BUILDING AN AWAKENED WORLD CONSCIOUSNESS
IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Date to be Determined by YOU!
1:00pm – 4:00pm (if you want)
Light Refreshments (if you want)
Whatever City you live in or organization you belong to, we invite you to organize, attend and participate in creating a new positive consciousness in your family, school, community, city government, business, religious center and life in general.
Seminar Facilitators are Rev. Dr. Abigail and Rev. Dr. Stephen Albert
Hosts = YOU!
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***AWE in San Bernardino, CA***
On March 23, 2013, The All Faith Center held an Awakened World Experience at the Center for Spiritual Living Inland Empire in San Bernardino, CA. The original format of the Italy conference was created by The Association for Global New Thought which has been adapted by All Faith Center for these seminars. The summary notes from the groups, which focused on improving the City of San Bernardino, are below. If you were not able to attend that day, perhaps some of the ideas listed by the participants will encourage you to take action in your family, community and/or your city. If you were in attendance and would like to attend another AWE session and participate in the same or a different domain, our next scheduled sessions will be posted here as the dates are confirmed.
March 23, 2013 Summary Report
I. Reconciling with the Other:
Educate Youth; Reach out to youth through Face book, Have more ‘Town Hall’ meetings at religious centers with government, business, faith groups and residents attending; Include women’s voice in leadership; Non-profit after-school programs; News & Facebook coverage of ‘positive’ events – document progress; Have a ‘Walk for Forgiveness’; Promote common interests; Increase career-based High School classes; More libraries with computers for residents to use to find jobs, etc.; Model Dallas Texas; Do away with ‘Wards’, Partner with diverse public and private programs; Economic re-development of Air Force Base has improved the community; Teach non-violence in the schools; Advocate S.B. Clergy Assoc. reaching out to government, organizations and educators; Partner with Chamber of Commerce, Police and Salvation Army for services for Panhandlers; Diverse Groups partnering to help refugees, Food pantry created in church for neighborhood; Partner with various groups to do a work project together; Look to other city models such as Dallas, TX. to overcome bankruptcy; seems to be a disconnect in communication; Need to work and collaborate with news media to report and highlight interfaith, intercultural and partnership events in San Bernardino’ New program ‘LAUCH’ will help newly freed prisoners receive skills and job training. Resistance: Gangs, undersurface prejudice, uneducated and undereducated people,underfunding Make a Better Community by Partnering, Collaborating everyone’s resources, Find common ground and work together to begin a Pilot Program to teach non-violence in the schools. Bankruptcy opens greater possibilities to think out of the box, forced to make new changes. Government must be less self-serving and become more community serving. Clergy members can help the city solve problems. Use Talk Zones program and AGNT’s Season for Non-Violence program and activities in city.
II. Transforming Society:
Share inspiring local examples of new maps or models for community, leadership and government; Treat all fairly (gender, religions); Bring Religious groups together to dialogue;; Mary’s Kitchen; Educate people about similarities with others not like them; Need more Town Hall, Government/Clergy meetings; need to address issues at the ‘street level;’ Create webinars to bring people together; Citizens should attend City Council meetings; Create workshops to educate young people in the community, Teach young women to have a ‘voice’ in their community, we need a new model of leadership for women, connect social services with the community, Inland congregations united for change is meeting with our new representative, Gary Miller to discuss immigration; CSL Inland Empire Center is providing free music/guitar lessons for youth, art lessons and Food pantry for the neighborhood; Each citizen must become more aware of local events and participate; Mayor and clergy are meeting; churches need to communicate with each other and explore new ideas/share ideas, begin interfaith dialogues.
