Sun, 12 Apr|
Instagram and Facebook Live
#Stayhome #withme Sunday Tea Ceremony
There are so many ways to begin this caption, but I can only find it in my heart to say that Spirit has guided me to the decision to hold sacred space for all of you tomorrow on #instagramlive and Facebook.
Time & Location
12 Apr 2020, 13:00 – 14:00
Instagram and Facebook Live
About the Event
There are so many ways to begin this caption, but I can only find it in my heart to say that Spirit has guided me to the decision to hold sacred space for all of you tomorrow on #instagramlive and Facebook. For most of the world it is perhaps any other day, while for some it is the third day of a long Easter holiday weekend. And as I hear and read that as the favourable weather prevails upon us, how tempting it is to break out and feel the sun in our faces; I feel the need of you all too who may be living alone right now and company is something that is associated with this time; I feel the tug on our heartstrings of the childhood memories, and this may be a tough time for us all to remember to stay together and get through this in isolation. On top of this the energy of rebirth rides high in this sacred time. No wonder we are feeling deeply, moving into shadow and light, manifested in self-doubt and the illusion of a fading existence on Earth. And so I do very much hope that this virtual Tea ceremony will help you through this time. Until we have gone through the painbody and emerge triumphant by knowing that we always have the inner power to watch these dark clouds pass, we may find ourselves drenched in distractions and low frequencies. Tea Spirit calls us back with stillness and presence. Here, we remember our souls and observe the present moment, and all the mundane and simple things shine. That is Cha Dao, the transcending power of the meditative mind.
"We wayfare together as individuals, each with his or her own destiny, and each with his or her own unique abilities and capacities for service. Our goal is to facilitate an awakened destiny in everyone, without exclusion. As we are all of one heart, we are also of one tradition: the tradition of the Earth." 🍃 Wu De, Tea Medicine
We will all come together again in the same space and breathe in the same light and air. Until then, we can learn to cherish our own company, and learn that our decisions are all interlaced with every being on Earth. Let's strengthen the bonds of this mandala of love through telepathic space. Tomorrow April 12, 1pm GMT.
Social Distancing Update: Now, as we adjust to these winds of change, we look at serving Tea virtually, instilling stillness and presence of mind across the digital waves. You can still participate by simply finding a quiet corner and sitting in silence with me during the tea ceremony. What you need: 1. Go on Instagram account @Liyinglimmm or stay tuned to When Still Waters Speak Facebook Page. We go Live on both accounts unless there is a demand for Zoom, in which case we will do Instagram and Zoom only. 2. A bowl or cup is fine too. Prepare a flask or kettle of hot water. If you have no loose leaf teas around, simply pour this steaming hot water into the bowl/cup and drink in tandem with me. 3. As you sit in silence you begin to become conscious of the Qi the heat is catalysing within you. Continue to sip on the water/tea, and begin to sink into this meditative silence. The more often we partake in ceremony, the easier we find it to sink into meditation and slowly, this meditative pace and appreciation for the simplest things in life will seep into your daily lives.
After the live session, I will be opening the floor to reflections, questions, and of course, a chat. The bowls, as they come and go during the tea ceremony, is a symbolic mandala of our connection - as we sit together we drop all egos and identities are simply being ourselves, with the conscious awareness that we are also all individuals who will eventually leave this ceremony to go on with our lives. In this moment, it is my honour to sit and connect us all. In this moment that is all that matters - this very moment.
This ceremony is free for all.