Note: Often when Darvesha leads dance she will have us sit for a while between dances in Silence. Similarly, the ‘VideoText’ below allows the opportunity to pause and see where the words and feelings take you.
INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN PATH – WEEDING – PART 1-2
with Darvesha Victoria MacDonald
COMPOSTING THE UNWANTED – POISONS INTO MEDICINE – PARTS 3-4-5
WATERING – BESTOWING OF BLESSING + SLOGANS OF ATISHA – PARTS 6-7
Through out much of this work with The Path of Gardening we welcome ‘The Unwanted‘ applying what Rumi’s poem points us to.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.