Unstoppable!

Dear Viriditas Community,

Last week, I shared with you that David and I have begun a training at the Visionary Business School for socially conscious entrepreneurs. In addition to that, I also will be embarking upon a study of the highest level of Yogic Mystery School™ and School of Mantra with Russill Paul, a beloved teacher I’ve had in the past. The course is called The Sacred Mystery of Ganesha and we will begin with a powerful mantra from the Upanishads linked to the Atharva Veda.

We’ll be working at the deepest level of obstacles that we can remove at this time in our lives. This will support moving into the highest level of consciousness that we’re able to attain at this time. As a result, our lives and relationships will be deeply enriched. We will experience not only the sounds and words of the mantra, but the forms of energy that are able to transform us, our relationships, and the world. Then we can be the best we can be in our world!

Russill’s passion is helping others live an abundant spiritual life energized by love and graced with inner peace. He has worked towards this end for the past 30 years, bringing his gifts of healing music and knowledge of spiritual empowerment to the lives of thousands.

He’s been teaching spirituality in the west for 26 years at some of the most respected institutions, centers and conferences in the US and Canada. His formation was that of a Benedictine monk and yogi in India. Apart from teaching his online programs and live events around the US and other parts of the world, he’s been a professional musician for 35 years, a music producer for 25 years, and a published author for 11 years.

I first met Russill Paul twenty years ago when he was my professor at the University of Creation Spirituality. I vividly remember the day I first experienced him chanting. I was profoundly moved by the power of his voice and spirit and knew that I wanted what he had. When I found out that (like Hildegard!) his formation was that of a Benedictine I was even more drawn to the man. To find out more about him and his programs I invite you to go to russillpaul.com.

I will be sharing the highlights of this program with you in the months ahead. For now, I can tell you that in one of the beginning meditations as we chant: “Om Lum Namaste Garnapatayai” we hear Russill’s words saying: “Feel you can accomplish anything. Feel all powerful. The power of the Universe flows through you. The power of the stars resides in you. Unimaginable power courses through your being…. Feel the power growing inside you. All obstacles in your life are being removed now…Feel the living power of Ganesha swelling inside you, expanding inside you….you see your way clearly and you are able to blast through any obstacle that stands in your way. You are unstoppable.”

When I heard this meditation for the first time, I smiled. One of the keys to success in the Visionary Business School is to be unstoppable, knowing that there is a solution to every problem. Yes, synergy! I sense that the Divine is giving me a strong message that major transformation lies ahead for me this year. OK Jeannine, take a deep breath.

I look forward to the year ahead and will keep you all posted!

Sending so much love…

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS I was unstoppable as I reorganized my office last week.
As promised here is the “after photo” of my bookshelf!

Viriditas Weekly News

Dear Viriditas Community,

The Doctor Of The Soul is back in school! It is time for me to listen to the yearnings of my soul. In this newsletter I am going to tell you about one of the two programs I started this past month. Next week, I will tell you about the second one.

David and I recently began training in the Visionary Business School for socially conscious entrepreneurs. The school is rooted in ancient wisdom, as well as modern day best practices that leverage the power of the internet. It covers what you need to grow a successful business that uses your unique talents and aligns with your higher purpose.

The best part for me is that the school attracts people from all over the world. And in November, David and I will be going to San Diego to meet over 300 of the entrepreneurs that are in training with us!

The founder of Visionary Business School, Ryan Eliason is on a mission to empower socially conscious entrepreneurs to transform the world’s most pressing problems with purpose-driven businesses of their own.

Recognized as one of the world’s top coaches for social entrepreneurs, Ryan has worked with over 6,200 satisfied clients from 85 countries and all 50 States through his results-focused and sold-out group training programs. His debut book –The 10 Best Ways to Get Paid for Changing The World – How To Make A Lucrative Career Out of Profound Service – was downloaded 73,000 times within the first 14 days of its launch.

