Happy new year to all! I do hope this year starts out bright and beautiful for all of you! The way the year starts is a sign about how the rest of it will go. Just like waking up every morning with a positive thought makes the day to come more positive.
Speaking of positive and negative, I’d like to introduce a new event to all of you! I call it “Creativity.” Why creativity? Many people think of karma as fate, or determinism. But, really, karma is creative. It is unbounded. The common interpretation is when someone has something bad happen to them, we call it “bad karma.” But this common interpretation of karma is misunderstood. We typically see karma as an uncontrollable factor in our lives. But, the literal translation of karma is “action” – human action. It does not control us. In fact, we control it. When we utilize action (even non-action is a form of action), we are influence karma. When we are compassionate and friendly to others it’s because we want the same treatment in return. The reason to be compassionate should not be in anticipation of receiving it in return, but because it’s the right thing to do. Invite into your life what you want to share with others; we are all connected. If any one of us suffers, all the rest of us suffer. Everything you create in your life, every intention, though, and action, will shape the rest of your creations. In every moment there is rebirth, in every moment there is death. We are always changing. But we are in control of that change. We can be whatever it is we want to be. Be creative with the way you live your life. Be aware of every moment, every thought. Be the witness, but also be the creator. So, the event is called “Creativity” because I want us to have a forum where we can explore ourselves, our ideas and our beliefs freely and openly, so we can expand our idea of what we want to bring into our lives, and share with others our thoughts without being put down. Since I believe that there is no such thing as teaching, we will experience mutual learning. I learn just as much from each of you as I may share with you. Let’s share some creative karma!
☯Creativity, every Tuesday at 7pmSLT
Jan 8 – Happiness @ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Silver%20Serpent/104/65/25
Jan 15 – The Psychology and Physiology of ‘the instant’ @ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Silver%20Serpent/104/65/25
Jan 22 – The Ideas of Shintoism @ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ocarina%20Beach/197/190/51
Jan 29 – Eastern Medicine @ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tolkien/71/114/57
*Venues and topics subject to change
And, a new double-feature with Lyle! We’ll be bringing together Lyle’s storytelling and my poetry for some open-mic sharing.
☯The Magic of Storytelling cohosted with Lyle Lindman, 7pmSLT
Jan 4 & 19- http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//29/188/22
If you would like to collaborate on an event or have a topic or venue suggestion, please IM me or send me a notecard. I look forward to seeing you all there!
Hugs, Chrae ♥