Happy 2016! Love from Gaia…

Wishing all a peaceful, inspiring, creative, magical and fulfilling 2016.

If January has seemed like a slow start to the year, take comfort in the fact that Mercury has been in retrograde nearly the whole month (stationing direct on Jan 25), that some key themes for January 2016 have related to rebalancing, recalibrating, reflecting and RESET (Lena Stevens/Power Path), and, have always found that the new year REALLY kicks into high gear with the magical spark of Imbolc (traditional: Feb 2, actual cross quarter for 2016: Feb 4) and the New Moon/Lunar Imbolc on Feb 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year of the Red/Fire Monkey – remember, the Chinese astrological calendar doesn’t even start until then!)

So make the most of the illumination and insight the Leo Full Moon brings this weekend (Jan 23-24), pay attention to what is revealed, especially in relation to how and what you create in the world (hint: focus more on authentic expression than dramatic attention), then prepare to release whatever is no longer serving your highest purpose, vision, and self after this full moon and get ready for a refined seed vision to emerge in your mind’s eye in the next few weeks.  Make sure to “enchant the earth” ~ literally and metaphorically if possible ~ so that your foundation for the year is clean, fertile, and primed for new planting, and also nurture your seed vision with love and care over the next few weeks in preparation for spring equinox/activation.  There is still time to refocus intentions for the year ahead…

P.S. Don’t forget to take a morning in the next few weeks to awake before dawn and check out the stellar lineup of planets visible on the eastern horizon to the naked eye!

Here, I am re-dedicating myself to my lifelong musical endeavors, not only with my long-unfinished album still tugging at my wings, but an entire new project now bubbling into being and captivating my curiosity… excited to see what else comes forth from the void…

Personally, some of the greatest motivations for me this winter have been reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC (check out her Big Magic Guide here with some great exercises for you to do right away!), Heatherash Amara’s Warrior Goddess Training: Become The Woman You Are Meant To Be, the unfortunate passing of many musical icons (especially David Bowie, triggering deep reflection on mortality, magic, and creativity via Blackstar), and numerous long walks in nature, taking time to listen to the wisdom of Gaia.  After much purging/release at Samhain, and a contemplative, transitional Winter Solstice, insights and breakthroughs have been coming like lightning flashes of divine inspiration!

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Finally, Gaia Grove is holding space for a creative open house/retreat for artists, musicians, creatives, witches, healers, shamans, and all others who wish to recharge and be inspired by the beauty and healing power of Gaia Feb 11-15, 2016 at the AMAZING Baja Off The Grid home (www.bajaoffthegrid.com), perched high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just a 2 hours drive south of San Diego in La Bufadora, near Ensenada, Mexico. Make a date with your Muse, and spend this weekend communing with nature, the unknown, and your creative spirit. Very limited space; please email gaiagrove@gmail.com to express interest, inquire about rates, and hold space. More details forthcoming, but announcing before full moon as if you are without a current passport, LA based folks can get an expedited one via an appointment with the Federal Passport Agency in West LA if you feel called to visit this magical place 🙂

 

With Love, Music, Magic, & MUCH Inspiration :),

Gaia Grove founder & Creatrix,

Amy Clarke

www.amyclarke.com

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Soulful songstress Amy Clarke crafts powerful vocal & piano-driven music with lyrical depth, consciousness, and *magic*. Skillfully blending classical training with modern influences, she is a dynamic and compelling stage presence – whether solo acoustic, experimenting live with guest artists, or mixing effects on her synth keyboard. Her own label MAAT Music references the Egyptian goddess of truth, justice, and balance.