Ryan’s commitment to making a difference in the world took root early. As a teenager, Ryan co-founded Youth for Environmental Sanity which has since supported more than 675,000 young visionary leaders from 65 nations working on social change, human rights and environmental sustainability. Ryan believes that business can be a powerful force for transformation, and his clients, visionary change makers across the globe, carry that flag with the training he provides to support their high impact and sustainable success.

One of the components of the program is exploring our beliefs to see if there are some that are limiting us. Ryan gives us powerful techniques to shift those beliefs. David and I are on phone calls with hundreds of people all supporting each other. The positive energy of this group is off the charts. In the months ahead I will be sharing the high lights from the program with you.

For now I invite you to CLICK HERE and find out more about this amazing man and his inspiring vision!

OK…I am off to work on my office space. One of our homework assignments is to create a supportive work environment. Today is the day I go through my office and make it a space it is a joy to be in. Here is a “before photo” of my book shelf. I will send you the “after photo” next week!

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

Viriditas Weekly News

Dear Viriditas Community,

In Greek mythology, there’s a story of a cunning king of Corinth who was cursed by the gods to push a boulder up a hill to only have it reach the summit and then  roll back down to the bottom. He’d start the task once again, pushing the boulder up the hill, repeating this exercise for eternity.

Do you feel sometimes that there are obstacles in your life that just keep getting in the way of you living your best life? You’ve tried a few different routes to dissolve them, to push them up that hill. But, you don’t seem to be making the progress you’d like. The boulder seems to be stuck in a pattern and rolls back down the hill once again, dragging you with it.

Is this a battle that’s wearing you out? And you feel defeated and dis-empowered? Are you almost at your wit’s end? Frustrated? Not sure what will help?

You know you could live your best life and share your gifts with the world, but instead you’re stuck. Not sure how to move forward.

I understand!  I’ve felt like that before. Not being able to find my own voice, my own power, my path forward in life, while feeling great pain within. Indeed I used to suffer from severe panic attacks whenever I tried to sing in public. It was at that time that I discovered a spiritual practice that still is a potent healing force in my life today.

This practice will bring you a renewed sense of vitality and hope, supporting you in dissolving negative patterns that are holding you back. Then, you’ll be on your way to reaching your magnificence, living your best life!

If you have a connection to music and are curious about using mantras in your regular spiritual practice, then this practice is just right for you!

There are 7 healing mantras that are related to the chakras that are potent healing forces. They’ve been a foundational piece of my spiritual practice for over 10 years, and I’ve had such profound experiences with them that I’ve even introduced them to others in classes that I’ve offered over the last few years. And, now, I want to share them with you.

I’ve made it easy for you to learn the mantras in the comfort of your own home in my step-by-step guidebook How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras. It includes:

  • an overview of each chakra
  • a guide to figure out which chakras need balancing
  • an introduction to the mantra and Hindu deity or spiritual concept related to that chakra
  • the meaning and pronunciation of each mantra
  • guidance on how to create a sacred space and time for your mantra practice
  • an easy-to-follow instruction page for those who are beginners

Additionally, you’ll receive 7 audio recordings created by my husband, David Sharp and me, one for each mantra. These recordings will give you a chance to hear the Sanskrit words as you are learning them. And, then also use them in your regular practice. You simply sing along with me!


And for the first time, I am sharing

  • my own personal stories of the healing power of working with these sacred mantras, to inspire you as you begin
  • stories of the Hindu deities that bring them to life, to deepen your experience with each one

The participants in my classes have loved the feeling of community and sharing of oneness. They have enjoyed listening to my voice and how I lovingly describe strength and compassion. They have also voiced how much they appreciate the detail and slow manner I go through the sounds to make the mantras as well as the artistic and movement activities I outline to help them go deeper with the experience of chanting the mantras.

Just 10 minutes a day at a time you choose in the comfort of your own home, and just like the participants in my classes, you’ll be on your way to a more vibrant life and a renewed sense of vitality. No longer pushing that same boulder up the hill each day!
Embodying your magnificence, you’ll be able to share the gifts you are meant to bring to the world!

The world is waiting and needing them!

