<![CDATA[Connect with our Spiritual Community - Blog]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:32:23 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Haters Hate]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:37:45 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/haters-hateHaters Hate. They always feel justified in their hate. Whether it is Nazis, Nazi haters. President haters and on and on. It all comes back to hate. We cannot change another persons hate. We can only find where it lives within us and eradicate it. Learn to move towards thoughts that are hope. Sure we are angry. Sure we want to blame other people. We worry and have doubts. We are disappointed and frustrated and sometimes bored. In these last few statements you have been moving towards hope and away from hate. When the energy of hate fills you up. Stop and look at why you are angry, then doubt, then blame and worry. Where are your doubts. Why are you frustrated and disappointed. You might see that you are bored and then there is hope.
Working through the emotional guidance scale works every time. So don't look to others to change. Find your hate and transform it. When you do this, you are no longer a part of the problem but a solution. You will find the answers you are looking for in your own life.
Namaste,
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<![CDATA[New Teachers]]>Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:35:00 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/new-teachersGood day to you my friends where and whenever this finds you.
Today as I was sharing on our Facebook page the many things happening within the Spiritual Communities Network, I stopped and listened to a recent video from one of our members.  Kristi Oen.  She has really come into her light as a teacher.  She has shared with me that you was utilizing SCN to find the classes and events she needed to grow spiritually ans that recently had been guided to begin teaching.  She has stepped fully into this and has been amazing in her teachings.  This is not an easy thing to do. I know, I have been there many times.  Struggling with the next calling from Spirit.  It is a process and one that never ends.  The internal growth is always expanding in on itself and the outflow of love and knowledge cannot be contained.  We as teachers are sometimes forced to look at our fears and limitations we have placed on ourselves.  But Spirit's gentle knowing always pushes us forward not only for our own good but the good of our planet.  I want to share Kristi's most recent meditation video.  I love it and hope you do too.  Kristi offers these free on Facebook and we share these to our page.  It is my hope to incorporate more of these on our website too.
So if you have a little time listen in.
in Love and Gratitude
Gwen

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<![CDATA[Where did the time go?]]>Sun, 09 Jul 2017 22:30:04 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/where-did-the-time-goSome of you may have noticed the changes happening to the website.  All good I hope. lol
As I have been moving things around I thought I would take a peak at the blog page as it has been awhile since I have written to all you.
Yikes!! Could it have been that long?  Of course, as I reflect on the last 2 1/2 yrs, I can fully appreciate that this blog has been idle.  The past couple of years were harsh.  There was quite a bit of healing time going on for our family.  Each of us with our own trials and tribulations.  
These past few months I have been feeling inspiration coming back.  Lots of new fresh ideas flooding my mind.  That is always a sure fire sign that things are on the mend and moving forward again.  Spirit knew I needed the time to heal and to clear old energies.  I still am and it seems to be an easier process.  Thank Goodness!
A quick share for the moment is on detoxing.  I am sure you have heard all the detox suggestions.  What body parts to detox and so on.  However, most recently, I have been detoxing old energy.  Funny that as those things come up to clear, if I think that it is something I must hold onto, my body rebels.  At first, I thought I was eating the foods that I am sensitive to.  But during meditation, spirit assured me that it was nothing more than my decision to not let go of these old stories, beliefs, hurts.......
So I had to sit with those thoughts now.  Why did I want to hold on to these?  Oh the answers I am finding.  Time to peel away a few more layers.  As these layers fall away, inspiration floods in, new faces step in, boundaries I had set for myself disappear.  
2017 has promised to be a year filled with manifestations on a grander level and fast.  It is proving to live up to that promise.  
I am glad to be back friends.  I am so happy to be able to reach out to you again.  I assure you it won't be another 2 1/2 yrs. lol
with love in abundance,
​Gwen
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<![CDATA[Happy Holy days and New Year!!]]>Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:13:18 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/happy-holy-days-and-new-yearHello friends,
It has been a few months since I have written and I have had so much on many levels.  I know that sounds cliche but may I assure you it has been one heck of a trip.  I have had some health issues come about that I have been diligently working on from physical and non-physical. 

