Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cassendre Xavier Museletter - November 1, 2010

CGREETING
Well hellooooo there!

You may have met me at a concert or recently where I was singing, or maybe perhaps in the illustrious hallowed hall of Suburban Station, where I’ve been busking off and on since 2005.

Just writing to send warm greetings to thyselves, and letcha know what all I’ve been up to. (Yes, I know that’s not grammatically correct but who cares, really? :-)


CORRECTION: The link to my Wisdom Magazine articles is actually http://tinyurl.com/26r99ry, and not the boob-filled YouTube link I accidentally sent ya, heh-heh, although I’m certainly not saying there isn’t tremendous wisdom in boobary type objects. Just sayin’ :-) [Said aforementioned linkery device is heretoforn: http://tinyurl.com/28dkkph]


AFFIRMATIONS SING-ALONG UPDATE
My Affirmations Sing-Alongs are really pickin’ up steam since I started doing them in October 2007 at Arnold’s Way Raw Vegetarian Café & Education Center in Lansdale, PA. Here you can see video footage of our most recent one at RockStar Crystal Gallery in East Mt. Airy, Philadelphia http://youtu.be/9vpPPDKJQVs. Extra sweet and juicy thanks to Stephanie, Darryl, and Kate for bringing so much to the event (movement, percussion, and information about the throat chakra and power of the solar plexus, respectively!) Plenty more of these are booked below, and I’ve been sneaking them into most of my performances, ranging from chem-free events for folks in recovery to blues concerts! Caraaaaazy! Wild wacky stuff, man. As I said last week on my Facebook Wall, “When Spirit says jump I wear two bras.” :-)


WOMEN’S WRITING & SPOKEN WORD UPDATE
Some of you may recall that I founded and directed the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series from 2002 – 2006 at Robin’s, Philadelphia’s oldest independent bookstore? Well, we’re bringin’ it back in November – November 24th, to be exact! It’s happening every month, still 2 features with a mixed-gender open mic, and it’ll be at the Moonstone Arts Center. Please visit the website at www.WomensWritingSeries.org and check out the Schedule and Submissions pages which I spent much of today doing. I hope to see some of you there sometime!


CRAZY ACTION ON FACEBOOK
Und zie sprichen of Facebook, I am totally outpouring all kindsa CX love all up in there. You can visit anytime, friend or not at http://www.facebook.com/cassendrexavier or http://tinyurl.com/2eephv9. You can read inspiring quotes, and also, you’ll never believe this – I post everything I eat. All day long. I’m a recovering food addict and I have found that nothing, not raw veganism, not Overeaters Anonymous, nothing in my 41 years has worked as well as posting on Facebook everything I put in my mouth. I’ve been losing weight and, I think, providing some fodder for folks into that kind of thing. Hopefully my progress and wagonfalloffery (aka “wagonfalloffage”) also occasionally assists others on their journey to serenity. I do so much on Facebook it’s hard to describe here. Just visit and see for thyself!

Well, I wanted to be brief. Just a few things I really, really wanna drum in:


WARM FUZZIE SENDAGE (AKA “SENDERY”)
Love yourself.
Don’t sweat the holidays – create one as comfy for yourself as possible.
I’m all over YouTube and Facebook. Posting silly things, raw vegan foods and drinks, blah blah blah.
I really appreciate that you’re there. Thanks for inspiring me to continue with my work. I’d do it anyway but without you it woudn’t be nearly as fun ;-)
Oh, and please be yourself. I mean – who else ya gonna be? We need *you*, the flower thatcha be, just as you is, nothin’ else, capiche? Thanks!


UPCOMING EVENTS & SNAZZY, JAZZY NEW CX DIRECT MAIL ORDER FORM (WHOO-HOO!!) Well, you may not be quite as excited about this as I am… :-)

Lastly, I just re-did my calendar, and it looks a little somethin’ like…..this! (Links below, then the long version at the end of this message.)

Source: http://cassendrexavier.com/calendar.html or http://tinyurl.com/2vyyt3m

Order Form Source: http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com/2010/10/cx-direct-mail-order-form-november-1.html or http://tinyurl.com/26cckd4 (Links below, then the long version at the end of this message.)




