(2:10pm meeting starts)

Clearing Lingering Pain
Shusara mentioned that now is a good time to be in process. It's paramount that any lingering pain that is still being carried has to be looked at now, it's extremely important. Working on issues with parents is a common one. Pain can only be dissolved from the personal self, even though the work is impersonal. Feeling the energy is important to release it. Let it come through as it is: anger, rage, etc. Work we're doing is also affecting the collective, helping it release issues too. If we don't do it now we're going to get hit hard this year, we'll be forced to move into the space that we don't consciously want to go to. Moving into the space of unconditional love this year is important.

Core Council Meditation
Shusara wants to do a monthly core council meditation, similar to the solstice meditation we had in December. She brought up doing an intensive with the core council at the beach house she goes to.

Tim mentioned how he feels we should have a curriculum to allow people from different perspectives to approach the work. The Q/A sessions seemed to fit into this. Group agreed it was a good idea. PielleAyan will work on topics. She'd like to start it for March, possibly February.

Facebook Updates
Shusara mentioned how other people are starting to share the Facebook picture quotes.

Newsletter Updates
Meghan mentioned that only 7 of 15 people opened the newsletter, the 6 core council and 1 non council person. Meghan would like two articles now so that she can schedule better and have a backup. Group discussed attributes of the newsletter. Tim and Shusara mentioned how the newsletter they envisioned would contain links to articles rather than the full article contained within it. Tim said it would be better to have the articles on our web site and also have a digest article on our web site that would be the actual newsletter. Tim mentioned how the email that the newsletter came from was not from our domain and increases the odds of it being interpreted as spam, he also thought it would look better coming from our domain.

Pulling Back
Question on what to do on the third Tuesday of the month? Linda doesn't want to do anything, she feels she has to focus on herself right now. PielleAyan doesn't want to do anything in the community room because it has to be reserved. Tim thought we had already agreed to do stuff: speaker, movie, game, etc. Meghan feels no one is coming. Shusara feels she's in a space where she needs to focus on other things: outside office, being guide, book. She mentioned that in her personal walk that there are times where there are down times. If we make choices out of fear then we're putting the brakes on how the group can grow. Energy seems to be there to hold events on third Tuesday and if no one comes to use the time as time to be together. People mentioned a need to plan better, a few months out rather than always scrambling. Group decided to not do the Q/A sessions anymore for January and February, instead they would be replaced with curriculum sessions. They would be done on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Radio Station Ads
Perry knows a guy at work who can do voiceover work for us, for ads to go on the 24/7 station.

KCSA Transition
Shusara feels a big transition is coming for us.

(5:03pm meeting ends)
(February 7 is next meeting)

Love All, Honor All, Serve All

Love All, Honor All, Serve All

Dear Ones,

Greetings, and congratulations on making it through 2014! It was a challenging year for most of us, filled with hard lessons in how to let go, forgive, and most importantly, how to love more openly and more fully.

You must remember that you are walking the ascension path every day…little by little and step by step. So, too, is the collective of humanity on Earth. Ascension isn’t some event, or point in time “out there.” We are all moving through it right now, each moment bringing us one step closer to the actualization of non-polarized consciousness, or one step further away. And so the dance of ascension continues for us all, moving in direct relation to our understandings and our capacity to live from those understandings in the physical world.

How many of you still just want “out” of here? How many are sick and tired of all the drama in the world…the cruelty, hate, disrespect, fear, self-righteousness, violence, and lack of general decency? There’s polarization in all that and it will keep your consciousness trapped here. Or, are you still holding onto the idea that because you mentally understand the concepts around non-duality and ascension you will be ready for that final level of initiation back into the Illumined Worlds from whence you came? There is a level of denial present in that attitude, mostly due to the repressed fear that you won’t be up to the task at hand. Again, it is a trap. You must remember that you did not come here to escape this reality. You came here to master it; and master it you shall, even if it takes millions of years. No one is released from the grip of polarized consciousness without first mastering how to live in it while remaining unattached to it.

2015 will give us more opportunities to deal with our unfinished business. There is no longer time to play around with our spiritual work. For those of you who are serious about your spirituality when times are tough and lax when life is good, you may be in for a rude awakening if you don’t address the lack of importance you are placing on your spiritual work. Take this as your official warning. Ascension is not a game. It is not fiction or fantasy. It is very real and it is actually happening.

