Fire of Hope
Come to our special “Fire of Hope” at Harbor Park, where Music, Poetry, and Meditation bring us together in releasing the old and affirming all that is beautiful in the New Year.
Now, more than ever, gathering for Peace is crucial. The Buttonwood Tree (TBT) heads to the CT River to lead a program for peace and spiritual renewal. The ceremony begins and ends with sound healings and includes various speakers, music, dance and the Fire of Hope, concluding at sunset.
Andrew Prue, who created Shaking the Tree Gong and Sound Meditation at TBT, sets the tone for this unifying event. Annaita Gandhy, leader of the weekly Aligned With Source Interactive Workshop and Meditation at TBT, will talk about the importance of letting go of the past, releasing the negative energies of 2017, and looking forward with hope to a more loving, peaceful, bright 2018, as well as offer a brief guided meditation and blessing. Guests will be invited to write down their burdens, their resentments, anger and feelings of unworthiness … to be transmuted into positive energy in the Fire of Hope. Another Buttonwood Tree program, Moments of Gratitude will be led by Anne-Marie McEwen, and a community sing-a-long with Ashley Hamel, Tracy Kroll, Carol Piro and others, will lead to sunset.