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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dances of Shakti, astrobarry’s Astrology Salon, The Road to Ife, Palmistry, In Her Name Circle: Brigit, Prajna Paramita Course and Transmission, Red Raven Garage Sale, Chocolate and Beer Festival, Community Seed’s Open Circle, Chinese New Year Parade, Emergence, The Lion In Winter, Women's Personal Safety Course, Temple of Aphrodite, Way of the Rabbit Witchcraft, Shamanic Healing Clinic, Heart of the Harp, Emotional Freedom Technique Class, Write a Love Letter to Yourself from Spirit, Dark Chocolate and Red Lace, World Sound Healing Day, Crystal/Beading Workshop, Valentine Tea at the Belrose, Tarot Salon, Working Through Perinatal Loss, American Sabbats with Rabbit - Valentine’s Day

Dances of Shakti
A Facilitated Dance Journey of Empowerment for Women
with Veenaa Saynana ‘Laughing Dolphin’
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00-9:00PM, and six 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”

astrobarry’s Astrology Salon
Thursday, February 9, 7:30-9:30PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$20 suggested donation

“Join a lively astrology discussion led by astrobarry in this informal interactive group experience. Topics covered in each Astrology Salon will vary, based on who attends and what's going on in the sky. The Salon is intended to provide burgeoning astrologers with a chance to practice their chart interpretation skills in a safe, fun environment. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of the astrological language. Please bring 5-10 copies of any astrology chart you'd like us to discuss (free charts available at http://www.astro.com ).”

The Road to Ife: Manifesting Goodness through the Teachings of Ifa
Friday, February 10, 6:30-8:00PM (and the second Friday of each month)
East Bay Healing Collective, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley
$11 per single class.  Discounts available for blocks of classes - see website for details

“These classes will share the traditions of Ifa, a West African spiritual and life tradition and the progenitor of the Orisha/Santeria tradition.  The wisdom and intelligence of Ifa includes cosmology, philosophy, science, ethics, poetry, folktales, proverbs, sacred scripture and song.  The values inherent in the Ifa tradition (consistent with values across most indigenous and spiritual traditions) provide an approach to life that can lead to greater satisfaction and alignment with our personal and collective destinies as humans.

This week’s class:
Ori Tutu: Coolness as the Foundation of Good Character
with Iyanifa Fakayode Fatumise/Xochipala Maes Valdez

Open to the Public - You do not need prior knowledge nor to be a practitioner of the tradition to benefit from the teachings.  Each class provides a discrete teaching; you do not have to take the classes in order.  Please note that each class is limited to 20 participants, so while drop-ins are welcome, we encourage you to pre-register.”

with Glenn Turner
Friday, February 10, 7:30-9:30PM
Ancient Ways, 4075 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, 510-653-3244
$5-$10 sliding scale

“In just 2 hours we can cover all the major lines and mounds along with examples of the elemental forms of the fingers and hand shapes. I will give some mini-readings from the hands attending the class. Handouts.”

In Her Name Circle: Brigit, Celtic Triple Goddess and Catholic Saint
with Joy Reichard
Friday, February 10, 7:00-8:30PM (and the second Friday of every month)
Ann Benner Room, UU San Mateo, 300 E Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo, 650-342-5946
$10-$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“The voice of the Divine Feminine is re-emerging in human consciousness, bringing us a new vision of the sacredness and unity of life.
Her mythology from diverse cultures around the globe illustrates her many representations and rich symbolism offering role models and guidance to modern women and men. Her message is one of peace, compassion, and respect for all life.
If you are seeking to learn more about the Divine Feminine, then please join us on the second Friday of each month as devotees of the Goddess gather to celebrate her many manifestations with ritual, movement, myth, song, divination and guided visualization. A $10-20 donation is appreciated.

