Marcia Singer: Angels in Disguise

Marcia Singer, my guest this week on KOWS Wise Woman Storytime returned to the show to share another story and her reflections on what happened. The implications and insights told here can be gifts to all of us who everyday are traversing an increasingly deepening political, social, racial and economic divide. 

While this story took place 13 years ago it is as relevant today as it was then. It’s a story about how during a time when Marcia was vulnerable, alone and isolated, she became dependent upon total strangers  – people she might have said she had absolutely nothing in common with;  people that under other circumstances she might have judged, feared and kept away from.  Her encounter with them however opened her eyes and heart to deep lessons about how assumptions, misunderstandings and  prejudices separate, divide and keep us prisoners in a disconnected, closed minded and small world. There are lessons here for all of us.  Listen below to Angels in Disguise…….

About Marcia

Marcia Singer is a healing artist with a master’s in clinical social work from U.C. Berkeley, certifications in hypnotherapy and Jungian-styled Voice Dialogue.  She’s been a professional singer-guitarist-entertainer for 5 decades, just completing her show biz memoir this year –her 8th book.  Marcia also is a tantric shaman, has starred in educational films about sex and intimacy, and teaches Mindfulness Meditation in Windsor. She writes for the monthly Upbeat Times, loves being outdoors and gardening, and keeping a politically progressive ear to the ground. 

You can contact Marcia on her via her website: www.lovearts.info 

 

 

By Roberta Teller

Me Too: Marcia Singer’s Story

The volcanic eruption of the Me Too Movement has occurred as women finally are finding their individual and collective voices and speaking out and saying ENOUGH to sexual assault and harassment especially, but not limited to the workplace.

Women are finally speaking out publicly, putting a spotlight on years of a good ol’ boys network and a cultural complicity that has looked the other way.  For too long, women have been subjected to inappropriate sexual harassment and  behaviors that demean, intimidate, threaten and compromise the integrity of their very being.

More and more women are feeling empowered, finally exiting this culturally ignored closet of secrecy and shame.   And while lots more work needs to be done, work places, college campuses, even the Olympics are under advisement that we will not be silent any longer…….

My guest on Wise Woman Storytime this past week was tantric and shamanic healer Marcia Singer. Marcia is a long time member of Me Too – there even before the movement got its name.  A victim of sexual traumas, she knows the hellish confines of its claws and has used  self-compassion, kindness  and forgiveness as stepping stones to climb out of the abyss she was stuck in –  to link her to the greater humanity and through her own healing, live a life  touched by  grace, gratitude and love. 

I invite you to listen to this important story. Please be advised that this may not be appropriate for everyone,  Listener discretion advised.

You can contact Marcia Singer at www.lovearts.info.

Marcia Singer: From OY to JOY; Turning Life’s Stressings Into Blessings

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I don’t think anyone can deny that life can be hard and challenging. In fact, it really is impossible to live without experiencing some kind of pain or suffering.

There are  the physical, emotional, mental struggles that we encounter in our various life changes. Some of us have grown up in dysfunctional  families, faced or witnessed, violence, abuse, neglect and felt unloved and uncared about. We struggle in our relationships and career paths and at different times in our lives we may have faced racism, classism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, xenophobic…you get the picture……

It is the nature of the human experience to bump against all kinds of hard knocks and challenges.  How we handle these bumps and challenges, the attitude we have towards them and perhaps, more importantly the attitude we have towards ourselves can make a huge impact on the outcome of the event, what happens to us, and who we become as a result of it.

My guest this week on KOWS’  Wise Woman Storytime,  Marcia Singer has faced more than her share of challenges throughout her life. A creative, intuitive and visionary woman, Marcia has sought answers and asked questions about the dark and light sides of living. From her inquiry, she has created a unique philosophy and framework that she lives by and offers to others through her writings, workshops, and teachings.  Today on Wise Woman Storytime Marcia tells her amazing story of how the deep trust in her inner wise woman, an openness to the  path of facing the shadow and a transformative philosophy for life has, as Marcia likes to say, “turns stressings into blessings” and  “Oy to Joy……

You can contact Marcia on lovearts.info.

Click the link below to listen to her story…..

By Roberta Teller