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Rikyu: Imagine Your Life Without Tea

The legendary Tea sage Rikyu often said, “Imagine your life without tea and if it is any different, you have yet to understand tea.”  ⁣

When times get testing, we need to come together, more than ever. And the starting point begins within us.⁣

We are called forth into this vast mystery when we come to Quietude. In the Presence of Stillness we find Poetry and Connection. Connection for us is more important than ever, to find somewhere we can truly just be. ⁣

No longer are we interested in approval, in comparison. What I always see is a vast ocean of waves, all of us contributing to this Oneness, all of us a unique being. ⁣

When we journey upon the Way of Tea, we are infused by the inclination to move from the centre of stillness, the Dao. Everything we do, everyone we meet, are interwoven into this Dao. ⁣

This is something we will be touching upon deeply in the seven-week Circle. Many have asked and I wish to touch upon the fact that this is not a course, it isn't meant to teach you to "serve Tea". Rather, it is a journey deep into your soul, by quieting down in moments that can reconnect you with your soul and spirit. It is about serving your Self. It is about opening up by turning inward in quietude and presence to receive. It is disheartening sometimes to come to realise how little we serve ourselves, how often we neglect to receive with open hearts. ⁣

We are not merely drinking Tea, but we are making the act sacred. When we sit in a sacred ritual we can remember our true nature, our ·Kensho·, which is love, connection and pure energy. ⁣

This is when you understand that true enjoyment in life comes from release of control. Just giving it over to the flow of the Dao.⁣

So yes, when you share Tea Spirit with reverence, you are living a life of symbiosis that unlocks true energetic flow between you and the Universe. ⁣

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🕊〰️ JOURNEY ON CHA DAO ° POETRY, PRESENCE AND CONNECTION CIRCLE 〰️ doors are now open · a seven-week journey that takes place in the virtual space so you can be in any part of the world and still join in on this beautiful journey ⁣inspired by cloudwalking sages and mystics · ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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🍃 DM me to get an early bird code by October 13. Registration closes October 26. Begins November 3. Link in bio to read all about the Circle.  ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

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➰ not ready for a full journey? book in for a private Tea Ceremony for a discovery experience, or join me on one of my virtual Tea Ceremonies. Links are also in my bio.

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