I've scribbled the alphabet for meaning since I can remember.
This piece is available and gorgeously created by Mish-el Benjamin.
“To the millions who live in this world today let me say that there are many worthwhile things little people can do, both individually and collectively. When I dedicated my life to be of as much service as possible to my fellow human beings someone said to me very sarcastically, ‘What do you think you can do?’And I replied, ‘I know I am a little person and can do only little things, but there are so many little things that need to be done.’ And I never had any trouble finding worthwhile little things to do. When I started my pilgrimage I was asking for very big things and someone said to me then, ‘You might as well ask for the moon.’ But I answered, ‘If enough of us little people ask together even very, very big things will be granted.’
I can say this to you: Live the present. Do the things you know need to be done. Do all the good you can each day.The future will unfold.” - Peace Pilgrim
Hello there.The world outside our window is asking for more. Each of us will respond to this in our own unique way. The last thing needed is one more voice - mine - telling you how to do this. So I am not.
I can remind you that any large undertaking happens one action at a time. If you believe in the resonance of action, each small selfless, beauty-creating action we perform creates a new resonance. In these times, tiny acts of kindness and courageous fortitude in our personal universes will be large declarations.
Some us will be called on to larger stages. Some of us will be called to action at a backyard BBQ, I leave that to your heart and mind to move and speak from where you feel the most kindness and compassion may be created.
I am reminded of the Dalai Lama’s response to the Paris Attacks:
“I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place.
We need a systematic approach to foster humanistic values, of oneness and harmony. If we start doing it now, there is hope that this century will be different from the previous one. It is in everybody's interest. So let us work for peace within our families and society, and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments.”
May you be able to be your best self today + allow others to do the same,
Where to Find Kate — a list of loved project updates.
Most notably lomilomi sessions are running through September and reconvening in January 2018.
Lomilomi Sessions are being scheduled through September 12th and will resume again in January 2018 in the Philadelphia area. I’ll be sending an update to this announcement. If you were planning on hopping on the table, now is the time whether scheduling in Manayunk or Port Richmond. I have 2 weekend sessions available August 20th at 12:00 pm + 1:30pm
Sit In Your Center : A Woman's Retreat in Meditation, Movement and Intention based in Aloha. This gathering is true sweetness + it is coming to The Center in Downingtown, PA September 9th 12:30 - 4:30
It’s been called: “Eye-opening. Transformative. Healing” and “The Sit in Your Center workshop that Kate led was a powerful and deepening experience. Her kind and vibrant light allowed for a safe and comfortable space from which the real work of "sitting in your center" could begin. I can't recommend this workshop enough! - N.K.
An invitation to one’s entirety - free from expectation - away from that which leaves us smushed and shushed. Through guided meditation, potentized intentions, and gentle movement, we un-pack our stories, making space for silent knowing. When you know your own voice, you can hear what is being said.
Registration is open, click here to join us. All ages, (female) bodies, and perspectives welcome. Next gathering will be in 2018.
Writing + Ritual: Expressing Your Creative Voice Mira Newman + I are offering two gatherings this fall: September 13th + 27th. 7-9pm Private residence. Sign up for one ($40) or both evenings ($70)
To register: firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited. reserve your spot early!
Join us as we weave the mystical call of creation through mantra chanting, writing prompts, and simple writing tools into a powerful and transformational awakening of the heart. "Looking at my writing from the last two workshops, I was shocked at the intimacy I allowed myself to share among virtual strangers...something about the energy created by Mira and Kate, the timeliness of the activities we shared, the courage and trust that permeated that room...I am warmed and recharged by the memory." M.L., NJ
Wisdom Coaching: Stay tuned for different program options for group and individual coaching support for our modern lives. If you have a current horizon that needs expanding, we have room for 2 clients for our individualized 4 week program for $486 beginning the week of August 28th. What kind of horizons? You ask. Here are a few examples: job transitions, bodyworkers + healing artists restructuring client boundaries + education, artists (we are all artists) looking to reignite their Inspiration, humans ready to enjoy themselves a little more. PM email@example.com if you are one of them and I will send you a follow-up questionnaire to see if we are the right fit.
“Regardless of what your transition is (mine: new job, new state to live in, bunch of stuff tangled up in all of that), Kate will help you get there. She can hear you, feel you, see you with a clarity that for me was far superior to the cognitive therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, yoga therapy and pretty much every other therapy I’ve experienced. It wasn’t just the clarity. It was the succinct way in which she summarized goals, fed me writing prompts to explore deeper meaning, music to inspire me, tasks (yes, lists with dates) for me to complete and to be held accountable for. She embodies in her teaching the perfect blend of spirituality and practicality. Dreaming and believing. Resting and Moving. Action, the one next step to take, in bite size pieces that eventually add up to a whole cake.” - E.M. San Francisco, CA
What’s Your Story? An Online Experiment in Creativity: is running now and will run again in January 2018. It is a project from my teachers’s heart to share in an inundated world: a little beauty, a little structure and a little invitation to enjoy your tremendous life a little more. We have creative content, art projects, guest teachers, grounded steps for daily action + fun. We need to create some space for fun. Sign-ups will begin later this year, ideal for rehydrating your life, moms needing easy + accessible inspiration, friends or beloveds wanting to grow together, and anyone looking to smile (also great content for homeschooled teenagers).
Thanks for reading.
Have a beauty-full, grace-full day,
"In Beauty we are united, through Beauty we pray, with Beauty we conquer." Nicholas Roerich
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