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

Viriditas Weekly News

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

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Dear Viriditas Community,

What a blessing to be Swiss! I am currently in Switzerland visiting my family for
two weeks. How I love this land. My soul is always nourished being back with my beloved Alps. Every weekend as a teenager in Switzerland, my parents would pack us four kids into the car and up to the Alps we would go.  I remember being in the Alps and loving to be awake at sunrise or at sunset. What beauty in the colors where the sky and the Alps would meet… the oranges, pinks and reds… the sparkling greys and whites.  My favorite time on the mountain on my skis was the last run of the day. I remember skiing all by myself back to the chalet where my family was staying. Yes, the final run was the most sacred time on the mountain as the sun was setting, I was alone on the mountain…just me, the mountain, the snow, the trees and the Divine. What solace. The lyrics of the Swiss National Anthem sum it up beautifully:

“When the morning skies grow red,
and over us their radiance shed
Thou, O Lord, appeareth in their light
when the alps glow bright with splendor,
pray to God, to Him surrender
for you feel and understand
that He dwelleth in this land.
 
In the sunset Thou art night
and beyond the starry sky
Thou, O loving father, ever near,
when to Heaven we are departing
joy and bliss Thou’lt be imparting
for we feel and understand
that Thou dwellest in this land.
 
When dark clouds enshroud the hills
and grey mist the valley fills
yet Thou art not hidden from thy sons
pierce the gloom in which we cower
with Thy sunshine’s cleansing power
then we’ll feel and understand
that God dwelleth in this land”

Looking ahead, I want to keep filling you in about the Chanting Wisdom course coming up at the FICS in July. After Hinduism, our second adventure into chanting will be in the Buddhist wisdom tradition. We’ll chant Om Mani Padme Hum, a powerful mantra that is at the heart of many Buddhist traditions. It is believed that it contains the truth of the nature of suffering and how to remove its root cause. Take a look at my blog post on Chanting the Wisdom Traditions – Buddhism: Om Mani Padme Hum to learn more.  If you missed last week’s blog, you can also still access Chanting the Wisdom Traditions – Hinduism:  The Gayatri Mantra here.  

Doctor of the Soul Events for 2018

I’m offering private sessions this summer after I return from my trip to Switzerland.  If you feel there’s a place in your life where you’re stuck and just need some guidance, I can assist you.  I can support you in finding the next steps on your spiritual journey, so you can be the best you possible. Find out more here.

The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder

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 Intensive 1, 2 and 3 here. Here is a little more information for session 4:

SUMMER INTENSIVE 4: THE PRACTICE OF ECO-SPIRITUALITY 
Mon. Aug. 6 – Fri. Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Eco-Spirituality and Earth Retreat: In the Temple of the Holy Earth with Geneen Marie Haugen

This Intensive integrates the Seminar and Art as Meditation classes as a whole.

This course is a highly experiential exploration of our relationship with Earth, particularly a participatory relationship with intelligent, ensouled, other-than-human beings. Part of our time together will be on the land, in sacred reciprocity with the creatures and presences of Earth. We will attend the changes in our awareness/consciousness that accompany enactments of pilgrimage, praise, wild ceremony, or conversation with the wilder Others – including stone, water, cloud. In addition, we will explore topics such as the interconnection between ecology and spirituality; human imagination and planetary ecology; and the effects of intentional participation on our consciousness.

Register for this intensive HERE.  

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

My guidebook for all 7 chakras has one foot over the finish line. Almost there! The final editing is under way. For now, check out the cover! My step daughter Danea took the photograph of me. What a blessing to have such a gifted photographer in the family.

That’s it for now. More next week from the land of splendor!

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS  I’d love to see you at the Chanting Wisdom course in July at the FICS. 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,

I hope you all had a relaxing and joyous Memorial Day weekend. David and I were up in Vail resting and  enjoying the lush green mountain scenery.

Going forward David and I will be in full swing preparing for our Chanting Wisdom class coming up in July at the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality. From the beginning of time movement, song and story have brought people together. In this course, we’re going to explore these elements from the perspective of the world’s major wisdom traditions.


I thought I’d give you a peek into the course over the next few weeks. This week check out my blog post on Chanting the Wisdom Traditions – Hinduism: The Gayatri Mantra  

Curious to learn more details?  Listen to David and me share a little more about the class in the last five minutes of the video on my website. 

