This joy-filled butterfly woman brings the sun down thru her third eye chakra into her heart and draws the aqua ocean up into her body. Delight radiates out in golden yellow rays, reaching far in every direction.
Home Again ©2003 Mara Friedman
Join us for Manifestival – Southern California September 28-30, 2012 at a beautiful location just 45 mins North of Los Angeles.
To gather the conscious collective of like-minded beings together for the next level of enlightenment.
A Fundraiser for ZEN LIVING www.facebook.com/
MANIFESTIVAL 2012 is September 28-30th, 2012. Weekend passes for the event are $80. There will be camping for tents and RVs. Looking for people with art cars they can bring and drive around the festival. Also looking for more vendors for various types of booths, investors always welcome, Non-Profit Green Organizations, NORML, PETA, any science technology booths, art exibits or installations, fashion shows, retail booths, magic shows, circus freaks, scary clowns, bands competing with celebrity judges for record deal, West Coast DJ’s wrecking the decks fronting against East Coast’s primal Beatz! Fire dancers, swingers, ravers, club kids, beach bunnies, ball pit, hot air balloon rides, lake party, Think Tank. Manifest your dreams to come true by writing them on the Manifest Beyond Dream Board you are putting what you want out into the universe and the ball is set in motion.
Alternative energy sources, Hemp, Emergency Preparedness, Post Apocolyptic Survival, Art, Energy Healing, Yoga, Meditation, Healthy Food, Organic Farming, Food Co-Ops, Communal Living spaces, Space Technology, Ancient History, Spiritual Guidance, Belly Dancing, Dance Therapy, Philosophy, Alternative Medicine, Natural Products, Recycled Products, Good Vibes, etc.
Did I mention there will be 80 musical acts/DJs?
September 27th, please join us to raise the final funds for Seraphim: The Spirit of Unification
7pm – 11pm
Location: Lot 613
613 Imperial Street | Los Angeles, CA 90021
Wear a ton of sparkle and come out to Spark the Flame of the first ever Los Angeles Burn! You know how to party, so show us your SPARKLE!
On Thursday September 27th, we spark the fuse for “Seraphim: The Spirit of Unification” – the first LA League of Arts sculpture that will burn in the history of Los Angeles. We will dress to sparkle, dance, drink, and raise funds for our burn on the 13th of October!
For the first time in LA history, we will be releasing our fears, our past, and our differences in the burning of Seraphim: The Spirit of Unification at the` Burning Man Regional Los Angeles Decompression Party on October 13th. 12 stages, dance until you drop, 10,000 people in costume, inspiring art installations, 1pm until dawn Sunday, 20 foot wood structure burns at 2am.
The Decompression party is a tradition to revisit the magic of the Playa, and raises $30,000 for Burners Without Borders, the local community action group that builds eco-friendly, healthy food gardens at local schools to feed the students and raise awareness of nutrition, sustainable farming, and the importance of education.
Lots of things to bid on, buy, and contribute too so please bring extra cash!
::::::SOUND BY CHINO SOUND::::::: BOOM!
DJ lineup Includes:
Tickets available at: http://sparktheflame.eventbrite.com
Tuesday I learned of the death of a dear friend, Rhonda. She had had a stroke in January, but we all believed she was on the mend, knew that getting better was going to be a slow-going process, and we all had high hopes. It is comforting to know that she died peacefully in her sleep; which is how I hope to die when the time comes.
I say this is a dear friend, but in all reality, I had only met her after her stroke. I had heard wonderful stories about this fine woman throughout the community, yet somehow had not met her until I volunteered to help her family by taking care of her while she convalesced at home.
It was hard to communicate in the beginning. She had suffered aphasia from the stroke, and although she knew the words she wanted to speak, I couldn’t understand them. It was all very frustrating, and she was angry because I didn’t understand. My being deaf in one ear certainly didn’t help matters. After a few days though, I learned that 1-2-3 meant she had to go to the bathroom, as we would count to three before lifting her from her bed to the toilet beside it. It was a beginning!
I really didn’t do much during that time except grooming, trying to exercise her right side affected by the stroke, and just talking to her; hoping she’d understand me, and be somewhat agreeable.
She improved as the weather warmed up this spring. We’d have coffee and read the paper on her back yard patio. She began to take interest in her plants again, and used her one good arm for many chores around the yard. She smiled and giggled as we watched her cats frolic in the yard, and listened intently when the birds were chirping.
She hated the physical therapy though. She disliked the therapist, and us too, when we tried to get her to exercise. Sometimes it was as if we were dealing with a two year old. We worked on words, and mental skills; memory, matching things, etc. We tried to get her to talk more frequently.
