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Recollections from our Talking Circle

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Recollections from our Talking Circle-
BE Group January 2014

Every disappointment presents an opportunity and that is what happened with the January BE Group as our guest speaker could not attend, we had a Talking Circle where YOU are the speaker!

The idea behind the circle was to show how we had synergies among one-another that we may not have been aware of as our daily lives go on without noticing or getting to know the person sitting next to you.

The weather was pretty cold that night so I didn’t expect a big crowd, but Cedric Red Feather and Janet Red Feather attended from Anoka and Shakopee and the evening became alive! So, as our guests began to arrive, some of them knew of the change that had occurred and others did not.  So I would like to share some of the evening.

The evening provided laughter, compassion, tears,  and a range of other emotions as we all identified with each speaker…but there was one thing that happened that was truly amazing!  One of the guests did not know that the evening venue had changed and arrived unaware of what changes we had planned.  She also didn’t know that Cedric had planned on attending.  She shared that she wanted to come to the BE Group but her friend couldn’t make it and asked her husband to join her, promising he wouldn’t have to talk…that made us laugh for sure as he was now “the speaker” upon his turn! And I might add that he executed it beautifully.  However her story was one that showed me how spirit works when we’re not even aware of its guidance.  She told a story of herself as a young girl entering the convent.  While in the convent, she was sent to Fort Berthold, North Dakota to work with the Native American tribe known as the Mandan. She had stayed among the people for approximately one year. Cedric, who is Mandan, knew many of the people that she knew!  What were the chances of that?!
Other stories were richly shared with insight, bravery and warmth.

After we all spoke, Janet Red Feather who is a woman of many talents such as attorney, teacher, writer, tarot card reader and singer shared her beautiful voice with us all by singing in multiple languages!  Even Cedric joined in and sang a couple of songs. The warmth that was felt that night here in an ordinary setting in such a non-ordinary way, was beautiful and spirit-filled and proved to me, when you think you know what might occur, YOU DON’T!  Expect the unexpected at Wind over Fire!

(Note:  our planned guest speaker Santj, was not able attend as his aging mother became suddenly ill and he was concerned about making a commitment should he have to leave the country at any moment’s notice to be with her. We wish them well during this time and hope to see him here in the future.)

 

When we change, we change the world

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We are one thought, one mind, universally bound by one giant grid that connects us all on this material plain. What I think, you think, what I feel, you feel.  What affects my conscious thought affects us all. We are connected on a psychic level to this universal mind.  We are all connected, we are all one.

The other evening I was driving down a country road and out of the corner of my eye I saw a small deer begin to run across the road. I instinctively thought there would be another, and sure enough there was.  Both were running mindlessly across without hesitation or concern of me.  Then I thought, they are being chased…and I saw a third.  A male with several points, he saw my headlights and stopped…he wanted to go forward but held back – he did so, hesitantly as he was anxiously seeking his prize.  It was especially dark on this unlit night, on an unlit road; he couldn’t see me inside the car.  Instinctively I waived him on to cross with my arm out-stretched, to let him know that I was allowing him to cross in peace… and waived, all the time he looked at my car…then he looked forward and crossed without giving my car another glance. Was that by chance or did he understand that I would wait? How did he know that he could trust me?  Was he tapped into that universal mind? And although it appears that this entire incident transpired in minutes it happened in less than 30 seconds.

I see this as when one puts their hand in still water, like a lake, and swish it across the top and the waves and ripples are created.  So too, is this grid.  What I do causes the ripple in the grid.  This effects every single thing within this material and ethereal world.  There is no separation between anything here. So I asked myself when I saw this, how do I want to be in this world?  If I am the cause of something, what is it that I want to effect? How do I show up here in conscious thought all the time?  How do I maintain my “self” in the truth that I so long for?

When I look at the current state of affairs, global warming, random violence on defenseless school children, insane obsessions with fire arms, I feel powerless. It is time to act on the knowledge that the only things we can change is ourselves.  Change is an inside job! When we change, we change the world.

My future blogs will be on how one can start their inner work…