April 2020 newsletter

April 2020

 

Dear Friends,

 

What a difference a month makes! At this time last month I posted our Spring Term Course Schedule, vaguely aware of the covid-19 virus making incursions in some areas of the U.S. Now, 30 days later, thanks to poor national preparedness and leaders espousing fake facts, it is killing Vermonters and forcing us to shelter-in-place for what may be months.

We are postponing the courses that were to run this month (Introduction to Dreamwork and Conscious Prosperity). I am very hopeful that our courses for May (see below) will run as scheduled. By the time our May newsletter is to appear I expect we will know if this will be possible. With the public schools now closed through June, we may have to reschedule these programs also.

In this time of enforced solitude I have been busy answering questions from members of our Jungian community. Some of these questions have turned into essays, as I scoured Jung’s work for his insights. Check out the essay I just posted on our web site on the lessons this pandemic holds for us. The link to the essay is below.

In challenging times like this it is comforting to know that we have within us the wisdom and guidance we need; we just have to turn within to the Self and pay attention to our dreams, intuitions and synchronicities.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if there is any way I can support you.

Warmly,

Sue

 

Introduction to Classical Music, Thursdays, 5/14,21,28,6/4, 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; registration required; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.

In this class we’ll attempt to demystify “classical music” while listening to performances of beautiful music. Compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler and many others will be included. Basic musical forms will be discussed, as well as hints as to how to enhance your enjoyment of the classical repertory. Led by Sam Sanders, lifelong musical enthusiast and, for 39 years, an audio engineer and sometime program host for Vermont Public Radio.

 

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, Wednesdays, 5/20,27,6/3,10,17,24, 6:30-8PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $30 for the series; registration required; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

Come explore the basics of Mindfulness Meditation in this six-week series that breaks down the fundamental aspects of meditation into accessible and relatable segments. Whether you have never meditated or have a practice that you would like to deepen, this class is designed to make diving into meditation an open and inviting exploration in a supportive environment. We will learn to meditate on our bodies, emotions and thoughts as well as learning to be more compassionate towards ourselves and others. No need to be able to sit motionless and cross-legged for this class. Just come with an open and curious mind to discover the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for your whole being. Prerequisite: an open and curious mind. Led by Maggie Mae Anderson, yoga and massage therapist, currently enrolled in the Brach/Kornfield Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

 

link to April blog essay:

Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic: Jung and the Coronavirus