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Happy Almost 2015!

 

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Dear Readers,

Just in case you were wondering about Group, about Jazz, about the holidays in New York, about Halloween, about the New York Philharmonic, about my responses to Lee Harris and Patricia Cota-Robles- about what on earth Meryl is up to- here is the 5 cent version of what’s going on with Meryl and Resonant Healing.

I couldn’t start the New Year and all of my heart felt exciting new projects for 2015 without writing this post.

I have been slowly percolating and reinventing myself in terms of how I choose to live in the world and in terms of how I chose to contribute as channel of God’s and the Ascended Masters’ healing love,  light, and energy.

After faithfully writing weekly for so many years about my thoughts, feelings , experiences and learnings- I just plain got tired of the routine. I got bored with the “have to”  nature of my weekly commitment.

Many profound changes have happened within me that felt too personal to reveal.  For example my love, appreciation and passion for attending live music has escalated as has  the quality of my receptivity.

I have begun to sense that specific frequencies in the music that captivates me are actually transformative for me.

I went to one of my favorite jazz venues- The Kitano- to hear clarinetist/ tenor saxophonist  Ken Peplowski and Master pianist Dick Hyman .

When Dick Hyman played “The Jitterbug Waltz”  solo  I heard  a little voice inside me  saying that I never wanted him to stop playing.  I truly merged with the music and when I did my heart opened so wide that it sunk right through the depths of my belly. I felt the vibration of the music physically to my core.

A few weeks ago at the New York Philharmonic when I heard my favorite Beethoven Symphony #7 tears streamed down my face the whole 40 minutes. The beauty of the perfect performance was  a profound transmission to  inside me.

The joy that I so frequently have shared about my life experiences has expanded into exponential levels of happiness and bliss within myself and my everyday life.

I also have found that writing as a solo endeavor is much more work than the fun of allowing my creativity to naturally flow when I am a part of a collective with other Lightworkers.

Over a period of 40 weeks in 2014 I hosted, along with Lisa Warner and Michelle Gee the blogtalk radio program- “Girls night In – Boys Welcome”.

There are now 21 episodes archived ( which can be accessed at any time by clicking on the Clear Stream picture on the right hand side of this blog). The shows are conversational but the most important thing going on is the non-verbal transmission of healing energy and information they each contain.

If you are feeling the slightest bit “down” the program has the capacity to lift spirits and transmute darkness into light.

The exciting thing that has arisen from that endeavor is that Clear Stream has flowed into a new, larger project called “The Golden Spring of Awareness”.

I invite you to “like” us on Facebook  (The Golden Spring of Awareness) and to subscribe to our forthcoming Newsletter. Here are  links to subscribe http://eepurl.com/9RILj   or https://www.facebook.com/goldenspringofawareness/app_100265896690345

We launch On January 20th as a web-center for classes, radio programs, a source of articles , real magic, information, channeled transmissions from the Ascended Masters, photography, self directed consciousness raising and self healing classes and much more.

Most of all it is  a membership community and resource to  support  anyone who is open to  benefiting from the  deeply open-hearted new portal of creativity, knowledge, ascension and fun that is generated by the We-ness of Lisa Warner, Bibi Tinsley, Kerry Keegan  and myself.

I wish that you could feel all the love in my heart that I feel even when I think about this new Portal and well spring of revitalizing potential.

I will continue to write here about Group and whatever does capture my fancy.

And yes- Group did happen in December and I will tell you about it next time.

In the meantime- to finish off the year- I present you with my annual slide show of the Holiday shop windows and  house decorations that adorn my beloved Isle of Manhattan.

Wishing you all the joy of infinite possibilities in every moment with every breath as we transform our beings and our planet into a Golden Age for New Earth in 2015.

With so much love and light,

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P.S. Stay tuned as I completely update my website and the platform of this blog over the next month to incorporate the new vision of my creative energetic healing agent self that is emerging.

I also invite anyone who chooses to do so to help me in my vision quest by sending me any feedback about any way that I, as energetic healing agent, or my blog have touched you. I welcome seeing positive new views to help me articulate what I have to contribute as an energy healing agent that is characteristically coming through Meryl aside from my use of the tools in my professional toolbox.

 

Enjoy the slideshow!  OK after an unbelievable number of attempts, the slideshow pictures are not able to be presented at this time.. I will try again on another post.. So sorry…

Happy New Year’s Day.. I tried again and I continue to be unable to show my slideshow. As a consolation offering, here is a U-Tube presentation of Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2014 light show.

 

 

 

 

More Outstanding Jazz in New York City- The Bill Charlap Trio

Sunday night I went to Dizzie’s Club to experience a truly memorable evening in my jazz fan life.

The Bill Charlap Trio played standards from the American Songbook  (songs like April In Paris It’s Only A Paper Moon,  An Affair To Remember) with the exquisite finesse that only masters of their instruments could produce together.

The trio consisted of Bill Charlap, piano, Sir Ron Carter on  bass and Kenny Washington on the drums.

It was my first experience of Bill Charlap, ( who is married to the wonderful pianist Renee Rosner) . He brought intense joy to his music with his impeccable and unique craftmanship.

Sir Ron Carter, who is my number one favorite jazz bassist,  held the audience spellbound with a solo medley which started and ended with Taps, You are My Sunshine and Bach’s Cello Concerto in the middle!

With  master drummer Kenny Washington added to the Trio and the fact that these well seasoned musicians have played with each other countless times,  the timing and synchronization was seamless and exciting.

What I noticed was that they were so in-tune with each other that there were almost none of the usual visual or musical cues that most jazz combos use to signal each other during a song.

From the moment the music began till the very last note I couldn’t help but smile my biggest smile to express the sheer joy I experienced in the music.  It also was the longest set I have ever experienced at Dizzie’s.  Wow! Truly amazing!

Here are a few pictures taken by Frank Stewart and posted on Dizzie’s Facebook page- so sorry that they are not my own.

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More Jazz And Spring Progresses in Central Park & My New York City Garden

I just can’t resist sharing with you pictorial updates of the lilacs, flowers and trees in Central Park, the wisteria on an East 70th Street . These pictures were taken while I was walking on May 3rd.

Check out the photo of the back of a man walking his cat on a leash through Central Park. You’ve gotta think that this could only be seen in New York City!

Included in the sideshow is an update of my garden in progress. You can see the whole palette that I have to work with to create my piece of paradise along with the first big containers I planted.

Finally,  jazz fan that I am, I went to Smoke Jazz Club again for a really special evening on Saturday night.

The Renee Rosner Quartet was performing lyrical, balanced, beautiful music. Renee was the pianist along with  my absolute favorite drummer Lewis Nash, the great Peter Washington on bass and Steve Nelson on the vibraphone.

In the recent past I had heard the same quartet minus Peter Washington perform at Dizzie’s. There was a real difference in the performance on Saturday night.

Smoke’s stage is miniscule in comparison to Dizzie’s and in this venue there was a perfect blending of the sounds of each instrument. At Dizzie’s the vibraphone sound seemed dominant much of the time when Nelson was a part of the song.

To make a perfect set even more enjoyable,  to my delight the greatest of all bass players, Sir Ron Carter,  came to have dinner and to enjoy the set as a part of his birthday celebration. He and his wife sat one table away from where I was so you can see his profile in my picture . I had seen him perform last year on his birthday at Dizzie’s!

If only I could capture the sounds of this night for you.  Enjoy!

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