We hosted our first event and welcomed Dave Stringer to Mesa over the past weekend. If you have never heard his music you MUST check it out. His latest release, "Joy Ride" is incredible. The way he engages the audience, relaxed and present was so enjoyable. For many in the crowd, this was their first opportunity to experience call and response style Kirtan. The celebration continues as I hear things like "life changing" and "the most joyful experience I have ever had." All I can do is say thank you again and again, to those who pointed me to this amazing gift, to those who share this amazing gift, and to that which lives within us, Nameless and Ever Present.
And out of this, comes funds to support a charity committed to making a real difference in peoples lives. Although the final accounting is not in, I estimate that we raised around $500.00 through the event. And it gets even better.... I awoke Tuesday morning to a t-shirt order from Switzerland. A little surprised, bells started going off, and I realized that someone must have extended their help in getting our project noticed. Sweet Deva Premal & Miten, again and again you touch my heart. Your kindness, willingness - your Beingness - I bow. Thank you.
If you are in the Brentwood, CA area, Bhakti Rasa will be chanting for Haiti at the Brentwood Yoga Center this Saturday. Thanks Andy, for purchasing t-shirts, and for the gift your music is to this world.
If you have a minute, please take the time to share your longing to Connect, Contribute, & Create. Share your success, or your dream. I know it would be a gift to me, and to the sweet souls brought here. If your stuck in the place of not believing in the possibility of merging what you love with purpose share that too. It's all a perfect gift.