Monday, December 15, 2014

GIFTS is a Top Story in Romance, Short Story Literature on Booktracks (Books with Soundtracks: Reinventing Reading)



By Valerie Michele Oliver
 
A potential romantic dinner turns tense during the Christmas holiday season when some unfortunate words are spoken. Will love rise to the occasion? 

Click here to read and share "Gifts", a timeless, universal tale of about love and putting others first.

"A beautiful short story."
—Priyanka Seth, Editor, Star Scribes

“It gave me chills. I appreciate all the details you included. I did feel the love as they both did what they could to honor the other. Beautiful!"
Angel-Rose Coen, Divine Guide/Healer/Author, Beyond Illuminated

"It is a touching reminder of how we so easily let petty, unimportant thoughts obscure the pure love that ought to be our focus. I thought back to times when ego took over when my husband presented me with a meal made in the way of his country, and I insisted that the way of mine was more refined or sophisticated or natural, and I spoiled an occasion to enjoy together something that was made with love. Now, I've learned to curtail those knee-jerk impulses to criticize and it happens less often.
Your story would make a great short film." 

Annie MacDonald, Screenwriter/Director at Cinemannie Productions

“Wow, what a storyteller you are, Valerie Michele! This could be a mini-movie! It reminded me that to allow words to "hurt me" by taking something personally erodes my happiness . . . Spirit does have a sense of timing and humor?” 
Lore Raymond, Entrepreneur/Writer, Women As Visionaries

"This story really reminded me of "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, but where his tale is about a newly married couple [Gifts] is about what seems to be a first date gone awry -- as they often seem to do . . . It’s just occurred to me that the two characters aren’t named in the story, which I didn’t really mind, in fact it kind of added to the universal nature of the story."
Hope Hammond, Freelance Editor 

"I have just read your story, and found it... how to put this... having been in a serious relationship for some time, I can see exactly how the characters are fighting over a trivial matter that is in the end just that: trivial and unimportant in the larger scheme of things. For that reason, I found it not only touching but also real, and amusing in that way that makes you smile for the irony of life."
Carrie White, Managing Editor, Glass House Press

About "Gifts"
"Gifts" is one of the stories in a planned book of short stories. It's actually a component of a memoir project, Sarah's Last Words, that's been in development since 2009. 

"Gifts" was created using a comprehensive, interactive storytelling platform that allows anyone to create a soundtrack (music, ambient effects and sound effects/SFX)! BOOKTRACK. It truly is an innovative way to reinvent reading.  

"Gifts" has received excellent reviews, was featured in the e-newsletter of the Booktrack company, has been featured on Booktrack's Home page, and made it into the Top 10 of the Booktrack Library in the romance and short story genre.

"Gifts" is also available for purchase as a PDF file to send to your loved one as a gift! Read this sweet story with a timeless message for anyone trying to be real about who they are while taking a chance on romance.
  
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Turn Your Love My Way: Thanksgiving Sharing and Gratitude

Turkey Medicine (Giving, Giveaway)
This year Thanksgiving will not be celebrated in the usual way for me. Typically, it's been shared with my family (my two sisters, my brother, my aunt, my nieces and nephews who live in New Jersey). However, this is the first year that my brother (who died in January 2014) is not with us, and my aunt who died in 2013 won't be at the table, and my mother, and grandmothers, plus many other family and friends who have died many years ago are also passed on.

Instead, I will be spending it in Pennsylvania with a good and unconditional loving friend of mine, Holly, who I have been longing to see and spend time with for a while now; and despite best laid plans for what to share doing on Thanksgiving, the Creator (God/Goddess/Great Spirit/Higher Power) has something else in store for us--though we don't know what it will be yet. I'm set now to expect the unexpected.

My plan was to be of service by working in a soup kitchen or a shelter serving food to the hungry who can't afford a traditional Thanksgiving spread for themselves or their families. Well, I learned that all the places serving food have all the volunteers they need. This is good news! This has me thinking about the origin, the beginnings of what has become a national U.S. holiday, and how it's about SHARING and GRATITUDE.

