This final session begins with a whimsical yet challenging riddle about how to navigate a fork in the road which has no signs as to where either fork leads (the answer is revealed at some point during the session). Topics presented include a detailed definition of Karma: not the punitive version in which Karma works like some sort of cosmic slingshot that fires out punishment for bad behavior and/or rewards for good; but rather the alternative concept that we simply live in a Universe where thoughts and actions have consequences, a Universe in which our current reality is largely the sum total of all our prior decisions, a Universe in which we possess the power to create our tomorrow based on the thoughts, attitudes and actions which we adopt today. The concept of mindful and purposeful decision making is also discussed in detail. The session concludes with a very powerful experiential exercise.
The primary purpose of the workshop is to integrate & connect multiple spiritual theories into a foundation for daily living.
The message is based on the presumption/belief that we live in an abundant and kind Universe and that there is a Creative Intelligence that underlies the fabric of the material universe which is infinite, omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. The greater our connection as human beings to that Creative Intelligence, the greater our sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in our lives; the greater the likelihood that we discover and fulfill our unique “Heroic Mission”.
The primary goal of this segment is to develop a tangible set of simple actions which if adhered to on a daily basis will clear any blocks that exist between us and the Power that resides within, thus enabling a deeper connection with God. Prescribed actions include: acceptance, hope, faith/trust, introspection, contrition, self-examination, prayer, meditation and service.
This session deals with identification of the things in our Universe that we can control (a very limited list; our thoughts, attitudes, actions and our decision to seek Conscious Contact or not) and the things we cannot control (everything else). From there we explore a highly integrative, practical approach on how to draw the line between the controllable and the uncontrollable, and how to navigate our personal landscape in such a way as to develop “authentic power” thereby expanding our sphere of influence, our "Circle of Serenity". This expansion occurs through the development of trust and confidence between and with others, rather than through force. Humility, service and love are guiding principles.