A few months ago I went down to Boca Raton to play flute for a fundraiser. After playing I was walking around chatting with people when I met Sherinata Pollock for the first time. Somehow we got on the subject of what I do as a sideline. That sideline is with business partner, Sarah Primus and we own an audio and video production company called Cicada Sounds LLC. Well….. can you believe that was exactly what Sherinata needed? She needed someone to help her get one of her videos up and running for her website www.2012motherearth.com. And of course I told she found her video editor.
Sherinata also wrote a book “2012: Prophecies, Prayers and Preparation” which is getting rave reviews. And she wanted to add this video to the book’s webpage.
The book’s message is straightforward but profound. The reviewer’s quotes below say it all.
“The messages entailed in this book are profound and life changing. It has become my daily guide and inspiration. Read it and learn while having your confirmations of facts right at hand. The key is not in the prophecies but in the lessons that are there to be implemented into our daily routine. Try it and be diligent about it and the results will blow your mind! “
“This book works you through some great daily prayers/meditations that help with the internal mind shift that is needed within all of us. This is a quick read book with very good information about how we can help be the change that we want to see in the world.”
So began a friendship, Sherinata and I worked long distance thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet and created this nice video from one of her recordings she did when she was out West. I just wanted to share and hope you enjoy the love and energy that Sherinata projects and do check out her website http://www.2012motherearth.com. In closing I upload the back of her book and posted her video for everyone to enjoy.
“I am sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.” –Dr. Emoto’s prayer for the Gulf waters.
This story is about how one woman’s moment of inspiration, in the middle of the night, half way across the country, has impacted the lives of thousands of people and – we believe – hundreds of thousands of animals. Thanks to Marigrace VanDeventer for sharing her inspirational story and for Kumari Mullen and Dr. Emoto for working together to heal our precious waters. We hope that you, will join with us in continuing the efforts and intentions to heal the waters and animals in the Gulf.
Right to Left: Cheri Abrams, Dr. Emoto, and I (Sarah Primus)
Fellow musician, Cheri Abrams and I had the honor of participating as a vital part of the Gulf Blessing event held in St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 11, 2010. We received the invitation from Reiki Master and dear friend Kumari Mullin, to perform our healing music, before during, and after her presentation at Unity Church on the Bay, as well as directly on the Gulf for the water blessing to follow.
Dr. Emoto, along with Rev. Kumari Mullen, held a wonderful workshop about the healing properties of water and using your intentions to heal the waters and animals in the Gulf, followed by a Gulf Blessing and musical performance held at Pass-a-Grill directly on the Gulf. Dr. Emoto’s research and its applications are profound, and the blessing ceremony was both beautiful and powerful. However, after meeting childhood friend of Kumari’s, Marigrace, and learning the story behind how she brought this magical event together, I found myself in awe – realizing that the true magic, the true power of this event, is the divine inspiration that put the whole thing into motion.
Rev. Kumari Mullin demonstrating Grounding and Releasing
Marigrace’s inspiration, and subsequent action, is responsible for bringing together two amazing teachers, Dr. Emoto and Rev. Kumari Mullen. Dr. Emoto is an internationally recognized Japanese researcher who is known for his profound experiments on water crystals that stunned the scientific community, as well as the spiritual community. His profound findings show that human thoughts, words, and intentions can impact the molecular structure of water crystals. Being that our bodies are roughly 75% water, the implications are profound. As Dr. Emoto says, “If our thoughts can do that to water, imagine what our thoughts can do to our bodies… and our world.”
His photographs of water crystals, known as “Messages in Water,” were introduced in the movie, “What the Bleep Do We Know,” and have inspired scientists and individuals worldwide. Rev. Kumari Mullen is a Reiki Master, Animal Communicator, intuitive healer, counselor, attorney, author, and equestrian who specializes in energetic problem-solving for pets and their people. The coming together of these two forces indeed created an energy and intention that was truly impactful, and we believe transformational, to the Gulf waters, the animals, and the people who were touched by the event. Below is Marigrace’s personal story of how the Gulf Blessing came to be.
Cheri Abrams and Marigrace VanDeventer
Marigrace was deeply inspired by Dr. Emoto’s profound research back in 2005. She trained as a Hado instructor with Dr. Emoto and her personal role as a registered nurse and lactation consultant has been greatly enriched by his teachings.
Ever since hearing Dr. Emoto present his Messages in Water, Marigrace has had an awakened sense of purpose in her life. When she first heard Dr. Emoto speak, she felt her heart chakra burst wide open as if a portal of divine guidance had been suddenly opened. This powerful discovery led Marigrace on an inquiry into the potential healing impact that a mothers healing thoughts, intentions, and emotions may have upon the natural waters (breast milk and amniotic fluid) as shared between mothers and babies. In her work she considers the potential that consciously awakened mothers may have to deeply imprint the values of warm-heartedness, compassion and peace upon the children of generations to come.
