Hello Bonnie We are all architects in our own rights. We build what our samskaras permit us, knowingly or unknowingly. We however have been provided with the ability of choice which could be judiciously used. I am a holistic channel for healing which started off with my Reiki attunements about 20 years ago. Present developement is that healing comes thru energy thru my eyes, palms, feet, prana, sounds, beats, taps, etc. I do not charge as a chanel and do it purely out of love and service to whoever approaches me. I do not advertise my services. Its just my word of mouth who ever has karmic connection get connected to me. Together we shall work from our present locations for the planet, in whatever good work our ability permits. As for my dreams, I have no dreams! I accept life as it comes.
You are right, that ZEN seems to be more a Terrain in the Catholic World and that Lassale, Johnston, Merton, Kennedy and others are all Catholics.
Nevertheless there are also Protestants, who go the Way of Meditation and have Experiences with ZEN, Contemplation etc.
30 Years ago I met a Pastor, who gave Instructions & Retreats in ZEN-Meditation. He became my mentor and later I worked with him for three Years in his Parish as a Vikar.
Today I give Meditation-Evenings twice a month in my own Parish.
And I benefit for myself "sitting in Silence" - especially because the protestant Faith has a lot to do with the Word, Intellect and "Thinking about ..." ;-)) ... So its good to get in Balance, be silent and in the Present of God again and again without too much Concept and intellectual Diskurses ...
Well I live in London although originally from the north of the UK Manchester. I have been an ati racsit activist for 30 years. I was laterly A senior political adiser to the former Mayor of London and of late I am spreading my wings and branching out into new areas hence my visit here. I was subjected to a filthy racist campaign in the media last year (google) but I am glad to say that I stronger as a consequence. I am new to all this technology but my experience has convinced me to find alternative means of communication and I want to be quite creative in doing so. I am married with 9 wonderful children and four grandchildren. London has 7 million people of which nearly half are from African, Asia and Caribbean decent making London the most ethnically diverse city in the globe. I am passionate about social and economic justice and protecting our fragile enviroment. I want to explore activism. music, technology, video can combine to support create, sustain social movements. I am anxious about the world we are to leaving for the next generation I fear we nmay have failed in our mission to leave the world in a better place. I intend to try, with others to do something about that.
We live in a beautiful small city of 79,500 people in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand. We feel we are so priveleged to live in this little paradise on earth. We love travelling but we love coming home to clean, green, New Zealand where we have many more sheep than people. Gill and I live in the same place. This looks like a very interesting group with a great heart and soul.
Love and Peace