Our planet has been shifting for some time but recently it has hit that tipping point where many people are coming to find that there is something to all this and the practitioners of SCN have been quite busy supporting and guiding.
For those who have been practicing their Spirituality, theses past few months have been a time of clearing out of old energies that have laid dormant for a long time.  These new frequencies of the planet can no longer allow those vibrations for those who are doing planetary and universal work.  
As we have moved through those cleansing, if you will, you have discovered that your work is transforming as well.  We need to support and guide in new ways those who are arcing so quickly.  What took some of us years to learn, is being 'mastered' quickly by our students.
That is where I find myself now.  2016 will hold new adventures for me in the SCN work.  So please sign up for the newsletter to stay current on what will be coming along.  The newsletter will be one of many things that will be changed up to better support all of you.
My daily emails will be changed up as well.  The messages will not be daily and will be incorporated into the newsletter.  
Here is something I want to share with those who are faced with making some rather big and daunting changes.  For me, the daily emails have been a source of comfort for almost 7 yrs now.  They have shifted and changed.  The messages channeled from Spirit always lifting me up and guiding me and those who read them as well.  (So I am told. LOL)
During my morning practice and while working on the messages I could feel that there would be a change again.  Then with the health thingy, it became very apparent that yes this was going to change.  I started to blog more instead of the usual messages and then Spirit cut it off.  Not the channeling but my ability to access my computer to get them out.  First I couldn't get onto Constant Contact, then the computer just wouldn't fire up.  Then my mornings would explode with all types of activity if I even thought about working on the daily messages.  Even just to let everyone know I was okay and that things were changing.  
It became very obvious that this work had ended.  I sat with this in meditation asking Spirit why.  WHY??  I love this work.  Spirit spoke back with, "Why can't you let this go?"  They are the masters aren't they.  I sat with that question and found that I was back to that people pleasing part of me, not wanting let people down.  But there was another part of it as well.  Like I mentioned, I got so much inspiration for myself from those words as I put them to paper and revisited with them and put them into practice each day.  What would happen if I didn't have that everyday?  Would I lose that connection?  Would I forget to do the work?  I was fearful of losing all that I had accomplished and still receiving daily.  So I sat with my fears and asked for guidance and felt the reassurance that all would be well and that as I close this chapter, a new one would begin and bring so much more to me in terms of Spiritual growth.  
And with that I look to what lays ahead in 2016.  It will be very new and Spirit must feel I am ready.  My Soul essence is excited and ready to begin.  Gwen is a little nervous.
Happy Holy Days and New Year. 
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<![CDATA[Universal Winks]]>Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:48:31 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/universal-winksSometimes during my morning practice, I am inspired to share the message.  Some messages are too big to fit into one of my morning Insights.  There is too much depth to the message.  Not quite feeling guided to have a class per se on it but taking some time to elaborate more fully on a topic.  Today's topic is Universal Winks.

Let me start with a little unfolding of this most recent one.  A couple of days ago the movie, Paint Your Wagon was on TV.  I mentioned it to my daughter as it is one of the films that was on Welcome to the Basement (a YouTube program we follow).  We decided to watch the movie.  Afterwards, we were feeling the need to revisit with the episode that went with it from Welcome to the Basement.  Note that this is the 5th episode which was maybe 2 yrs ago.  Our basement boys talked about how Lee Marvin recieved a gold record for the song, Born Under a Wandering Star ( I believe that is the title).  The next day my daughter comes running into the room yelling, "You are not going to believe this.  Come here and see what is on TV."  She turns on a commercial for Amazon and the song track they are using is, yeah you guessed it.  Lee Marvin's Born Under a Wandering Star.  Way too funny you may say.  (as my daughter thought), don't see the significance in this (my husband) but for those who know me.  Huge *ss Universal Wink.  

