Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the first annual Lake Merritt Oneness Sacred Music Celebration a phenomenal event.
Sri Amma Bhagavan – Divine Inspiration and Grace
Veera Deenadhalayan - Sacred Fire Ritual
Raynetta Rayzetta - Libations to the Ancestors and Ujamaa Kwanzaa candle
Mona de Vestel - Lakota Native American Prayer to the four directions
Sergio Flores - prayer in Spanish to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Natalie Zeituny - Hebrew prayer entitled Emanating Grace
Judith Roberts - Gayatri Mantra
Linda Faye Johnson - dance of praise and worship
Ramana Das Silbey - Kirtan and In the Key of Deeksha
Marilena Silbey - Kirtan
Gladys Collins and Kenny McDaniel - gospel
David Whitaker - guitar
Ryan Rigoli - piano and percussion
Angelika - Kirtan
George Chavez - cello
Ludmilla Dvorkin – Russian Prayer for World Peace
Duane Wolfe – All This I Am
Eric Boswell - guitar
Event Production Team
Thanks to Jasmine David, Pat Hansen and Lenora Swan for assisting with set up and registration;
Julia Schuelke for serving as time-keeper and stage manager
Doris Hart - background vocals
Joe Mitchell - good vibes
Sergio Flores - sound system
Zach Behar and Asmah - videotaping.
We bow to each of you,
Gwendolyn Mitchell and Kathryn Pielage
Co-facilitators of Lake Merritt Oneness Meditation
Q&A and Awakened Deeksha with 4 Awakened people and our dear Oneness Meditator Patricia Keel.
Four Awakened people in the Oneness community share their awakening experience in Richmond, CA
on February 1st, 2013. Enjoy and experience Divine Grace from the wonderful live music from Angelika and the four awakened people and Oneness Meditator Patricia.
Muchas Gracias a todos for making this event possible.
Love and blessings,
Sergio Flores Sr. and Sergio Jr.
"Before the beginning all was nothing-only the spark of Divine consciousness. From this spark, all of creation arose...spinning out from the center...spinning into time...spinning into being...spinning into wheels of life." - From the DVD
Renowned teacher of the human energy system, Anodea Judith has teamed up with Alex Wayne (digital art) and Robin Silver (music) to create a stunning visual and audio journey through the "wheels of life" in The Illuminated Chakras: A Visionary Voyage into Your Inner World.
Along the spine, seven vortices correspond to elements, body parts, and life situations. According to Judith, these spinning centers-known as chakras-are seven layers of manifestation that form a rainbow bridge between Father Sky and Mother Earth. This bridge serves as stepping-stones from matter to spirit. The spinning of the chakras come from two basic currents: one from above and one from below. As these currents weave through the chakras, the cause them to spin like gears-moving us through our life journey.
The Illuminated Chakras is a fantastic 30-minute DVD that makes it possible to see and experience the subtle energy of the chakra system. To my knowledge, this type of visionary voyage has not been done before. Anodea Judith narrates, explaining the nuance of each chakra, including the Sanskrit names, colors, associated elements, and their roles in our lives. The gorgeous music reflects the energy of each chakra. For example, the music of the second (sacral) chakra is watery and sensual, while insistent bongos and upbeat tempos match the fiery energy of the third (solar plexus) chakra.
The vibrant images further illustrate the purpose of the chakras. A meditating woman made of wood reflects the first (Root) chakra connection to mother earth and the material world; for the proper energetic foundation, we need roots deep into the earth. A beautiful blue sky with a heart-shaped cloud reminds us of the spaciousness of the sky-the element of air-from which wings of love soar from the open heart of the fourth chakra.
I've worked with chakras for about 5 years now (in fact, I've written an eBook and several articles on them), and yet, I found new ways of looking at these amazing energy centers from watching The Illuminated Chakras DVD. It is truly a "moving" meditation of sound and sight.