Monday, 28 December 2015

OM KALI FILM LAUNCH ON NEW YEAR'S DAY 2016





A Personal Invite to join us in a 5 minute meditation wherever you are in the world
 @ 12pm on New Year's Day 
2016 UK time
OM KALI

We would like to invite you to sit with us, wherever you may be, to launch our exciting & innovative 5 minute meditation via film & mantra

... and then kindly share it online with all your friends on facebook, twitter and any other social media site you can think of, to help us raise awareness and funds for Sound Memories; to continue to develop an innovative new way of working within the arts, empowering those living with dementia.


You can donate to Sound Memories here:







Full Details of the Sound Memories Project 
are available here ... 
http://soundmemoriesproject.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/gofundme-sound-memories.html





When Sand Artist, Sean Corcoran, heard how I am raising funds for my collaborative arts research with older people living with dementia, supporting them through Sound therapy to develop a digital story bank of their life memories, he immediately opened his heart and offered to create a collaborative piece of work across the Irish Sea.




Sean, Co-Director of The Art Hand in Bunmahon, was drawn to my new and ever popular fundraising album 'apples in the rain' and he could not get the track OM Kali from his mind.

Please visit Bandcamp to download & purchase 'apples in the rain'
 to raise funds for Sound Memories :-
https://cherylbeer.bandcamp.com/album/apples-in-the-rain




It is the tradition within Sanskrit Mantra, particularly with Tibetan Monks, that the listener does not know the definition of the mantra, does not apply pre-ordained meaning and that he/she embody the mantra to sense it from within.

Without knowing who Kali is or what she represents, Sean designed his whole beach art work whilst listening to me in mediation with the Sanskrit mantra, designing his response, an octo-sea creature, as frightening as the sailor drowning octopus who  can sink whole fleets, and yet, here she is is, so vulnerable washed upon the beach, stranded in her full beauty. Hearing her plea to heal, the sea rescues her, pulling her slowly back under the waters with salt tinged fingers, where all that is left is a memory of her in the sand.




Om Kali was written as a Sanskrit Mantra under an ancient apple tree in France, where I was resident Sound Healer for the month of September. 

The mantra calls for the empowerment and power of Kali to heal fractured hearts, enabling them to continue to travel though Universal time with respect, love and dignity as they navigate the ageing sands of time.


OM KALI film launch is a time lapse of Sean's artistic response to the Mantra on the stunning Copper Coast in Bunmahon & will be posted on this blog as well as Facebook 1st January @ 12pm.





To those of you who share with us in this New Year meditation and help to raise awareness and funds for Sound Memories, I will send reiki light and love to honour you. 

Namaste
Cheryl Beer


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cherylbeermusic@gmail.com

https://thearthand.wordpress.com/





Saturday, 19 December 2015

Where can I buy 'apples in the rain'?



My meditation CD 'apples in the rain' 
(a Collection of Sound Healing recordings from my time in Lower Normandy at Orchard Gites)
 is now available from these beautiful places:-

Greenspace Gallery
 Dorothy Morris
 Carmarthen

Morfa Isaf Farm
 Amanda Painting
 Llangrannog

Gong Studio
 Sally Davies
 Newcastle Emlyn


Tina Wills
 Green Valley Arts
 Ystradgynlais 


Heart Yoga Studio
 Debbie Brooks
 Kidwelly

The cost of the CD's is £13.00 each

All proceeds are donated to Sound Memories, a Sound Therapy & Story Project for our older community enabling them to devise their own dementia friendly reminiscence resources.


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Volunteers needed at Basket Records


In order to raise funds for Sound Memories, 
my Sound Therapy & Story Project for older people; supporting them to make their own dementia friendly resources via the arts, 
I have set up Basket Records.


BASKET RECORDS VOLUNTEERS

It's quite straight forward, if you think you can sell 10 CD's to your friends and family then you will receive a loving basket.

In each basket there are 10 CD's of my new album 'apples in the rain' a collection of recordings from my time at St.Quentin les Chardonnets, Lower Normandy as a Sound Healer at an Artists retreat.

Some recordings are under an apple tree, others are in the little church down the country lanes from the very beautiful Orchard Gites.

I am looking for Basket Records Volunteers 

... to sell a basket of CD's

There are 10 CD's in each basket and they cost 

£13.00 each

My maths isn't fabulous but I reckon that means each basket will raise a whopping 

£130.00 for Sound Memories

All monies will be returned to me and deposited into gofundme.me/sound-memories with a personal thank you for the kindness of the volunteer responsible (that's you friends)

I buy the baskets 2nd hand at the charity shops in Llandysul, so that they are a loving exchange helping someone else.


And the very first basket is going to

Greenspace Gallery 

... in Carmarthen Town Centre

Greenspace Gallery is owned by renowned artist

Dorothy Morris.

Thank you for your kind offer to stock one of the Sound Memories Baskets in such a beautiful space. You can have a good look at the Gallery by popping in for a cuppa and home made cake. The details are on Dorothy's website:-

www.dorothymorris.co.uk/greenspace-gallery

If you are interested in being a volunteer for Basket Records, please email cherylbeermusic@gmail.com 
or drop me a line on facebook

Together, we are the change ...


Mantra Nativity at Pen Pych Community Primary School

What an incredible term we have had at Pen Pych Community Primary School where I have been contracted as Arts Consultant for Well Being in Primary Education for the last year and a term. This term we have focussed on Mindfulness.

Miss Price, the Head teacher and I have had one to one consultations with children and parents, a whole school origami experiment called LOVESWARM ...


And then for Christmas we worked with a small group of children to become peer leaders in mindfulness through music and mantra.

This little video is not of great sound quality, there is a distortion on the phone recording it, but never the less, it shows how our beautiful children can be equally as engaged in being still and quiet reflection through music.


The group performed this and 2 other pieces for the entire school who came a class at a time, sitting transfixed and almost mesmerised. Slowly but surely, they joined in, led by their peers, where my role is to hold the space for the children to 'be'.

Our aim next term is to extend child led Mindful Music sessions and start a parent/carer and child Meditation afternoon.

If you are a parent/carer of a child at Pen Pych Community Primary School and you like to get involved please contact

Miss Price
Head Teacher