I love it when you’re sitting around with friends and one of them starts a conversation with “Wouldn’t it be amazing IF……” One dream I have heard many wish for and wonder about is how great it would be to have lived in a time and place where there was a reciprocal relationship with nature and each village had its share of herb women, medicine men and spiritual elders who consulted with spirits for the benefit of all.
Imagine if all of your neighbors were weavers, dreamers, stargazers, ceremonialists, fire keepers, storytellers, craftspeople, herbalists, poets, singers, dancers and on and on and on.
I’ve often thought it would be great if someone attempted to recreate, in these modern times, a retreat weekend or something similar that would give us a needed glimpse of the old spirit-centered world that helped, healed and unified all involved with the powers of heaven and Earth.
I was most delighted to learn from my friend Cathy Kane that someone started a “Wouldn’t it be amazing if…” conversation and just kept going until the Changing Times ~ Changing Worlds metaphysical conference came to be.
After looking over their website and listening to Cathy describe her experiences at these conferences, I’ve decided to write up some workshop proposals and attend the event.
I totally pulled away from public gatherings and group efforts of any kind about five years ago. I needed the time alone, spiritually speaking, to make some decisions about my path and practices.
Since I resurfaced I am particular about what sort of spiritual events or gatherings I will attend. I don’t want to publicly associate myself with a person, group or event without being confident that those involved “walk their talk.”
I don’t mean that to sound condescending. It’s just that I’m not young anymore and I don’t want to waste my time with people who are just playing around. Every minute matters to me.
Cathy’s recommendation of the character, sincerity and ethics of these folks carries a lot of weight with me. So here I am, writing workshop proposals for the first time in years and looking forward to being in spiritual community with this group of people come November.
Maybe you’ll join me………………..