What do you wish for?

Do you base our choices on what you want, or what you think you're supposed to want? Let yourself feel what you feel and want what you want, THEN engage your mind in the process. The best wishes are born from your heart.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dances of Shakti, Party Like a Rockstar, Red Tent Evening, The Lion In Winter, Earth Energy Walk, The New Metropolis, The Dark Crystal 30th Anniversary Celebration, Lunar New Year Festival, Introduction to Beekeeping, Dancing Priestess Imbolc Ritual, Community Seed Imbolc, The Charles Dickens Bicentennial Ball, Honoring Relationships, Earthing - Spiritual Practices for Life on Earth, Goddess Awakening, The Goddess Rising, The Goddesses of NOW: Durga and Akhilandeshwari, Drum Circle with Albert and Rabbit, Gateway Circle, South Bay Pagan Salon, Write a Love Letter to Yourself from Spirit

Dances of Shakti
A Facilitated Dance Journey of Empowerment for Women
with Veenaa Saynana ‘Laughing Dolphin’
Wednesday, February 1, 7:00-9:00PM, and seven more Wednesdays through March 21
Seventh Heaven Yoga Body Awareness Center, 2820 Seventh Street, Berkeley
$230 for the whole series, drop-in price $25
please register in advance at website below
Women only
for more information, contact Veenaa Saynana at veenaasaynana@gmail.com

“Dances of Shakti include improvisation, dance, and authentic movement and opens doorways into the realms of endless possibilities. We start off with a theme that everyone is invited to explore and delve deeper if they choose. Each class starts with a short warm-up that includes breathing and gentle yoga stretches. The pace then picks up with up-tempo music. Each participant is encouraged to move at her own pace. A safe container is provided for each woman to explore her creative expression of her sensuality and sexuality, thereby allowing for her full expression of her feminine self. Participants will be guided to explore the creativity and wisdom within their bodies through facilitated paired dancing and group work that may include improvisation and authentic movement.
The class ends with a meditative piece which may include deep journeying, visualization, sound healing and more.

Provide an avenue for women to heal their femininity
Provide a safe container for women to express their sensuality freely
To help women get in touch with the wisdom of their bodies and their intuitive gifts
To teach powerful yet easy to learn tools to build confidence, self-esteem and trust”

Party Like a Rockstar
Friday, February 3, 6:00-8:00PM (and the first Friday of every month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355

“Hey, fans of Oakland Art Murmur!

Come on down to The Sacred Well before or after you head out to stroll the galleries. We'll be breaking open a couple bottles of Two Buck Chuck and answering your questions about crystals for healing, personal growth, and spiritual support. Fun, free, and casual!”

Red Tent Evening
Friday, February 3, 7:30-9:30PM
The Red Tent, 15495 Los Gatos Boulevard, Suite C, Los Gatos, 408-365-4905
$10-$15, complimentary entrance for young ladies menstruating-17 years old
Please RSVP/register at the website below

“Who are you? How do you describe yourself? How do others see you? We will have a rich discussion, time for reflection, and time with each other to explore this beautiful statement...
I am...

Women: Mothers, daughters (menstruating), grandmothers, sisters, aunts and female friends come together to share their power, love, courage, understanding, support and wisdom with one another.

Listen... receive... come to share from your heart

Food offerings brought to share are welcomed and encouraged

Wear your favorite shade of RED

Red Tents are an old ritual honoring a time of transformation or transition in a woman's life... please join us for this amazing evening at The Red Tent in Los Gatos.

The well of power and wisdom is rich and deep... come and drink from it... we look forward to sharing this evening with you.”

The Lion In Winter
Friday-Saturday, February 3-4, Dinner at 6:30PM, show at 7:30PM
(plays through February 19)
The Belrose Theater, 1415 5th Avenue, San Rafael
$35 for dinner and show, $25 show only
for reservations, please call 415-454-6422

“Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England’s chateau in Chinon, Anjou, Angevin Empire, the play opens with the arrival of Henry’s wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he has had imprisoned since 1173. The story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor, their sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, their guest, Philip II of France (the son of Eleanor’s ex-husband, Louis VII of France), and Philip’s half-sister, Alais, who has been at court since she was betrothed to Richard at age 8, but has since become Henry’s mistress.

