Music & Goodness ~ Jan 21 – Jan 24, 2019 ~ MLK Week: Interrelated Structure of Reality

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – MLK

Our annual exploration of the inspiring wisdom of the words and life of Martin Luther King Jr. this year looked at the inextricable interconnection of our lives and the world. Any sense that we are separate or that our choices don’t impact those and the environment around us is an illusion.

We can see evidence of this everywhere – in society, in our relationships, in the natural world and in our own bodies. One way of looking at any pain, discomfort, imbalance, even violence as stuck energy. In order to return that energy to its natural flow, we need to first see it with our awareness and then to look around it to see what needs unsticking. The next time you’re feeling pain in your body, look around the pain point. The next time you experience disconnection or discomfort in a relationship, look around the situation. And the next time you read the headlines about the suffering in the world, look around where the pain is to see what might be the source.

Below are our playlists for the week. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! And in general, please let me know if you have any questions about any of the music we dance to!

And first, some announcements of things that are happening!
Open Silent Retreat in Charlottesville ~ Saturday, January 26, 9am-3pm
An open silent meditation opportunity will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m (come and go as you like) on Saturday, 26 January at Park Street Christian Church (1200 Park St, Charlottesville; there is ample parking at PSCC). Format will be similar to that of Buddhist vipassana retreats, with alternating periods for sitting and walking meditation (PSCC has ample grounds for walking, and a labyrinth). Practitioners from any silent contemplative tradition are welcome; there are moveable chairs at PSCC but if you prefer other support please bring cushions or pillows. There will be some brief instruction at the beginning and a break for lunch, and you do not need to commit for the entire time. There is no fee, though dana (donation) to support the venue will be gratefully accepted. Contact Phil Schrodt (schrodt735@gmail.com) for any further details or go here to RSVP.

Thank you for Sharing Your Word for 2019
Every year, I choose a word as my focus. My word for 2019 is CLEAR. As part of embodying it, I am clearing my spaces … inside and out. I asked for your words and together, this is the art that emerged!
Thank you to all who shared their words and may Kriszti enjoy the Nia pendant!

Buddha Cat on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
If you’d rather not order online and/or if you’d like to support an independent bookstore, you can find the book at some local establishments! Please go to my web site to find a complete listing of where to find Buddha Cat and more! http://www.susanmcculley.com/book-art-happenings/#/new-page/

Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Lynsie McKeown ~ February 9-16, 2019
It’s time to say YES to you and your well-being; to put you first. Join Lynsie McKeown, February 9-16, 2019, for 8 days of daily practice, luxury villas, delectable meals and immersive experiences in paradise. This retreat is designed to nourish, support and celebrate YOU. Immersed in beauty and nature, you’ll experience the benefits of a complete practice; asana (vinyasa tantra), pranayama, guided meditation and Yoga Nidra (a deep state of restoration, relaxation, and awareness). Body, mind, heart and soul will be rejuvenated. You’ll leave feeling full—full of more joy, motivation and inspiration to carry you through the rest of your year. Find out more here.

Author Fest 2019 at the Waynesboro Public Library
On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waynesboro Public Library will host its 5th Annual Author Fest. The event is free for both authors and the public. Buddha Cat and friends will be there. More information and details to come!

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

Monday, Jan 21, 2019, 1045am ~ The Interrelated Structure of Reality

Blackbird 3:09 Dionne Farris
I Shall Be Free 6:13 Kid Beyond
You Might Die Trying 4:44 Dave Matthews Band
Rattle And Hum 8.0 57
Interconnected (Dan Thomas Radio Edit) 4:45 Stéphane Nadal
So Beautiful Or So What 4:09 Paul Simon
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Black Or White 3:19 Michael Jackson
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4:50 Beyoncé
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free 4:09 Derek Trucks Band
Woke Up This Morning 3:55 Ruthie Foster
Spiritual High, Pt. 3 5:14 Moodswings
Love Rescue Me 3:48 Playing For Change
MLK 2:34 U2

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2018 ~ The Interrelated Structure of Reality

Blackbird 3:09 Dionne Farris
I Shall Be Free 6:13 Kid Beyond
You Might Die Trying 4:44 Dave Matthews Band
Rattle And Hum 8.0 57
Interconnected (Dan Thomas Radio Edit) 4:45 Stéphane Nadal
So Beautiful Or So What 4:09 Paul Simon
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Black Or White 3:19 Michael Jackson
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4:50 Beyoncé
Woke Up This Morning 3:55 Ruthie Foster
Spiritual High, Pt. 3 5:14 Moodswings
Love Rescue Me 3:48 Playing For Change

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2018, 11am ~ The Interrelated Structure of Reality ~ Look Around the Pain

We Are All Connected 7:07 Magic Sound Fabric
I Shall Be Free 6:13 Kid Beyond
I Know What I Know 3:13 Paul Simon
Pride (In The Name Of Love) 4:27 U2
Interconnected (Dan Thomas Radio Edit) 4:45 Stéphane Nadal
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Waking the Spirits (African Travels Re-Awakening Remix) 5:56 Bob Holroyd
Once a Day (feat. Sonna Rele) 3:58 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
Shine 4:12 Joshua
A Change Is Gonna Come 3:55 Seal
Imagine 3:27 Playing For Change
MLK 2:34 U2

Thursday, Jan 24, 2018, 840am ~ The Interrelated Structure of Reality ~ Look Around the Pain

We Are All Connected 7:07 Magic Sound Fabric
I Shall Be Free 6:13 Kid Beyond
I Know What I Know 3:13 Paul Simon
Interconnected (Dan Thomas Radio Edit) 4:45 Stéphane Nadal
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Waking the Spirits (African Travels Re-Awakening Remix) 5:56 Bob Holroyd
Once a Day (feat. Sonna Rele) 3:58 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
Shine 4:12 Joshua
A Change Is Gonna Come 3:55 Seal
Imagine 3:27 Playing For Change

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

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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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