Organizing Committee 3 – Notes

Organizing Committee – Third Gathering Notes

  In attendance on November 3, 2013:  Ruby Rose, Darlene, Lin, Diane, Susan, Tina, Mahala, Dorene, Alan, Moreah, Makeisha, Lauren, John, Nancy, Dennis, and Deni.   Itinerary:

Review of our plans from previous Committee gatherings.

Topics of casual conversation:

  • Live streaming the event
  • Connecting people to become One
  • Inclusion of all spiritual paths
  • Look for similarities
  • Science (quantum physics) is a common ground
  • Our natural objective is to expand
  • Site of the event is open on Saturdays, 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Display the Event graphics, flyers, and posters on projector screen during Warmup
  • What is the Light?

Create a clear and concise mission statement and vision statement (and a one-minute elevator speech)

Use quantum physics as the common ground for explaining new paradigm concepts

  • Adepts, lightworkers, devotees, and newbies will benefit

Pre-Registration of attendees is necessary to give preference to early joiners

Love offerings in support of the event costs:  rent, printing, etc.

  • Lock down the event content and timing on Nov 10
  • Posters and media presentations must be prepared
  • Presenters need time to prepare their content
  • More details and modifications can be added later
  • Set times for each event sector

The Talking Circle

  • Topics are closely enough related so they can easily be presented together
  • Inspire experiential learning through interaction, multiple senses, and scenarios
  • Encourage discussion, questions, comments, and opinions
  • Respect and honor each person

Model for how to organize a new paradigm gathering

  • Intent, planting the seed, preparing the soil
  • Be cognizant of our interactions during the gathering
  • No judgment, acceptance of other’s perceptions
  • Open discussion, honesty, surrender to truth
  • Experiential model
  • Use collective consciousness and collective thinking
  • Be spontaneous, little pre-planning

Media at the event

  • Media kickoff for the event starting Nov 11
  • Facebook and Twitter connections
  • Live streaming the event for non-locals

Website can be a community post and discussion board afterwards

  • Can add events, products, and services for others to see and share
  • Reconnect and expand with one another
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Organizing Committee 2 – Notes

The Organizing Committee met for the second time to prepare for the much-anticipated main event — The Convening of Light.  Topics included:  high-vibrational food served, donations by food providers, sponsorship and backing by supportive organizations, terms and conditions of the building rental, on-site inspection of event site, alterations of the event program to accommodate for the building structure, the better event day–Saturday or Sunday, some collaborative activities of the event,

(These notes are my interpretation of our activities at the 10/20/13 gathering).

Time and Location

The Convening of Light event is scheduled for 2:00 pm on December 8, 2013 at the Dakota Place Park at the corner of California Ave SW & SW Dakota St.  The building has been recently renovated with new hardwood floors, state-of-the-art sound system, two projector screens, a big screen television in the smaller meeting room, a full kitchen, new tables and chairs, and surrounded by a beautiful patio and lush park.  The site is centrally-located and easily accessible from anywhere in Seattle.  (See the pictures in the sidebar).

The Purpose

The Convening of Light is visioned to be a gathering of people from a wide variety of spiritual paths. We will explore our similarities through open discussion.  The more we know about the perspectives of others, the more we can expand our own awareness.  The intent of the event is to discover ways to collaborate for the benefit of all beings on Mother Earth.  While respecting and accepting the spiritual paths of others as their own, we will explore new ways to bring the higher light of consciousness into being.

The Event (Revised)

You are a little bit early for the event.  As you step into the door, you are warmly welcomed by greeters.  You will notice a huge circle of chairs and pillows on the hardwood floors of the main hall. The sound of happy music inspires you to sway your hips and move your feet. You may find a seat immediately, or maybe you will mill around and talk with some of the interesting people you see.  Everyone seems to be engaged in animated conversation. Walking through the doors to a smaller meeting room, you  find  the excited activity of vendors setting up their displays on tables.   Glancing to the left you see the kitchen bustling in preparation for the small meals served at intermission.

