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CRS Healing Circle: Meditation + Whirling Prayer
January 16, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm EST$20 – $25
Join us for our monthly Healing Circle + Whirling (Sufi Dance) Prayer! Our Sufi Dance Artist Läle Sayoko will be away performing with Bella Gaia in Miami so this month’s circle will be led by CRS co-founders Yasuko Kasaki and Christopher Pelham. In the first half, we’ll focus on our visions for the year and in the second half we’ll have our usual whirling prayer time.
At each circle, we create a safe space in which to let go of our small selves and recognize the divinity in one another and within ourselves. When we do so, we can trust ourselves to fully experience our feelings with the awareness that they cannot hurt us, or overwhelm us, or change us at all, because we are still as Love created us.
After we’ll enjoy social time with tea and snacks.
The participation fee is $20 with advanced registration and $25 at the door. Direct registration link:
Through whirling, we learn to trust ourselves to go off balance, to be dizzy, to surrender control as we give ourselves over to prayer and connect with a greater power, the still center within, around which we turn, that we may share our divine strength and bear witness to the divinity in others.
If you are quiet and in a state of prayer when you Turn, offering everything of yourself to God, then when your body is spinning, there is a completely still point in the center… The heavens respond; and all the invisible kingdoms join in the dance. But the world does not understand. They think we Turn in order to go into some sort of trance. It is true that sometimes we do go into that state you call ecstasy, but that is only when we know and experience at the same time. We do not Turn for ourselves. We turn around in the way we do so that the Light of God may descend upon the earth. As you act as a conduit in the Turn, the light comes through the right hand, and the left hand brings it into this world… We turn for God and for the world, and it is the most beautiful thing you can imagine. — Mevlevi Shaikh Suleyman Hyatt Dede
Yasuko Kasaki is an internationally beloved spiritual writer, counselor, healer, lecturer and translator from Tokyo, Japan. The founder of CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), the first and only spiritual center devoted to the teaching and practice of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) in New York City, she is widely recognized as the person most responsible for the spread of ACIM throughout Japan. She has taught and worked with thousands of people from around the world to help resolve their mental and physical issues and witness miracles. She is the author of The Scales Fell from My Eyes: An Illustrated Course in Miracles and 17 books in Japanese about ACIM, as well as numerous novels, short stories, essays and collections of photographs. Her translations of the ACIM Workbook and books by ACIM writers Jon Mundy, Gabrielle Bernstein and David Hoffmeister and others have also been published in Japan. Meditation and communication with Holy Spirit form the foundation of her classes.
Christopher Pelham is a spiritual healer/counselor/teacher/artist who draws on practices from A Course in Miracles, Non-Violent Communication, improvisational theater, Sufism, and contemporary shamanism to help people remember who they really are. He is the Director and co-founder of CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing). He has also taught and/or offered healing in London, in Japan, at the 2018 Awakening to the One Mind Retreat, and at the 2017 Enlight Festival of A Course in Miracles in Ibiza, Spain.