monkey see…

Darlings, Sweeties, Beloveds,
While I am a big fan of working with our strengths, doing what we’re good at, and thereby justifying my lengthy procrastinations… because it is somewhat of an inherent talent…
It is now November 29th and I really do need to tell you all about December…
So, I’m gathering all my will-power and dedicating the fullness of my attention to-
Oh look!
A squirrel!

TONIGHT – Thursday, November 29th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain Ave, Ft Collins – $10 suggested donation

ANYTIME BETWEEN NOW and DECEMBER 20th – I want to make cookies for you! – more info, go here:

Saturday, December 1st – Intuitive Spellwork Class – 1 PM to 4 PM – 449 Clover Ln, Ft Collins – Creating personalized rituals and spells, utilizing your best, most wise and accurate resource: your own living being – $10 to $40 suggested donation – RSVP, RSVP, RSVP!!!!

Monday, December 3rd – Sufi Meditation Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation

Tuesday, December 4th – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Avo’s 625 S Mason, Ft Collins – $7 suggested

Tuesday, December 4th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Sunrise Ranch (100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland) – $5 to $10 suggested

Thursday, December 6th – Dance – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain Ave – $10 suggested

Sunday, December 9th – Chant – 7 PM – 135 Circle Dr, Ft Collins – $7 suggested

Monday, December 10th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation

Tuesday, December 11th – Sufi Study Circle – 7 PM – 449 Clover Ln – this is the first meeting, exploring the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Our time will include a little singing, brief periods of silent meditation, readings from Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, possibly some Wazifa practice (reciting Beautiful Names of God), and a short discussion period – All levels of interest are welcome! – by donation

Thursday, December 13th – Dance – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain Ave – $10 suggested

Saturday, December 15th – Boulder Community Zikr – 7:30 PM – Studio Be (2077 30th St) – I will be leading the evening of devotional Sufi musical, moving practice – $5 suggested donation – Dessert potluck following Zikr

Monday, December 17th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation

Tuesday, December 18th – Sufi Study Circle – 7 PM – 449 Clover Ln – See description above… open to all! – by donation

Thursday, December 20th – Yule Dance, I’ll Dance, We’ll All Dance! – Solstice Dance… some ceremonial elements included… celebrate the longest night and the return of the light in community with music, movement and joy! – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain – $10 suggested

Saturday, December 22nd – Solstice Celebration at Mile-Hi Church – I will be leading dances from 12 noon to 1:30 PM – 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood – I’ve shared dances with this church community a couple times before and they are SO MUCH FUN!!!! HUGE groups of people with GREAT BIG hearts, JOYFUL OPEN minds and awesome energy! Come join us!

Saturday, December 22nd – Yule Celebration at the Mercury Café – I don’t know how many years in a row this has been happening, but it’s WONDERFUL! – 8 PM there’s a Dervish dancer, then Tuatha plays… around 9:30 or 10 PM, I facilitate a ritual with all the magnificent Pagans… then Tuatha plays some more. Lots of dancing and intention… a beautiful way to bring in the new Solar year! – $13 at the door

Sunday, December 23rd – Chant – 135 Circle Dr, Ft Collins – $7 suggested

Monday, December 24th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation

Tuesday, December 25th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY to JESUS!!! – I bet he was the most adorable baby… that perfect, rosy brown skin, the cutest little baby feet (God would have made sure to give his own son the MOST gorgeous baby toes! They probably looked like tiny little pink peas!) – Want to do dance at the Starhouse in Boulder? Timothy always leads a beautiful dance on Christmas night…

YES TO BUCHE de NOEL! Birthday Cake for JESUS!!!

YES TO SUPER BRANDified WASSAIL!!! Intoxication (of one form or another does seem to help us get through the holidays… I’m not encouraging… just saying)

NO SUFI CIRCLE on the 31st
YES TO ALL NIGHT SCRYING RITUALS… my mama does this witchy ritual every year in which she melts down pewter and drops it into water to make little explosions of hot metal… then the hard, pewter is fished out of the water and examined for omens… I would say not to try this at home, but that wouldn’t be any fun… so instead I’ll say, ask my mom and dad about it before trying this at home. My dad NEVER gives dangerous or sketchy advice to ANYONE about ANYTHING!

NO MAMA SING on the 1st
YES to sleeping in and sleeping off the headaches, heartaches and bellyaches of all this cultural craziness. I suggest extending the “sleep in” until at least St Patrick’s Day if not longer.

YES to all the grocery stores FINALLY going back to their usual disgusting selection of muzak!!!! Hey, did you know there’s all this science and a serious market around “Muzak?” Who knew! Check this out… made me laugh:


Saturday, January 26th – Mini Sufi Retreat with me, Gayan Angie Galik and Rafia Rebeck – more info and registration here:

Friday, February 22nd to Sunday, February 24th – Full On Sufi Meditation Retreat led by me, with yoga and movement led by Mark Williams – more info and registration here (but scroll down to it):

Love and Good Cheer to you… even if you spend the holidays locked in your bedroom playing video games, or doing jigsaw puzzles while listening to Kenny G in surround sound!