Viriditas Weekly News

Dear Viriditas Community,

Do you have physical or emotional pain that you just can’t seem to get rid of? You’ve tried going to doctors and therapists and well nothing seems to be helping. You have lost track of all the countless things you have tried. Some days you feel hopeful that you will find a solution and then other days you are full of despair wondering will this pain ever go away or will you ever really feel carefree and happy. What is the pain about, you wonder.

I know how frustrating this kind of pain can be. You want to feel great so you can really enjoy your life and be all that you can be. You can. Sometimes the solution is a spiritual one. This has been my experience.

One of the spiritual tools I have used to help me in my life is mantra and that is exactly what I want to talk to you about today! Click here to learn how to use mantra for health and healing.

CHANTING WISDOM

David and I will be teaching next week at the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality, and this is your last call to join us. Our class called Chanting Wisdom is based on the knowing that there are many wells of faith and knowledge drawing from one underground river of Divine wisdom. The practice of honoring, learning and celebrating the wisdom collected from these wells is Deep Ecumenism which respects and embraces the wisdom and oneness that arises from the diverse wells of all the sacred traditions of the world. This class will give you a powerful experience of Deep Ecumenism. You will learn chants from six different Wisdom Traditions and be given the resources to incorporate these chants into your daily life as part of your unique spiritual practice.

And remember that I have access to faculty sponsored scholarships of $500 so be sure to call me at 720 308 6782 if you are interested in attending! Click here to register now before it is too late!

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW!

I released my new program How To Bring Life To Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras last week. It is a step by step guide on how to use seven mantra audio recordings to bring peace and wholeness to your life. For those of you who have already purchased the program, feel free to reach out to me at jeannine@viriditasllc.com with any comments or questions. I would love to hear how the program is working for you! Otherwise: Click here to purchase it. Click here to view the video to find out more about the program.

 

 

BEAUTY…AWE…WONDER

David and I are now making regular time by the ocean part of our lives. We are currently spending a few days in Solana Beach just north of San Diego, and I am sitting by the ocean as I write this. We arrived at our condo just as the sun was setting, and I was able to take this picture. Breathtaking moment for me! Here in closing is David’s Sharpette (the short poetic form he has been creating for years) for sunset! Enjoy!

Sunset 
Heavenly scarf, Rainbow’s teacher
Like the sky blushing from day’s compliment.

In Viriditas!
Jeannine

P.S. Would you like one-on-one support to explore spiritual solutions for the challenges you are facing? Contact me to explore doing a private session at jeanninegoodeallen@gmail.com or 720 308 6782.

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,

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!  

 

 

 

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Unleash Your Creativity, May 5th, 3:30-5 pm, Viriditas Home Studio
Tap into Your Soul with David Sharp. May 7th, 7-8:30 pm, FICS Community Offering at the Fox Institute
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,

Doctor of the Soul Group Event: Unleash Your Creativity

The Viriditas Home Studio Tap Temple will be opening its doors to all of you this coming May 5th! David and I are greatly looking forward to the next Doctor of the Soul group event, Unleash Your Creativity. We will be tap dancing, singing and drawing all in one afternoon! We’ll find inspiration from the incredible lives of St. Hildegard, the Nicholas Brothers and M.C. Richards.

Never heard of M.C. Richards? She was an inspiring poet, potter, educator and painter. Check out these words of wisdom from this amazing woman: “Every person is a special kind of artist and every activity is a special art. An artist creates out of the materials of the moment, never again to be duplicated. This is true of the painter, the musician, the dancer, the actor; the teacher; the scientist; the business man; the farmer – it is true of us all, whatever our work, that we are artists so long as we are alive to the concreteness of a moment and do not use it to some other purpose.” – M.C. Richards

M.C. celebrated creativity in all of it forms. Find out more about this amazing woman in my blog post this week: M.C. Richards: An Inspiring Creative Spirit.  

On May 5th, my husband, David Sharp, and I will offer a supportive space for you to explore your creative spirit. We will supply every thing you need including the tap shoes. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Come with a curious mind, open heart, and desire for creative exploration. Register HERE.

You’ll leave feeling empowered and energized to be creative in your life’s journey. As long as we are creating, we keep growing, developing, and evolving, as individuals and as a community.

Join David and me at our Viriditas Home Studio at 800 Zamia Ave. in Boulder on May 5th from 3:30-5 pm for some FUN. Sign-up here. 

How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras

In my (soon to be released!) guidebook, How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras, you will learn 7 short Sanskrit mantras using an audio recording and guidance on how to pronounce each mantra. I’ll explain the meaning of each mantra and why the sounds of each have healing potential.

I share below an excerpt from the guidebook of an amazing experience my husband had with the Lakshmi mantra for the throat chakra. David writes:

“Something profound and very unexpected happened to me after the Doctor of the Soul class Jeannine taught in the summer of 2017 that focused on the mantra chant for Lakshmi for the throat chakra. I play the key board for these events.

Lakshmi is associated with the throat chakra. I spend a great deal of my time using my throat as a singer and speaker. I sing with a band called Mass Hipsteria – the hottest horn band in the Denver metro area. We play all of the greatest dance songs from the 60’s to the present day. At 61 years of age, I am the lead male singer of this band. 

As I drove to the performance venue that evening after playing at the Doctor of the Soul event, I began singing in the car, warming up. I noticed that my voice seemed particularly flexible while I was warming up. It was warming up easily. I didn’t really take special notice of it. I just was grateful given the limited time I had before show time. My throat seemed to feel really good, and I appreciated it.

As the band soon opened the show and I began to sing, my voice sounded really good — even to me!”