Upcoming dates:
March 9 - Sarasvati, Hindu Goddess of Wisdom and the Arts
April 13 - Ixchel, Mayan Goddess of the Moon
May 11 - Yemaya, Goddess of the Sea
June 8 - Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess
July 13 - Isis/Hathor, Mother Goddesses of Egypt
August 10 - Freja, Norse Goddess of Beauty and Love
September 14 - Shekhinah, The Feminine Face of God
October 12 - Tara, Tibetan Goddess and Bodhisattva
November 9 - Hecate, Queen of Witches or Wise Crone?
December 14 - Guadalupe, Mother of the People”

Prajna Paramita Course and Transmission
Saturday, February 11, 9:30AM-5:30PM
2811 Ganges Avenue, Davis
$30-$40 on a sliding scale
Preregistration is necessary, please contact Chimae at  chimae@cal.net or 530 756-7170

“Prajna Paramita is the Great Mother. She is luminous clarity that is full of compassion. She is a deity, a symbol, a sutra.   Above all, she is the teaching that guides us to the experience of prajna, or wisdom, which is the capacity to perceive the ineffable vastness of basic space.
The Prajna Paramita practice from Lama Tsultrim Allione is a nature of mind practice which requires transmission.  This transmission will be given by Debra Quayle Travis following  a teaching on the history of Prajna Paramita and a detailed explanation of the practice itself.  Debra is a teacher at Tara Mandala and Program Director of the retreat center and has been authorized by Lama Tsultrim to offer this teaching and transmission. Completing this course satisfies the prerequisites for joining the Tara Mandala monthly sangha meetings.

The event will include 30 minutes of qiqong and a morning question and answer on the Feeding Your Demons practice.”

Thanks to Elizabeth for letting me know about this event!

Red Raven Garage Sale
Saturday, February 11, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Red Raven, 1505 Louisiana Street, Vallejo, 707-558-0808
for more information, e-mail redravenvjo@gmail.com

“Well, the shops are closed now.  Join us for the final send-off - There will be a garage sale at Red Raven on Saturday, February 11 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
There will all kinds of great stuff to be had - books, bookcases, baskets for your Spring celebrations, kitchenware, lots more.  Come take a look!!”

Chocolate and Beer Festival
Saturday, February 11, 2:00-6:00PM
Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
$30 in advance,$40 at the door
All ages event,  age 21 and over to enjoy festival brews

“3rd Annual Chocolate and Beer Festival brings together local Chocolatiers, breweries and bands to raise money for a good cause.

This sweet spot in SF Beer Week pairs suds (including the debut of Rosie the Riveter Ale and selections from Drake's Brewing, 21st Amendment, Marin Brewing Company, and more) with cacao and confections (provided by TCHO, Coco Delice, Galaxy Desserts, and Bittersweet Cafe)

Entrance ticket include four (4) sample sized chocolates and four (4) sample sized beers. Additional beer and chocolate available for purchase inside event.”

Community Seed’s Open Circle
Saturday, February 11, 2:00PM (and the second Saturday of each month)
Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz
$5-$10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“We meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Gather at 2pm, begin ritual at 2:30pm. The intention of this circle is to provide a regular meeting place for Earth-Spirit, Pagan worship in Santa Cruz. New comers are welcome! Let us meet together in sacred trust to create closer spiritual bonds of love and understanding within our community and within our tribes. There is only one love. Following ritual will be a simple feast, and the opening of circle. (No potluck except on occasion). After circle has been opened, we invite you to stay to socialize, and perhaps have some tea and snacks.

What to bring?
Yourself, your open heart and mind. We ask for a small sliding scale donation to cover the costs of the hall rental ($5-$10 dollars). No one will ever be turned away for lack of money.

This month, Mykel will lead our Monthly circle. The theme of this Circle will be Love.”