FAREWELL BLESSING
May you all ways know your value and worth.
May you never, or cease to value yourself, your worth, your spirituality, your intellect.
May the sun warm your body and soul from all sides.
May you feel the companionship that comes from being connected with your self first.
May you know you are loved, and feel that on a frequent basis.
May others know and feel your love for them as well.
May you receive all the wonderful things you desire. This, or something better, and may it be for the good of all.

Thanks for your time and consideration. Hope to see you soon, and in the meantime…


Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre
She Does Stuff (Between Naps)




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Friday, October 29, 2010 Celebrating Survivors Concert
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Featuring Featuring R&B music by Ann Rabson, formerly of Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women, American “roots” music by Pat Wictor, Also, a spoken word performance by WIT’s own Marsheila Sutton.
First Unitarian Church
21st & Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia
$20 in advance (credit card), $25 at the door (cash/check). General admission. Info: http://www.helpwomen.org/wp/upcoming/490

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Monday, November 1, 2010 7:00pm-8:30pm
$5
Living with Joy - an Orin DaBen Study Group, based on the book "Living With Joy" by Sanaya Roman. Info: www.orindaben.com
Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
www.bigbluemarblebooks.com
Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:30PM - Free

Late Night Series - Philadelphia, an open mic at Drexel University's Creese Student Center, 33rd & Chestnut, Philadelphia, PA. I'm not featuring, just hanging out with friends and participating in the Open Mic! Feel free to join us!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 8PM-9PM (Doors open at 7:30PM) One Measly Dollar!

Affirmations Sing-Along

Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com

Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Cassendre Xavier in song to affirm health, love, and abundance.
Cassendre has been writing affirmation songs since 2007 and was spiritually called to start leading Affirmation Sing Alongs that same year. She has done so at venues as varied as Arnold's Way Raw Vegetarian Cafe & Education Center, the Germantown Friends School, and house concerts. All are welcome, especially the tone deaf and scaredy cats!

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.
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Friday, November 12, 2010 10AM - 5PM - Free
25th Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo
I'll be performing music in the lobby. www.octobergallery.com


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Saturday, November 13, 2010 10AM - 5PM - Free
25th Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo.
I'll be performing music in the lobby. www.octobergallery.com

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 2:00pm-3:30pm $5
Embracing the Goddess – Wimmin’s Spirit Circle


A safe space to explore feminist female-centered spirituality.
Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
www.bigbluemarblebooks.com

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8PM-9PM (Gathering begins at 7:30PM)
Donation: $5-$10 Sliding Scale


Angelic Awareness
Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com

This is an open discussion forum for anyone who would like to share their angel experiences, learn more about angels and how they can help, ask questions, or develop their practice as, and network with other psychics, mediums, and angel communicators. There will be no angel readings - just a warm and friendly gathering of like-minded folks on the angelic path!

Moderated by Cassendre Xavier.
Light refreshments will be provided.


Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.

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Friday, November 19, 2010 8PM (Doors open 7:30pm)
$15 Donation - show+CD / $5 Show Only

The Whittenberg Sessions Concert
Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com

Cassendre sings songs from her acclaimed debut album The Whittenberg Sessions. (Hear and read about this and Cassendre’s other musical recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/cassendre)

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.
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Monday, November 22, 2010 7PM $10
Angel & Spiritual Guidance Share with Cassendre and Joshua C. Barber of White Light Sanctuary
Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
www.bigbluemarblebooks.com

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7pm--9pm $5

The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series, hosted by Cassendre, at Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St. (at Sansom St.), Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-735-9598, www.moonstoneartscenter.org


The Series provides a nurturing environment that celebrates women in the craft of multi-genre writing, at all levels of accomplishment, from diverse backgrounds, and always including a mixed-gender Open Mic.

Ongoing submissions: www.WomensWritingSeries.org, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Women’s Writing Series, POB 30204, Philadelphia, PA 19103-8204.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010 4:00pm-5:30pm $5

Creating Your Ideal Body - an Orin DaBen Study Group, based on the guided meditation by Sanaya Roman. Info: www.orindaben.com
Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 7:30pm-9:00 $5 Donation
Creating Money - an Orin DaBen Study Group, based on the book by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer, Ph.D..
Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com
Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.


Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 12:00pm - 11:00pm $15

Rock for Recovery - Fundraiser for DCACNA.......music all day and night.......some Rock & Roll, some Alternative, some Rap etc. Food, fun and fellowship!
First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne
N. Lansdowne Avenue and W. Greenwood Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050
Contact/Info: Charles Dougherty 610-931-2363

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Monday, December 6, 2010 7:00pm-8:30pm $5


Creating Money - an Orin DaBen Study Group, based on the book by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer, Ph.D. Info: www.orindaben.com
Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
www.bigbluemarblebooks.com

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – 8:30pm – Free

The Exchange
I’ll be singing and reading my multi-genre writing at this event –

An evening of multi-media performance featuring: Cassendre Xavier, James Hearne, Ms Pain, Aleister Mraz.

Upstairs at Copabanana, 344 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147

Drink and food specials~
Info/Contact: http://www.myspace.com/communityculturalexchange



Saturday, December 11, 2010 11:30am-1:00pm $5
Attracting Your Soul Mate - an Orin DaBen Study Group, based on the guided meditation by Sanaya Roman. Info: www.orindaben.com

Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119 www.bigbluemarblebooks.com

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010 5pm-6pm (Gathering at 4:30pm) One Measly Dollar!

Affirmations Sing-Along

Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com

Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Cassendre Xavier in song to affirm health, love, and abundance.
Cassendre has been writing affirmation songs since 2007 and was spiritually called to start leading Affirmation Sing Alongs that same year. She has done so at venues as varied as Arnold's Way Raw Vegetarian Cafe & Education Center, the Germantown Friends School, and house concerts. All are welcome, especially the tone deaf and scaredy cats!

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.



Friday, December 17, 2010 8PM (Doors open 7:30pm)
$15 Donation - show+CD / $5 Show Only

Capable of Love Concert
Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com

Cassendre sings songs from her acclaimed debut album Capable of Love. (Hear and read about this and Cassendre’s other musical recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/cassendre)

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.


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Monday, December 20, 2010 7pm--9pm $5

The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series, hosted by Cassendre, at Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St. (at Sansom St.), Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-735-9598, www.moonstoneartscenter.org


The Series provides a nurturing environment that celebrates women in the craft of multi-genre writing, at all levels of accomplishment, from diverse backgrounds, and always including a mixed-gender Open Mic.

Ongoing submissions: www.WomensWritingSeries.org, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Women’s Writing Series, POB 30204, Philadelphia, PA 19103-8204.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8PM-9PM (Gathering begins at 7:30PM)

Donation: $5-$10 Sliding Scale


Angelic Awareness
Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 Tel: 267-286-1011 www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com

This is an open discussion forum for anyone who would like to share their angel experiences, learn more about angels and how they can help, ask questions, or develop their practice as, and network with other psychics, mediums, and angel communicators. There will be no angel readings - just a warm and friendly gathering of like-minded folks on the angelic path!

Moderated by Cassendre Amethyste Rah Xavier.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.

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CANCELLED - Wednesday, December 22, 2010 7PM $10
Angel & Spiritual Guidance Share with Cassendre and Joshua C. Barber of White Light Sanctuary

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 7PM $2

I'll be attending my friend Alex Kudera's reading from his new novel Fight for Your Long Day at Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St. (at Sansom St.), Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-735-9598, www.moonstoneartscenter.org

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 7:30pm-9:00 $5 Donation
Creating Money - an Orin DaBen Study Group, based on the book by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer, Ph.D..
Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com
Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.


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Fri Feb 11, 2011 - 8PM (Doors open 7:30pm) $15 Donation - show+CD / $5 Show Only

Beautiful Concert
Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 www.rockstarcrystalgallery.com
Cassendre sings songs from her acclaimed studio album Beautiful. (Hear and read about this and Cassendre’s other musical recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/cassendre)

Pre-registration required at 215-436-9702, no later than the day before.


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Saturday, March 26, 2011 7:30PM/Doors Open at 7:00PM $TBA
Tret Fure with very special guest CX
Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware (UUCDC)
145 W. Rose Tree Road, Media, PA 19063 Phone: 610-566-4853
Accessible to the Media/Elwin line to Media Station
Info: http://www.uucdc.org/aboutus.html

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CX DIRECT MAIL ORDER FORM (FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.A.!)

Send orders to: Cassendre Xavier, PO Box 30204, Philadelphia, PA 19103-8204 USA

MUSICAL CDs - $12 each, TWO for $20!