Doctor of the Soul Events for 2018

The Doctor of the Soul group events are taking a break for the summer. I am still scheduling private sessions. These sessions are a wonderful opportunity to work closely with me so I can support you on the next steps of your spiritual journey. I can help you create or expand your spiritual practice, tailored to your specific needs. Let me help you to truly thrive! Call or email me to schedule (720 308 6782, jeanninegoodeallen@gmail.com)

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder
The FICS has an incredible line-up of summer intensives on the horizon. Each one offers the opportunity for enriching and enlightening experiences. Check out the details for Summer Intensive 1 and 2 here.  Here is a little more information for session 3:

SUMMER INTENSIVE 3: THE EARTH’S CALL FOR CREATION SPIRITUALITY
Monday July 23 – Friday July 27, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sustainability and Beyond: The Call to Creation Spirituality seminar with Adam Luedtke, PhD and Leah Rampy, PhD

In a time of ecological crisis and confusion, this course explores the intimate and pertinent connection between spirituality and sustainability. All too often the word sustainability is hijacked to fit into our conversations of how best to sustain our current way of life – a way that gives comfort and ease to only a small portion of the world’s population. Yet when we can set aside the fear that blinds us, it becomes clear that in order to create a future for all living beings on this planet, a much larger definition of sustainability and practice is needed.

In this seminar, we will commit together to look through the lens of Creation Spirituality at our current state and boldly face the results we are reaping from a worldview of separation, arrogance, and competition. Our journey will take us from a deeper openness with grief and repentance to glimpses of new creative paradigms based on a story of oneness and compassion. Students will be invited to join in discerning what is ours to do in support of a future that is longing to emerge. We’ll consider what support we need to embrace a new worldview and to equip ourselves to follow our heart’s lead toward greater unity and meaning.

Introduction to Creation Spirituality seminar Mary Reaman, DMin

In this class, students will learn about the rich tradition of Creation Spirituality and the themes associated with the Four Paths of Creation Spirituality. Through course work, class conversation, shared ritual and reflections, both head and heart will be engaged in absorbing the essentials of Creation Spirituality.

Chanting Wisdom art as meditation with David Sharp, DMin. and Jeannine Goode-Allen, DMin.

From the beginning of time movement, song, and story have brought people together. In this course, we will explore these elements from the perspective of the world’s major wisdom traditions.

Each day we will teach from one or two traditions. We will give the background story for each of the rhythmic songs we teach. The lyrics will be presented in their original language as well as in English. We will teach accompanying movements and there will be live musical accompaniment. After a period of embodying the music, lyrics and movements, students will be given the opportunity to express their inner experiences via drawing and journaling.

Each day we will allow time for us to hear the voices of our circle as we ask each participant to share their creations as well as their experiences of the day and their resonances with what they have sung and moved to.

On the final day we will conclude with a discussion about how the students can carry the experiences of this class forward into their daily lives once they are back home.

Last Chance for Professor Recommended Scholarships at the Fox Institute

There are still a couple scholarships left for the upcoming intensives. Each one is $550. Let me know if you want to take advantage of this offer! Just give me a call at 720-308-6782. Take a look at all of the offerings for the Summer here. 

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

My guidebook for all 7 chakras is reaching the finish line. Just a few small steps to go. Just in time for summer. Very exciting!

Summer is such a wonderful time to explore new horizons or give a try at something new. If you’ve been curious to explore chanting mantras as a spiritual practice, this will be a perfect opportunity for you to give it a try!

I will close with a little gift for you!  Here is a video of David with the Boulder Chorale at the Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts: The Cotton Club Goes to Church.  What an incredible experience it was!  Enjoy!

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS Don’t miss the incredible summer offerings at the FICS. What an enriching way to spend a week or more this summer!

Viriditas Weekly News

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

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Dear Viriditas Community,

St Hildegard Class at the Fox Institute

Viriditas sure was flowing last week in my classroom at the Fox Institute! What a blessing to be able to share the Wisdom of decades of my life’s work with the students that were called to this class. I marveled at the art work the students created, especially the final project which was to create “their own Rupertsberg”. (Photo: Jeannine with model of Rupertsberg and St. Hildegard stained glass.)

“What is Rupertsberg?” you ask. Well, when St. Hildegard was in her late forties, she heard a call from the Divine to set up her own abbey. She did just that, taking many years to build it on the banks of the Nahe and Rhein rivers in Germany. She called it Rupertsberg, naming it after Saint Rupert, a celtic monk she felt very close to.