Chinese New Year Parade
Year of the Water Dragon
Saturday, February 11, 5:15-8:00PM
San Francisco’s Chinatown - see website for parade route and viewing locations

“Chinese New Year is a two week Spring festival celebrated for over 5,000 years in China. The San Francisco Chinese New Year celebration originated in the 1860's during the Gold Rush day and is now the largest Asian event in North America as well as the largest general market event in Northern California. The celebration includes two major fairs, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair and Chinatown Community Street Fair. All the festivities culminate with Chinese New Year Parade.
Named one of the world's top ten parades, Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. Over 100 units will participate in the parade, many of the floats and specialty units will feature the theme of this year's Chinese zodiac sign. Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, and exploding firecrackers. Some of the parade highlights include elaborately decorated floats, school marching bands, martial arts group, stilt walkers, lion dancers, Chinese acrobatics, the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and the Golden Dragon. The Golden Dragon is over 201 feet long and is always featured at the end of the parade as the grand finale and will be accompanied by over 600,000 firecrackers! The Golden Dragon was made in Foshan, a small town in China. The Foshan dragonmasters formerly made all the costumes for the Cantonese opera, and the Golden Dragon bears many operatic touches, such as the rainbow colored pompoms on its 6 foot-long head. It is festooned from nose to tail with colored lights, decorated with silver rivets on both scaly sides and trimmed in white rabbit fur. The dragon, made on a skeleton of bamboo and rattan, is in 29 segments. It takes a team of 100 men and women to carry the Golden Dragon. This is also considered an honor to be chosen for the grand finale. Rain or shine, come watch the parade!”

Celebration and Trance Dance - Belated Brigid and Imbolc
Saturday, February 11, 8:00PM-Midnight
Bhakti Mandir (House of Devotional Ecstasy), 6225 Doremus Avenue, Richmond
$15 at the Door

“Ignite your Blue Flame as we revive the untamed longings of
the Eternal Dance...the Spontaneously Arising Ecstatic Agony
of Endless Bliss born at the dawn of consciousness.

Live World Beat Sacred Sound, Trance Dancing, Sound Healing   
AXIS MUNDI TranceFusion
DJ Feral
Wells Crystal Bowls  

Ignite your Blue Flame as we revive the untamed longings of the Eternal Dance... the Spontaneously Arising Ecstatic Agony of Endless Bliss born at the dawn of consciousness.

Arise into 2012 and join us to celebrate the Return of the Light and the Emergence of the Flame Within! It's time to purify, honor Brigid the Goddess of Creativity and Inspiration, drink from the
Sacred Well and pledge our Intentions for the new year. This will be a perfect moment for Trance Dancing and Shamanic Journeying to Ecstatic World Beat Kundalini Chant, Ritual, Crystal Bowls, DJ Grooves, Meditation, Sound Healing, Nyasa Anointing, and the joy of connection in a radiant commUNITY of kindred spirits!

Hosted Savory Edibles Served - veggie and omnivore
Complimentary Tastings of SpicePharm Elixirs
BYO Libations and Contributions of Savory or Sweet Snacks Welcomed!

Wear your EXOTIC and FESTIVE FINERY and have a warm layer to enjoy Moon Gazing from the beautiful 3 level outdoor deck!”

The Lion In Winter
Friday-Saturday, February 11-12, 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.”

Women's Personal Safety Course
with Paul Caffall, a Fifth Degree Black Belt and founder of Self Defense Solutions
Sunday, February 12, 2:00-4:00PM
The Red Tent, 15495 Los Gatos Boulevard, Suite C, Los Gatos, 408-365-4905
Women only 18+
Please RSVP/register at the website below

“Paul Caffall will be conducting a Training For Life seminar on Sunday, February 12th, at The Red Tent in Los Gatos. This two hour personal safety course requires no previous training and is based on a self-escape philosophy using easy to learn techniques that may someday save your life. This program doesn't teach you how to stand there and fight a person, it shows you how to create a window of opportunity to get away. This program will also show how to be more aware of your surroundings by teaching you scanning patterns to help avoid a bad situation.

This program builds self-confidence through education and training. It will Empower you with the knowledge and skills useful for handling difficult situations.

This course is open to all women over the age of 18 years.

Space is limited. Sign up today!”

Temple of Aphrodite
Sunday, February 12, 11:00AM-12:00PM, (and the second Sunday of each month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Priestess Rabbit, devotee of Aphrodite, invites you to the monthly Temple of Aphrodite ritual, featuring activities dedicated to the benevolent Lady of Love. Aphrodite's power is found in beauty, grace, forgiveness, compassion, sensuality, sexual chemistry, and moments of pure joy.

