Twin Flames ~ Our Love Story

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Very early on I discovered that dating was not for me.  Instead, I knew in my heart of hearts that there was someone out there I was meant to find.  At age 17, I made the conscious choice to remain single (no dating) and focus my prayers and intention on welcoming that one special guy to my life.  Just one year goes by and…

One chilly February night in 2002, my Mom and I stopped by to pick up our clothes at our amazing, local, eco-friendly drycleaner on 8th Avenue in Berry Hill/Melrose area, which is where we lived at the time.  As we park our car for their curbside service, I look through the window front and see just two people inside — Shirley, a bright and cheery woman who almost always waited on us, and the same very attractive young guy who I had shared glances with (through the windows) for the past couple of years (this night included) but never met.

Shirley walks up to the car with her usual beaming smile and presence to assist us.  A voice within me said, “Ask her about the guy in the window.”  This was a huge step for me, being an old fashioned kind of girl.  I always wanted the guy to come to me, but I figured hey, it couldn’t hurt to ask, right?  “Shirley, who is the guy inside?  I see him here all the time.”  Her kind smile grew larger as she replied, “Oh honey, that’s Jon!  He’s the owner’s son, so that’s why you see him here all the time.  He’s had his heart broken, and I’m trying to find him a good girl.  Can I give him your number?”  The old fashioned girl inside me quickly pondered, “Okay God, she said it, not me.  Technically you’re not the one making the move here.  Shirley is making it for you.  Go ahead!”  I responded, “Sure, but please wait until we drive off.”  As we pulled out onto 8th Avenue, heading home, I saw Jon’s beaming face as Shirley handed him a small piece of paper.

Later that night, as I sit eating dinner, the phone rings.  “It’s for you,” Mom said.  Could it be?  He’s actually calling me the same night he got my number?  I answered, and it WAS Jon.  How delightfully unusual!  I thanked him for calling so soon, to which he responded, “It wouldn’t be fair to make you wait.”  Mmm, I melted.  After a bit of great conversation, he asked if he could take me on a date, and for the first time in a year, I said yes.  He asked what I would like to do.  I had been wanting to see Lord of The Rings in the theater but hadn’t been yet.  He said he had already been, but he would be happy to take me and see it again.

The next evening he arrived at my doorstep, and we met face to face for the very first time.  Dressed to the nines in silk and linen, he pulls a beautiful bouquet of flowers from behind his back…something I had only coveted in movies but never actually experienced until then.  Is this real?  I was swept already.

On we drove to Hollywood 27 theater at what use to be called 100 Oaks in Berry Hill to sit…for 3+ hours…watching Lord of The Rings…not able to talk.  No, actually it was perfect.  I highly recommend this, in fact.  Not only was the magical LOTR the perfect movie to begin our story, but we got to sit and allow our energies to dance and coalesce before we ever conversed.  Oh my goodness, and once the movie was over, we engaged in the most stimulating conversation I ever had.  Invigorating it was, for the first time, to speak at the depth I could with him.  Once we started, we couldn’t stop.  We stayed up ’til 4 o’clock, just talking…well, and a little kissing, too.

The first time we kissed, he asked first if he could kiss me (during a game of questions).  I said yes, and be still my heart…his lips…our energy…time…stood…still.  Countless lifetimes of connection converged in those moments.  At long last we merged, two as one again.

The next day, our second date, I drove us through the Brentwood countryside.  I told Jon that if I didn’t see myself potentially marrying him, he would not be in the car with me.  Such a bold and brave statement surely would have scared any other away, but he said he felt the same.  By the end of this day, we both expressed our love for one another.

In hindsight, it is clear that we chose to come into this beautiful blue green planet together.  In the same latitudinal region, just one state between, in the same year of 1983, just one month apart, he March 8 and I April 8, were born.  We each moved to South Nashville, Tennessee in 1997, I for music and he with his family’s new business, just around the corner from my home, where we eventually crossed paths, and thanks to our angel, Shirley, we met.

