General News · 29th April 2016
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to attend our 2016 Hollyhock Opening Ceremonies and Community Supper. It was a magical night of amazing stories, community fellowship and delicious food. For those who were unable to attend, we wanted to share John Preston's blessing he gave at the beginning of our shared walk.
SPIRITS OF CORTES
(By John Preston)
Spirits of this ancient land,
Spirits of this place named Hollyhock,
Spirits of Ocean, Air, Forest and Mountain,
Spirit of Mother, Spirit of Father,
Created and uncreated,
Seen and unseen,
We Thank You!
Thank you for your grace of “healing”,
Thank you for the grace of “presence”,
And thank you for the grace of “truth,” with which you saturate this place without limit and in complete generosity.
With all our hearts we thank you!
In our walk here as human beings, we struggle to be present and we know that you are silently encouraging us to that present.
In our work here as human beings, we struggle to be kind, we struggle to be fair, to be generous, to be compassionate and we know that you are here silently encouraging us.
Your intention to love is what makes this place powerful!
But most of all, we practice with your help, to be AWARE - and in that awareness we abandon thoughts of “better than”, “lesser than”, “higher than”, “lower than” - understanding, that in this awareness, there is no I, but only an eternal, “WE” - And may that eternal WE guide all those who work here and spend time here, Now and Forever,
Community Supper inside the Hollyhock Lodge
Fellowship and Food at the Community Supper