What’s your dream? What’s your dream for the world? That’s the question at the heart of our lives here when we’re awake enough to ask it. It’s the question Salassie the shaman asks the children at the end of the “Nandita’s Dream” book. My dreams have changed and grown. As I’ve fulfilled them more have flowered and become
More fruit, more seed, more growing and becoming. Our dreams create the world. Our dreams change. The world changes. I love Oz the tree in Nandita’s Dream. Oz says near the end, “Love has freedom at it’s roots.” I think it’s important to allow our dreams to fulfill and our dreams to change – maybe to expect it for ourselves and others. Expansion thrives on it.
I think what I most adored about the Olympics was the global diversity, sharing our uniqueness and alikeness as people. What a celebration, what a wonder…I love the mix of life on this planet. I love the opportunities to create. I think that’s why I enjoy the fusion that comes in making music with the likes of Sura Susso, Sheema Mukherjee, and Black Umfolosi. Our creativity in meeting and the unique nature of our individual music.
So Annie Lennox’s voice was pure gold in the closing ceremony and Brian May’s rock guitar was beyond anything I’ve heard from a rock guitarist. How did he do it? I once saw Ryoko play piano live in Dartington Hall. When she ran out of keys her fingers continued to play on in the air. She was playing what she could hear and somehow I felt I could hear it too, vibrationally. She took us there with her. I love that these musicians take us somewhere new. Huge thanks to them, to the atheletes, volunteers and creators of the olympics and all who inspire us by living their dreams.
I realise Nandita’s Dream celebration launch is itself a manifestation of the dreams many of us have for the world and the children of the world. As we all sang and talked and gathered our traditions into a new synthesis and celebrated our uniqueness and our togetherness it was such a beautiful meeting of hearts. And the book and CD are just the beginning of an adventure.
The children are taking hold of this and bringing their own new dreams, wishes and knowing while we can support them in being their own wisdom. Here’s Susannah Darling Khan holding up a picture of Memon the wise elder in Nandita’s Dream who tells the story of Source and why we all came to earth. I also want to acknowledge my time with Abraham-Hicks and the answering of some of my questions.
The launch celebration for Nandita’s Dream book and CD was amazing. Black Umfolosi on the last day of their 30th anniversary tour in fantastic voice with Sura Susso on Kora and Lawrence Kelson on cajon, children from the album singing with us and all the people at the party too. Jacqueline Lawes, co-author of Nandita’s Dream was there, Susannah Darling-Khan, Melanie, Tom and Rose who hosted it, Dorrie Joy, Joyaa, Drum and Alice Carfrae, Ruby, Angela and many children and adults.The openhearted joy and love for the children in the world which is at the heart of this project overflowed into something amazing. The global nature of this dream being realised really came home to me. The first book reviews touched Jacqueline and I deeply. Thank you everyone for sharing this offering with us. Heart like a flower – big, gentle and open.
I can see it rushing down catching rainbows in the light. Makes me think about Nandita’s climb up the cliff face to the crystal cave as well.
So all Nandita’s amazing adventures, all those wonderful characters illustrated by Dorrie Joy are out in the world. Just like Nandita bringing her dreams back to the waking world and transforming it. Wow. If you are inspired and like it, please review it. Also great if you can buy in next few days to boost our Amazon rating.
Great news this morning. The book Nandita’s Dream will be available to download from Amazon this Saturday 4th.
It’s a jewel of a moment, pure joy really. Speaking of joy, I decided to put in more of Dorrie Joy’s exquisite paintings so they can emanate with the energy too. We know many children have been wishing for this book and are so glad to be offering it.
The adventures are rooted in our times and trusting your heart’s wisdom and being connected with your true spirit. Nandita’s quicksilver being is inspirational and really “Nandita’s Dream” is about all of us!
Ps There’s free software available such as kindle previewer if you haven’t a kindle so you can still read the book.
Olympics dawns. I loved the bell ringing this morning. Also happy realising Sheema Mukherjee’s “Bending the Dark” was commissioned for the Olympics and Imagined Village will be performing it.
I’ve seen them perform the piece live and it was awesome. Eliza Carthy powerhouse on fiddle, Martin Carthy, Simon Emmerson et al… a wonderful blend of Indian raga, British folk, creative fusion and what can be imagined. My Goddess daughter Annie and I kept playing it as we drove up on Dartmoor. She adores it. “Songs from Nandita’s Dream” featuring Sheema is up.
The full album can be downloaded from CD Baby. Oh yes and Nandita’s Dream the book for 8-10 year olds (with a lot of grownups loving it too), is available on Amazon and Apple – ipad etc, next week. The music downloads too. It’s my Dad’s birthday today. Great to be with him and I’m loving the synchronicity of that with the Olympics. Such an expansive celebration!
I am in awe of Dorrie Joy’s paintings. She is such a dreamer and manifester of beautiful beings with her art. So the children love the paintings she has given us for the Nandita’s Dream book. They want to know does Amon (the wise elder) have grandchildren. How does Tess (the green girl) merge with trees. Is this story true? I say what do you think? Some yes, some no.
Salassie talks about that at the end of the book. Michael asks “is this story true?”
“as true as any dream and our dreams make the world,” answers Salassie.
Salssie is the Rainbow Butterfly Man, the whistling shaman, the storyteller.