I woke up this morning and smiled at the rising sun.
~ Bob Marley
This year, we will walk one day on January 6th.
There is something unique about Winter Light. This light is soft and easier on our eyes than other times of the year. Spending time outside and receiving this light can touch your inner stirrings and help form new maps for the coming year.
Epiphany walks are some of the most glorious, as the frost on the sculpture of the landscape glistens and crunches below our feet. I invite you to join us for this one walk as we celebrate the new year and the maps forming within you.
Think of the poems, words, colors, conversations have come to you over the time between the Winter Solstice and Epiphany.
- Finding your maps for the coming year: Some people make a mission or resolution for the New Year. You might want to ask what mission is already forming in you.
- Is there one word, or several words, that most keenly describe your intent for the coming year?
Finding your orientation in the New Year
~ A way of looking ~ A way of seeing ~
Focal Vision & Peripheral Vision
Focal Vision helps us center on a point in front of us, such as our computer, a book or a bird flying. This can often lead to eye strain and neck tension.
Peripheral Vision is seeing out of the corner of our eyes. With this type of seeing, we are inclined to discover patterns, sometimes off to the side, or perhaps in the distance. This gaze of the eyes is often softer and more relaxed. I like to call this “soft eyes”.
During this season, using “soft eyes” can be used as a physical practice that sets a different orientation and pace in your life. The completion of daily tasks is important. But spending time using the “soft eyes” techniques, you might feel more relaxed, have less eye strain, and maybe even a better opportunity to allow inner directions to rise and form in your awareness.
We hope your year is full of new direction.
And a year full of receiving Light.
Join the Sunrise Walkers on January 6th
We would like you to join us for what can be the most spectacular walk of the year. The earth is often frozen, frost sparkles on all forms of life left over from summer and fall. The Winter Light, uniquely at sunrise, creates a magical walk.
Where & When Do the Sunrise Walkers Meet?
The upcoming Epiphany Sunrise Walk is at the Laguna de Santa Rosa on one morning: Friday, January 6th, 2017. This early morning walks will begin at 7:30am. Meet us at 7:30 AM at the trailhead just before the Chevron gas station, at the Highway 12 entrance. We will leave promptly. Join us as we walk to the pond and back – approximately 2 miles.
You may read more about our early morning walks in Santa Rosa’s Press Democrat!
Please let us know that you will be a part of our early morning walk by filling out the form below.
See you there!