On the sunny day of May 8, 2004, at age 21, we were married at St. Mary’s downtown, the oldest standing church in Nashville.  From our first date (which was also our first meeting), we have never desired to part and have scarcely left one another’s side.  The vortex of spiritual growth we have experienced since our reunion here on Earth has been and continues to be unbridled.

Just under a month before our 5 year anniversary, April 16, 2009, our precious son was born (our birth dates combine to make his… 8+8=16), and now, after 10 years of marriage, we welcome another sacred Soul to our family.  I am more in love with my hubby and flame each and every moment we journey together.  Our combined manifestation potential is infinite (more stories to come about this, including Local Living Farm in our community of Antioch).  In his arms, wherever we are, is my favorite place in the omniverse.  Love like ours, divine masculine and feminine in union within each of us, is surely meant to resonate upon this planet at this time.  I am holistically and infinitely grateful for our eternal love.

~ Jess ♥ ∞

  

 

 

 

Singing during skin-to-skin contact benefits Mama and Baby

Skin-to-skin bonding ~ photo courtesy toronto.ca
Skin-to-skin bonding ~ photo courtesy toronto.ca

Inspired by my current pregnancy, one of our latest A.muse.in’ Harmony group experiences, “Awaken Your Sacred Voice ~ Pregnancy, Birthing and Beyond” helps expecting parents connect with the power of their own voice for wellness, labor support and soulful parenting. If this sings to you, connect with us today!

As a Soul singing, baby wearing Mama, I can personally attest to the power of this, but the research to back it up is fantastic to see!

Maternal singing during skin-to-skin contact benefits both preterm infants, mothers

~ Jess ♥ ∞

 

 

HeartSong Collective ~ Sing, Service and Potluck for Compassion Games International

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Join us during this year’s Compassion Games International, for “HeartSong Collective ~ Sing, Service and Potluck” for Hollow House at Rabbit Hole Hollow! Cindy Moonrose and Martin Holsinger do so much for our community. Here’s our chance to give back in their time of need.

Cindy and Martin’s Story…
About 18 months ago, fire told Cindy and Martin it was time for a new house, one more suited to the unique qualities of the site in terms of yearly solar patterns – a house that is both private and can accommodate events and workshops – a house for middle aged Cindy and Martin to grow old in and be able to share their knowledge and skill with others for as many years as possible.

As Cindy turned her attention to the 2nd blaze of the night, the 3rd arrival of fire trucks in as many days, she received the message that this fire, this “housecleaning”, is benevolent and is on the way to the fulfillment of dreams. Having been denied fire insurance years before, Cindy and Martin would learn so much about community, and community members would learn in association with the fund-raisers, work parties and workman camaraderie.

Developing skill in navigating what life brings has been a passion of Cindy and Martin for decades. Recovering from the house fire, designing a house and acting as contractor – returning to the present moment and trust repeatedly, believing in their ability to follow the cues for what actions to take next in gathering information, in raising funds, etc. – figuring out how to live without a house in a camping situation, getting through summer’s heat and winter’s cold has been a huge adventure!

WHEN? Saturday, September 13th, 1pm – 6pm

Schedule:
1 – 3:30 Compassionate Service Party…Singing while we work!
3:30 – 5 Introductions and Singing the vision
5 – 6 Picnic supper/potluck*
*Bring eating equipment (plate/bowl, utensils, napkins, cup, etc…) and something to sit on, food for yourself/ food to share.

WHERE?  *
Rabbit Hole Hollow
5155 Drakes Branch Road Nashville, TN 37218
Cindy MoonRose and Martin Holsinger
cindymoonrose@nashville.net
615-876-2635 or cell 615-310-2904

*Due to limited parking, CARPOOL is RECOMMENDED.

Directions:
Be sure your device takes you by the intersection of Kings Lane and Drakes Branch Road.
We are up a gravel road almost at the dead end of Drakes Branch Road.
Look for the row of mailboxes on a stand on your left near the end of the blacktop.
Turn left on gravel road just beyond mailbox stand. Take left fork up a hill. You will see house draped with blue tarp. Be careful to park in a way that doesn’t block other cars.
This is a construction site, so it is muddy and it cools off in the evenings and is cooler than in town.

