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December 2005 Email Newsletter
with Love and Appreciation




Saturday, Dec 10th 7-9pm
CANDLELIGHT GATHERING at my home in Michigan
We will gather by candlelight, chanting and meditating together, nourishing our inner worlds and opening the doorways of Creation. (more info below)


With Love and Appreciation

I was attending Gregg Braden's workshop in Toronto last weekend, and as he spoke about the power of gratitude and appreciation to open the heart, I had several realizations. When I feel gratitude or appreciation from someone, I also feel invited to participate. My energy is drawn into whatever is going on around me when I feel appreciated. Likewise, when I find something to appreciate in another, they are more at ease around me.

When I release guides and sacred connection to Nature Spirits after a healing or workshop, I have to take the time to feel grateful for their support. I literally feel their energy in my heart, and have a sense of great thankfulness for their presence. It's like an especially close hug with a dear friend. Once the hug is over, the guides depart.

I do the same thing to begin a healing session. Feeling whatever room I am in, I ask for the Nature Spirits and Nature Intelligences in the room and land beneath to come into my awareness. Because rooms have multiple uses, I ask for those who vibrate only at unconditional love or higher to step forward. I use the phrase 'or higher' because I don't' want to limit them to what my conception of unconditional love is. I invite in the pure energy of Divine Nature to complete the sphere.

At the moment I become aware of them, it is like a ball of sunshine surrounds the room. My heart opens, and I feel a flood of loving support. I then invite Michael or another archangel to add their energy to the sphere (there is a bit more involved, but that I must teach in workshops). When Michael enters my own physical body my energy increases, my mind clears, and my vision opens.

When I asked why it takes longer some days than others to set up the healing grids, I was told by all of those involved that sometimes it takes me longer to tune into them at their level of unconditional love. They are always present; it is just my own consciousness that looks away. The process of acknowledging each element of Nature and of Spirit is for my benefit, not theirs. It is I who need time to retune before a healing.

The energetic grids that surround a healing room, workshop space or concert hall are the result of shared gratitude between the different levels of consciousness that are represented in the healing grids. I bring the human consciousness, and as I turn toward both the realms of Nature (form) and Spirit (energy) they respond to my invitation. They are excited to be acknowledged consciously as elements who assist in healings. It is my experience that my gratitude and appreciation for them open the doorways of creation, and we step through those doorways together.

If you feel so moved, please join me in Gathering at my home, Saturday, December 10th. There will be many opportunities for solstice gatherings this year. I would invite you to bring this awareness of co-creation with you, welcoming and releasing those who work with us all of the year.

With love and appreciation for all of you who draw these words through me each month,


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Saturday, Dec 10th 7-9pm


Opening the Doorways of Creation

We will gather by candlelight, chanting and meditating together, nourishing our inner worlds. This is a time of Sacred Gathering before the "Holiday Rush" of the world. Come, bring friends. There may be a bit of spoken channeling from Mary, Michael or others, as well as some group chants and songs with my Tibetan Bowls. I'll provide snacks, and feel free to bring a favorite nibble. $25 Suggested Donation. Space is a bit limited, but we will fit everyone in who wants to attend. Those who can, please email or call in advance so I can plan a bit. Thank you! / 734-330-3997. Out of towners - I will be available for private healing sessions the next day.


Sunday, January 15 10am - 5pm (Ann Arbor, repeated in Toronto winter 2006)


A Day of Healing and Song

Using your own body, breath, and simple yoga, I'll show how our energy field impacts our voices. We will clear the throat area, and empower our bodies. I've shared these techniques with recording artists in early music, rock, pop and musical theatre. And they invited me back for more lesson! By request, I will do this in a group setting.

Ann Arbor Location TBA

$88 or $77 online now or check postmarked by Jan 10 (Healing Chants, PO Box 971020, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, please include phone number)




Fri, Jan 27th at 7pm (note start time)

Eastern mysticism meets Hildegard's western chants as Norma's solo voice is accompanied by Tibetan Singing Bowls, overtone chant and storyteller Anne Rutherford weaving tales of Hildegard's own life into the candlelight evening. Sponsored by EastWest Books

Tickets $15



Sat, Jan 28 at 8pm

Eastern mysticism meets Hildegard's western chants as Norma's solo voice is accompanied by Tibetan Singing Bowls, overtone chant and storyteller Anne Rutherford weaving tales of Hildegard's own life into the candlelight evening. The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Avenue at Clay Street, Portland, Oregon 97201

Tickets $15 in advance (New Renaissance Books), at the door, or online. Combination concert and SingShop ticket $50 (save $10)


Sunday, Jan 29 from 2pm-5pm

Learn to sing a chant by Hildegard von Bingen and use the principles of Sound Shamanism and Vocal Healing while you sing.

Taught by Norma Gentile, all experience levels accommodated. Chant will be taught by 'call and response' method. Those who read music will learn how to read Gregorian style notation. Come experience chant as it was meant to be experienced - as a participatory healing process connecting our bodies to spirit. I'll be teaching it both by ear (call and response) as well as from the original Gregorian style notation. All singing levels can be accommodated, from those who can sing only a single note to advanced vocalists.

This SingShop includes elements of Sound Shamanism such as breath, connecting with the spiritual energies of a chant, and learning how to use those energies in singing the song.

The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201

Tickets at the door or in advance $45. Purchase with a concert ticket and save $10. To buy now:


Mon-Wed, Jan 30 - Feb 1

Sessions include both information and energy healing around your current issues, and can be extremely effective on chronic and deeply rooted issues. Sessions are one hour. recorded for you, and cost $165. To schedule an appointment time please call 734-330-3997 or email


I desire to support the expression of Divinity through each person. A listing of events, music from my CDs, and numerous articles on healing are freely offered at my website,

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PO Box 971020, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 USA

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