GRATITUDE TO THE OCCUPIERS
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
GREETINGS DEAR FRIENDS
It's certainly been an exciting time lately. The 'Occupy Wall Street' movement organized by the Anonymous group has been a huge success, spreading all over the world. We are definitely entering a time when we are fed up with the old ways and are demanding real change, not just rhetoric. I feel a great deal of gratitude to those who have made the effort to participate in these demonstrations. I've written down some thoughts about this movement - see below.
I'm also excited about an upcoming event in Guelph, Ontario - two amazing musicians and sound healers, Gary Diggins and Prosad, will be performing on November 19. See the details below.
We've started to plan some week-long retreats for next winter. One is a Nia/Sound-healing experience with co-facilitator, Wendy Roman running from February 10 to 19, 2012. I'm also offering a 10 day 'Why is Life Mystery School' retreat from March 2 to 11, which will be a very affordable adventure. See the details below.
If you'd like to access past newsletters containing articles on the Big Shift, as well as articles on the Physics of Mysticism, Magic, the Power of Mantra and other topics, please visit the 'newsletter' page of my website:
Thank You Occupiers
by Dennis Gaumond
We are definitely living in exciting times. We may be on the brink of another financial meltdown, once again victims of the Banksters. The amount of fraud that has been perpetrated on the public is astounding and unprecedented. And yet virtually no bankers have been brought to justice. No lessons have been learned - the banks continue to make huge profits, pay huge salaries and bonuses and to sell very risky and dicey products. If they succeed, they make huge profits, if they fail the government bails them out. Nothing has changed - it's business as usual. Here are some excellent videos with which to educate yourselves about the Bankster fraud:
'Meltdown - The Men Who Crashed the world' in 4 parts :MELTDOWN Pt 1 , MELTDOWN pt 2
MELTDOWN pt 3 , MELTDOWN pt 4
At this website you can find a whole list of very informative movies from which to choose:
In the midst of this travesty, people are fighting back - in a way that is peaceful yet effective. The group of young computer hackers and activists called 'Anonymous' are organizing a peaceful, non-violent revolution and the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement is only the first step. There are many aspects of this movement that I'm very proud of.
It's great that this movement has no specific leaders for the establishment to demonize - no one person to discredit with misinformation and ad hominem attacks. Hollywood loves to push on us the image of a great hero, usually carrying a machine gun, who will lead us through and save the world. Without such a leader we are helpless. But we are getting wise to that tactic. There is no single leader - we are the one we've been waiting for. Almost any member of this movement can represent the group and be a spokesperson for what the group stands for.
It's great that this movement has no specific set of demands. The mass media keeps saying that these demonstrations will bear no fruit because they have no clear focus. But while some anchorman tries to tell us that there's no specific agenda, we all know what it's about. There's no specific set of demands because we are tired of deceptive band-aid solutions. There is no little problem that needs to be fixed, but rather a big problem that needs to come to a complete end. Most of us understand at a gut level that the system must be dismantled - it's destroying us. We need something completely different.
Hopefully most of us can see that what we need is not some new system, some new 'ism du jour'. Whether it's capitalism or communism, no ism will work without a change in our collective attitudes and values - without an understanding of how things really work - without a realization that true power lies within and has nothing to do with the hoarding of material wealth. No system will work until compassion is the dominant value and virtues like honesty, tolerance, kindness and fairness rule the day. Any system will be manipulated by dishonest opportunists until these profound changes occur in the heart of all of humanity. I believe that, despite what gets reported on the 'news', these changes are happening.
It's great to see that this movement is dedicated to a non-violent approach. Although there is some justifiable anger, there is very little of the frothing, hysterical anger that has been characteristic of past revolutions. This one will be different. Most of the violent outbursts are coming from the authorities and this is becoming more and more evident. But when they are met with no retaliatory violence, the authorities are stumped. They don't know how to fight that. A crucial moment in any revolution comes when the ones holding the guns realize that the masses are not the enemy - that in fact the soldiers and police are part of the masses and are also victims of the injustice. It is imperative that we are patient with them and maintain an attitude of compassion and peace. They will eventually join us.
