Music & Other Gems Oct 16-19, 2017 – Peace On Purpose

We danced to some great music this week (see the complete playlists below) but it’s this song that keeps ricocheting around my brain:

Underneath by David Wilcox

I know that compassion is all out of fashion
And anger is all the rage
Grow up and give in to that cynical spin
That you see on most every page
We all know what’s wrong with the system
And how the people are puppets and fools
And if they’re not strong it will trick them
They’ll get used up like factory tools
And kids just give up in those schools, yeah

But what is it really, that’s keeping me
From living a life that’s true?
When the worries speak louder than wisdom
It drowns out all the answers I knew
So I’m tossed on the waves of the surface
Still, the mystery is dark and deep
With a much more frightening stillness
Underneath, underneath, oh oh

And hopelessness always comes easy
But ‘Easy’ does not make it right
And courage can look past that surface
But fear will still put up a fight
And when I get scared and scattered
And I don’t know where to begin
Why even care, it doesn’t matter
Why fight when you know you can’t win?
It’s easier just to give in

(chorus)

And hopelessness always comes easy
But ‘Easy’ does not make it right
And courage can look past that surface
But fear will still put up a fight
And when I get scared and scattered
And I don’t know where to begin
Why even care, it doesn’t matter
Why fight when you know you can’t win?
It’s easier just to give in

(chorus)

Thanks to everybody who danced below the surface whether it was live or from a distance. It all makes a difference.

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things you want to know about:

Nia classes for people with cancer, survivors, caregivers & staff at UVA with Susan Tate ~ on Mondays and Wednesdays
Join Susan Tate, Black Belt Nia Instructor for Nia classes with a focus on moving to heal on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm & Wednesdays,12-1pm on the 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. These free classes start October 16 with a kick-off celebration class at 5:30 pm.  Registration is not required. Contact Susan Tate at susan@susantate.orgfor more information.

Inbetween Halloween Jam on Tuesday, October 31 at 840am Downtown AND 535pm Albemarle Square
Celebrate Halloween in a traditional way with Mary Linn, Susan and Rachel. Originally, the day marked both the harvest and the change into the darker half of the year (the shift from orange to black).  It was considered an “in between” time where the boundary between spirits and humans thinned. In that spirit, we’ll use music all from artists who have passed. Put on some orange and black and join us on Tue, Oct 31, 840-940am Downtown, Group Ex Studio and then again at 535-635pm at Albemarle Square, Room B.

Writing & Wellness Yoga Retreat in Boone, N.C. with two amazing teachers ~ Nov. 2 – 5th, 2017
Join Lisa Jakub and Cecily Armstrong (two of my favorite yoga teachers and people on the planet!) for a fun, restorative and empowering retreat exploring various aspects of emotional and physical wellness. The retreat will include: • writing exercises to understand anxiety & the inner critic • nutrition talks, on both physical and emotional nourishment • discussions on purpose, connection, and authentic power • yoga, meditation and pranayama • healthy Ayurvedic meals • free time at the retreat center – massage, pottery, hiking ‣ You’ll return home with tools to help you live a more happy, healthy, vibrant life. And we’ll have a whole bunch of fun, too! No writing or yoga experience necessary! Find all the information here
Writing & Wellness Yoga Retreat in Boone, NC!
and for questions, contact Lisa at LisaJakub108@gmail.com.

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, Oct 16, 2017, 1045am ~ Peace On Purpose/h4>
We Are All Connected 7:07 Magic Sound Fabric
Calling 5:52 Bliss
Lovers House 4:49 City Reverb
One World, One People 4:43 Xcultures
City of Light (Reverso 68 Remix) 5:53 City Reverb
Shakin’ It Up 6:15 Ganga Giri
The Brazilian 3:54 Dirty Vegas
Shine 4:12 Joshua
Manana 5:59 Christophe Goze
Solita Sin Solidad [Feat. Lila Downs & Carlos Santana] 5:29 1 Giant Leap
A Prayer for Peace 3:51 John Williams

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017, 840am ~ Peace On Purpose

Peace Train 4:02 Cat Stevens
Freedom 6:31 George Michael
Water Down the Ganges 7:10 Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Nothing But the Water (II) 5:17 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Fall Down 3:22 Toad the Wet Sprocket
Why Must I Feel Like This Today? [Feat. Baaba Maal, Michael Franti, Ulali, Radio Active & Krishna Das] 9:28 1 Giant Leap
Everloving 3:26 Moby
Underneath 4:14 David Wilcox
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017, 11am ~ Peace On Purpose

Peace Train 4:02 Cat Stevens
Freedom 6:31 George Michael
Water Down the Ganges 7:10 Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Nothing But the Water (II) 5:17 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Let the Sun Shine in (Remix) 7:02 Lord G. Batu vs. Milk & Sugar
Why Must I Feel Like This Today? [Feat. Baaba Maal, Michael Franti, Ulali, Radio Active & Krishna Das] 9:28 1 Giant Leap
Everloving 3:26 Moby
Underneath 4:14 David Wilcox
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017, 840am ~ Peace On Purpose

We Are All Connected 7:07 Magic Sound Fabric
Calling 5:52 Bliss
Lovers House 4:49 City Reverb
One World, One People 4:43 Xcultures
City of Light (Reverso 68 Remix) 5:53 City Reverb
Shakin’ It Up 6:15 Ganga Giri
Devil’s Teeth 3:30 Muddy Magnolias
Shine 4:12 Joshua
Solita Sin Solidad [Feat. Lila Downs & Carlos Santana] 5:29 1 Giant Leap
Underneath 4:14 David Wilcox
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

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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