*Due to inclement weather warnings, this event is cancelled
and will be rescheduled in the near future.*
THIS Saturday, August 27
Bowie's Apartment in Harlem
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This August stillness that anticipates the start of fall and final days of vacation, is also a time of nesting, creating home, and slowing down.
In this lull, we're planning an experience together as an inter-faith, multi-faith, no-faith circle, in which we will look at the spirituality of the domestic. We will search for metaphor and meaning in the rituals we find ourselves in everyday, as we move through the rooms of a NYC apartment and roof-garden, mend a homemade quilt, prepare an herb-infused lemonade, and as always, share our stories.
Have you thought of how the ways we move between the rooms of our homes echo the ways we moves through the rooms of our souls? As St. Teresa of Avila, from the Catholic tradition, says in her Interior Castle (circa 1575),
"Now let us return to our beautiful and delightful castle and see how we can enter it. I seem rather to be talking nonsense, for, if this castle is the soul, there can clearly be no question of our entering it. For we ourselves are the castle: and it would be absurd to tell someone to enter a room when he was in it already! But you must understand that there are many ways of "being" in a place. Many souls remain in the outer court of the castle, which is the place occupied by the guards; they are not interested in entering it, and have no idea what there is in that wonderful place, or who dwells in it, or even how many rooms it has. You will have read certain books on prayer which advise the soul to enter within itself: and that is exactly what this means."
We look forward to you joining us on Saturday.
Image by Beth "stagewhisper" on Flickr