“beautiful, magical, original” – Mary Ishimoto Morris, The Washington Post

“full of dark, quirky and experimental sounds and complex lyrics” – Pete Harris, Indie Sounds NY

“a gifted musician with a lovely voice” – The Eclectic Collection: A Celebration of Women in Music

ARTISTRY
As a creatrix, oracle reader, and priestess of the moon, Amy brews music, healing arts, ceremony, & nature into a promising and potent alchemical blend.  While primarily a solo artist, Amy enjoys experimenting with other musicians and artists, at times producing  unique concerts and events to benefit sustainable non-profits and local organizations with her evolving collective GAIA GROVE (www.gaiagrove.org). Amy has opened for and shared stages with a diverse & inspirational collection of artists and projects including Starhawk, Poe, Amanda Sage, Occupy Love, Dave Greene (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joe Walsh, Steve Ferrone Band), La Palabra, played an impromptu set at Lilith 2010 in Irvine, CA in the Yamaha tent, and was appointed the Nettwerk Social Media Ambassador by CEO Terry McBride for the penultimate Lilith concert in her hometown Washington, DC.

Inspired by many muses, Amy has interviewed Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, the Indigo Girls, and more in person on creativity, songwriting, and touring, and she has shared her own music and taught workshops on creativity, sound healing, astrology/tarot and more from major festivals (Sacred Spaces Village, Burning Man, SXSW, etc) to local collectives, schools and community gardens (primarily Micheltorena Garden in Silver Lake, Los Angeles). Amy is also a Priestess with Reclaiming, has been published in the Reclaiming Quarterly, has shared her work at the International Alchemy Conference.

DISCOGRAPHY
Since independently producing and releasing her debut After The Fall EP mostly from her laptop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2006, Amy’s music has been featured on national, cable & internet TV; FM Radio, internet radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, she has been interviewed on TV & radio and local press, and performed in countless high-profile gigs in both top NY/LA/DC venues (see below) & on festival circuit (SXSW, Burning Man (twice), LA Burning Man Decom (3 times), San Diego Burning Man Decom, South Park Music Festival, Temple of Visions, Cross Pollinate, & Sacred Spaces, to name a few). Amy earned a Certificate in Electronic Music Production from SAE-NY in 2005, and has also received 5 ASCAP Plus awards for songwriting.

Amy released the single “MARY (her story)” in 2009 as a preview from her future album, and followed that up with the Winter Solstice 2012 release of “We Are The Web”. She now plans to release her full album in 2016, along with another new project.

PERFORMANCE
In New York City, Amy has performed at The Cutting Room, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, Rose Live Music, CBGB’s 313 Gallery, Marion’s on the Bowery, Mo Pitkins House of Satisfaction, Caffe Vivaldi, The Triad, The Duplex, P.S. 122, M Shanghai Den (Williamsburg residency), BAP (Bushwick Art Project), Hope Lounge, and in events for Tree People, Direct Relief, Theatres Against War International, Planned Parenthood & Habitat for Humanity International. Amy has also starred Off-Broadway and been featured and interviewed on television, Sirius Satellite Radio, and cable. In Washington, DC, she has performed at the Studio Theatre, Georgetown University, Catholic University, The National Theatre, and from the indie underground scene of the Black Cat and The Red & The Black all the way to The White House. Amy has been selected as Artist of the Month at Busboys & Poets U St and was featured at All Souls Unitarian Church, 16th St, DC. In Los Angeles, CA she has performed at The Viper Room, Hotel Cafe, The House of Blues, Temple of Visions, The Big Art Church, LA Burning Man Decompression Festival, Playhouse, King King, The Silver Lake Picture Show, Sunset Triangle Plaza, Los Globos, Genghis Cohen, El Cid, The Derby, Tangier, The Verity Room, MethodFest Film Festival, Burbank International Film Festival, Los Angeles Convention Center, LA State Historical Park, and has opened for Starhawk three times at Fais Do Do.

Amy is grateful for the loving support of many wonderful friends, family, and community members. “Love is the way” ~

http://www.amyclarke.com/

http://www.youtube.com/scorpfaery
http://www.myspace.com/amyclarke

http://www.reverbnation.com/amyclarke
http://www.facebook.com/pages/AmyClarkeMusic
http://www.twitter.com/amyclarke
http://www.instagram.com/scorpfaery

www.gaiagrove.org

 

Magical Events in October

THU OCT 22 ~ Last Thurs Night Summer Potluck in Micheltorena Garden! 7PM

bring fun finger foods, something delicious to bake in the oven & a good friend 🙂

* we hear this potluck may have some special guests ~ please also bring musical instruments & cheer!

