“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
I believe that music and movement awaken the spirit of the soul, freeing it to soar weightlessly into heavenly realms. I delight in it. Believe it or not, I didn’t always feel this way. Throughout my childhood, I was teased and dubbed as “Stiffy.” Why? I was very uncomfortable in my own skin. When I walked, I was so self-conscious that I stared down at the ground below me, reticent to raise my head. Whenever others danced, I feared mockery, so I dared not move. As they joyfully moved to the music, I sat quietly fretting on the sidelines. This week at Serendipity Festival at Camp Infinity in Cloverdale, Indiana, I realized that I had outgrown the heavy, awkward cloak of physical discomfort that I wore throughout my youth. In retrospect, I think this liberation came to a crescendo during my training at Oneness University in India. Appreciation of the music through dance was considered a gift and a powerful way to honor your divine, so a great deal of our time there was spent dancing.
Serendipity was a three-day festival that opened Friday afternoon with the powerful voice of songstress Suzanne Sterling, and ended Sunday night with the soulful sounds of celebrated Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter, Donavon Frankenreiter. As I rose to the frequency of the musicians and the expression of their divine gifts throughout the weekend, the energy that awakened from within me was potent and palpable.
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It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since I was first introduced to astrology. It has been a useful tool for me in my life, and has allowed me to learn more about myself every day.
Because your astrological chart is uniquely designed for you, and is specific to your date of birth, time of birth, and birth location, it can be very helpful when you know what you’re looking for. Read the rest of this entry »
Little acts of kindness do not go unnoticed, and tend to go a long way toward creating a space of peace and reciprocation. In yoga, acts of service, or giving back are referred to as “Karma Yoga”, the yoga of action, or “Seva” the art of self-less service. These are acts of kindness, compassion, and unconditional giving to others, providing the Self in service of others, and always to serve the greater good. The term, “Karma Yoga” refers to action in Krishna consciousness. Read the rest of this entry »
Right off the bat this month, we are facing the intensity of global change and the ongoing economic and political shift of power. We are witnessing the sweep of destiny on a weekly basis. We will see the high and low of human behavior in the midst of this chaos. We can make the best of this month if we look for the heart of creativity deep in the midst of the chaos. One of the original chaos theorists, Ilya Prigogine, wrote that, “It is because of the friction and exchanges of energy with the outside world that structure may arise.” We’ll experience plenty of friction this month. When we find the heart of creativity deep inside the chaos, a new impulse unfurls. That’s chaos theory, an exciting art form of our times! Keep a lookout for exciting windows of opportunity. They are opening from many directions.
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