Funny thing is, she could sing clear as a bell. One day I got out a book of 100 album covers, mostly from the 60’s and 70’s; our era. I would show her the picture of the album, and she couldn’t always name the songs, or the names of the bands, but I would lead her to sing the lyrics of the album with me, and she sang beautifully, clearly knowing all of the words in many songs. I suddenly knew how to help her best this way, so I began doing it daily, and she loved it. And so did I! We bonded in a particular way that no one else had figured out, or so it seemed.
My situation changed and I was unable to help the family as I had for those few weeks in spring. I tried to visit as I could, but conflicting schedules seemed to get in the way. I went to go visit on Sunday evening, but couldn’t find a parking space anywhere near her house, so I kept driving, and thought I’d get to it sometime this week.
Sometimes in life, you may only know a person a day or a week, and your bonds can be tighter than someone you’ve known your lifetime. Somehow in a matter of a few short weeks, I had begun to know this lovely woman better than some of my dearest friends. I now wish I had known the person before the stroke, as I read so many tributes on Facebook.
Rhonda, I will miss you. I loved you even though you sometimes didn’t like me very much. You brought joy to so many people’s lives, even though your own life was filled with such pain. I truly appreciate the time I got to spend with you, and when I see you on the other side, let’s party like rock stars!
Pandora Mobileartvenue and Project Alma proudly present Conflux L.A. Festival July 13-15, 2012
You walk amidst the frenzied minds of the mundane world everyday, wishing you could break free from the confines of a fearful, traditional society, and re-write the rules. You exude love and redefine friendship everyday with the bonds you make in your alter-community, your chosen family. Among this default world, you search for other denizens of this emergent conscious society you belong to, and find opportunities to gather with them to celebrate the uniqueness of every one of us and to abandon yourselves in blissful dance and personal expression. You…are Conflux.
The Conflux festival is an exercise in community building, an exploration of the meaning of family in the modern day, and a celebration of the creativity found in every one of us. Conflux is a temporary community with renewed principles based on respect, inclusion and freedom of expression. Through various workshops, interactive arts activities, spontaneous celebration, dance and by putting our philosophy into action, we will explore a new paradigm for community and family.
Conflux is part of an emergent school of thought, which espouses such principles as: radical inclusion, radical self reliance and self expression, decomodification, communal effort, civic responsibility, participation, immediacy, gifting, leave no trace, green living, and community education. Join us for a weekend of transformational community building, in a grande celebration of beauty and of life itself. The event will benefit the non-profit LA League of Arts.
I highly recommend this one, and not just because I am playing at it. It’s a family oriented festival in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest. It’s bound to be fabulous!
I am grateful to anyone,
who has treated me harshly and coarsely
they have taught me to be gentle and sensitive
who has underestimated me to be of insignificance
they have taught me to stand up for myself
who saw nothing of value within me
they have forced me to search the treasures within me
who treated me illicitly
they have taught me to be sincere
who never displayed any affection for me
they have showed me the importance of love
who was jealous of me, fighted and hurted me
they have taught me to be self-critical and cautious
who has never given me any attention
they have taught me to approach anyone without prejudice
who has regretfully damaged my dignity
they have taught me to grant forgiveness
who has never wanted to notice my helplessness
they have taught me to seek help and support
who has abandoned and deserted me
They have showed me the meaning of true friendship
who has restrained and repressed me
They have taught me to defend myself
who has caused me pain and sorrow
They have let me recognize the polarity of suffering
who has taken part in this
gave my life a sense and meaning
I am grateful to any of you,
the reasons how and why i learned this much
what seems to be important to me today
and to be able to give it all away
The Other Door Bar has been so nice, we’re doing it twice! On July 6, 2012, Superstar Hippiechick Ltd. in association with The Other Door and Kiss ‘n Kill present Kiss, Kill, Kick It! featuring bands and DJs from Los Angeles and beyond. House, Hip Hop, Dub, Pop; we’re pulling out all the stops. July 6th will be our first official Friday night event, and we have booked some great music and DJs for this event and hope you’ll join us!
…live original music starting at 8:00pm
…DJs starting at 9:45pm
…amazing craft beer on tap
…homemade infused vodka shots $4 with any beer
…two pool tables
We have some very special DJs in store for you this night. The DJ lineup includes:
DJ Huggie http://soundcloud.com/hectormerida
$5 Entertainment Fee
21+ (ID Required)
Look for the BAR SIGN and GIANT DOOR
10437 Burbank Blvd. (just East of Cahuenga)
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Playing at the event The Skinny at Medusa Lounge was one of my most memorable gigs to date. I got to play for 1 1/2 hours, and I absolutely killed it! I hope you enjoy listening as much as I loved playing it.
The Skinny – Live at the Medusa Lounge
And special thanks to Fatfinger of Project Alma for giving me the opportunity to play! Project Alma produces The Skinny dance event every month or so at the Medusa Lounge as well as other events around Los Angeles.
Check out their schedule at: http://projectalma.org/
Just Play Real – Can’t Talk Now
This is my favorite song right now. Take a listen!