Music & Other Gems Jun 12-15, 2017 – Intensity: Fear Not

In the midst of playing with the power of intensity this week, I came across this short recording from ground-breaking mindfulness teacher, Jon Kabat-Zin. He explains how mindfulness and presence gives us the tools we need in stressful situations. It’s fine to not know what we’re doing, as long as we know where we are. Check it out here.

Remember that involuntary intensity will show up for each of us. By choosing voluntary intensity, we strengthen our ability to stay present when the wheels come off and things are unpleasant but also when pleasure and joy and love is strong!

All the playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Dance for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen! AND IF YOU LISTEN to my playlists on Spotify, please let me know. I’m evaluating whether or not continuing to put them up is worth doing. Email or put a comment below or let me know when you see me.

And first the announce-y type things:

Invisible Net of Love for Antje Waxman
Our friend and Nia / Egoscue teacher, Antje Waxman’s husband is terribly ill and they could use some support and nourishment. If you’d like to offer a meal for them, please go here to sign up. http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=JHSX5292 Thank you for being part of the invisible net of love.

Love Warrior at Love Fest! Saturday, June 24, 9:30-10:30am
I’m excited to be offering the Love Warrior movement experience at Love Fest on Saturday, June 24 from 9:30-10:30am at the IX Art Park (at 522 2nd St SE in Charlottesville). This is a movement experience that allows us to experience the sensation of the change we want to see in the world. We can then translate that sensation directly into action. Nothing will shift, we won’t change a thing until we feel it in our bones, until we embody the change we want to see. The event is FREE and appropriate for all levels of fitness and experience. I hope you’ll join me!

Take a SHORT survey, get some art!
As we look ahead to creating events for our dancing, creating community, we want to know what is in your heart and mind. Whether or not you have ever attended a retreat with us (even if you have never wanted to) would you please take 5 minutes to fill out this simple survey? (I promise, it won’t take long — unless you want to write more and even then, it won’t take longer than 10!)
Here’s the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WZ8D73
The survey is completely anonymous but if you’d like a little sugar for your effort, please let me know when you’ve filled it out and I will send you an electronic print of any piece of my art that you like (go to https://www.instagram.com/susanjmcculley
or http://www.susanmcculley.com/art/ to browse!).

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE BELT TRAINING in September
Our friend, mentor and Nia Trainer, Helen Terry is coming to Charlottesville to offer a White Belt training! White Belt is the first level of Nia training, designed to provide body-centered training to anyone interested in living better in a body or teaching Nia. Helen is a First Generation Nia Trainer, chosen years ago by the creators of Nia to be one of the first Nia trainers. She’ll be retiring soon, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this amazing teacher and trainer! For more information and to register, please visit: https://nianow.com/node/1139984. Please feel free to contact Mary Linn at marylinnl@acac.com with any questions!

The Awesome Event sponsored by Divine Play October 27-29
Join us for the weekend of October 27-19 in exploring an understanding of the mind that will allow you to break free of limits, relate with others, and naturally ripple ease, resilience and FUN through your personal and work life. Get all the information, buy tickets at http://www.theawesomeevent.com or call Jeanne Catherine: 434-218-9500.

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, Jun 12, 2017, 1045am ~ Intensity: Fear Not

Lemon Tree (Thievery Corporation Mix) 3:39 Herb Alpert
The Flame 6:51 Deep Dive Corp.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Drive By 3:16 Train
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Stairway To Heaven 8:03 Led Zeppelin
Narayana / For Your Love 4:44 Krishna Das
Lebanese Blonde 4:49 Thievery Corporation
Minimba Featuring Mari Boine 5:55 Future Prophecies
Underneath 4:14 David Wilcox
The Spirit of the Earth Continues (Floating Earth Remix) 6:32 Cybertribe

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017, 840am ~ Intensity: Fear Not

Lemon Tree (Thievery Corporation Mix) 3:39 Herb Alpert
The Flame 6:51 Deep Dive Corp.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Drive By 3:16 Train
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Stairway To Heaven 8:03 Led Zeppelin
Narayana / For Your Love 4:44 Krishna Das
Lebanese Blonde 4:49 Thievery Corporation
Minimba Featuring Mari Boine 5:55 Future Prophecies
Prayer Of St. Francis 2:02 Sarah McLachlan

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017, 11am ~ Intensity: Fear Not

Say 3:51 John Mayer
The Obvious Child 4:10 Paul Simon
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Drive By 3:16 Train
Apollo (Adam Goldstone Edit) 5:52 Cujo
Drop It Low 3:45 Kat DeLuna
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Sandstorm 7:26 Darude
Zion Youth 5:40 Dreadzone
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) 3:37 The Proclaimers
Minimba Featuring Mari Boine 5:55 Future Prophecies
The Inside of My Head 3:33 David Wilcox 1
Þú Ert Jörðin 4:34 Ólafur Arnalds

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017, 840am ~ Intensity: Fear Not

Say 3:51 John Mayer
The Obvious Child 4:10 Paul Simon
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Drive By 3:16 Train
Apollo (Adam Goldstone Edit) 5:52 Cujo
Drop It Low 3:45 Kat DeLuna
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
The Thing That Helps Me Get Through 4:35 Michael Franti & Spearhead
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) 3:37 The Proclaimers
Single Ladies (My Digital Enemy Remix) 6:40 Beyonce
The Inside of My Head 3:33 David Wilcox
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

For more information about Nia and this rich system of training and learning? Everything Nia is at http://www.nianow.com…
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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2 comments
  1. I love your playlists! I don’t always listen, but I love seeing what you put together. The blog, too. It keeps me feeling connected when I’m not. Thank you for that!

    • Well, you are very​ welcome. I love knowing that it’s a way for you to connect! That is what it’s all about for me. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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