The Lion in Winter is fictional; none of the dialogue and actions are historical, although the outcomes and the events leading up to the story are accurate.

Dinner Includes:
A wonderful Caesar Salad
Vegetarian (Artichoke) Lasagna
And we finish dinner off with a Delightful Strawberry and Cream Desert.
Beer and Wine Bar, coffee, tea, and soft drinks available.

The Belrose is a non-profit California Corporation, and has been in its current location, a historical landmark, since 1962.

The Dinner Theater is Marin County’s original.  A vast assortment of quality productions have been produced over the years including: Oliver, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Lion in Winter, just to name a few.  Many original productions have been presented over the years as well.  It was also voted Best Live Theater by The Pacific Sun.”

Earth Energy Walk
with Community Seed
Saturday, February 4, 9:45AM-1:00PM (and first Saturday of every month)
Schwann Lake, 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
see link below for directions to meeting place

“Join us on our monthly walks, and feel the power of the Earth.  
Walks are on the first Saturday of each month!

Gather at 9:45AM
Departure: 10:00AM
Return: around 1:00PM.

Our walk is usually about 2-3 hrs round trip with a stop for meditation half way in. We will walk rain or shine, however... if the forecast is very stormy, call ahead to verify. 831-469-0336
Before beginning our walk together, we will take a moment to center our minds and bodies. Once we are all fully present, we will begin our journey, all the while tuning in, listening, and absorbing the energies of the elements, plants, and animals. Halfway into our walk we will sit for meditation, a guided visualization, and to share food.

Drinking water
A small snack
Hiking Shoes
Comfortable Clothes
Money for Parking (Several parks)
If the location is not listed... please call or email us.  831-469-0336, info@communityseed.org

The New Metropolis
film screening and panel discussion
Saturday, February 4, 10:00AM-2:00PM
Cerrito Theater, 10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
Free, but registration is strongly encouraged.
Register by sending your name and number of tickets to 510-215-4350
or green@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

“The New Metropolis: Building a Sustainable and Healthy Bay Area in the Age of Global Warming” will bring together policy makers and community members to discuss strategies for urban and suburban revitalization and environmental sustainability in the Bay Area. The forum is being presented by the City of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee and co-sponsored by the West Contra Costa County League of Women Voters and Torrice Productions.
Panel discussion and screening of The New Metropolis from 10:00AM-2:00PM at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, 10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Ticket table/Doors Open at 9:30AM - Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.
Jazz vocalist Jennifer Johns will provide a spirited opening to the day.  Award-winning filmmaker Andrea Torrice will show segments from her recent PBS series, The New Metropolis, as well as premiere a new segment about the Bay Area.
Following the screening, community dialog groups continue from 12:30PM-2:00PM next door at Nong Thon Vietnamese restaurant in El Cerrito, with complimentary appetizers provided by the City of El Cerrito. Group discussions will focus on themes such as Food and Water; Housing and Transportation; Health and Air Quality; Climate Change Adaptation; the Role of Education, Arts and Media; and Economic Development.
The event is free and open to the public.  Both venues are wheelchair accessible.”

The Dark Crystal 30th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, February 4, 11:00AM (doors open at 10:15AM)
The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco
$10 (this will probably sell out, so plan to reserve tickets in advance!)

“SF Sketchfest Presents
The Dark Crystal 30th Anniversary Celebration!

SF Sketchfest is excited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Jim Henson's classic family fantasy The Dark Crystal. Featuring a pre-screening introduction by famed Henson puppeteer Dave Goelz, who performed multiple characters in the movie (and is also the man behind The Great Gonzo), and rare behind-the-scenes footage, it's a chance to see the film on the glorious Castro big screen!”

Lunar New Year Festival
at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Saturday, February 4, 11:00AM-4:30PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland

“Join Oakland Asian Cultural Center as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon with cultural performances, arts and crafts for the kids and workshops for the whole family!”

CAYA Sprouts will be meeting at this event for a fieldtrip: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAYA-Sprouts/95151727852

Introduction to Beekeeping
with Doug Vincent of Beekind
Saturday, February 4, 12:30-3:30PM
Subud Hall, 234 Hutchins Avenue, Sebastopol
Free, but please RSVP at the website below

“Introduction to Beekeeping
Setting  Goals, bee biology, acquiring hives, supplies, and placement of bees.