INTENTION?  Various ceremonies have already been performed in connection with the fire, demolition and envisioning. Now it is time for this structure to appear in the physical plane! You are invited to stir the elements, nourish this form with sound. May we experience another aspect of who we are as we sing for this structure: Hollow House at Rabbit Hole Hollow. Let us sing in ease for materials and labor, the attraction of harmonious skilled helpers, safety, a good time building and creating, and a good winter of hand-making/refurbishing parties in the house making light fixtures, cabinets and more. Let’s envision a center for much growth in consciousness and knowing ourselves as part of Nature.

RSVP on Facebook today!

Visit gofundme to offer a financial contribution to the Recovery & Rebuilding of Hollow House at Rabbit Hole Hollow. Let’s help Cindy and Martin reach their financial goal to make their home and community learning center vision a reality!

 

Stay tuned to A.muse.in’ Harmony on Facebook for the latest info and updates.

 “Today, at 62 years old, is the first time I have understood that I am one with all […]  I am not above or separate from anything.”

Song of the New Earth Film Comes to Music City October 12th

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You won’t want to miss it, so mark your calendars, Nashville!
Song of the New Earth will be screening at Unity of Music City on Sunday, October 12th, at 2pm, followed by a Q+A with Director Ward Serrill and Producer Sophie Jane Mortimer.  Hope to see you there!

~ Jess Bray ♥

RSVP on Facebook.

Song of the New Earth profiles the ardent quest of sound healer, psychotherapist and sonic shaman Tom Kenyon to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through the power of sound. His rare ability to brilliantly decipher the healing science of sound results in a mesmerizing, and transformational documentary feature film.

As an aspiring country musician, Kenyon was on way to fame and fortune in Nashville when a series of mystical experiences rocked his world. Desperate to understand his experience, he fervently dove into the study of neurophysiology to explain his unexplainable spiritual insights and continued his search through studying Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, Taoism, mystical Christianity, Shamanism, Egyptian alchemy and more.

From his home in the San Juan Islands to Tibetan nunneries in the Himalayas, from cathedrals and mysterious caves in southern France to the golden-chandeliered symphony halls of Vienna, Song of the New Earth explores the cutting edge scientific research proving that sound shifts brain states and can promote dramatic healing not only for ourselves but for our precious planet earth. With his wife Judi, often by his side, Kenyon explains how sound vibration speaks to our souls and bodies by opening a door that bridges our cognitive thinking; catapulting us towards insights into the miraculous. A transcendent, celestial experience that transports viewers through Kenyon’s rare, divine gift.

From an award winning production team including Ward Serrill (The Heart of the Game, Miramax), editor Eric Frith (Eden), New York Times animator Drew Christie and Producer Betsy Chasse, (co-producer for What the Bleep Do We Know!?).

 

May 11, 2014: Awaken Your Sacred Voice ~ Celebration of Mothers

 

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Join my Mother and I at her quaint home among the trees for this very special Mother’s Day Sacred Voice Play-shop Celebration. We will connect deeply with ourselves and each other, getting those yummy pleasure hormones flowing with sincere heart sounding connectivity. Together we will raise the good vibrations for ourselves, the planet and all BEings. 

~ Jess Bray ♥

In this Play-shop we will…
♥ Come together in sacred harmony
♥ Embrace the art of allowing
♥ Deeply listen and hear the music within and around ourselves
♥ Awaken the voice as a sacred instrument for healing
♥ Discover the wisdom of the elements and practice activating them with our voices
♥ Sing into being ~ Create with our voices ~ Sing our intentions

Address will be provided to all confirmed attendees prior to the play-shop.

Investment in self…
4 hours of your time and energy
$50 (min.) love offering (*see Prepay Instructions below)

What to bring?
~ frame drum is encouraged, but not a requirement
~ your favorite snacks

*PREPAY INSTRUCTIONS: I am now asking for prepayment to ensure attendance and a timely start. Once you RSVP, please send $50 (min.) love offering to followyourbliss8@gmail.com through Paypal.
Need assistance? Photo tutorial here… http://www.wikihow.com/Send-Money-via-PayPal

Need to pay with cash or check? Please arrive a few minutes early, so we can begin on time. Thanks so much!
If you’d like to host “Symphony of Creation ~ Awaken Your Sacred Voice” please connect with me.

