Monday, March 22, 2010
always conscious, fully present,
with a dose of mischief
~ oh ya, believe it ~
When you close your eyes and imagine Reno, Nevada, what comes to mind? Saloons, gunfights, and tumbleweeds of olden days? Quickie marriages and divorces? Slot machines and craps? Or winding roads to mountain lakes, crisp air, and ski slopes?
Or do you think of a place where people find encouragement to live intentionally, embracing love, integrity, courage, service, and respect? Or where people collaborate to create strong community ties that promote spiritual growth, cultural transformation, and a sustainable local economy?
We're all that here in Reno, and much more...
Conscious Community is a movement, building in strength and influence for several years. The goal is spiritual as well as cultural transformation. Embodied first in the way we live, transformation radiates outwardly into our families and into our social and work lives.
In February, I attended a Weaver Group training as part of the Conscious Community movement. I enjoyed myself thoroughly, exploring spiritual concepts and community development principles. Many of you know how these align with my passions. Mostly, I enjoyed the wonderful angels in earth suits who came. Everywhere I turned, I met smile after smile, loving hearts, and warm energy.
There I learned all about facilitating Weaver Groups, a grassroots strategy within the Conscious Community movement were we get back to the basics of our humanity by breaking down barriers that divide us. In Weaver Groups we connect heart to heart with one another and also with the positive aspects of our community.
Through this movement, and through our connections in Weaver Groups and in the community, we consciously create our community - one that supports and nurtures us, and one that inspires us to live in compassion and love.
Do you want more honest, authentic, loving relationships in your life?
Would you benefit from the support of others in your spiritual journey?
Would you like to see your community transform culturally, economically, spiritually?
Are you inspired to be a catalyst creating a better community?
If you are interested in joining a Weaver Group right here in Reno, please join us on March 24 at 6:30pm. Contact me, 775.970.5476 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information, or call Richard Flyer, the visionary and creator of Reno's Conscious Community, 775.851.2993.
Ah, but so many of my friends live outside of Reno. Bummer! Not really, because Conscious Community can come to you too. It works better when we spread the love! Richard has resources to help you get started, and I've listed links to some below.
I'm totally jazzed about Conscious Community. I'm ready to embrace transformation on many levels. Are you?
To learn more about Conscious Community in Reno, visit: http://www.itstimereno.org/
To access information on the training guide, visit: http://www.instimereno.org/calender.asp
To watch the new video about Reno's Conscious Community, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK-QOf1HDfs
Monday, March 1, 2010
What's going to happen?
I don't know.
What will you choose to do?
During the Bruka Theatre's delightful Valentine's Day production of "Love Squared," a character in the scene "Breakfast One" demonstrated his obsession with food by creating a cream puff. He told of how he lovingly rises before dawn to fire his wood stove to bake the pastry. On stage, he dolloped custard sauce and fresh cream between the pastry slices, then dabbled chopped hazelnuts and drizzled hot chocolate sauce on top of the decadent creation. With my mouth watering, I mumbled, "amazing." My friend, Lucie, turned to her husband and whispered, "I want that." The character handed off his creation to a lucky lady in the first row just as intermission began.
When I returned from freshening up, Lucie was eating the cream puff! Lucky Lady returned the puff to Nicky's Bar, and Lucie's husband asked for it. "Wow, Lucie, you're a powerful creator!" I told her. I must be too, because she shared huge bites with me, each one creating an eye-rolling ecstasy. In that moment of joyful awareness, I realized how most of the big intentions that Dana and I shared during our New Year's manifestation ritual have already come to pass, even before Valentine's Day! Remarkable!
My friend, Tim Glenn, is a spiritual reader, metaphysical teacher, and sound healer (soulpurposereadings.com). He's also a channel for Proterrian, quoted above, who are a collective of ascended master beings who offer us guidance during these times of transition and transformation. Tim, Proterrian, and other spiritual leaders practiced in the Law of Attraction, tell us that we are manifesting our desires more and more quickly these days. It's important, therefore, to safeguard our thoughts, to focus on what we truly desire rather than what we don't want.
However, in these days of crumbling systems, economic downturns, doomsday prophecies, and overall uncertainty about how our future will look, many of us are frightened, i.e. focusing on what we don't want, and desperately seeking answers out there in the world.
What are you envisioning in these times of turmoil and transformation?
What emotional response do you have to your vision?
What vision would bring you more strength and joy?
What inner guidance do you receive about how to prepare?
This is a time to turn away from fear-based thinking and much of our old programming. It's time to open our hearts. Proterrian offers advice for any season, but it's particularly helpful now:
1. Come from a loving heart
2. Put one foot in front of the other
3. Walk in faith
What and who in your life opens your heart?
How can you be more patient and present in the moment?
Where do you find faith and inspiration within?
I notice more and more that my heart holds my passion to make a difference in service to my community. My heart serves as my compass.
My mind helps to create the path for my loving, creative expressions, as long as I don't give it too much control.
What my heart creates, I hold as sacred. What my mind desires, I hold without attachment.