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Walk in the Woods, with Reiki Meditation

September 18, 2017


Sunday 9/24, 10 am 

We will meet beneath the giant arch at grand army plaza, prospect park, Brooklyn

Please join me for a walking meditation in prospect park. We will meet under the giant arch at grand army plaza at 10 am on Sunday 9/24 and walk/ forest bathe/ meditate for about an hour. There will be opportunity for reiki shares. This event is open to all levels reiki and also non-attuned is ok. 

This walk is free/ by donation

To rsvp, go to facebook.com/reikidawa 

Or, just show up

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Thinking about ‘what is spirituality’?

April 19, 2017


I don’t post a lot, or often, but today seemed like a reasonable day to do so. There’ve been alot of things on my mind regarding religiosity vs spirituality and how everyone is sitting somewhere in some continuum of these intersecting concepts. And where these connect, converge, diverge and at what points they don’t touch- this is the texture of society. I know that society and culture consists of more than all this, or at least that we say it does. We say that the material things before us matter. And that they matter more. And there’s good argument that religion is just another material element. And there’s an equally good argument that most people’s attempts to reach a spiritual space are actually material manisfestations. I don’t make any great pretentions about myself and which spaces I occupy on any given occasion. And with that said, enter Gabor Mate who many people know for his work with addictions and other psychological states. If you click on his name, you’ll land at- http://theunboundedspirit.com/myth-of-normal/

Which contains a video of his thoughts on this matter. His thoughts, which prompted my thoughts today. So, thanks! And enjoy (if you like) or don’t (obviously )    🙂

Heart, enjoy, first time/only time

April 30, 2016

I wanted to share this calligraphy. Yumiko Yoshioka presented it at a workshop I recently attended. Two weeks later, I still feel deeply effected by what I learned there. 

The first calligraphy : Heart

  
The second: Enjoy

  
The third: First time, Only time

  

They are self explanatory. And worth meditating on. A good philosophy for living. With and through your heart. Invoke pleasure and enjoyment to your daily life, all of the things. As if the first time. As if the only time. It could be that. Sometimes it is. 

Remembering Gary Shandling

March 28, 2016

  
Gary died a few days ago. He brought so much love and laughter into the world, so I wanted to take a minute to honor his contribution. 

First with an interview from WTF that was reposted. It’s truly wonderful. 

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/3/7/c/37c259a699f2dea9/WTF_-_REMEMBERING_GARRY_SHANDLING.mp3?c_id=11315223&expiration=1459181486&hwt=b8de44506d4a0f36cc80335b75002eaa

And then with a link to comedians in cars getting coffee. Another deep moment, if you care to see it. 

 

Energy work 

March 11, 2016

Back to the main focus of this blog. Energy healing. It’s extremely important to keep your own energy moving and clear. And there’s lots of ways to go about it. 

Meet Donna Eden. She’s an energy healer. 

  
From her website http://innersource.net/em/about/donna-eden.html

“For nearly four decades, Donna Eden has been teaching people how to work with the body’s energy systems to reclaim their health and natural vitality. Donna is among the world’s most sought, most joyous, and most authoritative spokespersons for Energy Medicine. Her abilities as a healer are legendary. She has taught more than 100,000 people worldwide, both laypeople and professionals, how to understand the body as an energy system. ”

I found her video to be very useful. She’s very new agey and totally exuberant.  The exercises are variants of eft and yoga and chi gung. It’s easy to follow and well put together. A nice set of exercises to do every morning if you need some variation from your regular routine. Or it’s a nice simple routine to do if you don’t have a regular routine. Or sample from her video and do the exercises that work for you. I did them and definitely felt it’s a nice way to warm up and start the day. Maybe I’ll make a condensed version for this blog where all the exercises flow into each other in a simple choreography. But in the meantime:
Here’s the video:

http://youtu.be/Di5Ua44iuXc
Here’s the blog: http://blog.theshiftnetwork.com/blog/morning-energy-medicine-routine?

The Chi Master

March 1, 2016

Here’s an interesting article about a healer who uses the power of chi in his work. Well worth the read, as well as an excellent demonstration of chi. 

   
 http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/02/29/japanese-master-demonstrates-power-of-chi-by-controlling-animals/

The 2-Spirit Hoop Dancer

February 28, 2016

 
I found this video going around Facebook. It’s about a two-spirit hoop dancer.  The thing which struck me the most, in addition to the cultural take on trangenderism, is that it opens up a discourse on the very nature of dance itself. What exactly is dance and who is it for, and for what, exactly? Why dance. What constitutes dance. Last year I went to an event celebrating the wonderful holiday, Holi. That’s the Indian celebration where everyone throws colors on each other and social barriers are temporarily broken. There’s a lot of social dancing and also this particular celebration had choreographed performances featuring various styles of contemporary and traditional Indian dance.  At this event the organizers had also brought in Native American Hoop Dancers to perform. At the time I thought it was wonderful, evidencing an interesting way to approach, acknowledge, incorporate and celebrate the ‘other Indian’. Showing a multifaceted way of thinking, beyond binary, beyond continuums, beyond ‘appropriation’. But after watching the video I can see that it goes more deeper than that. The hoop dance is more than I understood ( of course, I understood nothing about the hoop dance, and still don’t). I’m really grateful to have learned this much.