I feel that we all desire Unconditional Love, however, at some point along the human continuum we humans started to believe that Unconditional Love was something received, something given, an act. I believe that Unconditional Love is the same as God, the same force that was in action during what we call the Big Bang and what continues to seemingly move the cosmos away from each other at accelerating rates. And the toughest one to grasp (maybe the most important), Unconditional Love is even present during the most tragic events one can think of. Unconditional Love cannot be taken away, created, or destroyed. It is the beginning and the end, the dark and the light and so on and so forth. What we must strive to do is to live our lives, purposes, challenges, growth opportunities dialed into the frequency. What is prayer, meditation, acts of kindness, compassion, gratitude, joy, and peace? They are expressions of the frequency of Unconditional Love. All the signs that evolved i.e. religions, yoga, gurus, prophets were meant to point people to that unconditional frequency, daily and always in the present.
Life is meant to be a dance of Love (nothing more fun than this!) The moments that we tune off the frequency, we feel thirsty in our heart, etc. The second we tune back in, we feel content in our hearts... And remember, even when we are tuned off the frequency, Unconditional Love remains present, waiting for us to tune back in. The ways of practicing tuning in and staying on the frequency are as many as the number of people who have walked on this planet. Peace!
Source: MSNBC - 80-year-old Aldrin did indeed throw in his version of the ‘moonwalk.’ If only "Dancing with the Stars" were more about the stars than about the dancing. Then moonwalker Buzz Aldrin may have very well topped the judges' scoreboard at the end of Monday's night's two-hour show premiere on ABC.
"I remember sitting at home in England watching you walking on the moon and being amazed, not only at the technology, but the braveness of you guys for going up there for the first time," judge Len Goodman gushed after watching Aldrin with his partner Ashly Costa dance the Cha-cha-cha to The Spinners' song "Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time."
"How can I possibly criticize a hero and a legend?" asked fellow judge Bruno Tonioli.
"You know what is great about this show is that it inspires people at home to get out and do things that they might be afraid of," added judge Carrie Ann Inaba. "You inspired a ton of people tonight."
Alas, inspiration aside, Aldrin's routine left the judges less than impressed.
"I want to commend you for your bravery for coming out tonight," Goodman, a British professional ballroom dancer, remarked. "Unfortunately, I cannot give marks for bravery, just the dancing, and that wasn't too good unfortunately."
"You did a cha-cha-cha, it was actually a cha-cha-cha [but] it looked like you still had your moon boots on," said Italian choreographer Tonioli. "Let's say it is going to get better next week."
Tonioli and Inaba gave Aldrin a score of 5 each. Goodman awarded the moonwalker a 4, giving Aldrin 14 points out of a possible 30, which was the lowest score of the evening.
Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger scored the highest with 25 points, with gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek close behind at 23 points.
A moonwalker moonwalks - That's not to say everyone agreed with the judges.
Even before he danced, Aldrin was cheered on by a videotaped by fellow astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
"Buzz, we know you're an original moonwalker but can you still do this move?" Expedition 23 flight engineer T.J. Creamer said as he performed a weightless back flip. "All the best from the International Space Station!"
The studio audience applauded the video from space and Aldrin's dance moves.
A cutaway shot revealed that among those cheering was actor Tim Allen. Though it wasn't stated, Allen voices the animated "Toy Story" astronaut Buzz Lightyear, who was named after the real moonwalker-turned-dancer.
Aldrin also drew the attention of those watching the live broadcast on TV, as became evident when his name began trending on the Twitter online social network.
Many of the 140-character notes joked about Aldrin doing the moonwalk, the dance move made famous by the late singer Michael Jackson.
The joke didn't escape the show's producers either.
At the start of the broadcast, host Tom Bergeron referred to Aldrin as "an American icon who moonwalked years before anyone did it to music."
For his part, Aldrin didn't disappoint: he did indeed perform the moonwalk, though he gave it his own style.
"Was that a little moonwalk I saw?" judge Inaba asked the astronaut.
"That was," confirmed Aldrin with a smile.
Down but not out - Aldrin will have another chance to improve his score when he dances again next week. The scores from the first two weeks will then be combined.
The judges' scores however are not the only input that will decide if Aldrin goes on in the competition. Viewers vote for their favorites by phone, text message and on ABC's website.
The contestant with the lowest combined score from the judges and viewer votes is eliminated during the "results show," a separate broadcast on the Tuesday following the competition night.
Costa, a professional dancer who performed on "Dancing with the Stars" first three seasons, described what it was that concerned her about Aldrin during a taped segment of Monday's live show.
"For an 80-year-old, Buzz is in great shape physically. I'm more concerned about him memorizing all these steps."
Aldrin, who appeared to be counting his steps out loud as he danced, admitted it was a difficulty.
"It used to take two times to remember something, now it's 20," he said, but warned about counting him out.
"People may have a tendency to underestimate me," said Aldrin, "but watch out, here I come."
Source: Ecorazzi - Obama HOPE Musical Finally Makes Watching Sarah Palin Enjoyable
"Dear Germany, I love you. Premiering in Frankfurt on January 17th, “HOPE-The Obama Musical Story” is exactly the way Broadway would prefer American politics played out on television. The musical focuses on the electoral and general elections, in blended English and German, with an international cast and American composer. There’s even a nice Sarah Palin number where she gets her groove on amid a stage of fishnet-wearing go-go girls. Hilarious."
Sunday, January 31, 7:00 pm - Mystical Music and Dance of the Middle East- A feast for the senses, celebrating the ancient rich cultures of the three Abrahamic Faiths.
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Featuring: the stunning vocalist Najwa Gibran, Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian and folkloric dancers Maya Karasso and Miriam Peretz
Location: All Saints Church - 132 North Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Admission: Suggested Donation $20 - For more information: Call Norma Sigmund at 626-583-2734
Over the Summer, I had the privilege of being invited to the Yuval Ron Ensemble concert in Brentwood. When I heard that they often toured with trained dancers I knew that I was in for a treat, but I had no idea just how moving the Judeo-Arabic influenced rhythms and vocals could be. In addition to the mesmerizing music, the oral stories told by Yuval and others had so much depth and meaning for my personal journey that a few times I felt like my higher Self was talking directly to me. Yuval and I have since become good friends and spend a lot of our time sharing music of the worlds and discussing world peace and coexistence amongst peoples and nations.
This concert in Pasadena is NOT TO BE MISSED!!! I will be there with a huge group of friends and I would love to have you join us in celebrating life through inspirational music from various cultures of the world.
You must watch the trailer below for their latest release of the Seeker of Truth DVD and CD: