- Selva Lawler
An Attitude of Gratitude
Hi fam! Sometimes I have a unifying theme to discuss. This is not one of those times. Here are a few updates.
OCT. 30 - NOV. 1 ONLINE REUNION Our SpiritQuest reunion was a beautiful container filled with so much light and love. Everyone in attendance co-created real magic. Many, many thanks! Since we shared the idea of this reunion, we have collectively raised $12,436 to support our staff and indigenous friends! That really moves the needle in a time of enormous hardship for our Amazonian friends. They so appreciate all of your support. The photo above is of Reyna (Don Howard's wife) donating food and supplies to the Bora Tribe. One of our SpiritQuest alums, Ryan Murgatroyd, created a sublime Electronic Symphony Tribute to Don Howard to put a bow on the reunion. If you'd like to give it a listen, here is the audio only version, and here is the video version (with some brief remarks from Ryan). We felt very fortunate to have Don Howard's sensational sister, Sanchi Reta, join us for an amazing talk and Q&A. In sharing incredible wisdom, she discussed areas like:
The Spirit of SpiritQuest
Ancestral Trauma + Ancestral Resilience
The Importance of Setting an Energetic Field
How to Address Heavy Energy
Ayahuasca & Huachuma
The Path of Service
Maintaining a High Vibration
If you'd like to see those notes, please shoot me a message and I will send them to you. SUNDAY, DEC. 6 ONLINE CONVERGENCE For interested SpiritQuest alumni, we will have a Zoom online convergence on Sunday, December 6 from 2-5 PM Eastern Time (NYC). If you are able to attend and/or would like to present on something, kindly fill out this quick form. We will also break out into smaller group circles where we can connect on a more intimate basis. Many people (understandably) don't read my newsletters, so please consider spreading the word with your fellow SpiritQuest kindred spirits. DONATIONS People frequently reach out to me about sending along a donation to support SpiritQuest's mission. While I don't want to constantly come across hat in hand begging for donations, they do go a long way. In addition to supporting our staff and indigenous friends, the Sanctuary requires quite a bit of maintenance. The photo below is a bit out of the ordinary, but we occasionally get some violent storms.
You know there's some gnarly energy out there when the Bridge to Eternity at the Sanctuary gets walloped! Thankfully, our terrific team is repairing and restoring it as we speak. We sincerely appreciate donations of any kind. You can donate using this PayPal link. Some of you have asked whether you can make recurring monthly donations. The answer is yes! Below the amount entered, PayPal gives you an option: Make this a monthly donation. If you check that box, your donation will turn into a monthly donation.
Thank you for all of your incredible support! REOPENING THE SANCTUARY? In sharing some good news, new COVID cases in Peru have declined roughly 80% in the last 3 months. Peru is really opening back up. It's not too crazy to think that SpiritQuest could offer retreats sometime in the first several months of 2021. We have quite a number of folks who have already been accepted to retreats (including retreats that were canceled) who have been patiently waiting to join us. With no hyperbole, there is a significant pent-up demand for people who are seeking to join or rejoin our circle. While we haven't yet announced any 2021 dates, we may not be too far off from doing so. If you want to secure a spot in line, it might be a good idea to connect with me sooner rather than later.
THANK YOU! SpiritQuest is the heart for many people spiritually. Thanks to all of your support, you are keeping that heart beating. Much love and gratitude!