Oxford, UK

The Global Retreat Centre family, along with sixty or so friends and members of the public, enjoyed a beautiful evening of healing silence together to celebrate The Love of One in the Conference Room at GRC, Oxford, UK.

Sister Manda set the scene by inviting all present ‘with one thought, one intention, to create powerful vibrations of love, compassion and gentleness in the company of the Divine and to send these around the world to give the world the healing it so sorely needs.

Led by Lucinda, and two yogis on stage, forty minutes of deep silence – in 10 minute sections – were punctuated and refreshed with a mixture of soft chimes and readings – one on ‘Spiritual Power and the poem by Rumi: If you befriend the Beloved… – and the following songs from Lucinda: Loving You (is like loving the Ocean), Silent (is my home), So are You to me, the hymn Amazing Grace and, finally,100,000 Angels. The context and purpose clearly set for this special event, the beautiful surroundings and – what was, in fact, the real decoration – the family’s special focus on being with One over the previous days and weeks, made this journey that we embarked on together to the Source, through music, words and silence, one that was smooth, comfortable, meaningful and empowering for all. We had been part of a global wave of healing for the world and for each individual contributing to that wave.