Reserve the date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jean Marie Ryan Center: Misericordia Campus
6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Experience a day of connection, reflection and co-creation…
Support a positive approach to the powerful leaps in consciousness
unfolding in 2012 — and as we prepare for 2013.
Together in community, we explore three major shifts —
three changes that make the new paradigm possible:
individuality to interdependence
competition to cooperation
separation to reverence
Step into your NEW role as an integral player in these
delicious possibilities that are emerging!
Enjoy heartfelt community, deepening meditations, inspiring speakers, exhibitors offering uplifting goods and services, and live music.
Just imagine yourself at the end of an empoweringÂ day filled with thoughtful presenters and panelists. Dip into and taste the gifts of the day — palpable, even in our listing of events:
THE SECOND COMING OF CONSCIOUSNESS: A Cause for Celebrating Oneness The keynote will be presented by Emanuel Kuntzelman, founder Center for Cultural Interchange/Greenheart, and a lifelong seeker and advocate for cultural understanding, environmental awareness and world peace.
COOPERATION: Creating our Emerging Future Presented by Noreen Kelly, Communication Consultant, Coach and Trust Strategist.
REVERENCE: The Pulse of the New Story Presented by Francis Rothluebber, Author, Spiritual Director and Founder of New Momentum for Human Unity.
Janelle Brittain, Speaker, Trainer, Executive Coach, Consultant and Author
Chris Buhrman, Vice President, creative director, Cramer-Krasselt and Film Director, City of the Dawn
Jean Carter-Hill, Cofounder and Executive Director, Imagine Englewood IF …
MEDITATION: Offered by Jennifer Kim, Director, The Peace School.
LIVE MUSIC: Presented by Jennie Landfield, Musician, Composer and Producer.
$115 by 10/23 ~ Â $130 by 10/27
$35 student discount available
Lunch included ~ Plenty of FREE parking
A shout-out to you, Conscious Creator: A lifetime feeling like a misfit, aching for the joy and refreshment of being replenished from deep within, longing to make the connection with like-hearted others… Make this summer your time to shine your light. Solstice, called Midsummer, is the start of summer, so DECIDE that this is your summer to create momentum and connect with your tribe. Here’s a start-of-summer listing of summer camps for Conscious Creators. En-JOY!
What will YOU make of this remarkable summer?
Ask yourself if it’s time for your own Summer
Camp. If you are a Conscious Creator, this is
YOUR time. Replenishment and creative play are
key to your health, wealth, and personal growth.
Take time to look into one or more of these
supportive communities/classes. You’ll play with like-
hearted others and build your impetus and
momentum with the wealth of information,
inspiration, and guidance to move along the Dreams of Your Heart’s Desires!
Lots of rich and delicious opportunities to
create your future — starting THIS weekend!
It’s no secret that time seems to be moving at
warp speed and everything is changing almost
before it’s born.
That said, you’ll discover a
spacious creativity available when you step
into the Kairos time of the Conscious Creator…
The eternal present remains uncluttered and
focused, a place where you can step into
your fertile phase of BEE-ing!
1. Saturday June 23: Bring Your Inner Vision — Out! Virtual Vision Boarding with Sherry Murry
This event is the first of several fantastic outlets
for energizing your vision, purpose, projects, and
conscious connections over this summer 2012!
Get started here with my friend Sherry Murry’s
virtual workshop to sharpen up your Vision for the
rest of 2012 by creating your very own tailor-made Summer 2012 Vision Board.
Details at: http://visionwithin.eventbrite.com/
(Tell Sherry that Bobbye sent you! It’s a soul-replenishing process from the Songstress of Soul!)
2. Sunday June 24: Live and in person in Chicagoland! Gathering Chicago’s Change Agents: Cultural Creatives Unite at Chicago IONS.
This is an event for you if you’ve always felt
like you never quite fit in. You may be on a
path of Change Agent, Thought Leader, or Messenger.
On Sunday, Adam Shames of Kreativity Network
updates the community with the latest
research based on his interview with Paul Ray.
Most important of all: It’s a
gathering of the Cultural Creative Tribe on 6-24.
(and you can connect with me live if you are able to come out for it.) I’ll be scribing our community
town-hall findings, discoveries, and conclusions
on the flip chart.
3. Monday June 25 at 5pm Eastern Time is the LAST
DAY and MOMENT for you to sign up for Web Site Camp — where you get the hands-on know-how to bypass a webmaster and go live with your WordPress website.
Just Imagine how you feel.. fall is in the air,
the kids are back at school…
and you are confidently posting new content and
programs and updates on your OWN WordPress website !
What a relief!
How long have you been waiting?
Wait no longer!
If this is the summer that — no matter what —
your website goes live — then my colleague and
mentor Christina Hills is the best person to hold
your hand and show you the inner workings for
your own D-I-Y WordPress website.
