The Living Arts: Social

Living Arts Weekly: Being

April 22, 2018 Are you a human being or a human doing?   As a hobby beekeeper, I continue to learn a great number of lessons from the humble honeybee, the most profound being, well, “bee-ing.”  Spending time observing the bee go about her work, so simply and selflessly, yet with a sophisticated consciousness humans […]

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Living Arts Weekly: Awakening

April 15, 2018 April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. —William Shakespeare Our Kimberton LifeWays students celebrated their commencement from the LifeWays Early Childhood Training a few weeks ago, and the spring peepers were out in full force during their final week of class! These tiny frogs awaken from their winter slumber when

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Living Arts Weekly: Blooming

April 8, 2018 Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom. – Rumi The flowers of Spring, from the humble dandelion to the stately tulip, showcase the full array of gorgeous colors in nature. Most of us have a favorite flower — one that really makes our heart sing. 

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Living Arts Weekly: Rebirth

April 1, 2018 The original idea of any sacred festival is to make the human being look upward from his dependence on earthly things to those things that transcend the Earth.    – Rudolf Steiner This Easter image from Mary Southard, CSJ, has always been a favorite of mine. It seems to embrace the many

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Living Arts Weekly: Sprouting

March 25, 2108 Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. –  Henry David Thoreau The seed packets are scattered across the kitchen table, their brilliant

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Living Arts Weekly: Flowing

March 18, 2018 Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.     ― Lao Tzu It’s maple syruping time in the northern states. The combination of cold nights followed by warmer days allows for the most generous sap flow in the sugar maples, and the syrup makers head to the woods to

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Living Arts Weekly: Emerging

March 11, 2018 When everything seems lost, and all seems darkness, then comes new life and all that is needed.   – Joseph Campbell Welcome to our very first Living Arts Weekly blog post! The turn of the year in January brings with it new beginnings. The fresh new calendar with all those empty spaces waiting

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Setting the Tone for Festivals

Have you ever wanted to do something special for a festival and then thought, “No, I could never get all of the parents to keep their voices down/sit still/wear appropriate clothing/sing the same song”?  See how Susan Siverio helps the parents at Spindlewood Waldorf Kindergarten and LifeWays Center, to prepare for their Advent Spiral in

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