My last chemo treatment was March 20. Six months have passed and I am just now starting to feel “normal.“ cAnswer (my spelling of “cancer”) or any experience of this magnitude changes our lives forever and there are as many gifts to be treasured as there are traumas to be forgiven.
One enormous gift was the community of friends who stepped up to sing with and to me for 18 weeks in a row during every 2-3 hour Chemo/Dreamo treatment. I requested a private room so we had room for 4-6 people. It was so -- incredible is not an adequate adjective -- “Life Affirming” is more befitting. For those hours once a week we basked in the Healing music created for this purpose.
I miss Chemo/Dreamo! NOT the chemicals mind you but the 2-3 hours of concentrated singing and deep listening. I miss this music! So I’ve decided to recreate the weekly healing experience because it's something that benefits ALL of us -- singing for our own health and healing!
Imagine singing this heart-opening music in a circle with music being played. Sing when you want to. Listen when you want to. Lie in the center of the circle and Receive when you want to. String beads when you want to!
String & Sing!
Stringing strands of beautiful beads is a new exciting addition. Since I won’t be lying in the middle receiving chemo and song myself, I thought how wonderful it would be to keep my hands busy and sing into whatever I was creating. I remembered a gift given to me by Doe Hart, a dear friend, during my first dance with cancer. A 3-foot strand of beautiful beads that she strung during prayer and meditation about me and for me! What a wonderful gift! I have tons of old beads from my grandmother, my great aunt and many other treasured resources! I invite people to bring beads themselves if they have some to share. We will create Strands of Song to keep or to share with those in need. Imagine! All that healing music infused in those beads put together with our loving hands. What wonderful vibration we can share so many times!
My community in Bloomington will benefit locally. I do intend to do some live Facebook video events during these sessions in the not-too-distant future. All the music we will be singing is on my new CD Series, Chants to Heal, Chants to Laugh and Love and Chants to Change. Chants to Laugh and Love music is up-tempo, fun, high energy songs about healing. The songs from Chants to Change are entirely meditational.
Avalon Healing and Wellness Center
11.11 a.m - 1:11 p.m
1800 W 17th St.
Every Tuesday we will meet and sing and string! I’m so excited to share this in such a beautiful space just at the end of 17th street after the roundabout. We will be starting this practice on November 7th. That’s 11/7 at 11:11! Ooooh! What fun numbers! Sing with you then!!
Open to the Public. Free-will Donations gratefully accepted.
New Thought Advocate and well-known musician and workshop facilitator, Lauren Lane Powell, discovered she had Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer in the prime of her life. She offers wisdom gained from a lifetime of learning to live in love.
"We met on www.blogtalkradio.com/ ggmradio, on my show Namaste Nutrition. Lauren,you are such a wonderful inspiration, and to this day remain one of my favorite radio guests. Your magic, ethereal beauty, and journey was such an inspiration to me and to my audience."
-- Host of radio show “Namaste Nutrition”
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