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Published By Gwenith Kikkawa on March 29th, 2009 in Circle Stories From The Heart
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do it whatever way I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. i rejoice in life for it’s own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”- George Bernard Shaw
Are you interested in connecting with people who care about environmental sustainability, spirituality and social justice, the biggest challenges and opportunities of our time?
Last April while in Montreal I attended an Awakening the Dreamer Symposium (see post http://www.shamanismcanada.com/blog/2008/05/april-2008-news/) I did not know at the time that I would become much more involved in the symposium!
One of the outcomes for me attending the symposium, was a desire to share the information with my community: to inspire my community in “bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Planet Earth” the mission of the symposium.
If you are interested in creating New Dreams for your community and for our Planet please join us at 100 Ottawa Ave. at the Blue Canoe in South River, Ontario May 9th from 10-4 p.m. Participants are invited to contact our Northern Edge office 800-953-3343, [email protected] to register($20 suggested donation and bring your own paperless lunch:) There is also an Awaken the Dreamer facilitator training, at the end of April an hour from Toronto, that I will be participating in.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting ‘Lynne Twist‘, who is a co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance, the organization that offers the Awakening the Dreamer symposiums around the world. I was in Santa Fe, NM with my friend Leslie, at the Upaya Zen Center participating in a workshop with Lynne called ‘Fundraising from the Heart’. The workshop is based on her inspirational book ‘The Soul of Money‘ which is about transforming our relationship with money.
Lynne Twist is a phenomenal facilitator. In my experience, Spirit moves through her like the wind and her high energy and passion for life is infectious! She has inspired me to ensure my torch is burning as brightly as possible, like Bernard Shaw invites us to do !
May the energy of spring bring clarity of purpose as we begin planting seeds our new dreams. With love and gratitude. Martha