This month's theme: Ecstatic, expansive love with Aphrodite Ourania

Men and women of all backgrounds are invited to participate in these services to help them tap into the ever-flowing fountain of love within, and to connect that love with their personal practices, work, relationships, and activities in the world.”

Way of the Rabbit Witchcraft
with Rabbit
Sunday, February 12, 3:00-5:00PM, and ten more Sundays (typically third Sundays)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
$35 per class
to register, call 510-444-9355

“Standing under the moon, staring up into infinity... how many times have I rooted here... dreaming... transfixed, gazing at the beauty of the heavens and contemplating the mysteries of the Universe? How many more moons will wax and wane above as I weave the web of my magical life below? Life is such a sacred journey! And this class is a journey into my personal philosophies and practices of witchcraft. The methods I share in this class come from my twenty years of experience in making magic that works for my own purposes, and for the good of the world.

This class is a year and a day training in witchcraft, employing my methods. Suitable for beginners on the path, but also satisfying for advanced practitioners who are curious about new perspectives and practices. Be prepared to laugh, to explore your own magic with affection and humor, to wield your power mindfully, and to open to the wonder and adventure of life as a witch.

February 12: Solitaries, covens, and circles
March 18: Sacred space and magical hygiene
April 15: Elements and directions”

Shamanic Healing Clinic
Sunday, February 12, 3:00-5:00PM (and the second Sunday of every month)
in Santa Rosa - RSVP for exact location
To reserve your place, or for more information, call 707-570-0111
$20-$40 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

“Receive shamanic healing in a community setting
Feel the love and energy of the compassionate spirits
Socialize with shamanic healers and other participants
Experience non-dogmatic, non-religious, spirit based healing

We work in a community setting - everyone healing together.
We use drums and rattles to keep the beat of a trance state, plus bells and other sounds.
We bring you the healing of the compassionate spirits in whatever form that may take
We use appropriate touch, or the laying on of hands.
We remove negative energy and restore positive energy
We give people messages of hope and comfort from the spirits

All the clinic healers have studied shamanic healing with Stuart and Anne, and have developed deep relationships with the helping spirits.

Stuart Dole, PhD and Anne Hatfield both graduated from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ 3-year advanced training, where they studied directly with Michael Harner, author of Way of the Shaman, and Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and How to Heal Toxic Thoughts. They pursued further studies, learning shamanic methods from Tuva (Siberia), Tibet, Hawaii, Brazil, Africa, and the Celtic lands. They were also trained by Sandra Ingerman as shamanic teachers.

Anne has heard messages from the spirits from the time she was a child. She worked in the alternative health field for 25 years. Currently she is a yoga teacher and therapist, a massage therapist and a shamanic practitioner. Her passion is helping others explore those places where body and spirit meet.

Stuart was born into a decidedly atheist family and pursued a career in mathematics and science, earning his PhD in biophysics. But he developed an interest in spirituality, then lived in an ashram and practiced meditation devotedly for more than 30 years. He has subsequently pursued a wide array of methods for developing awareness, or enlightenment, and eventually found his way to shamanism. He is currently a meditation teacher and a shamanic bodyworker. He specializes in helping people become more present in their lives, through embodied awareness.”

Heart of the Harp
a concert with Chris Caswell
Sunday, February 12, 4:00PM
Sagrada Sacred Arts, 4926 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, 510-653-7196
$10 in advance, $12 at the door

“Chris Caswell is one of the world's finest players and builders of the Celtic Harp.  He is also a respected performer on the Scottish bagpipes, Irish flute, tin whistle and bodhran (Irish frame drum). A true Celtic bard, folk musician and singer, he is a natural raconteur, knowledgeable historian and musicologist. His performances cast a bright spell with the music and his obvious delight in playing. His music is infused by his Welsh heritage, and by the world traditions of the Middle East and South America.”