So what is a Universal Wink?  It is when Spirit sends to you the confirmation that, yes you are this powerful of a creator.  Now most folks won't go there with me.  They do not want to even start to peel away the layer of illusion that hides their natural ability to create their experiences.  Each person has their reasons and that is okay.  But for those of you who do hear what I am saying and want to delve a little further down the rabbit hole or want to remember more thoroughly this lesson.  Here we go.

Yes Universal Winks are reminders of your ability to create in your experience.  You notice them because they happen so quickly that you really can't miss them.  They stop your mind in its tracks causing you to pause.  Some little thing you barely gave any real attention to comes popping up in front of you and tweaks your nose.  Notice that it is always something you barely gave attention to.  This is important to remember.  You know that big stuff you give your full attention to and can't seem to budge.  Well, once you get the vibration of how creating a Universal Wink feels you will finesse those bigger projects as well.

How do you do this, you may ask.  Start to play with the creation process.  Just as a Universal Wink came from some little something that you barely gave thought to, you can start to play with other things and see if you can get them to show up just as easily.  Need some ideas on this?  How about having a friend call you?  Parking spaces are always fun to play with.  

As your confidence grows, you can begin to play with things like checks in the mail, a new client, a new friend or new car. 

You will find as you work on this, you will need to revisit with some limiting thoughts and beliefs that you hold on certain topics.  

But that is all part of the fun.
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<![CDATA[Google or YouTube?]]>Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:19:01 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/google-or-youtubeI just may get this blogging thing yet.  Maybe not.  We will see right?
Well I have spent the last two days attempting to maneuver through the creating of a Google+ page and YouTube channel for the Spiritual Communities Network.  YIKES!!
I think I may have finessed it enough to make it come together.  As my teenage daughter tells me, your generation googles and mine YouTubes.  I guess I best nail both of these down for those of you who prefer to connect with your interests in that way.  
In fact, I have even put the links to both at the top of this page so you can go there and like, friend circle or whatever you call it.  LOL
It is my hope, as time goes on, you will be able to connect with our members there and discover what gifts they have for you.
The YouTube channel already has a few of our favorite channels there for you to visit.  
Hopefully not too far in the we will start working with the Google Hangout feature and it may replace our teleconference calls for the Teleclass Series.  I guess we will need to rename them the Hangout Series or something.  But that will be down the road a little ways.   Until then, play around on our website and social media pages to find what interests you.
Here's to the unlimited possibilities technology is unlocking for us all.
Gwen
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<![CDATA[Podcasts??]]>Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:48:55 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/podcastsI had lunch the other day with my girlfriend who was sharing with me her new found love.  Podcasts.  She loves to knit and I love to crochet and she found a plethora of podcasts on these from Ravelry.com groups.  She asked if I was familiar with what they were and I said I was.  So today, as I was working on different things for and about Spiritual Communities Network, I decided to revisit with the whole podcast thingy.  I have been playing with the idea of doing Google Hangouts and how they upload to Youtube and getting our channel up and running and thought hmmmmm.
I am not the greatest at blogging and not sure if I am doing it right anyway but I pop a note here from time to time for all who care.  But what of podcasts??  Maybe this is something I could play with.  Then it hit me...hey, wait a minute isn't that a lot like blogtalkradio.com?? Isn't that kind of like a podcast?  I did that for years.  It was fun.  It was interactive but it was usually just me shouting out to the airwaves about stuff.  
Well if that counts as a podcast maybe I should see if the old Blogtalk shows are around and if the player on the home page still works...I guess that is always a good thing, right?  And it was.  The player is up and running and pretty much all the shows are still there for your listening pleasure.  Funny thing about Spirit the topics are always current.  Pick one and it will be exactly what you need to hear right now.  Just like my daily insights that I send out.   Hmmmm are those like a blog.  Maybe I have been doing this stuff all along and just didn't know it.  Is this where I act the hipster and say, hey I was doing that stuff before it was cool???  LOL  shhhhhhh my daughter says to never say you are a hipster.  Heck listen to the podcasts/blogtalkshows and you will see that I say all kinds of things.  Sign up for the newsletter and click my daily Insights mailing list thingy to read my bI guess I will say this the audio is not the best with BTR so maybe I will revisit with this idea and get a better quality audio and post my "podcasts" on the website here.  Now I am just thinking out loud.  Thanks for listening in though.
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<![CDATA[Happy New Year! ┬áLOL]]>Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:42:08 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/happy-new-year-lolYeah Happy New Year!  It is well underway and so much has been happening.  We will be moving into our new home soon.  Season here in Florida is drawing to a close and that means the Mystic Faire here in Naples.

