D.E.V.A    Dance Events - "Candlemas"

                

 

D.E.V.A. Skt;

(One who is playful & beautiful; To shine; The illuminated one;

Internal pleasure potency; Divine reality.)

Divine Expressions of Vital Alchemy

DANCE COLLABORATIVE

Facilitated by Debra Sawyer & Hazel Aura G.

Presents :

THE QUICKENING

Part of The LAKE STREET CHURCH Experience

“Rooted, Connected, Transformed”

607 Lake St. / Chicago Ave. Evanston

Sunday, February 2nd 2003

 (The collaborative) : 

JENNIFER VANTREECK -             BRIGID’S SUN

JONATHAN VANTREECK –         MISCHIEVOUS CLOUD

DEB SAWYER –                          THE AWAKENING ELEMENTAL SPIRITS  

LiNDA PONTELLRELI -                                             “                         

CATHERINE WILLOWS –                                         “

DIANE YODER –                                                    “

NANCY BERNARD-GRAHAM –                                “   

HAZEL AURA G. –                                                   “

LORETTA WILSON –                     VOICE

 

Special Thanks & Praise to :

Elena Segure – for all that you do…for being YOU…!!!

Rick Sawyer – video archivist

Rev. Bob Thompson - Champion

 

Stirring in the cold winds of February, is the promise of spring. Can you feel the energy of the Earth...Quickening...? It is a subtle calling, nudging us to step out of the dark half of the year into to the light. Instinctively we begin preparing for growth & renewal, performing the ancient rituals of spring cleaning, purifying & anointing the body electric, awakening the spirit within. February 2nd, one of the cross-quarter days in the wheel of the year, is called by some Candlemas, or Imbolc, the Celtic lambing season, which translates as “in the belly”. It is a time of spiritual re-dedication, of self blessing & initiation, of affirming & energizing creative work. A time of blessing the seeds & consecrating the garden tools; of calling forth & rekindling the sacred fires - ancient symbol of the forge, of becoming, of rebirth. It is the inspiration of poetry & manifestation. An invigoration that helps us heal ourselves & each other; that we may see our creativity become fertile. Enflaming us with the passion of our purpose, this is an opportunity to look within, past the cold clouds that block the sun, to remember the promise that ‘hope springs eternal’…You don’t have to have a green thumb to quicken your hopes into a living  reality... because if you tend them, with loving thoughts & actions...they will grow...to Be, the reality of your life...slowly...like the seed waiting, in the cold earth of February, to take root...blossom forth...give fruit...& become seed once more…Blessed Be… 

 

I SAW BRIGIT

MAKING AN ANGEL IN THE SNOW

SHE CALLED HER SHADOW

& THEY DANCED TOGETHER

BANISHING THE WINTER

HER SONG ECHOING

IN THE ARCTIC ACOUSTIC

WAS LIKE A CRISP ICICLE

TRACING AN IMAGE OF THE SUN

ON THE SNOW

-Hazel Aura G.

 

 

AS THE SON THAT IS BORN @ CHRISTMAS

EVER GROWS WITHIN OUR HEARTS –

SHINING FORTH FROM OUR LIVES;

SO TOO DOES THE SUN INCREASE IT’S LIGHT IN THE WORLD

AWAKENING THE PLANET…

WARMING THE BELLY OF MOTHER EARTH -

TO CREATE NEW LIFE ONCE AGAIN,

TO GROW THE GRAIN & GRAPES

THAT MAKE OUR COMMUNION MEAL REAL.

& AS WE TAKE THAT LIGHT INTO OUR BODIES

THROUGH THESE CONSECRATED ELEMENTS

WE BECOME THE LIGHT… 

 

(PLEASE TAKE THE LIGHT HOME WITH YOU,

THERE ARE BEE’S WAX CANDLES FOR ALL)                               

 

PEACE

 

"THE QUICKENING" PHOTOS