Emotional Freedom Technique Class
with Andrea Johnson, MA
Sunday, February 12, 7:00-8:00PM, and the second Sunday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$10 per class

“Andrea Johnson, MA, is certified in Counseling Psychology and is a trained Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner. She is thrilled to be bringing EFT to The Sacred Well as a fantastic tool for personal growth and healing that complements many different spiritual paths.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) balance the electro-magnetic, energy systems of the body for positive health results. Tapping over the energy meridians of the body release the energy blockages that create negative emotions. Negative emotions are the basis for limiting beliefs, body pains, and unnecessary stress and worry.

As we use our spiritual practices to heal us, EFT is a welcome addition in our "toolbox" for our healing practice.

February's class theme is: Removing physical pains for more energy and increased pleasure in life.”

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
Sign up right here: http://ow.ly/8SSFd

Sue says:
“Beautiful woman...

In celebration of International Self-Love Day on February 13, we'll joyfully work together in a teleclass to celebrate the love that's so strong when you’re connected to Spirit, to Source.

This love holds you in its soft embrace as you envision and act on all the audacious goals you’ve set for yourself. (Don’t worry if you haven’t worked out your goals yet. I will guide you on the call 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. 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, 4:30-5:30PM Eastern. Can’t make the call live? No worries, there will be a recording that will be sent to you. All you need to do is sign up for the call.

To get your call-in details for the Love Letter from Spirit teleclass, simply sign up right here: http://ow.ly/8SSFd

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!

Dark Chocolate and Red Lace - Valentine Treats
an online radio broadcast featuring Meloney Hudson and Heaven Walker
Monday, February 13, 7:00PM
listen online at the website below:

“Creatrix Media Live!
This is a roundtable discussion between co-hosts, guests and listeners regarding the cosmologies and pantheons of goddess, pagan, priestess and women based thea/ology and spirituality.

Welcome everyone to Creatrix Media Live’s Dark Chocolate and Red Lace Series! Where we celebrate our wombs, our divine femininity with frank discussions, and laughter, poems, song, chants, and salutations! Without shame!!

Call in number to speak with the host: 347-237-4776

Priestesses Meloney and Heaven will share meditations, recipes, and other pleasures for your Valentine Day ritual moments.

Meloney Hudson is a writer, Tantric Yoga facilitator, and author of Sexy, Spirited and Strong: Becoming a Positive Energy Woman. Her mission in life is to help women awaken their sexuality, spirituality and inner strength with practices from the East and the West. Meloney facilitates women's empowerment gatherings and tantra events for women and men. Meloney will share the tricks and techniques to feel sexy, exude charisma and energetically connect with others.

Heaven Walker is the High Priestess of the “Sprouts” children’s ritual circle of the Come As You Are Coven. She is also High Priestess of both the Wildflower and Amazon traditions of the Come As You Are Coven. Heaven Walker is an interfaith minister who offers professional Tarot Card Readings, Spiritual Counseling, pagan and interfaith wedding ceremonies, and Rites of Passage. Heaven Walker is also the founder of the Grove of Artemis women’s circle of CAYA Coven, where the Priestess is invoked in every woman.”

World Sound Healing Day
Tuesday, February 14

“World Sound Healing Day - The Sound Heard Around the World. Every February 14th, people throughout the planet join together with their intentionalized sound to project a sonic valentine of love and appreciation to Gaia, our Earth Mother. We tone the heart sound "Ah" for a minimum of 5 minutes, and of course longer if your schedule permits. Often people will gather groups together and facilitate this toning experience in their respective communities. If possible, we ask that you take at least 5 minutes to tone at 12 noon Eastern time, and as always, we encourage the sounding of the "Ah" by yourself or with a group at any time during the course of the day.

On World Sound Healing Day, sound healers, meditators, peace activists and lovers of all humanity and sentient consciousness send a Sonic Valentine to the Earth with the heart sound "AH" filled with the intention of Peace and Love! This is an opportunity in which YOU can partake in to assist Global Harmonization - the process of creating harmony and peace on the Earth. Your participation and co-creation of this event is both appreciated as well as being necessary for World Sound Healing Day to manifest.”

