“the ocean is the beginning of the earth” & “A NEW WAY”

“the ocean is the beginning of the earth / all life comes from the sea”~ Starhawk

Playing a special show in LA opening for STARHAWK again! 12NOON SUN DEC 7 2014 – GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS INSPIRING, EMPOWERING COMMUNITY EVENT TODAY!  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/starhawk-2014-climate-workshop-winters-dream-ritual-tickets-13340013339

dear friends ~ have been dreaming for many moons that our beautiful planet Gaia generates her own water somewhere from deep within the core, meditations & music writing lead me to this all the time ~ and for the past several years, when I do deep grounding, I always connect to WATER at the center of the Earth ~  well, found this!

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http://earthweareone.com/massive-ocean-discovered-towards-the-earths-core/

“It’s good evidence the Earth’s water came from within,” says Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The hidden water could also act as a buffer for the oceans on the surface, explaining why they have stayed the same size for millions of years.

Jacobsen’s team used 2000 seismometers to study the seismic waves generated by more than 500 earthquakes. These waves move throughout Earth’s interior, including the core, and can be detected at the surface. “They make the Earth ring like a bell for days afterwards,” says Jacobsen.

the flower is opening / the song is ready to sing / the bells are beginning to ring / and the water is flowing back to the sea ~ Amy Clarke
“Between The Ice and The Ocean” & “A New Way”
recorded live on Summer Solstice, 2010 ~ SoCal Music Expo

“it begins with the sunlight
gleaming crystalline
first a drop forms
finally a stream
between the ice and the ocean
there’s a growing rising tide
forming unseen rivers”

“the ocean is the beginning of the earth” & “A NEW WAY”

Thank YOU, Silver Lake! Prelim election results

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<<In the hotly contested Silver Lake election, candidates on the new slate “Yours Not Ours” carried the day. Incumbents fared poorly overall and only two members of the Empower Silver Lake slate prevailed.

In Silver Lake, civic engagement could be called controversy’s silver lining — Saturday’s election recorded the biggest turnout of any neighborhood council election so far this year.>>

http://www.losfelizledger.com/article/election-results-new-coalition-dominates-silver-lake-election/

<<“I really feel that this is emphasizing the value of being neighborly in a neighborhood,” said Amy Clarke, the election’s leading vote-getter with 737 total. “We’re entering kind of a new phase … There are new outreach strategies emerging, there are new communities being forged, there are new bonds being grown. And I believe that everyone who’s served the board well so far will continue to serve the community well … but that potentially a change in board culture can lead to a shift in the culture of the community, and I’m really hopeful that we’re going to be able to move forward in a constructive and compassionate and hopefully harmonious way.”

To date, roughly halfway through the city’s neighborhood council elections, the SLNC’s voter turnout surpasses any other neighborhood council election, and was more than double the 507 who voted in the last election in 2012.>>

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2014/04/neighborhood-council-elections-bring-in-new-leaders/

Election results – pending any of the 60 provisional ballots and any further matters – should be final by Friday April 18.  Stay tuned for updates.

Thank YOU, Silver Lake!  This is YOUR victory :)

In gratitude, Amy Clarke

Thank YOU, Silver Lake! Prelim election results

I love Silver Lake ~ Neighborhood Council Elections Sat Apr 12, 2014 ~ why it matters to me

Hello dear ones,

After a full day out in community since 9AM, my beautiful daughter is napping. I am pausing before heading out to the piano to create music in the garden to reflect upon the fullness from this day.

I love Silver Lake.

I feel at home here. Connected and complete, encircled by community. While the ride has been full of peaks & valleys, I have learned more in my time of service than I might have imagined; and not even lessons I thought they might be.

Serving the neighborhood has greatly inspired me, humbled me, transformed me. As an artist and a musician, it can be a challenge to find the right balance to do both, but it IS possible & inspires GREATER art; the more one is able to tap into the spirit of a place, listen to those in community, unite with tribe, redefine local family, grow from the ground up. It infuses my art, music, expression, passion, pride.

I also have deepened bonds, connections & groundwork ~ it only makes natural sense for Gaia Grove to be centered here in Silver Lake as well.  And, since like in gardening, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it ~ Quod Severis Metes (As You Sow, So You Shall Reap) ~ I am grateful to serve the community in which I live.

This is my original home from whence I landed from thousands of miles away, many years ago; this place welcomed me, nourished me, gave me sustenance.  I love it here, and I listen to the people I BOTH live with and share with in community.

I am running again for Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, as an At-Large Representative for YOU, Silver Lake, and for future of all together, though, recognizing that I serve you, I humbly ask for your vote SAT APR 12, 2014, 10am-4pm, Micheltorena School, Silver Lake, but also, and more importantly, your vision.  Please message me and share your ideas, your dreams, your possibilities for our shared space and let’s co-create it!