I'm thinking now about anyone who may be feeling low or sad about not being able to sit at a table in the traditional way on this holiday, because a bit of self-pity and guilt was beginning to snap at my heels because I'm not celebrating with my family this year, and I'm not preparing and/or serving dinner as planned. The image that the Creator awakened me to this morning, is me sharing a piece/crumb/morsel of multi-grain bread with a crow. For those unfamiliar with animal spirit medicine, the Crow represents The Messenger, Sacred Law. In this moment, I realized that nothing is too great or too small to share whether it's funding, housing, a ride, listening, food, a smile, a story, whatever I have to share with any creature that is open to receiving the love that I turn their way (and that is turned mine).

In this spirit, I want to share with you a song and some words that I received this morning from D.K. Brainard, a man I really like a whole lot, in his e-newsletter that he sent out today with his own take on Thanksgiving this year titled, Miracles and Gratitude. Thank you D.K.!

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks to you all for what you've shared with me, and thanks to Godd, who for me, all blessings flow in one way or another.

But I love Thanksgiving because it's so easy for me to forget to be grateful for all the blessings in my life. The holiday itself is about food and relaxation and the fact that Life offers us lots of help - including from people we've never met and may never see again - if we're open to receiving it. I believe on some level the Native Americans knew what the white man was bringing their way. But Pocahontas and her tribe had compassion on the poor, suffering pilgrims anyway. 



Photo Credit: http://allaboutbirds.org

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rave Reviews for Interviews, Writing and More

In the midst of reviewing the past and letting go for THE NEW.

As Barbra Streisand sings on her debut Color Me Barbra album: "Where am I going and what will I find? What's in this grab bag that I call my mind?" (Yes! Great live clip on YouTube!). These reviews cover live, streaming interviews conducted on The Healing Artist Studio channel on Blog Talk Radio, interviews that were podcast on-demand and printed in the arts section of a newspaper for which I served as Arts Feature Editor, and by website design clients. 

Here we go . . . 

"...the interview with Luciana Souza was incredible. I loved the dialogue on parenting, grief, spiritual practices, music..."
-- Claire Milam, Spiritual Coach

"Fantastic job."
-- Barbara Sobel, Sobel Promotions

"Beautiful music, wonderful conversation, all around inspiring and energizing program. Thank you!"
-- JD Flaten, Publicist, Media Owls

"Thank you!!! I had a great time being on your show!!! -- Georgie Porgie, A Billboard Magazine Top 10 Dance/Club Artist of the Decade

"You have been doing an amazing job with your interviews/shows. I'm so impressed with what you've done."
-- Paddy Noonan, Founding Partner & Musician, IMRadio

"Wow!" Val. The radio show was so amazing! Thanks so much!
-- Tonya Marie Faris, Songwriter, song featured as a healing dedication on 05/30/10

- "Excellent and informative interviews. I enjoyed the show very much. Joel Juan Qui is a beautiful expression of healing through his education and music. Val and Barry, great show!
-- Daniel Zazueta
 
"Val, thank you for posting the great [audio] interview with Linda and Jacqui at our show opening . . . I'm glad your interview got into some of the more contemplative and spiritual aspects of why we do what we do."

"I was glad to meet you at Musikfest, and later, thrilled with the wonderful job you did. You are an excellent writer, photographer, and interviewer all rolled into one: quite a combination."
-- Ann Whipple, Publicist, Musikfest 2007
 
"Thank you for your great interview. You did a great job." @ The 110th Anniversary of Downing Park
-- Jean McGrane, City Manager of the City of Newburgh, NY

"Thank you so much for all the space and time you took with the article. The interview is great and Mystique did a great job with the photos. Can't thank you enough. You should also know that several people have already phoned me to say they read and enjoyed the article."
-- Mary Ann G. Neuman, Photographer, "Somebody's Sister" Series

“Your organization of materials, attention to detail and intelligent approach is unique, refreshing and MUCH appreciated. It makes all the difference!”
-- Don Devine, President, Devine Design

"Wow, the interview went really well. I enjoyed hearing the artists responses, and found out a little bit more about each artist I had not know before. Thank you for all your support!"
-- Virginia Walsh, Director, Ann Street Gallery

"I'm finally home and have been meaning to call and THANK YOU for the wonderful feature that you did on me."
-- Judi Silvano, Jazz Vocalist/Composer/Producer/Educator

