Thank You For Your Participation in the 2013 Winter Feast For The Soul!
The Winter Feast for the Soul ended February 23rd, however we encourage you to continue your practice everyday! If you've just joined us, or simply want to continue your meditation practice, visit this page for resources to help you on your journey.
2014 WINTER FEAST FOR THE SOUL
January 15th - February 23rd, 2014
Please join us in January,
whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere where it will be winter
or the Southern Hemisphere where it will be summer.
We hold a vision of a world at peace that surpasses the imagined boundaries of creed, culture, and philosophical beliefs.
We embrace all spiritual traditions and organizations in a synchronized period of practice where we become part of a shared dream for a consciousness of oneness and peace on our planet.
We embrace all forms of practice that bring an individual to a period of stillness in their daily life. The commitment to 40 minutes of practice each day for the 40-day period of the Feast allows people to have a life changing experience of the importance of stillness. In that space, the promptings of the Inner Divine are found and loving kindness and compassion flow naturally into daily life.
- Martial arts
- Expressive arts
- Daily acts of kindness toward self and others
ACTS OF KINDNESS
Acts of Kindness toward self and others flow effortless when one has a daily spiritual practice. In 2011 we have added a commitment to Daily Acts of Kindness to our list of spiritual practices. In this world of dramatic change, it is important to emphasize our role in the cosmic dance and commit to the outer expression of our practice.
40 MINUTES EACH DAY FOR FORTY DAYS
The number 40 has great historical significance in the lives of important spiritual teachers. Forty is the number of change. If we truly want to make a difference in the world, then we must begin by inviting change into our own lives. The three line poem by 13th century mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi, that inspired this Feast tells us that forty days of early morning practice will have a remarkable effect on our lives.
What nine months does for the embryo
Forty early mornings
Will do for your growing awareness.
~ Jelaluddin Rumi
Consider Moses, Elijah, Buddha, Jesus and Mohamed. They all left their ordinary lives for forty days to connect with the Indwelling Spirit.
Forty minutes of practice can be divided into two sessions of 20 minutes each to reach the 40 minutes of commitment. It can also be divided into four 10-minute segments where we experience the stillness more often, and thus integrate it into our day in another way. Each person can design their practice so that it meets their personal schedule and lifestyle.
GET INVOLVED NOW
These are some of the ways you can help us bring the coming Winter Feast to the world:
- Commit now to join us on January 15, 2014
- Invite your family and friends to join you
- Become a Community Organizer where you live
- Make a donation to help us extend our reach around the world this year
THE POWER OF OUR INTENTION
2014 marks the seventh year of the Winter Feast for the Soul. Lets make this Feast the most powerful Feast ever. May all beings find peace and may kindness and compassion rule all our relationships.
Yours in Love and In Peace,
Founder and Director
A Winter Feast for the Soul
Valerie Skonie, Founder and Director
421 Deer Trail Drive
Hailey, ID 83333
Winter Feast for the Soul is a non-profit organization operating under the auspices of Rising Tide International, a nonprofit corporation located in Sarasota, Florida.