Welcome to our website, the home of Reverend Nafisa Sharriff and Entering the Holy of Holies, An Institute of Learning and Healing, Inc. (ETHOH)! We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) spiritual and educational organization whose mission is to provide Meditation, “Spiritual Tools for Transformation” and wellness services that balance the mind, body and spirit to individuals seeking personal development and spiritual growth regardless of faith or religious affiliation.
Happy Holy-Days! With All of My Heart I warmly welcome you into the month of December, the month where we continuously celebrate the Light of Love overcoming the darkness of fear. And although this is the last month of the year it is also one of the most abundant for ETHOH!
We start our month by cleansing our minds, bodies and hearts with our Winter Solstice Cleanse. Join us for a 10 day Fast to cleanse our kidneys and confront our fears, while preparing to hold more light throughout the month of December and beyond. All essential supplies are included in your fee and will be distributed at the Orientation on Sunday, December 8th from 1pm – 5pm (new time!). The Cleanse will take place from December 12th – 20th, culminating in a Follow-up Feast on Saturday, December 21st – the actual Winter Solstice!
And while we are cleansing and purifying our bodies, we also will be Dancing Into the Light on Wednesday, December 18th from 6pm – 9pm at Countee Cullen/PS 194. Dancing Into the Light is my traditional West African Dance Class that honors all of the Holy-days and Festivals of Light: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Three Kings Day and Diwali. Come and dance the folklore of the Old Malian Empire, enjoy free food and live musicians as you celebrate and honor your own Light. Class is FREE and open to the entire community!
We culminate our December events with our very sacred Midnight Meditation for World Peace on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 11pm – 1am at Harlem Holistic Center, 115 W. 128th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. Join us for an evening of Prayer and Meditation as we pray for World Peace. Come and bask in the brilliance and abundance of Divine Light that is inherent not only to this Holy Season but also to the Holiness of your own heart. A $20 Love Donation is requested but not required for this event. Light refreshments will be served. No small children please.
And remember, there is no Monthly Meditation this month (Dec. 15th) in lieu of our Midnight Meditation for World Peace. However, we will continue our Monthly Meditation in the New Year at our Annual Meet & Greet/Monthly Meditation on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm!
But wait! There’s more!!! In 2014 Entering the Holy of Holies, Inc. turns 10! Look for our many exciting and new offerings that will quiet your mind, relax your body and open your heart!
Thank You My Beloveds for a year that was filled with Healing, Cleansing, Dance, Meditation and Transformation. Your Holy Presence and participation has vastly contributed to the health of our planet in all Love and in all Light. May the days to come be filled with God’s Grace & Glory. And may you all continue to be Blessed in abundant and wondrous ways.
Happy New Year to You, Your Family and Loved Ones!
With All of My Heart,
~ Reverend Nafisa