"You are (as they say): "No joke". I thank you for lending your genius to the mass of positive good going on in the city of Newburgh right now. The article helped to give wonderful insight into who I am as a candidate for city council."
-- Marge Bell, Owner, Newburgh Artisans and 2007 & City Council in Newburgh, NY

"What a treat to have you with us and conduct such a powerful interview. Thank you for posting the live interview! I've added it to my blog so others can listen and find your site . . . What a wonderful job you do."
-- Linda Richichi, Tour Director, "Far & Near Horizons" Group Exhibition World Tour and Plein Air Painter

"I just wanted to say thank you ever so much for the fabulous job on the article! It was an absolute pleasure to see such a great spread and the company so well represented. I appreciate your efforts and hard work!"
-- Stacey Hawkins, President and CEO, Time Savor Gourmet, LLC

"Val, thanks so much--what a wonderful job."
-- Brian Burke, Owner, Downing Film Center

"You need to clone yourself -- doing a great job covering so many events and really focusing on the personalities behind them!"
-- C. Kippy Boyle, Divisional Manager, San Francisco International Gift Fair
 
"Your new Web site looks and FEELS great . . . open, inviting and very informative."
-- Eleanora Amendolara, Sacred Center
 
"The pleasure has been ours . . . I was singing your praises last night while showing off the website and clicked on your site to show people who you are . . . I am very happy!"
-- Sharron Miller, Executive and Artistic Director, Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts
 
“You have an extraordinary company! The level of work you do is very, very high---"over my head" for design work, innovation & concepts, etc.-- a very different area of our industry than I'm in! But you truly have a great and exciting company!”
-- Marc Frankel, President, Hudson Valley Mac

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

VALentines (Healing Testimonials)

“A brilliant healing artist."

"I would like to thank Valerie Michele for helping me and starting my healing process. My husband recently booked several sessions for me with her after witnessing me falling further and further into a depression. It turned out to be the best gift he has ever given me . . . (READ FULL COMMENT)
-- Dona Dec, Controller

"Inspiring . . . Motivational . . . Unbelievable . . . Wonderful . . . Life-transforming . . . Healing . . . Multidimensional . . . Open . . . Safe . . . Thought-provoking . . . Fun!"
-- Words people have used to describe Val's events

"As a Reiki practitioner and teacher, I can attest that Val Oliver is a compassionate healer with integrity and expertise. Don't miss an opportunity to take advantage of her healing services. Blessings and positive energy to you all!"
-- Dr. Kathy Jordan, Author of Becoming a Life Change Artist, Creative Coach/Consultant 

"Just completed my CHILL session and I was blown away. Resolved and understood something that has been a source of confusion and a block to completing my book. Val assisted in the connecting with one of my guides. He had a special message for me and was a source of comfort which circled back to the source of my initial confusion. All of this in 30 minutes or so." (READ FULL COMMENT)
-- Sue Birkam, Business Coach, Freedom Life Coaching Company

"I have found our sessions to be very worthwhile, and am looking forward to the next phone call. I endorse, from experience, Valerie Michele as a talented and caring Healing Artist for those that want a deeper exploration."
-- Stacie Flint, Visual Artist

"Thanks Val. Your particular INSIGHT, as always, is ON POINT."
-- Christopher Dean Sullivan, The Artisan Bassist (Musician)

"You are so humble Val. When I looked at your blog, I was like WOW! This Sister is sharing the ancient spiritual life sciences in a beautiful way . . . You are helping to shift the shape of things from negative to positive energized vibrations and that is what LOVE and HEALING is ALL about."
-- Dwayne Sonni Nixon El (Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Poet, International Businessman)

"You are a very warm and authentic person--it is so refreshing. I feel inspired by your optimism, enthusiasm, and how driven you are to actualize dreams."
-- Dr. Heather Gillman (Psychologist)

"Val, you just made me cry as I was lamenting to my girl that I have been searching for just one person to get me. Gracious thanks, from my heart of hearts."
--  PatriCia Malia, Sound Healer, Hanta Yo Sound Healing

