Unstoppable!

Dear Viriditas Community,

Last week, I shared with you that David and I have begun a training at the Visionary Business School for socially conscious entrepreneurs. In addition to that, I also will be embarking upon a study of the highest level of Yogic Mystery School™ and School of Mantra with Russill Paul, a beloved teacher I’ve had in the past. The course is called The Sacred Mystery of Ganesha and we will begin with a powerful mantra from the Upanishads linked to the Atharva Veda.

We’ll be working at the deepest level of obstacles that we can remove at this time in our lives. This will support moving into the highest level of consciousness that we’re able to attain at this time. As a result, our lives and relationships will be deeply enriched. We will experience not only the sounds and words of the mantra, but the forms of energy that are able to transform us, our relationships, and the world. Then we can be the best we can be in our world!

Russill’s passion is helping others live an abundant spiritual life energized by love and graced with inner peace. He has worked towards this end for the past 30 years, bringing his gifts of healing music and knowledge of spiritual empowerment to the lives of thousands.

He’s been teaching spirituality in the west for 26 years at some of the most respected institutions, centers and conferences in the US and Canada. His formation was that of a Benedictine monk and yogi in India. Apart from teaching his online programs and live events around the US and other parts of the world, he’s been a professional musician for 35 years, a music producer for 25 years, and a published author for 11 years.

I first met Russill Paul twenty years ago when he was my professor at the University of Creation Spirituality. I vividly remember the day I first experienced him chanting. I was profoundly moved by the power of his voice and spirit and knew that I wanted what he had. When I found out that (like Hildegard!) his formation was that of a Benedictine I was even more drawn to the man. To find out more about him and his programs I invite you to go to russillpaul.com.

I will be sharing the highlights of this program with you in the months ahead. For now, I can tell you that in one of the beginning meditations as we chant: “Om Lum Namaste Garnapatayai” we hear Russill’s words saying: “Feel you can accomplish anything. Feel all powerful. The power of the Universe flows through you. The power of the stars resides in you. Unimaginable power courses through your being…. Feel the power growing inside you. All obstacles in your life are being removed now…Feel the living power of Ganesha swelling inside you, expanding inside you….you see your way clearly and you are able to blast through any obstacle that stands in your way. You are unstoppable.”

When I heard this meditation for the first time, I smiled. One of the keys to success in the Visionary Business School is to be unstoppable, knowing that there is a solution to every problem. Yes, synergy! I sense that the Divine is giving me a strong message that major transformation lies ahead for me this year. OK Jeannine, take a deep breath.

I look forward to the year ahead and will keep you all posted!

Sending so much love…

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS I was unstoppable as I reorganized my office last week.
As promised here is the “after photo” of my bookshelf!

Viriditas Weekly News

Dear Viriditas Community,

In Greek mythology, there’s a story of a cunning king of Corinth who was cursed by the gods to push a boulder up a hill to only have it reach the summit and then  roll back down to the bottom. He’d start the task once again, pushing the boulder up the hill, repeating this exercise for eternity.

Do you feel sometimes that there are obstacles in your life that just keep getting in the way of you living your best life? You’ve tried a few different routes to dissolve them, to push them up that hill. But, you don’t seem to be making the progress you’d like. The boulder seems to be stuck in a pattern and rolls back down the hill once again, dragging you with it.

Is this a battle that’s wearing you out? And you feel defeated and dis-empowered? Are you almost at your wit’s end? Frustrated? Not sure what will help?

You know you could live your best life and share your gifts with the world, but instead you’re stuck. Not sure how to move forward.

I understand!  I’ve felt like that before. Not being able to find my own voice, my own power, my path forward in life, while feeling great pain within. Indeed I used to suffer from severe panic attacks whenever I tried to sing in public. It was at that time that I discovered a spiritual practice that still is a potent healing force in my life today.

This practice will bring you a renewed sense of vitality and hope, supporting you in dissolving negative patterns that are holding you back. Then, you’ll be on your way to reaching your magnificence, living your best life!

If you have a connection to music and are curious about using mantras in your regular spiritual practice, then this practice is just right for you!

There are 7 healing mantras that are related to the chakras that are potent healing forces. They’ve been a foundational piece of my spiritual practice for over 10 years, and I’ve had such profound experiences with them that I’ve even introduced them to others in classes that I’ve offered over the last few years. And, now, I want to share them with you.

