We are going thru three.....3.......eclipses.!
Lunar Eclipse: Full Moon, April 25
Solar Eclipse: New Moon May 9 - 10 (UTC), 2013
Lunar Eclipse: Full Moon, May 25
When we have such a powerful line-up of three eclipses, we experience huge life shifts, transformative processes, emotional upheaval and plenty of purging! In this New Moon, we are right in the middle of two lunars and an intensified eclipse sandwich! Breathe.... let go... and give it up to the Divine Presence within. (Children of the Sun)
Eclipses, I'm told, will carry forth into the coming years what we are most strongly focusing on during the eclipse windows. I think the window encompasses 3 days before and 3 days after the event but don't quote me! The main thing is set and visualize, as strongly as possible, what you want to see yourself doing as if it is now. ... how you want to see the world you are living in, as if it were now! And I will agree that it is easier said than done but we can and will do it! I will be holding that focus in every one of the events I participate in this month. Please come and join me with your sparkling energy to hold that focus!May 10th is Friday Night Bliss at Yoga Sol with Jenn & Journey. We will be doing yoga and sound around the Heart Chakra and the Crown Chakra!Saturday, May 18th, is the first class of The Radiant Body. This 5-month series at YogaLoka is focusing on recognizing and developing the Love frequency in our bodies. Asanas and Sound: Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm
Sensing & Honoring the Love Body......May 18
Inhabiting Your Love Body.................June 22
Listening With Your Love Body............July 13
Recognizing the Openings for Love..... Aug. 17
Living in the Many Spaces of Love..... Sept. 14
Step up into LOVE. Let it be your Source. Join Journey and Sally in a 5 week exploration into the movement and sound of LOVE. We are in a profound collective passage manifesting this new social consciousness of BEING LOVE. When we harness this power of who we are within the framework of conscious intent, yoga, and sound, the subtle refined energy body calibrates its’ own unique frequency to vibrate at the speed of LOVE. With the expertise of a true sound healer, Journey Harasin, together with Sally's new sequencing yoga program, we will all participate as a collective body of LIGHT to consciously STEP into our BODIES of LOVE. JOIN US IN THIS SACRED SPACE OF LOVE Facilitators: Sally McGrew
is a certified Hatha Yoga and Yoga for the Lattice teacher with additional training in Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Meditation and Breath Work. Currently she is participating in the Advanced Intensive Women's Training for Meditation Secrets for Women. Sally is here to support and co-create the evolution of human consciousness through these practices. She believes in the energy of love and the personal power that comes from knowing how to sense, observe, manage and direct this innate authentic energy within. www.loveisaspace.com
> Journey Harasin
, an artist and Sound Master/ Ceremonalist, has been facilitating healing and transformation through Sound since 2002. Journey brings compassion, integrity, humor and passion to her vibrational healing offerings, channeling the Love and Light of God/Goddess, Source of All That Is. She uses the Paiste Gong, Crystal and Tibetan Bowls, Black Hole Chimes and Solfeggio Chimes to create the pure Golden Mean field that holds all possibilities for individual and group transformational healing. www.journeyofsound.net, firstname.lastname@example.org
$50 per class : https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=3Wj9DZQi7b6djbFsY7tqfgmRZdeIi-ibxYDnaOSP3YOXJcXb342t2hVsUim&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b0819829f096b770b8e1a3a7c4e4e809c58ebc $195 for all 5: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=QjOSzC9ldEPUvdHBvK0AplJGza8EK2O3a8XaKqy_YfoPZtvbtARU99q0Gf0&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b0819829f096b770b8e1a3a7c4e4e809c58ebcMay 19th, Sunday, is The Gathering: Goddesses Drumming Their Dreams for the New Earth. This begins at 3pm, cost $15 and we bring Goddess/Mother Earth chants to share and sing. we've found this gather to be very sweet and powerful as we honor the Divine Masculine/Divine Feminine thru drumming and lifting our voices in song.Saturday, May 25th, we have our Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Gong Immersion here in Gardnerville, NV.