Click here to watch my video for a closer look at How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras.

Click here to order your copy How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras guidebook and 7 audio recordings!

I’m here to support you while you’re learning. If you need help while beginning the practice, just contact me at info@viriditasllc.com and I can support you.

Not sure if this is for you? Want to try it out first? Go to my website doctorofthesoul.com and fill in the pop-up box. You can then try out the practice for the root chakra for FREE, with no obligation, and then decide.

I know that these mantras are healing. I would be honored to be your guide on your journey to wholeness and greater spiritual power.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine Goode-Allen, DMin

3 Tools to Dissolve Fear and Anxiety

Dear Viriditas Community,

These next few weeks I am sending out some nourishing emails. My hope is you will find in them some insights and tools to improve the quality of your life. Enjoy! This week I am sending you:

3 Tools to Dissolve Fear and Anxiety

Do you sometimes experience a wave of insecurity about your basic needs in life? Not having enough?

Or maybe a wave of losing all that you have? An experience of being abandoned?

I know it’s not always easy to trust that life will provide for our needs of safety and security. When these feelings of fear and anxiety creep in, it’s always best to have some “tools in our bag” to help us get back to a place of balance and security once again.

Here are 3 of my favorite tools. They’ll help you enter into the world smoothly, trusting that the Universe will provide for your needs.

1.  Breathe

Breathe in, breathe out. So often we forget to breathe and breathe deeply! Our breath is our source of life.

When you inhale deeply, into your belly, you help your blood to be nourished, fueling your whole body. As you exhale, you let go of the waste the body does not need, detoxing your bodily systems.

Throughout the day, remember to pause for a moment to inhale slowly through the nose, deep in the lungs and belly. Exhale through the nose slowly. At the end of the exhale through the nose, open your mouth and blow out any remaining air in your lungs until they are empty. Breathe in deeply again through your nose and repeat. This expels all of the used breath and fills your lungs with fresh, new air. Supporting health and well-being in your body. Dissolving tension and bringing calm and relaxation.

I set a timer on my phone to remind me to do this practice!

2.  Lean on Mother Earth

While you’re breathing, imagine your hips, legs, and feet grounded within Mother Earth, like roots of a tree. If you’re able to, go outside and put your bare feet on the earth while picturing this. If not, simply picture it in your mind. While holding this image, say these affirmations to remind yourself to trust that the Universe will provide for your needs of safety and security.

I feel safe and secure. I have what I need.

I feel deeply rooted in Mother Earth.

I am grounded with the Earth, standing on my own two feet.

3.  Balance the Root Chakra with a Mantra

The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, is what supports us in being grounded or rooted upon the Earth. It is the Foundation of Life where we are safe and secure. Chanting a mantra that relates to the Hindu deity, Ganesh, associated with this chakra can help you to calm fear and anxiety and ground you in safety and security. Find a mantra connecting to the power of Ganesh for the root chakra HERE in my Free Healing Library.

These 3 tools will support you in feeling safe and secure. You’ll dissolve any doubts about your place in the world. Your day will seem to flow easily with the world, not against it! You’ll be able to breathe into the world easily, trusting that the Universe will provide for you.

As I finish writing this, I am noticing that I am breathing slowly and deeply. AHHHHHH……

Have a nourishing week.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS  Breathe…….remember to breathe in, breathe out…

 

Viriditas Weekly News

Dear Viriditas Community,

Do you have physical or emotional pain that you just can’t seem to get rid of? You’ve tried going to doctors and therapists and well nothing seems to be helping. You have lost track of all the countless things you have tried. Some days you feel hopeful that you will find a solution and then other days you are full of despair wondering will this pain ever go away or will you ever really feel carefree and happy. What is the pain about, you wonder.

I know how frustrating this kind of pain can be. You want to feel great so you can really enjoy your life and be all that you can be. You can. Sometimes the solution is a spiritual one. This has been my experience.

One of the spiritual tools I have used to help me in my life is mantra and that is exactly what I want to talk to you about today! Click here to learn how to use mantra for health and healing.

