album7The sun is shining on Cape Cod and it feels good! After returning from sunny California, I am so grateful for this warm transition. If you are looking for a last minute gift for mom, my 2009 album Winds of Sinai is a great gift. It was an offering to my mother and the Divine Mother.

And please join me on May 17 at First Parish Brewster as I honor MOTHERS everywhere while chanting with Fugan. it will be a truly blessed and powerful evening.

Gay Marriage and Mental Health: Could it be the 60's again?
To read more about my personal journey with my mother you can read MOTHER LOVE ABOUNDS.

love love love

Alicia

Happy May !!! I am writing this blog while flying on a plane. Isn’t it Amazing?

295312_10151586507072145_504432666_nI am so filled with gratitude and love from the recent Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon. WOW! thanks to all who participated and took amazing pictures. here is one from Tamar Melen.

So what am I doing flying to Sacramento, CA??? Especially when the weather just got so perfect on Cape Cod.   I will be leading a womens retreat with my good friend Andrea Spacek, as well as doing my first ever gig in Sacramento at The Coffee Garden on MONDAY MAY 6 at 8pm. And to get warmed up (in every way) I will join Ryan Bailey’s yoga class on Monday morning May 6 and to provide some live musical love at East Wind Yoga in Auburn, CA.  What a gift to be oooommmmming coast to coast!

Thank you for all your support. hope to chant with you soon! May 17 Alicia Poster 2-2Save the Date for May 17 in Brewster. It will be wonderful!

om shanti om

March 8 is International Women’s Day.
Join us at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod 8-10 for a musical celebration!

And if you haven’t yet watch MAKERS on PBS.

Cape Song Birds - March 8 at Cultural Center of Cape Cod

March 8 is International Women’s Day.

Join us at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod 8-10 for a musical celebration!

And if you haven’t yet watch MAKERS on PBS.

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That oscars show was a little weird, don’t you think? I mean I love musicals – I used to write them, but that felt more like the tony’s than the oscars. just sayin. Jennifer Hudson and Adele rocked it though. and congrats to Ben Affleck. Thanks for that true piece of wisdom: “It’s not about getting knocked down, it’s about getting up” or something like that….

It’s a full moon day. ENJOY it. and come to meditation tonight at 7pm. I was just with my Teacher Derek O’Neill and look forward to sharing the wisdom, love, and awakening I experienced with all of you. If we have time and it flows, I plan to remind us all how to draw the Prema Agni.

This sacred symbol which you can trace in the air or on someone’s back translates as the “Fire of Divine love”.  Join us TONIGHT at Sounding Still Wellness for our full moon meditation and learn about in person.

You can learn how to draw it yourself HERE.

Lots is happening in the next few months so be sure to scroll down and check it all out. There are still a few spots for the Retreat on Sunday – see below. (registration closes on Friday)

May your heart be filled with LOVE LOVE LOVE!

The Joyful Woman
Yoga and Chanting Retreat
March 3 9am-3pm
with Kristen O’Toole

Presented by Sandwich Rec Center
Register Here or call 508-888-4361

Sunday April 7 10:30-4:30
Rising Star Initiation

The Rising Star is a powerful self-healing system. It is “self” because all healing is self-healing. The practitioner is trained to hold the energy and create the space for you to heal on whatever level you are ready for.

Why get a Rising Star Healing Session?What you will experience:

Rising Star Training Overview:
Learn the origin of the Rising Star and its lineage
Receive full instruction on how to perform a Rising Star healing – in person and remotely
Learn how to do a Rising Star self-healing
Master the So Hum meditation to strengthen your healing practice
Practicum – doing Rising Star Healing Sessions with classmates
Receive Initiation into the Rising Star Healing System
Rising Star Healing System Technique Best Practices
Rising Star Healing Session Experiences
Healing Technique & Session Questions and Answers

This healing systems is a highly effective tool that assists humanity in moving forward toward health and enlightenment.

Upon receiving these powerful initiations and certifications, your vibration will increase and you will move forward on your spiritual path, healing yourself and releasing more of the negative ego that keeps you stuck in old patterns. In this way, you become a clearer channel through which these healing energies can flow to assist others on their journey. Even if you do not plan to offer sessions or classes to others, once the energy of the Rising Star and Prema Birthing are within your aura, that healing energy will benefit all who come into your energy field. Becoming a practitioner or teacher of the Rising Star and Prema Birthing will enable you to be in greater service to yourself, others and the Divine.

You are also invited to become a member of SQ Wellness in support of your practice.

Call to learn more or register: 646-345-5484

Other Upcoming Dates:

Friday March 15 House Concert 7pm
Phoenix, AZ Call Tara Flynn to reserve a spot
480-543-7770

Sat March 16 Concert & chanting workshop 3:30pm
B Well Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Sat March 30 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9

Wed April 10 Cape Cod Chat House 7-9 NEW MOON

Sunday April 28, Yoga Reaches Out Event Gilette Stadium
with Jill Abraham

PrimaAgni1.2Whew! Blizzard 2013. That was fun. And challenging.

When events like this happen that effect the lives of so many people – cutting out electricity and heat for multiple days, we are all invited to not just practice spiritual teachings and wellness tools, but actually apply them.

When I was huddled up on a couch stoking a fire all night working hard to keep warm, I pulled out an old yoga tool I learned over a decade ago called alternate nostril breathing. This simple tooled immeditately helped calm my nervous system bringing on peaceful sleep.

Another tool that helps me feel happier and more empowered on a daily basis is called the Prema Agni.

This sacred symbol which you can trace in the air or on someone’s back translates as the “Fire of Divine love” and is especially fun to use around Valentines day. You can learn how to draw it yourself HERE.

You can also join us at Sounding Still Wellness on Monday Feb 25 for our full moon meditation and learn about it in person.

Lots is happening in the next few months so be sure to scroll down and check it all out.

May your heart be filled with LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Sacred Concert & Chanting Workshop – Sunday Feb 23
3:00 – 5:00pm

Pre-Register HERE or call 508-548-0503

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We just had our first full moon of 2013 and I am so grateful for all the fun I had. Last gig at the Cape Cod Chat House until March and we we’re packed! so much good energy flowing. I was reminded of my desire to sing on the Ellen Show. Thanks to Twinks for creating this pic. May it get me on the Ellen Show in service of more joy joy joy for all.

Meditation starts up again this week on Mondays at 7pm at Sounding Still Wellness. Please join me in our new location: 3180 Rte 6A Barnstable – above the tavern.

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love love love

Alicia

 

Non-violence. Ahimsa.

MLK with Thich Nhat Hanh

On this MLK day of 2013, I am reading his speeches on non-violence. Yes he had a dream, but I believe his greatest legacy was his experience of using NON-VIOLENCE to help awaken and change hiimself, his community and the world. This is what we are all called to do today and forever.

I encourage you to read his speeches beyond the quotes we always see. I encourage you to meditate on Ahimsa. non-violence. inside your own heart. your families. your communities. and ultimately, your world.

May the dream of Ahimsa arise and awaken in all our hearts and in the world.

FROM the Power of Non-Violence – June 4, 1957 MLK  – taken

from http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=11

Another basic thing we had to get over is that nonviolent resistance is also an internal matter. It not only avoids external violence or external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. And so at the center of our movement stood the philosophy of love. The attitude that the only way to ultimately change humanity and make for the society that we all long for is to keep love at the center of our lives. Now people used to ask me from the beginning what do you mean by love and how is it that you can tell us to love those persons who seek to defeat us and those persons who stand against us; how can you love such persons? And I had to make it clear all along that love in its highest sense is not a sentimental sort of thing, not even an affectionate sort of thing.

AGAPE LOVE

The Greek language uses three words for love. It talks about eros. Eros is a sort of aesthetic love. It has come to us to be a sort of romantic love and it stands with all of its beauty. But when we speak of loving those who oppose us we’re not talking about eros. The Greek language talks about philia and this is a sort of reciprocal love between personal friends. This is a vital, valuable love. But when we talk of loving those who oppose you and those who seek to defeat you we are not talking about eros or philia. The Greek language comes out with another word and it isagape. Agape is understanding, creative, redemptive good will for all men. Biblical theologians would say it is the love of God working in the minds of men. It is an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return. And when you come to love on this level you begin to love men not because they are likeable, not because they do things that attract us, but because God loves them and here we love the person who does the evil deed while hating the deed that the person does. It is the type of love that stands at the center of the movement that we are trying to carry on in the Southland—agape.

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=1131