The time has come to have our last Home Routes concert of the season.
The Honey Dew Drops will be performing on their Manitoba tour on April 9th, 2013.
Hailing from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, VA, the Honey Dewdrops are Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish.
Together, they write songs, sing harmonies; play guitar, mandolin, and banjo; have toured the country for the past 4 years and appeared
on A Prairie Home Companion; gained Folk Radio notoriety with a #1 album and have shared the stage with musical greats such as Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mary Gauthier, and Matt Flinner Trio. The Honey Dewdrops have been making music together since they met in 2003. With two guitars and a shared love of the Beatles, Bill Monroe, Neil Young and Mike Seeger, they began singing their favorite songs together in college with the most pared-down sound. Almost 9 years later, that sound and the songwriting of the Honey Dewdrops has evolved and begun to dig deeper, with new instrumentation and taking influence from American traditional music as well as modern songwriters like Darrell Scott, Iris Dement, Mary Gauthier and David Francey. “We’re inspired by songs that are rooted in the experience and lives of people and songs we can all see ourselves in. We try to write and perform in that spirit,” says Laura. During their 4 years of touring and traveling and playing for audiences across the country, Laura and Kagey have drawn inspiration from the people they meet and places they stay. “Traveling has taken us to communities all over and we meet people at the shows, in restaurants, standing in line at the post office or drug store. Everyone we meet has a story they share and that is inspiring to us,” says Kagey.
What: HomeRoutes Concert Series
Time: 7:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
Where: Calder House B&B
RSVP your seat
For the purpose of this blog I should state that "God" represents all Gods no matter what faith or religion you adhere to. Some refer to God as Prana, Chi, Ki, Universal Energy, and Source.
We spend most of our lives talking to "God". "God" this, "God" that, why did you let this happen, why did you let that happen? Why didn't you help me? Why didn't you save my friend? On and on we talk, natter, complain to "God". Many of us feel that our questions go unanswered.
Let me ask you this. Have you ever truly "listened" to "God"? This is not something we are taught to do. We learn prayer, but what are we doing in this? Are we asking for help, forgiveness, money, and health? Are we telling "God" all of our problems? Do we ever give "God" a chance to answer?
So how do we learn to "listen" to God? It's simple. It's called "Meditation". Our higher selves; "God" is within us, around us, is us, and in order to connect with "God" one must learn to listen. This can be done through learning the power of meditation. Only when we can truly quiet the mind, learn to focus on breath can we connect with our "higher selves", "God".
There is a wonderful organization called the Art of Living (a non profit organization who's focus is to bring healing to our world). Art of Living (AOL) has a group of volunteers who teach meditation, yoga, Ayurveda and so much more in a 152 countries. Their Art of Breathing Meditation Course known as the Sudarshan Kriya is an introductory level meditation course and is offered in Winnipeg and Steinbach. This course teaches you to quiet the mind by learning to breath. It's benefits are amazing, and yes you'll be able to listen to "God".
The degree to which stress unduly influences our lives is generally underestimated: Often the mind clings on to anger, guilt, or regret about the past, or is plagued by anxiety and worry about the future. This oscillation of the mind causes tension and stress both for ourselves and for the people around us and leads to reduced effectiveness in action. Breath is the link between body and mind, and thus is the key to handling our mind and negative emotions, and releasing our true potential - at work, at home, and at leisure.
Course elements include:
Costs: $250 (new) $50 (repeaters)
Where: Calder House B&B
Registrations must be submitted by August 9th, 2013
Space is limited, please rsvp
Have you ever noticed that when you enter a space your body goes into a "relaxed" or "anxious" state? Have you ever thought "how can that be", or "did I just imagine that feeling"?
The Chinese believe that our human physical, mental and emotional bodies react to our environment; where energy called "chi" flows.
This knowledge is called Feng Shui. What Is Feng Shui? Feng Shui (or Wind and Water) is the practice of arranging your environment so that energy or “chi” flows gently and smoothly through your home or business environment. In this way your space just feels good–and supports what you want out of life-whether it’s a better career, new romance, improved health, or more income.
Not too fast or too slow—just right! Feng Shui is based on the concept that everything in your environment has a life force or energy called “chi.”
Just as chi flows through your body, chi also flows your through living environment. When the energy flow is stagnant (think clutter and overflowing closets), moves too quickly (think long dark hallways, stairs, and straight shots through the home), or is obstructed (think walls, trees, or even cars in the wrong place), the unbalanced chi may lead to ill health, domestic strife, or financial concerns.
Feng Shui adjustments can help you make sure that the chi energy flow is just right so that everything in your environment supports your wish for good luck, good health, harmonious relationships, and prosperity.
Carole Tetreault the owner of Calder House B&B offers a very basic course to introduce you to this concept. Carole has been practicing Feng Shui in her home and landscape for 10 years. She is self taught and loves to play with energy. Her next class is being offered in April. Check the "Events" page for details.
Feng Shui is not a meditation practice, a religion, or a New Age cult.
Carole is the owner and operator of the Calder House Bed & Breakfast along with her partner Grant. Read more about the everyday happenings and events at the Calder House!