It's a time of wonderful fellowship, gathering strength and confirmation through being with like-minded others, sharing the powerful gong journey, potluck and lots of laughter!Please join me for one or all of these events. We need your Brilliance!!
It's Spring and the energies are "a bit intense" as the transformation of humanity and Gaia continues! Coming to a Gong/Sound Event is a great way to help bring in balance and ground our physical bodies.
Starting with Sunday, April 14th, we have the The Gathering: Goddesses Drum & Chanting meeting at 3pm. this has evolved from a Native American-based drum circle to a drum circle honoring Mother Earth through drumming and singing. Women come together with their personally crafted drumsticks, drums, rattles and their desire to strengthen community, share their dreams and bring their favorite chants and songs from around the world honoring Gaia, Mother Earth and all of Nature. It has proven to be such a nurturing time together with lots of laughter as we raise our voices in praise to the Divine Feminine!
On April 19th, it's Yoga & Sound with Jenn & Journey at the monthly Friday Night Bliss at Yoga Sol. We choose a different focus for our class each month so check back to see what this month brings!
Sunday, April 21st in Carson City, is the 2nd Annual Festival of Earthly Delights from 10am-4pm. This fun event showcases 25 healing arts practitioners, craftspersons, jewelry, gems, crystals, aromatherapy, belly dancers, Sound....my Gong!......and delicious foods and beverages! It's to benefit the Esperanza Foundation dedicated to healing PTSO. as the foundation says, " You will be smilin' and smellin" good by the time you depart!"
Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 12 noon is a celebration of World Tai Chi Day held in the Minden Park. I will be playing for Tai Chi teacher extraordinaire, Ginny Cardenas, as she demonstrates her impeccable long form moves!
Saturday evening, April 27th is our monthly Full Moon Gong Immersion & Potluck starting at the new time of 6:30pm.
So that is our Sound line-up for this April! I look forward to seeing you and sharing the powerful sounds of the gong!
PS: In May, The Radiant Body class begins at YogaLoka in Reno. This will be a deep, thoughtful, magical yoga practice developed by Sally McGrew. She has asked me to co-facilitate with her, bringing sound through Gong, Tibetan and Crystal Bowls and chimes to further the embodying of this new practice. You can either sign-up for all 5 monthly classes, May through September, at a discounted price, or attend each class as you choose.
The Torodial Field around our hearts.
After the whirlwind of energetic activity in December, I decided to take it easy in January and re-group....come into more balance and harmony with life and my spirit and my body!
Life feels different these days. More gentle, I think, right now. I'm drinking green smoothies and looking to detox for 3 days with the Hungry for Change 3-Day Detox Plan. It seems sensible and good for the body. Nothing radical.
I'm painting, too. And loving it (: Expressions of the heart and soul!
I wish you a heart-felt Happy New Year in this very new period of humanity's existence! It's all about the heart....thinking through it, creating through it, living through it.
Delight yourself in the experience of rich sound healing. This meditative journey which combines the music and sound frequencies of gongs and chimes will deliver you into a blissful, deep state of relaxation, peace and well-being!
Saturday, December 22nd, 4-5:30 Where:
305 N. Carson Street, Ste. 200 http://www.yogasol-carsoncity.com/ Cost:
Please go online to register now if you know you’d like to attend. Space is limited and filling up!
4th Annual Solstice Gong Immersion into the Elements
Earth, Air, Fire, Water
with Gong Mystique*
Experience a powerful, richly textured journey through your incredible inner landscape, guided by the healing vibrations of the gorgeous Earth and Symphonic gongs and other amazing sound healing instruments…masterfully played to evoke the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. This fantastic journey will take you through the body of Mother Earth with her layers of rich soil, rock and minerals, cooling waters and fiery magma and emerge into the light of Father Sun……..you, their child, feeling their union of Divine Love in each cell of your body!
The ceremony will begin with a blessing for you and continue with a blessing of water, followed by a 45 minute meditation. Please bring a mat, pillow and blanket for comfort while lying on floor. Chairs are also available.
