Donna Leslie Thomson HC 70 Box 444 Glorieta NM 87535 USA 505-983-7213(USA)
00 41 079 -725-0731 (Europe) www.youareyourpath.com or www.dubistdeinweg.de

 

REFLECTIONS FROM AWARENESS

AUTUMN 2002

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Dear Friends, in these challenging times, many people ask this question: What can I do? How do I help? Here are some reflections from Awareness on this topic.

What can we do? The simple answer is: do whatever you can, whenever you can, wherever you can, to bring greater love, greater awareness and greater peace into the world.

There are countless ways to do this. Each day presents you with countless opportunities to do this. Take the opportunities that are given. Do whatever you can, wherever you can, whenever you can. Remember you have the power to bring love, awareness and peace into the world.

Honor your own life and the life of earth, and the life of those you encounter. Affirm life, love life.

Weep when you have to weep, laugh when you can laugh. Share your laughter and your tears. Share the anger and the pain, the mysteries and the joys.

Look within. Know yourself. Understanding yourself, you will naturally find your right action in this world.

Do not be afraid to take risks in your own life. Don’t be limited by what you have been conditioned to believe, by old fears, or by what you tell yourself you can’t do.

Everything matters. No act of love or awareness is too small. Therefore when you feel powerless make an extra effort to bring love to another person or share a peaceful moment with another person. Remember you have power in your own life, in your choice of what you do with your time, how you relate to others, and how you relate to yourself.

Be involved in your life on this earth. Give yourself to this earth and your life upon it. Dedicate yourself to being here, now, whatever that means for you. Get involved in social or political action. Participate in prayers and rituals for healing the earth. Find your right livelihood. Find out what being here means for you. Don’t wait for someone else to tell you.

If you experience abundance, share what you have. Don’t give it all away; attend to your own needs and then share whatever you can, whenever you can, wherever you can.  Consume consciously.

In any way you can, challenge the old habit patterns of domination, territoriality and oppression that control so much of human existence and cause so much suffering. Become aware of those patterns in your own life and in any way you can replace them with patterns of co-operation, communication, equal sharing, and awareness of the greater good. In whatever way you choose, confront those old patterns in the world around you; try to bring new ways of seeing and being.

Don’t isolate yourself. Find others who share your perspective, who wish to work together to bring greater awareness, greater love, greater peace.

Don’t give up.

Speak. Speak, and speak again. Whether you think anyone is listening or not, speak –in any way you can. Speak with a letter, a petition, a speech, a conversation, a poem, a film, a song. Speak in prayer. Speak to the spirits and for the spirits. Speak to people. Speak to yourself.

Listen. Listen to yourself, listen to others, and listen to spirit. Listen to the voice within that guides you. Listen to the cries of the world and find some way, no matter how small it seems, to respond.

Investigate. Question. Think. Now is a time to practice intensively the ancient teaching of the Buddha: put everything to the test of your own reason and experience. Be informed about the world you live in but don’t believe everything you read. Explore many perspectives. Share the knowledge you gather.

Sing and dance. Tell stories. Make music. Make love. Pray. Meditate.

Love.

Believe. Believe in the possibility of human nature, in the possibility that human beings can live in harmony with each other and their world. Believe it is worth doing all of the above. Yes, it is possible for humanity to evolve to a greater consciousness of love and peace, but the future cannot be read. There are countless choices being made every day that shape the future of this earth. Evolution is increasingly a matter of conscious choice, so your choices matter. Your own evolution takes place here, now.

So do whatever you can, wherever you can, whenever you can to bring greater love, greater awareness and greater peace into the world.

May all beings be happy, peaceful and free of suffering.

Please also see the monthly message for September posted on my website www.youareyourpath.com.    

Dear Friends, after a summer of work and writing in Santa Fe, I will be traveling again this fall.

October 25-November 5 I will be in Rochester, NY for individual Awareness sessions. Please call Judy Adnepos at 585-461-4687 for appointments

From November 6-December 14 I will be in Europe once again for individual sessions and workshops. My schedule in Europe can be found on the last page of this newsletter.

In Switzerland, I am pleased to be returning to Basel for the first time in several years. I will be giving a meditation workshop on Sunday, November 10 at Ambaji Bookshop, and doing individual sessions there November 11-14. I am grateful to Jessica Klein for arranging this for me; you can contact her for appointments or more information – see my Europe travel schedule.