III. Embracing the Earth Family: (total group discussion since we did not have enough people for dialogue in this Domain)
Recycle wherever; Freeway planting getting recycled water; Redlands Country Club uses recycled water; Use water heated in tea-pot for washing dishes; Collect warm-up shower water in bucket & use for plants; Put solar panels everywhere with free grants;
IV. Rediscovering the Sacred:
Spiritual path to oneness is happening; Community, national and global Inter-spirituality emerging; Individual search for spirituality finds authentic relationships with others; Find our oneness with God; Non-violence to all living things; Everyone including very young children sense discord in upsetting situations; be aware people are watching you; be open and receptive, show calm & love in all situations; Church hop – learn about others; Partner with others for social fun – tell growing-up stories; Share your church building with other congregations and become friends; CSLIE shares with a Baptist and a Hispanic Christian Church. Sacred practice has evolved because people are moving from one tradition to another seeking what resonates and feels true to them, Create ‘interdependence in community – meet needs of others; Loma Linda Dental School is cooperating with Redlands Assistance League; Spirituality in Hospitals with doctors accepting spiritual beliefs of patients; “Love is going to win.” “God-particle” shows humanities’ oneness; Physicists observe particle and it changes what it does under observation. Scientist call this the ‘observer effect’ -Our beliefs & thoughts create our experience; Surrender to the Divine Evolution of Spirit within you; Relax in mind and body. When the body relaxes even a physical fall will not hurt you.
Awakened World Experience
On January 19, 2013, The All Faith Center held an Awakened World Experience at First Church of Christ Scientist in Poway, CA. The original format of the Italy conference was created by The Association for Global New Thought which has been adapted by All Faith Center for these seminars. The summary notes from the four groups are below. If you were not able to attend that day, perhaps some of the ideas listed by the participants will encourage you to take action in your family, community and/or your city. If you were in attendance and would like to attend another session and participate in the same or a different domain, our next scheduled sessions will be posted here as the dates are confirmed.
January 19, 2013 Summary Report
I. Reconciling with the Other:
Love your neighbor; Don’t pre-judge; We must work together – Golden Rule; Get to know other’s beliefs; Communicate via different medias; Develop community groups to connect people; People want to know – create community linkages; “INCREASE PERSONAL GROWTH”; Know self; Root out personal biases; Approach reconciliation in political disasters as we do with natural disasters; Appreciate other’s differences; Be willing to love unconditionally; Resist political responses; Change/ balance YOU; Stop “it’s all about me!”; Respect everyone; Peace begins with my equanimity; Learn activities to bridge differences – share personal stories; Respect other’s purpose; Seek out opportunities to learn about and honestly help others.
II. Transforming Society:
Use technology, don’t abuse it: KIVA loans/Micro loans; After open & friendly communication, get involved, reach out and educate others, take action; Spread “GOOD” news; Meet with government officials; Use media to present ideas; Expose children to “the city”; Women’s Resource Centers; Delta Pass it on; Box project; Mentor girls; Expose rape violence – get shorter conviction time; Women supporting women; Create harmony with the Masculine; Teach non-violence/peace; “EDUCATE” – we are all the same inside; Honor the family model; Have “NO MEDIA” one hour a day in homes; Set time to contemplate; Honor the Golden Rule; Volunteer for causes to help others learn; “LISTEN.”
III. Embracing the Earth Family:
Sign Kyoto Accord: Cuban Footprint limitation; Teach recycling and environment/ecology in schools; “EDUCATE”; Gather non-used fruits and veggies and give to poor; “RECYCLE”; Plant gardens and more trees; Social media becoming more spiritual; Outlaw plastic bottles; Change laws to help protect environment; Use buckets in shower to collect warm-up water; Drive a hybrid car; Read Buckminster Fuller’s Critical Path; Use (HE) detergents with less suds; Use Paul Newman products; Grow trees faster; Use organic foods instead of genetically modified foods; Live a more “healthy” lifestyle.
IV. Rediscovering the Sacred:
Respect and empower others; See the divinity in others; Don’t judge others; Look for the sameness; Make it “SAFE” for others to express religious beliefs – see the spirituality; Visit other faith centers; Bridge commonalities with telling stories of who you are; Define your core values and that of your religion or spirituality; Have desire to connect with God-within; God is the center of the hub of a wheel; “LISTEN”; Open your religious centers to other religious groups; Eat a meal together; Mentor a child; 7 Billion paths to spirituality.