10/15/13 Class Notes
By David Sunfellow
As always, the class began with a few moments of silence.
Community Center Update
We spent a few minutes describing all that has taken place at our new center. The last two Sundays have been work days. We cleaned and painted the large meeting area. You can watch a video from our first cleaning day here. We also removed all the junk that was piled behind the center and had it hauled away. The kitchen and bathroom will be tackled this Sunday. In the meantime, a volunteer carpenter will be coming tomorrow to make some small repairs. And the big news: a member of the group loaned us $1,000.00 to get the power turned on (our local power company requires a $1,000.00 deposit before they would turn on the electricity)! We plan to get off the grid as soon as we can, but this will get us up and running until then. Bottom line: we wanted to have The Center operational for Robert Perry’s October 24th talk and everything is coming together for that to happen. Unless something unexpected comes up, the new center is where all of our future meetings will take place. Here are two photos from our recent work days. I’ll post more photos (and videos) when I am able…
Sunday, October 6th Cleaning Crew (click image to see a larger photo)
From top to bottom, left to right: Alexandra, David, Carly, Evan, Jan, Chyna
Sunday, October 13th Cleaning Crews & Friends (click image to see a larger photo)
From left to right: Bob, Tom’s friend, Alix, Evan, Chyna, Susan, Carly, Tom, Suzanne, Ken, Alexandra, David
Two Inspiring Videos
Following The Center update, I played the following two videos and we discussed how their themes echo and embody the truths presented by near-death experiences.
The Formula, Version 2.o
After watching the two inspiring videos above, I passed out printed copies of version 2.0 of “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” and “The Circling Worksheet” (scroll down to see and/or download copies of both). The most significant changes between version 1.0 and 2.0 of The Formula include moving the descriptive text to a second page (so the text is larger and easier to read), expanding on some of the sections, combining two related categories, and adding a very, very important new category: “Miracles: Master This World Through Love.” I had planned to spend some time describing what the seven sections in this new category mean, but after we watched and discussed Ryan Grassmeyer’s NDE, we ran out of time.
The Hellish NDE of Ryan Grassmeyer
I used Ryan’s experience to highlight how the two foundational perspectives found in The Formula — the vertical (represented by The Light) and the horizontal (represented by The Life Review) — each have their own dark side. If we focus too much on the vertical aspect of life (if we focus too much on reconnecting with The Source, returning Home, and avoiding this world), we can get into serious trouble; and if we focus too much on the horizontal side of life (if we aggressively deny the existence of God/Spirit/Source, become lost in materialism, become overly selfish and self-centered, mean-spirited towards others and/or self-destructive towards ourselves), we also get into trouble. Ryan’s NDE, and other hellish NDEs, are an example of what can happen when a lack of connection with God (and other people) — and an overemphasis on ourselves — is magnified a thousandfold on the other side…
Our next NDE class will take place on THURSDAY (not Tuesday), October 24th from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at the new MSV-NHNE Community Center. Robert Perry will be speaking about “Parallels Between ‘A Course In Miracles’ and Near-Death Experiences“.
The Mustard Seed Venture – NewHeavenNewEarth Community Center
82 Saddlerock Circle
Sedona, AZ 86336
A Newly Emerging Spiritual Path
“Unlike spiritual paths that arose from the ideas and inner experiences of lone, isolated human beings, the path presented by near-death experiences is emerging as a direct, grassroots revelation that millions of people from all over the world are receiving and sharing. If we explore this newly emerging path deeply enough, we discover that all religions, philosophies, and cultures are honored; that science and spirituality are celebrated; that both the human and spiritual side of our natures are cherished and embraced. In short, near-death experiences present us with a universal, all-inclusive, perfectly integrated spiritual path that revolves around three core truths: 1. We are all one; 2. Love is the essence of life; 3. We are here, in this world, to become perfect embodiments of the divine.”
“The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” or “The Formula” was introduced in David Sunfellow’s two-part YouTube presentation called “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World.” The goal has been to identify the universal truths presented by near-death experiences and wrestle them into “a formula” that we can use to transform our lives. Version 2.1 can be downloaded here (pdf). The Formula’s Circling Worksheet can be downloaded here (pdf).
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