The Institute of Light and Joy

A place for divine sonic play

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My summer has been so full of sacred sounds, travel, fun, dancing, laughter, hard work, long walks, singing circles, meditations, sacred ceremonies, and friendships. I’ve made some amazing new friends in my travels, at the Vox Mundi week-long retreat at the Pema Osel Ling retreat center inzinnias.jpg the Santa Cruz mountains, at several other sacred gatherings, and through other friends. I am so grateful for the expanding circles. I feel UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS growing and growing!

I’ve hosted some super fun and deep sound circles in both Mendocino and Oakland this summer, and plan to start a regular schedule in the fall. Please contact me if you’d like to be included in the magic…….


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Sing with us

We’ve had some wonderful experiences joining our voices hearts, and souls in divine sonic play during the last few months in Oakland and Mendocino. Come sing with us!

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I Wish

I Wish

I wish that I could tell you why

Why somebody that loves you

Somebody that loves you at least in some kind of convoluted way

Could make choices that

Leave you on the ground in a puddle

Confused and broken in three precise pieces.

One piece that runs away and leaves you

To go to a happy place where people that love you really love you

And don’t betray you and lie to you and tell you yes and tell you no.

Another piece that believes

Truly believes that you had this coming

That you deserve it

That you will never find somebody that makes you feel at home and safe.

And another that is full of the boiling rage of a madman

Bursting with a taste for blood

And so frenzied inside that it seems the next pattern

Will never emerge from the chaos.

I wish I could just say one thing that would

Help you remember why you came to this planet in the first place.

Remember what you came to do?

Break the patterns that lead us around and around

Bust the system of war

That starts in the home and ripples out.

We are better than that

We will stop this craziness of betrayal and hurt

And soul loss.

We will go to the ends of the multiverse

To find our bits of soul and

We will weave them back together.