Living in NYC we are exposed to so much and not till things are taken away do we notice the profound impact it has upon our lives. On Saturday we took our two hour journey into the darkness. Each time totally different and unexpected things pop up there. This time round things just were so simple. There in the darkness existing without body, words being pulled from the source and such silence. Surrounded by this silence and not in a scary way at all it was refreshing. You know what beyond words something shifted deep inside me and till this moment I can still feel it. People think of darkness with fear, but what I experienced nourished and freed me. I went out into the night open to what was there outside and more importantly inside of me. Able to tune into myself without tuning others out. I went to a rooftop barbecue and reveled in the miracle of sky, danced barefoot in kitchens and later on I danced into the day fueled by love and drum beats. All of this started in a darkness a small seed planted and nurtured with conscious choice and love again and again and again.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I love living in Brooklyn
I feel like I am continually coming into contact with people and artists dedicated to living their lives with love and consciousness. Lately been dancing in many circles where beings communicate using words, sounds, movement,music and silence. Last night I gathered with a group of powerful multidimensional AND talented women. We told stories and challenged each other we listened, laughed and rejoiced in our meeting. Communion like this should be happening all over and I am excited and blessed to be a part of it. Check out a couple of these lovely ladies doing their thing at Dope Swan.
I brought along with me some raw money rolls and raw chocolate cookie dough which the ladies insist that I share, so here is the recipe courtesy of Gone Raw
Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Someone else deserves the credit for this recipe, but I can’t remember where I jotted it down from. All I know is that it is a really tasty and decadent recipe to whip up when you are craving something sweet. At some point, I plan to try experimenting with this for a raw version of cookie dough ice cream – yum!
PLEASE NOTE: I included this recipe in the Kids category, but children under 1 year should not be served honey. Also, some children can have adverse reactions to sesame and cacao, so please use caution.
1 tablespoon raw tahini
1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs
1 tablespoon raw honey
2½ teaspoons coconut oil
1 drop organic vanilla extract
Stir all ingredients in a bowl. If you can hold off long enough, it is even better chilled. Eat with a spoon or use as a sweet spread or dip for fruit pieces.
;)I left out the vanilla and also used less coconut oil, and substituted agave for honey one time and did agave honey combo the last time. Yum! These were gone in under a minute.
Enjoy and be filled with Bliss!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Its that time again the moon at its peak
and we will journey into the darkness to be replenished
to be free of form even for just a short time
to let go of all the body's tensions and let myself melt
Join us if you like here is the info:
6:00 to 8:00pm
This Meditation is based on the journey of the Essenes into the forests to commune with the divine in darkness.
In Darkness we enter into a deeply nourishing and relaxing space where we can come into contact with ourselves and the divine.
In a completely lightproof room we journey into the darkness with eyes wide open.
"Just like the seed that starts its life in the darkness of the soil,
or the child that starts its life in the
darkness of the womb,
all beginnings are in the dark,because darkness is one of the most essential things
for anything to begin."
Meditation will take place at:
New York Core Center
115 E.23rd St, 12th floor
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Come and join us for an hour as we use breath to activate and energize the chakras. Breath is one of the most powerful tools that we have for transformation. During the hour long meditation we will bring awareness to our body's energy centers and charge them with our breath. Come a little bit early to get comfortable and get instructions.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
We cancelled this months cycle due to not having enough participants. There is still a possibility to make it happen on the weekend, if there is interest. This choice, though a challenging one to make,( since Dynamic is my favorite!) essentially is what we need in this moment. Perhaps a little space to step back and take a look at what and how we share.
We share these meditations from and with our heart, not for any monetary gain but because they have become such an integral part of our daily lives it is only natural that we share. Doing Dynamic for about three years has really brought new color to my life and also has brought out the things that were lurking in the shadows. Overall, empowering to choose the life I wish to lead. This is the power and beauty of meditation. Though this path can be challenging it is definitely worthwhile as I can make the choice every day, every moment to be and be totally! In love with all that life has to offer, seeing that everything is a lesson/and a gift. I am learning to embrace this more and more each day. I am grateful for all those who have shone light upon me and this path and grateful for those who have walked with me, for those who took a step on then off. I am grateful
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Tomorrow we embark upon the last 21 Day Cycle in NYC til the Fall. I am looking forward to shedding more layers and moving deeper inside. I also bought the book The Artists Way today so I am looking forward to both the inward and outward journey.
Early morning bird songs leading to hustling horns and a plethora of exchanges
Yes, I say yes and welcome it all.
OSHO DYNAMIC MEDITATION
one hour, every day, every morning
MAY 12th TO JUNE 1st
Last 21 Day Cycle til the Fall
Weekdays 7.00 - 8.00 AM and Weekends 7.30-8.30 AM
We invite you in a Safe Space to share this powerful method to start your day. During this hour long technique we use breath and body to release tension, stress and repressed emotions. This technique brings you back to your life energy by going through different blocks, that we call layers. Each layer that we face and peel away in this process starts to reveal the truth of who you really are. From this point you can begin to transform your daily life, bringing silence and celebration into any moment.
PRICE for 21 day Cycle $130
Drop Ins Welcome at $12
The New York Core Center, 115 E 23rd St, 12th Floor (between Park & Lexington Ave)
New York NY 10010
Subway 6 to 23rd St
Monday, May 5, 2008
This path we have chosen
This path we have chosen is not an easy one to tread upon
This path is filled with joy, tears, laughter,
sadness, fear, apprehension, tension, appreciation and love
This path we have chosen every moment
This path is a process and with each step we shift its direction
This path leads to the light and dark places within
This path leads to the source