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SAT OCT 24 ~ Native Wildflower Seed-Bomb Making event in Micheltorena Elementary Garden in Silver Lake 10AM
with a talk by Theodore Payne on Native Plants at NOON
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SAT OCT 24 ~ Starhawk in town for “Stories For The New Era” workshop & Spiral Dance Ritual with Reclaiming LA 2PM-9PM at Fais Do Do in West LA.  “Hard to believe it’s that time of year already–when the veil is thin between the worlds, and we honor the ancestors! Come join us…” https://www.facebook.com/events/1615716085353150/  Grateful for Gaia Grove to share the opening music ~ 2PM Sat Oct 24 at Fais Do Do featuring Amy Clarke, Rene Collins, Devon Rachelle & more, then Starhawk workshop at 2:30PM … get tix in advance! http://bit.ly/1K6vh7K 
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Summer Solstice “Welcome The Sun” Concert 2015, Silver Lake (part of Make Music LA)

Summer Solstice morning concert “Welcome The Sun” ~ Make Music Silver Lake (part of Make Music LA) June 21, 2015

Photo blog below ~ huge thanks to Kamini Natarajan, Saheb Singh, Amy Clarke, Ian McCulloch of Stonefeather, Renee Dawson, Ella Mira & Shivali, Ralph (on Djembe), Brit Rodriguez, the Lollipop Girls, Mooney Starr, Joyeur, Alan Ishii, Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures on percussion, Chris Cooley & Dave Alvarado of Mefisto, all of the musicians who joined us to co-create music, all of the neighbors who came to listen, Julie & Mornings & Nights Cafe for the electricity, Karina Andrade & Stephanie Andrade for extra photos and support, Pine & Crane, Yummy.com, Sunset Triangle Plaza, Genelle LeVin, Mark Hummer & the Silver Lake Improvement Association, Jeff Wayne, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Gaia Grove, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, Dorsay Dujon of Make Music LA, everyone who helped make the Plaza a reality & our beloved street piano Georgia, still rocking the plaza a year and a day after she was delivered here last year for the 2014 Make Music Silver Lake concert!

More pics & video coming soon.  Stay tuned…  instagram.com/gaiagrove  twitter.com/gaiagrove

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Sunset Triangle Plaza (aka Polka Dot Plaza) at sunrise on Summer Solstice morning, ready for the concert…

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Kamini Natarajan & Saheb Singh opening the concert with beautiful classical kirtan ~

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local Ralph on percussion joining Kamini & Saheb, while Ella Mira & Shivali ring the bells for the sun

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Amy Clarke on vocals, piano, keyboards & percussion (Gaia Grove) with Ian McCulloch (Stonefeather)

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sultry ukelele diva Brit Rodriguez joins the mix as musicians all play together in lovely collaboration

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new friends Ella Mira & Shivali enjoying the music

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the amazing Renee Dawson singing soulful, jazzy standards & bluesy originals
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simply sweet summer songs of The Lollipop Girls, local Mooney Starr on guitar

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more local magic from power pop Silver Lake band Joyeur

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Motion of the Ocean ~ Ian McCulloch of Stonefeather solo, later joined by Amy Clarke & Miguel Elliott on drums

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eclectic Alan Ishii rocking the loop pedal and later the piano too

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Silver Lake locals David Alvarado & Chris Cooley of Mefisto making a hot day COOL

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after the joyous co-creation and celebration of the day in community, Amy plays solo acoustic in the sun

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THANK YOU TO ALL for making it happen.  Special Silver Lake Gaia Grove house concert/garden party coming soon … get on the list to make sure you get the invite – send email to gaiagrove@gmail.com, subject line: MUSIC

