Sept/Oct 2019
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September flew by! Hence, this update being sent early Oct ;)

Lots of travel going on for work and grateful I can see family/friends along the way... On the road, I even helped facilitate an official proclamation from Unity Village Missouri that October be Arts & Humanities month!

Next big thing coming up is my interfaith opera recital on Nov 8 in the Kansas City Metro area, "Anne Frank & Mirabai: Women's Spiritual Legacy in Opera." Remember to follow my Facebook Music Page for on-going updates between these updates.

Finally, be sure to take care of yourself and get out to experience some music + inspiration! You deserve it.




Nature's Heart Emoji
Last week, I was at a spiritual retreat in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, just south of Asheville. Wanting to soak up as much time in nature as possible, I woke up before dawn and watched the sunrise in this exact spot... the clouds forming a distinct heart in the sky. I saw it as a little love emoji from the Universe saying, "Here you go, my love. Enjoy!"

The stillness was palpable, even amidst the loud chirping of crickets and the constant ripples from little bugs dancing upon the water. The reflections upon the lake created a dreamy scene at dawn, throughout the day, and by moonlight. The wonderful smell of pine and fresh forrest dirt wafted in and out as I walked along hiking trails, taking pictures of logs covered in moss and mushrooms that look like fairy dwellings.

How often do you allow yourself to simply receive? Those of us who serve a lot, give our time and talents need to remember that it's important to receive, too. You can't constantly exhale (give out); you must inhale (receive) as well. Find what activities, people, and places inspire you, help you relax, and recharge your internal batteries.


Raised on Rickie
Rickie Byars' music is almost synonymous with Unity, Agape, and Centers for Spiritual Living communities. She's practically written a hymnal of uplifting, positive music: "I Release and I Let Go," "Wholly Holy Way," etc. Last week, I got to meet her in person at a conference we were both presenting at (2nd time this year) and connect. I told her I was raised on her music and how grateful I was for her positive impact in my life. How often do you get to thank one of your musical influences in person? Not only is she going strong in her 60s; she's singing and sharing her story more passionately than ever before. Very inspiring!
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I am in full prep mode for my upcoming recital, "Anne Frank & Mirabai: Women's Spiritual Legacy in Opera." Premiered last year at the Parliament of the World's Religions, I'm now bringing this performance home to the Kansas City Metro area. 

This interfaith opera recital is musical and spiritual journey featuring the story of two women who changed the world: 15-year-old Anne Frank, a Jewish girl during the Holocaust; and Mirabai, a Hindu in 16th-century India who (as legend has it) refused to throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre and left her family to write ecstatic poetry to Krishna. ​

Anne Frank and Mirabai: Women’s Spiritual Legacy in Opera
Friday, November 8, 2019
7-8:15 PM

Featuring soprano Cheri Jamison, accompanied on piano by Sora Park. Originally presented at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto.

Presented by Lenexa City Center Live
Lenexa City Hall, Community Forum (indoors)
17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219

City Center Live is a performing art series partnership between the Johnson County Library and Lenexa Arts Council.
Recently, I was honored to facilitate and receive the proclamation from the mayor of Unity Village, MO that October is National Arts and Humanities month! 

All around the Kansas City metro, cities are announcing that October is National Arts & Humanities Month. The town of Unity Village, Missouri joined cities like City of Overland Park, Kansas GovernmentCity of Lenexa, Kansas Government, and the Johnson County government in making proclamations with local arts councils/organizations.

Cheri Jamison, Unity Outreach Program Manager and Rev. Jen Hutchins from Unity Arts Ministry received the proclamation from Unity Village Mayor David Vest. It will be proudly displayed in the Unity Arts Ministry space located at Unity Village.

Official Facebook post from Unity: ​


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