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Celebrating the life of David LaChapelle

Celebrating the Life of David LaChapelle: Visionary teacher, see-er of souls, wisdom keeper and devoted follower to the great stillness. Friend to many. Dream coach, author, publisher and speaker. Chanter, painter, builder, philosopher and patriarch. His body let go. His gifts live on...

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

David the Wrestler

Remember Ginny's eulogy of David as a Mandala?

She wrote so beautifully of the various beautiful expressions of him and his life, it was a stunning piece in terms of the content, and even more so for it's quality of writing and deep connection to David's essence. Some days before the Boulder memorial I was thinking about this mandala and remembering that Ginny's description would be read aloud as part of the ceremony. Inspired, I flashed on the idea: what if we invited a pass of the talking stick where the mandala is filled out even more... David the Healer, David the Mystic...

I knew we might not actually do it, and we didnt, but when I shared the idea with Diane Hullet, she growled "David the Wrestler" and described the time he tackled her and helped shift a looping pattern she was in. It was just the right medicine at the time and she would definitely name that side of him if filling out the mandala from here.

Later the next day, Brenda Zellner shared an important time in her memory of David, when he called the same fierce push-back from her in a wresting match... and so I told her about her shared sisterhood with Diane. Here's Cynthia Yoder's photos from a Hawaii retreat for your wresting-watching pleasure. Go CYNTHIA!

Maybe you too brought out this side of David...?
Maybe you can think of a mandala component not yet named...

Happy On-lookers: Dani Antman & Andrea Luchese

Cynthia and family that same week. Mahalo for sending your photos

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