|For all of you who know Jordan and Vanessa: their beautiful son was born on June 4, 2010|
Aren't they gorgeous?
And what about granddad holding his one-hour old grandson?
trying to decide
who is coming first.
Fawn and Sue
are the proud grandmothers!
On August 2 Brie was born to Caleb & Jennifer. Remember Caleb,
our chef in 2008?
Mave was born to Sue's daughter on August 3.
Lovely, healthy babies
in happy families!!
RETREAT & WORK|
|The program is working. We have continually had work retreatants around, who both benefit from Angel Valley's transformative energy and we benefit from what they contribute|
to Angel Valley.
The focus is:
exchange of energy.
for being with us!
For those who left:
we are looking forward
to see you again!
|IN LOVING MEMORY|
|Two precious friends transitioned:|
Thank you, dear ones, for all the love we have shared and for what we learned through you.
|CEREMONY OCTOBER 8, 2010 |
On October 8, from 3:00 to 5:00pm the Angel Valley team
invites those who feel guided to attend a ceremony at Angel Valley on the
occasion of the one-year anniversary of the sweat lodge incident.
Part of our intent is to once again honor those who passed
one year ago and to pray for further healing for all those who have been
impacted by the incident. We will be expressing our thanks for all the support
that each of us has received in a year, that has been so traumatic for so many.
At the same time we want to focus on how we make the next
step. We have learned from the experience. We have grown. For many it has been a
process of tremendous transformation, of getting a deeper understanding about
life and death and a more profound appreciation for the preciousness of life. Therefore
the ceremony will be a celebration of life.
On the occasion, what we have so far called the Memorial Site
will be officially renamed The Garden of Transformation.
We ask those who cannot
physically be present to join us in prayers and meditation.
We ask each person who would like to present something during the ceremony to
contact us, be it a song or other piece of music, a prayer, a poetic text, a
statement or any other contribution that comes from the heart. It will be a
celebration of love and togetherness.
After the event we invite you to stay for supper. Angel
Valley will serve the main dish. We ask attendees to share in the form of
bringing a side dish, a dessert or a financial contribution.
Location: The Garden of Transformation
In case the weather is less cooperative, you will find signs that direct you to the Crystal Hall.
Please rsvp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 634-1320.
| GARDEN OF TRANSFORMATION|
What has happened at the Memorial Site?
During this past year many have visited the place and have prayed
here, meditated, done ceremonies of honoring and healing.
The heart, as you
see it today, formed itself with the stones that were used during the sweat lodge ceremony
of October 8, 2009.
The big crystals
symbolize those who passed, surrounded by the many who have known and loved
Recently trees have
been planted, starting with three trees that symbolize the continuation of life
on the other side of those who passed. Their earthly life has had meaning and
continues to be meaningful.
The first five trees have been planted. They form the shape of a pentagon, a five-sided polygon. In addition to the three trees mentioned, one tree represents all those who were part of last year's ceremony and are still in the physical, plus all others who have ever attended a sweat lodge ceremony at Angel Valley.
The fifth tree represents the Angels.
More trees will come, representing various aspects of transformation.
A spiral is being created, as a symbol of everlasting love that cannot be contained.
In the creative process healing is taking place.
As one sweat lodge participant, who is currently working on it, states:
"Every piece of dirt I move, every
rock I touch and
every plant I plant is another step in my healing
On September 27 friends of Liz Neuman came to Angel Valley to honor their friend. After they learned about our plan to create the Garden of Transformation they decided to gift and plant a tree in Liz's memory. The tree that was chosen is a Cedrus Deodara, which has a very good chance in the climate and elevation of Angel Valley to grow into a large, powerful tree. Angel Valley's team will nurture the tree in gratitude.
You are invited to adopt a tree for
Angel Valley's Garden of Transformation
|WE SEND YOU OUR LOVE|
The Angel Valley Team(also those not on the above photo)