CHANTING WISDOM

David and I will be teaching next week at the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality, and this is your last call to join us. Our class called Chanting Wisdom is based on the knowing that there are many wells of faith and knowledge drawing from one underground river of Divine wisdom. The practice of honoring, learning and celebrating the wisdom collected from these wells is Deep Ecumenism which respects and embraces the wisdom and oneness that arises from the diverse wells of all the sacred traditions of the world. This class will give you a powerful experience of Deep Ecumenism. You will learn chants from six different Wisdom Traditions and be given the resources to incorporate these chants into your daily life as part of your unique spiritual practice.

And remember that I have access to faculty sponsored scholarships of $500 so be sure to call me at 720 308 6782 if you are interested in attending! Click here to register now before it is too late!

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW!

I released my new program How To Bring Life To Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras last week. It is a step by step guide on how to use seven mantra audio recordings to bring peace and wholeness to your life. For those of you who have already purchased the program, feel free to reach out to me at jeannine@viriditasllc.com with any comments or questions. I would love to hear how the program is working for you! Otherwise: Click here to purchase it. Click here to view the video to find out more about the program.

 

 

BEAUTY…AWE…WONDER

David and I are now making regular time by the ocean part of our lives. We are currently spending a few days in Solana Beach just north of San Diego, and I am sitting by the ocean as I write this. We arrived at our condo just as the sun was setting, and I was able to take this picture. Breathtaking moment for me! Here in closing is David’s Sharpette (the short poetic form he has been creating for years) for sunset! Enjoy!

Sunset 
Heavenly scarf, Rainbow’s teacher
Like the sky blushing from day’s compliment.

In Viriditas!
Jeannine

P.S. Would you like one-on-one support to explore spiritual solutions for the challenges you are facing? Contact me to explore doing a private session at jeanninegoodeallen@gmail.com or 720 308 6782.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! How To Bring Life To Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras


AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!!
How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras guidebook and audio recordings. 

Dear Viriditas Community,

I’m very excited to offer you my guidebook, How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras which also includes the mantra audio recordings. These seven mantras are at the foundation of my spiritual practice. They’ve helped me release negative patterns that have held me back in my life. Each of the seven mantras is a spiritual jewel. May they sparkle for you too bringing vibrant life to your chakras!

There are two components to this program: There is a guidebook and there are also seven audio recordings. There is an audio recording connected to each one of the seven chakras. In the guidebook I explain the meaning of each mantra and also explain how to pronounce the mantras correctly. I share personal stories showing the healing power of working with this material. I also give you an overview of each chakra as well as guidelines on how to create a sacred space and time for your mantra practice. Each mantra invokes a Hindu deity or spiritual concept, and the guidebook has stories that offer inspiration connected to these deities and concepts to help you dive more deeply into the richness of the sound, phrases, music and meanings of each mantra. CLICK HERE to watch my video for a closer look at How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras.

CLICK HERE to purchase your copy How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras guidebook and 7 audio recordings!
 
My greatest joy in the creation of this material has been recording these mantras with my husband, David Sharp. His huge heart and profound spiritual life come through in his musical expression, and they have made this material even sweeter and more powerful. You’re going to love chanting along with the two of us!
 
I also want to thank those of you who were participants in the Healing With Mantra group sessions. Your beautiful voices and deep spiritual commitment made this project possible and kept me motivated. You are beautiful souls, and I love each one of you dearly.
 
My heartfelt thanks to my step-daughter, Danea Sharp, for both the cover and author photos. I feel so blessed to have such a gifted photographer in the family.
 
Many thanks also go out to Kelly Morrow who was instrumental in the writing of this guidebook. She helped me give structure and beauty to this project. Her warm heart, deep soul, and gift with words uplifted me every step of the way.
 
Finally, I want to thank my teacher Russill Paul. He encouraged me to step forward as a teacher of mantra. His guidance and his faith in me are gifts I’ll always hold dear.
 
