New Life….Times Two!

Welcome to the 3rd Dimension Girls! My new granddaughters, Jenzia and Nala were born at 1:31/1:34 am on Monday, July 7, 2017 (that’s a 7 for you numerology folks)! Came in at 6 lbs 2 oz and 18″ each! All are healthy and went home on Wednesday. Everyone is adjusting to the topsy turvey schedule the girls seem to be on…sleeping in the day, awake at night, but doing well! Thanks to all the prayers and Love from all over the World!

Star and Rich (parents) with Jenzia and Nala...Happy Birth Day Girls!

Star and Rich (parents) with Jenzia and Nala…Happy Birth Day Girls!

 

Proud Gramma K with...? Day 1

Proud Gramma K with…? Day 1

Day 2, Two Peas in a Pod!

Day 2, Two Peas in a Pod!

Home on Day 4...Still trying to figure out who's who...the temp tatoos on the shoulders work great!

Home on Day 4…Still trying to figure out who’s who…the temp tatoos on the shoulders work great!

A new song…as she left.

Sometimes a special song comes through me that wants to be re-membered. That’s the case of the song Farewell, a tribute to my Aunt Shirley who passed in June 2015. My cousin asked me to play the flute for her mom, as she loved the flute, 5 days before she passed. Although I couldn’t go to see her to play, I did intentionally play at home with her on my heart, and this song came forth. To Shirley:

New Healing Harmony Flute!

Playing for Earth Walk 2011

Playing for Earth Walk 2011

I am SO grateful that my double G Flute was SMASHED in transit to Block Island back in May!  Can you believe it?  Well, I KNEW Spirit must have had something really great in mind when that happened and I was Right!  I had a vision a few years ago about me playing a flute with each hand on a different flute, so I asked Odell Borg of High Spirits to custom make a double G with a full flute on each side (not his normal configuration).  I wouldn’t have gotten it when I did if my other one hadn’t broken.  I received it on June 17 and played it at Hi Corbett Field before the Labyrinth was assembled, as part of the ceremony to set the space, and then again for the Earth Walk itself.  It’s a very special flute which I am barely getting to know, but I wanted to share a short clip of it’s healing tones, even though it’s not a great audio.  Click on: Harmony G.mp3 to listen.

Earth Walk 2011-Solstice Healing Celebration in Tucson

Earth Walk 2011 - Tucson

Earth Walk 2011 - Tucson

“Build it and they will come!”  It has been built; a 200 ft. Labyrinth of straw bales on Hi Corbett Field, for Tucson to have an opportunity to walk for whatever the soul is calling each to do, release, rise up to.  Earth Walk 2011 is just the beginning! Join us on this First Day of the 9th day on the Mayan Calendar, which ends December 21, as energies amp up even more (get ready!) to move our collective consciousness into a much higher vibration.

“Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field, I’ll meet you there.” Rumi

Elizabeth and my son Chris

Elizabeth and my son Chris

So, here she is in all her Glory:  Elizabeth Irene Turner (2 weeks old), with her proud daddy, my son, Chris.  As a new grandmother, I’m not at all sure exactly what my “role” is; where to offer my experience, where to offer help, where to just shut up.

If you are an experienced, supportive, conscious grandmother, I would LOVE to hear your perspective on role, duties, do’s, don’ts, etc.

Toning Tube Fun!

Yesterday some time unexpectedly opened up for me and I decided to follow the “wash” (dry river/stream) behind my house for a bit.  After about 40 min. I found the most amazing “Toning Tube”, which is really just a runoff tube from the street above.  I sat in it for about 30 minutes toning and playing the flute.  Here are a couple of sound clips from that experience.   Toning Tube Twinfeathers voice, Toning Tube with group.

I recommend finding any place with an echo (bathrooms, stairwells, toning tubes of all kinds) and sing or play an instrument…very healing vibrational experience.  I love finding the “resonant frequency”; when the sound fills the space…you’ll know when it happens.

