We need true peace. We need the power of that peace to transform the world we find ourselves in, together- and as individuals. There is no time for complacency, the call is urgent and clear. People are angry and afraid, let’s not be one of those people, let us enter the deepest parts of ourselves and heal this world from the inside out. This is a collective effort hinging on the clarity of each person. The consciousness becomes rarified when we turn the light inward, on ourselves. The solutions are there and only there. Never can we solve anything but by reaching the roots. This Mount Shasta Retreat will be different than the others. It’s a guided journey inward, it’s not about any stage on the outside but the stage on the inside. There must be joy and balance. We will enter the silence of the soul and then the ecstasy of that sound, over and over. A transformation will occur. This is a collective calling. When people come together for a cause a great healing power is generated. Yes, people are protesting and yes people are meditating. People are crying and people are singing. Within each person this all is occurring. The Mount Shasta Retreat is about wielding the greatest power for the greatest cure. Love isn’t easy to reach somehow, sometimes. The love I mean is the love that rises inside the dark places like a flame that cannot be extinguished. The love that vanquishes the suffering. The love that soothes and is ever present, once the noise on the outside subsides. That is where the music, the song and the dance are born from. That is the natural state of being the vessel of truth. The truth is, big love is waiting and this big love needs a voice and a body. This love is way bigger than us as individuals- but we can tap into it and we can ride the wave and we can embody it’s grace. This is the path of discipleship, not to a person but to an ideal discipline that you yourself must discover. This is way the jewel begins to turn and cast its rainbow life on the world all around us. To purify the mind and use the voice as if it were the body of Avalokateshvara himself. As if you are Tara, his tear of compassion. The music the song and dance are heard in the celestial silence. We are the receivers, the translators, and the modern day prophets of harmony.