Friday, July 14, 2017

Thirty years of a cycle are Complete

In 1987 I traveled for the first time into the Mayan lands of Mexico and Central America.  Little did I know that this trip would change my musical life profoundly.  My experience with the sacred lands of the Maya ignited original music in me that over the last 30 years has resulted in 16 published CDs, 2 albums that are only available for download and 40+ original albums composed for individuals.

My experiences also led to my business of Mayan Dream Productions and 28 years of relationship with all of you who read Musings, or listen to my music.  I treasure these relationships.  They have enriched my life enormously.

As I close this 30 year cycle, and begin the next cycle, I am listening to one of my download albums which is called Atitlan Fire.  The link to this album is on the downloads site of my website.  However, to make it really easy, here is the direct link to Atitlan Fire for you. http://www.mayandream.com/md515_albumatitlan.html

To celebrate the completion of 30 years, I am offering my CDs at a special reduced price for everyone.  This special price will begin on July 15th and extend through July 31st.  This is my way of saying thank you to all of you.  Beginning July 15th all CDs will be $5.00 each plus shipping and handling of $5.95 per order.  Basically, this is selling at cost.....and will only be available for the next 16 days.  

May all of you have a beautiful day today!




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Musing on Music Technology, Connection and Wisdom

Technology is moving more quickly than I can keep up with!  It is the ever-changing language of music distribution.  When I receive a monthly statement of deposit for online sales now, it is mostly for streaming my music.  There is always some downloading of albums or tracks of albums, but downloading CDs and tracks of CDs is becoming a thing of the past.

We will be taking the links down from our website that directly linked you, the customer, to i-tunes
to download my albums and tracks from my albums.  I-tunes will no longer allow links from websites.  They are focused on streaming and want everyone to change from downloading to streaming.  Very interesting!

Meanwhile, my customers have to go directly to i-tunes and search for my name.  Everything is there but it is harder for you to get to me to download from i-tunes.

There are over 50 other digital sites that hold my music.  Some of the most popular that are attracting people to my music are I-tunes Canada, i-tunes Match Americas, Spotify, Yandex, Google Music Store, Amazon US Premium Service, i-tunes Switzerland, Rhapsody, i-tunes Australia, i-tunes Japan, i-tunes India, and Rhumblefish.  These are all digital ways that people do access and listen to my music.  Without digital download and streaming, these people would never hear me.
 
Wisdom moves through technology just as it moves through all other parts of life.  That spirit is co-creating with all of us to bring a whole new technological world of connection into being.

It is an important part of the weaving that binds us all together.




Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wisdom Is Always at the Core

It's been almost three months since I have written to you, the reader, in this Musings.  That doesn't mean that you are not always in my awareness as I live my daily life.  Wisdom is at your core as light and it shines out and joins my core of light Wisdom.  We are one.

The month of December was a transforming time of body, mind and spirit for me.  The Winter Solstice is my birthday, and this year it was my 70th birthday.  It was also the integration time of the new Wisdom Ablaze album in my body, mind and spirit; and also a month of a large concert with about 100 people involved as musicians and a beautiful and inspired audience of about 400.  All of this together brought me into a newness of life.   How cool is that!!

This new wisdom body, mind and spirit is still growing with me.  My outer activities have had to change as my inner world changed.  Many things are simplifying so that I can become larger.
Meanwhile, January is the month of inventory, and taxes and people and businesses ordering music so that they have it in their own inventory for the coming workshop season.

No matter what is going on in my inner and outer worlds, Wisdom is always at the core.  When I am struggling...it's there.  When life is awesome and joyful...it's there.

Here in Northern Indiana it was very warm a few days ago and then yesterday is dropped 30 degrees and a beautiful snow arrived with large flakes.  This photo is from late yesterday afternoon as I walked Retta in the snow.   Today it is very, very cold and we have ice and about 3 inches of snow on the ground.  Then in a few days it will be back up to the high 50s.  Crazy weather!  But wisdom is at the core of the snow and the rain and the wind and the ice and the warmth and the cold.  All are alive in wisdom.  How cool is that!

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Video and music now on i-tunes for your download

 The ongoing saga of a wisdom composer and performer.....Wisdom Ablaze is blazing out into the world!

Wisdom Ablaze is now on i-tunes for you to download...either individual tracks or the entire album.
And of course all of you reading this blog can order Wisdom Ablaze directly from me.  Just go to the home page of this website, and click on the order page link at the top to order a physical CD in digipack format.  You can also send me a note with your order via snail mail....and enclose a check.
I'll send your CD back to you ASAP.  Be sure and give me your address for shipping. and also your e-mail address so I can acknowledge receiving your order.

There is a beautiful new video up on You Tube which has the music of track one:  "We Call Forth Wisdom". Here is the link:  https://youtu.be/ivEK2ZMdIZU.  Tom Tempel has taken the photography of the trees that inspired this music, and the flutes that played,  and has used technology to "open up" the five sensory world into the world of wisdom.  Enjoy!

Here is the link also of the first video of Wisdom Ablaze music published in October:
https://youtu.be/3OPXiZsCfJs

Jean in California loves Wisdom Ablaze.  She says:  "The Beloved has always been my favorite of your music, but now I think that Wisdom Ablaze is going to move to the top of my favorites."

