The Joy! mini-gathering conducted on Sept. 12-13 drew 33 friends and family to Linda’s home, and the energy just blew the top off the roof!

Deb Cone works her magic on the gong. She says, "I don't play it, it plays me."

Deb Cone works her magic on the gong. “I don’t play it, it plays me,” Deb said.

Whether is was the channelings of Yahweh or Einstein by Linda, the music by Deb Cone or Diane Montgomery’s dancing lesson, or the food from the Greek lunch truck and even the lightning storm on Friday night, participation by everyone was enthusiastic.

And there was plenty of laughter, and tears, and JOY!

During the breaks, people commented on the hippy look of our gathering, the Summer of Love, The shape-shifting of a Jesus picture on the wall. They placed their holy artifacts on the altar, and belted out songs to rock the house.

Leroy, our resident sandhill crane

Leroy, our resident sandhill crane

Then the birds came. Big birds. Our crew of sandhill cranes walked right up to the doorway to feel the energy. A couple stayed for lunch.

Thank each and everyone of you that made the trip to this mini-gathering. You made it special, inspiring and sacred.

The next gathering will be in Sedona, Nov. 11-13, 2016. See you then.