Come on Retreat March 13: Hope and Rejuvenation

My self-care retreat registration is now OPEN!

The theme: Hope and rejuvenation as we approach the US anniversary of Covid.

It’s been a long road. Through guided meditations and embodied meditations (that is, deepening meditation in subtle, gentle body movement), we will be exploring hope. For a lot of us, our hope has been severely challenged. We will be exploring – what does a new, different hope look like in this new, different world? And as we do that, we will engage in an embodied practice focusing on rejuvenation.

If you are hope-weary, this is for you.
If you are body-weary, this is for you.
If you are spirit-weary, this is for you.

And if you want to go on this retreat with a dear friend, pass the invite along to them and you can go together. There will be small group discussions, and I intend to match people up with friends, if they wish. There will also be personal time for reflection, journaling, whatever you need.

When: March 13, 3 PM-5:30 PM CT
Cost: Donation (suggested cost: $40). No one will be turned away.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/143822321435

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Mutuality

You rescued, just as you promised
for I called out your name, just as I promised

© Meisaan Chan

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What is harder than taking it up

I asked you to take it up and you did, says the Lord;
now I am asking you something even harder:
I am asking you to put it down

© Meisaan Chan

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A spiritual feedback loop

I need to be utterly dependent on you
in order to become utterly dependent on you
in order to accept utter dependence on you
Feedback loop

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The peace of infinity

Peace, peace be with you, says the Lord
do not fear the path of humility
do not fear the extinction of self
for the small will give way to the infinite
and the infinite goes on forever
As it is!
As it is!

© Meisaan Chan

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Spiritual enhancements and dilutions

Focus is one of the greatest spiritual enhancements
Distraction is one of the strongest spiritual dilutions

© Meisaan Chan

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God-usury

I
It is startlingly easy to forget you in the good times
and remember you in times of need;
protect my heart from usury
this poison that seeps within and radiates out

II
“I remember you only when I need you,” I say, hanging my head.
“Ah! But you remember me!” God says.
“I can work with that.”

© Meisaan Chan

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The furious cleansing, or, When you cannot rage at them

Slam your anger upon me, says the Lord,
rage, rage at me
howl and lash and attack and slash;
empty yourself of toxicity

© Meisaan Chan

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Pacing yourself

There is always more to do
– you know this –
so why despair that there is more to do?

© Meisaan Chan

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When I am known and unknown

Sometimes I see what I am to become:
New flesh, reborn –
Sometimes all is dark, wrapped tight:
The chrysalis tightly closed

© Meisaan Chan

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