and 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.
Founder, Spiritual Communities Network
This morning as I sat quieting my mind and allowing Spirit to expand within me, I felt the need to journal. I haven't done that in a little while and I began with my gratitude for all the guidance and support I receive from my Angels and Masters, those known to me and not. I reflected on recent events. In my mind's eye, I could see a foundation and on it the first row of blocks laid out. I could feel the expansiveness of this new foundation. The blocks a single row and very firm in their positioning. I could hear the word painstaking. No, I must have heard that wrong. Yes, these past couple of years have been rough but that has led to this new more expansive foundation I was looking at. But really?? Was the actually building on that going to be painstaking?? The word painstaking came back. I was confused as Spirit is always uplifting in its guidance and why such a harsh word to represent the things to come.
So I looked this blasted word up. Definition: done with great care and thoroughness.
Ahhhh. That I could feel resonating in my heart. The new structure being built would be done with great care and thoroughness. I could feel the perfection. No hurrying in this. Each new block laid will be done with care and thoroughness.
Hey, I am good with that!!
Here I sit in the afterglow of the 2 days in Sarasota at the Mystic Faire. During this mornings meditation, I reflected on the event and the many people I was blessed to meet. I thank each and everyone of you who stopped by the table to say hi. So many of you had stories to share. Some of you stopped to thank me for the work the Spiritual Communities Network has done in offering a way for them to connect to like-minded people, classes and rediscover their lives. Some seemed really surprised to see "Gwen Peterson" sitting behind the table and meeting folks. That always surprises me on many levels and causes me to reflect. All of it does. The one thing that really stood out the most this time around was the number of people who stopped to say they were members of the Spiritual Community. At first I was nervous that I had somehow forgotten a Network practitioner, but then I realized that they were referring to the Spiritual Community/community calendars. Whew! So as those moments came back to me, I began to see what was being presented to me. Something I had missed in the moment but now brought tears to my eyes............They saw themselves as part of the Spiritual Community. They too were forming the core of this expanded consciousness. While I have been so focused on the community consciousness of the practitioners, those we were serving were coming to see themselves as part of that same community. Silly Gwen.
However you came to find this page.........welcome!
Some time has passed since I last wrote here. Too much time maybe. But you have all been keeping me pretty busy. Thank you. I have been contacted by practitioners interested in what we have to offer and seekers reaching out with questions and suggestions. I have had such wonderful words of love and support sent to me. Some who have been long time fans of this work have given me smiles of how they are finding answers and learning to love life again.
I recently started to get blogs from some folks that are so talented. Their blogs have inspired me to be a better communicator with you. I make no promises but I will see if I can't pop in on this page a little more often to share with you our journey together. I think that is key to what this blog will be. Me sharing our journey. No personal stuff or names and things like that but some of the beautifulness that I have received from you as a result of this work.
One such for instance that comes to mind is the kindness from someone who discovered that I live in the same town as them. They asked me to lunch to just connect. I think they may have wondered if I am a real person or walk the talk. LOL Yeah I am as crazy as I sound in my daily Insight emails, blogtalkradio program, teleclasses, and..............
Now that I am starting up teleconference classes, I am so excited to connect in yet another way with you. If you could only know how inspiring each of you are to me. If it were not for your love of sharing and being who you are, there would really be no reason to do this work.
sending a little of your love back to you but keeping a lot of it for myself to bask in. It feels great. thanks bunches
I am so thrilled to announce that the community calendar for Tampa/St. Pete is up and ready for practitioners to begin posting their classes and events. We already have so many folks befriending it so that they can connect. These are such amazing times. Never have I seen so many people thirsty for information, guidance and new relationships.
We launched the calendar after being contacted by a group in that area that is spinning some community energy up that way. I can't wait to see what the network will bring. If anyone in that area would like to participate in community building/networking and reaching more of those they serve, please contact me and I will get you started.
Stay tuned as I will be announcing more on this new group in that area and what it means to you who are looking to learn more about your Spiritualness.
A wish for the happiest of New Years to you.
It has been such a pleasure to find myself creating with all of you a community of love and friendship. I have had the opportunity to meet so many new friends who have found our Communities and have benefited from the work that so many offer today.
These are great times! So many folks offering unique spiritual work. As a result of so many levels of evolving never has there been such a free flow of expansion for those who teach as well as those who are seeking. We are all seekers on one level or another and together we learn and support each other.
Please visit this site often as it changes and evolves with those it serves. I hope you are able to participate in some of the classes and events offered through our membership and/or the Network itself.
Much love to each and everyone of you. Thank you for all that you bring to this planet at this time. Know that it was not randomness that brought you here and that your simple presence offers so much to those you come in contact with each day and it is awe inspiring.
Remembering that all is well. Believing that all is well. Believing with every cell of your knowing. It is in those moments of true knowing that miracles of health and well-being occur in our bodies and on our planet. How do you know that you are believing with every cell of your knowing. You FEEL joy, love and appreciation exuding from you. The feeling of well being cannot exist at the same time as the feelings of not.
What are you exuding?
So many times we think of more from the energy of lack. When we come to truly see our world as a vibrational place we can appreciate the energy that lack carries and when we come at our life from a lack filled vibration we experience more of it or should I say we see less of what we want.
In particular, there is that wonderful feeling we get when we are in alignment with our Selves and we want "more" of it. Our natural tendency is to look at the thing of the moment that we are equating with that wonder filled moment and say that we want
"more" of that. When in essence what we want is "more" of the feeling or vibration we are experiencing.
If in that moment you can shift off of the thing and onto the feeling and allow yourself to really revel in the feeling, you will begin to experience "the expansive more". You will find that feeling is what you want "more" of. The more you sit with that feeling the more it fills you.
As you grasp "the expansive more" you see the things around you that allow you to move deeper into that space "more" often. It will feel a little backwards at first as you play with the idea of sitting with a feeling and getting "more" of everything but it really doesn't take long to get the hang of it. Just a little practice of sitting with "more", The Expansive More.
As you develop this ability of more, you will better understand when I say that you do not want the more that comes from lack.
I feel it is time to work on a blog for this site. Not sure where to start with it but know that this will open yet another gateway for connecting.
Creating community consciousness is the work I do. My planetary service if you will. Quite the nebulous work as you can't really touch or see community. It is more of a feeling, a sense of unity. When there is a sense of community, those who are sensitive to energetics will feel the connectiveness that is prevalent.
This journey so far has let me meet and connect with so many people, modalities, teachings and beliefs. I am enthralled with the fabric it creates and will create as it continues to grow and meld.
So from time to time I will post my thoughts on this new level of consciousness we are embarking on. And it is a new level of consciousness. Because when it comes to working with Spirit we come to know more and more that it is an endless journey, expanding in on itself, never ending, always becoming more, more love, more joy.
These are times like no other. We have available to us new abilities to work with Spirit. To discover our True natures in ways that have never been explored. Spirit/All-That-Is/God you use the name that describes your relationship with the Divine, IT has been waiting for this moment. This moment when we consciously flow that Essence through us and anchor to this dimension a higher vibration for all.
Spiritual Communities Network is a community of those who serve. May you follow your own guidance in connecting with those you have called to work with.
Originator of the Spiritual Communities Network, Spiritual Mentor, Vibrational Channel