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2017 Monthly Hilltown Kirtans

2017 Monthly Hilltown Kirtan Offerings at the School of the Golden Discs

September 9- Kirtan with Shubalananda 5pm

October 22- Kirtan with Dave Russell 4pm 

November 18- Kirtan with Libbly Volkening and Heart Centered Kirtan 5:30pm

December 16- Kirtan with Seven Sisters and Solstice Fire Ceremony 4pm following Sound Healing Saturday. 

All kirtans are open to all, no musical experience or specific belief system is necessary. donations accepted but not required.  

New Moon and Solar Eclipse

Sunday, August 20th at 5 pm   Pot Luck and Fire Ceremony

Join us on this day for a Ceremony to gather and create sacred space for connection and healing.  

August 7th, we had a full moon lunar Eclipse:  a perfect opportunity for purging our shadows; illuminating those beliefs that have been interfering with our evolution.  It is time to release suffering involved in relationships, discharging physical and emotional pain and grief. This is a time for deep self-diagnosis, evaluating our true purpose.  A time we are giving permission to our soul for full expression and liberation.  Time to sow the seed of unfolding our true authentic self; true purpose.  These energies provide us opportunities to heal, and unplug from distractions.  Time to create new patterns; integrate the changes and self-reflection and exploration in the heart.

With the Fire we have an opportunity to literally and energetically burn that which we wish to release and offer prays and intentions.  May we shed the old stories from the past and release locked in energies of grief and pain.  May we have the courage to face our fears and own our projections and offer them over to the Fires of Transformation.

New Moon on August 21st:

The new moon phase is an optimal time for planting and seeding your intentions. Seedlings need a period of gestation before they break through the soil and reach for the sunlight.  The New Moon is a time of Rebirth and Growth; time to create something new and honoring the sacred Feminine.   Time for shedding the old stories of our past, and setting new intentions.

This is also true for cultivating our ideas and clearing the way for our visions to surface and become our new reality.

The dark side of the moon, with its mysterious unseen forces, offers a nurturing environment where our longings can establish roots. These miraculous manifestations begin to sprout and reach out to the stars as the moon continues its cycle.

When it comes to setting goals or planning ahead for your future, there is no better time to get started than during the new moon. Intentions and longings stated out loud or written down on paper, hold power, so please take care in considering those things that you truly want. The saying "Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it," is a fair warning whenever setting your new moon intentions into motion.

The Eclipse takes us deep into overview of our patterns that needs to be brought to the light; thrusts us into the depth to work with the unconscious material.  It opens our awareness of our inner consciousness.  We tend to look at the outside world as a reflection of ourselves; now is the time to look deep within.  It is a cleansing process at a cellular level.  Look at what is arising within our ego material, and separation beliefs. 

This Eclipse is teaching us humility; light/darkness; empty/ fullness that is cast upon the world to the time of darkened womb.  Opens us to the great turning that is coming about.  This event allows us to purify; recalibration of what is our true purpose?

This is the time to clear the baggage; give away unnecessary matter, beliefs; purge; get to the core.  Where there is not light on Earth, in that state of perfect balance, a gateway is opening.  Hold in your mind and in your heart your deepest vision of self, the world.  Crystalize and hold the dream without attachment.

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Releasing the Old Stories and Living the Life of Your Soul’s Expression

   Releasing the Old Stories and Living the Life of Your Soul’s Expression

4 Week Shamanic Workshop

With the intensity that is occurring in the collective and on the Earth, it is time for us to come home into our soul. The Pachamama wants her children home now. It is time to take our rightful place on Earth. It is our birthright to fully express our soul, our light, and our love in order to create a world of peace and unity. It is our birthright to shine as brightly as the stars above us. It is time to share our light again. It is the time to liberate ourselves from the old stories and begin the life we are entitled to live, a life of freedom and joy.

This workshop will explore the following concepts:

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Shamanic Explorations

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Honoring Moriah on the Day of her Passing

To embody our magnitude is to heal the world--Moriah Marston

Moriah passed into spirit two years ago today, March 24. Since the morning of her transition and subsequent mourning of her passing, life has never been the same for many of us and understandably so.

Who, what and how could possibly fill the void that was left in the wake of her departure from earthly life? This was my pressing question of the day, everyday, as we all; community, friends, family, even cashiers at the local food coop and village bank tellers reeled in bewilderment.