Likewise, for you seekers who are serious about your work all the time, pay close attention now to everything coming up in your world. The universe will point you to any unfinished business you may have been resistant to confronting in the past. It is sure to be placed in your awareness now, but don’t expect it to be right in your face. Part of your mastery here is to read into the subtleties of Spirit in your life and find their meaning and lessons for you. You will need to hone your skills in reading the energies and making connections to things that would otherwise seem unrelated.

You can all expect to witness greater disparities in the world this year. As we move closer to balance within, the world on the outside reflects the opposite. Everything the collective holds in polarization unconsciously is now being witnessed in the world by all. Don’t allow the highly charged energies of the polarization you will experience pull you into the space where you believe them to be real. Like reflections in mirrors at a carnival fun house, what you are witnessing is NOT an accurate representation of reality and it is not to be trusted. Your job is to see the world events as a necessary component of our collective ascension, but to remain unattached and unaffected by them. Your primary job is always to remain in your hearts. From the space of the heart, you will be able to do the following:

Love all, regardless of who they are or how they seem to be. All are reflections of the divine and all reflections, whether true to one’s divine nature or gross misinterpretations of that nature, have the divine as their ultimate source. See the divine in all things, existing at different points on the sliding scale of God’s perfection.

Honor all for their roles in this play of consciousness. Teachers come in all forms, from the ascended master in the etheric to the perfect representation of evil in manifest form. All have a gift to give you on your path home. Make it your work to see the unity in all of it, the interdependency and interrelatedness of all things. See each representation as something sacred and honor every atom of consciousness for playing out the role it was given.

Serve all from this day forward. Consider others’ needs more than your own wants. Be a conscious giver in the world. Assist those who need help, serve those who have something beneficial to give to humanity, and strive every day to be in service to mother-father God and to humanity. Pay attention to the promptings you receive from Spirit. You will be shown ways to serve. Listen and respond accordingly. There is only one, manifested as all, and in serving one, you serve all. Just as, when you help others, you also help yourself.

Be ready to weather the storms this year and equally expectant of witnessing the miracles and magic of Spirit along the way. Remember that God lives in you and through you as you, and that this life is just a dream in the mind of God…a dream of separation that never even happened. You aren’t that which is dreamt of…you are the witness to the dream.




(1:49pm meeting starts)

Shusara mentioned we could offer yoga. Meghan hopes that as we grow we attract people willing to volunteer.

Cease and Desist Letter
Shusara hasn't responded to the cease and desist letter in regards to our name. She wants to talk to the Rimboche. She feels that worst case scenario is we go back to our previous name: Shambhalla.

Community Engagement
Shusara asked Linda to keep track of ideas for community engagement. Continue to look for ad space. Shusara mentioned advertising in Creative Loafing.

Donation Scripts
Tim wanted to talk about the donation scripts.

Tim mentioned he thinks passing the donation bag around right after the event starts or right before it ends is a good idea. Shusara said for satsang we should ask before the person enters the room.

Meghan didn't agree with stating that donations are required because by law we can't require that. She mentioned that she had an idea of using donation receipts similar to how Goodwill does things. Accountants weren't okay with doing that involving cash.

PielleAyan wanted to encourage people to donate on a monthly basis. She had a script for the Q/A that she shared. Tim thought we should do both in terms of monthly donation and per event donation.

Mentioning of sending a monthly email to interested people, could include a donation button on there. Email would have things like upcoming events.

The Meetup mindset is people getting together, not that it's a person's livelihood. Satsang is the only event we couldn't require a donation. The law requirement is that a regular service can't be charged for so it is possible for satsang to have a fee if another event were recurring and free. The group mentioned to stop asking for donations at events and charge instead.

Elemental Healing
We aren't going to pre-book rooms in Elemental Healing.

Monthly Charity Donation
Meghan mentioned that we have $111 extra. She also mentioned that no one else but us has been giving to the monthly charity donation so board agreed to just send the money to KCSA.

Monthly Newsletter
Meghan wants to do the monthly newsletter. Submissions would have to be submitted 7 days prior. We're going to try for January 1 for the first. Getting the email list compiled is something to do.

Reaching People
Perry thought about manning phones at PBS and they mention us an organization.

Linda thinks we should go out to the people and not just rely on people coming to us. Tim mentioned that the work we do is valuable to everyone regardless of their profession or religion. Shusara said we would have to have the work staged in such a way that it could appeal to other people.

Shusara's Outdoor Shed
Shusara announced that Tim agreed to fund the complete structure Shusara will need for her space.

(3:19pm meeting ends)
(January 3 is next meeting)