2008 email Newsletter
Brighter the Light
more dirt you can see
a thought for September 11
Ann Arbor, MI
September is always a
little crazy. There is a rush to finish up summer activities
and simultaneously start the school year here in the
Northern Hemisphere. At the same time we are concluding a
nearly two month period of being awash in Sacred Masculine
energies from the Sirius stars.
In a culture more in tune with the seasons and astrological
energy flows, this might translate into setting oneself in
quiet meditation during the heat of the day in order to hear
the next step to take later. Utilizing the Sacred Masculine
energies that come to the planet, and so to each of us every
year, is a task that we, as humans, are just beginning to
comprehend. These energies offer us a potential to create
something without having to recreate what already is. More
on that, and links to two free Sound Healings, in the
I want to be sure that you know about a Full
Moon Meditation in
Ann Arbor (Sept 13). This meditation we will focus on using
the emotional energies around Sept 11 and ask "What is their
next step?" "How do the energies of the event want to be
I feel that continuing to look back means we aren't looking
forward and letting transformation take place to the full
extent possible. We can utilize the Sacred Masculine
energies that have accumulated in our plane of reality since
July 23, and act as conscious stewards for 'the next step'.
If you feel drawn, please join me, in person or
Saturday, Sept 13 from 7:30-9:30pm
Full Moon Gathering: A Chant and Meditation Evening
And for those of you in
I'm also singing two types of healing concerts in Ottawa.
One is in a big beautiful church in cottage country. The
evening concert starts in twilight, and will move into
complete candlelight (Sept 26). The next night I'm in Old
South Ottawa at the home of Paula Norman. This is more
improvisation, channeling and mediation.
I'll stay in Ottawa to offer Private
Healing Sessions Sunday and
maybe Monday, Sept 28-29. I'll also offer Private Healing
Session in Toronto on Oct 1-2. Please be in touch if you
wish to reserve an appointment time. Tickets and more info
for both concerts are available on my Calendar
And yes, tickets for my early December concert and workshop
in Portland Oregon are now on sale. See the Calendar
onto the official article------
The Brighter the
Light, the more Dirt you can see
(a true story)
The other day I was waiting for a client to arrive. As I
stood in the hallway, I noticed the sunlight pouring in a
window it seldom shines through. The sunbeams slide
underneath a couch, glinting off of the beautiful natural
wood floor, and illuminating a pile of cat vomit. Yes, a
fur-ball. And yes, there is a spiritual message here.
I sighed very deeply. I had just cleaned. And I had missed
it. Totally missed it. Until the setting sun was at just the
right angle to reach all the way underneath the couch, I had
no clue it was there. It was nice and dry. It probably dated
from a few weeks earlier, when I had heard that infamous
sound of a cat releasing a fuzzy fur-ball.
Upon hearing the cat's cough, I had dutifully pulled myself
out of a sound sleep. I walked through every room of the
house. Turning on all of the lights, I searched for the
inevitable warm slippery pile of kitty fur and dinner
remains. For me, the one thing worse than cleaning up a
fur-ball at 3am is finding it with my bare feet during my
morning somnabulance. And yes, I wanted to check on my
kitty, to make sure he was comfortable.
As I gazed at the now setting sun and what it illuminated
underneath the couch the doorbell rang. I didn't have time
to fetch the hairball, as my client had arrived. The sun was
setting, and I knew that within a few minutes the area under
the couch would no longer be visible. I made a mental note
to move the little couch later, and give the floor a good
Why share this story? Besides giving away that I am a cat
person and perhaps not the Martha Stewart of housekeeping, I
mean to point out an opportunity we are given each year with
the arrival of a special Light.
Each year the Sirius stars provide our solar system with a
surge of energy. From about July 23-September 17 there is an
influx of Sacred Masculine energies into our planet from
Sirius. These energies build and peak in the middle and
third week of August, slowly fading away by the end of
While we are bathed in these energies, they provide us with
an abundant amount of Light that reveals what other Light
does not let us see. Just as I could not see the cat's
fur-ball under the couch with regular lighting, there are
personal issues which the Sirius energy illuminates for us
that we normally cannot feel or see.
For this reason, I invite you to consider what you have
noticed is most 'up' for you in August and early September.
What issue or issues do you feel like you are tripping over?
Pay particular attention, my Hathor guide Atamira says, to
'whatever you don't want to deal with, because you already
dealt with it.'
