Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Announcing the World Summit for Humanity, Durango, CO

World Summit for Humanity

—Empty Your Mind, Fill Your Heart—

Organizers announce a one day conference in Durango, CO to benefit humanity

After watching Dalai Lama Renaissance, Kristi Miller and Rebecca Mauldin were inspired to bring together a group of individuals from various backgrounds and life experiences to participate in a World Summit for Humanity. The event will take place on Sunday, November 2, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The purpose of the World Summit for Humanity is for participants to recognize and ignite their ability to be world leaders and to choose--through consensus--an action that each group member will support and participate in after the summit.

The summit will provide opportunities for each participant to explore the fears, desires, and needs that drive their relationship to the world and its people. Participants will be asked to detach from preconceived ideas and beliefs and instead, operate from the heart as they explore possibilities for acting in service to humanity. They should be prepared to find common ground among the group of potentially diverse individuals, and select and participate in an action to serve the world's people.

Applications, registration details and information about future events are available through the Rocky Mountain Institute of Healing ArtsRegistration is limited to 20 people. Please register soon! To help offset expenses, we are asking for a $10 registration fee. However, no one will be excluded from participation due to inability to pay.

Desire for world service
Willingness to let go of at least one belief about the issues of the world
Willingness to hold the beliefs of others in your heart
Willingness to commit to taking the chosen action after the summit

For more information, to register, or to support the World Summit for Humanity, please contact Rebecca Mauldin
by phone: (970) 385-5142
by email: rebecca@instituteofhealingarts.com

We invite you to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.
Thank you, Rebecca & Kristi

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Busy Lives

Making the most of break-time!

The new day class has completed 4 weeks of the program and I am sure they are feeling full of information and experiences--learning massage, doing homework, studying new vocabulary, connecting with new friends, and juggling life's experiences. I, too, am finding myself busy with all sorts of aspects of school and life.

One of the most satisfying things in my life lately has been connecting with RMIHA graduates. We have a page on Ning (http://massageschool.ning.com/) and grads have been posting there as well as emailing and calling me. Heidi P from the very first class we ever had came to visit last weekend. She's now living and practicing in Santa Fe and her brillant, sparkling energy is as vibrant as ever. Nancy is days away from having her 3rd child; Crissy weeks away from having her first. Kristi's getting ready to move to Hawaii. Jeremy's getting married in January in Mexico.

While we slog along in our everyday lives, worrying about the economy, our practices, and our normal everyday concerns, miracles and connections are happening around us. I think practicing massage therapy is a foundation for remembering the amazing gift of life we have and share with one another. The simple act of touching each other reminds us of the importance of our connections.I am blessed with knowing all the students who've made their way through our doors. We find common ground of life's ups and downs and remain attached to one another through it all.

Life can get hectic, but there's always the relational aspect of it to pull us through.