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Earth Dances With-in Us

posted 11 Mar 2019, 14:56 by Peter Harney
Our first Agape Gathering for 2019 was held on 10 March with a focus on thanking Tony Hempenstall for his wonderful contribution as a resident member of Archer Mountain Earth Community for over fifteen years.  Many members of AMEC who had known Tony over these years gathered for the celebration.  We are delighted that Tony will continue as a member of the extended Archer Community from his new abode.

Our ritual, led by Judith and Gerard, explored the metaphor of the earth dancing within and without with creative energy.  As expressed in Laudate Si: Soil, water, mountains, everything is as it were a caress of God.  We shared our recent experiences of sacred earth connection, of earth dancing within us!  We were invited to hear the beauty of our song, to feel the beauty all around us and to know the wonder that we belong (Sara Thomsen).

We had the opportunity to enjoy the quiet stillness of the Archer or to join Judith who lead us in dances linked to the aspirations of Laudate Si.  We danced the Gathu Mawula Dance (Looking Back over Country) to Dr G’s beautiful music which allowed us to kiss the earth in movement and learn from the wisdom of our indigenous sisters and brothers.







Following our ritual blessing of Tony, of one another and Mother Earth we celebrated with high tea and wonderful musical entertainment from Anthony and Katie.  A great start to 2019!
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