What is Ceremonial space?

July 3, 2019 at 5:38 am

All the Singing Alive (SA) events, including Plants enChant, were envisioned, created, and are enacted as expressions of ceremonial space, aka as sacred space, with the verb ‘holding’ space often used to maintain it.  For those attendees not familiar with the concept, or asking for further clarification, we offer the following . .  

What is ceremony?

We are defining it as the formal act of stepping out of one (usual or temporal) reality, to then enter another one (sacred or timeless), for purposes of positive change, and then re-enter the previous reality, which is now (hopefully) effected in good ways.   This is an archetypal process of change and renewal, nearly hardwired into our humanness, as seemingly necessary for us as going up from the ocean for air is for dolphins and whales.   

It is more or less a three part process, which each part, and each transition, being attended to in different ways.  
  •  We first prepare to exit our usual reality.  This is done thru setting intentions, which is a stating of the issues you would like to have help with or resolved, and an asking (prayer) for co-creative guidance from the resources available in sacred space.  
  • Transition into sacred space is attended by a formal ritual of letting go of the attachments to the previous reality, sometimes understood as a ‘dying’ to the self, or identity, native to it.  This is often done by going thru a portal or passage of some kind.
  • In sacred space, the veils between worlds thin, and one ideally surrenders into a more fluid state of being that allows a remolding, a restructuring, of ones sense of self.   The beating heart of the present moment pumps intuitions and knowings to inform the process
  • One transitions out of sacred space in a similar way one enters, often offering gratitude for the help received
  • Re-entry into the temporal world comes with a feeling into the newness of the changes, and a responsibility to integrate them into ones life.  
How is this done at Signing Alive?




At about the idea of switching gears from our usual (for most of us anyway) mainstream life, in which we pedal the bicycle of ego-mind,  always striving to get away from some undesired past and towards some unrealized future, to one in which we get off the bicycle, stop moving, and begin to feel into the present moment, the stillness.  And in this stillness another, more expansive order of reality begins to reveal itself, a way of being human, a way of  . .  existing.   This actuality is always there, it just gets lost and forgotten in the usual drama of the cosmic inferiority complex that the ego-mind creates for itself with its fear-based safety seeking strategies.   To help make us aware of, and thereby activate, this more expansive order of reality, is the goal of ceremonial space.  

What is the intent of Ceremonial Space?  

Like many transformative events, SA exists as a social experiment, a relatively fluid space for us play with creating a better world.   It is however, unlikely a better world can created by doing things the same way they have been done in past.   Einstein suggests it, by famously saying, ‘no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.’   Level of consciousness can also also be understood in energetic terms, as frequencies.  Various cultural norms are in resonance with, and therefore normalized, by the 



Some would complete their courses and return in time to the field of unity, but others were gathering layers of experience without the natural relinquishing of firm that characterizes and renews all heathy identities.   Like you they soon found that tension was required to hold onto their images and memories. .  They also found it increasingly difficult to distinguish these past impress from their sense of self .  They lost contact with the creative currents of renewal  that are designed to periodically recharge all aware creatures keeping them clearsighted, alert, and in communion with Source. . The danger of following ever-narrowing identity beams. .  

 

The strange habit of storing identities within your psyche as one might store dresses of suits of clothes. .  the results of over-identification with form. . 

Alchemy of Sound and Chocolate: A Heart and Voice Activation, w/ Kat Alta

June 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm
Cacao is an ancient plant medicine spirit, most widely known to be used by the ancient Maya. It’s been called “bitter water”, “drink of the gods” and “heart blood”. It is a medicine that works deeply with our heart and subtle bodies to activate, surrender and release so that we may journey closer to the essence of our true being.

In this experiential cacao ceremony we will dive deep into the medicine of our heart and sacred sound by expanding our being, coming into heart coherence and finding our voice and unique vibrational frequency. We will journey on the wings of this moment, through breath work and gentle stretching to open our channel and prepare our bodies for sound. We will soar to great heights by activating our entire being through toning and sounding and  then kiss the sun, the moon the stars, uniting our voices in sacred song. And finally coming to rest upon the Earth to receive a deep nourishing soundscape.


facilitated by:
Kat Alta ~Inter-Galactic Earth Mama~ is an intuitive guide, nature enthusiast, mystical yoga instructor, plant medicine advocate and sound alchemist. She encourages people to remember their essence and radiate their heart truth, awakening the magic within and expanding the heart from fear to love.
She honors the importance for people to gather, celebrate, create and grieve in ceremony and ritual, so we remember who we are, remember our roots and remember our hearts and power. The spaces she creates are sacred, potent, compassionate and inclusive allowing people to feel seen and honored in their journey of remembrance.
Alta has been working with the cacao spirit for over three years, traveling across the country and world to work with its healing properties. She loves working with cacao as it helps to calm the nervous system and busy mind, bringing us to the present moment and opening the heart, activating the creative potential and nourishing the whole body.

She feels blessed to be walking her path, reclaiming her medicine and sharing her passions with others along the way.



