Darling Beloved Gorgeous Magnificent Community,
We are gathered here today, scattered to the far corners of this sweet earth (which ironically has no corners because it’s ROUND), to honor the gift of our existence, the radiant brilliance of the world around and within us… to delight and suffer through every moment of life! The Rapture!
Oh, I have a little tip for you!
To make your existence more and more excellent, find exactly the right hair products!
You think I’m joking?
Even if you are completely bald (not naming names…), you can shine up that dome to sparkling perfection and increase your daily joy ten-fold!
Even if you have a buzz cut (not naming names…), you can add a little coconut oil to that fuzzball and increase your daily delight in spades!
Even if you have long, luxurious blond hair with glowing waves that catch the sun just so (not naming names, cause I don’t know any of your names…), and every woman you know hates you for your glorious locks… you can shave it off inviting more feminine love and simplifying your daily routine thereby giving you more and more time and energy to ride go-karts without getting that mop tangled in the fan belt.
Really… the right hair is the key to infinite happiness.
Go-karts help too.
Thursday, June 13th – Dance of Universal Peace – 346 E Mountain, Ft Collins – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested – I’m back! And SO HAPPY to dance with you this week! – let’s ride go-karts after the dance!
Friday, June 14th – Our Beloved Brooke turns 21!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKE!!!! – if you see her out and about, sing her a song. She’ll love that!
Saturday, June 15th – Boulder Community Zikr – Studio Be, 2077 30th St – 7:30 PM – $5 suggested and dessert potluck – Want to meet me for dinner in Boulder before Zikr? Let me know – Habib and I will co-lead the evening.
Sunday, June 16th – Chant – 135 Circle Dr, Ft Collins – 7 PM – Bring your dad to Chant! That’s how he’ll know you really love him! – (psst…it’s also Jamila’s birthday… let’s sing to her!) – suggested donation $7
Monday, June 17th – Sufi Meditation – 2727 Alan St, Ft Collins – 9:30 AM – by donation – each week we focus on one of the Beautiful Names of God. Get in touch with me if you’re curious about it. I’d love to introduce you to the practice!
Tuesday, June 18th – Sufi Study Circle – 2727 Alan St – 7 PM – by donation – our time includes a bit of singing, a couple of prayers, and reading Hazrat Inayat Khan’s teachings. This is a great forum for those newly interested or ripe to learn more about Sufism.
Thursday, June 20th to Sunday, June 23rd – MEADOWFEST – It’s not too late to sign up… get in touch with me or visit my website for all the details: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/ – bring on the PAGAN SHENANIGANS!
Monday, June 24th – Sufi Meditation – Alan St – 9:30 AM – by donation
Tuesday, June 25th – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – St Barnabas Church, 1280 Vine St, Denver – I missed you ladies last time… looking forward to making up for it this month – 7 PM – $8 suggested
Thursday, June 27th – Dance in Fort Collins – 7:30 PM – Art and Science Studio – $10 suggested
Saturday, June 29th – Dance Leader training in Fort Collins – 9:30 AM to 5 PM – All interest levels welcome! – Attune to the Dance lineage, deepen your experience of the dances, try your hand at leading, bring a guitar if you like… – $20 to $50 suggested – RSVP
Sunday, June 30th – Chant – 135 Circle Dr, F.C. – 7 PM – $7 suggested
Monday, July 1st – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – Alan St – by donation
Tuesday, July 2nd – Mama Sing AND PICNIC LUNCH – 10 AM to 1 PM – Fort Collins City Park – We’ll meet in-between the little kid and big kid playgrounds – by donation – Thank you, Sharon, for leading Mama Sing in June! You rock!
Tuesday, July 2nd – Dance at Sunrise Ranch (100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland) – 7 PM – $5 to $10 suggested – THANK YOU, Soma and Stephanie for holding the dance in my absence in June! – I’m happy to be back with you for July.
Thursday, July 4th – Go light things on Fire… NO DANCE THIS EVENING… but if you want to avoid the patriotic explosions, you’re welcome to join me for a movie. I’m serious.
Friday, July 5th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY to HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN!!! – Let’s have an evening of dance, zikr, and celebratory attunement! – At Treehenge (remember that place? Just east of Lee Martinez Park, Fort Collins) 6 PM to 8 PM – by donation
Monday, July 8th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – Alan St – by donation – it’s the new moon…want to start something new?
Tuesday, July 9th – Sufi Study – 7 PM – Alan St – by donation
Thursday, July 11th – Dance – 7:30 PM – Art and Science, F.C. – $10 suggested
DANCING WITH THE GODDESS – women’s retreat – Friday, September 20th to Monday, September 23rd – Camp Santa Maria – It’s time to sign up! – http://trigoddess.org/special-events/
Spiritual Mentoring – I’ve been thinking about getting another group started. Interested? Curious? Confused? Desperately in need? Let’s talk. – I also offer one-on-one Mentoring. Give a call or e-mail me for more info.
Don’t you love when every day is like a Bikram Yoga class?
We go to hot springs, saunas, have scalding hot showers… then the weather gives us the heat we seek, turning our cars into our own private saunas and we whine about it.
Not me. I’m LOVING IT!!!
Here’s my suggested spiritual practice for the rest of the summer: sweat.
What? You think that’s not a practice? Think of the magic, the mysterious alchemy, the genius of this divine plan! Our bodies are so wise! And slippery!
Each morning, set an intention to LOVE the sweat.
Every evening, give heartfelt thanks for the sweat.
Whenever it occurs to you to curse the heat, take a nice refreshing sip of lemonade (or if you don’t like lemonade, turn it into lemons) and sing a sweaty song unto the Lord and Lady! Praise Jesus and Alleluia for sweat glands! Hare Krishna and Jai Ram for the power of the scorching Sun!
Three cheers for the light, the heat and the excellent excuse to drink margaritas!
Hey, I just found out the Chocolate Café in Old Town Fort Collins is air conditioned. Chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, chocolate soufflé, chocolate martinis! That’ll send your summertime blues running for the burning hills. For some reason, I’ve never seen any men in there. Why don’t men like chocolate?
Love and cheery sunlight to all!