The music relaxes its tempo and you hear the gong of a Tibetan singing bowl…the signal to have a seat in the huge circle.  As everyone settles into their places, a speaker stands with a microphone disguised as a “talking stick”.  The speaker welcomes the participants and leads in an opening ceremony to bring attention to the sacredness of the moment.  A centering meditation and singing bowls will help participants to get connected to their heart consciousness.  The speaker sets the tone for the gathering, perhaps allowing for some people to voice their expectations of the event.

Speaker B then takes the talking stick to explain the purpose of The Convening of Light.   Topics may include: explanation of Light, frequency, consciousness, paradigm shift, scientific research, quantum physics, spherical-holograms, torroidal fields, heart-brain communication, etc.  Speaker B will use the projector and various interactive exercises to illustrate concepts.  The audience may be asked to participate in acting out the concepts presented.

Speaker C will facilitate discussions, such as, the concept that listening to the voice of authority has changed to direct knowing (in the heart).  The participants will be given the opportunity to share their perspectives about three selected issues… one issue at a time.  Scientific information may be demonstrated using body experiences… dance, touching (beyond visualization), or other activities.

Break

Vendors may demonstrate their products and services and book appointments. Should we decide to allow sales, the City of Seattle requires 10% of proceeds.  Meals may be available: soup, salad, and snacks.  Bottled, filtered water will be available.

Expression

High-vibrational movement, singing, dancing, party atmosphere

Closing music

Donation is requested to fund the event.

From the first gathering of the Organizing Committee, these are the impressions I got.  The Committee will continue to modify and fine-tune this general structure for The Convening of Light.  –Dennis Kamarainen

Organizing Committee – Third Gathering

Organizing Committee Gathering

Missed the earlier gatherings?  It’s not to late to join us. Even if you have no experience in organizing events, your perspective is needed. A wide diversity of knowledge and skills is preferred for the Committee. Of course, if you have experience in event management, promoting events (especially, spiritual), web authoring, graphic arts, networking, data management, or other skills that support our mission, you are especially invited.

As way showers in the consciousness of the new paradigm, our sense of being and our knowingness can greatly assist others on this planet. We affect a collective expansion of consciousness to a new state of being.

The Convening of Light event, itself, will be a gathering of like-minded, spiritual people who come together for the purpose of creating a unified presence in the Seattle area. No matter what approach we have, our common objective is to expand the consciousness of humanity.   The Convening of Light seeks to open a discussion where, together, we can amplify our potentials for the greater good.  Unite and make a difference.

The Gathering

The third gathering for the Organizing Committee of The Convening of Light is set for:

  • Sunday, November 3, 2013
  • 2:00 pm
  • Uptown Espresso, 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle (centrally located near the Delridge exit off the West Seattle Bridge at Delridge Way & Andover St)

Uptown Espresso

The main event for The Convening of Light is set for 2:00 pm on December 8, 2013 at the Dakota Place Park, , 4304 SW Dakota St (California Ave & Dakota St).  The first two gatherings of the Organizing Committee were very productive.  We have discussed our event’s purpose, our audience, the scheduling, and the general structure of the event.  We will become more specific about the roles required and chose how we can contribute individually.  Our first priority is still publicity… getting the word out.

The Organizing Committee has the authority to change any plans or activities created thus far.  So your input is still valuable to our cause.  The structure of the committee will be circular with rotating facilitators. Decisions are reached through consensus, and all will be given the opportunity to speak.

If you would like more information, please email:  TheConveningOfLight@gmail.com or phone 206-412-3663.  Also, please leave a comment on the pages of this blog/website.  We want to hear from you.

Organizing Committee — Second Gathering

Organizing Committee Gathering

Missed the first gathering?  It’s not to late to join us. Even if you have no experience in organizing events, your perspective is needed. A wide diversity of knowledge and skills is preferred for the Committee. Of course, if you have experience in event management, promoting events (especially, spiritual), web authoring, graphic arts, networking, data management, or other skills that support our mission, you are especially invited.

The Convening of Light event, itself, will be a gathering of like-minded, spiritual people who come together for the purpose of creating a unified presence in the Seattle area. No matter what approach we have, our common objective is to expand the consciousness of humanity.   The Convening of Light seeks to open a discussion where, together, we can amplify our potentials for the greater good.  Unite and make a difference.