"You are a gifted soul who possesses an incredible zest and talent for living. Even the simplest of events--waiting on line to pay a cable bill, a passing conversation on the street--become joyful happenings with you! Your beautiful smile and focused gaze make me know that you're really hearing me, listening to me, appreciating me. I feel compelled to just be myself, honestly, with you."
-- Jonathan Dobin, Fine Artist (Music & Visual)


"You always say exactly what I need to hear!"
-- Christie


"Hey Val,  I wanted to let you know that I was still feeling very congested yesterday, as if I still had the cold. I was telling my friends at work yesterday that I was going to finally break down and go to doctor but after your session last night, I felt much better, and today I am feeling a big difference. I think it's what I needed to finally get this nasty congestion and negative feeling out of my body!  Thank you!"
-- Kathy Kerr

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"Touch of Grace" Radio Program Features Filmmakers of "TUCHT", a "Different" Child Abuse Themed Movie


LISTEN TO Touch of Grace with GD Grace on Blog Talk Radio to learn more about ASAOPE Independent FilmWorks and our feature film Tucht that originally aired on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:30pm PT / 2:30pm MT / 3:30 CT / 4:30 EST. 

We must utilize Hollywood not only to Entertain, but to Educate & Inspire." ~Ossie Davis (Actor)


Check Out Film Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with A Touch of Grace on BlogTalkRadio

"ASAOPE is truly Important & Heroic work." ~Maya Angelou (Author, Poet, Actress)

ASAOPE is a Sanskrit word that means The Healing Power of the Performing Arts.
Tucht is an independent feature film that has been garnering significant industry attention based on the exceptional reception of the script due to its controversial yet inspiring subject-matter and support from the makers of Oscar-winning films.

"Tucht is the Hero’s Journey story, and in the case of our film, it's the Heroine’s (the protagonist) and the Anti-Hero’s (antagonist) journeys, as well as those of three characters close to the protagonist. The question is: who will breakthrough the horrors of the past and present to an enlightened future, and who will not?”
~Valerie Michele Oliver, Director/Co-Executive Producer

Tucht is a psychological-thriller with dark-comedy elements
inspired by the true-stories of eight (8) remarkable lives told through five (5) young adult characters who are child abuse survivors.

"As a survivor of multiple child abuse incidences, I can tell you that Tucht shines a light on the deep, destructive, chain-effect ‪PTSD‬ cycle; and how the powers of love and forgiveness can help survivors to BREAK that cycle."
~Valerie Michele Oliver, Director/Co-Executive Producer


JOIN US! GD Grace (the producer/host), Alex Molina (Creative Director, ASAOPE--Writer/Director, Tucht), Anthony Commodore (Senior Producer, Tucht), and me, Valerie Michele Oliver (Director/Co-Executive Producer, Tucht).

Please SHARE!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Val is a Featured Guest on Soul Share Saturday, "Women As Visionaries With Lore Raymond" Online Magazine

SOUL SHARE SATURDAY celebrates VISIONARY WOMEN who have touched our lives in meaning-FULL ways! You are invited to do the same, and also to meet some interesting and extraordinary women! It is a value of "Women As Visionaries with Lore Raymond" magazine and its contributors to be generous with both the appreciation and praise of OTHER WOMEN.

I am honored to be a featured guest among four other women as a healing artist who has expanded into storytelling through arts and entertainment. I will be available to share about my Angel-Guided, Star Creation Sigils (star constellation creation), and my film, TV and literary projects.

Stop by for a visit ANYTIME on Saturday, June 21, and share a woman who has touched YOUR life with us:

https://www.facebook.com/WomenAsVisionariesWithLoreRaymond


Friday, June 20, 2014

Introduction to Angel-Guided Star Creation Sigils™


VAL'S NAME AS STARS
See interpretation at end
of this post.
Ever wonder or imagine when looking up at the stars shining so bright if you have a star among them? Do you believe that stars are part of our own story to claim and to use to guide us? I was guided by Archangel Uriel to believe that the star nation includes our own personal constellation, our cosmic energetic blueprint, and that many more are created with our words, intentions and thoughts. 

Is it any wonder that this blew my mind? 

I came to believe and have begun my transformation into a greater, expanded reality by embracing my pure, archetype, star essence, and I am answering the call to invest in anyone who also says "Yes!" to this sacred synchronicity opportunity. You are cordially invited to discover your own relationship to Angel-Guided Star Sigils as as a pioneer in what is called the Greater Reality.