Please check out the YOURS not OURS coalition Recommendations: www.yoursnotours.org

PLEASE VOTE: 7 At Large, but only 2 per Region, and you may only vote one region (all may vote At-Large ~ At-Large: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, Amy Clarke, Teresa Sitz, David Modern, Heather Carson, Kinoka Ogsbury  Region 1Helen Dion, Joshua Gomez, Region 2: Georgene Goodin, Karen Speitel Region 3: Seamus Garrity Region 4: Ted Adams James Bigelow Region 5: Frances Tran Region 6: Matthew Desario, Joe Ryan Ferrell Region 7: John Wingler, Hope Taylor Arnold   Coalition also supports Jeff Wayne (At-Large), Joe Malone (3), Matthew Mooney (5) 

PERSONAL additional recommendations (some more good choices) are Lisa Marie Hart (At-Large), Dorit Dowler Guerrero (5), Karina Andrade (7)

Love, Amy

 

I love Silver Lake ~ Neighborhood Council Elections Sat Apr 12, 2014 ~ why it matters to me

2014 ~ the year ahead ~ full moon & winter solstice musings

full moon musings after meditation in the woods ~

#nature hike and #visionquest in Griffith #Park…

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while the year 2013 (6) focused on SERVICE, responsibility, generosity, caretaking, & collective harmony,

the year 2014 (7) will be more about SPIRITUALITY, truth, magic, mystery, & individual mastery.

also believe it is the year my album will finally be released ~

Aho!

2014 ~ the year ahead ~ full moon & winter solstice musings

Sat Dec 14, 2013 in Los Angeles! Starhawk Winter’s Dream Workshop, Ritual, Spiral Dance!

Originally posted on Gaia Grove ~ healing the earth:

A very special event in LA with social justice/environmental/permaculture activist & feminist Goddess Spirituality author Starhawk (& extended community) this Saturday, December 14, 2013 – hope to celebrate with all of you!  Gaia Grove music lounge in the morning from 10:30-11:30am featuring Amy Clarke with special guests Dave Greene (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Nicole Polanco, Kerry Thorne, Swan Ryder, and other surprise guests ~ come early, stay for the whole day!  Gaia Grove lounge will also feature art by Nance Broderzen and delicious organic raw vegan treats available for purchase by Alegria Xocolotl.  After the music, “Mother Earth’s Transition Team” workshop, & delicious vegetarian community meal, Starhawk will guide a frame drum trance in the afternoon ritual co-produced by Reclaiming LA & Cross Pollinate from 4:30-6:30pm along with fabulous musical & magical guests ROWAN STORM (doumbek), GRIFFIN CED (Green Man Store), PRIESTESS XIA (Temple of…

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Sat Dec 14, 2013 in Los Angeles! Starhawk Winter’s Dream Workshop, Ritual, Spiral Dance!

Starhawk returns to LA ~ Sat Dec 14, 2013 ~ 3rd Annual Winter’s Dream Workshop & Spiral Dance

STARHAWK RETURNS to LOS ANGELES!

Join us for a special workshop & 3rd annual community ritual to celebrate the Winter Solstice

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Saturday, December 14
10:30 am – 6:30 pm (workshop at 11:30 am)

Café Club Fais Do Do
5257 W. Adams Blvd, LA, 90016

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SCHEDULE

10:30 am – 11:30 am Doors open for workshop, socializing & music by Amy Clarke & Gaia Grove

11:30 am – 2:30 pm “Mother Earth’s Transition Team” Workshop (event begins promptly at 11:30 am)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Delicious Organic Vegetarian meal by California Island Catering (optional)

4:00 – 4:30 pm Doors open for Ritual

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Winter’s Dream ritual

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WORKSHOP
“Mother Earth’s Transition Team”

The dire reality of climate change challenges us to remake society…quickly. If we fail, we’ll suffer destruction on a global scale. But this threat is also a great opportunity to create a new world rooted in community and ecological balance. How do we join Mother Earth’s Transition Team? What shifts are needed and what actions do we need to take? How do we nurture resilient communities locally and create justice globally to heal our world?

RITUAL
“Winter’s Dream Spiral Dance”

After the workshop & a delicious organic meal, we will anticipate the longest night of the year with a Winter’s Dream ritual & Spiral Dance led by Starhawk & Reclaiming LA. Join us in sacred space as we dance the spiral, celebrate community, and rebirth ourselves and our world. (In support of those in recovery, this ritual is drug/alcohol free.)

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TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
http://starhawklosangeles2013.eventbrite.com/

ORDER NOW FOR ADVANCE TICKET DISCOUNTS!