Sunday, December 16, 4-5:30 pm and 7-8:30 pm Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship @ 780 Del Monte Lane, Reno Cost:
$20 (sliding scale available) Buy tickets via PayPal <http://business.unr.edu/faculty/jstrauss/tickets.htm> (prepurchase or RSVP needed)
Please bring a copy of your PayPal receipt to the event for entry
For more information:
J Wenzel: email@example.com
About Gong Mystique ——————————————————————–
is a Sound Master and Ceremonialist offering Full Moon Gong Immersions, individual sessions and sound workshops. She played the gong for James Tyberron’s Om Wave Conference in Mt. Shasta this June. Wyatt Smith
loves the gong and has played at the Wanderlust Festival and Winter Solstice event in the Reno-Tahoe area. Judy Strauss,
Ph.D., is a Gong Master, Reiki Master, UNR professor and Sound Healer, offering gong meditations, workshops, and private sessions.
and J Thomas
fuel RelaXsonic; an interactive performance art form which they are dedicated to sharing with the public.
“On December 12, 2012, 12:12:12, our Mother God—the Holy Spirit, and the Feminine Aspects of Deity throughout all Creation, will breathe into the Earth’s Crystal Grid System the highest frequencies of God’s Transfiguring Divine Love that Life on this planet is capable of withstanding. This will be the greatest influx of Divine Love Humanity has ever experienced.” Patricia Cota-Robles
Michelle Gabler will be hosting and leading us in an invocation and a powerful prayer of 12/12/12 Activation ... Journey will be facilitating a deep Gong Immersion Activation ... Charmian Redwood will lead a guided meditation, activating the DNA codes of each participant for their own personal Ascension, using crystal sound and imagery ... and professional musician, Daniel Gaughan, will close the evening’s activations with a wonderful selection of heart-felt guitar music.
When: Wed. evening, December 12 at 6:30pm
Where: Sacred Spiral Studio, 1558 1St Street, Minden
Cost: Love Offering
To RSVP: 782-4313
This is a time to be with others of like mind, to honor the Divine Feminine and to bask in the flow of Love sweeping through our Mother Earth!
Please read article on “Drum Etiquette” included below......
A Women’s Drum Gathering for the New Earth
*Special holiday gathering to make your own ceremonial drum mallet!
We have begun a regular women’s gathering around the time of the New Moon. So far, all of us have been able to sit around the big Mother Drum.... drumming to induce a trance state where we access our deepest dreams for ourselves and the New Earth. In this ceremonial environment, each woman has the opportunity to give voice to her dreams during the drumming, sending them out like seeds into the Universe with heartfelt passion, laughter and even tears.
We are honoring our Mother Drum for her role in furthering our dreams, furthering our sense of community, furthering our roles as divine feminine facilitators for this New Earth. As women, we can assist in bringing about the Union of Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine...within us and into our community......into the world!
*In this gathering, we will first create a ceremonial drum mallet. I will have leather, wooden dowels, fiber filling, feathers and glue. You may like to bring pieces of jewelry, beads or small crystals to decorate your ceremonial mallet! We will pray our intentions into our mallets as we construct them. Afterwards we’ll drum!
When: Sunday, Dec.9th, 3pm, Gardnerville
Cost: $15-$25 sliding scale includes materials
RSVP: Journey at 775-782-5316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Space is limited to 6 women so please RSVP soon to save your place!
Please bring a snack to share.
By Shannon Thunderbird
Permission must be given by the individual for anyone else to touch it/ play it. Keep reminding yourself that the drum is human and one does not fondle other humans without permission.
When playing a drum, it should never be hammered in an aggressive way. This suggests giving it a 'beating' and one must never 'hit' a woman! The teaching goes even further by stating that the drum mallet should not be referred to as a 'beater' because of the suggestion of aggression contained in the word. There is already too much violence in Native communities (as well as the world at large). We call them Grandmother's Arms ...... that is a beautiful description.