Finally, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to those who are out there on the frontline of this movement - to those faceless, egoless heroes who have organized it. This is only the next step in the wave of change that is sweeping the planet, that is transforming mankind. Things may get more difficult before they get better, so it is very important that we support each other, stay brave and hopeful, treat each other with kindness and dignity. A glorious future awaits us.
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WED., NOV 2, 2011 Guelph, Unitarian Church
7:45 to 9:30 pm Ontaro
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MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MAGIC
10 Day Retreat in Costa Rica
with WENDY ROMAN and DENNIS GAUMOND
Black Belt Nia Instructor Soundwork Facillitator
THIS RETREAT HAS ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT.
Finca de Vida is a beautiful retreat centre with a focus on nature, organic farming & sustainable living. Located in the South Pacific zone of Costa Rica halfway between Dominical Beach and San Isidro, this mountain setting benefits from pleasant temperatures, cool breezes and spectacular views. It is situated on 37 acres of fruit trees, permaculture gardens & old growth forest. Check out their website:
Price includes 9 nights accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners), all Nia classes, drum circles, crystal bowls, chanting, sight-seeing tours that include pristine beaches and breathtaking waterfalls, all ground transportation including to and from the San Jose airport.
Early Bird Pricing before September 1, 2011:
- double occupancy; $1565/person
- shared occupancy (4 people); $1455/person
A deposit of $200 is required upon registration. Balance is due January 10, 2012.
Price does not include airfare
FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER CONTACT WENDY ROMAN email@example.com
'WHY IS LIFE MYSTERY SCHOOL'
In Costa Rica
With Dennis Gaumond
Experience the beauty and adventure of the Costa Rican rain forest, with its wild rivers and waterfalls. Lounge the pristine beaches or ride the surf in Dominical. Do this in the company of kindred spirits who are seeking truth, peace and compassion.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN OUR HEARTS AND OUR MINDS
MARCH 2 TO 11, 2012
Every day of this 10 day retreat will involve a different exotic location, a new discussion topic and a spiritual experience. It will open both your heart and your mind.
Discussion topics will be chosen by consensus from the following list:
- sacred geometry and sacred numbers
- the big shift
- the vibrational universe
- sex, magic and the return of the goddess
- bible roots
- the science of mantra
- secrets of the Da Vinci Code
- theories of evolution
- ETs in our past, present and future
- A lesson in overtoning
Spiritual experiences might include:
- crystal bowl sound massage
- guided meditations
- morning yoga
We'll be staying at the Valle de Suenos, a small retreat centre located in the heart of 'real Coata Rica', amidst beautiful hills and valleys that are 60% jungle and 40% pastureland. We'll be 20 minutes away from the bohemian beach town of Dominical. Valle de Suenos can accommodate up to 8 guests in beds and several more if they are willing to tent. The cuisine will consist of delicious and nutritious vegetarian fare.
Check out their new website here: VALLEY OF DREAMS
The following prices include all meals, all accommodations, all ground travel to exotic locations and transportation to and from the airport. Accommodations vary and thus so do the prices. Here is a description of each type of room:
Cabina - Queen size bed, private 3-piece bath and balcony with jungle view.
Tenting - 2 tents are available, or bring your own gear
Two-storey Cabina - Queen sized bed downstairs, queen sized bed upstairs, private 3-piece bath and balcony with jungle view on the first floor.
Each of the available beds sleeps 2, so there is a price for single or double occupancy:
SINGLE OCCUPANCY DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
CABINA $1025 $845
TENTING $780 $750
FIRST FLOOR $1025 $845
SECOND FLOOR $900 $830
IF YOU HAVE INTEREST IN THIS RETREAT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT
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