Last Tuesday, when I arrived to Friends In Deed, a crisis center that provides emotional & spiritual support for people with life-threatening illness, caregiving and grief issues, where I’ve been a teaching moving meditation, I was told that it was going to be my last class there, and was asked to tell the participants about it. I was aware that this twenty four year old remarkable center has been going through financial struggles for some time, and was prepared for these news, but I was still st the unknown. For the startled by the shock of the unknown. For the past fifteen years, Tuesday’s at 5:30 – 6:30pm meant meditation at FID, and always feeling lighter, more inspired & in celebration. I had a quick decision to make: “How & when shall I tell the participants?”. First I opened-my-heart-2-the-breath and immediately felt more present & @ ease. In the check-in, I asked the five participants, all of whom have been coming to the class for a while – “If this was your last meditation class, what would you want to learn & teach?”. Everyone said something about why they came & what they needed support with and what’s been working for them re: anxiety, loneliness, depression, a cancer diagnosis, anger, abandonment & loss. After speaking about it briefly, we spent 10 minutes in a guided breathing mediation, and then we continued to open-our-hearts-2-the-breath, shaking, flowing, standing, walking, dancing & celebrating. My last class at FID was a testimonial that even in the midst of the anxiety of the unknown & in the stress of uncertainty, you can open your heart, breathe & move, dance & celebrate the sacred now. I feel grateful for my rich time at Friends In deed, and for all the amazing people I met and worked with there. I welcome the unfolding of the unknown, in a sacred manner & in celebration.
If you’re a member of FID and would like to continue practicing meditation with the five steps of The BREAZE – please write to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of The BREAZE