The drum is a sacred object, therefore, when not in use it should be allowed to sleep in its own bag made of natural materials, (i.e. 100% cotton, animal hide). Hanging a hand drum on a wall as an art piece to be admired diminishes its voice and purpose. You wouldn't hang your mother on the wall would you? The drum should always be placed skin-side up when at rest as a sign of respect, it is also easier on the hide.
No drinking, no smoking, bad language or any other behavior that is disrespectful to yourself and the drum.
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“I would like you to remember the importance of drumming and chanting out loud. The importance to giving wisdom, thought and spirit a voice creates a much more powerful vibration than just thinking it.
If you think it, feel it and speak it, a very powerful Triune energy force of empowerment is created.” Mellon- Thomas Benedict
Yoga Sol in Carson City is having “Holiday Delight”, a collaboration of Yoga by Jenn and Sound by Journey. We’re very excited and hope we can entice you to leave your warm, cozy beds and join us for Heart-Opening Yoga accompanied by Crystal and Tibetan bowls, chimes and small gong.
When: Thursday 11/22, Thanksgiving morning, 9 – 10:30am
Drop in fee: $13
This is a beautiful, new yoga studio in Carson. Be to check out their website.
With an offering of gratitude and the mind set to chill out, you are sure to leave class basking in peace!
305 N. Carson Street, Ste. 200
- Enter from Carson Street (395). The studio is directly above Jimmy G’s Cigar Bar on the corner of Carson Street and Proctor. It’s the next door on Carson after the Cigar Bar’s entryway. High Sierra Brewing Co. is directly across the street.
Electricity, enthusiasm and wit pervade November’s Full Moon, which is also a Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse shows your shadow in an emotional, inner way—this could play out in a straightforward, honest conversation with someone who is willing to tell you the truth about yourself. Does your tendency to keep it light prevent the truth from hitting you? Best look any escapist tendencies you have in the face during this Moon. pandoraastrology.com
Let’s set the intention for our Gong Immersion to feel the Light and Love of God in all aspects of our life. This is why we’re here. To transform all things that do not resonate with the Divine Plan for Earth. We can do this. We do it every time we gather together in like-minded groups. Let’s foster the joy and power that reside within our hearts to bring about change with ease and grace. Let’s own our magnificence and give gratitude for being here at this amazing time of transition.
The gong is a powerful Voice for the energies of Love, just waiting to sing to you ..... to remind you of Home. I hope you will join us and add your brilliance to the evening!
When: Saturday, Nov.24th, starts at 6pm ... Please arrive at least 10-15 min. early to make yourself comfortable.
RSVP please: Journey 782-5316
* Space is limited to 15 people so please RSVP soon to save your place.
Let’s celebrate these extraordinary times, together, in comm-Unity ... Gong Immersion, Transformation and yummy potluck.
wow! here we are in August and has anything happened......has anything not happened? maybe that doesn't exactly make sense but it actually makes sense to me. the last time i blogged was before the Om Wave Conference in Shasta. that was such an energetic time period that it took me awhile to assimilate the downloads, lessons learned, etc......like at least a month and a half.
i met so many wonderful people on their Path of evolvement ......a very supportive environment! it was a dream venue for me to play in because i found that most of the 220 people assembled had either not heard a gong before or had heard it played in a traditional way. when i play, i want to hear what this powerful instrument is capable of transmitting so i open to channeling the Music of the Spheres.......i open to playing the songs of our soul........to playing the multitude of planetary stories and messages......everything that will support humanity's evolution.
i'm filled with excitement when i play because i don't know what sounds will come forth. i just play and give my trust to the Divine, to my soul to guide me in the highest, finest way possible and, for many in the group, it proved to be life-changing! it was awesome to see what they often didn't have words to express. it was all in the eyes, in the energy emanating from their bodies........an experiential purity is how i would define it. codes were activated for that special defining moment that makes one breathe, "ah-ha!"............ and more will certainly be revealed, for them and for me!
oh, that's me in the photo. in a very peaceful moment........something that is becoming more and more commonplace these days. that is one of the biggest happenings in my life.........feeling peace, becoming peace as i develop an intimate relationship with my soul! more on that soon (: