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DongGong Good

No, that is not a typo or misspelling.

I have just returned from a Gong Bath at the Blue Lotus Studio in Chico. Facilitated by Sound Pioneer and recording artist Richard Rudis (Sonam Dorje). Sonam creates transformational healing waves of sound bathing each participant with the rising and falling rhythms, tonalities and vibrations of a huge Earth Gong tuned to the sound of the primordial AUM - the 'Universal Chord'; the vibrational signature of our mother Earth (Ghia) as it dances with our Sun (Sol).

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhsome.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love and literally vibrate to use of chimes, gongs and bells in my spiritual work. I crave the sound--I probably spent many a past life in some cave in the Himalyas making gongs or bowls to create the resonant, primordial sound of life. Fortunately for me, our new landlady mentioned it to me when I shared my passion with her and I signed up for tonight before arriving in Chico (thank you, Lynn).

Yet, this event, would not be for…

Winds of change

September 1, 2008.

Here in Chico, it has been quite windy. These beautiful winds are not as tormenting as the Santa Ana winds of southern California. As I contemplated today on this being the first day I am officially employed as the Pastor of the Spiritual Enrichment Center, I knew that the winds are about change. In my head, I visualized myself landing in Chico along the lines of Mary Poppins landing on that house in London. Ready and willing to serve.

It's hard to not think about the hurricane winds of Gustav as the not yet healed emotions and fears of the people along the Gulf coast. Katrina was not long ago enough for everyone to be in a state of anxiety and trepidation. I do appreciate the sensitivity to this national concern that the RNC is showing. Clearly, a bigger picture is being created. Sending prayers.

My plans today were to sneak into church and have a mini- silent Sadhana of prayer throughout the sanctuary and my office. Because there was an event this evenin…