Save the Date! February 14, noon until 6pm.
Mark your calendars and join in to raise abundance for the Cocoon House, because every child deserves a home.
I know this is Valentine’s Day and what a perfect day for a ♥LOVE♥ offering! Savor a leisurely morning in self-love. Arrive at noon. Create a LOVE stitched rattle offering. Complete early enough for more of the same self-love, shared-love kind of evening.
Let me explain myself… Whilst listening in prayer many months ago, they said make rattles with the homeless. Hah? What? Excuse me? A little clarification here please, because a rattle isn’t what I would think a homeless person might need. This is me, arguing with Spirit, trying to make sense of it in my head. Of course I cannot. Each time I applied my mind, no obvious answers arose. Never forgetting yet sort of putting it out of my head time passed. After a while it comes up again. No clear way forward. Then again. And yet again. Finally (I’m slow sometimes), I realized I’m in my head. Get out of my head for a solution and into my heart.
More than 34% of the total homeless population is under the age of 24. Cocoon House is a non-profit that conducts outreach to, and provides short and long -term housing for homeless and at-risk young people, including their children. Parents of teens can also find support for themselves and their families at Cocoon House so that young people do not become homeless.
The more I settled into my heart about this project, the more possibilities have come up as potential ways of following through on this request to serve. And the challenges remain. I am fully ready. I have extended an offering to make rattles with homeless and been politely declined, “…our population isn’t interested…”. I have been forward, offered as in-depth an explanation as possible. Yet, every time, my request, regardless of how imaginative I’ve been in delivering the idea of crafting rattles with the homeless at drop-in and extended stay shelters, the offering has been rejected.
Undaunted, the idea of a gathering, of inviting people to come together to make a Love Offering flew out of my heart.
What I am suggesting and asking is that we come together in a Circle of loving support to sew rattles. I am offering to hold space and host, teach the crafting as needed, I will offer all the materials. I’ll offer my prayers. I am asking that you make an offering of your time, your hearts in crafting, your prayers and any monetary amount you can make. All of the abundance collected, 100%, will be gifted to the Cocoon House. I encouraged you to feel free to take the rattle home with you, gift it to another or gift it to the Cocoon House.
In all my thinking about this, it is quite clear why a homeless person could benefit enormously for the medicine of a rattle, in a multitude of ways. One step at a time though. I am hoping there will be so many of us coming together in Love and Compassion that we raise the vibration to help put an end homelessness. All are welcome.
Thank you for your consideration. Thank you for joining in community, to be in Love and make an offering with me, with Spirit, with the medicine of healing. Please invite your family and friends.
Pilamaya! Pilamaya! Pilamaya!
Mitakuye Oyasin ~ All My Relations