I’ve made it easy for you to learn the mantras in the comfort of your own home in my step-by-step guidebook How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras. It includes:

  • an overview of each chakra
  • a guide to figure out which chakras need balancing
  • an introduction to the mantra and Hindu deity or spiritual concept related to that chakra
  • the meaning and pronunciation of each mantra
  • guidance on how to create a sacred space and time for your mantra practice
  • an easy-to-follow instruction page for those who are beginners

Additionally, you’ll receive 7 audio recordings created by my husband, David Sharp and me, one for each mantra. These recordings will give you a chance to hear the Sanskrit words as you are learning them. And, then also use them in your regular practice. You simply sing along with me!


And for the first time, I am sharing

  • my own personal stories of the healing power of working with these sacred mantras, to inspire you as you begin
  • stories of the Hindu deities that bring them to life, to deepen your experience with each one

The participants in my classes have loved the feeling of community and sharing of oneness. They have enjoyed listening to my voice and how I lovingly describe strength and compassion. They have also voiced how much they appreciate the detail and slow manner I go through the sounds to make the mantras as well as the artistic and movement activities I outline to help them go deeper with the experience of chanting the mantras.

Just 10 minutes a day at a time you choose in the comfort of your own home, and just like the participants in my classes, you’ll be on your way to a more vibrant life and a renewed sense of vitality. No longer pushing that same boulder up the hill each day!
Embodying your magnificence, you’ll be able to share the gifts you are meant to bring to the world!

The world is waiting and needing them!

Click here to watch my video for a closer look at How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras.

Click here to order your copy How to Bring Life to Your Chakras: 7 Healing Mantras guidebook and 7 audio recordings!

I’m here to support you while you’re learning. If you need help while beginning the practice, just contact me at info@viriditasllc.com and I can support you.

Not sure if this is for you? Want to try it out first? Go to my website doctorofthesoul.com and fill in the pop-up box. You can then try out the practice for the root chakra for FREE, with no obligation, and then decide.

I know that these mantras are healing. I would be honored to be your guide on your journey to wholeness and greater spiritual power.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine Goode-Allen, DMin

3 Tools to Dissolve Fear and Anxiety

Dear Viriditas Community,

These next few weeks I am sending out some nourishing emails. My hope is you will find in them some insights and tools to improve the quality of your life. Enjoy! This week I am sending you:

3 Tools to Dissolve Fear and Anxiety

Do you sometimes experience a wave of insecurity about your basic needs in life? Not having enough?

Or maybe a wave of losing all that you have? An experience of being abandoned?

I know it’s not always easy to trust that life will provide for our needs of safety and security. When these feelings of fear and anxiety creep in, it’s always best to have some “tools in our bag” to help us get back to a place of balance and security once again.

Here are 3 of my favorite tools. They’ll help you enter into the world smoothly, trusting that the Universe will provide for your needs.

1.  Breathe

Breathe in, breathe out. So often we forget to breathe and breathe deeply! Our breath is our source of life.

When you inhale deeply, into your belly, you help your blood to be nourished, fueling your whole body. As you exhale, you let go of the waste the body does not need, detoxing your bodily systems.

Throughout the day, remember to pause for a moment to inhale slowly through the nose, deep in the lungs and belly. Exhale through the nose slowly. At the end of the exhale through the nose, open your mouth and blow out any remaining air in your lungs until they are empty. Breathe in deeply again through your nose and repeat. This expels all of the used breath and fills your lungs with fresh, new air. Supporting health and well-being in your body. Dissolving tension and bringing calm and relaxation.

I set a timer on my phone to remind me to do this practice!

2.  Lean on Mother Earth

While you’re breathing, imagine your hips, legs, and feet grounded within Mother Earth, like roots of a tree. If you’re able to, go outside and put your bare feet on the earth while picturing this. If not, simply picture it in your mind. While holding this image, say these affirmations to remind yourself to trust that the Universe will provide for your needs of safety and security.

I feel safe and secure. I have what I need.

I feel deeply rooted in Mother Earth.

I am grounded with the Earth, standing on my own two feet.

3.  Balance the Root Chakra with a Mantra

The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, is what supports us in being grounded or rooted upon the Earth. It is the Foundation of Life where we are safe and secure. Chanting a mantra that relates to the Hindu deity, Ganesh, associated with this chakra can help you to calm fear and anxiety and ground you in safety and security. Find a mantra connecting to the power of Ganesh for the root chakra HERE in my Free Healing Library.

These 3 tools will support you in feeling safe and secure. You’ll dissolve any doubts about your place in the world. Your day will seem to flow easily with the world, not against it! You’ll be able to breathe into the world easily, trusting that the Universe will provide for you.

As I finish writing this, I am noticing that I am breathing slowly and deeply. AHHHHHH……

Have a nourishing week.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS  Breathe…….remember to breathe in, breathe out…

 

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.

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,

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!