Capable of Love (2009)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
Live at Tin Angel (2006)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
Beautiful (2004)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
Live at the Kraftbrau, Kalamazoo (2004)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
Live at Café Improv (2002)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
The Whittenberg Sessions (2002) ----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________

GUIDED MEDITATION CDs - $15 each, TWO for $25!

Affirmations for Survivors: Self-Love (2007) ----Quantity:_______X $______= $__________
Affirmations for Survivors: Spirituality (2007) ----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________


BOOKS - $15 each, TWO for $25!
Expanding Your Capacity for Joy: a Raw Vegan Comfort Book, Sourcebook & Journal ----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________


CURIOUS BOOKLINGS™ (CHAPBOOKS) - $7 each, TWO for $12!

Yoko Ono & Brad Pitt’s Art Class – Creative Writing (2009) ----Quantity:___X $_____= $________
Making of a Woman/Atist: a book for every black girl & every black woman who has ever wanted to be an artist (2005) ---- Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
secrets & lies: poetry and other words (2004) ----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________


GRAND TOTAL: $____________

Money order/checks PAYABLE TO: Cassendre Xavier

Name________________________________________ Email: _____________________________
Shipping Address_____________________________________ City________________
State_________Zip Code______________________Phone: (_______)________-_______________


(Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.)

Thank you for supporting my art/work, and therefore, Life  ~Cassendre





© 2010 Copyright by Cassendre Xavier. All rightzen reservenitzhken. Aur Elsen. http://cassendrexavier.com

Please spread the wealth. Good stuff ;-)




Quotes of the Week:
When life hits you hard, don't complain. Cry out loud, curse, but don't complain. You are not a victim.
Live passionately, with all the injuries that can happen as a result: it is worth it. ~Paulo Coelho

CX Direct Mail Order Form November 1, 2010

CX DIRECT MAIL ORDER FORM (FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.A.!)

Send orders to: Cassendre Xavier, PO Box 30204, Philadelphia, PA 19103-8204 USA

MUSICAL CDs - $12 each, TWO for $20!

Capable of Love (2009)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
Live at Tin Angel (2006)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
Beautiful (2004)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
Live at the Kraftbrau, Kalamazoo (2004)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
Live at Café Improv (2002)----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________
The Whittenberg Sessions (2002) ----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________


GUIDED MEDITATION CDs - $15 each, TWO for $25!

Affirmations for Survivors: Self-Love (2007) ----Quantity:_______X $______= $__________

Affirmations for Survivors: Spirituality (2007) ----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________

(Coming soon – AFS: Sexuality, AFS: Life Skills)



BOOKS - $15 each, TWO for $25!

Expanding Your Capacity for Joy: a Raw Vegan Comfort Book, Sourcebook & Journal ----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________


CURIOUS BOOKLINGS™ (CHAPBOOKS) - $7 each, TWO for $10!

Yoko Ono & Brad Pitt’s Art Class – Creative Writing (2009) ----Quantity:___X $_____= $________

Making of a Woman/Atist: a book for every black girl & every black woman who has ever wanted to be an artist (2005) ---- Quantity:_______X $______= $___________

secrets & lies: poetry and other words (2004) ----Quantity:_______X $______= $___________

GRAND TOTAL: $____________.

Money order/checks PAYABLE TO: Cassendre Xavier


Name________________________________________ Email: _____________________________
Shipping Address_____________________________________ City________________
State_________Zip Code______________________Phone: (_______)________-_______________
(Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.)

Thank you for supporting my art/work, and therefore, Life  ~Cassendre

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Calendar of events & appearances October 16 - 27, 2010

Hi, friends,

I'm posting these previous events (before I remove them from my website) for burgeoning performers and other creative types who'd like to know about venues - so they can find me in internet searches :-)

For my current schedule, please visit http://cassendrexavier.com/Calendar.html

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Calendar of Events & Appearances

Thursday, October 14, 2010 (formerly scheduled for Fri 10/15) 8PM-9PM One Measly Dollar!