Deepen your investment in your story of spirituality; of being a humanitarian; of transforming; of growing; of manifesting; of changing; and of succeeding by becoming one with your own constellation. 


A star sigil is a quantum "warehouse" that combines archetypes, oracle guidance, angel numbers, universal consciousness keys, and intuitive intelligence in one multidimensional star constellation that supports you and your creative becoming.

The ancients believed that astronomical phenomena were connected to terrestrial events.
~From "Star of Bethlehem, Wikipedia

My healing artist palette includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Angel-Guided Star Sigils
Intuitive Intelligence
Muscle Testing
CHILL™ - Chumpi Illumination 

What I Offer You In Distance or Office Sessions

What I provide is a mix of personal session time with you, and additional amounts of time off-session performing calculations and creating sigils. Our personal time represents three-four hours (depending upon what's best for you) that may include: 
  • a free 15 minute consultation session (Are We a Match?)
  • an Intuitive Intelligence and Muscle Testing session
    (What We Need To Know)
  • a session to explore the best Angel-Guided Star Sigils™ offer for you
  • a session to review your sigil
  • a Digital Vision Board creative session
  • a CHILL - Chumpi Illumination session
Approximately three (3) hours is spent calculating, creating, and interpreting your sigil. You receive it via a link to view and download it. Future follow-up sessions are scheduled if needed on a per hour payment basis.

Here are a some options for you, although star sigils are determined based upon individual need beyond what you see offered below.  

I'm investing in you:
  • The "A Star Is Born" Star Sigil: What chosen name reflects your essential star essenceYour Investment = $250 (Call for consultation)
  • The Imagination-Creation (Business or Project) Star Sigil (Value = $2200)
    My Investment = $1700 | Your Investment = $250
  • The Intention Alignment Star Sigil (Value = $1500)
    My Investment = $1200 | Your Investment = $150
SPECIAL OFFER for Women As Visionaries with Lore Raymond "Soul Share Saturday" participants (June 21, 2014): "Like" The Healing Artist Studio page on Facebook (see widget on right-hand side of this blog) and email or call me to set up a consultation and claim your $50 discount for your star sigil. 

Note: The Angel-Guided Star Sigils offers continue to evolve as I receive more angel guidance since they are dynamic forms, and more is emerging. I reserve the right to make changes as required to what I offer for the Highest Benefit.

What is a Sigil? Sigils are considered the marks of angels, deities, and other entities, and are archetypes, conduits for great creative quantum energy. My angel guides gave me a sigil calculation formula by which to convert words (names and sentences) into quantum energy-powered star constellations using sigils.

What is Intuitive Intelligence? Intuitive intelligence is a deep, instantaneous, inner feeling or inner knowing; a form of divine communication from one's highest consciousness, frequency or Self. It's been described as a gut feeling that may be associated with sounds or feelings in the body that confirm it.

What is Muscle Testing? Muscle testing is another way to describe Health Kinesiology™, which is a bio-energetics methodology that uses the body’s muscular system to find out information by asking questions to help make dramatic life changes.

What is CHILL™ - Chumpi Illumination? CHILL™ - Chumpi Illumination is an innovative art and science practice in which sacred stones that embody 12 Keys of Universal Consciousness and Universal Matrix Architecture are used in healing. CHILL™ is taught at The Mystery School in New York State.

The Clients | The Studio's ideal clients are arts and entertainment professionals, healing arts professionals, and anyone who is commited to boldly go beyond the familiar into new the Greater Reality creative territory with me investing in your decision. 


The Referrals | The Studio pays 15% for referrals that become clients.
I am a person who has healed significantly from cycles of addiction beyond the 12-Steps, and emotional, mental and sexual child abuse by both a male and female through recognizing them as parts of my story. The journey continues.

NOTE: Valerie Michele, Angel Guided, Star Sigil Interpretation: Archetype Energy: The Gold Detector, The Camel, The Earth Worm, The Star Sharer. Rune Oracle Energy: Isa, Nauthiz, Gebo, and reversed Ansuz. Angel Number Energy: 99. Universal Consciousness Energy: Oneness is the Key to Self Love Awakening

Love, peace, and star light,

Valerie Michele


Get in Touch!

