​Dancing Sun Cabins
1985 Roaring Fork Road, Hot Springs, NC 28743, Madison County, USA 828-622-9569

Mountain Spirits
My dear friend told me, "When you live in these hills for long, eventually they start talkin' to you. Listen."

The longer I commune and cohabitate with this magnificent mountain, the more I hear her voice.

Tom and I feel so blessed to live here and to be able to share this gift with others.

I am creating this page as a source of inspiration, a place for reflections, inspirations and prayers.

We are so thankful to live in this fine community and we welcome you to visit and find your own inpsirations.

We welcome Labyrinth walkers and hikers to come and walk our paths.

May your New Year be filled with much joy, love and light!
December Prayer
by Mattie J.T. Stepanek

No matter who you are,
Say a prayer this season
No matter what your faith,
Say a prayer this season.
No matter how you celebrate,
Say a prayer this season.
There are so many ways to celebrate faith,
There are so many faiths  
To celebrate life.
No matter who,
No matter what,
No matter how......
You pray.
Let's say a prayer,
This season
For peace.

Yesterday, I uncoverd the labyrinth. I blew all the autumn leaves off and reveled her green path, beaconing me to walk. I wonder what this year's journey will be?

A dear friend of mine introduced me to this blessing. I am going to use it a lot in 2015.

The Five Contemplations: Food Blessing by Thich Nat Hahn

This food is the gift of the whole universe: the earth, the sky and much hard work.
May we live in a way that makes us worthy to receive it.
May we transform our own unskilled states of mind and learn to eat with moderation.
May we take only foods that nourish us and prevent illness.
We accept this food so that we may realize the path of understanding and love.
Bless this food.

Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God.
Your playing small 
Does not serve the world. 
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking 
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, 
As children do. 
We were born to make manifest 
The glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; 
It's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, 
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
As we're liberated from our own fear, 
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Mary Oliver
The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice--
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do--
determined to save
the only life you could save.