Music & Other Gems Dec 12-15, 2016 – Golden Heart

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My beloved yoga teacher, Kelly Stine, shared this quote from child development researcher and author, L.R. Knost this week. It was just what I needed.

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.

If you missed my post on noncomplementarity and tonglen, please find it here. The stories and practices you’ll find there speak directly to the practice of turning toward suffering with love. Thanks to all who joined us for classes this week and to those who join us remotely. You all matter.

The playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Rock out for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y things:
• One Word 2o17 – Saturday, December 31, 10a-12pm
Instead of a resolution, choose One Word to guide you through 2o17. Join me and Rebecca George to choose a word for 2017 & Create a Talisman. The practice of One Word is a simple and powerful way to direct your energy and attention toward what you want to feel and experience in the new year.

Spend the last day of 2016 with your One Word for 2o17
We’ll provide you easy explorations to help you pick your word before the event
Come to the workshop with your word and we’ll explore it a more deeply
Make a talisman to remind you to return to your One Word throughout the year

Saturday, Dec 31, 10a-12pm at heARTful Action, 1255 Sunset Avenue Extd, Charlottesville
Fee: $30, including pre-workshop explorations, two-hour workshop with all materials and a healthful snack
Mail check to Susan McCulley, 1255 Sunset Avenue Extd, Charlottesville VA 22903 or register at susanmcculley.com/shop

• heARTful action ~ Join Us!
Whatever your political leanings, these are difficult days. Now more than ever, we need to use our creativity and art to make our community (large and small) a kinder, more inclusive, healthier place. Our intention: We are love warriors using our creativity and connection to sustain movement toward kindness, inclusivity, and health in our community and world. We are a community supporting each other in the expression of our unique gifts while we stay responsive and awake to the needs within us and around us. We act from a place of aliveness and positive purpose.
You can join us on Facebook here and/or ask me and I’ll add you to our email list. All are welcome, invite anyone who you’d like to include. And if you have a group doing similar work, we’d love to network with you and hear about what you’re doing!

• Make a Donation and Get Art on susanmcculley.com/shop
For the foreseeable future: You Make a doantion and I sent you art! It’s SIMPLE:
(1) Make a donation to CarbonFund.org (or your favorite environmental organization) or to Human Rights First (or your favorite human rights organization).
(2) Send me a copy of the receipt to sjmnia@gmail.com (alternatively, you can mail a check written to the organization to 1255 Sunset Ave Ext, Charlottesville VA 22903) and include your mailing address and the equivalent value art that you would like.
(3) I’ll mail you the art right away.
Go to http://www.susanmcculley.com/shop to see the full line up of available art. Make a heARTful difference today.

• dance.sit.create. day-treat on Saturday, Feb 18, 2017, 8:30am-5pm
We’ll be at it again – dancing.sitting.creating. together — on Saturday, Feb 18 (snow date, March 4) at Buck Mountain Episcopal Parish Hall, 4133 Earlysville Rd, Earlysville, VA 22936
What better way to spend a winter day than in giving power and time to your unique creativity? As a human being, you are an artist. While we can’t make creativity happen, we can provide fertile terrain for inspiration to land and take root. In this supportive, delicious, fun experience, step into your own creative life. Join Susan McCulley, Nia Black Belt, mindfulness teacher, writer and artist for a day-treat playing at the intersection of movement, stillness and your artist self. If you have dance.sit.created before, new surprises await. If not, this is the perfect time to join us.
Susan provides guidance and inspiration for the day. Rebecca George’s Dragonfly Kitchen provides extraordinary vegetarian, gluten-free, seasonal food (tea, snack, lunch). ALSO INCLUDED is a new 6-week series of music, meditations, and prompts to keep the flow of the day going. Early Bird: $100 if registered by December 15. Late Bird: $125 if registered by February 15. Limited to 20 participants. Go here for all the details and to register.

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

*** PLAYLIST NOTE: My playlists can also be found on Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/ by following “susanmcculley” (no space) and look for Public Playlists. Sometimes music is not available on Spotify so I may replace with another version or skip songs . ***

Monday, Dec 12, 2016, 1045am ~ Golden Heart

King of Pain 4:59 The Police
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
Golden Heart 5:01 Mark Knopfler
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 5:01 Jamie Catto*
Colour In My Name (Featuring Precise) 6:08 Spiral System
Subtle Body 7:02 Wayne Jones

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, 840am ~ Golden Heart

King of Pain 4:59 The Police
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
Golden Heart 5:01 Mark Knopfler
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 1 5:01 Jamie Catto*
Nagual 4:03 Michael Hewett

Wednesday, Dec 14 2016, 11am ~ Golden Heart

King of Pain 4:59 The Police
Pavement Cracks 5:10 Annie Lennox
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
Love Is the Seventh Wave 3:32 Sting
Golden Heart 5:01 Mark Knopfler
New Morning 3:44 Alpha Rev
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 1 5:01 Jamie Catto*
Breathe 6:17 Michael Stillwater
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016, 840am ~ Golden Heart

King of Pain 4:59 The Police
Pavement Cracks 5:10 Annie Lennox
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
Love Is the Seventh Wave 3:32 Sting
Golden Heart 5:01 Mark Knopfler
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 1 5:01 Jamie Catto*
Breathe 6:17 Michael Stillwater

* This song is unpublished. I have permission from the artist to share it. If you’re interested, email me at sjmnia@gmail.com and I’d love to send it to you.

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If you’re traveling or moving, you can find a teacher or classes wherever you’re going.
Interested in teaching or deepening your practice? Check out the Nia White Belt Training. They are offered all around the world so you can find one near you or where you may want to go!

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1 comment
  1. Sheila Queen said:

    hi Susan, I love Jamie Catto’s songs. I would love to add it to my library, thanks! xo

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