us our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free."~ Starhawk
Friends who are looking for a location to gather your community together in Maine – You Are Invited to lead a Workshop, Retreat, Ritual or Service at Twinkle’s Place!!!
Twinkle’s Place is available all Four New England Seasons! So, if you have a community you area seeking to gather together in a spacious, beautiful and sacred location in the heart of Maine, please contact us.
Friends, as many of you know, each year I select a Word-of-the-Year! I invite you to do the same and create a beautiful piece of divinely-inspired art to display to remind you throughout 2018 what is most important to you.
Join us for Art & Affirmations on Wednesday, January 17th
Ladies it’s that time of the year again 🎄tomorrow night (Thursday, December 14th) we are having a ladies night at my place to do ornament decorating/painting. Please come on over to Lancey Street anytime 5pm-9pm if you can and feel free to bring friends. ❤🌟please tag other women in our neighborhood too.
If you live near me (Pittsfield, Maine) and have time this week at 8:00AM on Monday or Wednesday morning – – this message is for you 🙂✨This is the meditation room in my home. I promised myself that I will spend time here each day, and ….most mornings… I keep that promise 🙂 And when I do the day consistently goes much better. Even if I come face-to-face with something unpleasant, I am better equipped to respond with ease, or at least with peace-of-mind and more compassionate words.
I am not a Buddhist, though I do incorporate some Buddhist practices into mine. My typical morning-time in my sanctuary is a 10 minute “Sit” or “Zazen” (“seated meditation”) and I generally focus on gratitude. It is not fancy and there are no elaborate words spoken. I usually place one or both my hands on my heart, listen to my heartbeat and follow my breath. I set my chimes on my phone to gently alert me when the 10 minutes is up. Usually the time flies by and sometimes I reset it for another 10 minutes, and sometimes another 10 after that. But I promise you even sitting still for 10 minutes, shifts the way the day goes. There is something about sitting in this place, (a place that is not where I occupy my sitting the rest of the day) with the sole intention of gathering myself towards gratitude. It is special and I invite you to experience it with me. Hopefully it can help ease the aches in our hearts as we begin to find our way forward post-election
If you have time Monday or Wednesday morning, come sit with me for 10 minutes.
Then we can share some coffee, tea and breakfast together.
Sending love, Twinkle Marie🌸🎶🌸