For the latest Play-shop info and updates, Like this on Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/AwakenYourSacredVoice

Overtone Singing

A stunning display of overtone singing.  ♥

Overtoning is a method of singing wherein the vocalist forms the resonant chambers of the body in such a way as to produce multiple tones, a harmonic, instead of a singular tone. Overtone singing provides a deep, full resonance that assists the body, mind and spirit in releasing stuck energies while weaving in harmonious ones.

Want to learn (or for some of us, remember)?

Join me for an upcoming “Symphony of Creation ~ Awaken Your Sacred Voice” play-shop.

March 16th, 1-5pm:https://www.facebook.com/events/1399329070326696/

OR

March 20 & 27th, 6:30-8:30pm:
https://www.facebook.com/events/641724495892873/

~ Jess Bray ♥

March 16th: Symphony of Creation ~ Awaken Your Sacred Voice

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I’m answering a deep call to help others awaken to their sacred voice and its infinite healing, creative power.  For lifetimes, I have worked with the waters of the world, and at this pivotal time on earth, when the waters are calling for our positive intentions, let us connect with each other in heart and in song to raise the good vibrations for ourselves, the planet and all BEings.

In this Play-shop we will…

♥ Come together in sacred harmony

♥ Embrace the art of allowing

♥ Deeply listen and hear the music within and around ourselves

♥ Awaken the voice as a sacred instrument for healing

♥ Discover the wisdom of the elements and practice activating them with our voices

♥ Sing into being ~ Create with our voices ~ Sing our intentions

♥ Learn the fundamentals of overtoning

Investment in self…

4 hours of your time and energy
$50 (min.) love offering (*see Prepay Instructions below)

What to bring?
~ frame drum, if you have one (encouraged, but not required)
~ your favorite snacks

Next Play-shop ~ March 16, 2014, 1-5 pm  

Space is limited to 14, so RSVP today! (address provided to confirmed attendees prior to event)

Facebook event page ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/1399329070326696/

*PREPAY INSTRUCTIONS: I am now asking for prepayment to ensure attendance and a timely start. Once you RSVP, please send $50 (min.) love offering to followyourbliss8@gmail.com through Paypal. Need assistance? Photo tutorial here… http://www.wikihow.com/Send-Money-via-PayPal

Need to pay with cash or check?  Please arrive a few minutes early, so we can begin on time.  Thanks so much!

If you’d like to bring Symphony of Creation ~ Awaken Your Sacred Voice to your gathering, event, studio, classroom or organization, please connect with me.

For the latest Play-shop info and updates, Like this on Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/AwakenYourSacredVoice

January 26th: The Symphony of Creation ~ Awakening Your Sacred Voice

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I’m answering a deep call to help others awaken to their sacred voice and its power to heal and create.  For lifetimes, I have worked with the waters of the world, and at this pivotal time on earth, when the waters are calling for our positive intentions, let us connect with each other in heart and in song to raise the good vibrations for ourselves, the planet and all BEings.

In this Play-shop we will…

♥ Come together in sacred harmony

♥ Embrace the art of allowing

♥ Deeply listen and hear the music within and around ourselves

♥ Awaken the voice as a sacred instrument for healing

♥ Discover the wisdom of the elements and practice activating them with our voices

♥ Sing into being ~ Create with our voices ~ Sing our intentions

♥ Learn the fundamentals of overtoning

Investment in self…

  • 4 hours of your time and energy
  • $50 (min.) love offering

Next Play-shop ~ Sunday, January 26th, 1-5pm in Mount Juliet, Tennessee (Space is limited to 12)

Facebook event page ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/787406444618990/ 

If you’d like to bring The Symphony of Creation ~ Awakening Your Sacred Voice to your gathering, event, studio, classroom or organization, please connect with me.

For the latest Play-shop info and updates, Like this on Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/AwakeningYourSacredVoice