Month: May 2017
5-31-2017 Jason Nadeau Rituals for Transformation
Please join Tchipakkan and her guest Jason Nadeau on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.
Jason is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, and Certified Firewalk Instructor. He’s been on a spiritual path for over 20 years and has been a full-time Massage Therapist/Bodyworker/Spiritworker for over 12 years.
Want to catch this interview, call in with questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?
We’ll be talking about rituals for transformation – everything from the simple food and water offerings to firewalks. If you are out of your teens, you know that you aren’t as you used to be. But wouldn’t you like to direct the way you change so that you become more the person you want to be than just the result of whatever life throws at you? Some sorts of transformation are in small increments, developed as habits, as a vine climbs a trellis with the sun directing its growth, some transformations are dramatic, in response to dramatic influences- as a blade is tempered in fire and under the hammer of the smith. But always, there must be direction.
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Hope you can join Jason and me tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
This is something that is not often considered, but Feast Days were as required of the faithful as Fast Days were.
We know dancing is a path to ecstasy. Many religions include dance as a normal part of their religious experience, from whirling dervishes to the dancers at Voudon ceremonies who allow the loa to ride them.
We may have experienced ecstatic dance at an event- whether a gathering with drumming around a fire, or even at a rave, or other modern party. There is something about losing yourself in the music- whether jazz or a walze, that lets you become one with a greater whole, that lifts you from yourself.
It’s well known how doing an activity coordinated with others forges a union with them, whether it’s singing, rowing in crew, or line dancing. When we focus on the group, we join the “hive mind”. This is elevating in a spiritual ritual, (although not so much in a street mob). But even alone, dance can take us out of ourselves- at that moment when we are using our bodies completely, we are also freeing our spirit.
Don’t wait for Changing Times-Changing Worlds. Don’t wait until no one is looking. Don’t wait until there’s plenty of room (although it may be a good idea to make sure there’s nothing breakable around). Dance. Put on some music and let yourself fall into it. Let’s face it, ecstatic dance has been considered a bit dangerous since King Pentheus banned the worship of Dionysus. When you are out of yourself, you are out of control, beyond the restrictions of your feelings about etiquette and embarrassment. This puts you in touch with your child self and your higher self. Let go, and see what happens. If you want to direct the experience, you can put something into it, like joy, or love.