Date(s) - 07/15/2017
9:15 am - 11:15 am
Come together with curious intellects and attentive hearts to connect, meditate, explore, and discuss the journey of awakening, followed by a time for tea and snacks.
NonDual, Mystical, and Unitive Conscious experiences are all rooted in direct, personal, embodied knowing beyond words, beliefs, doctrines, and rigid traditions whether spontaneous or invoked. In this safe, co-created inter-spiritual group we will explore, experience direct practice, and share our “seeing,knowing and being” of essential essence common to all humanity that transcends divisive concepts and dualisms.
All members are welcome and encouraged to provide ideas and suggestions to enhance each and every participant’s group experience and well-being.
We will be gathering in conscious community on Saturday, July 15th to meditate, dialogue, and explore “knowledge” in Chapter Four in John Greer’s book, Seeing, Knowing, Being this Saturday.
Contemplation for the journey:
- When and how did you learn “knowledge” and the importance of “knowledge?”
- How is knowledge linked to personal identity?
- How does knowledge influence the way you see, perceive and act in life?
- Are “facts” knowledge, is “knowledge” facts?
- How are “beliefs” related to “knowledge?”
Without using gender references, what is the “knowledge” that is referred to in the Biblical story of Genesis:
And God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad, you must not eat, for on the day you eat of it, you shall surely die”………The serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die; for God knows that on the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
“Before we were born, a whole society of storytellers was already here. The storytellers who were here before us taught us how to be human. First they told us what we are-a boy or a girl-then they told us who we are, and who we should or shouldn’t be. They taught us how to be a woman or how to be a man. They told us to be a proper woman, a decent woman, a strong man, a brave man. They gave us a name, and they told us the role we would play in their story. They prepared us to live in the human jungle, to compete with one another, to impose our will, to fight against our own kind. They filled us with knowledge, and of course we believed them. From the storytellers around us, we learned how to create our own story.
By exploring the story that we create, I discovered that the story has a voice. You can call it “thinking” if you want. I call it “the voice of knowledge” because it’s telling you everything you know. It’s always trying to make sense out of everything. That voice is always there. It never stops.”