And how could our beloved guiding light—full of such goodness, radiance, laughter, inspiration, brilliance, love, devotion and sparkling presence, just…die and disappear—wrenched from our earthly life. No negotiation. Gone…But REALLY? Death, the great teacher, poses many questions and riddles.

But this trial of heartbreak and life inversion hasn’t necessarily been a bad thing as the crushing loss and ensuing dark night would suggest. Death can vivify life and the deeper truth of existence so deeply. And, like the end of a Charles Dickens story, the dots begin to connect and display a cosmic tapestry of which I am now so grateful to be a part.

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Coming Back! In retreat with Master Mingtong

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A Retreat Experience at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, by Zayne Marston

Introduction

 To my amazement, I turned 65 in September. As a gift, I attended five days of Wisdom Healing Qigong with our joyful and inspiring teacher, healer and qigong master Mingtong Gu at the beautiful, accommodating campus of Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY (Sept 19-23).

Two of my qigong students joined me! It was exciting to share the chi experience and to know that the transmissions will enrich the chi field back home in Western MA where we practice Wisdom Healing Qigong.

Teaching assistants, Luisa de Castro and Suan Armstrong from Connecticut helped support the program. Many thanks for their gracious presence and attention to our needs.

Auspiciously, the Autumnal Equinox crept in halfway through the retreat and ushered in the energy of change and seasonal shift. The interplay of sunlight and the emerging leaf colors cast a magical shimmer to the atmosphere.

Change and transformation were definitely afoot as the days progressed. Here are some reflections.

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Remembering Arline

Remembering our friend
Arline Smeal
August 1, 1937-September 1, 2016
forever in the rainbow light

Pink Roses, by Arline Smeal. Copyright 2012

Last Thursday, our beloved Arline Smeal made her transition to the Rainbow Light. The Tibetan assures us that he "carried her home, and that while her transition (please use care when clicking this link) is perhaps difficult to understand or comprehend, it was in Divine Order, her work was done. She was fully embraced by the Light and presence of God, and All is Well. "

Arline is remembered both by neighbors and friends in her building and by ourselves as a loving, caring, compassionate being, who extended that care to all she encountered.

We honor  her humor, her joy, her spirit and her extreme dedication to the School and the teachings of Moriah and the Tibetan over many years.   There is so much to say about Arline and we invite you to share your thoughts and memories on our website memorial page, or on Facebook. 

Arline, we will miss you, your loving spirit, your joy, enthusiasm and supreme dedication to your Path. Thank you for being a teacher, friend, guide, cheerleader, healer, emissary of the light, and companion with us. We send you buckets and buckets of RAINBOW LIGHT! RAINBOW LIGHT! RAINBOW LIGHT!  


           Arline offers rainbow light energy healing. 

May you find a beautiful peace in your eternal connection with Yanim, DK, the Tibetan and all of your Arcturian and Celestial friends, loved ones and guides.  Say hi to Moriah for us. 
We miss you already. 

Love always, 
your transformational times family. 

I'm a beginner again! My journey into paradise

Emotional Healing Sound Qigong
the inner alchemy of emotional transformation
by Zayne Marston

Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive ~ Hafiz

Evolutionary tool and life raft for the turbulence of today

It’s hard to keep a good thing secret. I am moved to share about a powerful qigong ( chi kung, means energy practice) I’ve been learning called Five Organ Integrative Sound Healing Method; a practice of a system called Wisdom Healing (Zhineng) Qigong.  This magical practice is easy and flexible to perform and highly effective at dissolving energy blocks caused by chronic, limiting emotions.

What it would be like to have a self-healing tool that can help transform the roller coaster ride of emotions spawned from the past into a refined state of being that is positive, life affirming, and more reflective of our true nature?

Sound Healing Qigong uses the voice of sound, consciousness and feeling to make contact with and to deeply receive source energy that’s all around us—the Creative Force of Healing Light, in different language, the Holy Spirit —unseen by the naked eye, yet animating and permeating all life, within and without. Through vibration and focused intention, the sounds voiced by the practitioner neutralize discordant energy moving through the organs, which our brains perceive as emotion.

Personally, this rare and unique qigong has helped me with grief in particular—getting me through the dark night—having lost my beloved wife a year ago.  Through daily qigong practice and my willingness to embrace all feelings and face the dark night, I am transforming on many levels.

Anxiety, fear and heavy sorrow that sprang from my loss no longer plague me as they did. An effervescent joy, a love, a spring to my spirit, are bubbling up out of someplace deep inside me to fill the vacuum. What happened?

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