The Gifts of Experience
…and all who were there understood every concept and every word of what was said because we were all of like minds. We didn’t have to think that there could be someone present who would think our beliefs as strange and off the wall. We didn’t have to wonder if there were some there who were religious;we didn’t have to contend with those who might express the opinion that we all were going to hell for our beliefs. We could be just ourselves and talk about anything and everything Spiritual. What a wonderfully free and involved discussion the seven of us had in Yakima, Washington. This was the first time that many had even met each other in person. The only contact previously was participation on the conference call Gatherings that have been held almost every other Friday during the past twelve months.
This first everin person physical Gathering of seven of the conference call group participants was held in mid-September. We had participants from Idaho, Washington, Texas, Wisconsin and New York.We had a variety of talents among the group that came to the In Person Gathering. Even with the variety of abilities it was also true that at times we were the teachers and at other times we were the students.
We took a number of pictures during the event and the amount of orbs that showed up on the pictures confirmed to all present that we had a lot of other company during the two days total that we spent together. It is at times like this that you speculate that there may be many more entities and beings also participating, it’s just that we don’t have the ability to see them.
I have written a number of times in the past about the conference call method of like-minded people Gathering on phone calls. Celest and David have mentioned many times that this is a great way for people to get together and meet on a call. I wrote that the conference calls are a way to meet without having to spend travel time and expense to talk to others who are wanting to have a dialog with others who believe the same way they do. I further wrote that as time passes those who become friends on the calls may wish to sometime in the future get together in person to further the growing friendships that they have established on the calls. Well the first In Person Gathering happened in September and the seven of us will never be the same.
My wife and I have traveled the last five years to the Pacific Northwest to visit our son who lives in the area. Last year we met with three people individually at locations near their homes. This year I happen to mention that wouldn’t it be great if a few of us could meet at a convenient location and the answer was a resounding YES! So that started the ball rolling. Cyndi and I gave three of the participants a window where we could break away from our son’s family to attend an In Person Gathering. A location was picked out that was convenient to the five of us. We mentioned the potential dates and location to others and over time two others from the Midwest and the East decided to join. We ended up with seven of us meeting in Yakima. There were others of those who participate on the calls who would have liked to attend but had conflicts of one sort or another and could not attend.
Toward the end of the In Person Gathering all who were there said that we had to make this an annual event. We talked about moving the meeting place to a more centralized location. We would plan to announce the next In Person Gathering with enough advance notice so others would have a longer time span to make arrangements to plan to attend. We also mentioned that it would be nice to have more time together than just the one full day and two half days that we were able to do for this first In Person Gathering. We will just have to strike a balance of time for travel and meeting together that will meet the needs of most of the participants on the conference calls.
Now will this future In Person Gathering be restricted to those who are presently participants on the conference calls? No!However that may be the case if no other like-minded people decide it is time to get off the fence and join in on the conference call Gatherings. The present participants are waiting for others to join and we would welcome any like-minded people who visit the Awakened Hearts website and have some knowledge of what is contained in the God Book series.Having a familiarity of information contained in Blue Star Transmissions and maybe the Matthew Book series will also allow a person to follow the dialog that takes place on the conference calls.
It is true that the present group meets at times that may not be convenient for those who are employed in positions that would not allow participation due to the timing of the conference calls. Presently the group meets on a conference call every two weeks at 1 PM Eastern, 12 noon Central, 11 AM Mountain and 10 AM Pacific Time zones. Or in other words four different time zones, smack dab in the middle of the day. Not convenient for most people who work or have very active lives during the middle of the day.
Therefore we are in the process of establishing another conference call group that will meet in the evenings. This new group will meet on a conference call in the early evening time period and will be scheduled during the off week from the group mentioned in the previous paragraph. At the present time it looks like the group will meet on Thursday and the time envelop for the calls will be established to facilitate participation for those living in the Eastern and Central time zones. HOWEVER, this does not mean that others in other time zones cannot participate on the calls; it just means that the person who has agreed to be the moderator presently lives in the Central time zone. As the conference call Gathering groups expand, there will always be flexibility for more conference call groups in other time zones. Also if there are those who have not participated in any of the calls and have a few people of like mind and they would like to have assistance in setting up a calling group of their own, we will gladly share any information that we have to assist you in this endeavor. Just email the writer at the contact information located on Awakened Hearts website.