Welcome to our beautiful Beekind honey store where honey is pure, raw, natural and pesticide free. Throughout the beekind store you’ll find everything to do with bees including tips and tidbits on the healthful benefits of honey, royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen and beeswax. Beautiful and Healthful beeswax candles and beeswax candle making supplies. You can even become a beekeeper at Beekind.”

This class will be offered several more times in the coming year - see website for future dates.

Dancing Priestess Imbolc Ritual
Saturday, February 4, 1:00-6:00PM
The Goddess Garden Sanctuary, 211 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael
Suggested Donation $80-$100
Women only

“Join us for a day of initiation as we celebrate the Feast of Brighid Celtic Goddess of the 3 Sacred Fires and the Holy Well. Re-establish your vows to the Divine Feminine in YOU as we plant seeds of Inspiration in our bodies, minds and hearts through movement meditation, dancing with temple serpents, labyrinth walk, ritual and more!

1:00-6:00PM or later if you wish to stay for dinner and hot tub.

Guest priestess Jennifer Mantle will guide us in making a SoulCollage card for this special occasion. Jennifer is an excellent facilitator of collage and a very devoted priestess in my Iseum Isis Serpentarius in the Temple and Fellowship of Isis. You will love her as much as I do!

Suggested Donation $80-$100 includes all materials for collage, holy water, candles, food and wisdom teachings by Reverend Le’ema Kathleen Graham.

This workshop is open to all women of good heart.

For those who are wishing to enter the program of the Dancing Priestess this is the best opportunity to begin your training for priestess ordination in 2012! Now is the Time!
And for those of you who are already ordained now is the time to renew your commitment to your path as priestess! I would love to see your shining faces again!

Bring a towel for the water ritual in the hot tub under the moon. Wear layers for moving and getting warm or cool.”

Community Seed Imbolc
Saturday, February 4, 1:30PM
Masonic Temple, 828 North Branciforte Avenue, Santa Cruz
Suggested Donation $7-$15, no one turned away for lack of funds

“Unlock the door to your secret garden and unearth its riches.

As mother nature turns the wheel, we turn towards spring. Come join us on a journey into your own secret garden. Dance along the twisting wintered pathways, looking at the remnants of last years growth. What needs to be composted, what needs to be nurtured, what needs to be planted anew.

The Lady, her gardeners, and spring creatures will help us on our way as we plan and create for the coming year.

Potluck feast to follow
Based on birthday bring a dish for 6
1st-4th Drink
5th-11th Salad
12th-14th Dessert
15th-23rd Main Dish
24th-31st Side Dish
Please label ingredients

Event is clean and sober
Suggested Donation $7-15
No one turned away for lack of funds
Please No Pets”

The Charles Dickens Bicentennial Ball
presented by PEERS
Saturday, February 4, Doors Open 6:45PM, Dance Lesson: 7:00PM, Dancing
Begins: 8:00PM
Masonic Lodge of San Mateo, 100 N Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo

“Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth at a formal Victorian Ball hosted by the Duke of Devonshire.

Dance beautiful rotary waltzes, polkas, mazurka waltzes, schottisches, quadrilles, mixers, and other set dances popular during the time of Charles Dickens, beautifully arranged by Bangers and Mash, the finest band in Dickens' London. All set dances will be briefly taught or called at the ball.

Mr. Dickens himself (Robert Young) will be our guest of honour and will open the ball with dramatic readings from several of his most popular novels complemented by performances by the Peerless Music Hall. This is a thrilling theatrical re-creation not to be missed!

Suggested costume is evening dress from the time of Mr. Dickens' active literary career (1837-1871) or modern evening dress. Given the talent of our San Francisco Bay Area costumers, this should be an extremely beautiful costume evening, but, as always, costumes are admired but not required.”

Honoring Relationships
with Sobonfu Some
Saturday-Sunday, February 4-5
Commonweal Garden, Regenerative Design Institute, Bolinas, 415-868-9681
(exact location given with registration)
See website for pricing and registration details

“Join the Regenerative Design Institute in welcoming Sobonfu Some, author of The Spirit of Intimacy and Welcoming Spirit Home for this two-day, experiential workshop.
Are your relationships nurturing and celebrating your gifts?
Are you honoring the gifts in others?
We all struggle now and then with our closest relationships - marriage,partnership, friendship and community. In those times we need tools and processes that help deepen our connection to each other, to ourselves, and to nature. Our closest relationships require tending in order to thrive.
In this workshop, through practical advice, ritual and ceremony, Sobonfu will share the ancient knowledge of her West African culture, offering ways to make our intimate lives more fulfilling and secure, as well as, giving powerful insights into the illusion of romance, divorce, and loss.”

