Wednesday, May 31, 2006
CNU XIV: MetaPhysical Planning & The Long Emergency
I'VE led a few MetaPhysical Planning sessions at the CNU's annual congresses. They've been popular, getting around 150 people each time, with good comments afterwards. Here's a description from this year's program:
Material crises start in the realm of the spirit. And that is where they can be transformed into blessings.
Anyone who reads religious and spiritual writings can’t help but notice that throughout history and for thousands of years mystics have said that the time we live in now would be a period of great turmoil. Many people who simply listen to their inner voices have heard the same thing for quite a while. A Meta-Physical Planning session in Providence will look at the Long Emergency from this perspective.
A few relevant words from The Big Book of Alchoholics Anonymous:
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.... We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.
This year, we're meeting Saturday morning from 11:30 to 12:30. It's a group participation meeting, with no set speakers. Everyone but confirmed Muggles welcome.
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Hi you some "extra" links which I can follow? Greetings, Niki
Posted by: Niki Buchen at Sep 9, 2008 7:38:52 AM
Sorry it took so long to post your comment. There's a bug in the system.
What kind of extra links? I don't have anything specifically for MetaPhysical Planning.
Posted by: john massengale at Sep 12, 2008 10:03:33 AM