By Kirsten Thompson (Shakti)
The Divine Lineage Healing Center provided for 38 families with children a variety of foods for their Christmas dinner. Most of the families have 3 to 6 children. Jayma Shields and Nikki Waldon from Healthy Start provide us with the names of families in need and Nikki is also in contact with the schools about it. Thank you to them for letting us use the Harwood Hall. Our friend Lucy Andrews called all families personally ahead of time and found out what their meal preferences are. Some eat meat and some don’t. We really want to meet the needs of each family to create a happy Christmas Holiday time for them. On December 22nd the whole Healing Center's team went out and gathered with other friends at Harwood Hall to fill all the baskets with a huge variety of food items to cook a yummy Christmas meal with. It is always a fun and heart warming group event to work for this together, like bagging oranges, apples, beans and sweet potatoes. All the Elves are running and filling the baskets and making them beautiful. Each year the reminder goes around: “Put in the eggs last…and not on the bottom of the basket please…” Special Thank You to Zac Thompson who organized this event again this year and very thoughtfully did all the shopping. We are very thankful to be able to give like this and hope that everybody had the most wonderful and blessed Christmas time.
Kirsten Thompson (Shakti)
began her studies with Sri Kaleshwar in 2000 and served full- time at his ashram in Penukonda, India for many years. Following Sri Kaleshwar’s instructions, she moved to the US to help manage the Divine Lineage Healing Center in Laytonville, CA and has been helping take care of the Center ever since. One of Kirsten’s many dharmic works is overseeing the Center’s charitable outreach programs in Mendocino County which provide essentials for those in need within one of the poorest counties in California.