Valerie Michele Oliver
email: oliver.valerie@gmail.com
voice: 1.973.986.8125
skype: creatorsparrot
 
Read VALentine's (Testimonials)


DARE TO SHINE!

  "The Creator determines the number of stars
and calls them each by name."
Psalm 147:4
(Special thank you to Cara Marie for sharing this quote with me.)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Feature Film Grounded in ASAOPE: The Healing Power of the Performing Arts

I am very happy and grateful to announce that I have been selected as director of and a producer for the independent feature film, TUCHT, an ASAOPE Independent Filmworks production with support from the makers of the OSCAR-winning films ABOUT SCHMIDT, ALI, & A BEAUTIFUL MIND. (View our Teaser & Featurette Trailers).

TUCHT is a raw, gritty psycho-thriller/dark-comedy inspired by the true-story of eight (8) remarkable lives that depicts - unflinchingly - the exigent social welfare issue of child abuse, and its related issues of suicidal-depression, mental illness, domestic violence, and homicidal-tendencies. TUCHT shares a powerful message: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE & FORGIVENESS can heal even the most horrific of human conditions to break the shackles of being a slave to the past.


Note: Best to watch FULL-SCREEN in HD
at the highest resolution your screen can handle.

It's not typical for a feature film to have TWO directors (But here is a short video about some great films that do!), and this speaks to the collaboration spirit of the writer/director of TUCHT, Alex Molina, as a leader in pioneering change in cinema by choosing a woman to co-direct and using the art of ASAOPE. ASAOPE comes from the Sanskrit language and means "The Healing Power of the Performing Arts."

BECOME a EQUITY INVESTOR or CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY PARTNER and own a percentage of the film. Only 10% more funding needs to be raised and we are good to go! (Learn more).

Visit our Facebook page for updates.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fund Legal Fees for Val's Film & TV Series Projects at GoFundMe.com






















I am on the brink of success as a creator/producer/director/writer with two (2) projects. They are: 1) An ORIGINAL TELEVISION SERIES based on my idea and a pilot script for which deal memos and contracts are necessary for an interested production company to formally option and develop it, and to formalize my screen credits and role in the production when it's picked up by a broadcaster. Also, my agreement with the screenwriter needs to be revised and negotiated. The pilot script has been described as "Couldn't put it down" and "riveting!" (READ MORE at GoFundMe.Com)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cupid's Hunt Podcast Collaboration Is On! Love Deserves a Great Soundtrack.

Welcome to my contribution to the 7th Annual Cupid’s Hunt Podcast Collaboration 2014: Bless You Brother, A Special Memorial Dedication Mix to my brother, Mark Hoskins, who passed in January 2014. Mark was kind, generous, passionate, and the LADIES LOVED HIM! So here's to you, Little Brother, I chose love songs I know you'd play for the women you've loved.

Cupid's Hunt is dedicated to the belief that love deserves a GREAT soundtrack. It begins on Valentine's Day and lasts the entire month of February. It's a wonderful way to discover a variety of love music from a variety of perspectives. 

Stay tuned for another Cupid's Hunt podcast later this month in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show. It's entitled "I Love the House of Beatles."
 

Thanks to all this year's participants in this event: you inspire me. Special gratitude to NT Grundy, Mr. Fresh, Mike Carlos, Young Venom, and Jolene for all your support.

The Keys to "Bless You Brother": Sexy, After Dark, Deep, Hot, Lovers, Valentine, You're My Choice Tonight, Pendergrass, Vandross, Gaye, Downing, Isley, Maze, The Maestro, Hot Buttered Soul
 

Marinate in more Cupid's Hunt love mixes at - http://rhythmsinblacksatin.wordpress.....

#CupidsHunt #CH7 #CountdownToLove

Thanks for listening and loving! Enjoy!




PLAYLIST

Background Intro Music: Bless You Brother, Guy Robin Feat. Anthony Moriah

01 Island – Will Downing

02 You’re My Choice Tonight (Choose Me) – Teddy Pendergrass

03 If Only For One Night – Luther Vandross

04 The Look of Love – Ron Isley & Burt Bacharach

05 When You Love Someone – Maze (Featuring Frankie Beverly)

06 The Closer I Get To You – Luther Vandross & Beyonce Knowles

07 You Sure Love To Ball – Marvin Gaye

08 You Send Me – Roy Ayers

09 I’ve Got So Much To Give - Barry White

10 Just the Way You Are – Isaac Hayes

11 At Last - Arthur Prysock

Visit Cupid's Hunt Podcast Collaboration on Facebook!

