Tap Into Transformation, August

Once a month….come to a new kind of gathering.

Tap Into Transformation
At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65, Boulder, CO 80304
August 2, 2013   7:00 – 9:00 pm

“Nothing would stand in the way of Hildegard and her nuns…
God was calling them to soar all the way to the Sun,”
“Lovely Sun, lovely Sun

Warm Sun, warm Sun.”
(Quotes from the musical Feathers On The Breath of God)

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Come and experience the transformative power, warmth and beauty of the Sun in our August, Tap Into Transformation. We will use tap dance as meditation and connect to the energy of this life-giving heavenly body. Using the inspiring music of Bizet’s Habañera, from the opera Carmen, we will access, through our bodies and our feet, the transforming radiance available to us.

What are some of the areas of your life that you would like to bring energy into?  That you would like to shine light on and see more clearly?

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Come and join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder.  You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.  Guest artist Gary Grundei will bring his own light into our midst as he shares some of the lessons he has learned of the Sun through his music.

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Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity In Action through our spectacular..and fun.. gifts.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to share and honor your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you some basic tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to praise, complain, thank and bless. We will create rhythms, poetry, and prayers with our feet and our bodies, individually and as a group.

 

To Reserve Tickets:
1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com  $15.00 admission, $10.00 students
No experience necessary and we provide the tap shoes!
We serve food at the intermission.

 

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together…while having an absolute BLAST!!

 

Power For Life Now Newsletter, July

The July Tap Into Transformation event was a celebration of our freedom, and our ability to free ourselves. We brought into awareness things we need to let go of that keep us limited either in our thinking or actions. We wrote them down, put them in a container and, as we danced to Bill Haley’s Rock Around The Clock, we symbolically threw them into the “ocean” to float away.  Jeannine and I will actually take them to California at the end of the month and send them out to sea in an environmentally friendly way.  One of the highlights was the spontaneous idea for each of us to dance our name. It was hilarious, powerful, poignant and fun!  What does YOUR name look like?

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Feathers on the Breath of God opened on July 18th.  Jeannine and I were excited and ready to share this powerful theatrical production with the Fort Collins community.  The new pieces created for this production added excitement and breadth to the scope of the show.  It also gave the audience a visceral experience of the power of Archangel Michael.  Many of you purchased your tickets early and we were thrilled to see so many familiar faces in the audience!

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Finally, check out my latest blog post  on July 12th, The Net Effect. It compares the players’ glory and joy of winning an NBA championship to our own victories in life and how we can claim and celebrate that we are world champions using our own “NBA” skills.

Wishing you power for life now!

David

What’s Your “N.B.A.”?

Watching the 2013 NBA Basketball Championship game between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs was great fun for me. The teams were incredibly talented, of course, but the joy was that the competition was neck and neck and provided for some great stomach turning suspense. The Miami Heat won the Championship and as I watched the celebration, I became aware of the emotional high that accompanies such a mountaintop achievement. Most of us don’t get to actually experience the emotional hSan Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7eights that these players experience. We watch. We live vicariously as fans. But we are not the ones doing it…and so we cannot enter their domain of what it feels like to reach this kind of achievement.

Or, can we?

I began wondering how we the people who do not play professional sports and win a world championship can access the emotional domain and uniqueness of feeling that must accompany this type of winning. Watching as a fan brings us closer. Going to the actual game brings us even closer. Sitting courtside brings us even closer. But it is still not the same as participating on the floor as a player. Perhaps it is enough to do those things, but I wondered if there was an equivalent scenario for the rest of us, even if it is not basketball.

I remember the feeling I got when I went through the audition process to land my first Broadway show, or television role as an actor. It was an amazing feeling. I also remember my losses, and theSharp flying high 1..ttre were a couple of times I got to know that it was between me and one other performer, and I didn’t get chosen. So, the agony of “defeat” I know also. But the bliss of victory that I witnessed inspired me to contemplate how we can access this kind of joy.

 

 

When we get better as people, when we become stronger in our spiritual life, when we become someone we have not been before, may be a way of accessing the energy of milestone achievement. What I am talking about here is the kind of victory that is evidenced by a change within you that wasn’t there before, which allows you to act and be in the world in a way you were not heretofore. For instance:

* When you have a conversation with someone that would have turned ugly and emotional last year… and you know it… but now you have not a stitch of that reflex emotion to escalate it – that is a milestone victory!

* When what would have been a heated argument lasting an hour but now only lasts minutes because you can just let the other person “win”… you have just won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

* When you are able to watch someone succeed in the same field as you and be genuinely happy for them,  believing that your life is being guided perfectly, and so there is no hint of jealously or envy… you have just won a World Championship.

We all have NBA talent!…. Yes, I actually said that. We all have NBA skill…but what we must do is BELIEVE it, and commit to using it. Power is spelled COMMITMENT.

What is our NBA skill?

It is our (N)atural (B)orn (A)bility

We have all been gifted with a  Natural Born Ability to achieve our potential. It is within us. The athletes we watch reach the pinnacle of sports success are only mirroring an aspect of what is inside each of us – the ability to achieve our own victories and titles… and even trophies! They make take a different form, but the “net” effect is the same. And that is… experiencing a happiness, joy and jubilation that is about as blissful as one can achieve while alive.

In the Christian wisdom scriptures… (otherwise known as the Bible)… the Gifts of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These are not simple to achieve, but are major victories in human development. Being kind to those who hurt you, and not taking offense even when an insult is intended… is a victory far greater than a sports world championship. So much of the every dafruit-of-the-spirity violence in life is from reacting aggressively to such petty offenses as this.

 

 

 

The Course in Miracles states that what we think someone has done to us… they did not do.  Jesus, even while dying, forgave his killers, knowing they were innocent because they didn’t understand what they were doing.

Love does not hold grudges. It has its own agenda and it has nothing to do with our ego and everything to do with the other person.

Lastly, Lebron James was awarded the Most Valuable Player award in the team’s vilebron jamesctory. He was asked how he felt about the people who are still holding grudges against him for leaving Cleveland. He simply, but powerfully stated that he was from inner city Cleveland, and that to make it to the NBA, seeing that number 6 on his jersey… that where he came from he wasn’t even suppose to be here… So… he has no worries.

No worries? WOW..!

Now, that is the true world championship. And it is one pursuit we can all participate in as players.

Wishing you Power In Your Life NOW!

David

Sharpettes & Annie Ruth’s Truths, July

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

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Blessing
God’s sacred gift; hallowed and good
Like the sun breaking through clouds on dark days.

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Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!

Annie Ruth & David

Annie Ruth & David


“Be thankful in all things. You don’t have to be thankful for all things, but be thankful in all things… (because) in every event of life, even the worst of things…there are beautiful lessons to learn, wisdom to earn, a deeper compassion and more powerful insights to take into your journey of life.”