Become the Antidote

As all that seems life-depleting rather than life-enhancing reaches a fever pitch, it is tempting to give up.

But KEEP ON, my friend.

Your part in this is pivotal and holy.

What if you realize that the only one you can be truly sure of changing and healing is YOU, and do just that.

As Teal Swan says:

“The empowerment that you do have in what is happening in the world is to be part of the solution to the actual root of what is happening in the world today. This means you must seek the root. You must become the antidote to the root dysfunction that you see in the world. For example, if you see that the root of the way people are behaving is fear, then see that the antidote to fear is understanding and love. You must put more effort into understanding everyone and everything than you have ever put forth before. And you must make the conscious choice to love, which is to include others as a part of yourself. If you see that the root of the polarization in the world is the perception of separation, become a uniting force. Awaken to Oneness yourself. If you see that cruelty is what created the trauma that created the zero sum game behaviour between people in the world, become radically kind and devote yourself to finding a win-win with all other things in existence. … Consider your behaviour to be a demonstrative vote for how you want the world to be like. Cast your vote consciously. The future of humanity is being voted on by your thoughts, words and actions today. Find the root. What is the antidote to that root? Become that antidote.” #becometheantidote#loveandunderstanding

Awakening Heart Wisdom – Dyad Self Inquiry Day, August 29, 2021 – London, ON

Private Zoom Session with Brenda McMorrow

Mentoring Sessions with Brenda

Brenda is very pleased to offer individual sessions. Receive support and guidance around what is relevant in your life, eg. kirtan leading, your own personal mantra practice, creative expression, songwriting and/or guidance for your own spiritual journey.

Brenda can meet with you by telephone or by Zoom

For more information, please email:

The investment for a one hour session is  €75 – Please click link to reserve your spot. Brenda will email you and you can set up a session time and date together!

Kirtan Concert August 28, London, ON

Join Brenda McMorrow and special guests Lucas Tensen (cello/kora) and Rachel McGarry (vocals) for a special evening of Kirtan:  Call and Response chanting and uplifting group singing. When: Saturday, August 28 7-9:00 p.m. 
Where: 2156 Highbury Ave North, London ON
(Indoor facilities graciously donated by the Chinmaya Hanuman Ashram.)

Your Investment: $25 in advance/ $30 at the door 
(It is recommended to register and pay in advance as seating is limited)
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We will be following all current Ontario guidelines.

“Singer/songwriter, Brenda McMorrow is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian chants with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”. As spiritual teacher Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift”, and her music has been touching people’s hearts across the planet. With 5 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. Brenda has been invited to share the power of mantra at festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia for the past 13 years.”

“Brenda McMorrow’s songs are a bridge between the Worldly & the Infinite” – Mantra Magazine
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Move n’ Groove SW Ontario Aug. 1

Move n’ Groove!! August 1 

Guelph/Cambridge, Ontario

(early bird pricing ends this Sat. July 24)

My dear friend, meditation teacher, facilitator, and all round great human, Jerome Giovinazzo is putting on this sweet gathering.

From Jerome:

“Hello, Friends & Family!
It’s been a long & challenging year, and many of us are ready to reignite that spark of community & celebration! 

On Sunday, August 1, myself and some very special friends will be offering an extraordinary event that will not only allow us to reconnect with others through festivity but will also help support two charities that are very dear to me: The Asian Classics Input Project (, AND The Yoga Studies Institute ( Both of these organizations are responsible for the preservation & dissemination of ancient literature which contribute to the mental & physical well-being of people throughout the world. 

