Thursday, June 15, 2017

Circle of Namaste' ~ A Sacred Talking Circle 

Beloved -  I took a trip to Medjugorje in Bosnia - Herzegovina in 2002. As I walked around the simple village, I watched the townspeople nod in acknowledgement to each other.

As they smiled and nodded, they would say the word BOK.  I assumed it meant hello or have a good day.  It does.  "Bok is usually considered as an informal way to say HI, Hello, or Bye"

Looking further, I discovered that one of the original meanings of the word BOK is GOD.

I am sure that most of them had forgotten the derivation of the word... and did not realize that they were saying God, just at the moment that they were bowing their heads and acknowledging their neighbors and friends. Pretty Profound~

We use a similar word here in the U.S.  When we complete a yoga class, we finish by bowing to each other and we say - Namaste'.  The word has sanskrit and hindu derivations.

Namaste' means I bow to the Divine in You.  I see, behold, recognize
The Divine / God in you... and I bow.  

Yoga teacher Aadil Palkhivala says: "The gesture Namaste' represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart charka" (in the center of our chest).  My guess is that most of us say Namaste' without really groking it. 

  Bok - Namaste' 
 Wayne Dyer says that God is our very nature:  

"Recognizing your own divinity,

“I Am God” is not blasphemy, it is your identity...

We are the God that is Love."

Circle of Namaste' - A Sacred Talking Circle
How often have you looked to someone else for guidance, knowledge, acceptance, kindness… and felt frustrated that you couldn’t access these for your self?

Most of us have not been taught how to trust ourselves… and validate our own feelings, wisdoms, and ways of knowing.

Is it time for you to reconnect with the Wisdom and Self-Compassion within yourself?

In this Sacred Talking Circle, we will hold the intention of Namaste’.

We will not offer advice or try to fix or change anyone.

We will simply listen deeply from our hearts and focus on the Divine in each other.  

In this safe space, each one will have an opportunity to speak about what they are struggling with or seeking clarity for. 

As we speak and share we will discover the truths, answers, solutions, wisdoms, self-compassion and self-acceptance...  already there … within.

Our Circle of Namaste’ is about

Recognizing and Receiving The Divine in ourselves and
Allowing ourselves to Know what we Know and that we Know.

Please join us - 
WHEN:    Thursday, June 29, 7-8:30pm 
WHERE:  Sanctuary Imports  822 Lamar Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204
COST:      $5.
TO REGISTER:   Please Call 980-237-4780  
HeartHugs and Abundance of Blessings!

Miri Klements
Sacred Transformation Coach ~ Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher
Pioneer for Self-Compassion

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