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AGAPE SOUTH – Sunday Guided Meditation – Life Structure Talk – Novice & Up
10:30 a.m. Guided Meditation (Doors close at 10:30 – come early and relax!) 11:00 a.m. Inspiration – Message – Mingle - Coffee MEDITATION AT 10:30 Every Sunday Morning The Center has a Guided Meditation and Inspirational Message in a quiet, peaceful, safe and sacred space. Join with a like-minded, positive, people in a metaphysical community that supports and evolves spiritual and personal growth. We will start with Meditation at 10:30 at which time we close the doors so to keep the quiet of the space. So come early and relax! LIFE STRUCTURE TALK AT 11:00 Our spiritual center - Dress casual. Come early, stay after for coffee and chat with people about the meditation, ideas and inspiration received. Simply, we are a group of people who gather to meditate together, get inspired regularly from each other for living in higher consciousness. Come and meet Rev. Susan Shahani trained by Reverend Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, at the Agape International Spiritual Center in LA Spiritual practices of meditation, affirmative prayer, spiritual study, introspection, and service are the ground out of which all else evolves. All life structures (see below) are mirrors reflecting back to us how we are progressing in our journey towards self-realization. Thoughts become things and we attract into our lives not what we want but what we already are. 18271 McDurmott, Suite H Irvine, California, CA 92614 MEDITATION AT 10:30 Every Sunday Morning The Center has a Guided Meditation in a quiet, peaceful, safe and sacred space. Join with a like-minded, positive, people in a metaphysical community that supports and evolves spiritual and personal growth. COST There is no cost or fee. There is a value based donation if you so choose. Meaning: If you find value in the experience and it resonates, invest in your own spiritual growth with a donation that supports more of the same for you to come again. LIFE STRUCTURE TALKS What are life structures? Life structures, as taught by Reverend Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, at the Agape International Spiritual Center, “are the fundamental areas of living where our growth and development are revealed. The stabilization of our life structures keeps pace with the evolution of consciousness.” As we grow spiritually, we open to the possibility of what our life is truly meant to be! And as we continue to stabilize these Life Structures, we become more open and receptive to receive all of the good that awaits us! Life Structures include: Spiritual – Ego – Livelihood – Relationship - Body Temple – Financial – Beliefs - Community. Each month, we will dive deeper into one structure, providing you with tools, tips! May: Life Structure – Body Temple This structure reveals our relationship to the body temple as a vehicle of the Spirit that lives in, through, and as us. When stabilized, the body is provided balanced nourishment from food, water, exercise, and sufficient downtime. The fundamental wholeness of the body temple is a law unto the health of every cell, organ, and limb. June: Life Structure – Ego This structure is about self-respect, self-worth, and self-love. When our ego is healthy there is no experience of inferiority, superiority, or even equality. We don’t live comparing ourselves to others because we accept our intrinsic precious worth as a human being. We know that we are as cherished by the Whole as are all enlightened beings of past and contemporary times. July: Life Structure – Relationship This structure is about expressing unconditional love, compassion, and forgiveness, beginning with the relationship to one’s self and expanding to include one’s immediate loved ones, community, and world. When this structure is stabilized, we no longer seek relationship to make us happy; rather, we bring happiness to our relationships. August: Life Structure – Livelihood This structure is beyond simply having a job. September: Life Structure - Community

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18271 McDurmott West Suite H, Irvine, CA 92614 · Irvine, CA

What we're about

1) What’s the problem? As the old song says, we are “looking for love in all the wrong places.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAyDmJvjxbg

But, to make the words of that song more modern, the wrong place is this- Online dating!

2) Why is online dating a problem? Examples- He/she did not look like their photos, he/she lied about their age, he/she is married, and on and on…..Plus, online dating is exhausting!

3) So, why don’t we stop? It is commonly understood that it takes about 40 days to break a habit. What is the habit? Online dating.

So, if you are SERIOUS about wanting a RELATIONSHIP, stop being insane. What is one of the definitions of insanity- “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” Many of us have true feelings like “I want a relationship.” “I want someone to share life with, travel together, sleep next to at night, have coffee with in the morning,” ….you get the gist. So, why do we have these desires, yet not getting the results? Bad habits. Well, we have been using online dating for years. So, if it takes about 40 days to break a habit, what is the solution? Stop! Give this new way a try.

4) What is the Solution? Since ~70% of all communication is non-verbal, we need to meet in person. And combine the old with the new. What do I mean by that? Well, the old is pre-internet (ie meeting people in real life) with the new, the internet (that connects people). Thus, the reason to try this new meetup.com group. No “profile” to fill out. No giving out your phone numbers. No countless emails/texting. Instead, via this group, we will have numerous, real life, non- threatening, relaxed situations in which to have fun and meet other (single) people in a neutral setting.

Secondary reason- making new friends and maintaining friendships.

And, when you do meet the right person and start a relationship, don’t leave the group. Keep coming with your new romance to maintain friendships, but pay it forward. Bring single friends with you to give them the same opportunities you received.

5) What methods will achieve the desired outcomes (ie a relationship)?

Planned activities, for singles, in comfortable, relaxed, natural settings, making it easy to get to know others (and even make friends too). And, in natural settings, meaning, usually in public, around other non meetup people. A few examples…

a. Beach bonfires- dress casually, bring a chair, a Frisbee, a volleyball and just interact with others. Roast a marshmellow. Laugh. Have fun. Let nature take it’s course.

b. Live Music Venues- Like, Hennessey’s on Thursday nights in Dana Point. Great music. No cover. Small crowd. Room to dance. Room to sit.

c. House parties- A Sunday BBQ and watch football, play ping pong, play bocce ball, eat pizza. Chill, relax…..

d. Attending a public Food festival, wine tasting, etc. types of events.

e. And, sky is the limit!

There will (well, within reason) never be restrictions on the number of friends you can bring. They just must be single and in the age ranges as well.

And, with the venues, I never intend to single our group out. Meaning, no sign that says our groups name. No name tags. I would just make an invite and say something like, “Meet at Hennessey’s Thursday night. I will be sitting near the band or dancing. Just show up and have fun.” What does this create? Well, you now know that based on who RSVD’d, how many single men/women are coming. That you are in a non-threatening place. No pressure. Blue jeans. We will blend in with whatever crowd is present and no one will know that a “singles meet up group” is over in “that section” to make you feel uncomfortable. And, keep this in mind…..no pressure. Say you show up and you don’t like the “vibe” in the air. Well, you turn around and leave. You did not have to buy a ticket. Buy a fancy dress for a rented hotel ballroom dance event and so on. Casual, normal, and natural. Sounds pretty refreshing, right?

This group is for you if: a) you are single, b) you desire a serious, dating, monogamous relationship, c) and, you are between the ages of 30 and 99, and d) must have a face photo on your profile

This group is NOT for you if: a) You are married or in a relationship, 2) looking for “hook ups”, fwbs, etc.

I am asking for help for those wishing to plan events or be assistant organizers. Or, give ideas for new events. Please email me directly if you wish to get involved.

PS "It doesn't matter who you are in the beginning. what you do in life reveals the colors of your soul. The colors of your soul determine who you are in the end. The choice whether to make those colors beautiful is yours."--------Maximal the Alternative, aka Rose the Masked One.

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