So thrilled to share this album with you! Shimmer Raga is now available everywhere digitally and on cassette via @hushhushrecords
Heartfelt thanks to @claire_lefebvre_artist, @hushhushrecords, @taylor12k, Anna Morley, @bryce.padovan, @carlazimbler and everyone who helped to make this happen.
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With a deep passion for sound as a form of vibration, Stephanie’s CranioSacral Therapy work has been developed with sensibility, perceptual receptivity and a capacity for deep listening - which is the essential principle in CranioSacral work. To give your body the opportunity to truly be heard, book a session, message firstname.lastname@example.org
I was extremely intentional about being as completely and fully available for my kids this last month of summer as possible. Doing so meant putting some things down that were in progress. I learned I’m not so great at putting down unfinished stuff. Anyone else get a sense of fulfillment & purpose when the daily to-do’s are done✔️✋🏽?..
The decision meant exploring my own anxieties, worries and beliefs around undone things. It meant at the end of many days there were still to-do’s to be done...
My second grader and junior in high school started school today and tomorrow I’ll begin picking unfinished work back up. Setting new intentions with a new understanding of the Source of fulfillment and purpose...
Don’t get so caught up in doing that you miss the moments to be. It’s all unfinished. We’re all works in progress and putting things down helps us pick back up.
Four years ago I was not living my best story. At that time, I thought ‘story’ was something that happened ‘to me’ not through me. I thought that all of my broken promises, unrealized dreams, and misfortunes had happened to me, (me being the central character, yet object not subject of my story). I had been watching my life happen and since it had a bunch of successes in it like:
I’d completed writing multiple plays, produced and directed a few quirky short films, ran a successful small PR firm, had been self-employed for most of my life… and paid the rent!
Got married, gave birth to three healthy boys, had ample friends and was part of an active community, plus I had made it to the top of a network marketing business and even earned the company car.
Yup. I had ditched my childhood years of ‘never enough’ for a brand new white Mercedes Benz, and I had moved in to abundance town.
But it wasn’t my story, even though it was a good one.
I know. I know. We live in North America and it’s a LUXURY to build a life we love.
I know. I know. Millions of people all over the world are simply surviving each day. They don’t have a choice.
I know. I know. I should feel damn lucky and grateful for what I do have.
I know… I had been lamenting my first world problems. Poor little rich girl…
Still, it wasn’t my story, and if it wasn’t my story, it certainly couldn’t be my BEST STORY either.
I’ve always been blessed by having brilliant people around me, and my decades in the arts had taught me how to tell the truth, shake and quake while I did it, still, trust it somehow. So I asked my near and dear… What do I do now? Their answer came back loud and clear:
Launch your F**’k’n workshop Tina.
Gong… the bell in my own tower rung. Quiver quiver shake shake.
And that was the beginning for me. My best story chose me and not the other way around. You’ve heard me say this before: To whom much is given, much is expected, and if I’m going to live my best story, then bloody hell, you are too (if I have anything to do with it).
Life. Intention. Commitment. Asking for what we want. Prayer. Dancing it in. Making a move when the call for action speaks. Trusting your heart. Women's Circles. Heart Circles. Togetherness, listening, sharing, following our hearts and that which inspires us. You are the creator or your reality, what are you weaving? Where's your attention? What's your intention? .
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"Grandmother Spider visits us on a dream and asks, ever so quietly, if you have been weaving lately?⠀
Gentle, is Grandmother Spider, she has been at this for some time. She sits in the silence, weaving with her many legs, your destiny of creation within this life.⠀
So how do you weave your dreams?⠀
Do you paint, do you mind map, do you go walking, do you speak out loud?⠀
Weaving is our most ancient method of creation for Women. We used to sit around that fire with our flax and laugh and spit and cackle. ⠀
Have you ever sat in a circle of women and a piece of thread and seen what occurs? The circle becomes deeper. The laughter gets louder. The focus becomes stronger. Intention weaves its way into our threads and therefore into our lives."
Thank you for this day of watchfulness.
Give me the perception to notice the changes taking place inside of me. Help me see them clearly reflected in my environment.
Allow me to glimpse the shapeshifting that is evolution.
Allow my meditations to produce the kind of stillness that spots the detection of movement.
Monitor my heartbeat, which echoes in time with Earth. Beat a drum inside of me that connects the soil to the skies.
Make me an interpreter between nature and the villages of people, asking that each give to one another in equal amounts." - Pixie Lighthorse
Every Wednesday evening I have the honor of curating a time of discussion and meditation. It is work that I love. Tonight we'll explore the space between feeling like "there's got to be more than this" and feeling "far from God" to see if we can discover a new perspective on the uncomfortable parts of our spiritual journey. We'll gain insight on how the crack between what was and what’s next creates the sacred space where all transformation takes place. We begin at 7:15 at 2316 Elgin. All are welcome.