Dr. Emoto presenting at Unity on the Bay
Spiritual Guidance can reveal itself to all of us in profoundly different ways. Some of us may experience this guidance through dreams, an idea, and an intuitive nudge, a song playing on a radio or other synchronicity.
The inspiration for this Healing the Gulf workshop and Gulf Blessing came one night when Marigrace was awakened by her intuition from a deep sleep in the hours leading up to the Summer Solstice. She was being summoned by her inner knowing to arise and look out her window just before dawn. As she did, she noticed a beautiful swan making its way through the waters of the pond behind her vacation home. She was delighted as she had not seen a swan there for nearly two years.
In those moments of early morning by the window in North Carolina, as she watched the swan bathing in the water, her heart opened to the idea that she needed to bring two of her dearest friends together and bring a message of hope and healing to the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the intention of bringing healing to the waters and animals harmed by the BP oil spill.
Contacting Unity Churches in the Gulf region immediately came to mind, for it was in a Unity Church that she had first heard Dr. Emoto speak in Atlanta. First Unity Church of St. Petersburg and Wings Bookstore agreed to host the event. The next day she called her lifelong friend, Reverend Kumari Mullin, to talk about the possibility of traveling with her to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Kumari, who is an Animal Intuitive and Reiki Master with 22 years of experience living and training with spiritual masters immediately said, “Yes, I will come.”
They went on to discuss with great excitement and anticipation their plan to invite Marigrace’s benevolent teacher and “water comrade” (as he calls his students), Dr. Masaru Emoto, to travel to the Gulf of Mexico. As Kumari and Marigrace spoke, she watched as this beautiful swan began to take the most wonderful bath unlike anything she had ever seen… dunking into the water and playing like a little child for the longest time. The swan was in her glory!
As they spoke, the swan seemed to become more and more joyful. Three times during their conversation the swan stood up and spread and flapped her wings while facing the sun. Both Marigrace and Kumari felt as though this was a sign of approval; the swan was calling them to follow their hearts. Kumari, who is an intuitive animal healer, began to connect with the consciousness of this swan remotely from Florida. She told Marigrace that what the bird was expressing was indeed an expression of gratitude for what they were hoping and planning to present along with Dr. Emoto.
This time… spiritual guidance seemed to be presented in the form of an animal messenger. As you can imagine, it was really something to see. The apparent joy of a beautiful creature bathing and thriving in its natural habitat on the east coast of North Carolina, painted such a striking contrast to the images we have all seen of birds in the Gulf of Mexico covered in oil and struggling to survive. While this magnificent creature was taking such a glorious bath, Marigrace envisioned the other animals and birds down in the Gulf struggling to become clean.
The message was so very clear that we are not to despair and that together we can heal our beautiful waters once again by holding a vibration of love and gratitude. Rather than focusing upon the negative emotions we may feel stirring in our hearts, we may choose to send our heart focused intentions of healing and recovery. Just like the outstretched wings of that splendid bird flapping its wings in the summer sun, we can each stand up and reach out and change the vibration of what we see happening in our world!
And that’s just what we did. Those of us who participated in the Gulf Blessing felt the tremendous healing powers of our positive intentions as we sent our songs, love, gratitude, and apology out to the oil-soaked waters and animals in the Gulf of Mexico. Together we read the following “Grand Invocation” in Japanese:
The Grand Invocation:
Uchuu no mugen no chikara ga korikotte
(universe) (eternal) (energy) (crystallized)
Makoto no daiwa no miyo ga narinatta
(true) (great harmony) era (has come)
As the sun was setting, the sky slowly filled with dark rain clouds; we had apparently called the water. However, as if responding in kind, not a drop fell to the ground during the water ceremony. As the sun set and the crowd dispersed, a clearing formed in the dark clouds, and as you can see from the photo – a heart was formed. Our blessing had been received, and a symbol of love and gratitude had been given.
Last month Sarah and I got permission to film my new video, Shakuhachi Echos at Kashi Ashram. The day we went to shoot the video it started to rain. At first I though “BUMMER”, but it ended up being a great special effects.
The Ashram is on located on 80 acres in Sebastian, Florida. Kashi Ashram is an interfaith spiritual community founded in 1976 by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. The purpose is to awaken a radical awareness about one’s spiritual self and they embraces all people without distinction as to religion, race, color, creed or sexual orientation. Kashi is a residential spiritual community and is considered an “intentional community,” of which there are thousands around the globe. Which means, everybody is welcome.
To learn more about Kashi Ashram click on their site below