Tour of the Building (optional)

Prior to the Organizing Committee gathering, the Seattle Parks & Recreation holds a tour of the facility from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Saturdays.  You will be able to see first-hand the site of the main event. We can target 10:00 am to meet at Dakota Place Park, 4304 SW Dakota St, Seattle (California Ave SW & SW Dakota St, north of the Alaska Junction).

The Gathering

The second gathering for the Organizing Committee of The Convening of Light is set for:

  • Saturday, Oct 26, 2013
  • 1:00 pm
  • Uptown Espresso, 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle (centrally located near the Delridge exit off the West Seattle Bridge at Delridge Way & Andover St)

Uptown Espresso

The main event for The Convening of Light is set for December 8, 2013 at the Dakota Place Park.  The first gathering of the Organizing Committee had much discussion about the event’s purpose, our audience, the scheduling, and the general structure of the event.  In the second gathering, we plan to expand on our previous plans to come up with a clearer picture of the event.  We will become more specific about the roles required and chose how we can contribute individually.  Our first priority is publicity… getting the word out.

This Organizing Committee has the authority to change any plans or activities created thus far.  The structure of the committee will be circular with rotating facilitators. Decisions are reached through consensus, and all will be given the opportunity to speak.

If you would like more information, please email:  TheConveningOfLight@gmail.com or phone 206-412-3663.  Also, please leave a comment on the pages of this blog/website.  We want to hear from you.

Organizing Committee 1 — Notes

The first gathering of the Organizing Committee was brimming in anticipation of the main event — The Convening of Light.  We had much discussion about the event’s purpose, our audience, the scheduling, and the general structure of the event. We were very enthusiastic and productive.  (These notes are my interpretation of our activities at the 10/20/13 gathering).

Time and Location

The Convening of Light event is scheduled for December 8, 2013 at the Dakota Place Park at the corner of California Ave SW & SW Dakota St.  The building has been recently renovated with new hardwood floors, state-of-the-art sound system, two projector screens, a big screen television in the smaller meeting room, a full kitchen, new tables and chairs, and surrounded by a beautiful patio and lush park.  The site is centrally-located and easily accessible from anywhere in Seattle.  (See the pictures in the sidebar).

The Purpose

The Convening of Light is visioned to be a gathering of people from a wide variety of spiritual paths. We will explore our similarities through open discussion.  The more we know about the perspectives of others, the more we can expand our own awareness.  The intent of the event is to discover ways to collaborate for the benefit of all beings on Mother Earth.  While respecting and accepting the spiritual paths of others as their own, we will explore new ways to bring the higher light of consciousness into being.

The old fear-based paradigm that humanity has endured for centuries is losing its basis.  The new love-based paradigm is changing our perceptions of reality.  As we learn to live in the present moment, we are able to see more clearly.  We learn to drop our feelings of fear, grief, anger, and depression.  The changes are happening within each of us.  As we change, the beings around us change by our influence. We are purposely leaving the outcomes of this event open-ended… We cannot predict what will develop from this great collaboration.

The Event

As you are welcomed into the main hall of the event, you will notice a huge circle of chairs and pillows. The sound of happy music inspires you to sway your hips and move your feet. You may find a seat immediately, or maybe you will mill around and talk with interesting people.  Along one side, you notice the activity around the vendor tables. Walking through the doors on the other side, you see people sitting around tables in animated conversation. This smaller room will be used for dining after the program.  Glancing to the left you see the kitchen bustling in preparation for the small meals served at intermission.

The music relaxes its tempo and you hear the gong of a Tibetan singing bowl…the signal to have a seat in the huge circle.  As everyone settles into their places, a speaker stands with a microphone disguised as a “talking stick”.  The speaker welcomes the participants and leads in an opening ceremony to bring attention to the sacredness of the moment.  A centering meditation and singing bowls will help participants to get connected to their heart consciousness.  The speaker sets the tone for the gathering, perhaps allowing for some people to voice their expectations of the event.

