"The Next Buddha Will Be a Sangha"
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Thank you for being a part of The Curious Spirit. It is exciting to see our community growing and developing daily! It has been a busy year for me and now that I have finally completed my dissertation I expect to dedicate more time to The Curious Spirit. Based on feedback from our two Women's Summer Soul Circles, I have decided to make this a monthly offering. The next Women's Soul Circle will be on September 8th in NYC. We are also co-hosting a networking tea with HYHO Marketing on September 21st in NYC for conscious creators to meet, mingle, support, and strategize building our ethical enterprises. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details and registration.
Today marks three months since The Curious Spirit hosted the US Screening of #EmergingProud. The film, screened on May 12, 2017 in 12 countries, marked the first International Emerging Proud Day created to normalize transpersonal experiences for individuals and raise awareness within the field of mental health. Read the #EP three-month report on the progress of all of the initiatives that have begun to take shape since then, including a partnership with The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE) to train peer facilitators to host local groups that support the spiritual emergence process. ACISTE's peer training begins next week.
In the same vein I have been working with a team to create an international presence for Spiritual Emergence Anonymous, a peer support group modeled after the 12-step program. We are currently in our pilot group stage with representation in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. We will be entering our next phase of development and welcoming new members this Fall. If you are interested, or for more information on SEA, please write to us at SEAFellowship@gmail.com.
Whether or not you are seeking to get involved with a peer group right now, please stay involved in the conversation about spiritual emergence. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to have a conversation with you about it. The future belongs to the curious.