Four incredible shows coming up, including Life University, TCSL, Victoria Canal & OBR

Four incredible shows coming up, including Life University, TCSL, Victoria Canal & OBR

I’m grateful for four great shows coming up, so I’ll start in reverse:

Artist Uprising / One Billion Rising

OBR-EveFirst (in reverse), mark your calendars for Artistic Uprising: A Revolutionary Evening with Eve Ensler on Feb. 1 – for one-night only bringing together revolutionary poets, singers, dancers and activists.

I’ll be joining Eve, Rising Appalachia Music , The Pacha Mamas, Theresa Davis,  Aiden Hornaday,  Atlanta Conundrums, Sam Collier / Fly Musiq, Hu-MAN Up, Jessica Caldas, Twin Soul Poets, Doria Roberts, Moving in the Spirit and more…

PRESHOW:6:30pm
SHOW: 7 til 9pm
Get tickets at www.onebillionrisingatlanta.net

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.  For more, click here.

The Amazing Victoria Canal’s EP Release


Second, I’ll be joining the amazing Victoria Canal for her debut EP release show for “In the Pull”  at Eddie’s Attic – Jan, 31st – 3PM.  The free ticketed show is SOLD OUT,  so only way you can get in is by arriving extremely early and hoping someone else doesn’t show.

Return to TCSL for Sunday Service

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Third, it’s been nearly two months since I’ve joined my Trinity Center for Spiritual Living (TCSL) friends here in Atlanta, so I’m delighted to return the Sunday morning, Jan. 31st at 10:30am (meditation) and 11am (service).  Join us for what will no doubt be a moving celebration of love & light in all it’s forms!

Life University Private Event

Life-University

Fourth, I’ll be performing at Life University for the first time during a private event.  I’m grateful to visit this community of chiropractor teachers and students and looking forward to providing music to help them get aligned (pun intended).

Share in the Abundance

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Finally, I’ll be posting an official announcement on my site later, but for now, head over to www.polyplatrecords.com to find out about the new “Share in the Abundance” program I recently launched.  My hope is to use the music on my debut solo CD to help people lift their vibrations and their finances!

How to heal emotionally +  “Accept it All” lyrics

How to heal emotionally + “Accept it All” lyrics

I’ve been going through some intense emotional healing. It’s been a journey over the last 12 years that has taught me to love myself in a way that is healing. I’ve learned to embrace emotions that have been stuffed away deep down inside. They get triggered when something happens and I interpret it as if it were similar to what happened in the past. When I felt the emotion and the pain in my body, I used to push it away. Now, I’ve learned to let the emotion arise without judgment and look deep into it to find “where have I felt this emotion before” in my past.

I go back and find all the different places in my life I’ve felt this emotion and I remember the instances as far back as I can.  I let the related thoughts arise and speak out what I’m remembering to help make the connection in my conscious mind.  These thoughts reflect hurts and questions of what I don’t understand – thoughts and questions behind the emotion.  I then ask for correcting guidance from the divine and let the divine / the spirit of love /God, or the holy spirit, speak to me and determine / discern the lesson I need to see. This is a correction in my perspective that allows me to feel relief, love and peace.   As I do this, I feel the heavy emotions release and energy of a higher vibration sooth my body, mind and soul.  There are typically tears involved, before the healing and after.

What’s interesting is I realized I learned to stuff those feelings away via well-meaning conditioning.  I’ve taught my children to do the same but I’m now teaching them how to navigate these emotions to allow them, bring forth the disconnect and invite correcting wisdom of the divine in to shift perspective. To break the blocks. To heal the wounds.

This process is part of what the song “Accept it All,” from my new album, “Limitless Light & Love,” is about. It’s a song that invites us to feel our emotions, feel whatever comes up – internal and external – in any moment… accepting it without judgment. Knowing that all is well. That sometimes we have to go through what feels like pain to birth a new way of being.

Our lives, our emotional systems.. everything is intelligently designed for our benefit. To help us shift into a place of uncertainty, fear, hurt and tension to relaxation, peace, knowing and bliss. To joy.

