Dia de los Muertos

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful; in a word, more alive. ~ Alice Waters

Welcome to Paths of Heart“- a high spirited, heart-centered community where we gather together in music, poetry, commentary, and dialogue to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love – in our own lives and throughout the world.  Paths of Heart is a 501(c)(3) Human Services/Educational non-profit organization that uses the arts, especially, to encourage and propel seekers of a better, more peaceful world to find ways to serve, while becoming more kind and compassionate human beings.

We welcome you as we collectively and individually explore the sweet mysteries of life – this is an invitation into co-creation! Our gatherings are most every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 117 Evans Drive in north Fort Collins. Childcare is available (please let us know ahead of time so we can make arrangements).

We hope our paths cross soon!

Sunday,
October 29th

Dia de los Muertos

As is our tradition each year around the beginning of November, we will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  Originating in Mexico and acknowledged internationally in many other cultures, Día de los Muertos is a lighthearted and joyful celebration in memory of family and friends who have died, traditionally celebrated onNovember 1st and 2nd. We will build an altar, or ofrenda, and invite you to bring photos, keepsakes, or other mementos to honor your loved ones, including beloved pets.  How serendipitous to have “The Frontera Project” as our music guests, featuring Abel Mireles, originally from Mexico, now living in NYC, and Myles Sloniker.  Our monthly potluck is this Sunday,too! See next section for details.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~ Thomas Campbell

“God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.”
~ Author unknown

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”
~ William Penn

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, October 29th –
Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Potluck –

We will create an altar in joyful celebration of our loved ones who have passed.  After our gathering, we’ll have a potluck, hopefully outside!  We’ll provide a variety of beverages.  Please bring a dish to share and your own, reusable plates and utensils.  We aim for near zero waste at our potlucks!

Saturday, November 4th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa’s paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (you choose what’s right for you!).  We will provide some snacks and refreshments, and you are welcome to bring something to share as well.

**Important Notice**  Paths of Heart will have just one Sunday gathering in November, on November 5th.  Colleen and Mark will be taking the rest of the month off to rejuvenate, visit with family, and prepare for new music adventures!  We look forward to gathering again in December and celebrating the holidays together!  We have so much to be grateful for! 

“Paths of Heart” Website – Stop by for a visit!  www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

We are so grateful to have Myles and Abel with us this week, creating beautiful music together!

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”Ralph H. Blum

What are you grateful for today?

Other Details….

If this has been forwarded to you by a friend and you would like to join us, we encourage you to add your name to our newsletter list, as schedules do occasionally change,and we like to keep you informed of topics and special events as well. Just visit our website www.pathsofheart.org and click the newsletter sign-up link. If you know of other interested and kind-hearted souls, please refer them to our website, or they may also contact us by email: info@pathsofheart.org or by phone: 970-484-9600, to learn more about our organization. Thanks! 

CAR-EOGRAPHY *  You may park in the driveway, as well as diagonally along the north side of our property.  Should those areas become full, please park out on Hwy 1, which has plenty of space and a nice wide shoulder.  Please watch for cars as you are exiting and entering your vehicle, though! The carport area is reserved for folks with special parking needs. Out of respect for our neighbors, we ask that you kindly refrain from parking on Evans Drive beyond our property line. Car pooling is encouraged.  We also have a bike rack for cyclists!

Yoga with Heart!

We do yoga here in our “community space” on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All levels are welcome to participate.  Let us know if you’re interested in joining this heart centered practice!

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ― Rumi

Please note, we are a “remove your shoes upon entering” household (what better way to bare our “souls”…!).  Feel free to bring slippers or thick socks for your comfort (and we always have extras!) 

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