I personally keep Wisdom Ablaze in my car CD player and this music plays everywhere I go.
If I am in a five-sensory space and not in the place of wisdom, this music moves me instantly into that wisdom place.  Perceptions change into a larger and more inclusive place.  If my body is hurting, Wisdom Ablaze may not stop the hurting, but the music holds me in wisdom and allows a more holistic and ensouled self to emerge with a soulful set of perceptions.

This little coyote flute plays on many tracks in Wisdom Ablaze.

 CDBaby has published all of my music on YouTube....you can listen to all of my albums there.
Just search for Beverly Rieger.

As the holidays approach,  I wish all of you a beautiful and joyful time....wisdom, peace, love, compassion, joy, strength and hope.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Jamming by the Fire to Wisdom Ablaze

HEART OF SKY…..track two of Wisdom Ablaze was captured in this sky photograph © Beverly.

This last week I gave a copy of Wisdom Ablaze to my friend who cleans our carpets.  He has a fire pit in his back yard and spent three hours Thursday evening, in his words "Jammin' at the fire pit with Wisdom Ablaze.

This is the livingness of this powerful music.

CD Baby (based in Portland, Oregon) is now advertising Wisdom Ablaze on it's website:   "We here at CD Baby have got pretty good memories. And we just remembered that at some point in the not-too-distant past you purchased music by Beverly Rieger.   We commend your impeccable musical taste and wanted to let you know that Beverly Rieger has a brand new release out now. It just went live on our website for sale. And we just had to let you know FIRST since you're one of the few hip and wise people who "knew them way back when.  It is called Wisdom Ablaze."     Here is the link to a beautiful new page that they created to feature Wisdom Ablaze:   http://cdbaby.com/cd/beverlyrieger10.

I want to thank Conrad for placing the link on this blog to the first of two videos created from the Wisdom Ablaze music and my photographs.

The second video is almost complete and features We Call Forth Wisdom, Track 1. Tom Tempel is the creator of both videos…collaborating with WISDOM and my music to create a beautiful meditation featuring the forest that inspired this first track.

I also want to thank Ellen Sauer for her wonderful interview of me posted on her blog, and for also connecting the world with my music. She is an awesome writer and artist.  Here is her website link:  https://ellencsauer.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/creativity-an-interview-with-beverly-rieger/?preview_id=61971&preview_nonce=d6895ed8cf&_thumbnail_id=-1&preview=true

For me it is so important that Wisdom Ablaze be heard...listened to....played on the airways.   Wisdom music has the power to make a huge difference in our world.   I am joined by all artists, teachers, musicians and all of you who are reading this blog and work from the place of heart to be in the world in action, in wisdom.

Love to all.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

FROST

I love Autumn in Indiana.   We have the most beautiful colors and the crisp air of the first frost to revel in! I took the photo on your right as I looked down from the top of a dune in Fox Island onto Retta in the dappled sunlight.  Notice the pink rays of the sun.  Hmmm...isn't that amazing!

The second photo was captured as I looked up into the trees in the late afternoon as the sun was illuminating the golden leaves.  They were brilliant in the sunshine.

Looking down....looking up....seeing wisdom manifesting in profound beauty in ways that I often do not see.  I can be focused only on the things that are right in front of me....not seeing the larger picture.  Can anyone else relate to that?? Retta is the one who brings me into these walks, and brings me into the larger vision so often.     This is Wisdom Ablaze! in all of nature.                                                                                   

Monday, October 17, 2016

Music with Cup of Coffee in the early morning moon

It's such a beautiful morning in Fort Wayne.  The full moon is shining in a soft warm air...while a few clouds are blown across the moonlit sky.  The leaves on the silver maple are just starting to turn and in the moonlight, some are glowing red...all are glowing silver on their undersides. It's mid-October and we are expecting 83 degrees for the high today.  Because of the warm Autumn, all of our flowers are still in full bloom, and also glowing in the moonlight.

As usual, I have my trusty cup of coffee at hand as I write Musings this morning.  Retta is keeping me company on the nearby couch.....soundly sleeping in doggy contentment.


What will this week bring? 

There are two new music videos coming in the mid-week.  One of them features the photos that I took of the forest trees that inspired the first track of Wisdom Ablaze.  So, you can watch the video, listen to the music of We Call Forth Wisdom, and experience the forest impacting you with it's wisdom beauty.

The other video is Wisdom's Fire Within......inspired by my own experience at Fox Island where the pear trees were dropping petals on the ground and they were glowing white with their interior fire.   I captured this essence with photos, and now you can experience this inner white fire and the music on the Video.

FACEBOOK:  Watch for Facebook updates throughout the week.

If you have pre-ordered the Wisdom Ablaze digi-pack, you can expect to receive your CD in the mail this week.    

I am extending the free shipping through the end of October

It just seemed like the thing to do!  Enjoy.  

To order your digi-pack of Wisdom Ablaze and other of my CDs, click on this link.  Don't wait....it's awesome and powerful life-changing music! 

Love to all.