Get comfortable with the basics.
You’ll soon fearlessly go under the hood,
see the Dashboard as a friend, and you’ll
get your web site up — finally!
Imagine building your website with WordPress–
and loving the process! It IS possible. Christina
helped me with my WordPress website.
And this short course is a great value.
Christina’s Summer Program covers the fundamentals
of WordPress for non-techie people who want
to build a website without a webmaster.
It happens live for 4 weeks, but then all
the materials stay online
for you to go through at your own pace.
Full details: http://tinyurl.com/Websitecamp
…then email me a copy of your receipt,
we’ll get you and your site onto
my schedule for a complimentary “Inspire Your Message” copy review
(a $197 value) once the construction
4. Talk to me!
Leave a comment below (or send me an email
or use the contact form) and tell me how these events
land with you. Are you up for a summer
of letting your creative juices flow?
Let me know what’s up in your life, work,
and heart. How are you faring in refining
and polishing your message, regularly
sharing your great content, and connecting
with your perfect people for
building your tribe? Is it smooth sailing —
or have you hit some potholes?
How may I be of service to you in your busy life and business?Â (Sometimes a believing mirror can help you see things that are invisible to you.)
5…Watch for more news, events, and inspired connections coming soon.
(Save the dates: July 23-August 16 for
a juicy new Write Synergies Circle gathering!)
Happy Summer 2012!
May this dark of the moon be the seed-starter for the Dreams of Your Heart’s Desire. And keep on shining your light — in words!
The gifts, messages, and sacred stories are flowing with abundance. If you chose, you could listen in and connect with thought leaders in your niche every single day, multiple times a day. You can follow the teleseminars, webinars, tweets, blog posts of Cultural Creatives on many different parts of the same or similar paths. You can try to comment on everyone who resonates, and so many people do. Their messages are potent for you.
For those of us charged over the years as “Living Libraries of Light,” the ocean waves of messages from thought leaders threaten to swamp us. Information overload is very real. We inhale to take it allÂ in — and choke. We open our arms to embrace all that seems good and true and beautiful — and we are carried into the undertow because we cannot embrace it all.
The great shift and turning is upon us, the turning of an age. You can read about networks, circles, communities, tribes of people dancing at the edge of transformation, opening the doors, windows, and portals, ushering in new ways of being that are freeing and liberating and connecting us with our true selves, our deepest andÂ Divine Essence. The forward motion and momentum, unfolding us into our future selves, continue unabated.
Even so, others steadfastly yank on chains of the past that hold us fast in old models and paradigms that are breaking down.Â The powerful in the world clamp down on anything that empowers greater numbers of us. That is the old story that the powerful are trying desperately to hold onto. And in this time of disparate and desperate polarities, we are tacking, our small ocean-going canoes heaved first one way, then another.
Discernment is key. How do you discern who to follow, who to listen to, who to invite into your own inner sacred space? I’m not saying I have all the answers, but perhaps together we can access and share some useful questions.
The following article first appeared in March 2001, published by Chicago’s Conscious Choice magazine. In sharing this perspective about Cultural Creatives, (a name bestowed on us by sociologist/researcher Paul Ray)Â I am reminded how very important this cohort of world-changers really is. Weâ€™ve lost a decade to the forces of the status quo, to those determined to move the clock backwards.Â So now — more than ever — it is our time.
It is so crucial that everyone WAKE UP!Â The awakening and mindful action for the good of all and the healing of planet Gaia, Mother Earth, is long overdue. This is a clarion call to of those in the Cultural Creative Cohort.Â Â It is more important than ever, and well past time, to get out of our own way.
[I’ve made some minor edits in the following piece so that it makes sense for 2010.]
How 50 Million Cultural Creatives Can Change the World: A Review and Consideration of The Cultural Creatives by Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson
Do you ever feel like you just donâ€™t fit in? Do you feel that people around you have a whole different set of values and beliefs? Do you find things important that arenâ€™t on their radar screens, and vice versa? Are “getting ahead” and “looking out for number one” nowhere on your list, despite the best efforts of the media and consumer culture to persuade you otherwise?
When you speak of your dream â€” what you hope to accomplish â€” do you include relationships, concern for the planet and the next generations, social justice, sustainability, and your spiritual development? Do your dreams not look like what “everybody else” wants? Perhaps the mirror that will reflect you and your values back to you just isnâ€™t in place — Yet.
It certainly isnâ€™t available in the established big media companies, most corporate, education, and government institutions, or politics, where there is little or no support for people who dare to express such values. Surprisingly, despite your feelings of isolation, you are far from alone.
In fact, you may be part of a just-now-becoming-visible groundswell of cultural change. You may be a Cultural Creative. With the book, The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World, Paul Ray and his wife and co-author Sherry Ruth Anderson are trying to hold up a mirror big enough to reflect this population back on itself.