The Circle of Seven Blessings
the Circle of Seven Blessings
The Circle of Seven Blessings is a campaign to
uplift the Sanctuary at Starseed and to bring the experience of
sanctuary to more people.
This campaign has been designed to help promote inner peace, inner
harmony and inner sanctuary by focusing on the Seven Blessings of
Courage, Compassion, Forgiveness, Love, Truth, Patience, and Peace.
These Seven Blessings are attributes of the seven circles of the Peace
Labyrinth, one of the key sanctuaries at Starseed where we have focused
so many of our loving intentions for personal and planetary
transformation. The Peace Labyrinth is a tool to balance our energies
and bring ourselves into alignment. When you join the Circle, your name
will be placed in a vessel in the center of our labyrinth which will
hold the energy of sanctuary for you. By bringing the message of these
blessings into your lives through campaign gifts and events we hope to
contribute to your inner sanctuary.
Seven is a powerful number. The seven circles of the labyrinth also
correspond to the 7 major chakras, the 7 directions, the 7 musical
notes, and 7 colors of the rainbow.
Through this campaign, we are focusing on raising the funds to complete
7 needed repairs on our Retreat House. Through your generous
contributions, we can complete this circle of 7 repair blessings.
We invite you to become one of 700 people who stand with us in Circle
and support us in this powerful endeavor.
Seven Blessings for the Retreat House
The Retreat House is our main building. It houses
all of the sleeping quarters and the kitchen and eating area. There are
a number of necessary repairs that need to be completed in order to
bring it up to code and make it safe and fully licensed to serve.
- Replace foundation sills
- Replace the ground floor
- Expand the downstairs bathroom
- Bring the kitchen up to code for full meal
- Replace heating system with a more efficient
- Install a new septic system with expanded
- Replace the roof and install gutters
Our total fundraising goal for this campaign is
This incredible mission will be
accomplished through the contributions of many helping hands, hearts
and financial gifts.
Circle of COURAGE
Your gift: $100 or in-kind
Our Gift: An empowering spirit stone
Circle of COMPASSION
Your Gift:$250 or in-kind
Our Gift: 1 overnight personal retreat & 7 blank greeting cards
featuring the Starseed Sanctuaries
Circle of FORGIVENESS
Your Gift: $500
Our Gift: 1 overnight personal retreat & a series of blessing
bundles offering a deeper exploration of the blessings - spiritual
nourishment for the soul
Circle of LOVE
Your Gift: $700 or in-kind
Our Blessing: 1 overnight personal retreat & Custom Gem stone
prayer beads corresponding to the 7 Blessings
Circle of TRUTH
Gift: $1,000 or in-kind
Blessing: 2 night retreat guided by Satyena & 7 Blessings
Circle of PATIENCE
Gift: $3,500 or in-kind
Blessing: 2 night retreat guided by Satyena & a tree will be
planted at Starseed in your honor.
Circle of PEACE
Gift: $7,000 or in-kind
Blessing: Hand-crafted Wooden bench at Starseed with an inscription of
your choice & your choice of any of the above
(All levels receive a Circle of 7 Blessings guide)
If you would like to join the circle, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 413-743-0417 to request a campaign brochure or click here to
Contributions and Different Ways of Giving
If you would like to give on a certain level, but
are unable to at this time, please consider dividing your gift into a
number of monthly payments and/or offering your services.
We are particularly in need of services that contribute to completing
the repairs on the retreat house, but there are many ways Starseed can
use your talents. Please contact us to see how your services may be of
Be creative - consider donating the proceeds of an activity using your
talents or hosting a gathering to introduce people to Starseed and the
There are so many wonderful ways you can give to Starseed and Starseed
can give to you.
of the Circle
To date, 45 people have joined the Circle,
raising a total of $15,000. Last year, we completed the first repair
blessing for the retreat house - replacement of the foundation sills.
This work in addition to the code work required for our business
license cost $26,000, so we only have $11,000 to go to pay off the
money owed on the repairs completed. We are eager to reach this goal
and to move on to the next repair blessings for the retreat house. Many
thanks to all who have contributed in their many ways.
To help grow the Circle of Seven Blessings, we
have been hosting Tea Gatherings throughout the northeast. Tea
Gatherings are a Circle of Seven Blessings home party of sorts, and are
a wonderful way to introduce Starseed and the Circle to friends and
family. We hosted out first Tea Gatherings in the Boston area this
spring, and will be hosting more in various locations in the coming
We invite you to host a tea gathering in your home. We can give you
Starseed brochures and a copy of our latest Sanctuary slideshow to show
to people. These gatherings are also a wonderful opportunity to sell
Sanctuary greeting cards, or feel free to come up with your own
creative fundraising activity. One of our Starseed Council members
recently hosted a gathering at her house where she sold gently used
women's clothing and donated the proceeds to Starseed. We are so
thankful for the creativity and generosity of our many friends! It is
many efforts which have made this Circle strong.