Now why would we suggest that a potential participant have knowledge of “The God Books,” Blue Star Transmission and even the Matthew Book series? This might strike many that we are being exclusionary in our concept of Gathering. We do not wish to exclude anyone from participation; it is just that we have found that people who are familiar with these sources of information have the ability to participate on the calls easier. We have participants who talk frequently on most subjects that come up on the calls and we have had many who participated on the calls for a number of calls without making any comments at all. And that is okay. After a time when they felt more comfortable they were able to give some input to the rest of the group. And the beautiful part of this scenario is that the group needed to hear their input. It made a difference to the rest of the group. We like to say that at times we are the student and at other times we are the teacher.
Do we have a set agenda for the calls? No! We have found that a very important feature of the calls is spontaneity of the subjects that are discussed. You never know what will be discussed when you enterthe conference call Gathering. But rest assured, it will be something that you will find that you somehow needed to hear and that is the beauty of the conference call Gatherings. We never know ahead of time which participants will be on the call or what topics they will offer to the group.There are times that Celest and David join in on the call after it has begun to give the group a message or impart valuable information that the group needs to hear. They don’t join in on every call but often enough so that most participants don’t like to miss a call. Even when Celest and David aren’t on the calls, the group has a dynamic of its own that gives information to each other that we all needed to hear. It is like Celest and David have said in the past, we all have to have the strength to stand on our own and not have our hands held at all times. We have this ability and it shows on the conference call Gatherings when they don’t participate.
When we were concluding the Gathering in Yakima, I asked the participants to send me a paragraph to insert into this article if they wished to. I felt it was important to give the readers of this article a view point from someone other than me as to how some felt about the Gathering in Yakima. So here are their unedited responses. Names and locations have been removed only.
What can I say about our trip that we took to Yakima other than it was so marvelous to finally meet up with some of the peoples that we have conversed with over the years? Truly,________ and I have spoken for quite a few years so really was so great to meet her in person. It is so hard to describe how it feels to grow up in a huge family and not feel a part of it, cannot talk to anyone about this spiritual family, really, and then meet up with like-minded/hearted peoples and spend a couple of days with them and it feels like I truly left my real family there in Yakima. I have missed everyone greatly after coming home here to my birth family. I will treasure the time spent with everyone. ____and_____, thank you so much for making this happen for all of us and your generosity. So grateful to have had a comfortable room to talk, laugh, dine, and do the work. Fantastic Push movement and going over the latest Master message little by little. _____, thank you for leading us in a brief ceremony and sharing my room with me. I could listen to your stories day and night! Let us all do this again with more peoples!!! Blessings, __________
It’s been awhile since I got back but I still have good memories and feelings from our gathering.
First it was great just to see everyone, some of whom I had, until then, only talked with on the phone. Sharing the space with all of our friends was comfortable, relaxing, joyous and really heartfelt for me. I felt like I was reconnecting with parts of myself through everyone else. I also connected with everybody really quickly and easily. The feeling of being inspired, hopeful and grateful all at the same time continues to come back me through the group calls. Words seem inadequate at this moment. I feel like something has shifted inside of myself in a way I don’t yet understand. Whew!! It was great I am grateful for so much, the two ____ and all of my fellow gatherers and the God books and Bluestar, I am blessed.___________
I understand everyone has been in my thoughts and love also. We are so blessed thanks everyone for bring in my life once again. Much luv to all.__________
Arrived in __, spent the night with my daughter, & have driven to __ where I’ll spend a few days.
It was great being with you all, mind-sharing, connecting heart to heart, knowing that we are co-creating our world._____________
Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for our group time together. I am so glad I followed the inner promptings to change my plans and get a flight to Yakima. I enjoyed every minute and loved to hear each ones stories. When in a group of like-minded individuals there is joy and happiness being felt. I guess they would be called heart felt connections. I feel like the luckiest person to be able to be in the group presence, eating such wholesome foods, laughing, and talking of our dreams for the world, going over article Celest and David wrote and the 7 person push was incredibly powerful. ______________
As the reader can see, all who were there greatly enjoyed their experience. It is now time to end this article, but let me leave you with this message. “We all want you, the reader, to have the same experience that all who attended the Yakima Gathering had and who will continue to have during future conference call Gatherings”. Please join us on a conference call in the future.
Until next time, Dave
Dave can be reached at – firstname.lastname@example.org
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