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Many of us crave deeper connections in life. Not only with others, but with ourselves, creation, the universe, or The Divine itself. Creating connection can take on many meanings and can look different for each of us.

Whether you feel it through your mind, your body or inner being, Deep Connection eludes many of us, thanks, in part, to the noise of the distractions all around us every day. Technology, social media, cultural expectations, schedules too busy to manage, etc., all can dampen our ability to make the very connections that we're craving for in our every day lives.

In this meetup, we will explore these barriers to true connection and help uncover the key principles to breaking through into those 10 seconds of courage that can transform the way you interact and engage, while at the same time learning to exercise your listening muscle to take these connections beyond scratching the surface and into real, authentic relationships.

Utilizing effective models and practices such as Conversation Cafés, TED Talk Discussions, Retreats, & Workshops, Free Listening Stations, Reading Groups, Food & Nutrition Awareness, Physical Mindfulness, Pay-it-Forward Actions, the Zentangle Method, the Kindness Rocks Project, Care & Compassion Programs, Adult Colouring Therapy, and many others, a more compelling picture can begin to emerge for you, and help create a greater awareness of how everything is so very interconnected.

In the end, our goal is to create opportunities for you to experience this awakening and transformation, that in the end will allow you to find more connection and wholeness in your life. We look forward to our journey together.

Upcoming events (5)

[ONLINE] Vinyasa Yoga Flow @ 8pm

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Create space in your week for some “you time” - Get out of your head and into your body! You are invited to attend our weekly Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Danica Beth, our certified instructor, and connect live with her on-line from the comfort of your own space. In this class you will coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next (e.g. from Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog, etc.​)​ Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, all skill and experience levels are welcome and accommodated. Please consider having a water bottle on hand and, if interested, a notebook and pen to journal some reflective notes in. Don't forget to connect 10-15 minutes ahead of time to check your set-up and sound levels (but please be aware the session may be locked at 8:40 pm for security reasons). We can't wait to share in this practice with you!

[ONLINE] A Course in Miracles Mentoring @ 7 PM

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Would you like to feel peaceful even in difficult circumstances? Would you like to feel more connected to your Source? In this online discussion we delve into how A Course in Miracles can enhance our spiritual journey and teach us peace in the midst of chaos. The Course in Miracles can be challenging to read and work through, but with companions on your journey and open discussion, we can help each other find the perspective we need. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you don’t really know much about A Course in Miracles. Let’s help each other awaken our inner knowing and spiritual connectedness. There is no better time than today to explore your spirituality. DATE/TIME: Every 4 weeks on Wednesday evening @ 7:00 PM (EDT) ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Phone Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms. ABOUT THE FACILITATOR Tina Heathers has over 26 years experience working with A Course in Miracles. She finds it truly inspirational and insightful and would love to help you discover a deeper understanding. For more details about Tina, please visit her website here: http://www.thesilencewithin.com/tina-heathers/ ABOUT A COURSE IN MIRACLES A Course In Miracles (ACIM) is a unique spiritual self-study program designed to awaken us to the truth of our oneness with God and Love. As a three-volume curriculum consisting of a Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers, it teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. A Course in Miracles also emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum, of which there are “many thousands.” Consequently, even though the language of the Course is that of traditional Christianity, it expresses a non-sectarian, non-denominational spirituality. A Course in Miracles, therefore, is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion. For your interest and review, you can find the course material here: https://acim.org/workbook-lessons-overview/workbook-table-of-contents/ ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection is a network of twenty communities across Ontario committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE Please visit our Products For Purpose online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices, as well as additional activities that provide a safe setting for sharing thoughts and feelings, allowing you to explore yourself while creating meaningful connection with others. email: [masked] website: https://www.connectionretreat.com/

[ONLINE] Conversation Café - Barrie Edition @ 7:00 PM

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In this new reality of self-isolation and physical distancing we can still remain connected as an inclusive and meaningful community by taking conversation to the on-line world. In Barrie, Ontario an in-person gathering used to take place every Friday evening, and now, through ZOOM video conferencing, the circle is drawn wider and made available to more folks everywhere. And so, from the comfort of your own space, you are warmly invited into dialogue with others and to discussing different topics each week while exploring some deeper questions along the way. In this safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment, dialogue is encouraged over debate as each person has opportunity to share from their own diverse perspectives and experiences. Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! No particular set of beliefs (or creed) is required to be a part of this community building activity. Diverse perspectives are welcome. Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you. Hope to see you there! DATE/TIME: Every Friday @ 7:00 PM ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Phone Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION Creating Connection is a network of over twenty welcoming and inclusive communities across Ontario, BC and the U.S. committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. By welcoming and accepting people who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, those searching for meaning, and those with humanist or agnostic approaches to life, the collective Creating Connection experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being. By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE Please visit our Products 4 Purpose online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices, as well as additional activities that provide a safe setting for sharing thoughts and feelings, allowing you to explore yourself while creating meaningful connection with others. email: [masked] website: https://www.connectionretreat.com/

[ONLINE] Love Filled Stitches Shawl Knitting Group @ 7 PM

Calling all crafters (knitting, crocheting, etc.) interested in creating shawls of blessing for those in times of need. Join on-line here with your needles, hooks, yarn and wool as we share in patterns, concerns, discussion, and group blessings of our shawl creations. Our time together in mindfulness of others facing grief, challenges, suffering, or difficult circumstances, help embed compassion, love and comfort into every single stitch. Your presence is welcome in this opportunity to participate in the blessings of community. DATE/TIME: Monthly on the third Tuesday @ 7:00 PM (EDT) ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Phone Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") Hope to see you there. Here's to your health! NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Please visit our Products 4 Purpose online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our weekend retreats. Experience workshops, presentations, holistic wellness practices and other activities that help explore the inner self while connecting externally with others, the world around us and the divine. email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

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