Conference participants had a joyful task assigned to them on Saturday night after the two-day workshop: celebrate the highest good.
How do we celebrate the highest good? How about with each and every breath? Or with every thought we think and every word we speak? It seems that all that we do can be a celebration of the highest good because the highest good is who we are.
Of the myriad forms that a celebration of highest good might take, it manifested on Saturday night as a garden dance party.
Post-workshop, participants descended the stairs to the USM classroom, which had been transformed into an indoor garden party, complete with astro turf, bean-bag chairs, high tops, and a delicious spread of cheeses, crackers, and crudité.
Servers brought hors d’oeuvres on silver platters with cocktail napkins, and they must have been good because I didn’t see a single tray complete a lap around the room without being emptied.
Then, we ascended once again, to the Brentwood room, our dance hall in the sky, complete with Valerie Ojeda’s cover band – Anthem Road. We proceeded to rock out to classic tunes with special performances by Eric Lumiere, Clara Jansky, Jsu Garcia, and Roger Wakefield. Between sets, the dancing continued with dance music played by DJ Jeffrey Morgan.
We celebrated in that way until 10:00 PM, when it was time to close the room and move on to other manifestations of the Highest Good.