SACRED SUNDAYS - MOVING MEDITATIONS - "Many Yet One" - with Jessica Abejar
Date: May 31, 2020-
Location: On Line - From New York City, US (EDT 7:30 PM)
The SDG has joined the many others who are offering on line gatherings where we can be “Socially Present” while “Physically Distant“! These sessions are live from our living rooms, they are informal, intimate and interactive sharings and open to a maximum of 20 participants who want to connect in this way. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week our facilitator is Jessica Abejar from New York City who is honoring the Liturgical season of Pentecost (the Feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in the Christian tradition). This workshop will explore the concept of “many yet one.” From social distancing to help keep vulnerable populations safe to rethinking the roles of essential workers and public servants to seeing how nature is resetting itself, we are beginning to see how we are all in this global pandemic together. Together we will move to the reading that examines the Body of Christ and how each of us is unique in our own way, and yet, how we all contribute to a greater whole. Come as you are! While we are exploring this through the lens of the Christian tradition, this session is OPEN to all of any faith or spiritual understanding.
Jessica Abejar is the Founder and Director of The Moving Prayer, introducing sacred dance to people all over the world. She especially enjoys reaching young people through dance, having presented at the Sto. Niño Youth Day in the Philippines, World Youth Day in Brazil and Poland, the National Catholic Youth Conference, the National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry, and regularly working with organizations such as the Office of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of New York and Dominican Youth Movement USA. She has also presented for various events including the San Lorenzo Ruiz Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Our Lady of Antipolo Feast Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Sacred Dance Guild Festival, and more. Jessica is an alumna of Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training, completing a mentorship program under sacred and liturgical dance pioneer Carla DeSola. She is also a former member of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee and participated in Gibney Dance Center’s Institute of Community Action Training. She is a member of the Sacred Dance Guild and participates regularly with many other sacred dance groups.
The Sacred Dance Guild is blessed to have Jessica gifting her presence with us leading this Sacred Sunday Moving Meditation. During this time when our lives have changed almost instantly, continuing our personal, collective and global mind/body/spirit connection is so important. We are grateful for those who lead us on these journeys of discovery as we dance on waves of grace together.We will be using ZOOM for Sunday’s sessions. It is a simple and accessible program with no cost to participants. It can be used on a desktop, laptop, tablet or even cell phone. If you have not used ZOOM before join in a few minutes before 7:30 pm for a quick download prior to accessing the session. Using ZOOM you can hear/see the facilitators and choose whether others can SEE and HEAR you by turning OFF and ON your audio and video.
If you would like to join us this Sunday register by sending an email to email@example.com. If you are one of the first 20 you will be advised and a link will be sent to you by email prior to the Session Start time. If we receive more than 20 registrants we will let you know and schedule you for a future Sunday session.
If you have questions do be in touch with me.
Continuing to dance on waves of grace….
Wendy Morrell, President, Sacred Dance Guild