We just got back from a blessed adventure. Wednesday through Friday we attended a family retreat at Harmony Hill, a beautiful healing center near Hood Canal, a little more that 3 hours north east of Astoria. This has been a wonderful week. We all feel so lucky to have been able to attend the retreat. To be together- separate from all devices, connecting with ourselves, each other and with other families who have a parent traveling the cancer-ing path. We are grateful to our friend Ann, who wrote to us about it. We wouldn’t have gone without her suggestion. It is the mission of Harmony Hill to offer the program for free, it is three days of rest, nourishing food, mediation, art making, yoga and support circles. All in an incredibly beautiful setting with lovely gardens overlooking Hood Canal and the Olympic mountains. Harmony Hill really exemplifies how a space can be healing, and follows up with such loving intent and enriching daily rhythm, that it is truly amazing.
We returned home last night renewed, and inspired to continue with some of the daily rhythms that we experienced on the retreat. This morning our new kitten joined Joe and I in our Harmony inspired morning meditation session.
May all beings know peace.
May all beings know love.
May all beings know compassion.
May all beings be happy.
Today is Sam’s 16th Birthday, so Now I’m going to go wake him up so we can celebrate on this beautiful summer’s day.