Dear Viriditas Community,
Happy New Year; 2017, here we go! Some of you have spoken to me in recent weeks about your concerns for our country and the world, given the results of our most recent elections. When fear and worry come up for me, I always find solace and strength when I refocus on creating goodness, beauty and joy. In this newsletter I want to highlight the goodness, beauty and joy that Viriditas Productions is about these days.
My work with Doctor of the Soul continues. I hosted the second group event in the series, Healing with St. Hildegard, on Jan. 7th. During the afternoon our group was immersed in St. Hildegard’s song, O Viridissima Virga (Oh, Greenest Of Branches). We let the music go deep into our Souls, deep into the soil of the garden that is our lives. I often refer to our Souls as the soil of our gardens, and on Saturday, I encouraged participants to let the soils of their gardens become moist and loose with the music and words of St. Hildegard’s music.
In the moistness, I invited the participants to do the following:
- 1. See yourself becoming the greenest branch and notice what comes up for you.
- 2. In this song, St. Hildegard talks about a beautiful flower blooming on the branch. I asked the participants to find the beautiful flower blooming in them.
- 3. We focused on joy. I asked the group “What does joy look like for you?”
After the immersion in the music, the group spent time writing and drawing. This month I invited the group to share with each other what they had drawn and written. We were all moved and strengthened by the expressions of people’s souls.
Next month the Doctor Of The Soul group event will be Healing with Mantra on Feb. 4th . The focus will be on a mantra which helps us release the issues connected to the second chakra. Our next St. Hildegard event will be on March 4th and will feature St. Hildegard’s song, Oh Jerusalem. Mark your calendars!
Next week I will be adding a recording of O Viridisimma Virga to the free healing library on the Doctor of the Soul website. When you join the library not only will you have access to the recording but you will also receive my guidance on how to use the recording in your spiritual practice. CLICK HERE to join the library. To register all you need to do is type in an email address and a password. You will then have access to the pages of the library. The recording of the Ganesh Mantra with my guidance for how to use it which we used in December’s Healing With Mantra is currently available.
David and I continue to create our monthly Tap Into Transformation. On December 16th we hosted our Holiday event. How precious it was to see all of our tap dancers in their Santa hats enjoying the music, the dancing, the company and yes our Christmas Sharpettes!
Our theme for January’s Tap Into Transformation will be “You’re The One That I Want” What is it you want in 2017? Come express your intentions through your feet and whole bodies. Wear black, gold and white and get ready to go for it! David and I had a total blast filming the dance yesterday. Stay tuned… you will have access to the video in next week’s promo flier!
Looking ahead into February, I want to remind you that you will have two opportunities to experience David and me as we share our artistic creations. On February 18th David and I will be offering our third rendition (!) of our performance piece Tap Into Love. Attending this event is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In addition we will also be participating in the annual NoBo Art District Group Show on February 24th at the Boulder Public Library. We are going to perform our revamped Michael Jackson tap dance at both events. You wanted more of this choreography and now it is coming!
OK dear Viriditas lovers…. I am off to pack my bag. David and I leave tomorrow morning for our monthly ski retreat. This month we will be in Keystone. Ahhh…the joy of being on my skis in countless feet of snow in the spectacular Rocky Mountains… wheeeee!!!
May Viriditas be ours in 2017!