Your can find out what happened next in this story in the entire guidebook for healing all 7 chakras that will be coming out this Spring! Listen to the Lakshmi mantra for the throat chakra now in my Free Healing Library on the Doctor of the Soul website HERE.

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder

Mark your calendars. David will be offering a FREE community tap dance event at the Fox Institute. Check it out!

Tap into Your Soul – Free FICS Community Offering
May 7th, 7-8:30 pm

Please join us for this FREE event: 

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to acknowledge and share your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to explore and celebrate the human journey, honor its triumphs and challenges, and spark new breakthroughs in the art of living. We will create rhythms, poetry, prayers and praise with our feet, our voices and our bodies, individually and as a group.

We provide the tap shoes! No experience necessary! If you have your own shoes, bring them!

Professor Recommended Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE at the Fox Institute

I’m excited that I’m now able to recommend 3 new students for $550 scholarships for any of the upcoming intensives at the Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality in Boulder.

Have you been thinking about taking my Hildegard class in May or perhaps the Chanting Wisdom class in July? (Based on registrations thus far, changes have been made to the Fox Institute May offerings. There are going to be two instead of four classes offered. I will be teaching the Art as Meditation: Engaging Hildegard’s Music, Art and Herbs together with the Morning Seminar: Deep Ecology and Theology of the Land.)

I have seen the amazing experiences of our intensives thus far and I would love for you to experience them! Let me know if you want to take advantage of one of the professor recommended scholarships! Just give me a call at 720-308-6782.

Take a look at all of the offerings for the Spring and Summer. I can recommend you for a scholarship for any of these classes, too. If you are interested, CALL ME TODAY!

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

Well dear ones, I am off now to go down stairs to the Tap Temple and put on my tap shoes. David and I are beginning to work on choreography for the song Arise by Chris Berry. More on this in the months ahead. This morning my golden tap shoes are calling to me. Do join me and David on May 5th. What a powerfully heart-warming program we have planned for you!

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS Don’t forget to register ahead of time for a discounted price for the upcoming Doctor of the Soul group session on May 5th to Unleash Your Creativity.


Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Unleash Your Creative Spirit, May 5th, 3:30-5 pm, Viriditas Home Studio
The Mystic Hildegard, May 14 – May 18, 2018, Fox Institute
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

Dear Viriditas Community,

It’s Spring and what a wonderful time to…

Unleash Your Creativity

In our next Doctor of the Soul group session, on May 5th, we will once again be finding inspiration in the music of St. Hildegard. In addition, we will also find inspiration in the incredible lives of MC Richards and the Nicholas Brothers.Are you wishing to bring creativity to your life a little more?  You know that tapping into your creative spirit will energize you, but you’re stuck and not sure how to find inspiration?  Or are you curious about how the creative can become part of your spiritual practice?Join me and my husband, David Sharp, and have some fun!  We’ll explore in a few creative areas while we experience and discover in a supportive space.  Relax and enjoy as we

SING
DRAW
TAP DANCE

together, in a creative exploration. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE needed.  Just come with a curious mind, open heart and desire for creative exploration. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Sign up here.  

You can discover what calls to you, where your passions lie, what you can engage and take forward in your own life. You’ll leave feeling empowered and energized to be creative in your life’s journey.  Creativity is essential to our health and well being.  As long as we are creating, we keep growing, developing, and evolving, as individuals and as a community.

Creativity is like a refreshing breath of life for us, helping us to thrive.  It feeds us, making us feel invigorated, energized, and alive.  It gives us the gifts of vitality, health and strength.  Sign up for the May 5th class. Join us and Unleash Your Creativity. Purchase your ticket today! 

Curious about how Creativity supports you in your life? Check out my blog post on
5 Ways that Creativity Will Energize Your Life 
 
Fox Institute For Creation Spirituality

I am very excited to send out the following invitation to all of you!

Have you been thinking about taking my Hildegard classes in May or perhaps the
Chanting Wisdom class in July? I have seen the amazing experiences of our Intensives thus far and I want you to experience them! This is a great offer. Consider it and let me know if you want to take advantage of one of three professor recommended scholarships for my classes! Just give me a call at 720 308 6782. Also, take a look at all the offerings for the Spring and Summer. I can recommend you for a scholarship for any of these classes, too. If you are interested, CALL ME TODAY!

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts presented by the Boulder Chorale

Mark you calendars! My husband, David Sharp, is an inspiration to me as he shares his creative gifts in the world on his journey through life. He recently was invited to bring his tap dancing to a special event with the Boulder Chorale. Check it out:

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

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. We will bring our 110 voices, vocalist Joslyn Ford-Keel, tap dancer Dr. David Sharp, and a jazz sextet to this end-of-the-season celebration of one of America’s greatest composers.

In his own words, David says, “I’m 61 years old and still growing. I’m still a powerful instrument for alternative forms of ministry. Spirituality is not confined to set modes and patterns. I see tap dancing as a form of prayer, and I use it to teach people about life and to make peace with the uniqueness that they are.”

You don’t want to miss this extraordinary performance! Let me know if you buy tickets so we can sit together!

I will close with these inspiring words from St. Hildegard:

Invisible life that sustains ALL,
I awaken to life everything
in every waft of air.
The air is life,
greening and blossoming.
The waters flow with life.
The sun is lit with life.
The moon, when waning, is again
Rekindled by the sun,
Waxing with life once more.
The stars shine,
Radiating with life-light.
ALL CREATION IS GIFTED WITH THE ECSTASY OF GOD’S LIGHT.

Come and experience the ecstasy of God’s light with me and David on May 5th!

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS Don’t forget to register for my Doctor of the Soul class: Unleash Your Creativity on May 5th, 3:30-5 pm. At my Viriditas Home Studio on 800 Zamia Ave. in Boulder. Sign up here.