More pics & video coming soon.  Stay tuned…  instagram.com/gaiagrove  twitter.com/gaiagrove

Keys of Tarot & Astrology 101 ~ 4-week class in Silver Lake

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KEYS of TAROT & ASTROLOGY 101 For all levels OF EXPERIENCE MONDAYS, 10aM-NOON  *  feb 23-mar 16, 2015 Silver lake for beginners to advanced, this intimate 4-week group class series facilitated by delphinia (www.delphiniasgarden.com) in a beautiful private garden setting in silver lake covers essential core principles, basic readings, keys to unlocking amazing interpretations, individual spread & natal chart exploration, lore, mystery & magic. all will leave feeling more empowered to read both for themselves and for others

Please bring notebook, pen, mug for tea, & your own deck for exploration

MONDAYs – FEB 23, MAR 2, MAR 9, & MAR 16

9:30AM garden open for meditation

10-11AM * keys of tarot (4 weeks) * $200

11AM-12noon * astrology 101 (4 weeks) * $200

$333 for both classes

Class limited to 7 participants – 1 work/study space available Rsvp before feb 22 to: gaiagrove@gmail.com

Delphinia, also known as Amy Clarke, is a gifted musician, composer, performer, priestess, artist & intuitive who has played music since age 3, read tarot cards since age 10, & studied the cycles of the moon, planets, & the stars since age 18. She co-founded an eclectic women’s spirituality circle (which is still active) in Washington, DC, a mixed teaching circle in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn backyard, & now owns a magical garden/event space for all in Silver Lake, Los Angeles where she lives playing & co-creating music, growing community & imagining special events.

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SAVE THE DATE!

Sun MAR 22, 2015 * 2nd Annual GAIA GROVE / UNIFY “WE LOVE WATER” healing ritual, song circle & potluck

10AM – 1PM, ALL AGES – SILVER LAKE

GATHER, EGG DECORATING, & SEED PLANTING AT 10AM

SONG CIRCLE at 11AM, & POTLUCK/WHITE RABBIT at NOON ~ FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!

$10-30 suggested energy exchange donation per family, no one turned away for lack of funds 🙂

RVSP for address to gaiagrove@gmail.com

Gaia Grove ~ Silver Lake, CA

GAIA GROVE, Silver Lake, CA: In addition to the art, music, magic and more that already is offered in this lovely space via musician/mystic Amy Clarke (oracle readings, astrology, circles, classes, lessons, etc) this beautiful private garden located in Silver Lake at the border of Echo Park in Los Angeles, CA is also available for rental, film/TV shoots, classes, writing, events, and other creative imaginings. Please contact gaiagrove @ gmail.com with inquiries! IMG_6023IMG_6857 IMG_7003 IMG_7083 Magic happens here ~ In addition to the garden, two lovely pianos are available for playing, writing, recording from both outside the house next to the garden and inside the house in the sunny music room, along with space to seat up to 30 indoors and 50 outdoors comfortably. photo(81) Link to outdoor piano pic:  http://instagram.com/p/jhddvQK0mb/?modal=true 

Gaia Grove opening for Starhawk in LA at Fais Do Do Dec 7 2014

Magical day for the community ~ Sun Dec 7, 2014 Gaia Grove opening for Starhawk Climate Justice workshop hosted by Reclaiming LA & more partners ~ THANK YOU to SoCalClimate Action 350, Joyful Activist, Cross Pollinate & more!

all photos here courtesy Gaia Grove, unless credited otherwise ~ with sincere love & gratitude

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flier for event in Gaia Grove, Silver Lake @gaiagrove

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Annette Conlon & Water Woman

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Magical Entry Arch by Ray Cirino (Dragon Oven)

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Annette Conlon of Nette Radio

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Hale May

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Serena the S90, Amy Clarke’s keyboard, which has toured from DC to NY to Burning Man & SXSW