This is truly a joyous occasion for me. Enjoy this life-changing program! Please share your experiences of How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras with me. CLICK HERE to get yours now!

OM…

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, July 23 – July 27, 2018, Fox Institute
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Dear Viriditas Community,

Do you like surprises? For most of my life I have wanted to know ahead of time what would happen and when. I hated surprises. They felt like a jolt to my nervous system and were to be avoided at all cost! Ahhhh, how things have changed…

As the years have gone by I have learned to let go of my attachment to specific things or outcomes. More and more I am realizing that I do not want to control my life or the people in it. I have come to trust that I can find peace, strength and joy from the loving energy that flows through me and all around me. Now, I can be open to surprises, all these miracles that happen every day.

Last week was my birthday. I was out in the garden watering the flowers and vegetables. When I finished and walked up the back porch stairs, I saw the vase of flowers from my husband, David. He was inside peeking through the window, patiently waiting for me to come up the stairs and see the flowers. When I saw them, I squealed and grinned. Such joy I felt course through my body.

I encourage you to fill your hearts with gratitude for the surprises in your life. Stop focusing on how things should look, or should be. Let the loving energy flow and be surprised!

My two children are full of surprises. Today is my son Joshua’s birthday. He is 17 years old now. As I write this, he is having his hair dyed! I do not know what color he will settle on. He is a composer and DJ and lives and breathes music. I now love to be surprised by his latest composition and yes, his latest hair color! For my birthday last week, he created a song complete with the sound of elephants. Here are the lyrics

 

Mom, mother of mine,
You so Divine, oh yeah!
Mom, it’s good to know,
That you’re on my side, oh yeah!
Mom, you’re the best,
you should know that yeah!
Mooooooom!

Mom, helping me out,
Whenever you can, yeah!
Mom, doing the most, yeah!
Being the best, yeah!
Mom, supporting my path,
Making me laugh, oh yeah
Mooooooom!

I invite you listen to this song by clicking here. You can enjoy more of his music on SoundCloud under DJBLONDINO

Tomorrow is my daughter Alicia’s birthday. She will be 23 years old. She recently surprised me and cut off all of her hair! I am giggling as I write this. She is currently living in Los Angeles and is an intern for Dignity And Power Now (DPN). DPN is a Los Angeles based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. Their mission is to build a Black and Brown led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.

I now love to be surprised by the latest video that Alicia sends me of her latest march! I invite you to view this video she sent from the recent Families Belong Together Protest March. Those of you who have known me for many years will recognize the rap you will hear on this video. Yes, it is The Black Eyed Peas rap that I performed all those years ago. Those lyrics say it all! Here they are:

It just ain’t the same, old ways have changed
New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace is so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don’t belong
Nations droppin’ bombs
Chemical gases fillin’ lungs of little ones
With ongoing sufferin’ as the youth die young
So ask yourself, is the lovin’ really gone?
So I can ask myself, really, what is going wrong?
With this world that we livin’ in, people keep on givin’ in
Makin’ wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin’ each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin’ on, but the reason’s undercover
The truth is kept secret, and swept under the rug
If you never know truth, then you never know love
Where’s the love, y’all? (Come on, I don’t know)
Where’s the truth, y’all? (Come on, I don’t know)
And where’s the love y’all?

Here is a recording of me singing this glorious song: Where Is The Love? Sing with me you all, “It’s all we got….ONE WORLD!”

OK…dear ones…. I am off to get ready for our party tonight. We are having a barbecue for Josh and his friends and then we are all off to Denver to see The Book Of Mormon. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would see this musical three times! (Giggle) Gotta love those surprises!!!

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, July 23 – July 27, 2018, Fox Institute
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Dear Viriditas Community,

Ahhh jet lag…. I always marvel at how long it takes for me to adjust my biological clock when I return from Europe. I have been home for a week now and am still wanting to take a nap every day after lunch. Many of the things that I had hoped to get done this week have had to wait. Ahhh patience!

