VANCOUVER, BC: August 10-13
Please join us for the New Moon Banyan Tree gathering in beautiful Vancouver, BC!
Karen will host us in her home on August 11th. Thank you! I'd love to meet for dinner on the 10th and explore Stanley Park (amazing if you have not seen it yet) on the 12th. I fly back home the morning of the 13th.
I have stayed at and loved The Sylvia Hotel, which is very close to Karen's house. I just checked the website and this boutique hotel still has some rooms available - they book fast in August. There is a room for 5 - two queens and one single bed - that would significantly reduce the cost. It runs about $380 USD a night but divided up would be an economical route. Plus, AirBNB and many other options at all price points.
Please let me and Karen know - you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming and when.
I'm definitely going to require help with details and activities - free flowing! - so please let me know.
https://sylviahotel.com - The Sylvia Hotel
Florence, Italy: First week in October...?
Damian and I would love to meet you in Florence, Italy during the first week in October. I'd love to get a head count for people interested in gathering - possible to rent an AirBNB home with several rooms. Last year, we did this in the Netherlands (Damian, Este, Nazar, and several others) and it was so fun to share a home with a kitchen - cooking together is so fun! Please let me know if you would be interested in gathering - whether you would like to stay in the home too or prefer to rent your own place. Or maybe, we find a nice place boutique hotel...Open to suggestions.
Meeting along the way...
Damian and I will be driving Berlin to Florence and Florence to Slovenia in last September to early October - please let us know if you are on the route! If you come to California - please let me know.
I used to hate Christmas - all the human expectations, the family drama, the consumerism - you get my drift.
Now in the Embodied Enlightenment Experience, or Triple E, it has become a wonderful time of year to ponder the big picture - to tap into that macro vision of the the divine we recently talked about to see, sense, and know not only our magnificent personal transfigurations, but also to recognize those personal experiences stepping into mastery as part of a grand experience of being on the Earth at this time and this space with so many others choosing Freedom over perceived human free will.
The other day one of our founding members of the Center for Being, Lindsay, wrote about what it was like to make this shift into the Third Circle of Creation, in which we are creating from the God Self within each of us rather than from the human parts and aspects of Self. She wrote,
"As I’m letting go of human free will and stepping into divine will, I’m noticing how much of what’s in my life were human free will creations- basically everything. I got seduced by the grand future visions of the mind that felt like soul. And now I want none of what’s in my life. So I decided to let go of all the human creations and step totally into divine will. As this is happening I’m feeling a LOT of fear."
Me too, Lindsay. Me too. Every previous creation seems to have been affected by the seduction of the future-planning mind and the old ghost of expectations.
It is a massive step into the unknown - it requires surrender and trust, yet also in the fear is a wild excitement that enlightenment is truly upon us. I will not lie to you all and say I do not experience fear too.
The other night before going to sleep my human self said, "I have no idea what I am doing in creating this space we are calling the Center of Being. Am I doing it wrong? Are people understanding my intent to celebrate the Magic of Being? Am I too harsh?"
"Do not worry, " my master voice came in. "I know what we are creating and so do the other master selves of those joining us here in expansion and freedom of Self. It is beyond planning and reason, and at the same time there is a divine will plan, or creation, rather, in which everyone who graces the space with their presence contributes to."
OUR WISDOM PEARLS COMMUNITY
Indeed, I sense deeply all of you here whether you are silent or sharing. Speaking of which the Ryver community has become a robust and friendly place to share stories. If you would like to take a look, you can visit and register here: thirdcircle.ryver.com/.
Este, who runs this page, has recently created a new place for you to share your own stories of enlightenment experiences. You can write them in the format of Memoirs of a Modern Master (for those stories click the category to the right). With your permission, I hope to share some of those stories here on the Third Circle page as well.
