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Thursday, January 31, 2013

February SHHH! in the Library

The first Sunday of February is just around the corner! 

Come and Sing Heavenly Harmony Home, a.k.a. SHHH! in the Library! 

Where:  Youth Services Program Room of Rondo Community Library,
461 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN 55103 (map)
When:  Sunday, February 3, 2013, 2-4 p.m.
Why:  Because singing is heavenly.  Creating harmony makes us whole.  Being together brings us home. 

Let's make music jump off the walls and come alive!
Bring your voice and yourself, water, and a heart open to experience joy and compassion.  All are welcome (yup, even you who have been told not to sing).  Come.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eat, dance, and pray together

I engage in a number of different spiritual practices.  I write morning pages (though rarely in the morning), sit for centering prayer, walk labyrinths (especially in the snow), sing chants with my shruti box (though not usually Gregorian or Anglican), and dance. 

I flit from one to another almost daily depending on my mood, anxiety level, ability to focus, need to move, available time, and the brain rats in my head.  The goal is always to feel closer to God and have a greater sense of peace.  Sometimes that means letting the brain rats have their say.  Most of the time it is letting myself be absorbed enough in the activity to lose the distinction of my separate self and to connect with my body, spirit, still small voice, nature, or the wholeness createdin community. 

It is my hope to write about each of the spiritual practices I groove to.  This first reflection will be about the Dances of Universal Peace. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Grace Notes on the radio!

In the Spring of 2012, a friend of mine asked me if he could spotlight Grace Notes as one of the KFAI radio's MinneCulture 10,000 Fresh Voices project.  How could I object?

Listen to it here

Thank you so much Will for highlighting Grace Notes!  Will Hale does great work with children's music.  Check out Tadpole Parade at http://www.willhale.com/

The story initially aired on March 26, 2012 and is archived at the Ampers website. Ampers is a collective of 15 independent radio stations in Minnesota. While you're at it check out all the other cool MinneCulture stories!