Affirmations Sing-Along

Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 Tel: 267-286-1011

Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah) in song to affirm health, love, and abundance.
Cassendre has been writing affirmation songs since 2007 and was spiritually called to start leading Affirmation Sing Alongs that same year. She has done so at venues as varied as Arnold's Way Raw Vegetarian Cafe & Education Center, the Germantown Friends School, and house concerts. All are welcome, especially the tone deaf and scaredy cats!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 10:30AM - 12:30PM - FREE
Lansdowne Farmers Market, in Lansdowne PA www.LansdowneFarmersMarket.com. Public transportation directions from 69th St. Station: Take either the 109 or 113 bus to Lansdowne and Lacrosse. It's just. That. Simple!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 7:30PM
MYRA’S PLACE: ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER!
Saturday October 16th at 7:30pm
Music provided by “Just Roses & Friends”
Jean Lenke, Sue Hunt & Ingrid Rosenback ...
with Christine Kinslow ... Dolores Magro ...
& special guest CassEndrE Xavier!

Suggested Donation $5-$25
Please give generously!

Myra’s Place is dedicated to empowering women through education and therapy, while utilizing a strength based approach in a solution focused setting, so that women may lead fully independent and productive lives. Myra’s Place offers women the opportunity to live freely in pursuit of their familial, societal, intellectual and professional goals. Most importantly, Myra’s Place recognizes and embraces each woman’s individual potential.

Myra’s Place is a non-profit organization supported in part by the Phoenix Charities, our own Friday & Saturday Night Cafe entertainment projects, volunteer service and your donations. Our non-profit organization serves people of all races, creeds and religions. We invite diversity! We believe that diversity offers the opportunity to learn from one another. www.myrasplace.org

Call: 610-733-0450 for more information about Myra’s.
Call: 484.431.3524 for more information about Just Roses & Friends


Myra's Place
615 Macdade Blvd
Collingdale, PA 19023
(610) 733-0450
myrasplace333@gmail.com


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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7PM FREE

Poets & Prophets Presents...Cassendre Xavier


Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-735-9598

www.moonstoneartscenter.org


Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah and Amrita Waterfalls) is an award-winning multi-media artist and community cultural arts organizer working in Philadelphia since 1991. Cassendre coined the term “renaissance negresse” to describe her identity as a first generation American-born citizen multi-media artist of Haitian and Chinese heritage. She is the author of Expanding Your Capacity for Joy: a Raw Vegan Comfort Book, Sourcebook & Journal (ARtivist Publications), secrets & lies: poetry and other words (ARtivist Publications), Making of a Woman/Artist: a book for every black girl & every black woman who has ever wanted to be an artist (ARtivist Publications), and has self-published many zines throughout the years.

Her poems, essays, fiction, non-fiction, humorous, spiritual and erotic writings have been published in various national publications including When Falls the Coliseum: a Journal of American Culture (or Lack Thereof) (Free Reign Press, ed. Scott Stein), We’Moon: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn ’99 & ’01 (Mother Tongue Ink), Dykes with Baggage: a Lighter Side of Lesbians in Therapy (Alyson Publications, ed. Riggin Waugh), The Butch Cookbook (TRP Cookbooks, ed. Lee Lynch, Nel Ward, Sue Hardesty),The SandMUtopian Guardian: a Journal of BDSM Realities, Hair To Stay, GBF Magazine, and others. She has been a journalist with Philadelphia’s University/Weekly Press, a columnist with the Philadelphia Gay News (“Black/Out”) and currently writes popular spiritual and personal growth articles for the online edition of Wisdom Magazine.

A recipient of a 2005 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award for women and transgender artists creating social change, and voted one of Go Magazine's "100 Women We Love Class of 2010, Cassendre is the founder and director of Philadelphia’s 8th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival (www.BWAFphilly.org), and founder/director of the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Robin’s Bookstore (2002-2006). Visit Cassendre at http://cassEndrExavier.com.


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CANCELLED - Tuesday, October 19, 2010 8PM-9PM (Gathering begins at 7:30PM)
Angelic Awareness

Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia
PA 19119 Tel: 267-286-1011

This is an open discussion forum for anyone who would like to share their angel experiences, learn more about angels and how they can help, ask questions, or develop their practice as, and network with other psychics, mediums, and angel communicators. There will be no angel readings - just a warm and friendly gathering of like-minded folks on the angelic path!

