What we're about

Are you craving deeper connections in life? Not only with other people, but within yourself, the environment around you, the physical world you live in, the infinite universe, or The Divine itself?

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

Our goal is to create opportunities for you to experience these connections, that will allow you to find more satisfaction and wholeness in your life. Creating Connection BC is sponsored by Community of Christ Canada. For more information or to find a group near you, please contact info@CreatingConnectionBC.ca

Creating Connection Canada is a network of many inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation and promoting meaningful activities, including: Coffee & Conversation, our Book club, Drumming Circles, Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, Satsang: Singing into Silence, and An Afternoon of Nurturing Spirit. Our mission is to invite everyone into community, to continually learn & grow, to abolish poverty & end needless suffering, to pursue peace & justice, and to live life meaningfully together.

Creating Connection's Nurturing Spirit Retreats provide an opportunity for meditation, gentle yoga, deep relaxation, spiritual conversations, and learning. We are inclusive and value each person and living being on the planet. Through mindful, meaningful and spiritual conversations, we hope to create a better world for all of us, one small step at a time.

Would you like to be a guest on An Afternoon of Nurturing Spirit?
Do you have a talent you could teach in an introductory session that would nurture our spirits ? One that you think fits with our Afternoon of Nurturing Spirit group?
Please email Debra@CreatingConnection.ca with the following:
Brief description on what you would like to do on An Afternoon of Nurturing Spirit
Short Bio
Links to your website and social media.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Debra, Rhonda, and Barbara.

Upcoming events (4+)

An Afternoon of Nurturing Spirit - Introduction to Meditation with Barbara Ptak

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Introduction to Meditation with Barbara Ptak

You have heard about meditation for years. Perhaps you have even tried it. But it seems with all the chaos of the world right now you are looking for a process to calm down. Anxiety may be part of your everyday world, something that never happened before. You find yourself noticing a shortness of breath, perhaps heart racing and all this is just to get prepared to enter a grocery store. As you run your checklist of face mask, hand sanitizer and noticing if there is enough distance between you and the other shoppers. Your breath starts coming fast and shallow, your heart races and you just feel like everything is hyper-sensitive. Then you come home and try to settle your nerves. It seems like it takes longer and longer.

Join me in a 1 hour discussion on how meditation can help you regain calm. How you can reset your nervous system and take it off high alert. You do not need to travel to Nepal and sit with Monks to learn this easy technique. You might be thinking I tried this before, and it didn’t work. That was me. I thought guided meditations were cheating and it didn’t count if I couldn’t reach some altered state. I imagined I had to have a special place and a special chair to sit on if I was to truly meditate. I discovered this was just not true!

Come join me as I teach a 1 hour You can do it too, an introduction to meditation.

You will learn:
What is meditation?
How it can benefit your body, mind and spirit.
You will experience some easy meditation techniques to implement in real time!

Barbara Ptak
www.wellnessbalancing.com
Email: [masked]

Barbara’s Bio
Barbara Ptak is a straight-talking mentor who helps chronic over-givers remember how to give to themselves. Barbara’s trademark big-hearted honest style blends deep metaphysical concepts with straight-up practical advice. And all delivered with a side of loving humor and a strong belief that it’s never too late to start again.

*Please arrive on time to hear our opening introduction and instructions.

Join us for an hour or so, as we bring you international guest speakers who will help us learn how to care for ourselves better, love ourselves more, and become our best selves.

Everyone is welcome here.

Our format:
Welcome and Introductions
Short welcoming meditation
Guest Speaker followed by questions and answers
Closing meditation

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link - https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts are provided.

You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

IN-PERSON Coffee & Conversation - Are you making plans for when you die?

Are you making plans for when you die?
Experts tell us of the importance to make plans, make a will, bucket list and have important conversations with others before we die. What are you doing?
We’ll share how each of is or isn’t making plans, and perhaps learn something from each other.

"Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time" You are warmly invited for some meaningful conversation, to connect with others and to meet new friends, as we discuss a new topic each week and explore some deeper questions together. 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! Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came. Come, listen, share, and find meaning here. We welcome you."

Our format:

Introductions

Explanation of how we share in Coffee and Conversation

Ice Breaker topic - a light topic to get us warmed up

Featured topic - each person shares without interruption and is given time for thought. The rest of the group will practice being active listeners.

Visiting and back and forth questions.

Hope to see you!

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link - https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts are provided.

You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

"Release Your Inner Writer" Mondays 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain, 7pm Eastern time

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Release Your Inner Writer
Release Your Inner Writer is a writing group for anyone who feels they are a writer, wants to be a writer, or those who want to explore writing in a comfortable and supportive setting. We’ll set the stage for you to write creatively with opportunities to share with the group, or not, whatever you’re comfortable with.

Have you ever thought: “I have an interesting story, but I don’t know how to start sharing it with people”? Have you ever thought of writing a book? Do you simply want to start journaling? Every person has a story to share, and all of them are transformational for ourselves and sometimes for others. When we write our thoughts and ideas down, we move internal content to an external device like a notebook or a laptop. By doing this we’re able to clear our heads and uncover one layer after another.

“Creating connection” is a welcoming community and a safe space to uncover within some things you might even be aware of. We invite you to join our “Release Your Inner Writer” group Mondays at 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain and 7pm eastern time.

Hosted by Alyona Brivkina

*Please ensure your 'Zoom Name' matches the one you RSVP with here.

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC. ===============>>>
NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up
NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend as we advertise on many platforms.
CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. People of every walk of life, culture, faith, or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. While we encourage you to share openly, we ask that you do so in a kind and considerate manner.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.
CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
E-TRANSFER: donations@creatingconnection.ca

Nature and Nurture Retreat, June 3-5, Samish Island Washington, USA

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Nature and Nurture Retreat June 3-5, 2022
Samish Island Retreat Centre, Washington, USA

$250 Canadian per person

Join us for a Nurturing weekend with lots of outdoor Nature time, and plenty of time for socializing. We’ll be doing activities like Qui Gong, Dancing the Labyrinth, Games, Gentle Yoga, A Dark Walk, Blue Mind Water, Forest Bath, Restorative Yoga, Music Jam and more. For more information or to register, follow this link nurturingspirit.creatingconnection.ca

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Nurture and Nature Retreat June 3-5
Samish Island, Washington, USA
Friday
4pm Arrive anytime after 4pm to set up your cabin and explore
6pm Dinner
7:30 Dancing the Labyrinth
8:30 Meaningful Conversation Groups
9:30 Games Night!
Music Jam – Bring your instruments

Saturday
8:00 Gentle Yoga
9:00 Breakfast
11:00 Forest Bath
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Qui Gong
3:00 Blue Mind Water - we’re off to Lake Freestaad!
5:00 Pack up water activities
5:30 Dinner
7:30 Dancing the Labyrinth
8:30 Music Jam and Restorative Yoga – Yup in the same room!
9:30 Dark walk

Sunday
8:00 Gentle Yoga
9:00 Breakfast
11:00 5 Rhythms at the Labyrinth
Goodbyes
12:00 Pack up Cabins

Full Session Descriptions are available here:
nurturingspirit.creatingconnection.ca
Have questions? Email [masked]

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