Send Us Your Visions for a Peaceful Future!!

 

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Hey TRIBE!

There has been a lot of talk this week about remembering and memorializing. Without getting into the larger conversation of what a peaceful world could be like, a world without territorial wars resulting in devastating loss, I would like to encourage all of you to think about how the gift of imagination might be used to change the quality of every day.

The artist is an alchemist. If we place our attention on creating images of harmony, a world in which creative decision making and problem solving are the norm, and where global consciousness means that we are truly ONE, is it possible that the conversation about war and conquering might radically shift?

I would like to ask you to spend five minutes each day this next week sitting in an awareness of plenty, envisioning a world that works for everyone. I would like to ask you to enlist the efforts of your children and families and friends in imagining this kind of world. What would it look like? What would people do with all of the time they would have when they stopped trying to defend a border?

I would love to see your drawings and read your poems and songs and watch your YouTube videos on the topic Creating a Memory of Peace: Remembering from the Future. Zjaneg@gmail.com is where to send them.

Holding you all in a field of limitless possibility,

Peace out,

Jane
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Keeping Tribealive.org Alive

 

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Dear Friends,

A friend said something in response to looking at the T.R.I.B.E. website that I think is right to the point. He said that the language is strong, and the philosophy strong, but how do you make that tangible in the world?
Bingo.

For over three months, T.R.I.B.E. held weekly gatherings at Raw Space Gallery in Harlem.
The gatherings were inspirational and transformational. They each begin with a guided meditation, then move on to a live performance from some genre. Some of those we have featured included an improvisational jazz violinist, a live drip painting created in real time, a ballet piece by a lead dancer from the Akun ballet, a monologue delivered by an actor, the presentation of many works of visual or performing art, These were all tied together by praise poet Caraid O’Brien’s preparation for the talk, which is delivered by me.

The artists upon whom I drew for my message include Kandinsky, Louise Bourgeois, Jesus, Buddha,Carl Jung, Vincent Van Gogh, Stanislavsky, Stravinsky and more. I also teach a great deal from the Nagg Hammadi Scrolls, the Bible, and other wisdom texts.
After my talk, we invite the artists of the day to join me in a conversation about a depth topic. One week we discussed resilience, another healing from loss, another the artist’s role in the political. It always ties back to the theme of the day.

People had epiphanies, began to build community and even expressed a feeling that recovery from deep wounds seemed possible through the weaving together of spiritual practice, live art, reflection, an inspirational talk and the encouragement of those of like mind.

So that is how we make it tangible in the world.
We moved to a Midtown rehearsal studio for an electric event on April 28th, and after that we have heard from so many of you.
You want us to continue meeting.
Some of you said you had been praying for something like this, and others of you said this was what church should be like.

We are thrilled to hear from all of you.

We agree.

We know now that T.R.I.B.E. works.

It seems like a once a month gathering is the perfect thing.
The plan includes other gatherings in between the monthly big one, but we don’t want to give too much away yet.

Here is the point.
In order to continue, to find a stable home in a central location in NYC, and to meet monthly, we need to raise the funds to support the great model.

That is the answer to my friend’s question.
We have the model, and the way we make it tangible in the world, is to raise the funds to support the work.

If twenty more people sign up to be a weekly contributor by clicking on the Donate button, we will begin to have a start.

The button is on this page, on our website, tribealive.org. It takes on a few minutes to establish an account.

If we had a hundred people sign up to be weekly supporters…well we could really rock this thing:)

I developed this model over years of work in California and at salons in NYC, and it is exciting and meaningful beyond belief for me to be so close to really seeing it take off on both coasts.

I would love nothing more than to host you in a movement of creativity and Spirit so dynamic that our world would be really changed for the better by the expression.

Write me if you need specifics at zjaneg@gmail.com

We have a bottom line figure for committing to a monthly gathering.
We have a great place in mind for our NYC gatherings, and an amazing year of topics ready to roll.

Keep creating friends.
Then share the gift,

Peace out,
Jane
zjaneg@gmail.com
http://www.tribealive.org

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T.R.I.B.E. What’s Next? We want to hear from you!

T.R.I.B.E.

 

 

Hello Friends,
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After an absolutely wonderful event on April 28th, I have done much reflection about what comes next. It is clear to me that there is both a need and a want for what has emerged as T.R.I.B.E. The responses via e-mail and phone calls have been very moving and exciting too:) I honestly cannot overstate my gratitude for ALL of the wonderful help and support and encouragement along the way. The creation of T.R.I.B.E. has been a life long journey. I feel a great sense of gratitude and relief about having the opportunity to birth this idea that has been working me for so long.

And now I need to hear from you. I would like to know how many people feel this project is something they would like to become a part of. More specifically, what is that project? If we decide to do a…

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T.R.I.B.E. What’s Next? We want to hear from you!

