Two Amazing … Astounding… and Inspiring Videos

My friend Kathie from Chosenperspectives sent me a video link yesterday for a performance on Georgia’s Got Talent. I watched it this morning and was astounded. I can’t even imagine having the level of concentration and balance that this woman has.

I suggest you watch the whole video, from beginning to end. I think every part of it is important. This video is just over 12 minutes in length.

The video that came up after the one above was amazing for a completely different reason. I decided to share it with you too. Again, watch it from beginning to end. The second one is about 6 1/2 minutes.

Both videos left me speechless and in awe. They also both brought tears to my eyes, running down my cheeks type tears.

Dancing Together

Every year, during the Onam festival, the Western residents in Amma‘s ashram in Amritapuri, India, create and perform a dance. It always contains a large group of people and many different segments. This year, for the first time, my daughter and son danced together during one of those segments. I haven’t seen the performance yet but I have seen some photographs. I am so proud of them.

(BTW, plays and dances in Amritapuri are always done barefoot.)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance brought two set’s of photographs to mind.

I took the first set in February, when I went on a nature walk at Loon Lake in British Columbia.  The photos are of a downed tree.  It seemed to me that one of pictures made it look like the trunk was spinning, as in a whirling dervish.

The second set was from last December when I was in India watching a storm approaching.  It was “ready to rumble.”

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Rainbows in Many Forms

 

 

 

Rainbow mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park.

 

Photo and lyrics are from an Onam dance in Amma‘s ashram in Amritapuri, India.

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 Though the rain may fall in the midst of a storm
The sun will lay upon the earth her blanket of warmth
This is the tempo to which nature plays her years
And through this progression a rainbow appears

 

Solidarity
In love, in faith, in honesty
Hearts beating together as One;
Amma’s vision

 

In love, in faith, in honesty
Amma’s children in unison
Seven colors uniting as One
A rainbow alliance of love
Amma’s vision

 

Article originally written for April 2015 PNW GreenFriends Newsletter

 

Photos:

Cindy Knoke

Eric Ewing

Rebeka Rhoden

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