It's like having to do again something that you feel you
just did. I felt a great, deep sigh of resignation about
having to clean under the couch, again, when I thought I was
done cleaning. So too, we often address an issue, go as far
as we can with it, and assume we are done.
It's hard, especially for some of us (like me) to remember
that it isn't a failure on our part when an issue reappears.
It means that we worked the issue or situation as far as we
could with the tools and experience we had at the time. The
re-emergence of an old pattern into our lives means that we
are allowing the Light to shine even more brightly. And we
can now see more than we could before. It also means that
this is an issue or situation our soul is choosing to
change. Our personality may or may not want to change
As you listen to the sound healings, know that whatever you
are noticing and addressing now in your life comes because
you are ready. Not just to change yourself, but also to give
a gift. Every time we change, we offer that change to the
pattern or situation itself.
Every time you or I change, the energy that makes up that
pattern is freed from its form and can itself change. Every
energy is in a cycle of evolution or involution. All That Is
is learning from itself. When we change, we also set free
the energies of that same pattern which were in our bodies
or energy field to continue on their own journey. When we
release these patterns onto their own sacred path, we
experience an uplift ourselves. This is the healing sigh
that often comes just after a sound healing. Just as we
desire to grow, so do all energy patterns desire to move
into their next step of growth.
If you want to read more about this healing process, please
see my article Escorting
This is what you will experience during my concerts,
workshops and individual sessions.
Have a listen to this
month's sound healings
A Cricket's Serenade for Your Heart (piano and
I love sitting down and just playing
piano, letting whatever wants to come out express through my
hands and voice. I am not as trained at playing piano as at
singing. Sometimes this means that when the guides suggest
certain harmonies, my mind lacks the speed to remember that
'oh no, you can't play that note with this other note'. As I
result I wade right into odd harmonic patterns and
eventually find my way back out into a comfortable musical
As an energy healer, I know that those moments of tension,
created by the journeying into odd harmonies, are what help
to free the mind to think new thoughts, and let the body
bring to the surface those tensions that are not serving its
health. As you listen, be aware that these moments of
discordance are intentional, and are meant to shake a little
something loose in your mind and body. Ideally, you are just
a little bit different after each listening.
I made these two recordings in my
home. As I was recording I found a cricket happily
accompanying me. After several tries, I gave up thinking
that I had to record without him helping. I sang to him as
he sang to me. He seemed to enjoy this song the most, so I
dedicate it to him. Enjoy!
Opening the Door (voice and Tibetan bowl)
My Hathor guide, Atamira, moves
through my voice most easily in very simple formats. Slow
notes, accompanied by a single Tibetan Singing Bowl, let us
both concentrate on conveying patterns of intentional
energies in the music. Close your eyes, and feel how the
sound baths you. Remember, each time your body sighs, a
small bit of healing has been received.
(with a little help from Atamira, my Hathor guide)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ N O R M A'
S E V E N T S ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
available in SE
Michigan or by phone to other locations now until Sept
(Sun Sept 14 reserved for out of towners)
Saturday, Sept 13 from
Moon Gathering: A Chant and Meditation
Meditation Concert (Eganville)
Tickets online now
Home Healing Concert (Ottawa)
Sun-Mon, Sept 28-29
October 14 at 8pm-9pm Eastern (New York City time)
Moon Free Telephone Meditation
meditations from Norma and her guides, Archangel Michael,
Mary, and the Hathor Atamira.
Oregon ------- December 5-8
Friday, December 5 at
of SPIRIT: a Candlelight Concert of live sound
at The Old
Church. Tickets online now $20 at door.
Saturday, Dec 6 from
Healing Sounds Workshop
Healing Waters & Sacred Spaces
Tickets $35 now, $45 later
Sun-Mon, Dec 7-8
and information, available as a CD or mp3
MONTHLY FREE ONLINE SOUND HEALINGS:
sponsored by Spirit
My thanks to
Spirit of Maat e-zine for publishing my monthly sound
healings and articles on-line. These are separate from the
monthly newsletter, which you are reading now.
Do you buy books or CDs and such from amazon.com or
If so, you can
and click on
the amazon.com or amazon.ca logo at the top of the Store
Page of my website to send 5% of your purchase back to
HealingChants.com.to support the free newsletter, free
podcasts and free soundhealings offered each month. Thank
you! And yes, my CDs are available at amazon as well.
PO Box 971020, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 USA
YES please pass
this email onto anyone you think would be interested. Just
be sure to include my contact info.