Two years ago today was the beginning of us coming awake to our family’s worst nightmare. Followed by four days of vigil in the hospital when we finally had to let go of Riley.
If there is someone you know who is struggling, reach out to them, help them in any way you can.
Life is precious and fleeting and gone in an instant. Wrap yourself up in Love and be active in Loving while you are here on Earth; it’s the only way to cope with the agonies and injustices of this world.
Over the next few weeks TV for Your Soul and Empowering Women TV will be sharing content from the one-on-one interviews of “The Goddess Show” as well as the “Goddess Summit.” Both projects recorded in Lexington, Massachusetts in 2011. Yes – this autumn it will be 10 years since the original footage was first recorded! Sadly & frustratingly, there were technical issues with the raw footage and at one point we believed it to be unusable. Recently I revisited the footage on an old back-up drive and decided to take a chance to weave together any remnants I could to preserve the content and conversations captured. The shoots were multi-camera (4 & 5 cameras as we envisioned dynamic edits) and some cameras went hot leaving red signatures on the screen, other cameras had audio issues. There were lighting issues and the impromptu backdrops were not keen on the eyes either so we hoped to be able to use various angles to minimize distractions. With so many issues, the project while reviewed over the years by several editors, was finally set aside.
Until this summer.
I felt compelled to try again.
I knew going in it was a leap of faith. I reconciled in my heart and mind that even if I could not use all video and audio, that just maybe there would be even a single camera and audio stream intact, I could use that if for no other reason than to honor the women who participated by making some remnant of their contributions to the lengthy history of sacred feminine conversations for the world to access. And that is the best reason in the world to take on such a daunting task!
I was relieved to discover much of the footage from 2 of the cameras were intact, so I ran with what we had access to. While the original vision has been set aside, I feel confident that what has emerged from the embers is something to be treasured!
We will be scheduling a more formal Launch/Debut this fall of each program.
“The Goddess Show” is a television talk show series of in-studio and on-location interviews – 9 in total – with some of the most dynamic female spiritual leaders in our modern era.
The “2011 Goddess Summit” film documents a circle-style gathering of women, centered on discussions of the sacred feminine spirituality and aspects of Goddess traditions, archetypes and embodiments.
As we make our full time transition to life at Moosehead Lake, there will necessarily be transitions to our in-person schedules. Some of the events that traditionally took place at our Lancey Street location had already transitioned to online versions due to Covid-restrictions. Those will remain unaltered during this transition. We will continue to update the calendar and schedules below as time permits. If you have questions, reach out to us directly. Also, visit our Moosehead Lake Retreats website:
As we pack up our house on Lancey Street in preparation for our move to Moosehead Lake, I am finding all kinds of things in boxes as we sift and sort. I came across this Mother’s Day card from my Riley a couple weeks ago. Joy and Grief immediately began to battle it out. JOY whispering compassionately that there was such tenderness in Riley’s heart and that I need to remember his sweetness. GRIEF flauntingly reminding me that I will never again receive a Mother’s Day card from Ry, or a card of any kind, let alone a hug or see his smile beyond those which reside in memory and in pictures. GRIEF – the coward – rarely travels alone, often brings REMORSE as his preferred companion. The message in this card particularly poignant, and foreshadowing as much of his life was.
Everything is still very raw. I keep telling myself it hasn’t even been two years. I hope that someday when I find treasures like this, that my mind gently embraces the gift. There was such tenderness in his heart. I miss him every day.