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Volume 7, Issue 57
December 02, 2006
If the only prayer you
ever said in your life was
That would be
|Note: I started
trying to send this newsletter out on the 15th of
November. Unfortunately my email program crashed
and customer support was out on vacation or ill.
So it's a bit of a dated Thanksgiving message, but like
all good messages remains relevant at all times.
Many years ago I heard a
story about a man who lived in India. His life, by
anyone's standards would be considered blessed. So
much good had come his way - far more than could be
expected for any one person. And he accepted it
all as a gift and as a blessing. One day, he found
himself in the midst of a riot. As he was trying
to leave, a stray brick a rioter had thrown hit him
square in the middle of his back. As you can
imagine, the pain was unbearable, and as he fell to the
ground his friend heard his say: Please Lord, let me
accept Your bitter gifts with the same grace and joy
with which I have received Your sweet gifts.
This has been a year for me filled with
both sweetness and bitterness. Sweet because of
the gift I have been given to help people heal.
Sweet because of the success and beauty of the last
Journey to Peru, sweet because of the growing
recognition I have that every moment is an opportunity
for continued growth and understanding and wisdom. Sweet
for all the love and support I have received from
friends and family.
Yet the bitterness was deep. Two
friends met deaths that happened far too soon in their
lives. My precious dog, Dassi, also died a little
over a month ago. Yet each of these losses, deep
and painful though they may have been and will continue
to be, had within them deep beauty, for I did have the
opportunity to share some time and space with these
wonderful beings. I did recognize and share their gifts
and friendship. I did see in their passings, the
hundreds of lives each in their own way touched.
They all succeeded in living their lives in ways that
enriched all who met them.
As we approach this Day of Thanks, let
us remember to be thankful not only for the sweet gifts
we have received, but for all the gifts this experience
of life gives to us. To realize and remember that
truly, every moment that we are alive is a miracle.
Every breath a gift that will never be replaced.
Each second an opportunity to open up a heart to the
most beautiful and highest of human emotions:
Thank you for being here. Thank
you for reading my words. Thank you for being,
even if we never meet, part of my life.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
The Heart Feather
website is now up and running. You can see slide shows of the
last Heart Feather Shamanic Journey to Peru, read about some
experiences from that trip, and learn more about upcoming Journeys.
If you feel called for
healing at the deepest levels, I would like to invite you to attend
one of the upcoming Journeys. They are truly incredible and very
profound experiences. It will also be an amazing adventure as we
visit both the highlands of the Andean high country, Machu Picchu,
Lake Titicaca, and then travel to the jungle and work deeply with a
traditional shaman. The level of healing that will occur happens at
a depth that is literally life-transforming. More information at
On Saturday, December 9, 2006, a soundJourney event will be held
at Yoga Desa at 120 North Topanga Canyon Blvd, in Pine Tree
Circle in Topanga Canyon. The event starts at 8:00, and due to the focused
inner nature of the soundJourney experience, there will be no
admittance after 8:20.
December. 9, 2006
"soundJourney is transformation via sound. Using indigenous
instruments combined with modern technology, Richard Grossman
weaves a spell of shamanic sound, vibration, healing, and Love."
Tickets are $20.00 if paid in advance, $25.00 at the door.
0) 293-9475 for more information