Here is a reading on patience from one of my favorite daily meditation books, Courage To Change:

“How often I still find myself impatient with the pace of life. But today, when things don’t happen according to my schedule, I can accept that there may be a reason, and I can learn to adjust to what is. I may be experiencing great change on the inside even though I see little evidence on the outside. I can keep in mind that waiting time doesn’t have to mean wasted time. (I love that line!) Even times of stillness have lessons to teach me.”

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

There is great change happening on the inside of the guidebook, I assure you! I am still in the midst of the editing process. And yes, this phase takes great patience! Some of the questions that David asked are requiring some discernment on my part before I can answer. With this project I am once again learning that times of stillness have lessons to teach me. I am also finding that much of the material in the guidebook is proving to be very useful as David and I prepare to teach Chanting Wisdom at the Fox Institute from July 23rd through July 27th.

The Fox Institute For Creation Spirituality

In fact, David and I spent this morning working on getting ready for our Chanting Wisdom class. One of the most exciting parts of this class is that David and I are creating movements to go along with all the chants we will be teaching. You will get to move like an elephant and do a hypnotizing circle dance to accompany a Sufi Zikr. Yes, the 5th Wisdom Tradition that David and I will be tapping into is the Islam! One of the chants we will be teaching is La Ilaha Illa Allah (There is no reality, but the One). Learn more about it in my blog post on Chanting the Wisdom Traditions – Islam: La Ilaha Illa Allah. 

Also FICS is expanding! The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality introduces Extended Studies, a non-degree, continuing education program designed specifically for the Front Range community. Extended Studies courses offer adult students of all ages opportunities to explore a variety of arts-focused programming at the First Congregational Church of Boulder in 1-, 2-, 3- or 5-day formats. The July course schedule includes: The Secret Life of Trees: A SoulCollage® Conversation with Marcia Chadly; Explore Hand Drumming with Kip Hubbard; Experimental Printmaking with Aprylisa Snyder; Nahua Philosophy: An Exploration into Contemporary Indigenous Beliefs and Practices with D. Atekpatzin Young; Contemplative Art with Suzanne Frazier; and Dream Work: Discovering Meaning and Connection with Robyn Hubbard. Visit www.ExtendedStudies-FICS.com for more information or to register.

Doctor of the Soul Events for 2018

Private sessions are in full swing. Are you feeling joyous and living your best life? If not, give yourself the gift of a private session. This is a whole other modality in which we can get deeper into what specifically may be holding you back in your life. One little shift could make all the difference in pivoting your soul’s energies so that they flow differently. I am aware that you don’t know what you are getting into, which is why I am giving you 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. I want you to have the satisfaction of knowing that your session is really serving you at your deepest level. Contact me at 720 308 6782 or jeanninegoodeallen@gmail.com to set up an initial free fifteen minute phone consulation to see if a private session would be helpful for you

Speaking of feeling joyous! The Swiss soccer team beat Serbia 2-1 in their recent game, and YES, I was waving my Swiss flag and hooting and hollering…. Yo-do-lei-hi-hoo! Today they will be playing against Costa Rica….oh wow….such FUN! 

All right dear ones, may we be patient and trust the blessing that it is to be human….

So much love…

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS Spend a week this summer chanting with me and David!  Join our Chanting Wisdom course in July at the FICS. Come experience the joy! Register here. And remember, as a faculty member, I can get you a $550.00 discount, so you only pay $1200 for the whole week of classes. Call me at (720) 308-6782 if you are interested!

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, July 23 – July 27, 2018, Fox Institute

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Dear Viriditas Community,

What warms your heart?

Two things that always warm my heart are my godson Colin and Swiss cows! Every morning during my recent two-week stay in Switzerland, I would wake up in time to go have breakfast with my godson (who lives next door to where I was staying with my parents) and then go for a morning walk along the lake near my parents’ home. Colin and I would discuss the World Cup soccer matches over fresh berries and cream. His passion for soccer is contagious! And then we would walk down the hill, I would drop him off at school and then I would head to the lake and the fields of my beloved Swiss cows. Once by their side, I would chat with them…telling them about my day and listening to their mooing. As I walked back up the hill to my parents’ home, I felt full of love for my life and this incredible planet we live on.

