John the Beloved

Acceptance and Attraction

Are you open to life and self? Is your heart open all the time, some of the time or never? Being open hearted is allowing the fire of enthusiasm for life to flow within us. It allows us to anticipate and appreciate each day for all it can bring. We live with the opportunity for joy to manifest and for memories to treasure for the future. And we attract it to us. Openheartedness comes from acceptance of self – and sometimes from acceptance from others. It never comes through criticism or judgement. The more we accept the more we attract – for good or ill. Recently a group of us came together and the conversation turned to John’s Community – the group of people who listen to his teachings, talk to him, join our retreats or simply read our newsletter. We pondered how we could develop a stronger connection one to another so that we could be a resource for self and attract others. Our hearts were open to all possibilities and we listened to and heard each other without criticism or competition. That in itself was great. No -one tried to outdo another. We laughed about some of the ideas – and enjoyed others. No we won’t wear silly hats! Here are some of the ideas we came up with. We saw the Community as a Garden of Light where different plants and species can grow and flourish. Here is an opportunity to develop the community and estabish a foundation of like minded people. The idea is to enable and enhance communication of spirituality as the basis for self acceptance and growth. The core of this – as with any community – is acceptance and collaboration thus celebrating our spirituality by empowering ourselves and each other. We felt that if the first 3 Truths were utilised as John teaches them we would have a great opening to succeed. People who don’t feel part of a community which accepts them have no foundation to stand on and then can be easily led or manipulated. We want to welcome anyone who feels they would like to contribute to accepting self and others simply by being openhearted. After all, if it’s to be it begins with me. Are you willing to join us?