The Saints in Training Word of the Month for December 2018 is PROTECT. The Saboteur of PROTECT is CONTROL. What do we want to protect? The mind. How do we protect the mind? That is the subject of the last video for 2018.
You may recognize our location this month as the hearth belonging to the beautiful space in Oceanside where we are privileged to hold workshops and meditation classes. Our last workshop of the year is coming up on December 22nd, and you are welcome to join us by the fire as we welcome the Winter Solstice.
This is the darkest time of the year, as well as the beginning of a new journey around the our beautiful Sun. This is a time to celebrate renewal and also transcending the darkness of the past.
This workshop has more ritual than any of the others because this time of year is very sacred. We have been celebrating this event from the beginning of humanity. It is a time that reminds us that all beings must die, and this includes planets and suns also, however, we are also celebrating the rebirth of all life. All life is constantly renewing itself, that is the cycle of life, death and life again. Read more
The Word of the Month for November, 2018 is the word Transformation. The saboteur of Transformation is Stagnation.
Light and Dark. Life and Death. Transformation relies on elements of all of them. But how do we know when when transformation is at hand? What does it take to overcome stagnation? That’s the subject of our video this month.
The Untold Stories
There will always be more untold stories of heartbreak than can be told, but this does not diminish the raw, experience of each and every story. When we hear stories about sexual violence, we tend to want to gloss over the individual’s story and instead, focus on the facts, the statistics, the numbers. The facts and statistics have always been inaccurate, because most of these stories have remained untold.
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The SiT Word of the Month is INDEPENDENCE. The Saboteur of INDEPENDENCE is LONELINESS. Spending time by yourself can lead to an expansive feeling of independence, or it can lead to feelings of loneliness. How do we practice being Independent? What is the antidote to feeling withdrawn? That’s the subject of our video this month!
The word Practice is a virtuous quality. When we make the effort to practice virtuous qualities, we become what we practice. We become what we spend the most time thinking about. The Saboteur of Practice is Magical Thinking. Where does Practice end and Magical Thinking begin? That’s the subject of this month’s short video.