Healing With Mantra, Dec. 2nd, 3:30-5:00 pm, 800 Zamia Ave.
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute.
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute
Dear Viriditas Community,
Happy Halloween! May you intimately connect with the spiritual world during this most holy of times…
I recently shared with you that the Viriditas Studio suffered extensive damage from sewage due to a clogged pipe. The carpet and the tap floor were both ruined and in need of replacement.
After careful consideration and deep reflection about the life of the studio, I have decided that it has had a good life, serving me and our community. It is the right time now for it to close. This is a bittersweet moment as I honor and cherish the incredible creative and healing work that has occurred in this sacred space over the past nine years.
When I first acquired the studio and spent time ensouling the space, I focused on making it a loving and supportive place for creativity, joy and healing. It was the place where I healed myself as I created and rehearsed Feathers On The Breath of God.
Over time I expanded my work. I began to offer Tap Into Love, Tap Into Power For Life and Tap into Transformation with David, my new husband and creative partner. It was an exciting, fun and happy time. I especially enjoyed creating all the spectacular promotional videos of me and David sharing the fun choreography we were developing. Remember the one with the hula skirts?!
Last year I expanded the healing work to offer Healing with St. Hildegard and Healing with Mantra. I marveled as beautiful and powerful souls came each month to connect with this transformative and deeply healing work.
Although I am experiencing occasional waves of sadness at the closing of the studio, I see it as an opportunity for a new beginning. I have no doubt that the Divine means for me to let go of the studio. My life will be simpler and cheaper (!) and my current home will now become even more beautiful and powerful as it houses the work that is to come. I feel a new energy filling me, and I am thrilled with the changes I see happening at 800 Zamia Avenue in Boulder, Colorado. Ahhh to have my beloved Steinway right here in my living room! And you should have seen my son Joshua’s astonished and delighted face when he saw the glorious studio couch with all of the stunning pillows that Jeanny Russell created gracing our living room.
Changes to Current Programs
Going forward, Healing with Mantra, the last offering of the current series will happen in my home at 800 Zamia Avenue on December 2ndfrom 3:30-5pm. We will be learning a mantra connected to our seventh chakra, the crown chakra. Please join us! Invite your friends who would enjoy it! Click here to purchase a ticket.
Don’t miss my blog post this week reviewing the Root Chakra and working with the Ganesh mantra from my Healing Library. Click here to view the blog post.
Healing with St. Hildegard has been cancelled until the new year.
Tap into Transformation has been cancelled at this time. David and I are in the process of building a tap studio in our basement. We hope to have it finished by the end of the year! I will keep you posted.
Instead of five emails from me each month (Newsletter, Tap Into Transformation email, 3 Doctorofthesoul emails) you are now going to receive a weekly email each Tuesday.
Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality
The Fox Institute’s Grand Opening in Boulder was a week ago and was filled with excitement, love, and enthusiasm as we launched the Institute into the world. David and I were part of the panel discussions during the day on Saturday. I was deeply moved to be part of a panel on the mystics together with FICS board member Ann Dean. My primary message to all those who attended was that we are all called to be mystics. I spoke in detail about my embracing the path of the mystic and all the healing, wonder, joy and creativity that has come to me because I answered this call. Here are some of the photos from the memorable weekend.
David and I will be teaching two classes at the Institute in the new year:
Introduction To Creation Spirituality (February 26 – March 2): This course will teach students the four paths of Creation Spirituality as well as principles associated with Creation Spirituality. Students will then look at the lives and works of the following mystics, artists and prophets through the lens of Creation Spirituality: Jose Hobday, Joanna Macy, M.C. Richards, The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. This course will conclude with the students investigating their own lives through the lens of Creation Spirituality.
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions (March 5 – March 9): In this course, we will use music, lyrics and movement from the world’s wisdom traditions to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and bring us together in community and celebration. The wisdom traditions we will tap into are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the wisdom of Indigenous Peoples. Each day we will teach chants from one or two of these traditions. We will give the background story for each of the chants. The lyrics will be presented in the original language as well as in English. We will teach movements for some of the chants and will provide live musical accompaniment. This will enable students to take the chants deeply into their hearts and bodies. After practicing the chants, students will have opportunities to express their inner experience via drawing and journaling.
Come join us! Please contact Dean of Students, Carol Bennington at firstname.lastname@example.org to join. The sooner you do this the better. Remember there are books to read AND a paper to write before the class begins. Even if you are planning on auditing the class, you must fill out a brief registration form and do the reading and pre-paper. You do not need to write the post paper if you are auditing.
I will close this letter now with this poignant quote:
“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi
May we all continue to pray only for knowledge of God’s will for us, so we know what to hold on to and what to let go of.