Mar 04 2017

An invitation to explore universal chanting, meditation and deep prayer


An invitation to explore universal chanting,  meditation and deep prayer

Monday, March 6th, from 7 to 8 pm

At Rising Tide International, 5102 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL 34231

$10 (beginners are welcomed, and you may attend one or all of the classes in this series).

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Feb 24 2017

A Benefit Concert for Rising Tide


A Benefit Concert for Rising Tide

An evening of original songs, (guitar, dulcimer, voice), poetry and guided meditation, with an invitation to musically participate with some of the songs.

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May 14 2014

The way of love


The way of love Oh love! It is good to banter with you Waves of pleasure running through my blood In a wonderful abandon, the heart laughs Being bright, free and open Is it perhaps really my life now It seems dangerous Allow such passion I consume Yes, I consume And only love will remain so foolish Not very serious here The way of love Every look, every gesture Affect their presence with life The response is immediate Drop into water Undulating dance laughter Endless waves Celebrating the union She said: “ask” You only have to ask with love The universe responds to love Yes, that is the key secret Love, not mine or yours But the love which is the home All that is Every living Dance in an open heart Request love, for love, to love And all meet in love

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May 14 2014

Our inner well-being


Our inner well-being. Taking care of our inner well-being. Peace of mind, body and soul. There is no grander work. Everything else follows. The tendency to judge, to doubt, undermines the clarity of being, an existential anxiety that accompanies this chronic habit, sabotages any hope of happiness and well-being, the internal stress of not being “enough”, of not doing enough, accumulates in intense continuing pressure, always demanding more and more. We become slaves of our destructive projection scenarios of fear, doubt, judgment and shame. The forgiveness of our flaws is the only way to salvation, loving ourself, now as we are, unconditionally, will lead us to well-being. Yes, there is work to do, things to change, to learn, we must not remain in the suffering of ignorance and self-condemnation. Nothing, absolutely nothing is more important than to open to the limitless love that is there for us. Now, in this moment and in every moment. Jean- Marc Girard: The Integral Way www.jeanmarcgirard.com

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