What's Gonging On?
Frequently updated material:
Location of a lot of work! smile. Creating a sound school, retreat center, studio.
Chakra Meditation we used Monday night.
Peace, Harmony and Flow
One Day Conference and Concert
at Congregation Sherith
2266 California St. San Francisco 94115
(See info on Directions and Parking below)
Sunday August 27th
Workshops - 11AM - 5PM - $70 until July 15th
Dinner - 5:00 - 6:30 $20
Sound of Love Concert - 6:30 - 9:00 PM $20 until July 15th
(more info below)
Sound of Love - David Gibson - 11:00 - 11:15
Spatial Harmonics Design of Temple Sherith - Richard Feather Anderson - 11:30 - 12:30
Deep States of Consciousness - Silvina Vergara - 12:45 - 2:00
Divine Grace - Jamie Lu and Anton - 2:15 - 3:30
Bring Your Voice to the Movement - Lis Addison - 3:45 - 5:00
5 - 6:30 PM
SOUND OF LOVE CONCERT
Music to Open Your Heart
In a Spectacular Sacred Space
I will be there! An amazing opportunity to Gong and create sound healing for many!
July 16-23: This is a time to be inspired. You can be proud of what you had the courage to “just do”. Beware of the personality wanting to retract the feeling of expansion by telling you it is not possible or that you can’t actually have something work out. Do not listen to that voice.
Instead focus on your heart and the emotional clarity that drives your actions. If something does not feel right, turn away from it and move towards something that does. This is a time when those of you that are intellectually centered may have a hard time trusting emotional decisions. There is a lag time between taking action and seeing the results as positive or not. Be patient.
The other area of focus during this time frame is balance. The balance of the masculine will and action, with the feminine intuition and receptivity should be a priority as well as working with time as an energy. Make space for “time” and make “time” for listening and receiving. Your emotional intelligence will know what action to take.
July 23: New Moon is Sunday, July 23 at 3:45 AM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). A good time to reflect on balance, your body, what has happened or is happening in your life and get a neutral as you can about it all. This is a day that you could either feel greatly empowered (and should) or you can feel beaten down by recent events and disempowered by something that has happened in your life recently.
If this is so, use the energy of a reset always available at the New Moon to turn this disempowered state into one of actively turning crisis into opportunity. On the other hand, if you are feeling greatly empowered by what you have managed to “do”, use this New Moon as an anchor point for gratitude, anchoring some new intentions and making a commitment to being seen.
July 24-31: The energy shifts a bit here and we see the road ahead with a little more clarity. If you have done your emotional homework, you should be feeling aligned with something new, confident in your choices and empowered by your actions. You should have a good set of practices for moving your body and being disciplined in your focus. If you have started some new projects, relationships or partnerships, you will need to have good ways to continue nurturing and supporting them. It is always important to pay attention to the details that will need to be maintained so that you do not lose traction in your movement forward. Hard work pays off. Taking a risk opens up new possibilities. Being emotionally available expands your consciousness. Telling the truth will always set you free.
The main theme for July is “JUST DO IT!”
The reason I chose this theme above several other appropriate ones is to have a mantra or a reminder of how to use the energy available this month so that it does not use you. If you don’t take action, action is likely to take you. If you don’t just do what you have been dreaming, discussing, talking about, thinking about, procrastinating, theorizing, considering or just simply being afraid to act upon, spirit may just throw some action your way to rattle your cage, break apart your stagnation, and get the show on the road. Would it not be better for you to be in charge of this energy? And to focus it the way you want?
We have some great fuel this month to finally break the stalemates that may have been plaguing our movement forward. The challenge will be the emotional confusion that could still be there and that is most likely related to our past imprinting. The truth is that we may not get much if any intellectual clarity on this emotional confusion. Emotional clarity is what we will be basing our actions on and emotional clarity is something that comes with connecting how you feel with what you need to do about it. The key word here is how you feel not how others feel.
There are two main energies we will be working with this month. The energy of taking action, “just do it”, and the energy of emotional clarity and striving for feeling “right” and good in your environment, in your relationships, with your work, your community and yourself. The two must learn to work together. This is truly a month where we can make some headway in healing the age-old relationship issues between the masculine action and willful direction, and the feminine intuitive clarity, creativity and receptivity.
Think of the sun as a big energy, an ally of the masculine that empowers and energizes us and gives us the ability to grow and move forward. And think of the earth, our great mother, with an emphasis on her element of water this month as supporting our emotional bodies, clearing and healing the past, resetting our container of family, community and home, and bringing more nurturing into our lives. Both have equal importance this month but the masculine action piece is the one to focus on so you don’t get taken out by uninvited action coming your way.
I also considered the theme of balance for the month as we are learning to build more balance into our relationships with the masculine, the feminine, time, doing vs being, etc. Navigating this month well will require a certain amount of discipline around your time, focus, receptivity, choice and trust. There is also a big theme of home, family and tribe, and what that actually means for each one of us. There is an opportunity to clear old emotional wounds and baggage relating to home, nurturing and support. This will be emphasized in relationships and will most likely surface in the dynamic between the masculine and feminine. Beware of the tendency to blame or to go into Martyrdom. Just taking action towards what you want will be best, rather than the endless processing and wallowing and going around and around about who is right and who is wrong. Don’t get stuck there.
This is a proactive month. Even the receptive emotional parts are active. If you experience yourself as having no time, it is because you have not taken action in creating the space for more time. It is a discipline to carve out time for something you want. And it is a discipline to keep out what wants to erode at your time, be it lethargy, guilt, inertia or something you said “yes” to that you should have said “no” to. Creating time is an action so “just do it”!
Many of us have the moving center as our healer, designed to bring balance. And yet, so few of us actually use the moving center as much as we should. We have become more sedentary over the centuries and just do not use the moving center as we did. This is the month to get off our behinds and reboot our relationship with our action. Enough sitting around, thinking and talking about what we want to do. It is time to “Just Do It”!