Dr. Wayne W. Dyer once said “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” 15 years ago I began investigating a variety of subjects including near death and out of body experiences, holotropic breathwork, lucid dreaming, floatation, the use of ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon and quantum physics to name a few. Research conducted by the Institute of Noetic Science, Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research lab, the Department of Perceptual Studies at the University of VA, the Monroe Institute, the Windbridge Institute, the Rhine Center and the Ayahuasca Foundation provided a wealth of information. Opportunities arose to personally experience the breadth of reality. What I learned has reshaped my understanding of who we are. Our perceptual abilities, our capacity to influence our reality and our ultimate transcendence of reality are not fully appreciated by our western materialist culture. Consciousness Café of Greensboro (CC) was created to explore these concepts and provide opportunities to experience our underlying spiritual nature. If you find these subjects of interest to you or if you feel you would like to contribute to this pool of knowledge, then CC might be the place for you. CC offers a friendly, non-judgmental environment to discuss and explore consciousness. Sonder Mind and Body has agreed to let the group meet in their business at 515 S. Elm in downtown Greensboro. Please visit their web site to learn more about Sonder and the nature of their wellness center. I’m excited about their vision for serving the Greensboro community with healthy food, floatation/sauna services and space for holistic health practitioners. I envision using their floatation services to facilitate exploration of consciousness, improving health, and enhancing athletic performance.
On October 31st we will have our next Consciousness Café meetup. The subject of our gathering will be the book One Mind by Dr. Larry Dossey. While our day-to-day lives are lived as separate individuals, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests we are part of a collective consciousness. While our collective beingness is directly experienced after leaving this physical incarnation, there are indications that this collective mind exerts an influence here and now. It is also exhibited across animal species and between humans and animals.
A quote by Rev. Wayne Muller from the back of the book is particularly noteworthy in the social and political environment we are currently experiencing. “The Buddha said: ‘Isolation is the world’s greatest source of misery.’ In an increasingly complex world, we feel overwhelmed, discouraged, and more and more alone. Dr. Larry Dossey, a gifted physician of the soul, relieves the agony of modern isolation. He reveals our deep connections to everything around us, to reassert our belonging with everything everywhere.”
The first 40 minutes of our meetup will be a powerpoint presentation sampling various parts of Dossey’s book. After that, we’ll have opportunities to discuss and share experiences that are relevant to the theme of the book.
I you respond to this event, you will get the zoom link. Hope to see you there,