Glitz and Glam

On Sunday night I watched the Grammys with my friend Manakin. It seemed like it was nothing special at all. In fact, A friend of mine post d on Facebook that he felt the Grammys where missing their glam. My response to that was that glam was for the Oscars.

But truth be told, aren’t the Grammys supposed to be about the music? When did it become about the bells and whistles? I understand great showmanship, like for instance, Madonna’s “Living For Love” performance. She is a master at great showmanship. But what about the substance of it all? What are we giving our sacred attention to? The fluff? Or the magic that touches our soul? The certain he be sais quio that moves us to tears when we see a performance or hear a song, like Annie Lennox’s performance.

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So the inquiry here is – have we sold out to the hype and forgotten what is really good?

2015

Happy 2015! I can’t believe it! This is going to be a great year. I don’t believe in resolutions. I do believe in promises to myself and others and for this year I’ve made some pretty big ones. Here’s to a great year guys! You will see some of my promises revealed here as they manifest. I will use this blog as a log to keep them on track and to share with my readers. Stay tuned!

Phoenix Rising

I went to my friend, J Beck’s Phoenix Rising Concert last week and thought it was really great.  J Beck is a rapper and Chicago school teacher.  He raps about education and youth. I think his music is awesome.  He does have a Jay-Z influence that I can hear in his song and his style of rapping.  His beats are catchy and his lyrics are inspiring.  They make you think and want to take action.  Here’s a video of his performance from the show. The concert was  a fundraiser to help the high school he teaches for in the North Lawndale area of Chicago, near the west side of Chicago.  I have in that same high school for an after school program, and some of the kids there struggle with their day to day lives.  Check out more of his music on his BandCamp website

11/11 Reiki Master

ReikiMasterThis weekend I was atuned and initiated into the Reiki Master Level, which was really a great honor for me.  It took a few years to get to this level, and some challenges, and some amazing waves of transformation, and I got to work with some amazing souls in facilitating their healing process – and it is only the beginning.  I want to thank my Teacher and Reiki Master, Robin Shapiro, for believing in me and my power, and for uncovering the Healer in me on this journey.  And I want to thank all of the people who have given me the honor of allowing me to work with them in their Reiki treatments in their healing journey. You know who you are.  I would not have gotten to this level if it weren’t for you.  I love you and I thank you and I love you and I thank you. Let’s heal the world!