TC Notes_2013-22-8


NOTES 1600-1800


Anna Healy

Beverly Chang – Via Skype from Grass Valley, California

Courtney Furlong

Jon Mannion – Welcome back from Manlia!

Maria Cecilia Salcedo

Mariana Vegara – Welcome back from Florida vacation!

Roger Dennis

Roger Horton – Congratulations finding an apartment!

‘Exercises create synchronicity’ [MIV]



Reflecting too superficially? [RD]

  1. Blog and website
  2. Clean my room/office reflecting add
  3. Family health – insurance

Specifically ask self: [MIV]

  • How am I doing in these 3 tasks?

Strategy: Ex. Everyday I spend 15 minutes … [MIV]

‘Task Masters’: We are doing, doing, doing [MIV]

  • Devise a plan – setting up schedule
  • Forgetting vs. focus
  • Being conscious vs. unconsciously feeling over whelmed

Obsessive vs. assertive [MIV]

  • Control à letting go [AH]
  • Align with purpose

Analogy: Soap in shower – hold it too tight – you loose it [AH]

Family projection of self-stress: [SI]

  • Focus – Moving forward meditating on goals
  • Transitional period – Clearing clutter in life
  • Family misplacement of emotions
    • How to specifically say …
    • Setting a firm place with family
      • Allowing them to grow up and be more self-efficient [RD]
      • Detachment [MIV]
      • Family exercise:
        • Book: ‘Once upon a time’ Family book

Community cooking class Oakland, California [BC]

  • Mindfulness awareness exercise before cooking
  • Lack of appreciation
  • Preliminary program working with kids in California

Creating a new habit [MCS]

In search for the truth: … By oneself

  • The 7 Principles of Effortless action: [MIV]
    • Principle 1: Act on Passion. Take a stand for what you believe in. Remember your purpose is to contribute the best of who you are at all times. You are in this particular work situation because this is the place where you can fulfill your life purpose for the time being. There is a reason you were led to take this job or create this career.
    • Principle 2: Be Discerning. Let your rational mind and intuition work together. Trust first impressions but always check out the facts.
    • Principle 3: Listen very carefully to unspoken feelings. Flow through on persistent intuitive messages.
    • Principle 4: Notice where you lose or gain energy. Notice when you begin to rationalize, justify or blame. You feel something is not right? Take action even though it may take you out of your comfort zone. It’s time to discover what you will need to change or release from your life.
    • Principle 5: Commit. Do whatever it takes to put you in motion toward doing what your intuition is telling you.
    • Principle 6: Assume synchronistic support (or providential help) is coming your way. Coincidences you never expected confirm that you are on the right path, even if their meaning is not crystal clear at the time. Some people say, “If it’s supposed to happen, it will.”
    • Principle 7: Trust the process. Trust that your life is unfolding as it should and that your intuition will lead you in the right direction.

Analogy – the river- go with the flow.

  • Don’t be the rock against the current

Taoism: [MIV]

Shielding exercise:    [SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT]

  • The rings of Harmony – Holographic Tool Developed by  Mashhur  Anam

Building an altar:

  • Remember – being present sitting in special place

What is home? [CEF]

  • Going back home [JM]


  • Dissertation in Manilia [JM]
  • Agriculture
  • Homelessness situation
  • Development – students becoming teachers
    • Where learners lead
    • Writing for the future
    • ‘Experience with emergence’
    • Continuality
      • Communication relations between learners and mentors
      • Creating different experience
      • Language
        • Transition from academic environment language à being in the deep field
        • Weaknesses – clinging to language of ‘academics’

What is community? [RH]

  • Meaning?
  • In modern day America?
    • VISUABLE – no obvious answer in NYC
    • Building community with friends and organizations getting together…

Doing the path consciously we will find the answer ‘ [MIV]


Sustainable Housing: [CEF]

Long-term goal:                                         ‘Back to mother earth’

  • Sustainable building and farming
  • Living in a tree house

‘Be present + listen = emergence’ [CEF]

Columbia TC Rain garden – New York Times article

Add greenery to courtyard [NYtimes website is not working ATM]

Non-Profit Organization: [DW]

Bow, Washington north of Seattle

  • Developmental course teaching energy sustainability
  • Environmental movement in Japan

Sandra’s Family land sustainability dream:

  • 5 acres with private road [SI]
  • Create village retreat center
  • Hospital
  • Store

Illness and stress


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Furlong = 220 yards, 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains. I am studying Participatory Action Research through ‘Mindfulness into Action ‘ working on my own self-reflection and identifying my behavioral patterns. My field of interest is Ethno-botany. At the moment, I am developing a work file for the healing centers scope of work in Ecuador. Preparing for travel down to Ecuador for hands on experience with local Indigenous shamans and healers. Currently, I am working on integrating participatory action research of ‘Mindfulness into Action’ and performance arts exercising STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHMATICS) tool. I am interested in bringing joy to the world through movement (performance arts; dance and yoga) and education (‘mindfulness into action’ and STEM). Also, I am interested in bringing awareness of the cultural impact of human trafficking and abandonment of children. Through alternative medicine, I would like to aid victims of human trafficking with medicinal and spiritual healing. Moreover, I would like to embrace children who have been abandoned with love and compassion, and through epigenetics encouraging them to see that their future is limitless.

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