Thursday Night Mindshifters Has Begun

Dear Friends,

Thank you to all who have supported this work and a special thanks to those who attended the first Thursday night Mindshifters Group in Crystal Lake last night.  We watched the first hour and twenty minutes of the lecture on the Mayan Calendars by Ian Xel Lungold and the group was very engaged and is very eager to see the rest of the lecture.  Next week we will watch more of the lecture at the Thursday night Mindshifters Group and you are welcome to join us.

The key points Ian addressed in the first part of his lecture relate to “Consciousness” and what Ian states is the primary Law for us as humans, which is, “What I pay attention to is what I become conscious of.”  This becomes very important in the lecture as Ian demonstrates how the Gregorian Calendar, which is the calendar of commerce on this planet, is focused completely on the physical world, and the movement of our physical planet around our star – called by us the sun.  When you stop to consider that many previous cultures had other calendars which did not relate to the number of times our planet moved around our sun, then you realize that those calendars must have been marking, or keeping track of something other than just the physical movement  of things.

This means that other cultures focused their awareness on –  and therefore developed a consciousness for –  things other than just the physical world.  If the Law that Ian talked about is actually in effect, then those other cultures became aware of things other than just the physical world, simply because they paid attention to those things.  In the same way that we have narrowed our focus in this culture to just the physical world, and therefore we are only aware of the physical – other cultures focused on things other than the physical world, and they became aware of things other than the physical.

One  of my favorite quotes from Einstein seems appropriate here. ”

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Albert Einstein

Because we have chosen to buy into a calendar that  tracks nothing but the movement of physical objects, and have rejected most, if not all, other calendars which tracked spiritual, emotional, or ethereal energies, we are now only aware of the physical world.  We are mostly blind to spiritual, emotional, or other ethereal energies simply because we refuse to pay attention to them and therefore we are not “aware of” or “conscious” of them.

What other energies, worlds, or experiences might open up to us if we choose to open our awareness to them?  One of my favorite teachers is Guy Finley and he likes to say that one of the Laws we live with is that, “What we choose to focus our attention on, will – and must – teach us about itself.”  This seems to my mind to be related to the Law Ian talks about in this lecture, “What you pay attention to is what you become conscious of.”

I like to say it this way, “You have the infinite capacity to choose the focus of your conscious awareness in each moment, and the choice of your focus for your conscious awareness in each moment is what creates your experience of life.”  One of the questions in the group last night was, “Okay, so why do I have so much trouble choosing the focus of my conscious awareness?”  The answer lies in the fact that we are only aware of about 5% of our thoughts.  That means that 95% of my mental processing is in the subconscious and unconscious.  So, when I try to focus on things that are “positive” and Loving, and I keep thinking other, more negative thoughts, it can be seen as an “alarm system” in me, telling me that I have subconscious or unconscious material driving my focus.  I then need to learn, (and apply),  tools which help me uncover and then dismantle the negative or unproductive unconscious thoughts, emotions, and energies that are driving the decision to focus on things that are less than Loving.  These tools are exactly what we teach and support people in using in the Mindshfiters Groups.  These tools are also available FREE at

What can you do to choose a different focus for your conscious awareness – each day and each moment – and how might you use that to create a more Loving experience of your life?

We Come From Love, We Are Made Of Love, We Are Love!  Everything  else is false.

Challenge Yourself to Question Your Most Basic Beliefs

Dear Friends,

This Thursday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, I will be showing the first hour of an incredible video lecture that will challenge you to question some of your most basic beliefs.  This is a lecture about the Mayan Calendar and it is far from the hype and doomsday prophecies that occupied the news a few years ago.  This lecture offers some different perspectives on cultures in general and our culture specifically.  This lecture discusses some of the things that many other cultures have known and used to base their lives and relationships, which our materialistic culture has denied, ignored, and at times persecuted.

If you would like to see one  of my favorite lectures, join us this Thursday from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at 800 McHenry Ave. Suite B in Crystal Lake, IL 60014.  This will be the first in an open ended group that will run each Thursday from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.  The investment is $25 per person per session and the group will be run in such way that each session will have value on its own.  We will watch an hour of a video,  or listen to an hour of an audio from one of my favorite teachers, and then have some discussion before actually using one of the practical tools we offer to improve the quality of your life, emotions, relationships, and physical well-being.