Yoga Class — For All Levels

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

Ecstatic Dance Party

Fire Purification Ceremony

Swimming in 2 Heated Pools & Hot Tub

Hiking On Property Trails

Jerome’s Famous Homemade Indian Feast  
Live Kirtan Concert with Brenda McMorrow with special guests Rachel McGarry and Lucas Tensen

    …….and more

WHEN: Sunday, August 1, 10am – 10pm
WHERE: 15 minutes from Guelph located on a spectacular 70 acre country estate

PRICE: $150 early bird price until July 24 / $175 after July 24 

(send an e-transfer to jeromegio@hotmail.comto reserve your ticket)

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
We hope to see you there!
Love & Gratitude, jerome

“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and Terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final”. I love this quote by Rilke. So many of us have been frozen and hardened by fear. It is challenging to rise from that place especially when a troubling situation (such as what we have all been finding ourselves in) triggers a childhood trauma or a deep dark anxiety or fear. But if we remember that all things shift and change, maybe we can hold more lightly our opinions, our judgements and our need for things to make perfect sense. Maybe we can allow the damaging effects of a bombardment of fear messaging on repeat, to dissolve. Maybe we can begin to see things more clearly and begin inquiring. Truly inquiring. What if our opinions can change in the light of new information; what if we can ask that friend who is privy to good information that is not being shown on the m a i n stream to share with us. Maybe it’s time to take a long, deep breath and lay down the swords of defence and fear. Open, soften. Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Gratitude for the Inquiring minds and hearts

This is a message of great gratitude to all who are fearlessly self-reflecting and healing; all who are asking questions that may arise within them even when they’re encouraged not to; who open broadly to information (and intuition) even when it conflicts with their own held beliefs; who recognize that things always change and evolve; who are courageous when they’re scared; who love to know the whole story not just one side; who seek to love and forgive even when they feel self-righteous and contracted; who prefer to be kind over being right; and to those who are stepping into an inquiring space (inner and outer) despite all pressure against it. You all rock my world and, in my humble opinion, this is how loving change in our world happens and peace prevails.Thank YOU!

Returning to a place of knowing in the Heart

How can I return to a place of knowing within my heart? 

Which steps can I take to cultivate connection, openness, stillness, softness in my day?

Can I notice where I might be “defending” my own decisions by condemning the decisions of others? How might I take more responsibility for my own choices and rest back into the diversity of the flow of life?

Can I begin to notice where fear and trauma may have led me to temporarily shut down my inquiring mind, my curious nature, my ability to reason independently and think critically?

Can I be gentle with myself about that and begin to open back up?

Where do I hold tightly to a belief or ideology because it gives me a sense of security, something solid to steady me? Are there “catch phrases” I’ve heard that are on repeat within me? Can I notice how they may have replaced my own independent inquiry? Can I find gentler ways to feel the safety of my own soul?

How can I return to a place of knowing within my heart? 

Which steps can I take to cultivate connection, openness, stillness, softness in my day?

Right now I can simply 


a deep 

breath …

And remember that nothing is set in stone, everything changes and right now, here I am, free to breathe, to choose, to Love and to BE.


Awakening Heart Wisdom – 1 hour – June “Mantra & Meditation Mondays” on Zoom

Mondays: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021 (10:00-11:00 a.m. EST)

Join for one or join for all! We will gather each Monday in June for an “Awakening Heart Wisdom” tune-up!

Begin your week with chant, meditation and inspiration for connecting more deeply with your beautiful Heart’s Wisdom.

(Suggested donation between $10-20 CAD per session)

Thank you for donating through PayPal HERE

or, if you are Canadian, through INTERAC bank transfer to

And Register by emailing

This is an “old fashioned non-automated” registration process so you will receive the Zoom Link shortly after contacting us (but not immediately)!


In a time when so much information is coming at us from every direction, many of us are feeling deeply called
to return to the True Wisdom of our Hearts. What do we know beyond what our mind may be telling us?How can we cultivate a more accessible and clear line of communication with our deeper knowing? 

Join Brenda for an hour of mantra, music, meditation and inspiration! 

We will spend an hour each Monday in June (10 a.m. EST)  sharing some specific practices and experiences that
can help us put our Heart Wisdom in its natural spot as our main
Guide, and to lovingly nudge the mind back to its role as a support to the Heart.

Offer it Up! A way to access more of your Heart’s Wisdom

If you’re like me, having some reminders about ways we can navigate these times is helpful. Here’s a short video about the importance of accessing the wisdom our true Self for guidance. One way that has been super helpful for me is in saying a prayer and offering up any confusion or distress up to a “higher power” just as Arjuna does in the Bhagavad Gita.