Some days it’s coming to your mat at 5am, still in pajamas, and listening. In the darkness. Before the sun rises. Moving and breathing. Some days are long. Some days are demanding. Some days are simply too filled. On these days I am making space in my body for my breath. I am making space in my life for my practice. These days, my practice feels more off the mat than on the mat. But when I come to my mat, I remember. I remember to breathe. I remember that I am bigger than I think I am. I remember that we are all one. And I carry that with me into these crazy, crazy days. (Can I get an ‘amen?!’). #yogaeverydamnday#yogateacher#yogastudent#yogainpajamas#sunrise#deeplistening#offthemat#twists#twistedpyramid
Comparison | Should’s | Have to’s |⠀
For me these are the absolute suckers of joy and contentment and a direct path to exhaustion and depression. ⠀
I’m in a far better place than I was 8 years ago but I do still get stuck! Last week my body yelled at me loudly...I got dizzy and it didn’t stop for almost a solid week. Every time I tried to get back to work dizzy said ‘no you don’t, you will lay there and do nothing & listen to what YOU need to rebuild your energy reserves.’⠀
I put my computer down. I didn’t reply to emails. I didn’t plan any more events. And in the not doing my body told me I hadn’t been walking my own path - despite all the changes I’ve made to regain my sense of sovereignty I was still being subtlely pulled into a rhythm that wasn’t my own. Through comparison of how quickly others seemed to be moving or where they have already arrived I’d set myself into an almost constant state of ‘I’m not doing enough judgements.’⠀
So I contentedly took some time out to listen and say YES to my own rhythm which is S L O W and so so sooooo sweet. A beautiful reminder to practice what I preach, and take my cue from nature. Just like spring She blossoms when the conditions are right and every blossom has its own colour, scent & Beauty whole unto itself.⠀
I don’t teach because I’ve ‘transcended my humanness’ - I teach because now I know I’m human & my humanness is a gift. It’s my humanness that makes me so bloody good at what I do because all I really want is for YOU to know how YOU feel rather than how a book or some spiritual guru says you should feel. ⠀
Take the time to know who YOU are. Don’t be shamed into thinking it’s wrong to put yourself first. ⠀
Service and action from a well rested, nourished, self loved and joy overflowing cup - yes please that’s where the magic is at. ⠀
If this resonates reach out. I’m taking bookings for private sessions again from next week 🌱💛⠀
Many people asked about the plan for my hair after my big cleansing ritual. Will you grow it back? Will you keep it short? Will you try something new? Until a few weeks ago, I hadn't received any internal guidance or thoughts on this - simply enjoying the surrender into not knowing. Yet as a bathed, floating backside and bare chested in the icey waters of Emma Gorge (apologies for not knowing the proper local name), I allowed my eyes to close and my mind to fall quite as I melted into the numbing sensation of cold water engulfing my body. That moment of stillness, on the bridge between pleasure and pain felt a scene from the Matrix - when the world appears to pause and move in slow motion & time in bendable. 🌀💧🌀
🌀💧🌀 And then I felt a whisper, the kind I have come to recognise from the ether as comforting guidance. "Open your eyes" it enchanted. And as I awoke to take in the world, I saw a loooong tree root almost the length of the entire waterfall stretching down to meet the waters below and I watched as droplets rolled down along the strands into the pool to kiss my feel.
🌀💧🌀 "Grow you hair long my child, really long. Long like the great roots of the tallest trees". And so it is.
Hi lovely souls....I am offering some highly rate reduced sessions currently. Only $50 after applying for the free intro to see if we are a fit to work together.
In case you are unaware.... I help people on their spiritual journey step into greater self-love and compassion while learning how to trust their inner guidance by releasing the inner critic and old patterns of belief that no longer serve them. This is so they can be more successful both personally and professionally.
My clients experience more peace, love and joy as a result of working together. They gain greater clarity and confidence. Their personal and professional lives improve. And, they grow in their ability to attract more of what they want in their life.
If this sounds like it would be helpful to you please send me a message. Or pass it along to someone you know that could use some support. I know that it is a very challenging time for many right now and i would love to share the tools that have helped me.
Presented by Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance:
TURNING IN TO REACH OUT
With Rebecca LinBone
Within the container of our skin there is a myriad of sensation, movement and change taking place even while our body is in relative stillness. Vast, multi-faceted and complex, our inner landscape is constantly informing and influencing how we relate to ourselves as well as to our outer world.
In this class, we will practice turning toward and tuning into our inner landscape, being present with, curious about and expressive of what we discover. From there we will practice opening up, reaching out and connecting while cultivating our curiosity in what arises within this dynamic playing field of dancing with another.
Together we will go deep and we will play, delving into improvisational movement explorations in solo, in partnerships and as a group.
All levels of experience welcome.
Wednesday August 15 at 4:00
#danceismymedicine#cocreapartnerfusion#contactimprov#mindfulmovement#partnerdance#connection#cocrea#mindfulness#dancecocrea#tunein#deeplistening#alllevels#sensation#movement#innerself#reachout#danceislife @cocrea_dance #specialguest @rebeccalinbone #thegoldenmandala Wednesday at 4
@birks_and_socks and I had the ultimate pleasure of leading some wonderful yogi'sthrough a Sonic Yoga practice at the beautiful @yogaattic. What a magical experience to share with some incredible people to truely witness the power of movement, breath, sound and deep listening. Thanks again yoga attic! #sonicyoga#soundhealing#deeplistening
🔊🔛Here’s a lil Vibe taster 🌀😂 yesterday I had the pleasure of kicking off the @muzikconnect marketing team’s meeting with a sound session 🌀thanks to @coachaaronschiller for bringing me in!
