Latest News on Manifesting a Spiritual Center for BISPIRIT
WOW!!! It seems that we have been offered the use of facilities within a Buddhist temple in Orange County in which to conduct BISPIRIT meetings. This gives us a place for our members to SHARE and interact spiritually and metaphysically with one another in person. We are in the process of planning for how we might best use this opportunity to serve not only those within our BISPIRIT community, but those whose lives our members touch as well. We would be a positive force for doing good in the world. For that, we need to facilitate people being all that they can be and doing what spirit moves them to do.
Initially, we plan to hold spiritual sessions every other Saturday or Sunday depending on when the facilities are available and the preferences of those who would participate. The basic format for our sessions will be:
Introductory Presentation on Topic of Interest
Open Discussion on Topic
Meditation Related to Topic
Open Questions and Answers
Fellowship, 1-1 and Small Group Interaction
We expect the duration of these sessions to be 2-3 hours.
Preparatory material will be provided at least several days in advance of the sessions.
Some of the principles that we hold dear include:
Namaste! The spirit within me bows to the spirit within you. This is the degree of reverence and respect that we grant to one another. We acknowledge the sacred spirit within each of us. This becomes especially potent when we realize that there is only ONE SPIRIT that animates us all. At this site, you will see that expressed as I AM THAT I AM THAT YOU ARE. Meditate on that until you grasp it.
Love Unconditionally: There are only two forces operative in the universe, love and fear. We would ask that you choose LOVE to the degree that you can. This is how spirit operates. It is the only way in which she can express. But, it has to be unconditional, or it simply is not LOVE.
Responsibility: Each of us is responsible for our choices and our actions, even for not doing what we might have done. Every choice and every action has both results and consequences. We are responsible for these whether they are intended or unintended.
Reality Creation: We create our own reality both individually and collectively. It matters not whether the processes for doing this are conscious or other than conscious. The objective is to create a masterpiece of our lives and to help others to do the same to the degree that we can.
Learning: Learning is a life long endeavor. If we are not learning and growing, we are not really living. We have a responsibility to share what we learn with others as well. We do this by teaching. Indeed, often it is through the process of teaching that we learn the most.
Diversity and Uniqueness: Each of us is a unique instantiation of spirit in flesh. While it is the things that we have in common that bring us together, it is from exploring our differences that we experience things and relationships that trigger our growth. No two things are identical. Nature thrives on diversity. Life itself thrives on diversity.
Kindness: If we all abide by this one simple thing, be kind, then the world would be a much better place for all of us. Ultimately, this is an attitude with which we choose face everything and everyone.
Compassion: Having compassion for others, for what they experience, and for what circumstances they face brings our heart into play. If we act in accord with what we feel, we can truly make a difference.
Awareness: As spirit in flesh, it is important for us to focus on expanding our awareness of who we truly are. The more we do that, the more that we can serve as a clear channel through which spirit can express. When we do this, our life becomes magic, and our productivity increases by leaps and bounds. It can take a lot of self work ... but it is well worth it.
Acceptance: It is important to accept people for who they are and to accept life as it unfolds. In most cases, we do not have to make things happen. We can trust that this is happening perfectly already. Though, that does not mean that we can't desire for things to change. Indeed, preferences on our part are perfectly fine.
Doing What We Are Moved By Spirit to Do: We are instruments through which spirit expresses in the physical world. It is important to connect with the spirit within us so that we can know when she moves us to do what is ours to do. At some level, everything is perfectly orchestrated. We have only to play our role. We have only to do our part.
The focus of the sessions will be on how to apply spiritual / metaphysical principles in practical ways to live an abundant, happy, productive, peaceful, and harmonious life. We believe that through the SHARING of who we are in a supportive community environment, we can learn and grow into what we are meant to become. From such a state, we can maximize our contributions to spirit, to our families, to our communities, and even to the world.
If you are interested in this, please let us know. We need about a dozen people willing to commit to participate to be able to get this new activity going. We firmly believe that the time spent meeting in person with kindred spirits will be time extremely well spent.
If there are particular topics that you would like to see addressed, please submit them.
Some topics that we are considering include:
Finding what we are passionate about and applying our greatest gifts in service.
Building loving, supportive relationships with ourself and with others.
Practicing compassion, love, and understanding.
Keys to right living; the eightfold path.1. Right Views - to keep ourselves free from prejudice, superstition and delusion and to see aright the true nature of life.
2. Right Thoughts - to turn away from the evils of this world and to direct our minds towards righteousness.
3. Right Speech - to refrain from pointless and harmful talk; to speak kindly and courteously to all.
4. Right Conduct - to see that our deeds are peaceful, benevolent, compassionate and pure;.
5. Right Livelihood - to earn our living in such a way as to entail no evil consequences.
6. Right Effort - to direct our efforts incessantly to the overcoming of ignorance and selfish desires.
7. Right Mindfulness - to cherish good and pure thoughts for all that we say and do arise from our thoughts.
8. Right Meditation - to concentrate our will on the spirit, and how it would be expressed in our life.
Knowing ourself - a lifelong adventure in consciousness.
Expanding our awareness and living from that as fully as we can.
BE YOU! Encouragement for sharing who you are with others.
Enhancing your connection to spirit ... to the source within YOU.
Living in the NOW and making each moment count.
Making a masterpiece of our lives. First principles ...
Making a difference ... and a big difference at that.
If this interests you, please contact TuyNhu or Wayne
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