Monthly Archives: September 2012

Carol is Teaching A New Ink Painting Course!

I am happy to inform you all that Group member and  artist  Carol Cannon is teaching a series of four classes in Queens starting  Saturday afternoon, September 22, 2012.

Below is the flyer and her complete syllabus is below that.

I am quite sure that anyone who attends is in for quite an expansive treat!



In this 4 Part Class Series, we will combine the basics of energy awareness in our bodies with becoming familiar with using ink on paper for self-expression.

By learning about Reiki (Universal Energy) as a system for self-healing and the qualities of our tools – ink, paper, and brush – an unlimited and timeless path is opened for centering, transcendence and creativity.

With the focus on process more than product, we learn how to be grounded in the moment, in our bodies, listen to and connect with nature and our authentic power.

Each week we will go deeper, paint larger, and find more freedom as we drop pre-conceived ideas about art and let universal energy flow through us.

Come with an open mind, comfortable painter’s clothes, and be prepared to have a great time.  All materials needed will be provided for use in class.


Class I:  Introduction to one another and Reiki (Universal Energy) and the use of our materials: brushes, ink, and paper.  Explanation of the lineage of the teacher’s knowledge, resources, and demonstration.  We all begin painting by centering with Reiki first, doing basic traditional brush strokes and then a closed eye painting exercise.

Class II:  A look at early pictograms, Eastern and Western calligraphers and painters, ancient and contemporary.  We discover the different brush forms, discussion of importance of each individual’s “fingerprint”, and work time with specific musical moods to vary our strokes, textures, and visual rhythms.

Class III:  Where we are in the cosmos today and what this means for us as individuals, artists, and our society.  Explanation of the Chinese Five Elements and how they relate to our bodies and our art.  Water Element Meditation and work time.

Class IV:  Introduction and demonstration to “Big Brush Painting” from sitting and standing positions.  Earth Element Meditation.  Students then work in coupled formation while others observe in silence.  Questions and sharing.  We will close with a simultaneous “Group Stroke”.

To Register and for more information contact Carol directly at


For more information about Carol see her website



Reminder- Group is This Week- Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just a quick reminder that Group is happening this week- 12:30-4:30pm on Sunday September 9th.

If you haven’t  RSVP’d and  you want to jump in and join us all RR students and practitioners are welcome. Just let me know by Saturday that you’ll be with us if you have not already done so.

For anyone who can’t make it but want to be proxied in to the Group Repatterning, please look at the tab above this page, the  “SAVE THE DATE” page, to learn more about this possibility and how you can participate.

I can’t wait to see you all on Sunday!

With love, light, blessings and so much gratitude,

Lee Harris’s September Energy Forecast

This month is unusual for Lee’s forecast because he doesn’t have any written text attached to it. He ran out of time while traveling here in the States.

Time is one of the first items Lee discusses and it really spoke to me in this moment.  He addressed the time pressures, the “dictates of the clock” , that feel very true in the body but are not actually so.  There is an intensification of the experience that there is not enough time to do all that you set out to do, that you want to do and you feel obliged to do.  Just before listening to the message I went out to do five tiny errands all within four or five blocks , and all that I managed to do were two of them!

The polarization of people  experiencing insomnia or all they want to do is sleep really matches my own past few weeks.

When Lee posts his monthly forecast I usually find that I hold an to more concepts and mull them around when I see the written word. To my delight despite my transcribing most of his spoken word, when I got towards the end of the transmission I found my heart  opening to very subtle, spiritual energies.  At this moment I don’t remember whether they came from within me or whether they originated in Lee’s transmission but it certainly feels good inside of me now!

I hope that you find this to be at least as valuable as I did.

Sending you all love and blessings,