Crystal/Beading Workshop
Tuesday, February 14, 10:00AM-12:00PM
The Red Tent, 15495 Los Gatos Boulevard, Suite C, Los Gatos, 408-365-4905
$20, pre-registration required

“This is a perfect opportunity to come and create gifts for Valentines! Come on your own, with a friend, or perhaps your daughter/s!

Crystal pendants and beads are all included in this unique opportunity to come together, make new friends, and enjoy quite contemplative time or meaningful discussion and sharing while creating a beautiful and lasting memory for your home, bedroom, car, office or sacred space.
Rainbows are a reminder of the color in our lives, laughter, playfulness, a lite-ness in life, to stop and "smell the roses" / notice the rainbows around us all the time...
Come and create... gift yourself with the colors of life!”

Valentine Tea at the Belrose
Tuesday, February 14, 1:00-4:00PM
The Belrose Theatre, 1415 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael
$20 per person
reservations required, please call 415-902-5188 or e-mail 2TeaOrNot2Tea@att.net

“Celebrate Valentine's Day with an afternoon tea at the historic Belrose Theatre.

$20 Includes:
A Pot of Fine Organic Tea
Tea Sandwiches
Petit Fours
Cookies and Scones

Margie Belrose”

The Belrose Theatre is a beautiful and truly magical place!

Tarot Salon
with Grey
Tuesday, February 14, 7:00-8:00PM (and the second Tuesday of each month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Cards for this month: The Hermit and the 4 of Swords

Special Note: if you're not a traditional Valentine's Day type, this will be a great place to join in fun, friendly, lively conversation instead!

Maybe you have taken a class, perhaps tried to learn to read the Tarot from a book, or are just trying to piece it together on your own. Now you want to know how to really "dive in" to what specific cards are all about. This monthly discussion group is where you want to be.

Each month we will take two cards from the Tarot and spend time really getting to know them in a roundtable discussion where we can all learn, share insights and gain inspirations from one another. Bring your favorite Tarot deck with you, and be ready to share, learn (and maybe even teach) some new ideas!”

Working Through Perinatal Loss
with Yelena Kolodji, RN, CNM and Sharon Storton, MA, MS, LMFT
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-9:30PM
The Red Tent, 15495 Los Gatos Boulevard, Suite C, Los Gatos, 408-365-4905
$30, pre-registration required

In the American culture, expectations around fertility and birth are nearly uniformly positive.  When loss strikes - whether that is the death of an infant before or near birth, the inability to conceive, or the loss of the idealized infant when the baby arrives with challenges to physical or mental health - the grief can be staggering.  We have few culturally-sanctioned ways to handle this loss within our community.  More often, the loss is marginalized and individualized.  Mothers grieve alone.  Rarely is the grief of a provider addressed, or the loss of friends, partners, or family members.

Come to The Red Tent to learn more about perinatal loss.  Learn ways to handle loss as a provider, as a support person, and as an individual.  We will address the topic via a multi-modal, multi-sensory experience, designed to meet the needs of many types of learners.  We will consider how you, as a midwife, doula, educator, mother, and friend can be with such a bracing topic in a gentle and welcoming way.

Workshop leaders have decades of experience as women, care providers, and healers.  Yelena Kolodji is a midwife in a well-respected homebirth-oriented private practice.  Sharon Storton is a mental health professional, with an extensive background in perinatal health and trauma recovery.”

American Sabbats with Rabbit
Valentine's Day discussion and ceremony
Wednesday, February 15, 7:00-9:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Rabbit invites believers of all faiths to join her in a series of Round Table discussions and Interfaith ceremonies in celebration of secular American holidays. These holidays drum up a tremendous amount of energy and cross the borders of many different spiritual traditions, but to what purpose? How can we, as Keepers of the Old Ways and Creators of New Traditions, channel this energy toward the highest good for all?

Rabbit will offer a brief presentation on the history of each holiday, its cultural meanings in the US, and then will open a dialogue around how spiritual practitioners might choose to observe these days in sacred ways, engage with them critically and intellectually, and invest them with a deeper personal sense of meaning. The evening will conclude with a ritual to focus the energy around the holiday toward healing and well-being for our nation and our world.”

Have a Sweet, Free, Loving Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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