Perhaps I should change the subtitle of this blog to "luscious jazz, vegan and spiritual musings" - I can't tell you what a great experience the "I Can Do It" conference was this past weekend. Got to meet one of my heroes - Wayne Dyer - and he signed my book! Wayne was kindly chatting with and autographing books for fans outside the Convention Centre.
Other autographs: Colette Baron Reid - a heroine of mine - who went off script and actually did readings of the audience in the John Bassett Theatre - she provided one of the most profound experiences of the event - her "forgiveness" meditation caused a lot of spontaneous eruptions of tears for everyone - including me - helped me release some of my grief on my mom's passing two years ago.
Further inspiration: Michael Chase - a new Hay House author - "Am I Being Kind" provided a dynamic session - got his autograph too...and Denise Linn - who did past life regression meditations - we broke into groups of 6 or 7...I think it was either that or the large numbers of people (and their germs) causing me to feel a little sick over the past couple of days - this is apparently not an unusual effect.
Michael Chase signing his book at left.
Doreen Virtue was a gentle, heaven sent keynote speaker - accompanied by Mark on keyboards while we surrounded by the angels.
I find it interesting that so many of these people have a dark background - meaning abuse, drug addiction etc. I guess they believe that in the words of Winston Churchill .."when you are going through hell.....keep going". It's either up or out.
While I was there I went over to visit Dan and the guys at Azure and saw a steady stream of bold print authors going into one of the private dining areas - including Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson.
I'm off to a screening of "Forks Over Knives" tonight - a veg doc and thus far not much jazz to report but I will keep you updated...