Spring 2023 Equinox

Seasonal Retreat

Finding Harmony with the Song of Life

March 18, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST)

Virtual Retreat

This year’s Spring Equinox retreat is focused on connecting with the Song of Life and learning practical strategies for living in harmony with the natural world in order to cultivate a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

The Song of Life or Oran Mor

As the sun rises over the mountains, casting a warm glow on the landscape below, a song can be heard echoing through the trees. It’s a song of life, a celebration of the interconnectedness of all things.

This is the Song of Life, the Oran Mor, a Gaelic concept that speaks to the fundamental unity of all existence.

For generations, people have looked to the natural world for guidance and inspiration, seeking to live in harmony with the rhythms of the earth. But in recent years, this delicate balance has been threatened by human activity. Climate change, deforestation, and pollution are just a few of the many challenges facing our planet.

As we grapple with these complex issues, it’s important to remember the wisdom of the Oran Mor. By recognizing the interconnectedness of all things, we can begin to build a more sustainable future.

We can work to protect the natural world, to reduce our impact on the environment, and to promote social and economic justice for all.

The Song of Life is a reminder of the beauty and complexity of the world around us. It’s a call to action, a challenge to live in harmony with the earth and with each other. And it’s a reminder that the choices we make today will shape the world of tomorrow.

During the 2023 Spring Equinox Retreat, on Saturday March 18, we will explore the Oran Mor and the ways we create lives that demonstrate Harmony in Action.


9:00am-9:30am: Welcome and Introduction

  • Brief introduction to the theme of the retreat: exploring the connection between the Song of Life and sustainability with the concepts of harmony, melody, and rhythm.
  • Introduce the day’s schedule and expectations.

9:30am-10:30am: Connecting with the Oran Mor

  • A short overview of the Oran Mor.
  • Followed by a mindfulness practice focused on connecting to the Oran Mor, using the concepts of harmony, melody, and rhythm to connect with the natural world and cultivate a deeper appreciation for it.

10:30am-11:00am: Break

Participants can take a break, grab a snack or drink, and stretch their legs.

11:00am- noon: The Song of Your Life

  • Uncover Your Guiding Song – Mindfulness Practice
  • Know Your Sustainable Song Exercise – explores our personal harmony, melody, and rhythm, and how they relate to creating a more sustainable life.
  • Discussion and reflection on the meditation and presentation, including personal experiences and ideas on how to integrate sustainable practices into your daily life differently in the season ahead.

12:00am-1:00pm: Lunch Break

  • Participants can take a break, have lunch, and relax.
  • Also a time to journal about what you discovered in the morning or use the planning tools in the Harmony in Action ebook.

1:00pm- 2:00: Prosperity Mindfulness Practice and Seated Yoga

  • Sea of Prosperity Visualization and accompanying seated yoga practice to connect with the sacral chakra, or creativity center.
  • Creating Sustainable Prosperity exercise

2:00am-2:30am: Break

Participants can take a break, grab a snack or drink, and stretch their legs.

2:30am- 3:30: Sharing Your Sustainable Song

  • Uncover Your Sustainable Song – Mindfulness Practice
  • Presentation on sustainable practices and the Song of Life.
  • Discussion and reflection on the presentation, including personal experiences, how to integrate sustainable practices into your daily life and work.

3:30am- 4:30: Closing and Reflection

  • Honor Your Story Mindfulness Practice
  • Wrap up the day’s activities and reflect on what participants have learned and experienced.
  • Review resources for continued mindfulness and sustainable living practices in the Harmony for Action ebook.

This one day virtual retreat is focused on providing participants with practical strategies for living in harmony with the natural world, while also offering opportunities for creative expression, reflection, and connection with others. 

All participants of the retreat will also receive the page Harmony in Action ebook, which includes all the practices and worksheets used in the retreat as well as many other practices and tools that can be used throughout the year.

Karen Powers Wan
Founder at Mindful Earthkeeper

I’m a writer, sustainability coach, and certified mindfulness instructor. My passion is to help my clients to prosper sustainably while they honor their unique abilities and talents.

I’m based in Illinois and serve on the board of two Sustainability Oriented NGOs.

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