Rainy day love poem

Grab a hold of what matters.

See the one word written on the arm of

divinity.

Twist something free down in the belly of the

mother –

it stirs,

awakens to a day

when all you need to do is

show up.

Wake the sleeping giant

between your shoulder blades.

Rise up.

The peace lily has decided this is the

moment to bloom.

Follow her white hood as far up as you

dare.

Greet the tree tops.  The red tail hawk

sitting on the naked branch full of

bewilderment.

Why not join her? Bring amazement.

Sit close,

brush the feathers from your own

eyes.

There is a special kind of beauty

to the rain.

~Anita Bondi 2018

Advertisements

See with your heart

Happy Valentine’s Day to

all of you!

May this be the day we look beyond our differences, close our eyes to anger, fear, frustration, and see with our hearts.

When we use this “sight” we see that we are all One. There is no separation. Period. We must care for each other. We must care for the precious earth that sustains us. We must care for ourselves.

Make this day, a radical day for LOVE. A love that is beyond cards, flowers, and yes, even chocolate.

Close your eyes and invite a deep love into your heart. Feel the warmth. Let it travel down into your belly.

Bring the warmth and the light with you. Breathe deeply and know that you are worthy of your true love and care.  Start there. Now, extend that out to the first person you see. Keep it going.

Brene’ Brown calls us to have a strong back, a soft front, and a wild heart.

Take a few minutes and gift yourself with her words and thoughts.

https://onbeing.org/programs/brene-brown-strong-back-soft-front-wild-heart-feb2018/

 

 

 

Happy New Year – One Resolution

Happy New Year from Wellspring Holistic Center

“This New Year’s Eve you can lay the groundwork for continued growth without making any resolutions except one—to let go of the past, connect with yourself, to Wake Up, and be Present.”

This message was the first thing I saw this morning and wanted to pass it on.

This is the work of a lifetime. This will ask so much of you and give you so much in return. I promise.

It is the solo effort and the shared experience necessary for the joy and the peace that we all seek.

Letting go of the past is the first step because, simply, the past is over. I know for some of us it feels as real as this moment, as we keep reliving things that have already happened over and over. As I heard myself say to a young patient the other day, “The only thing we know for sure is that we are sitting here right now talking to one another. All the other things you are saying happened before this moment or will happen later, after this moment. None of them will help us in this moment.”

The room became very quiet and I watched her sigh. After a few seconds she said, “I feel better now.”

That was the first step as well as the second; she had connected with herself. We were then able to talk in present time, name the feeling that was most pervasive, breathe into where it was in her body, and allow the thought about it to be heard. Then we took some more deep breaths and rested in the peace we had created together.

The “Waking Up” is the recognizing that we are not in the present moment and focusing on our breath helps us to be present, slow down, and then, we can respond instead of react – to our thoughts, the situation at hand, etc.

None of this is easy. It takes practice and compassion as we will succeed and fail many times, even in the same day! It takes a village to raise a child and I believe an adult as well. Find your tribe, your support system, and the practices that will help you. Let us all make this New Year one of Practice and Peace.

Yoga Trance Dance

 

YOGA TRANCE DANCE at THE YOGA HOUSE

Ritual for the New Year

Friday, January 5th

7:30pm- 9:30pm

$20-

sign up HERE.

Come set an intention for the New Year. We will gently find our individual prayers and desires through, stretching, breathing, dancing, and community ritual making.

Our dance will be a natural extension of our intention as the hypnotic beats welcome us into the flow of life and show us how to truly embody our yoga. This will be a new, sacred, and fun way to move New Year’s resolutions to a deeper level.

No dance experience is necessary. Come with a journal and an open mind and heart.

All are welcome.

Led by: Anita Bondi – co-director of Wellspring Holistic Center

Trance Dance lover and leader for over 20 years. Ritual maker and healer for over 30 years. Anita brings a warm and welcoming presence, open arms, and loves creating space for easy focus exploration.

 

 

Vision Board Workshop – January 6th

 

Vision Board Workshop

Saturday, January 6, 2018

1:00pm-4:30pm $45-

After all the giving to others, take a bit of time for yourself. Start your New Year with reflection, intention, and creativity! (A vision board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation. )

 

Workshop will include breathing, stretching, guided meditation, journal writing, sound healing, gentle conversation, snacks, and the creation of your own personal vision board.

 

All supplies included. Workshop held at Harmony House in DWG, PA

Space is limited to 8 people. Sign up: anitab@anitabondidesigns.com

 

 

 

 

Meet Anita Bondi

The Wellspring Holiday Art sale and Open house is this weekend! We know life is full and busy. We hope you choose to spend a little time with us! Friday 4pm -8pm and Saturday 10am-3pm

Meet Anita Bondi

1. Please give us three words to describe your creations?

intentionally created wearables

2.. what can we look forward to you creating for this sale?

more hand stamped inspirational recycled metal jewelry with healing gemstones, chakra balancing oil, new candle holders, and who knows what else might pop out of my magic hands!

3. what about this particular art/craft makes you feel passionate and excited? 

a chance to use my creativity while breathing intention and presence into my work and my life
4. when you are not making art, where are you most likely to be?

in my healing cave at Wellspring, on my old couch writing poetry, around water, movement, and nature

5. do you have one quote or saying that you are living by these days? 

“how we spend our days is how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard