Power For Life Now, June newsletter.

The June Tap Into Transformation was great fun. The theme was “Flying High”, and we used the theme from the movie, “Rocky” as our main piece to tap dance to. I found a great version that was much faster than the original version; one that packed a lot of energy into an already energetic song. My goal was to create choreography that would give us the feeling of taking off and soaring up into the dreams of our lives. If you missed the promo, check it out here to see what Jeannine and I taught our participants. (Click here to view the video.)

For the second half, Jeannine led the group in a beautiful exercise of putting our dreams, hopes, desires, prayers, etc. down on paper. To perfume our minds she played one of her meditations off of her new cd, SHINE THE LIGHT. (You can check it out or purchase the cd at www.viriditasllc.com.) She then passed out different colored paper, cut to look like kites. We then spent time writing. Afterwards, Jeannine collected the kites. Jeannine and I let them know we intended to burn them and send the ashes up into the sky, a sign of support and giving it all to the Divine. And that is what we did.

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Jeannine and I went to Sedona, AZ the second weekend of June to attend a spiritual gathering. While there we were only 100 miles from the Grand Canyon. So, on the Sunday of June 13th, we drove there and found a beautiful spot overlooking the canyon. It is there we did a ritual completing the activity of the kite writing. Not only was this spot a beautiful one, it was powerful and filled with spiritual Umph!!

 

Jeannine took some great pics while I released the ashes. May they travel well and come back to us full of power, light, love and grace.

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As mentioned above, Jeannine played a selection from her new cd, SHINE THE LIGHT.

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This is one of her two newly released cd’s by Viriditas Productions. The other cd is entitled, THE LIVING LIGHT SPEAKS.

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Jeannine recorded selections based on St. Hildegard of Bingen’s visions. You don’t have to know her work to enjoy the power of her work. Click here to visit her website store to learn more. The selected meditations are set against a background of beautiful music and song. Some pieces are classical pieces played by Jeannine. Some are pieces Jeannine or I composed. You will also find songs sung by Jeannine or by both of us.

As the summer heats up… may the fire of your holy passions burst forth to bless the world!

And May You Have Power For Life, Now!
David

 

 

Amazing Graces

I recently went on what could be described as a pilgrimage. I went to see an event in memory of a spiritual teacher who has had a profound impact on my spiritual development. As we looked at videos of some of his lectures, I was grateful to have been in his presence when he was alive. And to be with those who are still learning from his works and appreciating who he was and still is for us, was a joy and a privilege.

There were more than a few synchronicities that played out over the weekend of this conference.

One, has in connection to guardian angels.

Two, was regarding how one goes about showing appreciation for someone no longer in body.

Three, was the impact of seeing the Grand Canyon.

For some reason, guardian angels are up for me. I was not raised with the Catholic nearness to this phenomenon, but have always been intrigued. I have had readings where the facilitator would tell me what my guardian angel was trying to communicate. I was always fascinated that my guardian angel couldn’t or wouldn’t contact me directly, if they were real at all. In any case, my hyper-awareness of the topic allowed me to take in several interesting occurrences over the weekend of June 12th. The last day, I noticed there was a guardian angel statue on the tiptop shelf of the bedroom linen closet. I had not noticed it in the three previous days we had been there. I went to my computer, which was on from the night before, where I was surfing the web about the subject. I went to my email and noticed I had an update waiting. It was a receipt from being at the Grand Canyon, from buying drinks at the café. I had not noticed the name, but now was looking at the emailed receipt from The Bright Angel Café! When we first arrived in our cottage, there were two people talking on the balcony below us – they were talking about guardian angels!

My point is simply that there are times we are being poked, as it were, to pay attention. The universe – Divinity – knows how to get to us, and if we are paying attention it can lead to new points of awareness for us at specific points in our development. Why this now? I don’t yet know. But I am going to find out.

What is poking you?

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The next issue was one of paying respects to someone whose ashes were presented, namely the said spiritual teacher. As I watched people go up, I witnessed elaborate expressions toward the box with the ashes. I also saw people barely glance at the box as they walked by with barely a gesture of any kind. I wondered what I would do, and didn’t really want to be watched. But I did want to go up and do something. I could have sat there in appreciation, but somehow I felt within that I wanted to do more to show my profound appreciation… even though I knew he was not in that box. Did I want to bow? I didn’t think so, since I am not use to bowing before anyone. Of course, I am aware of cultures that have made a beautiful cultural norm of bowing to other people. In any case, by the time it was my turn, I still didn’t know what I would do! But when I stood there, I knew!! I slowly dropped to one knee, bowed my head in thanks, put my hands over my mouth and gestured my hands toward the box as I rose. This I realized, in the midst of it all, was between the teacher and me, wherever his spirit was. It was my own internal acknowledgement, and it did not matter who was watching. It was still a private moment.

I remember when my father died, that at his burial I stood motionless after all had left. For some time I could not move… did not want to leave his side. Being the only son, there was some honoring that that expression was able to deliver. I stood there for what was perhaps 10 minutes but seemed like an eternity, until a friend came and gently let me know that it is all right if I leave; that my father has undoubtedly received my expression of honor, appreciation and gratitude for what he had been to me and done for me.  Now, to honor the spiritual teacher was a moving moment for me personally, and to do so as part of a public watching was, in reality, adding to the group appreciation that we all took in as an outpouring of love.

Who would you bow to out of deep respect?

Now, going to the Grand Canyon after all of this was a powerful experience of realizing (again) that The Creator is more than we can humanly fathom. But we do get glimpses as we look upon great sites like the Grand Canyon. We can feel the power and majesty, see the beauty, and try to understand the vastness of what we are seeing. Still, it is only a glimpse of Divinity’s reality and greatness.

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I could have bowed down at that site also… in acknowledgment of all that I know God to be (as well as what I don’t know). And I did. On one knee I got down as I raised my hands. My wife took a picture of that. It may turn out to be a favorite.

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And now I am back to everyday, common life. It will be interesting in the days ahead to see what remains of such powerful experiences, knowing that we cannot stay on the mountaintop, but must come back down to earth, so to speak. At least there are pictures to remind me of it all… and perhaps more stays in me than seeps out. Here’s hoping.

May you have Power For Life Now!
David

 

 

Sharpettes and Annie Ruth’s Truths, June

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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butterfly stages

Transformation
To become new;
The same no more
Like caterpillars into butterflies

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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?!”

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“I’M NOT WHAT I WANT TO BE… I’M NOT WHAT I OUGHT TO BE.. BUT THANK GOD, I’M NOT WHAT I WAS.”

Tap Into Transformation, June

 

Flying High!

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION   

June 5, 2015   
7-9 pm

 Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway Unit 65   
Boulder, CO 80304

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Fly
To soar through air; Glide on the wind
Like rising high with wings that lift you up.

Where do you yearn to fly high? Where does your heart long to soar? What dreams do you have that need to take wings? Whatever they are come and put some wind under them at Tap Into Transformation. We will tap into our soul’s deep callings and practice flying with our feet on the ground. We will soar, letting our imaginations float and fly free as we feel the joy of moving to some great sounds about flying high in life and singing songs that will lift our souls and make us feel light. Come and tap with us! Come and experience… flight!

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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.

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.

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Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to acknowledge and share your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to explore and celebrate the human journey, honor its triumphs and challenges, and spark new breakthroughs in the art of living. We will create rhythms, poetry, prayers and praise with our feet, our voices and our bodies, individually and as a group.

To Reserve Tickets:
www.viriditasllc.com or 1.888.612.8189     
$15.00 admission 

 We provide the tap shoes… and a meal!
No experience necessary!

Come manifest your most powerful creative self while having an absolute blast!