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Peace Garden

The function of a peace garden is similar to that of sacred space. It is a reminder to slow down, take a deep breath, and remember what’s ultimately important. It can be as small as a container on your kitchen table, a corner of your garden or a large community garden where people can gather to celebrate. If it is to be a community garden, start with permission from the property owner if it’s private land or the proper elected authorities if it’s public land. Be sure to have a solid plan and try to get sponsors like local garden centers, garden maintenance companies etc. Involve the press to gain support and recruit volunteers. When finished, the community can use the space to celebrate holidays, host small concerts or simply as a destination to enjoy solitude or in small groups to enjoy serene moments.

No matter how big or how small, Your garden will be a perfect place for meditation, reflection and sharing. I hope you find the photos below inspiring!

a moment of mindfulness

serenity now

succulent water garden with blue glass pebbles

personal stress free zone

tranquility for two

grass stools using old tires for community garden

mosaic paths are a great community project

mosaic art used on a wall

Decking and water features also great community projects

Decking and water features also great community projects

community garden in a derelict site

community garden in a derelict site

edible peace garden

edible peace garden

small community garde

small community garden

peace garden in Hawaii depicting our Milky Way Galaxy

peace garden in Hawaii depicting our Milky Way Galaxy

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The Peace of Wild Things

I spent the weekend out at a sacred piece of ground in an estuary and was refreshed and renewed by it.

Thought I would share these photos I was lucky enough to capture.

Peace, Yvonne www.lunaguitars.com

THE PEACE OF WILD THINGS

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free

……Wendell Berry

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Subliminal Inspiration

In attempting to re-establish my qigong practice, I was going through the journals I kept during my years of classes. And while refreshing myself on the names of some of the basic exercises, I was amazed to realize how much my practice has subconsciously influenced Luna’s Designs. “Swimming Dragon”. “Lotus Opens its Petals”. “White Crane Spreads its Wings”. “Phoenix & Dragon”

Peace, Yvonne www.lunaguitars.com

swimming dragon

swimming dragon

lotus opens its petals

lotus opens its petals

white crane spreads its wings

white crane spreads its wings

phoenix and dragon

phoenix and dragon

It’s humbling to recognize that the answer to the question “What inspires you?” could be anything you’ve ever experienced.

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Creating Sacred Space

Sacred space and sacred time and something joyous to do is all we need. Almost anything then becomes a continuous and increasing joy…..Joseph Campbell


I touched on the need for sacred space in a previous post. And I am sorry to say that I have neglected entering my own space and spending joyous time in it for a very long while because of everything that I thought was needed of me by the outside world.

Sacred Space can take many forms. It can be as small as a conscious breath, as large as the universe, and anything in between.

My own sacred space, created for my qigong/tai chi and meditation/prayer practice, exists in what used to be my stained glass studio of 20 years. Before that, it was my father’s potting shed. All incarnations filled with joyous pursuits.

The process of creating it was an unforgettable experience because friends came together and we used what I already had, what friends gave me, what I loved, what inspired me, what made me feel passionate and therefore more alive. It was about making a part of myself visible.

Peace, Yvonne www.lunaguitars.com

threshold

threshold

path

path

balinese sofa

balinese sofa

sanctuary door
sanctuary door
destination

destination

bamboo lighting fixture

bamboo lighting fixture

floating quan yin light

floating quan yin light

alabaster candles

alabaster candles

lotus & stones

lotus & stones

garden from porch

garden from porch

garden Quan Yin

garden Quan Yin

camille's orchid

camille's orchid

sandy's orchid

sandy's orchid

It is time to reconsecrate my space and my practice so that I may contemplate on the very things that went into it’s manifestation…my friends, what I have, what inspires me, and what makes me feel passionate and therefore more alive.

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Sacred Space

I would like to introduce the concept of sacred space because it is important to all of us.

“You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so where you do not know what is in the morning paper. A place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. At first you may think nothing is happening. But if you have a sacred space and take advantage of it and use it everyday, something will happen”. ~ Joseph Campbell

You may be asking yourself, “What does sacred space have to do with guitars?” and the answer to that is that it was in a dedicated sacred space that Luna was birthed. I will be sharing glimpses of that space as well as the story in future posts. The images of every day sacred space that I am including in this post were designed by my best friend, Sean Rush.

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