Monday, December 21, 2020

"Paths to Healing": AZIMUTH @ S.U.N.F.A.R.M.

the direction of a celestial object from the observer, expressed as the angular distance from the north or south point of the horizon to the point at which a vertical circle passing through the object intersects the horizon. *
AZIMUTH is the first event of "Paths to Healing" and coincides with the first sunset at S.U.N.F.A.R.M. after the winter solstice 2020, occurring on Monday. December 21 5:02 UTC. The 2020 December solstice coincides with the Great Conjunction: planets Jupiter and Saturn appear to an observer on Earth very close to each other, in a phenomenon occurring every 20 years

Uncannily my personal path coincides with the country and world's journey to healing. I am referring, of course, to the pandemic and the 2020 elections results: hopefully the new year will bring some victory on the battle over ignorance as well as social, racial and environmental injustice. Life experience taught me that healing is not a linear process but filled with loops, twists and turns; it is often dominated by darkness with sprinkles of light, before it reaches the end of the tunnel. Tears, pain and fatigue are part of the process. Sometimes even hopelessness can guide in soul searching. But what really helped me has been the awareness / mindfulness of meditative practice on being now and here.

In S.U.N.F.A.R.M. mindfulness can be achieved by walking meditations in paths in the landscape defined by spirals and axes. AZIMUTH IS first event of "Paths to Healing" and consists of a walking meditation along with a path cut along the azimuth line of the sunset on December 21. The walking meditation happens only a few days after the major nor'easter snowstorm of December 16, which produced over 15 inches of snow in S.U.N.F.A.R.M. The azimuth of defined by the sun setting at the December solstice is the southernmost point of the sunset at the latitude of the observer.

Join me in this moment to celebrate the return of light as resilience after one of darkest and challenging years for humanity.

Time: Dec 21, 2020 03:30 PM EST
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