Moderated by Cassendre Amethyste Rah Xavier.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Donation: $5-$10 Sliding Scale.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010 11:30am-1:00pm $5


Attracting Your Soul Mate – an Orin DaBen Study Group

with Cassendre Xavier



Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119 215.844.1870



Journey to the soul plane to meet the soul of your soul mate. You will play at the soul level to expand the light and love between you. You will build a bridge of light between your two heart centers, send and receive telepathic messages from your soul mate, and draw your soul mate to you.

If you’re not familiar with the teachings of Orin & DaBen as taught in the books and audio guided meditations of Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer Ph.D., please visit www.orindaben.com for more information.


Please bring a journal.

RSVP required: 215.436.9702


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:00pm-8:30pm


Angelic Awareness with Cassendre Amethyste Rah Xavier

Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119

More info coming soon…

Thursday, October 21, 2010

PrayerSpell for Healer/Writers

“[Great Spirit], speak through my pen. Make my words carry the healing light of truth and love to all who read them and may they be moved and inspired by my writing which comes from You.
Thank you for giving me this joyful gift and talent, to heal myself and assist others on their own, precious path of healing and self-revelatory actualization.
I express my gratitude in advance for all of the endless gifts I continually receive from You and all positive Sources of the Universe, yesterday, now and forever.
This, or something better, and may it be for the good of all. And so it is.”

-Cassendre Amethyste Rah Xavier
http://www.cassEndrExavier.com

Recommended article: Start Where You Are - A Call to Healing Artists http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/1770 or http://tinyurl.com/29v5kqs

Article Archives: http://wisdom-magazine.com/ArticleArchives.aspx?author=Cassendre+Xavier or http://tinyurl.com/yh9e95c

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wazzuup! Cassendre Xavier Museletter *10/10/10

Greetings, Friends!

Sorry if I bummed you out last time. I just wanted to “be real” and “let ya know where I’m at”! I got some nice feedback, and thank you for your support, but I also got more than the usual amount of unsubscriptions, too – Doh! Oh well, I guess it’s best to write in my diary during the down times, and save the museletter writing for when I’m feeling more chipper, as it were (if you will)! But don’t blame me if I still do sometimes express my sadness – that’s just how I rolls, yo!


In the news:

So many changes to my website! Bizarre holidays, new videos being added, calendar updates – really good stuff!

I’m really excited about my YouTube Channel which is seeing a lot of action these days, including Today’s Date in Angel Numbers based on and inspired by the book “Angel Numbers” by Doreen Virtue Ph.D. and Lynnette Brown. You can see these video posts of mine at http://tinyurl.com/28dkkph. I can’t wait to upload some videos about Goddess spirituality, which I’ve been really getting (back?) into.

I have lots of cool events coming up, including a return to the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market on Saturday October 16, 2010 at 10:30AM. www.LansdowneFarmersMarket.com
I’m singing at a great benefit in Collingdale later that same day at 7:30pm. The venue and beneficiary is Myra’s Place www.myrasplace.org.

I’m also very excited to be doing my first feature poetry and multi-genre reading in years! (Poets and Prophets presents…, at Moonstone Arts Center at 13th & Sansom, Tues 10/19/10 at 7pm Free. www.moonstoneartscenter.org. This will be my 3rd time featuring at P & P since I’ve been making art in Philly - 1991.)

Also: Thursday, October 14, 2010 (formerly scheduled for Fri 10/15) 8PM-9PM One Measly Dollar! I’ll be leading an “Affirmations Sing-Along” at Rockstar Crystal Gallery, 20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119 Tel: 267-286-1011 www.RockStarCrystalGallery.com

I also have a bunch of New Age groups and classes coming up at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in West Mt. Airy www.bigbluemarblebooks.com/classes.html

I also am still busking in Suburban Station, where I meet lots of folks and actually get gigs from this rogue type of networking. It’s fun!

For the above dates and more schedule additions, please see my Calendar page for details: http://cassendrexavier.com/Calendar.html

I have a new book coming out in print and e-book format! It’s called “How to Wear a Crystal” and is informative, erotic, and features photos and commentary by Mek. For more information, please visit www.artivistpublications.homestead.com/services.html or my main website.

I’m still writing a lot for Wisdom Magazine’s online edition. You can read my articles at http://tinyurl.com/28dkkph.