I am also pleased to announce that I will be teaching a four-part meditation course in Zurich, beginning in the spring of 2003 and continuing through the fall of 2004. This course will be sponsored by IPEI, Institut fur Personlichkeitsentwicklung und Integration. There will be an introductory afternoon in Zurich this December 7. For more information on this course please see their website: www.ipei.ch. You can also contact Roswitha Dissler. (See my Europe travel schedule for her contact information). The same course will be offered in Cologne, dates to be announced.

My book of energy meditations is doing well in Europe and I am now looking for a publisher in the USA for it as well as the Goddess book I am working on. If any of you in the USA have contacts in the publishing industry or with literary agents and could help me with this, I would appreciate it very much.

Until October 24 I am available in Santa Fe for telephone or in-person sessions. Also feel free to e-mail me through the website with questions or things you want to share.

SPECIAL EVENT IN ABIQUIU, NEW MEXICO, SEPTEMBER 28, 2002

AN EVENING WITH THE GODDESS  presented by Annette Cantor and Donna Leslie Thomson. Annette will improvise songs to the Goddess while Donna reads from her new book, “The Great Goddess Calls Her Daughters” 2002). Call 505-983-7213 for details.

AUTUMN SCHEDULE FOR DONNA LESLIE THOMSON

Until October 24, 2002 Donna will be at home in Santa Fe and available for in-person or telephone Awareness Sessions

October 25-November 5, 2002 –Awareness Sessions, Rochester NY. Call Judy Adnepos at 461-4687 for appointment.

November 6 – December 14 –Workshops and Awareness Sessions in Europe

Place

Date

Event

Abiquiu Through 24 Oct.

An Evening with the Goddess presented by Annette Cantor and Donna Leslie Thomson. Annette will improvise songs to the Goddess while Donna reads from her new book, “The Great Goddess Calls Her Daughters” (© 2002).
Call 505-983-7213 for details

Santa Fe Through 24 Oct.

Awareness Sessions with Donna
Call (505) 983-2371

Rochester 25 Oct. - 5 Nov.

Awareness Sessions with Donna
Call Judy Adnepos at 461-4687

Basel

10. Nov 2002
10am-6pm

Workshop "Pure Life Energy – Use Your Inner Power Effectively"
Contact Jessica Klein +41 (0) 61 421 0171

Basel

11.-14. Nov. 2002

Awareness Sessions with Donna
Contact Jessica Klein +41(0)61 421 0171

Köln

18.-22. Nov. 2002

Awareness Sessions with Donna
Astrological Awareness Sessions with Donna & Sabine.
Contact by - mail: sabine.bends@t-online.de
or telephone: +49 (0)221-865919

Köln

Tuesday 19. Nov. 2002
8 pm

Reading and Meditation Evening: Meditation for Women in Today’s World
Women’s Bookstore Rhiannon, Venloer Str. 280, Köln
Contact sabine.bends@t-online.de
or telephone +49 (0)221-865919

Köln

Thursday 21. Nov. 2002
7:30 pm

Reading and Meditation Evening
Esoteric Bookstore Somanas, Köln
Contact sabine.bends@t-online.de
or telephone +49 (0)221-865919

Köln

Saturday 23. Nov. 2002
10 am – 6 pm

Everyone Can Meditate - Workshop and Introduction to a Meditation Course in Four Modules,  beginning in May 2003.

Morning:  Basic Principles and Practices of Meditation
Afternoon: Know Yourself
Translation by Sabine Bends
Contact sabine.bends@t-online.de
or  telephone +49 (0)221-865919

Luxembourg

26.-30. Nov. 2002

Awareness Sessions with Donna
Contact Malou Fischbach-Zenner: malou@intelligent.lu

Wil

02.-06. Dec. 2002

Awareness Sessions with Donna
Contact Ruth Schmidhauser
ruthschmidhauser@bluewin.ch

Zürich

07. Dec. 2002
2 pm –5pm

Meditation in Daily Life – Introduction to a Meditation Course in Four Modules offered by the Institute for Personal Self-Development and Integration.
Contact r.dissler@ipei.ch

Zürich

08.-13.Dec. 2002

Awareness Sessions with Donna
Contact  r.dissler@ipei.ch

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May you and all beings be happy, peaceful and free of suffering.

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