I noticed Lily Dale residents and visitors strolling the quiet streets of Lily Dale and enjoying the cooler evening air. I heard the hammering and sawing of last minute home renovations. Then came the joyful excitement of passerbys saying, "One more day 'til Season" and "Are you ready?" And then the icing on the cake.... I glanced over from watering spray of the garden hose to see some of my neighbors playing basketball and kickball with the visiting Tibetan monks at the Children's Acre (some of the those monks have a great hook shot!).
In those hours that merge the "Off-season" with the "Season", I thought ... only in this special place could I be supported in the loving arms of my spiritual family as a Spiritualist and a Medium, see Tibetan monks playing basketball with my friends, and feel this brand of Peace.
For today, we're all getting ready for wonderful. And tomorrow, on the first day of Lily Dale's 133rd Summer Season, we shall all carry on a Legacy of Love. We shall have the flag raising at 1:00 p.m. and the Silver Tea at 8:15 p.m.
The next day, the Tibetan monks will begin the creation of a Sand Mandala demonstrating NonPermanence and the importance of the Now. And the season will flash by with:
- a full schedule of mediumship, healing, workshops, lectures, and other activities
- many hearts uplifted (25,000 to 30,000 people visiting over the course of two months)
- and everyone looking forward to the following year of sacred time together in this special place called Lily Dale.