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Amy Clarke (www.amyclarke.com) in picture by Lauren Green, courtesy Gaia Grove

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Amy Clarke & Starhawk (www.starhawk.org)

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Starhawk & Laurie Lovekraft of Reclaiming LA

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Dominic Beauden & Jes Minah by Stephen Readmond (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.805876589458136&type=1)

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Amy Clarke, Laurie Lovekraft, Starhawk

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talking in breakout groups during the Climate Justice workshop

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Magical times with amazing ladies! Thank you center Spirit, spirits of the Land, and spirit of the Air! http://instagram.com/p/wVN3kwK0oY/?modal=true

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Amy & Hale after the show

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Amy Clarke & Lauren Green

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Starhawk expressing gratitude ~ featured on left in gold Jes Minah & in yellow Lauren Green

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the gathering as seen through Water Woman

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BELIEVE ~ the inscription on Amy Clarke’s keyboard

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Starhawk as seen from the Air Altar

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Devon speaking during workshop with SoCal350 Climate Action Jessica Aldridge & Jeffrey Lassanke to her left

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Amy Clarke, spoken, song & limpia invocation for Air, standing with the Air Altar

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Priestesses of Air ~ Amy Clarke (spoken/sung invocation of Air) & Solara DancingFlame (dancer of Air)

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workshop in action, all meeting and talking with others

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drumming & singing in the light ~ photo by Stephen Readmond ~ with Starhawk, Laurie Lovekraft, Amy Clarke, Ananda, Donar & all. More photos of the amazing event by Stephen Readmond are here on FB: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.805876589458136&type=1

Gaia Grove music lounge featuring Amy Clarke, Hale May & Annette Conlon of Nette Radio opening for Starhawk.

Starhawk in LA ~ Climate Change Workshop, Winter’s Dream & Spiral Dance ~ Sun Dec, 7, 2014

Starhawk2014Friends of Gaia Grove ~ so excited to partner with longtime inspiration, empowering author (The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing,The Earth Path & more), founder of Reclaiming, & global justice activist Starhawk on Sun, Dec 7 for a “Climate Justice ~ Visionary Action” workshop & Winter Solstice community ritual! Advance tickets on sale NOW: http://starhawkLA2014.eventbrite.com/ ~ event takes place from 12PM til 7PM at Fais Do Do in West LA ~ get your tickets today! Since 2000, have learned/worked/made magic with her in DC, New York, & here in LA ~ Star Hawk is a source of tremendous wisdom, magic & healing ~ highly recommend this event!

Interested in sharing music, art, or more at the event as a Gaia Grove co-creator? gaiagrove@gmail.com

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS INSPIRING, EMPOWERING COMMUNITY EVENT TODAY!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/starhawk-2014-climate-workshop-winters-dream-ritual-tickets-13340013339

RSVP to FB event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1481537718763632/

RELATED LINKS:

www.starhawk.org

www.reclaimingla.org

www.gaiagrove.org

http://amyclarke.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/the-ocean-is-the-beginning-of-the-earth-a-new-way/

Gaia Grove lounge at last year’s Climate Justice/Winter’s Dream/Spiral Dance event in LA

https://gaiagrove.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/sat-dec-14-2013-in-los-angeles-starhawk-winters-dream-workshop-ritual-spiral-dance/

http://crosspollinatela.com/

Gaia Grove music/arts lounge at past Cross Pollinate events:

http://crosspollinateblog.wordpress.com/music-dinner-social/

Hawk Magic ~ The Messenger ~

Last night, a hawk swooped into the tree above my house, landing on a large branch, with another smaller bird clutched between its talons. Hawk is one of my three main bird totems, otherwise known as medicine animals, the other two being Crow/Raven & Hummingbird, so I was not surprised to see her.

