Happy New Year dear Viriditas Community!
We launched the New Year with Tap Into Transformation on Friday, January 4th. We expanded on our opening African theme by using drumming and employed this powerful and grounding sound as the backdrop for our tap prayer. Tap Prayer shows us where we’re going in our lives, moving us forward regardless of the obstacles or storms that befall us. The biggest miracle of the evening is that the people that came perfectly fit into the tap shoes we had available. Oh what a feeling as the group circle tap danced! We ended the evening in a deep meditation accompanied by Jeannine playing the Moonlight Sonata on her new Steinway!
For Christmas David received a Djembe drum and both of us will be starting African drumming classes on Tuesday, January 8th. Stay tuned for powerful new beats and rhythms in our Tap Into Transformation events!
David, Gary Grundei and I are very excited to attend a show at the Boulder Theater on January 15th of Femi Kuti and his band Positive Force. We’re looking forward to being
inspired by this African musician who has been nominated for 2 Grammy’s and follows in the footsteps of his father, the Nigerian musical genius, Fela Kuti, who inspired a Broadway Musical of the same name.
On January 24-26th David and I are honored to be presenting at Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs. Benet Hill is home to a wonderful group of Benedictine nuns who are very interested in learning more about Hildegard and exploring new forms of prayer and meditation. We will be presenting to the sisters, staff and two of their ongoing classes. Later in the year we will return when Benet Hill hosts a Hildegard week which will be open to the public. I’ll keep you posted on the dates!
David and I will be meeting with Multimedia in Denver on the 10th; the second meeting regarding the production of Feathers On The Breath Of God at the Bas Bleu Theater in Ft. Collins, CO. Neal Cohen, the president of Multimedia, wrote me last week to say that they have already tested & staged the 3-screen (on smaller flat panels) and the 2-vertical periaktoi (small flat panels) & qualified the current content, so they will be ready to roll on David’s and my arrival. We can’t wait!
In closing I’d like to share one of my favorite quotes from Hildegard to inspire us for the start of the New Year:
I am the day unto myself,
not formed by the Sun,
forming the Sun,
I am the understanding not understood,
allowing all understanding,
I have a voice of thunder,
the movement of all creatures.