I’m now an Interfaith Minister providing a whole sloppy mess o’ services including legal wedding and commitment ceremonies all over the world. I’m also doing spiritual classes, readings, and counseling of various sorts which I’ll detail another time. Just bein’ brief today! Please check my Spiritual Services page for details. http://cassendrexavier.com/spiritualservices.html

I also I just released a very exciting Black Women’s Arts Festival Newsletter, announcing the dates for Philly’s 8th Annual BWAF in 2011, as well as the brand schpankin’ new Licensed International BWAF Producers system, which will allow me to flit aboot and live my life without being tethered to the beauty that is the BWAF headquarters in Philly! You can read the latest newsletter at the BWWAF website at www.BWAFphilly.org.


All for now, dearies!

I trust you’re being good to yourself, ‘cause you’re the one who counts the most. Remember – You are Special and Unique (just like everybody else) :-)



In Art and Community,

Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah and Amrita Waterfalls)
Artist, Founder & Director of Philadelphia’s 8th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival
www.BWAFphilly.org
www.cassEndrExavier.com


*Veeeerrrry powerful spiritual/Angel numbers, folks! The number 1 represents the importance of your thoughts and the power they have, and zero represents God (or “Source” as many of us like to say). So all these ones and zeros are here to remind us to watch our thoughts – only focus on what we want, not what we don’t want, because thoughts WoManifest, and to keep our thoughts on God. Meditation time! Love, light, and gratitude – Amethyste (my spiritual name :-)


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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jealousy & Envy: 7 Ways to Heal and Grow

by Cassendre Amethyste Rah Xavier


When you take steady and regular action toward your dreams and goals, you feel more secure in yourself, and you are much less likely to be jealous of others.


As a self-avowed “late bloomer”, I am often presented with opportunities to deal with feelings of jealousy and envy. I see people around me who are much younger and have accomplished much more of the things I am working towards creating in my life. I yearn for the success and stability of not only recognition for my work, which I’m grateful, blessed, and lucky to already and often experience, but material abundance as well. After many years of hard work, it’s no longer enough to receive kudos and thanks for my writings, recordings, and community organizing efforts. I want cold hard cash and checks coming in to pay my living expenses and allow me the opportunities to have adventures in life I feel I deserve and am well worthy of.
This, and other humyn, egocentric thoughts of fear, scarcity, and lack are often the stages I’m in when the thoughts of jealousy and envy creep in. It’s never when I’m feeling full of bliss and love – when I’m aware that the universe is abundant and that there is enough for everyone. For, when I am feeling that way, it’s quite clear to me there is no competition- not at all, whatsoever. There are only those of us who try our best and those of us who do not – those of us who create and those of us who stifle in fears of various kinds – ourselves and others.
Recently, various life factors, some of which affect us all – like “the economy” we hear so much about, have piled on top of others – like my survivor issues, eating disorder, and overwhelming schedule have wreaked havoc on my lightworker/Law of Attraction-trained mind. I have been afraid. I have been afraid I’ll never accomplish all of my goals, my dreams won’t come true, I’ll never get my act together enough to attract my ideal soul mate, and similar thoughts. The good news is that I recognize them as what they are – fear having its way with me, and me being given a Spirit-sent opportunity to go to Source (sometimes called God) for guidance, healing, and comfort.
From time to time, this issue has come up for me – of what Van Morrison called “Professional Jealousy” in his song of the same title, and I’ve made a mental note to write and share my thoughts and experience about it.
Just now something happened for me to immediately accomplish this task.
I was looking online for images of a tour bus. I have a very strong dream of going on tour as a singer-songwriter, and of having my own tour bus. I am totally open to the Universe co-creating this with me, and although it’s a lesser expensive bus I keep expecting, Spirit keeps presenting me with opportunities to expand my vision and possibilities. I see images of much snazzier buses, and interiors deemed in the “party bus” category. As Abraham-Hicks teach, it’s a time for me to expand what I really want. Do I really want the Volkswagen bus painted wild pink and other colors on the outside and in, with a friendly small band and that’s it? Or do I want the RV camper that looks like a couples first tiny apartment – homey but not too glam? Or maybe the type of bus Reba McIntyre might have, which looks “too fancy” for me, but has amenities I know that I want – like my own private sleeping space, in part because I’m self-conscious about my highly unglamorous snoring!
This exercise of browsing, picking and choosing my dream tour bus, interior and exterior, for my mental visualization exercises and dream/vision board created many opportunities for personal growth in this topic.
One major thing that happened is that I came across only one image of a woman singer-songwriter, inside her tour bus, with a guitar in her hands, posed as if playing, capo and all (fifth fret – one of my faves! I would overlook that she is slender and white, while I am large and black.)
At first I saved the image and used it in the background of my computer, then I went back to the image and saw that it had a caption and an article attached to it. The caption was “Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna on her tour bus after she opened for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in Tacoma, Wa.”
Then I searched her name and read more about her.
For some reason, as I read that she was a songwriter who had started late and was already married with three children (now she has five) when she achieved success, I started feeling sadder and sadder. All these thoughts ran through my head which made me think of her as specially blessed, or able, and different from me – that was the prevailing thought, “I can’t do what she did. She’s different. I’m different. I’m not like her. I’m not good enough,” and my stomach started hurting and I just felt worse and worse. Then I caught myself and started stroking my soul with feel-good, healing thoughts. I hope these words help you heal your own feelings of jealousy and envy. Remember these are perfectly normal feelings, and you would have to be dead or a robot not to ever feel jealous or envious of your peers!

