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September 2005 Email Newsletter
God Within, God Without
(God inside, God outside)

Dear Friends,

We have almost made it to the end of the Sirian Porttal. The alignment between our sun and Sirius is weakening, and so to the transmission of Sacred Masculine (Sacred Active) energies. As this transmission fades, I find my own body more easily coming into a state of relaxation and deep rest. There have been many good and clear signals of what works and doesn't work for me as I've experienced the heightened energies passing through my body and my life. I suspect that most of you reading this have similar experiences. What supports you has become clearer. What is not supporting you has become untolerable. This is what the influx of Sacred Masculien energies each year shows us: that we are creators, and can fashion our world.

For those seeking a time of closure for this year's energies ( or just a quiet repose with medieval chants and Tibetan Bowls) I offer a Meditation Concert (by candlelight) and SingShop (of sacred chants) on Saturday, Sept 17th here in Ann Arbor. The location is the only building (so I'm told) to be jointly owned and operated by longstanding communities of Christian and Jewish faiths. They are opening their shared sacred temple space for this day. For more information on this or similar events in Canada, please see my event schedule is at

And now for the September Newsletter:...............


God Within, God Without
(God inside, God outside)


O wonder of such wonder,
Who hides their form next to heaven,
Arduously standing in honor,
Where living mindfulness speaks of sacred mysteries.

By such a manner, o Disibode,
you will rise until the end,
helping all the world's branches to flower,
so that the first may then arise.

-Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)


I love how Hildegard places the idea of honor and mindfulness with the sensation of arduousness. In translating the words, the sense is one of standing in balance upon a steep height. But due to that balance, one is hearing and speaking 'sacred mysteries'.

I wonder how often we each have felt ourselves in that point or moment of balance? Seeing the world as it is, and knowing the possibilities of what might be. These 'sacred mysteries' might be either good or bad, sacred or evil results of human's own choices. Perhaps it is the ability to stand in this balance point that allows one to see the possibilities, even the extremes of each outcome, and remain steady.



We have spoken before of active compassion. It might be described as a sensation of heart movement and heart witnessing. And yet there can be more.

Movement without motion, balance within and without. Your heart hears the hearts of others. Your body hears the heart of Gaia, the soul within the body of your planet, Earth. Know that Gaia moves not to tears but to compassion. Her body heaves not with anger or with sorrow, but with growth. Just as your own bodies stretch and grow, so too does hers.



In early August Gaia began to explore again how her physical body, our Earth, can transmute into pure energy. Form into non-form is how it looks from the 3rd dimension. It is as if the physical form of earth beneath our feet is turning into a sea of emotional energy. For her, it is her journey's next step. And it is ours also.

Unimaginable as it may be, we are already shifting into this new reality. Mother Earth is no longer our sole sustenance for grounding energy. Most of us can also access the energy of Nature. Nature is an energy that surrounds and supports the planet Earth. It surrounds and supports every celestial body. It feels gentle and bit denser than air. Grounding into Nature energy feels a bit like grounding into water. But it is so much more.

The energy of Nature is the primal feminine energy upon which the Melchizedek consciousness laid its consciousness. Imagine a web or grid laid down upon thickening jello or cement. The form of the web would be reflected in the substance it was laid upon. And so the consciousness of the Melchizedek's fashioned the energy of Nature. Souls came, and laid their own consciousness into pools of Nature energy, creating stars and planets and all that we know.

Then we arrived. Waves and waves and waves of souls came to experience form here on Earth. Histories have been written, and those that reflect your own soul's journey thus far will ring true to you.


Archangel Michael

In this moment the Hierarchies of Heaven are holding all within our embrace. Standing tall, within that single plane of being that lets you see both the extreme distress and extreme blessings occurring now, also allows you access to the power that creates such things. As ripples in the ocean are these events to this power. And it lies within your own hearts.

Draw not yourselves away from the moment. Look upon the pain and the glory with your heart, not just your eyes. Fatigue of the heart and body and emotions occur when there is no genuine openness into the heart. Let not the heart be swamped, but let it feel first the activeness of active compassion. Then may you stand in that place of balance, witnessing all, while the many embraces of the sun nourish you sweetly from within.



I leave you with the most literal translation I could find of Genesis. Here I believe is another way of telling the story of the Divine Feminine, Nature, in its form as the waters above, being shaped and molded by the Spirit of God to form the waters below, our seas, and the body of Gaia, our Earth.

With many blessings to all Beings,
-Norma Gentile (and friends)


from Young's Literal Translation

1.1: In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth --

1:2 the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness 'is' on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters,

1:3 and God saith, 'Let light be;' and light is.

1:4 And God seeth the light that 'it is' good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness,

1:5 and God calleth to the light 'Day,' and to the darkness He hath called 'Night;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day one.

1:6 And God saith, 'Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.'

1:7 And God maketh the expanse, and it separateth between the waters which 'are' under the expanse, and the waters which 'are' above the expanse: and it is so.

1:8 And God calleth to the expanse 'Heavens;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day second.

1:9 And God saith, 'Let the waters under the heavens be collected unto one place, and let the dry land be seen:' and it is so.

1:10 And God calleth to the dry land 'Earth,' and to the collection of the waters He hath called 'Seas;' and God seeth that 'it is' good.


N O R M A ' S I T I N E R A R Y
(complete listing at


MICHIGAN - Ann Arbor

Sept 17 (Hildegard's Feast Day!)

4-6 pm SINGSHOP (learn a chant)


734-330-3997 or


LONDON, Ontario
Viriditas Centre of Christ Church
519-438-1171 or

Oct 21 Meditation Concert

Oct 22 Sound Shamanism Workshop

Oct 23-24 Healing Sessions (



TORONTO, Ontario

Oct 26-28 Healing Sessions
416-873-1514 or



Nov TBA Healing Sessions



Jan 28 Meditation Concert (The Old Church) 8pm

Jan 29 SingShop of Hildegard's chants (Old Church) 2-5pm

Jan 30 - Feb 2 Healing Sessions





Andes Mountains - Colombia (limit 12 people) summer or winter solstice 2006

Spain &endash; Alicante La Cupula, Taller y Concierto, marzo 2006


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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Norma Gentile, Healing Chants
PO Box 971020, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 USA

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