This End is a new Beginning

December 21st, 2012

As darkness becomes dawn, the longest night gives way to longer days in the return of the light. According to the ancient Mayan calendar and other prophecies, the 2012 winter solstice marks a transition, the end of a cycle, a paradigm shift from the old to the new. We are called to witness the birth of a new world.

We have come a long way, baby. We have freed ourselves from tradition and defined ourselves as individuals. The capitalist culture treats us as consumers, marketing desire and greed, spreading a mass media version of reality, a zombie shopocaplyspe. We live in a world of human-caused wonders and disasters. Global consciousness is awakening. We know that we have changed the climate, collapsing the stable conditions that have supported both civilization and biodiversity for thousands of years. The planet is warming, bees are dying, great cities are flooding, and a young man shoots down children in a massacre-suicide. We are stunned, but we must confront our shadows. We must act on behalf of our existence as a conscious species on a living planet.

Now is the time to reflect on your vision of a world you choose to live in. How will you claim your spiritual identity and live by your values? Remember that you are greater together. Look for people who have a clue. Keep in mind that everyone has a clue, but not everyone wants to know. Find people who are clue-seekers and human rites guides. Get a space where you can gather in circle weekly. Take time to celebrate and grieve, share and serve. Practice our human rites of music, art, drum, dance, song, story, and circle. Build up your community infrastructure so that you can meet the new paradigm with open arms.

Let us join together to preserve Life and affirm Consciousness on the Earth. It’s up to you, fantastic speck of stardust that you are!

You are the Cleu.

Got Rhythm?

March 20th, 2011

What do you know about the universal rhythms that deeply effect your life? The Moon just came closest to the Earth in 20 years, and today we celebrate the Spring Equinox when day and night are equal. The light is returning. Take this time to reflect on your vision for the next 20 years.
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Power of Pilgrimage

August 27th, 2010

Here at CLEU, we like cyclic rhythms, such as daily, weekly, monthly, or annually. At this time of year, we make our annual pilgrimage to the Black Rock desert of Nevada. We all enjoy the excitement of reconnecting with family and friends as we prepare for another year of Cleu camp.
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One Day in Seven

April 9th, 2010

Setting aside one day in seven is our way of tempering the effects of “civilization,”  and reclaiming our humanity.  We use this day to reflect on the miracle of our Exist­ence and to be fully present.  We forgo any obligations or responsibilities, and allow the day to unfold moment by moment.
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Sweat your Prayers

January 17th, 2007

Gabrielle Roth defines movement as “spiritual practice” and she explores 5 sacred rhythms in this inspiring book: Lyrical, Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, and Stillness. Each of these rhythms is a practical tool of awakening that will release us to dance, to be outrageous, to transform suffering into art, and art into awareness. Sweat your Prayers