FLASH MOB CAROLING!-A New Tradition is Born

By Gabriela Masala

Dec 30

Well, Mercury went retrograde the day after Christmas…what better time to draw creative attention inward and utilize it for radical revisioning!

First, let’s remember and give thanks for the highlights of our holiday season. What old or new traditions brought you the most joy? When did you genuinely feel that spark of light amidst the Solstice darkness? or the spirit of giving and the touch of good will?

Our holidays were abundant with quality play time; at home, in nature, and with friends. We even created a new tradition! FLASH MOB CAROLING!

Sitting around the table on Dec 23rd, we decided that it would be fun to spontaneously congregate on street corners, enter into restaurants and stores and sing a song or two. We put out the word to The One Love Alliance and voila, a jolly mob of merrymakers assembled.

We met just off of 4th Ave, an active street in downtown Tucson, and rehearsed our 3 songs for about 10 minutes. We kept is simple with Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls and We wish You a Merry Christmas. We were ready to hit the streets.

First stop, Epic Cafe, which was brimming with peeps cozying up with a hot drink and friends. They were simply delighted, surprised and applauded as we causally departed and walked on. We dropped in on B-Line Restuarant, Hippie Gypsie, Antigione Bookstore, The Food Conspiracy Co-op and Maya Quetzel restaurant.

The merrymaking was funny, heartwarming and joyful. It was unforgettable and definitely the “One Love” ignition of a new tradition.

People put their cell phones up to record and photograph us, they stopped whatever they were doing and received the blessings of songs being sung just for them. They clapped and cheered for “more.” We all received the gift of humanity sharing love. Givers and receivers basking in good will and fun connection over timeless holiday songs.

By our last stop, my 3 year old, Talia, who had started the flash mob journey carried in arms, hiding her face from strangers, was now standing on a table top, dancing, singing and smiling, belting out “and a Happy New Year”, with her little hand bursting into the air in a gesture of grand finale.

Laughter, kindness, and the power of group song, spontaneously melted away the false boundaries that make us strangers. Thanks to all the participants that sang with such heart and soul. You are beautiful.

Now, it’s off to the New year. Keep in mind that Mercury retrograde is a potent time to do all the RE things that need tending…reorganize, recuperate, regenerate, retreat, revision, recreate, renew, revitalize, recenter.

Get ready to launch your best year yet!

About the Author

Gabriela is a natural intuitive, with a knack for bridging inner and outer worlds, bringing relevance to daily living. Her guidance is infused with pure love, in the service of health and wholeness. She has been steeping in the universal wisdom teachings of metaphysics, mysticism, Shamanism, Yoga, Zen, Transpersonal Psychology, Earth-based Spirituality and Energy Medicine for over 20 years.

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Kristen Lynnette December 30, 2009

Sweet Inspiration Gabriela. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for the reminder of Mercury Retrograde and what a beautiful time it is for the RE things!

I appreciate it. I have never really known much about Mercury Retrograde. Honestly my experience has been people saying that things "go wrong".

From what you have shared, I gather that it is a reavaluation time and maybe that is why people experience challenges, to help them reevaluate.

Thank you again!

~Kristen Lynnette

Anonymous December 31, 2009

It sounds like such a blast, Gabriela! I love that so many on 4th Avenue got such a strong hit of love and joy! A Holiday party prevented us from attending, but I feel the spirit of it from your beautiful description. Wonder-full!

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