Tap Into Tranformation January

David and I are thrilled to be preparing our January Tap Into Transformation event for the new year!
We will be expanding on our African theme using drumming as the backdrop for our tap prayer.  The moon, the mountains and the valley will be our companions as we enter into a deep meditation the second half of the evening.
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An Evening of Transformational Song, Poetry, and Tap Dance with Jeannine Goode-Allen and David Sharp

Discover Beauty, Power and Joy! Ignite the spark in you that has been waiting to catch fire for years.

Come experience an evening of transformational song, poetry, and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. We aim to see you laugh and cry the most wonderful tears of awe and gratitude.  The joy that you will feel will bring a smile to your face. You will go home with your heart expanded and quickened with a heightened sense of Wonder.

Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by manifesting Divinity in action through our spectacular gifts.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired to find and manifest your own gifts!

Hope you can join us for Tap Into Transformation on January 4th!

When: January 4, 2013.

Time:
7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: Viriditas Studio

Address: 4949 North Broadway, Unit 65, Boulder, CO 80304

Cost: $15.00

Questions: Info@Viriditasllc.com or 888-612-8189

Click here to purchase tickets.

In Viriditas,

Jeannine

The Viriditas Journey continues….

Greetings Viriditas Community!

The Viriditas Journey continues….

Our exploration of African music is moving forward. This month David and I played with our Marimba Band “Knob Mentality” as part of the Kutandara Moon and Stars Fundraiser at the A Spice of Life Events Center. We opened the program with my all time favorite song Nyungwe followed by Mananga. Randy McIntosh (our teacher and co-founder of Kutandara) sums up the spirit of Kutandara and  the Moon and Stars event so beautifully when he writes:

“Dance with the moon. Dream with the stars.
To dance and sing. To laugh and dream.
To let go, let go and fly. Let go and fly.
Together we let go and fly.”
–from Moon and Stars, Randy McIntosh

Moon_StarsI will never forget the moment in the hallway of the Spice of Life Center waiting with my fellow Marimba band members before we went on. The excitement and joy was so great, I wanted to scream with glee. “It doesn’t get any better than this!

According to Randy, “With nearly 300 guests, 28 tables, 14 sponsors, and 10 bands, the 2012 Moon & Stars Fundraising Event was a smash success.” This South African Music and the sense of Community that it creates fills my heart like nothing else I know. I will let you know ahead of time when we are next performing so you too can “feel the LOVE and JOY”!

On December 7th David and I presented our second Tap Into Transformation: An Evening of Transformational Song, Poetry, and Tap Dance. This month we explored with the group where we all wanted to “go” in our lives and prayed for our journeys as a community using our feet! David and I both played the keyboard and recited poetry. I shared my poem “When Death Comes” and then sang and played Gounod and Bach’s “Ave Maria” with David joining me by singing a stunning tenor line. Powerfully GORGEOUS! Ah, the transformative power of Beauty.

Jeannine showing text croppedOn the Hildegard front, the highlight was my presentation at the Most Precious Blood Catholic Community in Denver. David and I took the Hildegard Exhibit down to Denver on a balmy Tuesday morning, and I shared my journey with Hildegard with a group of open-hearted and curious women. The group was especially eager to understand how it is possible for David and me to do all that we do as a Most_Precious_Blood_Sanctuarymarried couple and with four children to support. David and I will be returning to this community again next April.

 

 

Perhaps the most fun bit of news is that on November 30th then entire production crew for Feathers On The Breath Of God met at the Bas Bleu Theater in Fort Collins. I know I speak for all of us when I say that it is very fun and a whole lot simpler to do a production for the second time! The meeting was easy and very supportive and I could feel the excitement begin to build as we scheduled individual sound, visual and lighting meetings for January. Publicity for the event has begun. David and I are starting to envision the revised choreography with him taking on the role of Archangel Michael!Big…deep…breath… Oh Hildegard!!!

I close with an invitation to contact me via my website with any comments or questions.
How I appreciate hearing from you!

May the eternal peace of the Divine be yours and mine during this sacred time of year.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

Gratitude for 2012 and upcoming events of 2013.

As I review the year that is coming to an end, I realize that one of the most heartfelt experiences I had this year was presenting Hildegard’s Journey Through The Senses to the wonderful women who came to my presentation at The Most Precious Blood Catholic Community in Denver in November.
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How often have I fondly recollected our morning together! I especially was moved by the heartfelt questions that the group asked, and I greatly look forward to being with the community again in April of this coming year. I recently sent them a letter with some information they asked for and wanted to share this information on the blog as well. Here it is!

Many of you were interested in the recipe for Hildegard’s Nerve Cookies. Here it is in case you want to add them to your holiday cookie tray! (from the chapter on Nerves from Hildegard’s Medecine by Dr. Wighard Strehlow & Gottfried Hertzka, MD)

“Good nerves are usually a privilege of youth and depend on the graceful interplay of the five senses: clear vision, acute hearing, a fine sense of taste and smell, and a sensitive touch. Nerve cookies and the gem sardonix strengthen these faculties and slow down their aging. They also create a cheerful countenance, glad spirits and lighten a heavy heart, releasing intelligence. Here is the recipe for Hildegard’s nerve or intelligence cookies.

Nerve Cookies:
1+1/2 cups butter
3 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
6 cups spelt flour
2+1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
2+1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves

Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Combine and sift dry ingredients. Add to the creamed mixture. Knead in the last of the flour. Shape into rolls, wrap in waxed paper and chill thoroughly. When firm, slice thin, and bake at 375 degrees F. Makes about 300. Add 1 cup ground or chopped almonds if desired.

sthildegardspicecookiesEat three to five cookies a day. They are especially beneficial for distracted school children, but do not give them too many, or they will outsmart their teacher!”

Another bit of information that I wanted to share specifically is to recommend Matthew Fox’s latest book: Hildegard of Bingen, A Saint For Our Times (unleashing her power in the 21st century). Some of you were inquiring what material on Hildegard would be good for a book study. This would be my recommendation.

Finally, some of you asked how to stay in touch with me and my work. I have now begun writing monthly newsletters, and if you would like to stay in touch with what I am up to regarding Hildegard and my creative endeavors, go to my website: www.viriditasllc.com and sign up for the newsletter. The highlights for next year are at this point:

* our sold out Retreat and Pilgrimage to Hildegard’s Homeland in Germany (we have 30 pilgrims). You can follow along on our journey by reading my blog on the website.

* I will be doing the performance piece: Feathers On The Breath Of God (which shows my and Hildegard’s journeys) at the Bas Bleu Theater in Fort Collins in July. (There are currently four performances scheduled from July 18th through July 21st.) This time we will have the Archangel Michael in tap shoes! I trust you can guess who will be playing the part of the Archangel!

*I will be taking the Hildegard Exhibit to the Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs as part of a Hildegard Week they are organizing. I will let you know when I have confirmed the exact dates.

* My husband David and I will be doing our evening of Tap Into Transformation on the first Fridays of every month next year at our Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. (See my website for more information!)

That is all for now. Blessings on your journeys.
May the eternal peace of the Divine be with you always,

Jeannine