Getting Past to creating this !
YOU READY TO PUT YOUR DREAMS
ABOUT COMMUNITY INTO ACTION !?
A Spiritual Movement
Into "Real" Community
2nd Tier Community
Extraordinary Experience of
Discovering the the Healing & Creative power
of your "Higher Self" moving you forward in
a Spiritual Thrust toward "Real" community
Call 903/799-6161 or email Eric Best for more information.
There is a hunger for "community" in our country, a desire for more real and supportive connection. Many people from therapists to TV talk show hosts, to teachers, and even to some politicians; now talk about essentially negative or wanting aspects of our culture and call forth for more "community". In spite of the many calls for it, there have been pitifully few real or accurate suggestions on how to create the community that is needed.
This extraordinary process will provide us with a Gateway to discovering,
experiencing, recreating, and bringing forth the best elements of community.
It is based upon a realisitc integration of the best of psychology, science,
and spirituality. The process starts and ends with two
separate 3 day retreat events held approximately 10 weeks
apart. In between those two events there will be an ongoing
connection facilitated among us via a very special internet process which
is only for workshop attendees. We will learn through direct experience
both the magic and the power of "real" community in a natural flow of events
which touch on all elements of what it is to be human and in authentic
connection with one's higher self and then with each other. There will
be a touching on and integration of the physical,
emotional, social, mental and spiritual elements of our being. Real
community is both an environment and a way of being which acknowledges,
heals, supports, integrates, and uplifts all of these elements within us,
both individually and collectively. Spiritually it is part
of the path home.
facilitator: Eric N. Best, Ph.D.
|Eric is a unique combination of psychologist, scientist, and spiritual explorer. He has practiced and taught meditation along with relationship and community building workshops for many years. He is the author of "Touching Your Soul - The Path to Healing & Joy" which concludes with the opportunity to use real community as a down to earth manifestation of Joyful spirituality.|
You can expect
to gain from this experience:
|* A deeper knowledge of yourself and increased self empowerment.|
|* An increased ability to develop really workable relationships.|
and meaningful continuing connections with a variety of
new community friends and family.
|* A sense of what it takes to create real & enduring community.|
Hope and Rich Aliveness ...
perhaps like you have never had before.
provides an experientially rich learning environment in
which new levels of understanding and reality are joyfully integrated into our being."
Requirements for attending:
Dates : A Friday, Saturday & Sunday. (Starting 9am Fri. Ending 5pm Sun.)
Another Friday, Saturday & Sunday; approximately 10 weeks later.
: Your Location.....
The Mariposa Group community site in Bivins, Texas; 30 miles due south of Texarkana in the northeast corner of Texas, very close to the border with Louisiana and Arkansas in very beautiful, natural, and green rolling countryside.
Costs : GateWay starts off with a 3 day event in this rural retreat setting. The process then continues with a very special, supervised and exclusive InterNet connection among the participants of the initial 3 day event. At the end of ten weeks there is the second 3 day retreat gathering of the participants.
Tuition $325: for attending only the first event. It is $625.for both retreats with an additional
$100. discount in total tuition if
you place a $350. deposit 6 weeks prior to the first of the two GateWay
events, with the balance due by 4 weeks of the second event. This
will include for you the ten week internet connection between events at
no charge. Otherwise there is a $20 registration fee for the internet
connection after attending the first event. Again tuition for attending
only the first event is $325.
After attending the first event, you may sign up for the second GateWay
Tuition policy and tuition reductions
: At our location, there are several moderately priced motels
are located a few miles away in
Atlanta, Texas. Please inquire below and we will be glad to provide information on them. On site sleeping may be available for those with RV's or sleeping bags. The cost is $10 per night if this option is choosen.
: Lunch is a group activity each day at the
retreat site. The cost is $5.00 per person.
All other meals are individually handled.
For those flying in from out of state to our location, the closest airports
are in Texarkana, Texas (45 miles away) and Shrieveport, Louisiana
miles away). Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW) airport is about a 3 hour drive. Rental cars are available at all 3 airports. We will help you in coordinating rental car sharing with other attendees if you would like.
Contact Call 903/799-6161 toregister or for further information.
or email Eric at: MariposaFound "at" gmail Please excuse the spam
Comments from prior workshops:
"I went to the conference to learn about soft technology, organic gardening and financing. I learned that if there is communion between the hearts, all else will fall into place.
Rhea Monro Cambridge, England
"This is the first
time I've come into community through Joy."
Nancy Robb Seattle, WA
"As I gained an understanding of the
process, the "truth" had the impact of an explosion as the benefits became
apparent. Since I came with the intuitive awareness that something
momentous was brewing, I realized that this experience has revealed clearly
I am and WHAT my future holds. I intend to make this a reality."
L.O. Van Alystyne, Texas..
"I can't imagine a more enabling
experience for groups in almost any stage of forming a Co-Housing
community than a Relationship / Community workshop such as this."
Pat Denslow Pasadena, California
"I loved the activities and the acts of intimacy & sharing left a deep impression on me. I am starting to witness a sense of spiritual growth -- spiritual partnerships coming out of this experience." L.U. Irving, Texas
"What was best about this workshop for
me was gaining an understanding that real community involves emotional
honesty. It is a very satisfying experience. Feels like I am
part of a family like the one I experienced in Colorado Springs."
J.J. McKinny, Texas
to All of You, The time at Eric's was at the top of my list of special
gifts of the Christmas season. Eric, thanks for opening up the beautiful
home that you have. I felt so content and at peace the entire time
that I was there.
I am curious. Does anyone in the group have another group or community where you experience the same level of discussions and sharing? I so enjoyed the discussions and the opportunity to get to know each one of you more intimately."
"..... The other
meaning relates to Emily's question about whether any of us have communities
where we can be as open and deep with each other. I feel very alive
internally after the incredibly nourishing visit with all of you at the
Mariposa Group Ranch.
I cannot believe it is only a week since the Texas gathering. That visit was a wonderful example of why I fly all over the place seeking community. Money cannot buy the experience I had just being with all of you. ........ Dr. Best - I hope that this year is another banner year for the Mariposa and GateWay groups. Your persistence in your calling is formidable. Thank you for your hospitality last weekend. It was truly an extraordinary event.
There was a question in a book I was reading yesterday that presented the
question. "In what type soil do you thrive?" Our
group has been such rich soil for me. I need a place where there
is the freedom to explore and ask questions and be different. You
all provide that type of soil for me.
Bill and I saw the movie "Christmas with the Kranks" over the weekend. It was good, but the part that disturbed me was here was a man who wanted to go against the system and do something different. His neighborhood gave him no freedom to do that, instead much quilt and condemnation dumped upon him, That is what I have learned to appreciate about "GateWay to Community" --- freedom to explore and be different is encouraged. YES!
To see a photos, a description and comments about
prior GateWay events,
click on this line.
experience is designed to help you both experience what "Real" community
can be and to truly empower you to create the community you desire in your own location.
If also is the first step for membership, if you desire to become part of the Mariposa Group community.
"Tell the truth and support each other's dreams!"