It is almost the New Year, and I cannot even describe how excited I am imagining what will come next. I realized I need to have help. Volunteers are great, but they are also rather unreliable. It is necessary to pay people.
Yesterday we did a preparation for our New Year's event and walked through the first course offering Strengthening the Core. The short practice exercises were extremely powerful! I discovered a few threads lingering in my formerly robe of self-doubt, fear and self-sabotage. The beautiful design of the course is that the final focus is stepping out of those old patterns. I was able to ask myself what would I do if I knew I couldn't be wrong? One thing was to spend money, and be generous.
The fear of money, or lack of it, is a terrible hinderance to stepping out into our dreams. I have put money aside to start-up this project, though, and I believe it is about time I dipped into the til and let it flow.
I have decided to hire an Assistant Director of the Community House, and a Director of Youth Programming. I feel so much better just saying it. What a relief to have a team of people who share my vision and who have the time and willingness to commit to the project.
The Community House Network is all about empowering individuals to direct their own lives and live the life of their dreams. I haven't talked as much about The Center for Creative Learning yet, but this is what I intend to focus on in the New Year! The Center is focused on alternative education, including adult programs for personal growth and expansion.
On New Year's Day at 1PM CST the Center will host an intentions setting ceremony. It is open to anyone interested in participating.
So Please Join Us!
Please Join Us
Friday, January 1st 2021
Setting intentions is a powerful way to align our lives with our highest aspirations. When we set intentions we are saying to the universe, “This is what I want for my life.”
Intentions are the seeds of our soul’s desire. As we set them, we set the course to see new and beautiful things blossom in our lives.
When setting my personal intention for the new year, I want to ask myself, “What is it I want to harvest in the new year? What is my soul most longing to experience? What would my life look like if I were living my dream? What do I need to let go of to step into my light?”
2021 Intention’s Setting Ceremony Guide:
Prior to joining us, it will be useful to spend each night from today until New Year’s Day, thinking of what your soul most desires to experience in the new year.
Each night before bed, grab your journal, and find a comfy spot. Center your attention on the present moment. Set your timer for 5 minutes and ask yourself, “What would my highest expression of my soul look like? What do I need to do to step onto that path? What is my soul longing to experience in the new year?” Notice what arises. Allow your thoughts to flow without judgement. When the timer ends journal for another 5 minutes or so.
Notice both the positive and negative emotions or thoughts that arise. Perhaps there is the inner critic that wants to minimize your desires. Write down both the positive and negative in your journal. We will set intentions to let go of any limiting beliefs you have identified, so we may step into our heart’s desire without fear, judgement, or doubt.
For Friday, please come with a candle and a journal or something to write with. We will light our candles at 1:11 Central Standard Time. The ceremony will end at 2PM CST.
1PM – introductions and sharing.
1:11 – Candle lighting
1:15-1:20 – Intention for Family
1:25-1:30 – Intention for Relationships
1:35-1:40 – Intention for Community
1:45-1:50 – Intention for Self
We invite you to stay on for an introduction to the free course Strengthening the Spiritual Core: A Journey to Self.
The Community House is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: New Year's Intention Setting
Time: Jan 1, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 859 4275 6915
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Process and Anchors
I was working on our upcoming personal growth course with Susan and we started talking about endings. I am not sure why, but I have a terrible time with endings. I have come to see this as part of my process-oriented mind. I like to see a project in the process of becoming, and start to shut-down when I think I am at the end. I believe we never really finish anything. Ideas come, take shape, and leave, but I find they come back in new and powerful ways if I allow them to.
My biggest problem with being enamored with the process rather than the product, is that it can be difficult to see things into a form. Ideas come to play and then float on their way. After years of sorting through jumbled notebooks filled with brilliant ideas, I realized I needed a system to organize and anchor these ideas down. Basically a way to not lose them forever. I found that publishing was a wonderful way to do this. Even publishing something like a blog.
Anchors are what become places where ideas hit 3D reality. In creating these anchors for our dreams and ideas, we allow others to participate with us in new and exciting ways.
A suggestion for the process-oriented mind: instead of random journals, use google docs with specific titles. This will spare you the pain of looking for those journals or scraps of paper. If you do write on a paper, you can take a photo and upload it to a folder designated for those ideas.
What do you then want to do with these growing ideas? That is up to you. Starting to create anchors has taken me quite a way in acting meaningfully in the world. If you want to do more with this, you can join our courses. Check them out here: www.consciousnessexplorations.com
The advice I would give at this point to anyone crazy enough to start a program of action like the Community House Network (or whatever your vision may hold) is to keep moving.
I was speaking with my colleague and collaborator Brandy about how it feels like things are moving just too fast right now and I want to press pause for a minute. She mentioned a program she had just attended which focused on the emergent and responsive nature of any project. She also mentioned working with another non-profit that was hitting just the same wall I seem to be up against. That is: What happens when and idea hits 3D reality?
I think the key is not to lose the big picture. So while I am stressing out about the fact that the internet is not working, I don't need to say, forget hosting the first organizational meeting. I don't need to shut down the main purpose to fix the non-essentials.
Just keep on moving, oh yeah, and ask for help!
An Idealist-Realist. Striving to Bring those Idealistic Dreams into Reality.