As long as there are those who are seeking Light
there will be people who have shadows
that seem to follow them.
When the image can be altered
so that they can see that the shadow is only
their own blocking of the Light,
then there will be no fear, no illusion,
and only the joy of leaving a physical body
when one is quite through with it.
(Emmanuel - Emmanuel's Book)
Welcome to the Awareness & Consciousness Group of Southern Nevada.
We're glad you're interested in joining us to discuss the awakening that people are noticing around the world. Our goal is to become a like-minded group of friends meeting in an informal setting to engage in friendly discourse about the many paths to awakening. We'll share thoughts and experiences and learn from each other to help further the individual paths we're following in our journey of awakening.
Leveraging the minds and experiences of others who are also seeking answers and experiencing growth, this is an incredibly powerful way to accelerate the process and journey we share.
What we're looking to discuss
Our group is not centered around any specific teaching, book, or dogma. Most of us have read something by the more popular authors like Eckhart Tolle, Richard Moss, Leonard Jacobson, Krishnamurti, and/or David Hawkins. Others have a background with A Course In Miracles (ACIM), Buddhism, Taoism, and other philosophies. Still others have come from the world of Byron Katie, Wayne Dyer, and Abraham-Hicks and other teachers.
There is absolutely no requirement that you have read any specific book or understand any of these concepts to participate in our group. Our group may be the launching point and support you've been seeking. We'll all learn from each other.
About our Group Meetings
Our group has semi-structured meetings. One of the members leads the group for the night to help get the discussions underway and to maintain friendly order and atmosphere. The "floor" is open to everyone and anyone who cares to share. The evening leader maintains a speaking queue so that the member can say what they want to say, completely and uninterrupted, before the next member begins.
Mutual respect for each other's right to speak and opinions is appreciated. While conflict is a primary vehicle for us to learn, we get enough of it from our egoic lives and don’t need it within the group.
It is important to keep the focus of the group at hand, and that is discussing consciousness and how to get into and maintain a heightened state of awareness that is beneficial on our paths of awakening. Personal examples are appropriate but this is not a forum to assist in solving specific personal problems.
Everyone is encouraged to bring the book that they are currently reading, one that they recently finished, or their favorite book on our subjects of discussion. Unlike most groups where they have a particular book that they are reading or studying to use as a launching point for discussion, our group does it a little differently. We believe that this process will not only make other members aware of new teachings, but it will help you connect with other members who are reading similar material.
If you are new to the topic and do not have an author you're favoring right now, we would suggest a good first choice might be Leonard Jacobson's "Journey into Now." It's a quicker read than many books on our group subject and will introduce you to some basic concepts that'll give you a kick-start to your understanding.
Especially since his endorsement by Oprah and their web broadcasts at Oprah's website, Eckhart Tolle is currently one of the most popular authors on the subject and his teachings enable you to communicate on a higher level. We strongly recommend "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth." "A New Earth" was the main topic of the webcasts with Oprah at Oprah.com where she hosts ten, one-hour, FREE webcasts of her and Eckhart discussing the book, chapter by chapter.
Another resource recommended by several members of the group would be Richard Moss' "The Mandala of Being." Not only does Richard do a great job of explaining the basic concepts of consciousness, he provides you with an outstanding tool to help you get into and maintain the Now, the main emphasis made popular by Eckhart Tolle. One of our members has had a great personal experience with Richard and cannot recommend him more highly than he already does.
Where we Meet
Our home is Saturn of Henderson (Findlay), which is just off the 95 and Autoshow Road, just north on Gibson. The Community Center there is an incredible facility. Lots of room, plenty of chairs, well lit, it is designed perfectly for meetings like this. There are stairs to the room and there is not an elevator, so the room is not wheelchair accessible. Parking is available on the perimeter of the property. Please do not park any place where it says "Customer Parking." Remember, this facility is provided free, so please respect the dealership's requests on this. Also, if you end up buying a car there, be sure to let them know you're part of the group as to encourage their allowing groups like us to use the facility! If you have any questions about where the meeting is, be sure to call Sean at 702.292.4365.
To get started, you should check out the Forum (Message Board) section called "Getting Started: The Essential Information." If you're looking for more discussion, we would also recommend reading the thread "Meetings EVERY DAY of the Week." There you will find links and information about many other great groups in Las Vegas.
I hope to see you at one of the events!
|Page title||Most recent update||Last edited by|
|About Awareness & Consciousness Group of Southern Nevada||July 14, 2009 9:56 AM||Michael Sean B.|