Especially since, after meditating on Eagle totem at New Moon, I called out to Hawk just afterwards, at the Crescent Moon, with these images & words 01_10_2007_0588714001191230042_susan_seddon_bouletposterlux-boulet_susan_seddon-kb_ssb_unelanuhiSusanSeddonBouletVisioning“Thank you, Eagle. Now calling another of my core totems ~ HAWK ~ going to need this powerful medicine for the work ahead. These Susan Seddon-boulet images invoke the energy required at present ~ may it be so. ‘Hawk is the messenger of the spirit world, uses the power of FOCUS, takes the LEAD when the time is right, POWER to see, clear VISION, strong connection with SPIRIT, increased spiritual AWARENESS, keen observation then ACTION at right time.’

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However, what was unusual is that another of my friends who lives in the neighborhood had just shared a story with me yesterday morning of a hawk landing on a branch outside HER window, grabbing a mourning dove in its talons, then taking off into the sky.  This hawk seemed to have a pigeon as its prey as well, also a member of the Dove family, so I paid closer attention. 

And yesterday morning, after hearing her story, I called out to Dove “thank you, Hawk medicine, energy has been strong & you have served your purpose up until this Full Moon. Your energy released, now calling in Dove ~ birdgoddessbringer of peace & love, understanding of gentleness, spirit messenger, communication between the two worlds, maternity, femininity, prophecy. Myths & legends surrounding dove link it with many goddesses; renowned as the embodiment of maternal instinct. Dove’s brood consists of 2 eggs. 2 is a symbol of creative & feminine energies. Home & family are very dear/meaningful to those with this bird & life lessons are strongest” I went to sleep hoping to understand more about this arrival.  Was there war and peace symbology happening here?  <<Popularly, “hawks” are those who advocate an aggressive foreign policy based on strong military power. “Doves” try to resolve international conflicts without the threat of force.>> dictionary.reference.com  Did this mean that peace was being sacrificed?  I went to sleep with Hawk medicine card beneath my pillow.

I awoke still curious, as dreams did not reveal any further meaning. However, the hawk was still in the tree outside my house this morning when I went to bike with my daughter to school. She seemed to be waiting for me. So, since Hawk is the Messenger of the Spirit World ~ I looked up and asked her what her message was. She cried out, then seemed to look down, where feathers from her conquest (the Dove) were scattered all over the ground.  20140318_085923Suddenly reminded of when a cat brings you a mouse as a gift, I realized – she literally brought me what I asked for, when I called for Dove energy yesterday morning.  She showed the dualistic connection between my friend Lucha who lived several blocks away. She reminded me (this was the same day of the small yet close LA earthquake in Westwood) of the raw power and beauty of nature – and the importance of both nurturing and protecting gifts. She showed me – again – that the universe is listening, carefully. Words are power.  Thoughts become things.

I paused and honored the spirit of the Dove who served as a symbolic sacrifice (sustenance and nourishment for the Hawk).  I thanked the Hawk for listening, for coming, for bringing her gift. I then carefully gathered the largest dove feathers to turn them into a smudge wand for peace & sang these words to move from symbolism to reality, (be REALLY specific with the universe when asking for things):

I call for wisdom, I ask for peace,

I summon healing of all grief,

I call for gentle justice, love,

and inspiration from above.

Thank you, Spirits of the Wind.

Thank you, Messengers of Air.

Thank you for your gifts and teachings.

Thank you for the insights shared.

Namaste ~

Amy Clarke, Gaia Grove, March 18, 2014

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Gaia Grove Spring Equinox & World Water Day Song Circle Ceremony here in Silver Lake SAT MAR 22 – contact gaiagrove@gmail.com for more info, to be involved.  UNIFY SAT MAR 22 ~ https://www.facebook.com/unify #welovewater

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Sat Dec 14, 2013 in Los Angeles! Starhawk Winter’s Dream Workshop, Ritual, Spiral Dance!