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PRICING
Workshop + Ritual + Meal
$60 Adv. | $75 at the Door

Workshop + Ritual [No Meal]
$50 Adv. | $65 at the Door

Workshop + Meal
$45 Adv. | $60 at the Door

Workshop Only [No Meal]
$35 Adv. | $50 at the Door

Ritual + Meal
$30 Adv. | $45 at the Door

Ritual Only
$20 Adv. | $25 at the Door

MORE INFO
reclaimingla@gmail.com
crosspollinatela@gmail.com

http://www.reclaimingla.org
http://www.crosspollinate.me

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Cross Pollinate LA Sun Sep 8, 2013 at Fais Do Do!

http://www.crosspollinate.me

GAIA GROVE music social evening at Cross Pollinate LA, Fais Do Do Sun Sep 8, 2013!

Divine music & fantastic food will be delivered in the evening social, with a chance for even more networking open to both men & women from 5PM until 8PM.

All who attend the workshop receive entrance into the evening portion. However, if you would like to come for music & socializing, but not the networking portion, those tickets are available for $10 via our ticket page. The evening will feature the sublime musical talents of Amy Clarke, Courtney Freed,  Ben Gould, & Steven Wynbrandt, with guest artists sprinkled throughout.

 

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Amy Clarke, Gaia Grove & Guests ~ Swan Ryder, Brittany Rose, Ben Gould & Charles-Herman-Wurmfeld ~ more TBA  Soulful songstress Amy Clarke crafts eclectic music with lyrical depth & planetary consciousness. An award-winning songwriter who mixes classical training with global rhythms, she is a dynamic stage presence – from solo voice, grand piano, & percussion, to jamming with guest artists, or experimenting on her synth keyboard. She has toured around the country from the House of Blues, SXSW, Viper Room, The White House & The Bitter End to Burning Man & The Alchemy Conference & shared stages with diverse & inspirational artists such as Starhawk, Poe, Occupy Love, Amrita Sen, Brothers’ Brothers,  Miranda Rondeau, Dave Greene (Joe Walsh, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Stonefeather, Temple of Visions & Sacred Spaces Village at Burning Man 2010. Amy played an impromptu set at Lilith 2010 & was appointed Social Media Ambassador by Terry McBride of Nettwerk for the penultimate Lilith show in her hometown Washington, DC, interviewing Sarah McLachlan, the Indigo Girls, Butterfly Boucher, Courtyard Hounds, Lissie & more backstage. She is finishing her full-length album project  in Silver Lake, CA for a 2013 release.   “Beautiful, magical, original” – Mary Ishimoto Morris, The Washington Post

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AmyClarkeMusic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyclarke  ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/amyclarke YouTube: http://www.yotube.com/scorpfaery

Gaia Grove Founded by Amy Clarke, after countless underground events in Washington, DC, then moving humble roots from a Williamsburg, Brooklyn backyard to its current Silver Lake center (located in Los Angeles, CA), Gaia Grove is a living web dedicated to helping heal the earth, living in greater harmony with nature, and educating on sustainability, balance, equality, and justice for all. Gaia Grove produces events advancing the ideas, practice, and development of socially responsible artistry and living. Gaia Grove’s members include artists, musicians, DJs, entrepreneurs, photographers, writers, directors, shamans, gardeners, activists, dancers, farmers, visionaries, teachers, poets, healers, dreamers & more.  Gaia Grove is vibrant, evolving and ripe with possibility.

1149655_694167171827_880627655_oCourtney Freed Strong, passionate, vivacious and daring, Courtney Freed is a dynamic vocalist in a class all her own. She committed to sharing her talents with the world through song and story.  http://www.courtneyfreed.com  Facebook Page: Courtney Freed Music    Twitter: @courtneyfreed    Instagram: courtneyjoyfreed    http://www.reverbnation.com/courtneyfreedmusic

Steven Wynbrandt ~ coming soon Steven Wynbrandt BioDynamic Farm ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/swynbrandt/sets/72157629733978418/

Olivia Walder & Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RamblinRoseShop Olivia Walder is a Los Angeles based midwestern transplant who does way too many things, including work as a graphic designer, stylist, painter, jewelry maker and a forager and herbalist in training. Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary is collection of herbal concoctions created by Olivia Walder. All of the herbs used in the products are either organic, wild harvested, or grown by Olivia herself. Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary was born of Olivia’s interest in herbs as source of knowledge and understanding of our history, as source of empowerment, and for the purpose of celebrating the wonders of herbs!  http://www.oliviawalder.com

Sparky the Dragon Oven ~ Dinner for sale on site by Ray Cirino & His Dragon Oven, Sparky!   Live art, crafts & vending as well ~

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Cross Pollinate LA Sun Sep 8, 2013 at Fais Do Do!