 

 

Hello Friends,
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After an absolutely wonderful event on April 28th, I have done much reflection about what comes next. It is clear to me that there is both a need and a want for what has emerged as T.R.I.B.E. The responses via e-mail and phone calls have been very moving and exciting too:) I honestly cannot overstate my gratitude for ALL of the wonderful help and support and encouragement along the way. The creation of T.R.I.B.E. has been a life long journey. I feel a great sense of gratitude and relief about having the opportunity to birth this idea that has been working me for so long.

And now I need to hear from you. I would like to know how many people feel this project is something they would like to become a part of. More specifically, what is that project? If we decide to do a real launch of T.R.I.B.E., we will need to raise funds to sustain the work of project development, find a regular and appropriate place to meet once a month, as well as develop a tribal council of leaders who really want this to come forth.

Recently, my friend Najuma Smith Pollard began a ministry in California. After leading a weekly bible study, the regular attendees of that group decided that they were ready to support her and her husband in launching a full ministry.

That is the way these projects need to happen. It can’t just be that a leader has an idea. There has to be a group that feels it matters to the quality of their lives to support the work and make it happen.

Over the next two weeks, I will be listening.

Please click here to email me your thoughts and feelings.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. No matter what, I am thrilled that the gift I came to NYC to deliver has been given. I went into ministry in response to the death from AIDS of so many of my dear ones in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, and last week I was able to bring the ministry full circle and welcome the dear ones back as ancestors. It was great.

Beyond that, I am not sure where this goes next, but I know the answer always shows itself if we let ourselves truly be still and know. Tell me what you are feeling. I will be listening and no matter what, I know we will all be blessed by having connected.

Keep creating,

Sending love across the quantum field,
Jane
zjaneg@gmail.com

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We did it!!

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T.R.I.B.E. Newsletter –
May 1, 2014

TRIBEALIVE.ORG

“If you bring forth what is within you,
what you bring forth will save you.”
-Book of Thomas

To my friends, colleagues supporters,

There is no way I can thank you for coming to be a part of an utterly ambitious evening of T.R.I.B.E., but I shall try.

Thank you 🙂

What a night it was!! Even glaring fluorescent lights, unplugged projectors and missing participants could not dampen the warmth and creativity and community and meaning, and excellence and mastery and magic…and excitement in the room.

I want to thank the silent angels who made the thing really happen at the nuts and bolts level. Jeffrey Lepinske, Caraid O’Brien, Eleni Yalanis, Eduardo Vanzini, Norbert Norman, Barbara Fiscarel,Greg Halpen, Michele Campbell, Karen Osit, Mansoor Sabbagh, Stuart Ross, Debra Barsha, Niki Berg, Graham Haynes, Sally Sockwell, Ada Maris, Jyn Van Putten…and did i mention Jeffrey Lepinske? Thank you , bless you. You made something wonderful happen.

Something about the other night made me think about this story.

I once auditioned for Jimmy Coco and Will Holt for a Broadway musical (Platinum). For a callback, they asked me to learn a song overnight, a pop rock tune…I not only had my own show that night, but my accompanist was busy, so Fyvish Finkel’s son Elliot, a classical pianist, worked with me. It was really crazy for me to even try to learn the piece, but I was up for the challenge.

Needless to say it was sort of a train wreck of an audition…Elliot was playing Rachmaninoff and I was trying to sing a Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. tune. When the astonishing musical moment ended, there was a stunned silence…and then the darling Jimmy Coco said, “Kid, You have got guts.”

You know what? It takes guts to get our art out there. It takes guts to keep listening to the voice of the creative genius in each of us when we are bombarded by so much pressure to make a living.

TRIBE is about focusing our energies in the direction of opening to that gift, being inspired by each other’s journeys, and making us better able to stand in the power of our gift in the marketplace too!
It is about celebrating each other’s triumphs, and learning from our griefs and disappointments. It is about connecting to the sacred role of the artist, and using that gift, that sacred gift, to transform the world.

The question I asked the other night, I will ask again, is this:

“What is it in you, that YOU are longing to bring forth?”

I trust you felt something of the gift I was endeavoring to deliver Monday evening.
Imagine what it will be like with a Stage Manager and crew!

We are ready for a place to meet ..(.a theatre seems right), for skilled folks to offer their talents to get us rocking and rolling. It is our intention to meet a couple more times over the summer while we build infrastructure and then to real launch right after Labor Day.

I am happy to meet with a group of your friends in your living room to talk about the idea, to spend an inspirational couple of hours, and to hear how you might help.
We need to support the venture financially, and we are open to all of your ideas about how we might do that.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this wild adventure.
Stay tuned for the word about our next gathering. Can’t wait to get to know you!!

Bring forth what is within you…It will save you…and that will save the world.

With love,

Jane

 

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