I love everything about these events.  I get to hand out the brand new hot off the press Directories, talk about our great Spiritual Community, meet new people.

The bonus is I get to put faces with the names that I receive emails from.  For those who follow my daily insights emails, it is always so deeply moving to meet you and talk with you about what those words mean to you each day.  

I met so many wonderful people last weekend and I wanted to share that with you.   
I am very blessed.
I look forward to the faire in Sarasota this July 25 and 26.
Gwen

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<![CDATA[Look for the relief from the shift in perspective.]]>Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:02:25 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/look-for-the-relief-from-the-shift-in-perspectiveRecently I was visiting with a dear friend.  I was sharing how unusual it was for me to be hit by the flu, much less how harsh it was.  I explained how I looked to the Louise Hay book for guidance on this vibrationally and how it became apparent what was behind this but how it only opened the door to the work I had ahead of me.  We began to talk about the various tools one can use to shift the energy.  You know the usual.  Meditation, journaling, gratitude beads, affirmations, and so on.   All of which I had been playing with in an attempt to move the energy.  "To feel the relief that comes from the shift in perspective."  As I said those words and today reflected upon them, I wanted to share with you that very important step in all of this.

Ponder this.  Each of these tools are not an end in the process.  They are a means to an end and the end is the feeling of relief from where you are in your moment.  The process will be different each time.  Sometimes an affirmation will move the energy, sometimes meditation.  Another time it will be a combination of things.  The goal being "the relief from the shift in perspective".  The kicker on this is that only you will know when that happens and how the shift occurred.  

So as I am working through the various layers of the energetic I have at hand, I want you to consider that if you have not felt the relief from a shift in your perspective, try another tool or combination until you do.  Sometimes the energetic you are working on has many layers that need to be addressed.  Kind of like chiseling away at a piece of marble to create a work of art.  

Be kind to yourself.  Look for the relief.  Relax into the knowing that Spirit is there to guide you and support you.
 
Lov
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<![CDATA[The holidays are here!! Hooray!]]>Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:05:14 GMThttp://spiritualcommunitiesnetwork.com/blog/the-holidays-are-here-hoorayand just like that the holidays are here.  The year flew by and that almost sounds cliche.  It was a year filled with so much growth on many levels for our family.  As we are moving into the holidays and year end, it is natural to reflect.  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to begin this process.  Finding the things that warm our heart.  Moving from that place.  The holidays are more enjoyable when we remember to nourish our Selves and move from our Center.  We often attempt to be many things to many people and become overwhelmed and frustrated when we feel we have failed to create happiness for those around us.  But that happiness is something that can only be allowed by the person themselves.  You can not create it for them.  You can only create it for yourself and in so doing allow others the possibility of the same.  Find your Center and move from peace this season.
Thank you so much to our practitioners who came together for our very first conference.  I look forward to next year and what each of you have to offer those who visit our website, calendars, classes and events.
Thank you to all of you who stopped by the table at the Naples Mystic Faire last Saturday.  I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many loving members of our community.  Your hugs and kinds words remind me what this is all about.  Connections.  Creating a global net of love.  I am so happy to say that I am part of that and able to immerse myself in it with you.
Happiest of holidays friends.  May you find the many blessings that are there for you.
xoxo
Gwen Peterson
Founder, Spiritual Communities Network
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