Black Swan

I was told that the recent movie, “The Black Swan”, was an excellent portrayal of the human shadow and they were beyond right!  Although a couple of scenes are a bit violently graphic, what would the human shadow be without a little (or a lot) of violence, either in the mind or with others?  I won’t say “go see it” because it just might change your life, like it did mine, but if you are ready to step into an Experience of the absolute INSANE and DIVINE nature of the human psyche, go!  The images and process the lead character portrayed are lasting impressions of what’s possible for us to create, endure and transcend.  Be prepared to steep in the stirrings afterwards for a while.  A good group movie for discussion.  Enjoy.

Everytime I listen to this it gives me a sense of complete acceptance and caring from my creator.  I first heard it on one of the Christian radio stations (KLOVE-88.1 in Tucson) that is about to launch in NYC.  I know some of you might be wondering where I’m headed with this, but I LOVE what they are doing!  The D.J.s are heart centered and I rarely feel it necessary to “translate” what I’m hearing into broader terms for me to enjoy it.  I know it’s not for everyone, but I feel uplifted as I drive around Tucson listening to the music ministry that pours out very naturally from the folks running the show.  It’s not a fundamentalist station, they are transparent and live out loud and aren’t afraid to stop and pray with/for anyone in need.

Enjoy!

The Month of Love and Change

I’ve been moving in new circles, meeting new friends, creating new projects and I’m moving!  I’m always looking, and finding ways to play my flutes or sing somewhere because music is my life blood and I am no longer willing to put it in the back seat of my life.  What are we doing here?  When are we going to Get that this is a Play Ground built just for us and Stop hurting each other?

I, along with many others are committed to eliminating violent language in our vocabulary.  Since I’ve committed, I’ve noticed how much there is; “give it a shot”, “I’m on target”, and more.  I challenge you to notice your language and make the commitment towards Love and Compassion for all beings.

“Make that change.”  Michael Jackson, Man in the Mirror

Thanksgiving

After an extra half hour of waiting for the turkey to finish cooking, all 10 of us; including my 4 children, their 3 significant others, my sister, her granddaughter and I were gathered AND the food is ready.   The makeshift family table of 2 small tables, unevenly matched and covered with a plastic table cloth with dark blue background and green bamboo shoots, stands near the center of the dining/living room with 6 chairs and an old futon couch for seating.  We all stand around and hold hands for the blessing, each adding what they are grateful for that day…or passing.  7 out of 10 choose to share and we end with “amens” and an “aho” from me from the native American tradition.  In a busy, yet semi orderly fashion the group cycles through the kitchen to the array of steamy dishes on counter tops and stove, finally settling down to a mostly overloaded plate of food.  “Ranch dressing?”, my son asks for his girlfriend.   “oh, sorry only have “Mom’s” dressing of good seasons Zesty Italian and lemon juice.

After all are seated and only clanking silverware and smacking mouth sounds (mostly my son’s) are prevalent, I ask everyone to consider sharing either a reflection of something they’re grateful for from the past year, something they’re doing now that moves them or a hope or dream for the future.  More sounds of eating with a quieter tone.

As plates are nearing empty from the first round of food, my eldest daughter’s fiancé looks at me from down and across the table and asks, “What’s your most embarrassing moment?”  I respond, “you all get to share yours if I share.”  Some smiles break through chewing.  As I share my moment I get some interesting faces of surprise, disgust (my bathing suit top flipped up and off my breasts after coming down the waterslide at Justin’s Waterworld) and we continue around the table as we all share a moment; carefully choosing which one is safe to reveal here.

Then someone said, “when I get angry I…”, and another round of sharing ensues of how we handle anger.  Watching the faces of each and their respective partners tell more than the words as we venture deeper into revealing more of ourselves in this Holy moment.  Although not completely safe from ribbing from peers honesty prevails nonetheless.

Finally, my sister invites, “what about your happiest moment?”,  and the weight of the previous round is lifted into lighter, more joyful sharing of precious memories with loved ones connecting, being born and reconnecting after long separations.

As we move from the dinner table to dessert and some friendly rounds of charades, I feel just a little bit closer to all who came and somewhat redeemed from some thoughtless words previously shared with my son’s girlfriend who is now carrying my first grandchild.

What am I grateful for this Thanksgiving?  A moment in time given as a gift to each one to see deeper into each other; maybe finding a little of ourselves in everyone.