Ojai is hot! I am currently at The Ojai Foundation, home to 'the way of council'. The practice is a way of communicating in a circle format, with the intention to speak and listen from the heart. The Ojai Foundation has been around for about 30 years, and has been home to a lot of teachers and spiritual leaders. This past weekend I participated in the Gathering of Council Leaders and was positively inspired! A lot of people were from Southern California, doing the work in schools, prisons, corporations, and many other venues. The weekend was jam packed with activities, networking and councils. I finished the weekend with a sweat, it was long, healing, hot and powerful!
The past three days we have been doing a variety of service work, here on the land and with the Chumash people. We worked on a piece of land recently given to a group of Chumash. They have created a monument, and have big plans for future work on the land. We hope to return in March and work again.
We leave on Sunday for Portugal, and I am super excited! We will be working with Tamera for a month, doing service work and participating in the Summer University, a two week seminar described as "Global Grace Village - Creating Models for a Future without War". The intention is to envision a healthy planet. "With global crises overlapping, it is becoming evident that we are close to facing a paradigm shif; so let's get together for a think-tank and the vision of a future worth living!"
My sister Laurel arrives today for a last minute visit before the big send off. I haven't seen her since October, she has been in India doing service work. I am so glad to have the opportunity for some sister love before taking off.
Well, I am off to a council on diversity, a council we are living every day!