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Love and Light at Years End

From the President’s Desk

Susan Ezra

Greetings Imagery Community:

Susan Ezra

Susan Ezra

I am sending you good wishes for a warm winter holiday season. May it be filled with light, love, family and friends, and some quiet reflective time too. Now is the time for really slowing down and going inside to contemplate what this year has been about, what we are grateful for, what we want to Forgive and what we want to let go of.

According to Chinese Medicine, winter is the home of the north, the element of water, the deer, and the emotion of turning fear into gentleness. As I prepare to complete my six years as a member of the II board, including two years as your president, I am giving some time for reflection.

Imagery International is approaching its 20th anniversary. Each year the association continues to mature in its organizational development, while always remaining a grassroots, caring community of like-hearted and minded individuals who share the common love of Imagery for health and well-being. I have loved seeing our community expand to include many artists and educators as well as healthcare practitioners. And we believe there is energy to expand our community so much more in the coming years! That kind of energy was very present at our October conference.

handsMany people came forward with interest in promoting our mission: “Promote the therapeutic benefits of Imagery for healing and personal growth through education and community support worldwide.” I am very proud of my contributions and profoundly grateful to all of the exceptional board members and affiliate staff with whom I have worked over these years. Truly dedicated, committed and gifted people! We have created a solid foundation and a good structural framework to support Imagery International and further its growth. We engaged in a very conscientious process in deciding two years ago to increase membership fees so the organization could be more financially solvent. We created a senior and student fee at the same time. And this year we have put a tremendous amount of attention to improving our website, membership benefits and membership software system. The monthly E-newsletter keeps us informed. Our quarterly ImagiNews journal and annual Imagery conference keep getting better and better. As I pass the baton to our new incoming president, Jenny Garrison, I have to say I am thrilled she is the one to be at the helm next to carry on our collective vision of healing the world one Image at a time. Jenny’s beautiful heart and unique gifts will bring our association to its next level.

With much gratitude and love,

Susan Ezra

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