All cultures in civilization have gathered with like minded people. Whether it was a tribe of indians, a group of pioneers, or a community of people in a town. People congregate with others and either stay or continue to seek others who share things in common. This was probably the thing that was missed the most after my retirement from the public school system. After having hundreds of students and faculty around you each day, when you leave, the isolationism that results can be a bit daunting.
It was being in this isolation, that served as a wake up call. It was then that a craving for contact with others came about. My pursuit of classes, and meetings began. Meeting strangers in classes and realizing how much you think alike came about as a result of finding groups of like minded people with shared interests.
My first endeavor was a group studying books on quantum physics. For those of you interested in the law of attraction, you will find that scientists are realizing more and more about the power and potential of the human brain. Greg Braden’s books were read and discussed. Esther and Jerry Hicks books on the teachings of Abraham were devoured and offered more opportunities for gatherings of like minded people. Then out of this group, several of us looked into online programs that would provide for us a basis and foundation in the study of metaphysics. Each of these opportunities presented themselves as a result of being around people who share common beliefs and goals and intentions.
As Sarah Ban Breathnach says at the end of a year of writings on December 31,“Life as a journey, Life as safari, Life as a pilgrimage, Life as a garden,Life as the highest art.”
She ask where are we all headed, and when will we know that we have arrived? Each of us sharing this journey in life have some exploring to do. Although it is the end of a year, another has just begun, we each have some discoveries to make. You and I are as ready as we will ever be, well equipped for the adventures awaiting. Go and know that we each are headed to places that we have never been. Along the way we will find gatherings of like minded people to find solace.
“No longer will you see things as they are. You will see things as you are.Through the parting of the mist where doubt and faith meet, you will see the authentic self is the soul made visible. Godspeed.” Sarah Ban Breathnach