At the end of January 2013 I posted an article about my very satisfying weekend which included, amongst other things, some amazing group Repatterning work I was privileged to facillitate and attending some satisfying jazz sets.
This past weekend had similarities but with the addition of glorious Spring, all of the events seemed a little more joyous.
Once again on Saturday I was invited by my dear friend and colleague to do a special Spring Forward Group with her interested psychotherapy clients and acquaintances .
This time there were eight participants in the group and half of them had been in the January session. Several of the new people had never heard of energy healing or Resonance Repatterning. With the wonderful energy of my colleague and her home as our foundation, we quickly entrained with each other.
The repatterning was based on the new work written by Gail Glanville, The Goldilocks Principle, that I described last week . Anyone, anywhere can access this for free by clicking on the picture of the porridge bowl shown on this blog.
It was the first time I had used this incisive material with a group.
The content of the session touched everyone very deeply as many of the statements were involved on both spirit level and physical levels. We all know that a physical level involves the physical body, but what you may not be aware of is that in Repatterning when a spirit level is involved with material it means that a place of great and long standing resignation in a person is accessed and the person is ready to infuse new light into what was a deep dark place .
The intentions that were energized by and for the group can be viewed on the Love From NYC page above this post or by clicking here http://merylchodoshweiss.com/anonymous-service-page/
Once again one of the most exciting parts of the session for me as the practitioner was my muscle checking to use Infinity Healing as the six minute modality to finalize the energy shifts and energize the new intentions..
Infinity Healing energy was transmitted to each individual according to the dictates each person’s higher self.
Here is the text that one participant sent to my colleague the next day “Perfecto, parfait, perfect- tell Meryl she was right on the money–Omg I am feeling so good–slept like crazy after infinity healing. Am a new person! Please tell Meryl”
The night before the Group Repatterning I attended the jazz and supper club that I had last attended in 1988. It was Augie’s on the Upper West Side then. Since 1998 the space has been known as Smoke Jazz and Supper club. Two of the performers were favorites of mine- Vincent Herring on the sax, and fabulous Cyrus Chestnut playing a georgous Steinway piano as only he can. The bass was played by a woman Brandi Disterheft and the drums by Joe Farnsworth. The performance was being recorded for a new CD.
Last, but not least was a Jazz brunch at the georgous Robert restaurant at Columbus Circle that I first experienced last summer. Once again the Rob Dugay Trio was playing smooth and mellow music while we basked in the beauty of the venue and the views of the city.. Rob Dugay was on the bass, the pianist was Justin Kauflin and the drums were by Nadav Snir-Zeniker.
I realize that it has been a long time since I wrote about any of the amazing live musical performances I have attended since the end of January.
I was hoping to catch up one of these weeks with more complete descriptions of my musical experiences, both classical and jazz, but I just discovered that several past events that I had listed on my i phone calender seem to have disappeared from my listings so I need more time to match my pictures with the events and descriptions.
I have attended a lot of jazz and a whole subscription series to both the New York Philharmonic and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
I have no pictures from the Philharmonic but I particularly enjoyed the amazing control of the range of sound from the softest notes to the loudest crescendos the orchestra produced while playing an all Beethoven concert with Radu Lupu as pianist and Christoph von Dohanyl conducting. As a Beethoven fan I noticed how very different the phrasing, emphasis and measured qualities varied conductors elicit from the same orchestra and the same musical compositions.
The New York Times review of the concert perfectly describes what I perceived. www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-led-by-christoph-von-dohnanyi.html?adxnnl=1&ref=christophvondohnanyi&adxnnlx=1367374226-hmpI9+KvV5GQqaSDZ2Z6iw
From March 21-31, 2013 New York classical radio WQXR presented every single piece of Bach’s music as their complete programming. I was able to attend a wonderful all Bach concert conducted by Bernard Labadie with the violin soloist Isabel Faust. you can click here to listen to see her perform in a small concert at the radio station Greene Room http://www.wqxr.org/#!/articles/wqxr-features/2013/mar/26/cafe-concert-isabelle-faust/. The New York Times reviewer did not enjoy this concert as much as I did.
What was most interesting to me about the concert I attended with Andreas Schiff as both the conductor and pianist was the particular subtlety with which he used his pianist hands when he was the conductor. There was such expressiveness in how he used his hands to mold the quality of the sounds the orchestra members produced.
My very favorite concert of my classical year was a performance produced by the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center. It featured eight cello players . The sound of the cello is so rich and it touches not only the depth of my heart, but it seems to resonate with the very core of my expressive self. There was tremendous variety in the musical pieces performed. The audience responded so enthusiastically and I believe that the only time I have ever seen Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center so filled is when the Society does its annual December performance of all of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Here is what the New York Times had to offer about the concert.www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/arts/music/the-cellists-of-lincoln-center-at-alice-tully-hall.html
Finally, for your visual pleasure, here is a slideshow of my pictures updating the progress of Spring in Central Park and the City, Smoke Jazz club, Robert’s and the view from there of Central Park, and finally the beautiful wisteria whose appearance and beauty brought tears to my eyes today. Life is really good!