Visit the TUCHT Feature Film Project: "She saved his life . . . Now she's gotta kill him."

Visit the Reach for Freedom: Heal Child Abuse Music Project

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How Chumpi Stones Are Made and How They Impact The Healing Artist Studio Project






Video Credit: Eleanora Amendolara, Sacred Center for the Healing Arts

Today I will CHILL. I will use Chumpi Illumination (CHILL) as one of the resources for healing those stubborn patterns that are so deeply entrenched, or to make peace with owning my current limitations with love. Here's a short and sweet video on how the Chumpi stones are made in Peru. They are the connectors to the star nation, the Greater Reality, and 12 states of consciousness that are keys to the process of becoming.  

CHILL is a healing system developed by my friend Eleanora Amendolara of Sacred Center for the Healing Arts, and is part of the curriculum taught at her two-year healing arts program at The Mystery School in Warwick, NY. Eleanora is giving a workshop coming up in NYC in August 2013.
 
I am grateful to have two different sets of Chumpi stones that I began using as a certified CHILL practitioner. Also, I use them in additional ways (in addition to CHILL). Through angel guidance, I discovered that they are also keys to open to an understanding that we have a personal star cosmology different from astrology, and are star creators ourselves. (Click this sentence to discover more.)

For me, having Chumpi stones is very similar to being born to become a pipe carrier in the Native American (and new) traditions as the pipe (Chanupa) and sacred smoke are alive with wisdom and energy through the the earth elements made to create it. The Chumpi stones are "carried" in a similar way for me. It's curious how these forms I carry with deep honor, responsibility and grace will continue to be valuable in this practical world of relationships and career/work and visions and dreams going forward. I am staying tuned as I go about the project of life--of living and loving.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cupid's Hunt Podcast Collaboration Event for VALentine's Day!


The PREMIER online music event in celebration of Valentine's Day.

Please join the 7th Annual version of this enjoyable event.

This will be my 3rd year as a part of this international event!

My contribution will be a special
"In Honor Of Mark P. Hoskins" Podcast 
for my brother who passed away on January 25, 2014.

FAQ file: http://rhythmsinblacksatin.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/cupids-hunt-faqs/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CupidsHuntPodcastCollaboration

DJs, Podcasters, music makers and music lovers... this is one event you don't want to miss!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"All My Life" is #1 on the ReverbNation Local Region Jazz Chart!

"All My Life" (Nu-Jazz) has remains #1 on the ReverbNation Local-Regional Jazz Chart, the Top 200 on the National Jazz Chart, and the Top 500 on the Global Jazz Chart! Thanks to everyone who keeps playing and sharing this music that is part of the Reach 4 Freedom: Heal Child Abuse Music Project--an energy generating project dedicated to healing child abuse in the world. ♥ IMAGINE. THEN ACT.

PLAY "All My Life" (NuJazz, Briarus arrangment)

Monday, December 9, 2013

GIFTS is Top (#1) in Romance, Short Story Literature on Booktracks (Books with Soundtracks: Reinventing Reading)


                             

I'm sharing the first beta interactive multimedia test version of a short story, Gifts. I've integrated literary and cinematic elements (music score, ambient effects and sound effects) to this tale to expand and enhance the storytelling experience.

Feel free to leave comments regarding your experience to help fine-tune this new publishing platform made available by Booktrack™based in New Zealand.

The next step planned is to re-write Gifts as a short film script and to use the Booktrack™ platform to create a new soundtrack and sound effects for it. Do contact me if you're a screenwriter, music supervisor or composer who would like to explore collaborating with me on the script.

Technical notes:

1) You can control synchronizing the reading & soundtrack speed of the story using the (+) and (- ) icons located at the bottom right of each page.

Click here to experience Gifts.


Gifts is a Booktrack™-sponsored production.

Imagine, innovate, play and create without fear of failure.