Back to the questions… one person asked, “What is your vision
for the healing centre?” The second person asked, “What kind of programs are you planning?” When I mention there could be Sunday services she asked if this was going to be Christian. Oops, is that three questions, I am going to treat the second one as a two parter LOL.
First about the vision: A couple of years ago when I started learning more about energy healing; (I was already pretty self-aware and spiritually grounded) it was disheartening to see how this was another area in which money was a barrier to accessing services. I watched as truly gifted people were ignored and passed over as healers, in favour of many whose great talent was the ability to write a cheque and sit through 10 classes on reikki. People whose personal lives are a holy mess, are being certified as life coaches, to advise others. This practice seemed wrong to me, it is very 3 dimensional thinking; grounded in distrust, of each other and ourselves. The element of exercising control (which is apparent in the practice of demanding membership and certification) is way too ego based for spiritualists aspiring to 5th dimensional living.
Practitioners, claiming to be motivated by a desire to help others and heal the world were setting up their practices (probably unintentionally) in such a way as to exclude those most in need. They refer to money as simply another expression of energy… but it is the only expression of energy that they acknowledge in their practice. These people do a lot of good in helping people move through the energetic shift toward 5th dimensional thinking and collectively we all benefit from the vibrational changes. But this business model is grounded in old 3 dimensional thinking… my vision is an evolution into the unified reality of a 5th dimensional world.
Spirit of the 8th Fire as a community is intended to be an Energetic Co-Op. Where people aspiring to live their flesh (physical existence) ruled by spirit (higher consciousness) can come together and exchange their energy in any form, for the energetic services of the other brothers and
sisters. That in no way disallows the use of money as an expression of energy… it just opens the movement up to those who have different blessings to share with us. Much of our culture/society practices a socio-economic segregation, which cuts both ways… Spirit of the 8th Fire transcends that barrier. We are all brothers and sisters on this journey to enlightenment. As with any journey there are some ahead of us on the road who can help to guide us and there are some behind us who need our guidance. That is true of every single person; no one is more than or less than another… we just are where we are in any given moment.
What we are planning to do there is... Off the top of my head, but not
limited to the following... There will be gratitude circles, healing circles,
intuitive development (pretty much anything considered ESP), art groups, online gallery, drumming, drum making, meditation space, guided meditations, discussion groups, journaling, creative writing, peer support, tai chi, and Native awareness classes/ meetings. Possibly a religious style Sunday service, for those who would like a formal celebration of Creation and the Creator. This will be offered from the perspective of the individual speaker. As spiritualists there will be a consistent theme of one Source from which all life springs… described in a multitude of ways by a multitude of names. Everyone who comes to the centre need only to desire the peace, unity and healing that will manifest for humanity in the time of The 8th Fire.