The heart is a door to everything. . .
Another amazing, wonderful day with Civello Aveda hair staff, November 10th, 2019.
We are so grateful for the care and attention
given to the women in recovery from the John Volken Academy.
July 2019, Krista Brown of Wisteria Acres, created Romeo’s Dream Adult Community Outreach Program, a non-profit that allows those in need to experience the wisdom of the horses.
From the gift of these beautiful books (above) by award winning Canadian author Claire Hitchon, to an amazing meditation where we became horses, to an obstacle course in tandem with the horses, it was another beautiful day with Krista Brown, owner of Wisteria Acres and Linda, shaman/assistant extraordinaire, and the women in recovery from John Volken Academy.
Jody Wilson-Raybould is running as an Independent in my riding.
I can see her new campaign office from my apartment window and I’m super excited to be out canvasing for her!
We are meeting wonderful people in the neighbourhood who really appreciate Jody’s values, her dedication to our nation’s right alignment.
Embodying the ways of the higher realms, Jody speaks freely about how she would like everyone working together in politics, as a circle, for the betterment of our country, Canada.
From enjoyable clean-up work in the barn to energetically meeting the horses out in a paddock — a process called ‘Con Su Permiso’ — then lunch, and a peaceful meditation, we LOVED everything!
Krista Brown, owner of Wisteria Acres, recently created Romeo’s Dream Adult Community Outreach Program when her beloved horse passed unexpectedly in the prime of his life.
She is continuing his legacy of LOVE, JOY and LAUGHTER, extending the opportunity for those in need to experience the wisdom of horses.
The women from John Volken Academy were her inaugural group, July 21st.
Wisteria Acres is a wonderful place, lush with greenery and gentle birdsong, about an hour’s drive from Vancouver.
‘Con Su Permiso’ means “with your permission,” and is a beautiful way of greeting, introducing oneself to a horse, an invitation to honour them as the sentient beings they are with awareness of energy fields.
What we are holding within becomes apparent in the presence of Krista’s therapeutic horses.
Are we in sync with the same unconditional Love of self the horses are?
After lunch we did a meditation with Rayne, appreciating how good it feels to hear a horse chomping grass as we let our cares float away, enjoying the precious moments.
Here is the Wisteria Acres website: https://wisteriaacres.com/ and photos below of our amazing day!
Enormous gratitude to Erin, Lesley, Kayleigh, Samantha, Cynthia
for their gift of a Sunday to do this for the women in recovery
from John Volken Academy. Many many thanks. . .
June 9th, 2019
Yesterday I was with the women I teach at John Volken Academy
in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction
in sacred Sweat Lodge ceremony.
The Sweat Lodge, pictured partly unfinished above, is connected to Phoenix Society located in Surrey, BC, and was built in partnership with their residents and aboriginal Elders, Old Hands, and Alannah Atley (Wise Woman).
It is on the Raven Healing Grounds at the rear of the Phoenix Centre property under tall evergreen trees.
I had difficulty getting there with some unexpected road closures, and felt emotional before and at the beginning of the teachings, but am so glad I was able to participate in this insightful, heartfelt ceremony.
It is with sadness West Coast Wishes has now closed.
Thank you to all the artisans for their trust in this consignment adventure.
Onwards and upwards. . . One door closes, another one opens. . .
Much gratitude, Linda, for the delightful memories and all the best.
A Door To Everything Society is a group of women that came together just over two years ago, concerned about the addiction issues young people face with drugs and alcohol nowadays.
On the board of the Society are Jayne De’Ath, Linda Marshall, Kim VanSickle and me, Kathleen Willis.
What we found was the more we met as a circle to discuss our own issues, along with a forgiving attitude, the more our purpose as a Society became apparent. [Read more…]
Thank you Rose Hamilton, centre in the green sweater, for your very informative talk about SOS Children’s Village, their history, and what it’s like to be a foster child in British Columbia today.
Thank you, also, to Karen McKee of Warm Buddy for the adorable warm-up polar bears that are going to the foster youth at SOS along with the Christmas stockings the students of John Volken Academy made.