Susan & Company’s Playlists Dec 29 – Jan 3 ~ Allowing

2015 New Year celebrationWelcome to this year.
Welcome to this day.
Welcome to this moment.

This was a week of allowing. Allowing the body to feel what it feels. To feel it and if it’s painful to soften and soothe it. And mostly to allow it to be.

The community response to the tragic death of Chloe Rose Leong, Mary Linn Bergstrom’s 6-year-old daughter, has been heartfelt and strong. Thanks to everyone who has sent love, cards, meals, money. It all makes a difference and the need is not going away. The current meal schedule is full but we may well add dates to the calendar. I’ll keep you posted about that and you can check here and here for information. Donations are still needed and welcome as the realness of lawyers and legal proceedings and therapy of all kinds continues.

Here is the music from a week of allowing, including playlists from classes with Loring (and the poem she shared) and Anne. A couple of the songs I used this week are unpublished and are noted with asterisks. If you would like them, I have permission from the artists to share them, so please email me at sjmnia@gmail.com.

As always, please let me know how I can help more.

Dance on. Shine on.

Susan sig

Monday, Dec 29, 2014, 1045am ~ with Loring

Song for Olabi 6:07 Bliss
Kissing 6:05 Bliss
Marisi 6:33 Cantoma
Duden 6:41 Natacha Atlas
Dah-Din Beats (Ges-E + Usman) 8:01 Ges-E + Usaman
Amma 6:26 James Asher & Sivamani
Cry (Brown Bear Mix) 7:30 Afterlife
Speck of Gold 5:37 Afterlife
The Angel’s Voice 7:05 Diane Arkenstone
Prayer for Protection 6:29 Xumantra

Mary Oliver, “White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field”

Coming down out of the freezing sky
with its depths of light,
like an angel, or a Buddha with wings,
it was beautiful, and accurate,
striking the snow and whatever was there
with a force that left the imprint
of the tips of its wings — five feet apart —
and the grabbing thrust of its feet,
and the indentation of what had been running
through the white valleys of the snow —
and then it rose, gracefully,
and flew back to the frozen marshes
to lurk there, like a little lighthouse,
in the blue shadows —
so I thought:
maybe death isn’t darkness, after all,
but so much light wrapping itself around us —
as soft as feathers —
that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking,
and shut our eyes, not without amazement,
and let ourselves be carried,
as through the translucence of mica,
to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow,
that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light —
in which we are washed and washed
out of our bones.

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014, 9am ~ with Anne

Fragile Beauty 4:20 Chris Coco
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Miracle (Cantoma Mix) 5:57 Afterlife
Let Your Soul Guide Your Heart (F… 6:09 Rodney Hunter
Drifting Way (Paradiso Mix) 5:07 Faithless
Don’t Deny Me Love (Featuring Ale… 7:02 Physics
Free (Featuring Shannon Day) 4:09 Illumine
Indra 5:23 Thievery Corporation
Lean On Me (feat. Lisa Fischer, Jo… 5:10 Darlene Love
Transcendence 7:03 Anima
Sure On This Shining Night 1:59 Lisa Fischer

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014, 1055am ~ Allowing

Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
Marisi 6:33 Cantoma
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Dah-Din Beats (Ges-E + Usman) 8:01 Ges-E + Usaman
Samb Adagio 5:58 Safri Duo
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) 4:31 Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)
Khalgi Stomp (Thievery Corporation Mix) 3:55 Transglobal Underground
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 1 5:01 Jamie Catto*
What a Year for a New Year 4:06 Dan Wilson*
Intro 1:44 Ishq

Thursday, Jan 1, 2015, 9am ~ Allowing

The Day After Everything Changed 4:30 Ellis Paul
Inlakesh 3:58 Lou Rhodes
Listen to the Music (DJ Malibu Mix) 5:01 The Doobie Brothers
Something To Believe In 4:44 Parachute
Heal Me 3:39 Melissa Etheridge
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) 4:31 Mark Ronson
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Unwritten 4:19 Natasha Bedingfield
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 1 5:01 Jamie Catto*
Colour In My Name (Featuring Precise) 6:08 Spiral System
What a Year for a New Year 4:06 Dan Wilson*
Subtle Body 7:02 Wayne Jones

Saturday, Jan 3, 2015, 1230pm ~ Allowing

Say 3:51 John Mayer
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Listen to the Music (DJ Malibu Mix) 5:01 The Doobie Brothers
Something To Believe In 4:44 Parachute
Heal Me 3:39 Melissa Etheridge
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) 4:31 Mark Ronson
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Unwritten 4:19 Natasha Bedingfield
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 1 5:01 Jamie Catto*
What a Year for a New Year 4:06 Dan Wilson*
Subtle Body 7:02 Wayne Jones

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