A very special event in LA with social justice/environmental/permaculture activist & feminist Goddess Spirituality author Starhawk (& extended community) this Saturday, December 14, 2013 – hope to celebrate with all of you!  Gaia Grove music lounge in the morning from 10:30-11:30am featuring Amy Clarke with special guests Dave Greene (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Nicole Polanco, Kerry Thorne, Swan Ryder, and other surprise guests ~ come early, stay for the whole day!  Gaia Grove lounge will also feature art by Nance Broderzen and delicious organic raw vegan treats available for purchase by Alegria Xocolotl.  After the music, “Mother Earth’s Transition Team” workshop, & delicious vegetarian community meal, Starhawk will guide a frame drum trance in the afternoon ritual co-produced by Reclaiming LA & Cross Pollinate from 4:30-6:30pm along with fabulous musical & magical guests ROWAN STORM (doumbek), GRIFFIN CED (Green Man Store), PRIESTESS XIA (Temple of the Goddess), MARCIA LOPEZ, ANANDA/CHERYL CADDICK (percussion & flute), AMY CLARKE (Gaia Grove) and more! ~ please get tickets in advance, as rates are slightly higher at the door.  http://www.starhawklosangeles2013.eventbrite.com

Here is a link to a Huffington Post article about the event: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/starhawk-los-angeles-ritual_n_4390396.html

STARHAWK RETURNS to LOS ANGELES!
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Join us Saturday, Dec. 14 for a special workshop & 3rd annual community ritual to celebrate the Winter Solstice & return of light. With special guests ROWAN STORM (doumbek), GRIFFIN CED (Green Man Store), PRIESTESS XIA (Temple of the Goddess), MARCIA LOPEZ, ANANDA/CHERYL CADDICK (percussion & flute), AMY CLARKE (Gaia Grove) and more!

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Saturday, December 14
10:30 am – 6:30 pm (workshop begins at 11:30 am)
Café Club Fais Do Do
5257 W. Adams Blvd, LA, 90016
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SCHEDULE
10:30am – 11:30am Doors open for socializing & music by Amy Clarke & Gaia Grove
11:30am – 2:30pm “Mother Earth’s Transition Team” Workshop (event begins promptly at 11:30 am)
2:30pm – 4:00pm Delicious Organic Vegetarian meal by Jennie Cooks Catering (optional)
4:00pm – 4:30pm Doors open for Ritual
4:30pm – 6:30pm Winter’s Dream ritual
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WORKSHOP
“Mother Earth’s Transition Team”
The dire reality of climate change challenges us to remake society…quickly. If we fail, we’ll suffer destruction on a global scale. But this threat is also a great opportunity to create a new world rooted in community and ecological balance. How do we join Mother Earth’s Transition Team? What shifts are needed and what actions do we need to take? How do we nurture resilient communities locally and create justice globally to heal our world?

RITUAL
“Winter’s Dream Spiral Dance”
After the workshop & a delicious organic meal, we will anticipate the longest night of the year with a Winter’s Dream ritual & Spiral Dance led by Starhawk & Reclaiming LA. Join us in sacred space as we dance the spiral, celebrate community, & rebirth ourselves & our world. (In support of those in recovery, ritual is drug/alcohol free.)
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TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
http://starhawklosangeles2013.eventbrite.com/
ORDER NOW FOR ADVANCE TICKET DISCOUNTS!
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PRICING
Workshop + Ritual + Meal
$60 Adv. | $75 at the Door

Workshop + Ritual [No Meal]
$50 Adv. | $65 at the Door

Workshop + Meal
$45 Adv. | $60 at the Door

Workshop Only [No Meal]
$35 Adv. | $50 at the Door

Ritual + Meal
$30 Adv. | $45 at the Door

Ritual Only
$20 Adv. | $25 at the Door

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STARHAWK is one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is also well-known as a global justice activist, ecofeminist and organizer, whose work and writings have inspired many to action. Starhawk is the author or coauthor of eleven books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, long considered the essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement. She is also co-founder of the Reclaiming Tradition.

MORE INFO
reclaimingla@gmail.com
crosspollinatela@gmail.com

http://www.reclaimingla.org/
http://www.crosspollinate.me/