Speaker B then takes the talking stick to explain the purpose of The Convening of Light.   Topics may include: explanation of Light, frequency, consciousness, paradigm shift, scientific research, quantum physics, spherical-holograms, torroidal fields, heart-brain communication, etc.  Speaker B will use the projector and various interactive exercises to illustrate concepts.  The audience may be asked to participate in acting out the concepts presented.

Speaker C will facilitate discussions, such as, the concept that listening to the voice of authority has changed to direct knowing (in the heart).  The participants will be given the opportunity to share their perspectives about three selected issues… one issue at a time.  Scientific information may be demonstrated using body experiences… dance, touching (beyond visualization), or other activities.

Break

Vendors may demonstrate their products and services and book appointments. Should we decide to allow sales, the City of Seattle requires 10% of proceeds.  Meals may be available: soup, salad, and snacks.  Bottled, filtered water will be available. 

Expression

High-vibrational movement, singing, dancing, party atmosphere

Closing music

Donation is requested to fund the event.

From the first gathering of the Organizing Committee, these are the impressions I got.  The Committee will continue to modify and fine-tune this general structure for The Convening of Light.  –Dennis Kamarainen

The First Gathering of the Organizing Committee

Agenda of the Organizing Committee

October 20, 2013 2:00 pm

Individual Introductions

Opening Invocation

Introduction to “The Convening of Light”

  • Original purpose
  • Educate through discussion
  • Structure of our gatherings

Visioning the Event

  • Note the outcomes

Brainstorm the Event Activities

Time/Location of the Event

  • Hall rental
  • Size of event
  • Accommodation of all activities

Sharing the functions

  • printing, graphic design
  • marketing, recruiting
  • web design, maintenance of site
  • data management – participant tracking
  • tracking money and talent
  • logistics – setup for event
  • entertainment
  • food

Flyers for Invitation to Organizing Committee Gathering

You can print your own flyers to give to people who are interested in organizing the main event: The Convening of Light.  The printout uses color and there are four flyers on each sheet — both front and back.  Depending on your printer, you may need to print one side, flip the copy over in the printer tray, and then print the other side. Cut to size.

Flyers for Org Comm

Gathering of the Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Gathering is Set

Please, join us. Even if you have no experience in organizing events, your perspective is needed. A wide diversity of knowledge and skills is encouraged. Of course, if you have experience in event management, promoting events (especially, spiritual), web authoring, graphic arts, networking, data management, or other skills that support our mission, you are especially invited.

Uptown Espresso

The Convening of Light event, itself, will be a gathering of like-minded, spiritual people who come together for the purpose of creating a unified presence in the Seattle area. No matter what approach we have, our common objective is to expand the consciousness of humanity.   The Convening of Light seeks to open a discussion where, together, we can amplify our potentials for the greater good.  Unite and make a difference.

The Gathering for the Organizing Committee of The Convening of Light is set for:

  • Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
  • 2:00 pm
  • Uptown Espresso, 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle (centrally located near the Delridge exit off the West Seattle Bridge at Delridge Way & Andover St)

Uptown Espresso

Let the planning begin! We need to reserve an event location for “The Convening” soon if we plan to have the event November 30 or early December. We, also, will propose the purpose, general format, activities, and agenda.

This Organizing Committee has the authority to change any plans or activities created thus far.  The structure of the committee will be circular with rotating facilitators. Decisions are reached through consensus, and all will be given the opportunity to speak.

If you would like more information, please email:  TheConveningOfLight@gmail.com or phone 206-412-3663.

Gathering of the Organizing Committee

You are invited to attend the first gathering of the Organizing Committee to create a much-needed event — the convergence of spiritual people of diverse paths and experiences.  All interested people are welcome to attend the first (and all) Organizing Committee gatherings. The structure will be circular with rotating facilitators. Decisions are reached through consensus, and all will be given the opportunity to speak.

Tentative dates and times have been proposed. Please indicate which time(s) you are able to attend. Your attendance will help build a solid foundation to our coming event.

The gathering is tentatively at:
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe
3770 SW Alaska St , Seattle, WA 98126