On the final day of our class the students created models of a structure of what they needed to enable them to manifest God’s will for them (their soul’s purpose) in the world. One student created a model of a theater company, another an animal sanctuary and another a sacred man’s cave. One student even created a model of her version of the Universe!

Midweek I taught the class how to sing St. Hildegard’s Kyrie, and then we learned a dance to accompany the singing. I invited the students to incorporate this St. Hildegard Body Prayer into their spiritual practice going forward. To learn more about Body Prayer check out this week’s blog post on the Doctorofthesoul website!

The FREE Tap into Your Soul event held at the Fox Institute a couple weeks ago attracted folks from age 9 – 83, most who were tapping for the first time.  What fun!  The photo shows David and three of the participants, one of whom was our daughter Danea! 

David taught the participants a few tap steps and how they can be used as a model of expression by the dancer. They danced to the song I Shall Not Be Moved and considered Where in life do you need to stand your ground?  Where will you not be moved?  They enjoyed varying the strength and power of the steps to explore more with this song.  At the end of 1 ½ hours, people didn’t want to leave! Tap Dancing is such a glorious way to connect to the Divine.

Doctor of the Soul Events for 2018

Given my travel plans this summer, there will not be any group events for the time being. I’m still offering private sessions.  Just call (720 308 6782) or email me (jeanninegoodeallen@gmail.com) to set up a session. Remember I also do sessions over the phone or via skype if we can’t meet in person.

The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder

In addition to the July Intensive when David and I will be teaching Chanting Wisdom, FICS has an incredible line-up of summer intensives on the horizon.  Each one offers the opportunity for enriching and enlightening experiences for all.

In June, the Summer Intensive #1, Sacred Space, Sacred Community will offer the following:

Integrating Creation Spirituality into Sacred Community, for the 21st Century –  seminar with Sid Hall

In this course, we will explore what it means to create and sustain a community rooted in Creation Spirituality. We will look at core values and proven best practices that enable some of the existing Creation-Centered communities and churches in North America to thrive. This class will focus on two models: Launching a Creation-Centered community from scratch, and initiating a Creation-centered community within an established congregation.

Writing the Prayers of the Cosmos: Liberating Your Mystic Soul, art as meditation with Bruce Sanguin

How can our prayers and poetry reflect the new cosmology that science has revealed, and at the same time be a true reflection of our soul’s reverence, devotion and gratitude? Our liturgies need to reflect the cosmos as a sacred unfolding in space and time. In our time together, we will create a sacred space to allow the inspiration of the Great Mystery, the ancestors, and creation to be voiced through us.

In July, Summer Intensive #2 The Hope of Political Transformation through Service and Art 

Spirituality Transforming Public Service seminar with Pat Waak

This course will examine the issues of civil disobedience, civil discourse, and social action as tools to reframe political processes through the application of the principles of Creation Spirituality. Reviewing the history of social change movements, this seminar provides an opportunity for participants to reframe and recreate community that serves all of its citizens and to examine the possibilities of public service.

Banners of Hope and Peace: Painting and Stitching Your Prayers art as meditation with Barb Olson

Students will participate in fabric expressions of their own prayers. Each day will open with a focus on one of the elements of the Taoist Five Element theory with its associated color and trait. Students will be guided in daily Qi Gong practices that assist them to listen to their own inner voice and what wants to be expressed and/or released. They will create their own painted fabrics and symbols that aid in their personal expression.

Three more intensives will be offered in July and August, including the one David and I are teaching, Chanting Wisdom. Find out more here.  

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

Are you interested in balancing your second chakra, the sacral chakra?  Remember you have access to the audio of the mantra invoking Saraswati to heal the sacral chakra in my FREE Healing Library.

To deepen your work in this area, consider creating a Saraswati Garden for your altar.

Put some soil into a dish and plant a few small seeds. Water regularly and contemplate and witness the power of creation arising.

Remember that the Hindu goddess, Saraswati, can inspire your creativity in life.  She supports human beings to ignite the seeds of creative expression within themselves and bring to form in beauty that which has not yet come to manifestation in the world.  Whether it’s an idea, thought, dream, song, artistic piece or passion.

Sara meaning Essence, and Swa as One Self comes together as The Essence of One Self.  In the word Saraswati the meaning becomes, “One who Leads to the Essence of One Self.”

Hold this thought as you witness the sprouting growth of the seeds on your altar.

My guidebook for all 7 chakras, How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras, is coming soon! 

