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Balance through collaboration

On CBS Sunday Morning this morning I heard some much needed inspirational words. When asked an imposter syndrome question, comedian Michael Che responded “it’s a good con.” I like this because what I call “outlaw energy” frequently helps me get out from under negative thinking. World’s Central Kitchen founder, José

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Changing your perspective

The drawing on this card was an attempt to view the violin from the violinist’s perspective. Drawing this card may cause you to take a close look at feelings and attitudes you hold that may be discordant with reality. I have been learning how to release obligations from the past.

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Connection through taste

Sweet, bitter, sour, acidic, salty, divine, delicious, dry, gooey, fruity, rich, gamy, hot, spicy, juicy, peppery, picante, dry, flavorful, rancid, pungent, savory, succulent, tart, tangy, tasty, yummy.1  All words describing the way food tastes. Musicians can borrow these words as well. When practicing the violin, we can delve into the

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Love nature the way you love music

We can learn an awful lot about how to save the environment from musicians. Musicians are experts at sensing subtleties, they live outside the normal 9 to 5 hourly work construct, and think “outside the box.” Look at the lives of musicians for how to sustain the natural world. Respect

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Jumping into the void

“Open the safe and take the money,” the original inspiration for this card, was a message transmitted to me via Moriah Marston from “The Tibetan,” Djwal Khul . I have understood this statement to mean an alchemical moment when all is possible if willing to take the chance. Selecting this

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Vacation time!

What is fun for you? Why is play important? Why is humor important? For me, it is time away from stress, boredom, worries, and always too much to do. This week I am on vacation. Having written weekly blog posts now since January, 2021, I’m giving myself a week off.

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“Tapping” into your memory

I have recently gotten into “tapping.” I have tried it off and on for many years but I didn’t really feel there was a place for it in my life until now. I find myself drawn to it because of an ongoing health concern. I have tried the standard treatment

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Feng Shui your music

You may have tried energy-work modalities such as acupuncture, Ayurveda, feng shui, or the esoteric arts of reiki and mediumship. All of these practices involve connecting with unseen energies. Feeling a deep connection in your music is often referred to as “flow.” But what is flow? Is it an energy?

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Calling in the directions

A journey with shamanic practitioner, Joyce St. Germaine, begins with “calling in” the directions. We turn to face each of the cardinal directions and appeal to the spirits of those directions. Some spirits assist with beginning a new endeavor while some spirits assist when it is at its greatest potential,

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This is definitely a busy time of the year as a teacher and performer. March seems like a great month to get large projects done. Soon there will be vacation plans and outdoor activities. Since the weather in New England tends to not be very nice this time of the

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