Here is the song, (featuring the amazing vocalist, Victoria Canal who is also releasing her debut EP at www.victoriacanal.com, and my dear friend, Ade Anefowose, on percusion)- and you can find the lyrics below:

(“Accept it All” lyrics):

“There’s a feeling we all want
Some times it seems impossible
but it’s truly what you came here for
Let me show you how to feel it more

A feeling once you learn to navigate
Accepting all you contemplate
Let go my friend and don’t resist
Relax and start to feel the bliss

It’s not hard when you choose differently
What you want ain’t always what you think so be here now
Accept it all and just Allow

Everything’s exactly how it should be
Suffering’s resisting what you don’t want to feel
Accept it all & be healed

Whatever comes up in your soul
Recognize it all and just let go
Release the labels, let it flow
Allow and know what you know

If your feelings, thoughts and stimuli
Are all a part of the divine
Then all is well and always is
Trust into that land feel the bliss

It’s not hard when you choose differently
What you want ain’t always what you think so be here now
Accept it all and just Allow

Everything’s exactly how it should be
Suffering’s resisting what you don’t want to feel
Accept it all & be healed

Before you were born, you chose this life
to remember you are love and light
understand that it’s all here for you
a plan to help you know the truth

The divine uses everything
to show you its love
Are you remembering
If there’s ONE thing that you can trust
its you can always count on love

There’s a feeling we all want
Some times it seems impossible
but it’s truly what you came here for
Let me show you how to feel it more

It’s not hard when you choose differently
What you want ain’t always what you think so be here now
Accept it all and just Allow

Everything’s exactly how it should be
Suffering’s resisting what you don’t want to feel
Accept it all & be healed”

Pick up the album, “Limitless Love & Light,” here.

Join Bob Sima, Michael Burke, Shannon Plummer, Kathy and I on Jan 16, 2016

Join Bob Sima, Michael Burke, Shannon Plummer, Kathy and I on Jan 16, 2016

Kathy and I are grateful to join our friends Bob Sima, Shannon Pulmmer and Michael Burke for two exciting events at Roswell’s historic Blue Barn on Saturday, Jan 16, 2015 and we’re inviting you to join us all:

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**Get advanced tickets now to save and join in the love (NOTE: tickets will not be sold at the door)**

Part 1: Practical Breathwork

Go Within and Open the Greatest Gift of 2016

Join Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer for an afternoon of tingles and ah-ha moments! Perfect timing to introduce tools that you can easily add to your mindfulness practice throughout 2016.

**Stay local and come back for the evening’s intentional music experience (more below) and receive a free Bob Sima CD for attending both events!**

DATE: Sat Jan 16th

TIME: Doors 1:15pm; Workshop 1:30-4:30pm

INVESTMENT: $30 early bird thru Dec 31st; $35 general Jan 1st-15th; Tickets will not be sold at the door to allow the event to start on time

REGISTRATION: Online with credit card athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2476457 or cash/check in person by contacting Cathy McClesky at 678-570-0511 or cathymccleskey@comcast.net

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Part 2: Intentional Music Experience

Three Musicians – One Voice

Bob teams with two Atlanta-based musicians to create an evening of intentional vibes! Roswell resident sound healer, Michael Burke, will open the space for Bob and John Stringer to consciously captivate the audience with their soulFULL vibes.

DATE: Sat Jan 16th

TIME: Doors 6:45pm; Music 7-10pm

INVESTMENT: $25 early bird thru Dec 31st; $30 general Jan 1st-15th; Tickets will not be sold at the door to allow the event to start on time

REGISTRATION: Online with credit card athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2476478 or cash/check in person by contacting Cathy McClesky at 678-570-0511 or cathymccleskey@comcast.net

Rough Program

  • 7-730pm, Michael Burke
  • 745-845pm, Bob and John in the round
  • 845-9pm, Intermission (everyone will have CDs and other goodies for purchase!)
  • 9-10pm, Bob and John in the round

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Sunday Jan 17th

Musical Support at Unity North

Though I have a pending event elsewhere Sunday morning, if you are able, join Bob at Unity North for their service and a book signing after.  Bob will provide musical support at the Sunday service and will integrate his music throughout Cathy Massengale McCleskey’s book signing at the Holy Grounds Cafe following the service. This is Cathy’s first book release. Rev Richard Burdick will welcome all visitors to the service… but if you can’t make it, please come out and join us in celebrating Cathy’s book launch at 2pm! (Holy Grounds Cafe is downstairs at Unity North Atlanta)

Return to Hillside and CD Signing

Return to Hillside and CD Signing

Kathy and I are super excited to return to Hillside International Truth Center this Sunday where I’ll be joining the service and offering copies of my debut solo CD afterward to sign.
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Over a decade ago, after we visited Agape in California, we came back to Atlanta searching for a place like it and found out Hillside was considered Agape’s “sister-church.”   We visited and fell in love with the people, Dr. Barbara King, and the music!   I’m so grateful to return and perform with William Delaney, Jarvis and the King Singers this Sunday and I’ll be signing copies of my debut CD after the service.  You can purchase the CDs at the book store the day of the service.

Service starts promptly at 9:30am where I’ll open the service with music and do two more selections during – one of which will be with the King Singers and it’s one of my favorites that they do, so I know the divine will not fail to show up and show out!

If  you are ready to feel the presence of God in a powerful way, join us for what will be a service of healing, love and light!

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