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

Another heart-warming activity I did while in Switzerland was practice the seven healing mantras from How to Bring Life to Your Chakras. The mantras really have become spiritual pharmaceuticals for me. I use each one of them to help access certain qualities I especially want to draw in. Here is how I used these seven powerful remedies during my trip:

  • Ganesh Mantra for strength
  • Saraswati Mantra for flexibility
  • Durga Mantra for perseverance
  • Krishna Mantra to open my heart
  • Lakshmi Mantra to feel comfort
  • Shiva Mantra to feel uplifted and blessed
  • Crown Mantra to feel playful

I am eager to resume the editing work on the guidebook now that I am back in the States so I can make these wonderful mantra recordings and the accompanying guidebook available to all of you!

The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder

Preparations for the Chanting Wisdom course coming up in July at the FICS continue. The 4th wisdom tradition David and I will be tapping into will be ChristianityOne of the chants we will be teaching is This is the Day the Lord Has Made, a gospel song that stems from Psalm 118. The song celebrates this day that we have been given as a precious gift from God.. Learn more about it in my blog post on Chanting the Wisdom Traditions – Christianity: This is the Day the Lord Has Made.

Also, the FICS has great news to share! The school is extending the offer of faculty sponsored scholarships for $550. So, you pay $1200 instead of $1750 for an intensive. That’s a 30% discount!  This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the amazing course offerings. If you’re interested in a scholarship, contact me at 720-308-6782.

The FICS has an incredible line-up of remaining summer intensives.  Each one offers the opportunity for enriching and enlightening experiences. Check out the details for Summer Intensives 3, 4 and 5 here.

Doctor of the Soul Events for 2018

Private Sessions resume this week. If you are suffering and would like some deep spiritual support, give me a call or email me. (720 308 6782, jeanninegoodeallen@gmail.com) I prefer to meet in person, but am also available for sessions on the phone or via Skype. Find out more about private sessions on my website.

I will close with this fun photo from my trip. While in Switzerland I experienced the excitement of the World Cup. Switzerland played Brazil (one of the favorites to win the Cup) and pulled off a 1-1 final score! Those of you who know me well, know I am a fanatic sports fan. The Swiss soccer team is HOT this time around. Hop Schwiez! My hope for the final game is that it will be Switzerland against Mexico!!! Now that would be heart-warming.

All right dear ones. May your hearts be warmed this week.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS Spend a little time this summer chanting with me and David!  Join our Chanting Wisdom course in July at the FICS. Talk about heart-warming! Register here.

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, July 23 – July 27, 2018, Fox Institute

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Dear Viriditas Community,

How do you sense the Divine communicating with you?

God talked to me this week via a rainbow! As you know, I am currently in Switzerland. I am here for two weeks taking care of my mother, giving my father as well as my siblings and their families a two week break. My mother is 88 years old and has had five major surgeries these past two years. She currently requires around the clock care and is in constant physical pain. She is afraid and exhausted. I have been here a week now and am spending my days as cook, nurse and house keeper. I do feel the most important gift I can give though is to listen.

Last night, I was tired myself, after a day of doctors’  visits, grocery shopping and cooking. I could feel my own sadness welling up. I started talking to God, while putting away the groceries. “OK, please let me feel your love. Give me the strength to serve my family.” I felt this tug to turn around and look out the window. And there it was, the rainbow arching over the village down below. I knew in an instant that I was not alone. I felt the comfort of God’s love for me. I thought of Noah seeing the rainbow in the Old Testament. He knew God was telling him that the flood was behind him. He felt hope. I, too, felt hope filling my heart last night when I saw that rainbow.

How do we sustain this connection to Divine love? One tool that always helps me is gratitude. In the Chanting Wisdom course coming up in July at the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality, our 3rd wisdom tradition will be Judaism. One of the chants David and I will be teaching is Modeh Ani. This gratitude chant is a prayer that is generally said by Jews when one first awakes, while still in bed. 

