in Bed Stuy, BK
an offering of the mind body to spirit
in gentle awareness and humbling gratitude
raising our voice in prayer, poetry, song
the practice of being outside the self
to gently elevate and dance above the
limitations of ego
softening the soul through
acts of love and compassion
to blossom in splendor
observing god within as reflected
in the god that surrounds
where peace runs over.
This 3 part series honors Venus during its retrograde moment. The cultivation of Bhakti can help bring about the harmonious energy of Venus in all areas of our lives. As an embodiment of love, Venus is a benefic planet and governs our emotions, romance, beauty, sensuality, passion, wealth, art, music, dance, and is associated with the science of mantras, medicine, tantra, mesmerism, and alchemy. To embody the teachings and connect with the benefic aspects of Venus, we’ll perform rituals of healing with flower medicine and song. Through meditative practices of breathwork, mantra, and movement, we’ll expand our planes of awareness to create abundance from a place of love and compassion.