Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Are You Ready to Make Another Leap?

 I love the web and the world of blogging. I love how it connects us with what matters, don't you?

A dear friend just sent me the most marvelous invitation and I've accepted. It caught my attention immediately because it opened with a recent announcement from my guy, HH. Dalai Lama:

"The world will be saved by the western woman."

Gulp. Oh, yeah....

I loved this invitation so much that I wanted to share it with you. Why? Because it supports my belief that when we join together as women—heart to heart, soul to soul—miracles happen, personally and globally. It's also in alignment with why I created this site and blog: By changing ourselves, we (as women) remake and repair the world—Tikkun Olam.

And, best of all, it's free! I'm enrolled, and I thought it might be fun if some of you would enroll along with me. We can talk about what we learn right here, hash it out, hold the vision, and leap together! I know I am evolving even more rapidly these days. How about you? What is up with THAT?! It feels as if my skin is bursting at the seams!

It's a FREE online 14 week "Women on the Edge of Evolution" tele-series hosted by the Feminine Power Global Community. Here's the scoop:

"Over the next several months you are invited to participate live on the phone and over the internet in weekly dialogues that will explore our creative potential as women to become active and empowered agents of cultural evolution.

The weekly dialogues are a space for us to gather, and engage a conversation about how we might come into the fullness of our power, self-expression and active participation to co-create a better future for ourselves, for our children, and for all beings. And, of course, we'll be shining a light on the inspiring lives and visionary messages of the 14 women leaders who are presenting in the series.

This series, our list of extraordinary presenters includes: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jean Houston, Elizabeth Debold, Lynne McTaggart, Marilyn Schlitz, Mary Manin Morrissey, Diane Musho Hamilton, Sally Kempton, Sofia Diaz, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Elza Maalouf, Katherine Woodward Thomas and Claire Zammit.

The dialogues will be held on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Each week, you will receive an email containing the access codes, and a description of that week's dialogue. You will have the option of participating in the dialogue by dialing into our conference line, or by listening to the webcast live via the internet. At the end of each dialogue, there will be a 30-minute period where we will take your questions and comments. Questions will be taken live on the phone, or via instant message if you are listening in via the internet. If you are unable to make it live to the dialogue, or if you wish to listen to it again, you will be able to easily access the recording online, or download it onto your computer and/or your audio player.

The next presentation in our series is next Saturday, October 24th featuring founding figure of the Human Potential Movement and renowned visionary thinker, Jean Houston, in a discussion we've titled, "Jump Time: Navigating the Shift Towards a New Future."

...Join us live as we weave a field of collective power and intention to transform our lives and our world."

If you are interested, just click here. I'll be on the phone line with you. :-)

The Pointer Sisters are dancing around in my head right now:
"I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it...."


Image: "Stream of Compassion" by Mara Friedman, from her marvelous website:

There's still time to register for this weekend's mini-retreat. 
Please join me!

What: The Seasons of My Soul: Fall Themes

When: Sunday, October 25; 1-4 p.m.

Where: Inn at the Rustic Gate, Big Rapids, MI
Cost: $35, includes treats

RSVP: Call (231) 796-2328 or visit
What we'll be doing: Just like the changing seasons, there are seasons to our soul life. There are spiritual Springs, Summers, Autumns and Winters, each rich with unique lessons and opportunities for journeying deeper into the Sacred. As we enter into Fall, let us gather together to explore the invitations of the season: harvest, gratitude, change, letting go, and turning inward. Enjoy an insightful afternoon connecting with kindred spirits through interactive exercises, reflection, quiet time, and journaling. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a journal to write in and a mat/blanket for meditation/relaxation.


Lisa @sacred circle said...

OOO! I'm signing up for the teleseries! Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)

Beth Dargis said...

I just signed up for the fall retreat. Can't wait. Now time to sign up for the teleseries.

Anonymous said...

Wish I could come - but a bit far to travel (!) Have you ever thought of running something along the lines of the venture you write about above? I would join that - but 14 weeks is too much for me to commit to. But I'd be interested in doing something smaller - a workshop type thing.

Lisa (Mommy Mystic) said...

Thanks for sharing the teleseries! I registered, although I'll probably have to listen to most by recording after the fact (Sat. mornings not a good time)...I look forward to sharing thoughts here on what is said, and I will forward to people I know...and hope I can make a retreat with you someday, would be great...

Julie G said...

I will be at this weekend's mini-retreat in spirit with you. I am registered for the tele-series. Thank you so much for this invitation. Always nearby :-) JG

Joy said...

Honestly, I read the title and thought, another leap? But I am all for challenging myself, and figure my initial hesitation is blocking me from something good so I signed up. Logistics will be tough as I do not have a computer on the boat, nor regular computer access, but I am committed to growing and learning, and the speakers are amazing! Thank you for this opportunity:)

Jan said...

Great. I'll be holding the vision along with you!

It will be great to finally meet you in person. See you on Sunday!

Thanks for that affirmation of support. Guess what? I am creating a web-based "course" now with teleconference opportunity and personal spiritual mentoring, something I have wanted to do for a very long time. :-) It's now time!!! I will be announcing it soon!

I will likely be picking and choosing which ones, as well, as Sat. is not my optimal day either--and of course listening to the podcasts later. Yum!

UR welcome! Let the Spirit soar!

You have been making such huge leaps lately you might actually deserve a rest, dear girl. (LOL) But the talks will be archived, I imagine, for later listening pleasure...Be well!

Laura said...

I second Stoneweaver's idea! And I'm glad you're ramping up for teleconferencing. That'll be cool.

Looking forward to gifting your book to my friends!

Jan said...

Thanks, Laura, yes another learning curve for me. Give me time. This is a biggie. (LOL)