Sobonfu Some says:
"In Burkina Faso, a relationship is considered good if it makes it easier for both people to contribute their gifts to the community.”  

Earthing - Spiritual Practices for Life on Earth
A day long retreat with Alan Levin, LMFT
Sunday, February 5, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Holos Institute , 5463 College Avenue, Oakland

“This experiential retreat will weave together the understandings and practices of mindfulness meditation, agni yoga and shamanism. Earthing is a way of experiencing the love, joy, wisdom and peace of your essential nature, in your body, mind and all your relations - a way of experiencing the light of your spirit in your life on Earth.

Spiritual teachings often place a primary focus on the experience of the infinite and formless essential nature. However, we live in physical bodies and have minds whose nature it is to be in relationship. The Earthing workshop is designed to support, encourage and empower you to develop a spiritual practice with a strong focus on the well-being of your body/mind and the family of living beings that comprise our home on Earth. This practice moves you towards a more sustained awareness of the Spirit within all that is, and at the same time a more conscious, respectful, and compassionate way of relating to whatever and whoever you meet in life.”

Goddess Awakening - Temple services for She of 10,000 Names
with Rabbit, Iris, and guest Priestesses
Sunday, February 5, 11:00AM-12:00PM, (and the first Sunday of every month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted
Women only

"Women! Join Rabbit and Iris as they share myths that explore and validate the many different experiences of womanhood, from the precious to the painful and back. We all find a Mother, Healer, and Queen in the Goddess, and She can help us honor the lessons of our own experiences.

This month's theme: The Goddess of Light with Guest Priestess Diana.”

The Goddess Rising:
Women, Power and Priestesshood in the new age
with Rabbit
Sunday, February 5, 12:30-2:00PM,
(and the eight more Sundays - see detailed description below for exact dates)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$300 for the series of 9 sessions
Women only

“A class for women who feel the power of the Goddess emerging in their lives, for women who know themselves to be ready to live, breathe, and dance the Goddess Incarnate, with a creative eye toward sharing their unique gifts with their loved ones and the world. This class is especially suited for mothers, artists, and professional women who wish to experience and exude Goddess energy at a more profound and life-changing level.

9 Sunday afternoon classes: February 5, 12, March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, and 29th
(skipping February 19, 26, March 11, and April 22)

The series is 9 sessions, and will culminate in a final celebration in April. During these 9 sessions, we will be gestating our personal power and building our skills to better embody the Goddess as Her sacred daughters. Each session will focus on different aspects of Being the Goddess on Earth."

The Goddesses of NOW: Durga and Akhilandeshwari
with Jamie Walters
Tuesday February 7,10:00AM-12:00PM
Tele-Class - register at website below for call details
Suggested donation $15-$25 (includes the audio recording)

“How can you ride the tiger of passion and courage and surf the crocodile to make a friend of fear and vulnerability, and even find blessing and power in the mess?

How can we invoke and call upon the energies and gifts of the Goddess to help us as we navigate change, transform old beliefs, and deal with fear and uncertainty... among other things?

What Goddesses or aspects of the Feminine do we call upon?
And how (and why!) does this all actually make a positive, noticeable difference?

After this tele-class, you'll have a few answers to these questions.

How to work with the Divine Feminine or Goddess (with benefits you feel and see)
How working with the Goddess-Feminine helps to deal with fear, uncertainty and stress
How working with the Goddess increases confidence, calm and creativity... and moxie!
Two Goddesses of Now that are powerfully helpful - Durga and Akhilandeswari
What Sacred Sounds can help you vibrate the Goddess - and help decrease fear and anxiety?
How guided visualization is a huge help - and experience guided visualization in this tele-class
What are some effective practices that you can use in your daily life?

You'll learn more about Durga and Akhilandeswari, their symbols, and what they mean in REAL terms for us right now.

