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Back in the Vacation Rental Business

 

 

 

Life is liminal, mysterious, full of surprises.  Are we open to receive what life has to offer?

Recently accepting an offer to manage vacation rental properties again has that question of being open to receive ringing loud and clear.

With gratitude, let us know if we can help you find a vacation rental in this beautiful area of Port Ludlow, Hood Canal, Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula.

Cheers ~

info@siloamretreat.com

RIP Mary Oliver, with gratitude

When Death Comes–by Mary Oliver (Oct 03, 2006)

When death comes

like the hungry bear in autumn;

when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse 

to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;

when death comes

like the measle-pox 

when death comes

like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, 

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:

what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? 

And therefore I look upon everything

as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,

and I look upon time as no more than an idea,

and I consider eternity as another possibility, 

and I think of each life as a flower, as common

as a field daisy, and as singular, 

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,

tending, as all music does, toward silence, 

and each body a lion of courage, and something

precious to the earth. 

When it’s over, I want to say all my life

I was a bride married to amazement.

I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. 

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder

if I have made of my life something particular, and real. 

I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,

or full of argument. 

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.

 –Mary Oliver

 

Change in movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

movement should happen with ease, moving should always be easy no matter if you are physically moving your home, your business, your body.  That being the case, it isn’t always.

We recently moved locations and now find ourselves living in the comfortable surroundings of the Port Ludlow Resort Community:  https://portludlowresort.com/

Moving the Siloam Retreat business once again, continuing our downsize, reducing our footprint and attempting to find a more balanced life.

Moving isn’t always easy.  Finding the right space, the right position, posture.  Still promoting relaxation through Yoga and Wine, working with Willamette Valley Vineyards:  https://www.wvv.com/

And Eaglemount:  https://eaglemountwinery.com/

Nice, being with a local winery which has space for lodging, yoga and retreats.

Thank you for keeping in touch, for staying connected, for finding Siloam wherever we are, wherever you are, whenever you can, want, or need.

Cheers and Blessings

Jeff & Julie Forville

360-710-3641

info@siloamretreat.com

jforville@msn.com

 

Summer Wine Events

Lots of events to mention:

Tasting Room at Eaglemount Wine and Cider:   https://eaglemountwinery.com/ this Saturday, 7/14 noon-5PM

Woodland Park Zoo Tasting Flight: https://www.zoo.org/wine  Friday, 7/27 5-8PM

Kitsap Wine Festival: https://www.kitsapwinefestival.com/

Saturday 8/11/18 2-5PM And maybe some others….please keep in touch, keep checking back.

Cheers ~ The Wine Lady

Solstice and so many other reasons

Yesterday we gathered for a solstice yoga practice -repeating poses 9 times or 9 poses in a sequence.

The mala practice to repeat- we talked about John Lennon’s fascination with the number 9- a little bit about numerology.

We closed our practice in kindness for ourselves and others, casting light into darkness and on this Thursday, 6/21/2018 on the south shore of Hood Canal at Twanoh Falls Beach Club it was overcast.  We did not see the light of the sun the entire day (it is good to have the light within).

After practice, we enjoyed a time of fellowship (that’s the idea, Yoga and Wine) good friends, good times.

For more information about yoga and wine—contact us:  info@siloamretreat.com