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Speaker puts quest for truth to music

Weber hopes audience members find reawakening through musical comedy

POSTED: July 1, 2009 3:25 p.m.
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Freddie Weber performs a one-woman show next week at Unity of Gainesville Church.

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Are you ready to live in the present?

Speaker and author Freddie Weber will perform her one-woman show July 9 to help audience members at Unity of Gainesville Church realize their true self.

"This show - even though it came from a dark night of the soul - it is very funny because the mind is a hoot," Weber said. "It's really kind of making fun of myself."

Weber said the musical comedy is based on her own experience and her work with renowned author Eckhart Tolle and his books "The Power of Now" and "New Earth." She's traveled across the country, hoping that people will identify with her story and see a glimpse of who they really are.

The speaker said many people have a difficult time looking past unimportant matters.

"The truth ... is inside us," Weber said. "(It's hard to find it) because our minds are so busy. And they're so full of it, telling us that we're not good, that we're not OK, that we're this and we're that. It's not really the truth. But we can't hear the truth - which is our soul - because our minds are so busy."

Weber said her reawakening came about 10 years ago after a difficult experience.

"There's always been this urge, this real passion for the truth, to find out who I really was and to go beyond what society said I was," she said. "I thought I was disappearing, disintegrating. (But) from that, there was a rebirth, which is amazing. It's something that you could never have imagined."

In the past, Weber has studied with authors Marianne Williamson, Joel Goldsmith and Tolle, and has also completed five levels of Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala training, according to a news release. Weber is the author of "The Power of Nothing," "Losing Your Mind to Save the World," "Modern Meditation" and "Yikes!!! Nothing to Hold on to (So Why am I Happy?)." She has won the Los Angeles Dramalogue Award for best music and lyrics, and the New York Critics Circle Award, the Obie and Theater World Award for best musical performer off Broadway.



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