Fire of Hope on New Year's Eve
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 'burning of our burdens" in the Fire of Hope
, concluding at sunset.
, (of Prue Pipes) who recently 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 2016, and looking
forward with hope to a more loving, peaceful,
bright 2017, 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
will be led by Anne-Marie McEwen, and a community
sing-a-long with Ashley Hamel, Tracy Kroll, Carol Piro, Lou Sorrentino
and others, will lead to sunset.
This free event will be held from 3:00 - 4:30pm on Saturday, December 31
at the gazebo adjacent to the Mattabesett Canoe Club in Harbor Park,
Middletown, CT. Donations welcome to support The Buttonwood Tree
programming and other Peace charities.
Gandhy, a spiritual and holistic counselor/ healer from India,
received her Spiritual and Energy training with mediums Ellaeenah,
Sohrab Ardeshir and Khursheed Jeejeebhoy in Bombay and Pune, through
whom she received divine guidance and training from various ascended
Master energies. She is also trained & experienced in varied
healing modalities including, Meditation with Kamala Tina in Bombay, and
Diana Cooper in Pune, Reiki with Sheela Mehta, Nikhil, Patel, &
Elba Perez, Foot Reflexology at the Medical Mission in Pune and
Numerology with Poonam Ahuja in Bombay. In addition, Annaita has
completed courses in Holistic Healing, & Basic Acu Pressure at the
Medical Mission in Pune, India, Herbal Healing at CHAI in Hyderabad,
and Quantum Healing with Barry Elwyn-Jones in Pune.
several years Annaita offered her services to the very poor in slums
and at Sassoon Hospital in Pune, India, which taught her the importance
of empowering others. She moved to Middletown CT in 2009 to be close to
family and in 2011 began leading weekly empowerment workshops at The
Buttonwood Tree where she shares her wisdom and experience. (10:30-noon) She is
available for personal sessions by appointment.
event is sponsored by North End Arts Rising, Inc, Mattabesett Canoe Club
, Suburban Stationers
, Nimble Acorn Design
, Allan's Tree Services LLC
, The Coffeehouse Recording Studio, and McEwen Construction.