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts presented by the Boulder Chorale

The Cotton Club Goes to Church with special guests Joslyn Ford-Keel, vocalist, and Dr. David Sharp, tap dancer

Oh my goodness, David’s performance this past weekend was SPECTACULAR. The joy that this man embodies when he dances is off the charts. You should have seen the grin on my face when he was dancing. Thanks to those of you who came to see his performance. It warmed my heart to see so many of you there, and I know David also greatly appreciated your support. David loved dancing with the power of the Boulder Chorale’s voices surrounding him. The jazz sextet was outstanding. David especially appreciated the excellence of their playing. The beauty of Joslyn Ford-Keel’s voice is still reverberating in my soul.

The Boulder Chorale is truly a great gift to this community. If you have never been to one of their concerts, I hope you will consider attending one of them next season. For those of you who were unable to attend, I filmed David’s performance and hope to have the video available for you to watch next week.

All right dear ones. In closing I want to encourage you all to spend lots of time outside this coming week. Here in Boulder, the sun is shining again after a few days of glorious rain fall. Oh my, are the birds happy this morning… and so am I!

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS Don’t miss the incredible summer offerings at the FICS. What an enriching way to spend a week or more this summer!

 

 

 

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
David Sharp performs with the Boulder Chorale, May 19th & 20th
at the First United Methodist Church
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, July 23 – July 27, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

May the Force be with us!

Life’s journey can bring surprises. I know I’ve had a few in the last couple weeks! Sometimes, I have to search to find the treasure that may be hidden inside of a surprise that is rather challenging.

How do you find your power and strength in challenging times?  Looking for guidance in how to do this?  Check out my blog post this week on Finding Your Strength in Challenging Times.  

Doctor of the Soul Events for 2018

I want to update you that the Doctor of Soul is taking a break from regularly scheduled gatherings for a few months.  I’m going to take some time to visit my mother in Switzerland. She has had five surgeries this past year and needs some tender loving care. I will also be supporting my adult daughter as she has sinus surgery in August.

I’ll still offer private sessions while I am in town.  If you would like to schedule a private session, just call or email me. (720 308 6782  or jeanninegoodeallen@gmail.com)

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder

The students I have met so far in classes at the FICS are incredible beings. What creative and spiritual powerhouses! They embrace their own power as creators of culture and agents of change.They are committed to bringing forth a society infused with a compassionate spirituality.  What an inspiration!  Each one has unique gifts that they are striving to share with the world.

I’d love to have you join us too during an upcoming intensive! See all summer offerings here. 

Professor Recommended Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE at the Fox Institute

Let me know NOW if you want to take advantage of one of the professor recommended scholarships for any upcoming classes at the FICS! Just give me a call at 720-308-6782.  Take a look at all of the summer Intensives. CHECK OUT THIS LINK 

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts presented by the Boulder Chorale
Don’t miss this one!Duke Ellington considered his three “Sacred Concerts” from the mid-1960s “the most important thing I have ever done.” While not trying to compose a mass, the concerts have been referred to as Ellington’s attempt to bring the Cotton Club to the church.

On May 19th and 20th the Boulder Chorale will bring their 110 voices, vocalist Joslyn Ford-Keel, tap dancer Dr. David Sharp !!!, and a jazz sextet to their end-of-the-season celebration of one of America’s greatest composers.


The Cotton Club Goes to Church with special guests Joslyn Ford-Keel, vocalist, and Dr. David Sharp, tap dancer

May 19, 2018, 7:30 PM, May 20, 2018, 4 PM
First United Methodist Church
421 Spruce Street, Boulder

Tickets

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

My guidebook, How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras, is almost ready for purchase!

You can experience two of the mantras from the guidebook in the Chanting Wisdom class that David and I will teach this summer at the FICS, the week of July 23rd.  In the class, we will learn the chants for Ganesh and Durga. These chants will help you gain strength to face any challenge you might be having.

And for those of you wanting to expand your chanting, we also will be learning the Gayatri mantra. This mantra is a highly revered mantra from the Rig Veda, dedicated to Savitr, the Sun deity. Chanting this mantra helps us embrace God, the basis of all life.

It will be a great week in July!

Learn more about the important work of FICS at www.foxinstitute-cs.org.

All right, I am off! It is time to pack up the car with those treasures from the St. Hildegard Traveling Exhibit that I will need today for my Hildegard class at the Fox Institute. I look forward to telling you all about it next week!

