We recently caught up with Pixie to chat about the upcoming Manifestival. A festival she has curated taking place in Dundalk on Friday 20 – Monday 23 May
We are thrilled to announce the beginning of our special Positive Nights series: The Creativity Series. During this sequence of art-themed events, we will be speaking to directors, actors, artists and other creative luminaries about their artistic process.
Our first guest is the acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan. We will be chatting to Michael on Thursday March 11th at 7.30 p.m. Irish time (GMT). If you live outside the GMT zone, do check what this will be in your local time zone. The link and login details will be sent to all ticket holders the day beforehand, and a replay will be sent the following morning, so don’t worry if you can’t make it live.
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, write and multi-instrumentalist, drawing inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European music, and folklore. With the voice of a lark, she dances nimbly between Child Ballads and 17th Ccntury Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs from Scotland, and old Bulgarian mountain wails.
As this year draws to a close, many people’s thoughts are turning towards warmer days ahead … and if you’re looking for a getaway with a difference in 2019, we have a great suggestion for you. Learn all about the magic of the Earthsong camps in this beautiful article by Ruth Pinson, which appears in our Winter 2018/19 issue.
‘Tis the season to be jolly … and we’re getting into the spirit here at Positive Life Magazine with this roundup of amazing events, products, services and news to celebrate during this festive month of December! Read on, enjoy, and most importantly, have a very merry Christmas.
If you are looking for a fun event to attend, complete with glamour and thrills, look no further than the Film Fatale Masquerade ball being organised by La Fête, The Producers and Film Fatale. It takes place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, at 8.00 p.m. on Saturday May 12th, and continues until 2.00 a.m.
This extravaganza has a strict dress code: face-masks must be worn until midnight, together with your fanciest or wildest attire. Masquerade is for the vintage queens, the retro kings, the pop princes, the counts and courtesans, the disco divas, the new romantics, the bold and beautiful, the fantasists and the other-worldly. For one night only, you can be whoever you want.
Music will be provided by DJ Alice Apparently, DJ Mimi Rouge, Swing it Back, Tin Pan Alley Cats Rock and Soul Set with Brian Gilligan and the Film Fatale Orchestra. The event will be hosted by Prince Pompadour, with performances by the Fatale Follies Dance Troupe, Fatale Dollies, Bella Agogo, Azaria Starfire, Bonnie Boux, Bella Curve, Foxy P Cox and Bugsy Divine. While you’re there, don’t miss gambling with Lord Spiffington, Karaoke with the Queen of Pop Marie Antoinette and the Versaile Vixen Art Class.
The Film Fatale Masquerade ball takes place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, at 8.00 p.m. on Saturday May 12th, and continues until 2.00 a.m. Click here to learn more.
Looking to discover an amazing new talent tonight? Check out this gig at 8.00 p.m. in Whelan’s, Dublin, from an up-and-coming musician named Bryde whose sound has been described as a “swirling wave of tidal resonance that confidently sits between Scout Niblett and Sharon Van Etten” by leading critics. Tickets are available via Song Kick. Read on to learn more!
The Welsh-born and London-based Bryde finds intense internal poetry in everyday adversity. While concentrating thematically on life and human interaction, her songwriting persona wears her bruised yet resolute heart on her sleeve. Her music explores themes of independence, liberation, and relationships.
On her most recent song, To Be Brave, Bryde’s voice carries us beyond the imprecision of words into feelings we all know, but can’t fully delineate. As she says: “To Be Brave was written as kind of a soft squeeze of the hand to many friends who have, like me, been through many a dark period and put on a brave face and just got on with it. It’s a comment about how we all live out certain episodes of our lives in such a public setting these days that I feel we almost edit them to appear flawless, nothing but smiles.”
To Be Brave is a shock to the system of preconceived notions about the style of artist Bryde is. She’s rock and roll for sure, but also protean and poetic: a rocker in the vein of Patti Smith.
So far, industry support for Bryde has come from Nylon, DIY, TLOBF, the
Her new release, Like An Island, has just come out on Bryde’s own label Seahorse Music today – on the 13th of April – and is now available to order. In support of the release, Bryde will set off on her biggest UK and Irish tour so far during April and May. Tonight, she is visiting Whelan’s, Dublin, for what is sure to be an incredible gig.
Snatam Kaur’s beautiful devotional music has been widely praised by spiritual seekers all over the world. You can learn more about her by visiting her website, snatamkaur.com. In this review of one of Snatam’s spellbinding concerts in Lisbon, Tatiana Kovalenko says it was “an empowering and enlightening experience” that helped her to grow in love and connect more fully with God.
by Tatiana Kovalenko
If you want to be reminded of the love, joy and happiness that you are – to feel the wonder of being connected with others – go to Snatam Kaur’s concert this year. Snatam is touring around Europe performing songs from her new album, Beloved, as well as her old most popular spiritual “hits”, bringing us back to our essential Self and the Beloved within each of us.
It was not really a concert in a traditional sense, but an empowering and enlightening experience. Snatam has been learning and singing kirtans since her childhood in the Sikh temples in India. With the very first song, she beautifully guided everyone to open their hearts in singing. The high frequencies of the sound of mantras provide the space for God to manifest. When you are chanting God’s name and affirming your will to connect with Him, your relationship with God will be established and He will begin to show Himself.
My favourite mantra from the new album was the one invoking Narayana, who lives in the realm of the unknown, where the miracles arise. This is a place we usually have difficulties relating to in our ordinary life. By repeating this mantra, we recognise and learn to be comfortable with the unknown.