In Este's words, "The community is expanding in many free ways of expression and interaction." Indeed, it expands daily in how we interact with each other, and I could not be more excited about the space, which exists beyond the typical social media system. To join, check you inbox for an invite or email Este at email@example.com.
Este recently wrote a melody expression about the Center of Being, which I wanted to share with you all, in case you missed it.
"This is our dream, our passion, the magic of being,
in Embodied Enlightenment Experience.
Make it clear, make it simple, let it be your Third Circle.
Even if you are in a little bit of confusion,
act freely and shift this damn illusion.
There are plenty of opportunities right here,
to go beyond the fear.
Leave your carbon structure behind,
now, you are shining your light.
Go over your blind and stop the fight.
I love to share with a few, like you, what a crew.
I have nothing to do, anymore,
i'm not waiting a door, i can expand in my core.
Yes, I Am in Love with Me, I just let it Be."
It brought tears to my eyes because my "I am" reflected back to me in these words, and it means others share the passion for the Magic of Being as much as I do.
UPCOMING EVENTS: NEW MOON, CHRISTMAS & 2018
While we still have no physical space, our etheric space is growing. For new members please read the stories of the New Moon and the Banyan Tree, so you can feel the essence of the gathering before hand, should you choose to join us.
On December 18, we will gather under the Banyan under the new moon, when the stars shine the brightest each month. The theme this month is simply the Magic of Being - Being beyond limiting beliefs, and beyond the need to give or receive any energy, only to share our states of pure consciousness under the golden, majestic branches of the Banyan Tree.
Finally, in the spirit of the season, Yogananda, after coming to the United States in the 1920s, created a tradition in which all the Self-Realization Fellowship members could create gathering spaces on December 25th to honor and sense into the Christ Consciousness seed planted by Yeshua in his time on Earth. He wrote a meditation in celebration of the birth of the universal Christ Consciousness within ourselves. While not necessarily in our language, I'm sure you can feel the sensuality of his message:
Celebrate the birth of Christ in the cradle of your consciousness during the Christmas season. Let His vast perception in Nature, in space, and in universal love be felt within your heart.
Break the limitations of caste, color, race, religious prejudice, and inharmony, that the cradle of your heart be big enough to hold within you the Christ-love for all creation.
On every Christmas morn of your inner perception, prepare precious packages of divine qualities and deliver them to the beloved souls who gather around the Christmas tree of inner awakening to commemorate His birth in understanding, truth, and bliss.
Celebrating the birth of omniscient, omnipresent Christ Consciousness on the joyous Christmas festivity of your inner awakening, you will find the unbroken happiness of your dreams.
Let the omniscient Christ Consciousness come to earth a second time and be born in you, even as it was manifested in the consciousness of Jesus.
Perhaps you wish to join Yogananda in his tradition on December 25? I will certainly be doing so.
IN CONCLUSION & 2018
As the year comes to a close, I ponder all the experiences we went through in this space that first started in Patreon on March 9, 2017 with the Thirty Days of Self-Love experience.
It has been nothing short of magic, and the best thing has been gaining your friendship and trust and hearing your unique embodied enlightenment experiences.
Because of this, my intentions for 2018, including sharing more and more from the founding members of the Center here, and finding ways for us to connect in person.
Thanks to Karen, Maureen, and Margaret, a seed has already planted for a Canadian gathering in Vancouver, and I will be in Europe this summer (I'm taking a trip to Avalon in July) and hope to find a gathering space free from the old energy ways of contracts and fees, teachers and students.
Let's just get together and BE in our Magic. Please reach out if you would like to host an in-person no energy gathering.
For those at the gathering in the Netherlands, our video of the event is almost finished thanks to Nazar, who joins us here and in Ryver. Thank you so much, Nazar, for capturing the June gathering, which includes many of you all.
With love - viewed through the eyes of the divine,
Lauren, Sar'h, El Morya, Yogananda and last but not least, Mahavatar Babaji, who has been gracing this space with his presence daily now - will write more about that later this month.