Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

march 28 concert and cd release party

Spirit First is pleased to announce it will host a concert and CD release party on March 28, 2009, featuring Felicia Rose.

“Inspirational” is the clearest way to describe the music of Felicia Rose. Since 1989, she has been captivating audiences worldwide with her unique blend of soulful ballads, alternative rock, and angelic mystique. Focused on Love and Inner Truth, Felicia’s music is divinely guided by a Higher Source. In the middle of a powerful vision quest, Felicia was struck by an enlightening message that forever changed her course in life. During a direct communication with a humpback whale, she was told to sing and that a voice would come. Having never sung nor played an instrument before, Felicia followed the directive. She could not have imagined the blessing of musical talent she came to know from following the direction of that voice.

Felicia Rose is an amazing talent destined for far greater recognition, and Spirit First is honored to sponsor this concert to mark the beginning of her CD tour, the release of her CD "Indigo."

Spirit First presents Felicia Rose on March 28 at the Takoma Park Chapel, a metaphysical chapel in Silver Spring, Maryland (a lovely chapel not far from my home that I am honored to attend). Food and fellowship will follow the performance of the evening. Please contact Diana Christine at today to reserve your seat. Donations are requested but not required. Please join us for an amazing evening of music and spiritual connection. This is an event for the entire family!

Please come...I look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, February 13, 2009

new logo for Spirit First

I am so very pleased to present our brand-new symbol, the new logo for Spirit First. Our design comes from a brilliant young writer and artist, 25-year-old Kat at Jumping Into Life. Thank you, Kat, for your beauty and your light, and thank you to my logo development team for your unfailing support. I am so very pleased with what you all have brought forth.

And now, here is the symbol for Spirit First:

Monday, February 09, 2009

Our first retreat

Spirit First is happy to announce it will presents its 2009 Spring Retreat at Wellspring Retreat Center in Germantown, Maryland, on May 8—May 10. (This will be Spirit First's very first retreat!)

May 8—May 10, 2009
Mystic, yoga leader, and
award-winning author of
Peace, Power, and Presence,
New Zealander Jonathan brings
to the Washington, D.C., area.

If you are new to Yoga or
you are an advanced practitioner,
this retreat is for you!

May 8, 6 p.m. through May 10, 3 p.m.
$250 includes full 2 1/2-day program, 2 nights of accommodations, and all meals (whole, healthful, vegetarian). For more information or to register, email Diana at or call 301-565-2438.

If you desire conscious participation in the awakening of your true nature—as a whole & healthy Being—this workshop will benefit you. Part discourses, part active meditations, and part yoga asana and kriyas (internal energy practice), this is an opportunity for you to feel intimately empowered and at home within the very depths of your Heart...within your body, mind, and emotions...within your life right now.

Find your Freedom—Find your Peace

Wellspring Retreat Center
11411 Neelsville Church Road
Germantown, MD 20876

Friday, February 06, 2009

In the beginning I had no idea what Spirit First would become. It started as simply a feeling, a feeling and a name, so I called it by its name: Spirit First. It wasn't until at least two years later on a Saturday morning in March that I imagined a vision of a meditation retreat center with quiet walking trails, fragrant gardens, outdoor labyrinths, and sanctuaries of every major discipline, and in that moment I knew it would carry the name Spirit First. Still, though, I did not know what I would be able to accomplish or what might unfold, and I did not know what Spirit First would become.

Last year when I commited to this vision and officially organized a new nonprofit, I still wasn't sure what Spirit First would become. Even if I thought I knew what she would become, I had no idea what all it would be that I needed to do. However, I always knew what the next step needed to be, and somehow knowing one next step was enough. Each step I took always led me to knowing the next step (it might be nice to know the end at the beginning, but some journeys just don't work that way!).

I still don't know for sure what Spirit First will become, but I love what she is becoming already . Much has been stirring, and during the next several days I will announce some of what is happening in the coming weeks.

In these busy days of planning, I find myself practicing the words of Francis of Assisi...

Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~ Francis of Assisi

photography by permission

madalina diaconu

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

If we have not quiet in our minds,
outward comfort will do no more for us
than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.

~ John Bunyan

photography by permission
madalina diaconu