PSA: The Fugs will perform “Exorcism of the White House” – May 30, 2017

As announced on Facebook by the Fugs:

In 1967, one of America’s most original bands, The Fugs, went to Washington D.C. on a mission to levitate the Pentagon and exorcise the evil war-mongers who were expanding the Vietnam War. NOW – 50 years later, The Fugs (Ed Sanders, Scott Petito, Steve Taylor and Coby Batty) have returned to save us all from the new crop of evil-doers who have taken up residence in the White House. With the inspiration and guidance of Ed Sanders, Bob Holman, and the spirit of Tuli Kupferberg, Chuck Smith created a music video to accompany The Fugs brand-new song “Exorcism of the White House.”

OUT DEMONS OUT!!!

The Fugs will perform a live version of “Exorcism of the White House” on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., as part of a Veterans for Peace Rally.

PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS EVENT!

In all serious playfulness – it’s more important than ever for us to make art, make music, write, create! Sacred Folly!

I’m glad the Fugs are still at it!

Peace and love!

*Image above: photographer unknown – if anyone knows, please let me know

reiki meditation – we are stardust (re-visit)

Was writing about my meditations for a time. This is a revisit from another time . . .

I used some of the extra symbols my teacher Geordie gave to me as my meditation began and I was sailing! I sat in simple cross-legged position, placed my hands on my thighs, and immediately the energy flowed through my arms and out of my hands like warm liquid-light. Through my legs, around my pelvis, up my spine, circling out of my nipples and the top of my head and surrounding me and flowing through me again like a giant egg of light made up of billions of tiny stars.

I was sailing, floating, solid, yet completely fluid.

Star POwer © 2016 Holly TroyI don’t know why I waited so long to use the extra symbols. He gave them to me a year ago. So much was happening in my life then, and so much has happened and changed since then. Perhaps I needed to spend more time with myself and the earth before I was ready for this cosmic energy. I feels right now.

I am surrounded by tiny stars!

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Deep Spring Love Vibration and Reiki and Tarot Offerings

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I am offering tarot and reiki sessions on a donation basis, for both in-person and online/distant sessions – in celebration of this season of rebirth, growth, and change.

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Power of Relationships (Conscious and Unconscious)

When we think about relationships, we usually think about how we relate to our friends, family, and significant other(s). We have connection with everything around us. What would happen if you took the time to notice the connectedness in your life?

Do you consider that you also have relationship with/to:

  • the cashier at the grocery store
  • other drivers/cyclists/pedestrians
  • co-workers/clients
  • your pets
  • animals in general
  • plants
  • food
  • nature
  • money
  • your home/environment
  • your community
  • government
  • yourself

Take the time to pay attention for a few days to one or two of these relationships. What do you notice? Do you like your interactions? Do these relationships have meaning to you? Would you like them to have meaning? Do you receive pleasure from your relationships? Are your relationships respectful? What is the power dynamic? Are there any relationships that you would like to deepen? Where would you like to have more or less engagement? Do you experience equal give and take? Where do you need boundaries? Where can you push boundaries? Is there more room for creative connection?

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January 20th, 2017 is a Sad Day

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Design by Hayley Gilmore – to be used at the Women’s March on Washington (or in a town or city near you)

 

We need our voices and creativity more than ever now. We need to support one another with our current realities and our hopes and dreams. We have lost too much in the last year, and will lose so much more to come.

 

Five Years – after today, five years seems hopeful for the amount of time we have left. My brain and heart have been hurting a lot for months.

No matter what – it’s time to step up in our own ways!! Never say it’s too late.

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From the graphic above: Hayley Gilmore is one busy artist. Check out her  work.

 

 

 

Word(s have) Power

5th Chakra (Visuddha): Power of Words, Power of Truth, Power of/for the Collective (hint – we are all connected).

“There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Written words can also sing.” ~ Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

“It is through stories that we weave reality.”  Paul KingsnorthThe Dark Mountain Project

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Lady is King of the Blues

“It is hard, today, to imagine that the word of a poet was once feared by a king.” – The Dark Mountain Project

“But there is no Plan B and the bubble, it turns out, is where we have been living all the while. The bubble is that delusion of isolation under which we have laboured for so long. The bubble has cut us off from life on the only planet we have, or are ever likely to have. The bubble is civilisation.”  – The Dark Mountain Project

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ~ Muriel Rukeyser Continue reading “Word(s have) Power”

dancing with the beauty and vulnerability of the unknown

svadhistana – the right to feel, the power of relationships

“Happiness comes from between. It comes from getting the right relationship between yourself and others, yourself and your work, and yourself and something larger than yourself.” — Jonathan Haidt

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos—the trees, the clouds, everything.”—Thích Nhất Hạnh

“The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the Soul.” ~ Isadora Duncan

“Permaculture principles focus on thoughtful designs for small-scale intensive systems which are labor efficient and which use biological resources instead of fossil fuels. Designs stress ecological connections and closed energy and material loops. The core of permaculture is design and the working relationships and connections between all things.” – Bill Mollisonlove-note-to-me-from-kip-holly-troy

“Creativity requires a state of grace. So many things are required for it to succeed.” ~ Magda Szabó

“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.” ~ Ellen Goodman Continue reading “dancing with the beauty and vulnerability of the unknown”

Solstice Intention Setting for 2017 (and beyond)

Several years ago I learned an exercise similar to the one I am presenting here based on an Abraham Hicks Teaching. This is my own version of the exercise. I borrowed this post from one of my workshops. The exercise was based on writing and using the energy of the new moon. I’ve revised it for the Winter Solstice – which is, in a way, the New Sun of the year.

IMG_2581Currently, we are at the Winter Solstice, or the longest night of the year. This is a good time to release what we don’t want – what is unconscious and holding us back from moving forward in our lives. Once we have let go and created space within ourselves, we can create a vision and make intentions for how we want to move forward.

For tonight, or, for the next few nights, it is a good time to set intentions. I propose an intention setting exercise this evening. This is a powerful time for growth. During the winter months, the surface of the earth appears to be fallow, but underneath the surface, roots are digging down deep, and seeds and bulbs are waiting for spring to push forth their potential. Right now is a powerful time to plant intentions so that they may grow strong and grounded beneath the surface before emerging in the spring. Continue reading “Solstice Intention Setting for 2017 (and beyond)”

Bell Blue: Dial-A-Poem ~ A Call for Work

Dear Energetic Readers and Writers,

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Elizabeth Hellstern, creatrix of the Telepoem Booth, and her beloved Bell.

This year I was lucky to be part of an amazing project that started right here in Flagstaff, Arizona. I recorded five poems for Elizabeth Hellstern’s project, The Telepoem Booth, after she put out a call to writers last winter. By spring, the booth was up and running (and one of my poems ended up on NPR!), with people lining up to listen to poetry on a rotary phone. The project is a great success – and the booth will begin traveling to different cities and towns throughout the country. Maybe the booth will come to your town! 

I’m so excited that the Telepoem Booth is seeking to add more work to its catalogue. Be a part of this literary/tactile art project and submit your work today!! Continue reading “Bell Blue: Dial-A-Poem ~ A Call for Work”