What we're about

This group creates opportunities for you to experience deeper connections in life - either within yourself, with others, the world around us, or the divine cosmos itself.

Whether you feel it through your mind, your body or your inner being, there can be an awakening and/or transformation that, in the end, leads to greater wholeness, purpose and a sense of belonging.

Utilizing effective models and practices such as Conversation Cafés, TED Talk Discussions, Weekend Retreats, Workshops and Seminars, Sacred Listening Circles, Book Clubs, Food & Nutrition Classes, Holistic Mind-Body Practices, Mindfulness and Meditation, Pay-it-Forward Campaigns, Krafting Kindness Activities, Care & Compassion Programs, Adult Colouring Therapy, Zentangling and Journalling , and many others, a more compelling picture begins to emerge of how everything is interconnected.

WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS MEETUP

"Another stellar moment at Coffee Culture. Love to share with all of you." -Lois C.

"Another great meeting, always good conversation, and friendly atmosphere." -Mel R.

"Good & Good. As usual. Always enjoyable." -Christine G.

"I am so grateful for our connection this morning. What a genuine community, I am so glad I made it out. I will be back!" -Anne M.

"I had a fantastic time. Friendly people and fascinating topics." -Shane K.

"I felt very welcomed to your group. I wasn't sure what to expect, what would happen or what we would talk about. I was pleasantly surprised, I enjoyed myself. Thank you. In fact, the topic of discussion stayed with me for several hours, it did broaden my mind. Great morning." -Barb M.

ABOUT US

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.

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.

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Upcoming events (4+)

"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

"Perfect Brilliant Stillness" Book Discussion @ 3 PM EST (CAN/US)

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Join an online open discussion about "Perfect Brilliant Stillness" by David Carse.

An intimate account of spontaneous spiritual enlightenment and its implications in a life lived beyond the individual self, Perfect Brilliant Stillness is a guidebook for the more advanced spiritual seeker who is ready to go beyond popular ‘new age’ ideas to explore in depth the perennial wisdom of the non-dual tradition of Eastern spirituality. Perfect Brilliant Stillness offers an invitation to finally let go of the false sense of individual self and to go, completed, beyond.

"It is challenging, triggering, gives me goosebumps, and points to Being, What Is, the Understanding and much more. You will want to say, "I don't 'understand' it at all." and "I get it!" even though there is nothing to understand and no "I" to get it. It will be an encounter of the 3rd kind, the 5th dimension, the nth dimension, the infinite, the eternal, Oneness, ...Perfect... Brilliant... Stillness...! This writing seems to go beyond the Course in Miracles in pointing closer than ever to Awakening; Understanding. " - Johan Koeslag

Read this writing completely, then start again, and listen to the audio version, once, twice. Read and listen together, make notes of your thoughts, reactions, responses, those "I don't get its", follow up on the readings and books read and quoted by the author.

Then, let's get together and share our understandings or no-understandings giving each other a different way of looking at things or thoughts that we didn't think of before.

Free PDF copy of the book:
https://www.perfectbrilliantstillness.org/book/

Schedule:
Jan 10 - Part One Jan 24 - Part Two
Feb 14 - Part Two Feb 28 - Part Three
Mar 14 - Part Three Mar 28 - Part Four
Apr 11 - Part Four Apr 25 - Part Five
May 9 - Part Five
Jun 13 - Part Six Jun 27 - Part Six
Jul 11 - Part Seven Jul 25 - Part Seven

FACILITATOR: Johan Koeslag's life has been a search for something—a meaning, a direction, a sanctuary, himself, a soul journey, peace—from the time he first questioned the status quo, through traditional church, family life, work, and now. Johan has studied and taught A Course in Miracles for years.

Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.
www.awakeningspirituality.ca.
https://www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca
www.youtu.be/dlJXcyCxybE

DATE/TIME:
Second & Fourth Mondays monthly @ 3 pm EST (CAN/US)

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVP'd) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

CLOSED CAPTIONING: Live Transcription will be available for this meeting. Learn more here https://tinyurl.com/4ebyn2ht

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. Find your local number here (* long-distance charges may apply).
Phone: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
*Long distance charges may apply

Be sure to sign in a few minutes early as class will start promptly on the hour. Hope to see you there.

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend.

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.

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: [masked]

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

Link visible for attendees

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

Self-Discovery Online Card Deck Sessions @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

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Looking for insight or life direction? Wondering what’s blocking your creativity? Are you on a journey to find your truth? Searching for perspective to learn and grow spiritually?

This Self Discovery session is a fun way to use your intuition to ask questions and reflect on your life path and spiritual journey. Join us as we gather to share and discuss ideas and concepts that work to set us free to be who we really are.

The Self Discovery deck is based on the Spirt Art of Tina Heathers and is used in groups or private one on one sessions to unravel the meaning and opportunities in our present life circumstances.

Come play with us!

FACILITATED BY TINA HEATHERS: Tina loves to talk about inner peace, spiritual healing, meditation, the metaphysics of personal reality, card readings, A Course in Miracles, Goddess and the Divine feminine. At present, her world revolves around meditation and discovering the deeper and deeper layers of metaphysics and the nature of our personal reality.

Tina's website: https://www.thesilencewithin.com/

Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking. View 1 minute video about Awakening Spirituality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlJXcyCxybE&feature=youtu.be

www.awakeningspirituality.ca

Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/awakening-spirituality

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuPpf8yWEEV_AZum1Q_gzOg

DATE/TIME: Second Wednesday monthly @ 7 pm EDT (CAN/US)

ZOOM ONLINE: Attendees will receive a link to this session after selecting an RSVP ticket (as well as 48 hours prior, 2 hours prior, and 10 minutes before the event begins) for you to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC from the comfort of your own space.

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. Find your local number here (* long-distance charges may apply).

Phone: *[masked] (Toronto and area)

*Long distance charges may apply

Outside Ontario: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

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.

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