Bill Murray’s movie, today is my favorite Buddhist holiday. Happy Groundhog’s
Day! If you have not seen that movie, I highly recommend it. In short, the same
day keeps repeating over and over again until the main character learns to see
outside of himself, while also being true to who he is, and moves with
compassion and honesty through the world. I find the movie to be a brilliant
demonstration of the Buddhist teachings of karma
I am bringing it up because I need
a re-start on this year, similar to how Bill Murray has a restart to a day on
repeat for a few months. I love the
beginning of the year, and this year I had big plans for the coming months, but
sadly, my projects were thwarted thus far by a concussion. At the end of
December, I hit my head hard while playing with my two year old nephew, and am
just now able to use all my cognitive skills after a month of focused healing
work. Ugh. I am grateful for the opportunity to heal, but I don’t wish the
experience (nor the medical bills) on anyone.
At any rate, now it is Groundhog’s
Day already, and I am ready for the year to begin (again). I find myself full
of ideas and in need of help grounding them with financial security, in part
through your generous support. If you are able to contribute towards the work
of the Eco-Chaplaincy Initiative, please do so online at http://www.ecochaplaincy.net/donate.html,
or through the mail at PO Box 1114, Black Mountain, NC 28711. All donations are
tax-deductible and go far toward making this work possible.
More ways to support this work are
to organize workshops and teaching situations for me to come to your community;
directly hire me as your Eco-Chaplain for individual pastoral sessions,
facilitation, and mediation (all of which can be in person or over skype);
and/or spread the word! Thank you all so much!
I believe in all of you, and I send
out my love and strength across the land and waters to reach each of you in
this new year.
Love again and again,