My name is Alana Levandoski, and I composed the music to this Tennyson poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, published in 1850. It is from a requiem entitled In Memoriam, written for his sister’s fiancé, who died very suddenly that year.
I am a song and chant writer who has been described by one listener as “the love child of Emmylou Harris and a desert Abba”,
Here I am…
You can get to know a bit more about me later… in the meantime, please ring in the New Year with these words of longing and hope.
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Thank-you for listening,
PS- Have you seen the new music video for Ring Out, Wild Bells yet? You can watch it on facebook by clicking here. You can watch it on youtube by clicking here.
Many of werre given confusing messages about our bodies from our traditions. In the past 100 years, we have been learning a lot about how all that works — things that even some of our Sacred Texts didn’t know about. My new book Being is about what I discovered about my trauma and how to heal myself by paying attention to what is going on in my body.
It has been a while since I wrote a blog post on this site. Most of my blogs are now on Patheos. If you haven’t been, there, make sure and check it out. Also, my new web site points to all of my stuff including this site, so make sure and check there often.
But I wanted to tell you about what is coming next!
A couple of years ago, I went through one of the toughest periods of my life. Earlier this year, I decided to document my experience and talk about the healing I found. Through a process called focusing that helped me address the shadow issues in my life, I was able to begin a long journey toward authenticity and presence.
The possibilities for this are endless, and I can’t wait to see how big it is!
At the moment, there are four groups going through The Being Journeyand experiencing the book, the companion guide and the focusing method.
This may be one of the most important things I have ever shared with the general population. Focusing has changed the course of my life and helped me deal with the trauma that was stored in my body. This shadow work is what helps me be present and authentic.
Anita is She is completing her first book “Kamikaze Yogi: and has been sharing her signature-style of Jesus yoga at conferences and festivals for over 8 years now. She lives in South Jersey with her husband of 27 years and her adult children attend Syracuse U. Anita runs retreats for women to experience the freedom Christ has to offer in claiming their embodied souls. You can try this style of practice for yourself on the podcast “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere” because at the end of the day, God’s healing, grace and peace are poured out abundantly for us all to live a life of flourishing.
Over the past couple of years, Alexander John Shaia has become a close friend to me. I now have the pleasure of being a part of Shaia Sophia House publishing (an imporint of Quor) and am part of their transformation group of authors. Alexander has been doing this for decasdes and has developed transformational groups all over the world. Even during the pandemic, he had developed groups that are transformation in Nature. Please listen to what this important leader has to say.
Dr. Paul is one of my best friends. He is also one of my spiritual directors. Over the years, he has faithfully led me with grace, compassion and wisdom. I can’t remember the specifics of what we talked about in this episode, but it’s always good!