October 2015 –
It can be hard sometimes to face life’s twists and turns with grace and acceptance. The last few months have been a bit of a roller-coaster for us, high excitement followed by deep disappointment as unexpected events outside our control delayed our opening – for a while it seemed our plans would be on hold for a year or more (now re-scheduled for late January – see below!).
When we live at life’s boundaries, we can feel most vulnerable to its shocks – yet this is also where we feel most truly alive, and can learn the most valuable lessons we need to learn. Osho says: “The way of the heart is the way of courage, it is to live in insecurity, it is to live in love and trust, it is to move into the unknown.”
So we continue, moving into the unknown …. and looking forward to some exciting upcoming events! – Soulspace at Cabanga this weekend (www.soulspace.co.za) and the Soulspace reconnect with Swami Yogasagar here at The Garden in late October; a performance of “Soul of the White African” – a light-hearted exploration of how we got here and where we’re going by Angus Douglas – fresh from the Bosman Festival – in November; and children’s yoga classes hopefully still kicking off before Christmas (see sidebar). Wendy (www.wise-living.co.za) will be leading our Opening Celebration now in January with a celebration including yoga, meditation, a dedication to The Garden and a shared, vegetarian lunch – and we will be open every weekend for teas and lunches from then until we close for winter.
Please contact us to book your retreats and special events for next year, and if you are a yoga teacher interested in teaching regular classes here with us, or therapist interested in offering treatments! Also check out our community page to see more about our plans to develop a sustainable, conscious community here.
Spring is really unfolding into summer now … We enjoyed a tea-tasting with friends the other day on our beautiful tea deck with Persian “mushwani” rug, ottomans and cushions – with the peach tree just in blossom and green shoots replacing the dryness of winter. And we have been busy planting – maize, potatoes and veggies – expanding our flock of chickens – and anticipating the first fruit appearing now in abundance on our apricot and nectarine trees planted 3 seasons ago.
Such special times …..
Please stop by and see us if you’re at Soulspace.
And please stay in touch, we love to hear from you.