Here are some tips I’ve learned and wish to share:

1) Have a make-believe conversation. As soon as you feel jealous of someone, imagine you are having a conversation with that person. Ask them if they want you to feel that way. In most cases, you’ll immediately feel relief knowing that absolutely no, they do not want you to feel badly and lesser-than. Most people want others to be successful and happy in life. In fact, it’s a fear of others’ jealousy that often keeps some folks stagnated in self-destructive, project-sabotaging behaviors. If none of us had any of that to fear, more of us would accomplish a great deal more.
2) Forgive yourself. It hurts (especially your inner child) to be flagellated with thoughts of not being good enough, not having accomplished enough, and that’s exactly what you’re doing when you’re jealous of someone. Be gentle with yourself.
3) Ask spirit for guidance and forgiveness. Go to your various sources: God, Goddess, the ascended masters, the angels, nature, love, etc., and ask them to be with you, hold your hand and heal your heart during this temporary time of crisis. Expect relief and you will likely receive it.
4) Express gratitude. When you are clear that your needs are provided for, including your needs to accomplish your dreams, you have all the gratitude to help reach them. When you’re lacking in gratitude, you’re vulnerable to feelings of jealousy and envy. When you express gratitude, those thoughts are much less attracted to you, and less likely to occur.
5) Practice an abundance of love – for yourself and others. As with gratitude, when you are focused on being loving, there is very little room for fearful, self-loathing thoughts like being jealous of others to slip in.
6) Eat well. You become what you eat, and your thoughts are very much affected by what you eat and drink. Try to eat as well as you can, not only to support your physical being, but your mental and spiritual one as well. The better you eat, the better your thoughts.
7) Take action. You won’t give a hoot what Sally or Jim’s doing down the road if you’re busy preparing to run your own race. Keep focused on your own dreams and moving towards your own goals, remaining in tune with your inner guidance and spiritual support system. When you take steady and regular action on your dreams and goals, you feel more secure in yourself, and you become much less likely to fall prey to thoughts and feelings of jealousy and envy of others.




Cassendre Amethyste Rah Xavier is an award-winning multi-media cultural and healing artist dealing mostly with survivor issues, self-love, creativity, humor, spirituality, raw vegan lifestyle and sexuality. Amethyste (as she likes to be called in spiritual circles) is known mostly as a singer-songwriter, recording artist, author of multi-genre writing, YouTube personality, as well as being the founder and director of Philadelphia’s 8th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival. Although Amethyste is an ordained Interfaith Minister permitted to perform legal wedding ceremonies throughout the United States and many parts of the world, she specializes in commitment ceremonies and celebrations for polyamorous, LGBT and alternative/intentional families of choice. For more information about her products and appearances (including musical concerts and Affirmations Sing-Alongs, literary and poetry readings, Orin DaBen study groups, Angel Healing and spiritual counseling sessions, and personal growth classes and workshops), please visit http://cassEndrExavier.com.



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