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS Be sure to get your tickets for The Cotton Club Goes to Church with special guests Joslyn Ford-Keel, vocalist, and Dr. David Sharp, tap dancer

May 19, 2018, 7:30 PM & May 20, 2018, 4 PM
First United Methodist Church
421 Spruce Street, Boulder

 

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Engaging Hildegard’s Music, Art and Herbs, May 14 – May 18, 2018, Fox Institute
David Sharp performs with the Boulder Chorale, May 19th & 20th at the First United Methodist Church
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, July 23 – July 27, 2018, Fox Institute

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Dear Viriditas Community,

The lilacs are blooming! This morning as I walked out on to my front porch and smelled the fragrance of the lilacs, I rejoiced. Aaahhhhh…there is something about the glorious fragrance of lilacs that nourishes me and fills me with joy.
This is a wondrous time of year for me as I spend time in my garden, planting vegetables and creating magnificent flower pots. I hope you, too, are enjoying the beautiful sights and wondrous smells of our natural world.

What nourishes you? What fills you with joy?

Tap Dancing

We had a nourishing and joyous afternoon at our group event Unleash Your Creativity. The highlight was the tap dancing! After being inspired by watching film footage of the Nicholas Brothers as well as footage of David dancing when he was 25 (!) we enjoyed finding our own PIZZAZZ. Our group was having so much fun dancing…I think some of them would still be dancing downstairs if they could! One of David’s gifts as a teacher is how he is able to show people how to find their own unique expression, thus helping them look and feel fabulous!


David rehearsing a tap number for the Broadway show, “Oh Kay”

On the tap dancing front, David is performing with the Boulder Chorale on May 19th and 20th! This is going to be an unforgettable experience. David is dancing to Duke Ellington’s piece “David danced before the Lord”. This is going to be an opportunity for you to see David tap dance a seven minute solo. As I have experienced his preparations during the past few weeks, I can tell you that he is channeling the Divine through his feet. This is powerful my friends. I do believe that David is a very talented tap dancer, yes, but no tap dancer on the planet has the spiritual connection that David has. David is dancing for God. God is dancing through David for us and YOU CAN FEEL IT. You do not want to miss this! (Click here to purchase tickets.)

How do we connect to God? How do we receive divine nourishment and joy? As I have been preparing for the Hildegard class I will be teaching next week at the Fox Institute I have been pondering the ways that we may experience divine wisdom that guides us. I have always been powerfully inspired by the visions, or illuminations that St. Hildegard experienced and then wrote about. Interested in learning more about St. Hildegard’s experience as well as developing your spiritual practice to become more open to divine wisdom, check out my blog post this week on Being Open to Receive.  

The Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder

If you want a sure way to be nourished and filled with hope and joy, this is your last chance to join the May intensive: Inner Greening and Growing NEXT WEEK! I have been preparing my entire life to teach the Art as Meditation class: Engaging Hildegard’s Music, Art and Herbs in the afternoon. The morning seminar will be Deep Ecology and Theology of the Land. Register now.  

Professor Recommended Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE at the Fox Institute

Let me know ASAP if you want to take advantage of one of the professor recommended scholarships for any upcoming classes at the FICS! Just give me a call at 720-308-6782.  Take a look at all of the offerings for the Spring and Summer. Remember I can recommend you for a scholarship for any of the classes.

Chanting Wisdom

My guidebook, How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras, is coming soon!  There is an opportunity to learn a couple of the mantras from my guidebook in a class that David and I are teaching this summer.

Curious about chanting?  Or wanting to deepen your practice of chanting mantras?  Join David and me in our Chanting Wisdom class this summer at the FICS, the week of July 23rd.  Find out more here.

From the beginning of time, people have shared movement, song, and story together. We’ll explore these elements within the world’s major wisdom traditions.

With live musical accompaniment, you will learn simple movements along with the origin, background, and lyrics for each rhythmic song taught.  You will also be given the opportunity to express your experiences in drawing, journaling and with classmates. We’ll conclude the week with an exploration of how you can carry forward this practice into your daily lives.

Learn more about the important work of FICS at www.foxinstitute-cs.org.

I will close with one more photo. These are some of the gorgeous flower pots on my front porch. They are truly my dear friends. You should hear some of our conversations these days! For those of you who are local, give me a call (720 308 6782) and come over for a cup of tea with me and my flowers! 

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS  I hope to see you at the FICS Intensive featuring the Seminar: Deep Ecology and Theology of the Land and the Art as Meditation: Engaging Hildegard’s Music, Art and Herbs.  Register now!