The title of the lecture we will watch on Thursday is: The Condor Flies to The Eagle – a discussion of the Mayan Calendars.

Please RSVP to as seating is limited in this new space of my newly expanded office.  This is the same address and location as my office of the past 15 years, however we have expanded and I now have an office large enough to accommodate 10 to 12 people per session.  Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested in attending this or future group sessions.

We Come From Love, We Are Made Of Love, We Are Love!  Everything else is false.



New Group in Crystal Lake, IL – Clarification

Dear Friends,

I have received several questions about the last post announcing the new group I will be starting in Crystal Lake, IL at my newly expanded office, and I want to clarify a few things.

To begin with, I will still be running the group in Woodstock, IL on Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.  The group there is hosted by the Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock and is located at 225 W. Calhoun, just a block or two from the Woodstock Square.  The Unity Spiritual Center has been kind enough to host us for four or more years now, and they suggest a $5 Love offering for those who can afford it, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.  Thank you to Rev. Tom and all those who keep the Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock running smoothly for providing us with a lovely and welcoming space for that Mindshifters Group!

The new group will be meeting on Thursday nights at my office in Crystal Lake – 800 McHenry Ave. Suite B, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.  This group will also begin promptly at 6:30 and run until 9:00 pm.  I will need to charge $25 per person per session, in order to help with the overhead of my office.

I have decided that the opening group, maybe the first two, will be watching the video of a lecture on the Mayan Calendar titled, “The Condor Flies To The Eagle”.  It is a three hour lecture, but we will watch an hour of it during the first group on October 30th, 2014.  This is a wonderful lecture on the way we have been systematically “conditioned” to focus solely on the physical aspects of our lives, by our culture and by the adoption of a calendar that tracks nothing other than the physical movement of our planet around our sun.  The message of this lecture is hopeful and upbeat, and it provides some excellent “food for thought” for anyone working to expand their horizons.

Please RSVP, (, and join us for this stimulating video, and/or share this message with any friends you have whom you feel would benefit from the group, or this video.

We Come From Love,  We Are Made Of Love, We Are Love! Everything else is false.

Announcing a New Group!

Dear Friends,

I have the great joy of announcing  that I will be offering a group meeting at my newly expanded office in Crystal Lake, IL.  The group will be offered from 6:30 – 9:00 pm on Thursday evenings.  The first group will be held on Thursday October 30th and begin promptly at 6:30 pm.  My office is located at 800 McHenry Ave. Suite B in Crystal Lake.

Some of you may not know that I have derived such benefit from these tools that I have chosen to donate my time, one night a week, for the past nine years to facilitating a group just  like this.  I frequently get asked why I donate my time to this activity.  The simple answer is because I get so much out of using the tools, that the quality of my life has improved dramatically from applying these tools to the “upsets” in my life.  The longer answer would talk about the value I receive from being surrounded each week by people who are dedicated to improving their lives, and supporting others who are doing the same.

I anticipate that the structure and format of the group will be that of the Mindshifters Group which I have facilitated for the past nine years.  However, I am open to input on what is needed from those who attend.  I will need to charge a $25 fee per person, per session in order to cover overhead for the new office space.  I will be offering the tools and wisdom of teachers like Dr. Michael Ryce, Guy Finley, Dale Allen Hoffman, J. Krishnamurti, Anthony DeMello, The Way of Mastery, and select others.

The purpose of the group will be to teach, and support people in using practical tools to improve their emotional lives, their relationships, and their physical and mental well-being.  I will begin most groups with an hour of a video,  or audio, presentation by one the master teachers listed above, followed by a segment of time for questions, and then the use of one or more of the practical tools.

I will  be happy to answer any questions you may have about this group by email at

I would greatly appreciate it if you forwarded this to anyone you know who may benefit from  attending this group.

It has been a privilege and an honor to facilitate the Mindshifters group for the past nine years, and I look forward to extending that privilege and honor to a second evening of the week beginning on October 30th, at 6:30 pm.

Please let me know by email if you plan to attend, as seating is limited.

We Come From Love, We Are Made of Love, We Are Love!  Everything else is false.