|Sent on:||Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:50 AM|
It's time to thrive!
Welcome to Consciousness Group 2013.
Spiritual… Not Religious is on track for fresh starts and great works. I want to personally invite you to be one of the very first attendees of our 2013 Monday Night Consciousness Groups.
2012 was a fantastic year of growth for Spiritual… Not Religious. We established at the beginning of the year and since then have grown exponentially. We gathered almost every Monday through the year. We are solidly headed into our second year of Consciousness Groups. Our experiences together have led to great levels of awareness and growth. 2013 is amped-up, super-powered and filled with fresh new inspiration. I'm so excited to announce that as of this date 1/4/2013 we have 219 Spiritual… Not Relgious members. Here’s the website again if you haven’t checked things out in a while. Feel free to RSVP, say “hello” to other members, drop me a line, or share your thoughts with the group. http://www.meetup.com/spiritualnotreligious
What an awesome way to start off this New Year!
The direction of Spiritual… Not Religious is “forward.” One important key for the continued growth of our community is to make sure that members have a way to share each of their own special talents and skills. I believe that every one of us is part of this community for a reason and we all know things that can be shared to benefit our group as a whole. Growing a community is a labor of love involving everyone.
Actively participate in the growth of this awesome community. There will be a meeting on February 7th at 7:00-9:00pm.
Let me share something personal with you that (even as a member) you might not yet be aware of…
I started facilitating groups after I literally choked to death in 2005. I had an out of body near death experience that completely changed my life. After my experience I felt completely alone, as if I was from some other planet. I had no one in my life that I felt safe enough to talk to about my experiences. I needed support but had no resources and nowhere to go for the kind of help I needed. I had to start my life from scratch. I wound up leaving everything from my past behind.
I had nowhere in my life to just being me. I was moving onward but everything in the world I was in kept tying me to my past. After my OOBNDE my life became very different. It was if I was being led by a power outside of myself, to my true self. I could have certainly gone to a church or found a counselor, but neither option was a fit for me. I knew what I was being called to, it was crystal clear. I needed a safe place to express myself with others, openly. I craved a place where it would be ok to show up as me. I needed somewhere I could show up however I was at any given time and still be accepted. If I was angry, happy, frustrated, elated or anything else I was experiencing at the time, I needed to know it was ok. What I really wanted was a community to see me right where I was, as I was, on my journey, today. I needed people to hear me, love me, support me, hug me, and at least attempt to understand me. Above all that, I really just wanted to know that I wasn’t crazy and/or completely alone. I didn’t find this resource anywhere, no matter how hard I looked… so I was called to create it. So, I started groups and quickly found out that there were many other people with interesting experiences similar to mine. The rest is history…
So, here we are... I’m often asked why I put so much of myself into these groups and why they mean so much to me.
I pour so much of myself into this community because you people keep giving me such great reasons to be of service to you. You keep growing and shining so bright and are so precious. Not only is Spiritual… Not Religious filled with amazing individuals, but you are my friends, family, teachers, people I share my life with each and every week and an honest reflection of me. Through the years you have watched my life shift and grow as I have been privileged to be with you. This is very important to me and the gratitude within me I can’t express enough.
Sometimes I show up happy and sometimes I show up moody. There are times I sit and meditate on this and what it always boils down to is that I really just love being of service to you, as a group, as a community, as people in my life that I adore and cherish. You are my brothers, sisters, moms, dads, cousins, best-friends and more. For my personal journey there is no greater thing than to be of service to you. Spiritual… Not Religious is where I do that. This a growing community full of some of the most brilliant, inspired, powerful, creative, loving, soulful, passionate, compassionate, selfless, genuine, open, generous people I have ever known. It is my greatest honor, gift and privilege to be able to be of service as the founder and community organizer of this growing Spiritual… Not Religious community. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
These groups are not mine... They are ours. They belong to anyone and everyone that has ever felt alone on their spiritual path. They are in place for YOU so that you don’t have to journey alone, like I did. My mission is to provide a safe place for people to explore many different beliefs, share their journey with others, uncover talents, participate in a supportive (love-filled) community, be abundant, be of service and gracefully step into their best version of “self.”
“Our life is a reflection of what is held within us.” – Raea Sunshine
Our Spiritual… Not Relgious gatherings give us time and space to be immersed in an experience of unconditional love, compassion and community.
If you are ready to take your life to new levels of greatness… I look forward to seeing you regularly.
You can journey alone… but now you don’t have to.
Some of the most outstanding, dedicated souls you will ever meet are at our meetups.
Spiritual… Not Religious:
Consciousness Group meets every Monday @ 7:00-9:00pm (accept holidays or otherwise announced)
Upcoming Special Events:
Raea on KKNW 1150 AM Radio, Saturday January 5th, 2013 @ 11:00 AM.
Livestream link: http://1150kknw.com/listen
“Pot-Luck” Monday Night Consciousness Group January 21st,[masked]:00-9:00pm
Please bring your most favorite dish to share with 15+ and a friend.
Ideas: Crock-Pot meals, Salads and Veggies, Appetizers are great!
February “Stepping into Service” Meeting:
Thursday February 7th 7:00-9:00pm
Rev. Raea Sunshine
Rev. Raea Sunshine