(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.
Shusara mentioned how other people are starting to share the Facebook picture quotes.
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.
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.
Shusara feels a big transition is coming for us.
(5:03pm meeting ends)
(February 7 is next meeting)