As the evening progressed, Snatam very lightly introduced us to a simple breathing exercise from the Kundalini tradition. Once the energies had been stirred up, we were ready to enjoy spontaneous movements coming from our bodies and sincere chants flowing from our hearts – we were “one nation, one heart and one love”. This taught us that we all need to dissolve ourselves in love towards the Beloved and love towards each other for the manifestation of God in our lives to be fully established.
To learn more about Snatam Kaur’s music and to view upcoming concert dates, go to her website, snatamkaur.com.
Joyous January! Happy beginning of 2018! The start of the year always gives us a wonderful sense of hope. We feel we can leave behind all that we no longer need and start fresh, like a newborn! This year belong to all of us and is up to you to make it twelve wonderful months. We encourage you to embrace a more experienced you and carry it through out the months and years to come. We, as always, want to bring you our lovely suggestions and recommendations to make your year a better one! Our Vibes are filled with beautiful events, products and more for your mind, body & spirit! Our Positive Life Winter edition is still out! Do not miss it by subscribing for yourself or as an original gift. Sign up here to get a chilled copy in your postbox! Loads of love, from all the team. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already.x
Positive Nights: Heal Screening!
Positive Nights presents: Heal, You have the power to heal yourself!
Date: Thursday, January 25th
Location: Cinema Room, Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin.
Featuring Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, Anita Moorjani, Anthony William and more.
Director Kelly Noonan Gores’ documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal.
A Spiritual Turn On!
Turn On Ireland Brings us Orgasmic Mediation (OM). This is a great consciousness practice you do with another person. The OM practice combines the power and attention of meditation with the deeply human, deeply felt, and connected experience of Orgasm.
Reach out to Rachel Regan of Turn On Ireland on email email@example.com
Virtue Brush: Time to rethink your toothbrush? Small steps pave the way to sustainability where “everything counts in large amounts.” Think VirtueBrush; a plastic-free, bamboo-handled, charcoal-bristled toothbrush with a conscience – this Dublin-based company plants one tree for every VirtueBrush sold.
They now offer a 20% discount with code “PositiveLife”
visit virtuebrush.com for more!
Open Minds Conference
Open Minds Conference an incredible conference revealing our true world! Three Days of Truth, Knowledge & Awareness. They aim to Provide a plataform for open minded people to connect; provide conscious knowledge and awareness & uplift people and provide solutions.
Dates: 2nd-4th March 2018
Vitality Retreat for the Body & Soul!
Laura Dowdall of Healing Yoga is hosting a wonderful 3-day retreat & invites you to unwind in the serene settings of Lisnavagh House and Gardens on the Wicklow/ Carlow border.
Dates: 2-4th February 2018
Through the body, we will experience space, stillness, e-motion, sensation, vibration and bliss. In this retreat you will have time to be by yourself, surrounded by serenity and your own room where you can relax.
There are still places open. Visit here to learn more and reserve your place.
Become a Wellness Coach!
The Wellness Coach Institute Brings us a revolutionary Online course with the purpose to help practitioners and all those interested in learning and developing coaching skill abilities based on holistic theories and new sciences. The institute is committed to bringing new knowledge and understanding of the connections between the new science and a holistic vision of how to optimize health, wellness and balance through educational classes all over the world.
To sign up visit awellnessrevolution.net
Our friends from the Positive Living Network have a competition for our readers: We have two tickets to give away for Sonia’s workshop on Saturday, November 11th in Dublin. Just follow us on Facebook or Twitter, share this post and tag us to let us know!
By Aisling Cronin
What are you hoping to explore during your workshop in Ireland?
The theme of my talk is ‘Ask Your Guides’, which I think is very relevant to our world today. Our biggest problem right now is that people feel isolated and unsupported, and this brings about a lot of fear. So if we have a direct experience of support and guidance, so much creativity, healing and love can come from that. We need to know that we are supported and loved, and we need to know how to access that. So I am very excited to come over and teach people how to feel that sense of support and guidance in their lives.
What is your number one piece of advice for those who are hoping to become more attuned to their intuition?
My number one piece of advice is to get out of your head and be open to the reality that your heart is far more intelligent and far more capable of guiding you. There is a place for our logic and our intellect, and we do need them. However, that place is not to fight with or destroy our spirit. We must use our hearts as our guiding compass in life.
You have written a wide variety of books throughout your career. Which of them stands out to you as being particularly significant?
One of my earliest books was called Ask Your Guides, and I think of it as the ‘manual’ for how to connect with spirit guides. Another book that stands out for me is Tune In: Follow Your Intuition to Fulfilment and Flow, which is extremely relevant today, as so many people are experiencing incongruence between what their heart truly wants, and what they actually experience in their daily lives. Tune In helps you to move away from what isn’t working and reconnect to your spirit, so things can begin to flow and work for you.
Over the course of your years as a spiritual teacher, what do you feel has changed or deepened in your practice, and what has stayed the same?
What has stayed the same is my conviction that our hearts are brilliant, our intuition is indispensable, and we have to trust and follow our hearts and intuition if we are going to lead lives of deep satisfaction and integrity. What has changed is my increased capacity for deep compassion, patience and love. My experiences have helped me to grow into a more loving human being. That is what I have always aspired to be, and I think, to some degree, I can see that happening in my life. I am so grateful for that.
‘Ask Your Guides’ will take place at the CityNorth Hotel, 15 minutes north of Dublin Airport, on Saturday 11th November 2017.
For additional information and booking, go to: positivelivingnetwork.com