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Plants enChant 2019 Offerings…

Homage to Holy Basil (Sacred Tulasi Devi)
Underlying all practices of devotional service is a PERSONALITY. Vrinda Devi is the forest devi presiding over all plants and animals of the transcendental realm, and
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Alchemy of Sound and Chocolate: A Heart and Voice Activation, w/ Kat Alta
Cacao is an ancient plant medicine spirit, most widely known to be used by the ancient Maya. It’s been called “bitter water”, “drink of the gods”
Read more.
Dancing in the Dream Time ~ Mugwort Sleepover, w/ Rosie Kenny & Adam Rivenbark
Dreaming is something that we all do, human and non-human creatures alike. Mugwort, for years, has been a teacher and friend to dream explorers offering clarity
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Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature, w/ Jan Kinsey
Where in the shamanic geography do the nature spirits reside? What are the roles and practices of the shaman? How can we navigate this geography? Who
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Herbal Body Oiling as a Self Care Ritual, w/ Sage Siera
Herbal body oiling is a practice that can unite our bodies, minds and spirits with those of our beloved plant allies. Deeply nourishing to the skin
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Plant Teachers, Consciousness, & Medicine from a Celestial Perspective, Channeling w/ Dante Singh
An exploration of plant consciousness, medicine, and the role of teacher plants through the channeling of celestial guides. Channeling is a phenomena through which a human being enters
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Blue Lotus Ceremony, w/ Lindsay Liana Sophia
For the past 3 years, I’ve been guided to journey with Blue Lotus in a deep way. She arrived in my life as a teacher to
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Celestial Chant and Personalized Prayer Songs, w/AshEL SeaSunZ
AshEL believes everyone has a song and can channel songs to assist others or as prayers for the world. He will demonstrate by offering personalized medicine
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Heart of Nature Song Circle, w/ Shiloh Circle
Songs in praise of natures wonder and majesty, songs to remember that we are woven intricately and inextricably into the web of life. The wisdom from
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Tell-A-Vision, w/ Morgan Brent
Share plant (and fungi) visions, and related experiences of radical symbiosis, in a group setting. In such ways we may get glimmers and bleed-thrus, or yet
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The Huachuma Mesa w/ Axi Nityananda & Alisonqo Miller
The Huachuma (San Pedro) cactus of the Northern Coast of Peru has been transforming consciousness in spiritual seekers for over 5000 years. Traditional healers from Northern
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Deepening your Relationships with the Plant Beings – a Shamanic Approach, w/ Jan Kinsey
We’ll use shamanic tools to deepen our relationships with the plants. This multi-dimensional world is very intimate and sensuous. How do we develop strong relationships with
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Flower Wash
A new blossoming of the classic Singing Alive style Angel Wash.  With song, petals, and a gentle water element we honor our co-participants and selves ~
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Human Flowering Creation ~ Song Circle, w/ Morgan Brent
Come co-create an emergence into the Tone Age of Harmonic Bliss! In the tradition of shamanic journeys of transformation, we gathering in circle, close our eyes,
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Sylvapolitan Rising: The Ways of Deep Herbalism, w/ Morgan Brent
Plant-inspired teachings that acculture us to the ‘Survival Of The Most Loving’.   This is the growing edge of our species development. This is the story that
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Song and Medicine Traditions of the Amazon Rainforest, w/ Drew YoungSpring
An Exploration of how the living cultures of the Amazon Rainforest view song and their relationship to life  and plant medicines, in the jungle and around the
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Growing Gratitude for the Plant People, w/ Hanna Leigh
Our time together will include: the co-creation of a group song to honor and call in our plant friends, participating in a “praise walk”, creating a
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Gratitude Song

March 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm
▶ Gratitude Song
 

I’m thankful
I’m grateful
To Spirit (mom & dad, Mama Gaia, the universe, all that is . .  .)
To be alive


Flower Power

March 25, 2017 at 7:34 pm
▶ Flower Power


I’m a little flower
That blossoms for an hour
Within me is a power
That goes on and on

Power in the roots of me
Power in the shoots of me
Power in the fruits
That will pass my seeds on




Thank You for it All

March 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm
▶ Thank You for it All



The River is Flowing (New Millenium version)

March 25, 2017 at 7:05 pm
▶ River is Flowing


(New Millennium version)
The empire is falling
Walls they are tumbling
The empire is falling
Into the sea

Mother Earth strengthen me
To rise and create with thee
Father Sky inspire me
To light up the Sea


Suddhosi Buddhosi

March 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm
▶ Suddhosi Buddhosi


▶ Suddhosi Buddhosi 2



Suddhosi Buddhosi
Niranjanosi 

Samsara maya
Parivar jitosi 

Samsara svapanam
Traija mohan nidram 

Na janma mrityor
Tat sat sva rupe 


You are forever pure
You are forever true
And the dream of this world
Can never touch you
So give up your attachments
And give up your confusions
And fly to the space
That’s beyond all ….illusions

I am my Family I am

March 25, 2017 at 11:46 am
▶ I am my Family I am


I am my mother (father, sister, brother, children, elders, family, all beings, etc) I am
x2

I know I know I am I am

I am my mother I am . .  

One Big Family

March 25, 2017 at 11:42 am
▶ One Big Family



We’re all one big family 
x2

I breath in and let go of the story
Accepting, allowing, this little self/I to see
There’s no you, I,  or me



Starlight is our Home

March 25, 2017 at 5:39 am
▶ Starlight is our Home


Starlight is our home
Feel it deep inside
This light is our friend
Shine it far and wide

Girl watching the stars. Stars are digital illustration.