Made me reflect on the fact that two years ago I was deep in the marketing side of things with (and feeling deeply unsatisfied and stressed the f out). Turns out sometimes what we think we want isn’t really what we want 🤷♀️Our emotions are a map towards healing and it’s ok to change your mind and shift directions. This is when I decided to apply to the sound healing program at @ciis_sf with @silvianakkach, because my intuition told me I needed to commit to something that was just for me, and I wanted to change my life. Oh boy did all this sound work create more changes than I ever could have expected! Two years ago today I experimented with a couple of supportive friends testing out a sound healing session, before I had any training (@elisenda24). In the last two years I have done sessions with hundreds of individuals in groups from two to one hundred, in countries all over the world, with my family and friends, with artists and executives.
I am so thankful to myself for listening to my inner guidance and following this path, SO grateful to all of my teachers and fellow sound seekers. It is NOT EASY to forge our own way in this world and I have been feeling the challenges this year. It’s pushed a lot of internal shadow work, which can feel messy and confusing and frustrating. But when I look back and appreciate how far I’ve come, I am motivated to keep going. There is no going back to the old ways. The old paradigm has crumbled for me and there is no way out but through. So so many supporters to thank, but my big brothers @lookitnow and @thanksdugas have been incredibly helpful recently and I am so excited to manifest more of my dreams and sprinkle the world with joyful vibrations! OMMMMMMMMM ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖🌈🧜♀️ are you following your bliss?!! We need you 🙌#soundhealing#journey#gratitude#eclipse#vibes#singingbowl#crystaltuning#om#followyourbliss#deeplistening
In this @TED talk, Chimamanda Adichie talks of the importance of diverse cultural narratives and the necessity to be open to the many stories of an individual or culture to better understand them. Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Watch the full #TEDtalk by clicking the link in bio!
One year ago, I was sitting on a red couch next to Alexandra Duvekot who introduced me to #deeplistening . Before I knew it, I was listening to a Basketball court as a sonic exercise. This week I made a Creaturama episode for Radió @medusemagiq about #PaulineOliveros 🌗Link in Bio🌗
This week on Radió Meduse MagiQ: @projectcreature celebrates the root system of our musical lives, our basic ability to listen: to deeply listen. As said by Pauline Oliveros: 'We know more about hearing then listening. Scientists can measure what happens in the ear. Measuring listening is another matter as it involves subjectivity [...] This is a mysterious process that is not the same for everyone". Apart from work by Oliveros, this episode also includes a work by Suzanne Ciani, an artist who is deeply inspired by Oliveros. She recently collaborated with @kaitlynaurelia for the ravishing Sunergy album. 🙉Link in Bio🙉
My Buddhism course introduced me to guided meditation. I attended a student meditation group and many sessions were lead by one of the visiting Tibetan Monks at Emory.
Meditation is about clearing the mind of negative thoughts, but it is not a process of wiping out our thoughts all together. Meditation gives us the space and time to sit with deep feelings, to examine those feelings, and move through the feelings. 🌱Recently, I finished the book Ikigai and I wrote down the authors concise description, “Zen Buddhism Meditation is a way to become aware of our desires and emotions and thereby free ourselves from them. It is not simply a question of keeping the mind free of thoughts but instead involves observing our thoughts and emotions as they appear, without getting carried away by them. In this way, we train our minds not to get swept up in anger, jealousy, or resentment.” (Pg. 170)🌱 Meditation for me still carries the same weight as it did four years ago, but it is not always me sitting with legs crossed in silence. I have learned that light energy/meditation music helps soothes me and keeps me focus in on the negative thoughts or feelings I want to move through. I can now recognize these emotions, and since they come stronger when I am home alone, I pause, light candles on my meditation/prayer station (video in Insta story), and sit on the floor or on my bed and take in the music and work to get to the root of my emotions.
I still feel the same as my 11/28/2014 self quoted on facebook, 🌱‘Meditation, means the practice of mindfulness/awareness. We practice being mindful of all the things that we use to torture ourselves with. We become mindful by abandoning our expectations about the way we think things should be and, out of our mindfulness, we begin to develop awareness about the way things really are.’ This was from the following website, (dharma.ncf.ca.htm). . . . #mindfulness#mindful#MindfulLiving#mymindfuljourney#healing#journey#deeplistening#deephealing#seminary#theology#realCandler#yeartwo#deepertruth#truth#sprituality#buddhism#observations#emotions#thoughts#reflection#mind#body#spirit#balance#joy#happiness#growth
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the meaning of life is simply to be alive.... to be with each moment as it happens. to pay attention. to listen. to become so supple that all judgements dissolve into one well of love...
that you’ll recognise as your first and last home ⚪️
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