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Our new CD, Thousands of Miles – David Close & Char Sundust

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David and I are honored to celebrate the release of our offering, “Thousands of Miles.” It has been an inspiration and delight to work with such a visionary artist.   Collaborating with David has been a blessing and I treasure his gifts and insight. It was interesting, when I talked about the cover art, he saw a hummingbird, and we decided to call the CD, “Thousands of Miles.” My mother did the cover art, and Amber took the photo. The love, purpose and focus of each human being involved matched that of the hummingbirds – migrating naturally from home to home over thousands of miles...

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Fall 2015 Letter from Char

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I have seen cedar waxwings pass berries to one another—each small body the color of sunrise-- with the little red marks like sealing wax on the tips of their wings. I have seen presidents, and leaders of corporations, organizations, and universities extend such generosity of spirit-- to make one feel invited-- such as having an open door policy, to offering your favorite cup of tea. In these places, you feel cared for, wanted, and respected. I have seen children bring such curiosity as to how flowers bloom, birds fly, trees grow, and other questions ; while holding an expression of consternation about someone far older. “Why did they cut down that tree?” “How come that lady or man was so mean?” “How come little Jonny’s mom won’t let me come over and play?” We could say it’s the world, and that it manifests all of its dark and light configurations in the human spirit. If we effort-less, we find the answers are easier than we make them. The question is, do we respect ourselves? Are we kind to ourselves and to those in our environment? Are we curious about others, or have we already made up our minds? Generosity of spirit is one of the clear indicators of leadership. Hospitality is a form of generosity, and expresses itself through the cross-cultural ways that every continent extends as honor and respect. Hospitality is one. The capacity for deep listening, and curiosity is another. I haven’t met a person yet who doesn’t want the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Other extensions of honor and respect are giveaways. There is no culture in the world that does not gift. Gifts of flowers are given on every continent as extensions of love and honor of a person or event. We have so many ways to express our authenticity; to come out of our posturing, our self-righteousness and our isolation–– and really see one another. We have ways to communicate who we are and to maintain our curiosity, or as Angeles Arrien used to say, “To track that our curiosity is greater than our criticality.” And the great truth that if we have a highly developed judge and self-critic-- waiting to be claimed is our compassionate nature— and it really means, we have compassion work to do. What can we do to deepen and develop in our hospitality to our self; to...

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Char at East West Book Shop- Fri. Aug. 28th, 2015- 7:30- 9 PM

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]     Fri., Aug. 28th, 2015    7:30- 9 PM We all have our ancestors to thank. How do we thank them if we don't know how to make contact? How can we make reparation, bring healing? What our ancestors or parents have not reconciled gets passed down until we can face, embrace, and heal the less-than-becoming patterns. How do we return to right relationship with ourselves? How do we contact the wisdom, power, and healing available from our ancestors at all times? Join us for an evening with CHAR SUNDUST. $25 Register Now! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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