Hello my friends!
Happy sunny Thursday to you! I hope this message finds you so, so well! I just returned from a week sharing music, chants and prayer all over California, and am very happy to be back in little Bend. A very, very big summer has just begun, and I wanted to take a moment to remind you of Bend’s 2nd annual Community Firewalk this Saturday evening. I am so excited for this event — my good friend Ryan Halas will be joining us all the way from North Carolina to guide us through the experience. It’s going to be a sweet community celebration, and a potent opportunity to take the next step forward in your personal evolution. This walk falls on a very auspicious day: June 26th– the Grand Cross, when four planets are located 90 degrees from one another. A recent email I received on this phenomenon described the effects as follows:
“The energetic dynamics of this kind of alignment can provoke a feeling of inner tension, as we feel pulled in four directions at once. Yet, the upcoming Grand Crosses also hold great promise for evolutionary progress, if we work consciously with the diverse energies and learn to integrate them more fully. We can either get stuck at the crossroads, or we can set the cross into motion, like a windmill that generates energy. Over the next two months, we’re being presented with a cosmic invitation, and plenty of fuel, to take a leap forward with our collective evolutionary growth.”
What better way to set the cross into motion and take a leap forward than by walking on fire? In my experience, this is exactly what a firewalk does — it sets things in motion, opens doors, and catalyzes growth and change. It directly and immediately sends us on to our next level of evolution. It opens us up in a big new way … and to me, that’s just plain exciting!
So if you feel like it’s time to catalyze your spiritual growth and celebrate this great gift of life, please bring your heart and your prayers (and your musical instruments and voices!) to the fire on Saturday night. Listen to your heart on this — you’ll know if you feel called to join us. And if you do feel the call, deep down, I encourage you to listen to it, beneath any hesitations, excuses or fears that might arise. A firewalk is no small thing, and the commitment to walk must come from deep inside.
There is a river flowing now very fast. …
Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river,
keep your eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is there with you and celebrate …
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
-The Elders Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation
I look forward to celebrating the radiance and abundance of life with you on Saturday night!
There are more details and a preregistration link for the walk online at www.mandalayogabend.com
So many blessings and much love to you,