At Ivy Sea, we'll help you clear your head, clarify your authentic vision, and refine your communication, so you can express your unique mojo in the world in heartful ways.

The Feminine Mojo available to each of us includes innate gifts like intuition, vision, imagination, deep listening, delight, and more.

Activating your Feminine Mojo is essential for authentic expression, conscious leadership, and an inspired and well-lived life - particularly in these times of uncertainty and transformation.”

Drum Circle with Albert and Rabbit
Tuesday February 7, 6:00-8:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Join Albert and Rabbit for a drum circle at The Sacred Well. Bring your drums, rattles, bells, etc. From month to month we'll be exploring different rhythms, practicing techniques such as drumming and singing at the same time, developing our own drum language, and doing shamanic journey together.”

The Fellowship of the Spiral Path’s Gateway Circle  
Tuesday, February 7, 7:30-9:00PM (and the first Tuesday of every month)
BFUU Main Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Donations gratefully accepted

“All are welcome to this open public outreach circle sponsored by the Fellowship of the Spiral Path.”

South Bay Pagan Salon
Tuesday, February 7, 7:30PM (and the first and third Tuesday of every month)
Cafe at Books, Inc, 301 Castro Street, Mountain View
for more information, contact Jason Mankey at panmankey@gmail.com

Jason says:
“We'd like to formally invite you to join us the first and third Tuesdays of every month for the South Bay Pagan Salon. The SBPS is a discussion and networking group, dedicated to talking about "Pagan Things" and networking in the Bay Area. Generally we'll start each meeting with a specific topic to get the discussion rolling along, but after we get started it'll be rather open ended with the participants dictating where the discussion will go.

Topic for February 7 is Pagan Festivals.  

We hope you'll join us.

No donations required, heck, if you show up I just might buy you a cup of coffee.

If you've got questions, I might have answers. Email me (Jason) at panmankey@gmail.com

Write a Love Letter to Yourself from Spirit
a teleclass with Sue Kearney of Magnolias West
Monday, Ferbuary 13, 1:30-2:30PM
by phone, call details will be provided upon your RSVP
Cost: Open contribution - see details below
Women only
for more information, contact Sue at Sue@MagnoliasWest.com

Sue says:
“Beautiful woman...

In celebration of International Self-Love Day on February 13, let’s get together in a teleclass to celebrate the love you can feel for yourself so strongly when you’re connected to Spirit, to Source.

This is a love that will hold you in its soft embrace as you envision and act on all the audacious goals you’ve set for yourself in this new year. (Don’t worry if you haven’t set or completed your goals yet, on this call I will be guiding you to your own clear vision of what’s next for you, in all areas of your life.)

In the class you will write a love letter to yourself from Spirit (the Goddess, God, nature…) congratulating you on all the awesome actions you will have taken and goals you will have achieved by the time 2012 comes to a close.

Bonus! Your love letter will be mailed back to you. As a special bonus for attending this class, if you send me your love letter with a stamped and self-addressed envelope by March 20th, I'll hold it in a sacred place in my house until December 21st, when I'll send it back to you. You’ll get your very own love letter from Spirit in the mail! How fun - and powerful - is that?

Date: Monday, February 13, 2012
, Time: 1:30-2:30PM Pacific, 10:30-11:30AM Eastern. Can’t make the call live? No worries, there will be a recording that I can email to you.

To get your call-in details for the Love Letter from Spirit teleclass, all you need to do is RSVP on my Facebook event page (see link above). If you’re not on Facebook, send me a note (at the email address above), or a message on Twitter (www.twitter.com/MagnoliasWest), or send smoke signals. We’ll get you on the call!

Cost: Open contribution. That’s right! I want to fully share this work with you, from my own loving heart, and if you feel full and complete and grateful, and want to give back at the end, then I will invite you to make a contribution to me and my work, so that I can continue doing what I am meant to do. Please relax into this open contribution idea. Toward the end of the call, I will help you work out the right amount for you to donate. For now, please enjoy this beautiful self-loving process we will be sharing together.

Last thing: If you know a woman or two who would resonate with this working, please spread the word! Thanks...

Blessings and love,

Sue Kearney is also know as Raven of the Redwoods, Amazon High Priestess of Rhythmic Transformation!

Have a Down to Earth Dance Party of a Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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