Learn more about this beautiful chant in my blog post on Chanting the Wisdom Traditions: Judaism: Modeh Ani- The Blessing upon Waking

Doctor of the Soul events for 2018

I will be back in Boulder next week and will be offering private sessions during the rest of the summer. How is your spiritual life? Do you have a deep and constant connection with the Divine? Are you clear on what your soul’s purpose is? Do you have any challenges in your life that you can’t seem to face? Let me help you. Schedule a private session. Remember, I offer free 15 minute phone consultations so we can determine if I can help you. Give me a call: 720 308 6782. I will be available starting on June 20th.

How to Bring Life to your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

Almost there! I am pouring through the final notes from the last editor. I decided to let David, my dear hubby, read the final draft. Not only did he find the last few typos, he also had some great questions. When my mother is napping, I have been looking at David’s questions and comments and making a few changes to the manuscript. Oooh, it feels like a sacred polishing and fine-tuning. God’s direction on how to proceed with this work keeps coming, and I trust it completely! You will be the first to know when the guidebook and accompanying audio recordings are available for purchase.

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder

Great news to share! The FICS is extending the offer of professor recommended scholarships for $550. So, you pay $1200 instead of $1750 for an intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the amazing summer offerings. If you are interested in a scholarship, contact me at 720 308 6782.

The FICS has an incredible line-up of summer intensives. Each one offers the opportunity for enriching and enlightening experiences. Check out the details for Summer Intensives 1,2,3 and 4 here. Here is a little more information for session 5:

Summer Intensive 5:
The Spiritual Experience in Word and Sound
Monday Aug. 13 – Friday Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Modern Mystic Poets as Pathways to Spiritual Experience Seminar with Chuck Burack

I studied with Chuck Burack during my doctoral journey. He was hand’s down my favorite professor. He has a brilliant mind and a huge heart. Here is how he describes his upcoming class:

“In this seminar, we’ll study modern poetic masterpieces that depict the varieties of spiritual experience. We’ll explore such questions as: What makes an experience sacred? Are there stages to the spiritual life? How does personality shape the perception of spiritual experiences? What role do religious traditions play in defining, evoking and interpreting spiritual encounters? How do these supreme moments affect everyday life, self-transformation, social-political action? How can we invite them into our lives? How can we integrate diverse spiritual perspectives? What metaphors and literary devices have poets deployed to express the inexpressible? Poets include: Anna Akhmatova, Maya Angelou, Wendell Berry, Mahmoud Darwish, Alan Ginsberg, Pablo Neruda, Rainer Rilke, W.B. Yeats, and others. Daily meditations and writing exercises will help us connect with our own spiritual journeys.”

Sound and Spirit Art as Meditation with Gail Ransom

This Art as Meditation experience opens the seeker and the worship leader to the use of sound, especially chant to direct and deepen personal and communal spirituality. We will look at the use of chant and chant accompaniments in Hindu, Hebrew, Buddhist. Pagan, First Nations and Christian music, discerning the common traits that run through each musical tradition. We will also look at the science of sound and spirit, including the writings of Pythagoras and Rumi as well as the revelations of modern science, including research on the brain and the effects of chant on health and well-being. 

Students will learn to compose and sing chants, create music for meditation, and assemble soundscapes for reflection. They will practice creating supportive, spiritually connective accompaniments on string instruments, shruti box, ting sha, flute, drum, shakers and singing bowls. Students will also learn and practice how to lead a community in chant and in sacred circle dancing. The course will culminate with students creating musical experiences to guide people through the four Paths of Creation Spirituality.

I will close with these words from David Hawkins from his book Healing and Recovery (my favorite of his countless books!) “The realization that we are the source of our happiness, and that we can create it at any second, gives us a sense of completion…What one does in the world has to be accompanied by the sense of completion in the doing of the thing itself. The payoff is not something that is an aside, something that is outside or separate from the doingness; it is the experience of it in this moment.”

May we all remember that we can create our happiness….moment by moment…

Blessings from Switzerland.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine