Linda Thomas – Friday, October 24, 7pm
Creating Sacred Spaces
that our Children may thrive
co-sponsored by Rudolf Steiner College, San Francisco Waldorf School and Lifeways
Friday, October 24, 7pm
SF Waldorf High School Campus
470 West Portal Ave, San Francisco
Free to the community
Donations gratefully accepted.
Ms. Thomass lecture is the opening of a two-day conference on Spirit and Health in Everyday Life.â€ Join us also on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to learn about Anthroposophic Medicine with Dr. David Gershan and Therapeutic Eurythmy with Maria Helland-Hansen.
Similar to the quality of mercy, we may also claim that caring, is twice blessed; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.â€ The care of our home is rarely spectacular; it continually confronts us with the necessities of life. Through consciousness and devotion to the small things, we learn to transform the act of cleaning into a nurturing act of caring. When we care for our surroundings, we not only remove dirt, but we create space for something new, space for education an self-education. One of the main purposes of the care we give our home, schools and Kindergartens, is to create a foundation which will enable our children, not merely to grow physically, but to develop the necessary skills, social and other, to build a new generation. In these places, our children can start by doing small chores, which will help them to develop confidence, knowing they are able to help and contribute to the community.
Linda Thomas was born in 1953 and grew up in South Africa. She is an expert, professional cleaner who ran her own ecological cleaning company for 22 years. From 1993 to 2012, she was responsible for cleaning the Goetheanum buildings near Basel, Switzerland. Her passion for cleaning and her love for the profession of the homemaker enabled her to discover that cleaning can have a profound effect not just on the spaces we care for, but on our own wellbeing and personal development. It led her to discover a path of inner training through everyday work. Currently, she is responsible for Housekeeping at the Klinik-Arlesheim in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Her book Why Cleaning has Meaning was published in March 2014. She lectures widely.