Awakening Community Circles & FREE "Open Mic" Events

Exploring ways to share the Three Principles' transformative impacts... in the community where YOU live.

Do you want to create "inside-out" community change?  You can lean on our experience.

CSC is recognized throughout the Three Principles world for our work in communities.  And from the beginning, we've built on the broad body of work and remarkable results our founder Roger Mills helped to create in distressed communities and schools across the United States.

With our strong foundation of work in creating and engaging common understanding within communities around the country, we have created an online videoconferencing series to help you take the next step in starting a Three Principles-based community project.

Awakening Community Circles:

Virtual gatherings to inspire, encourage, and support individuals to bring an understanding of the Three Principles into their local communities.

Hosted by Judith Sedgeman, EdD, virtual Awakening Community Circles are designed to network people with similar community interests for sharing and mutual support. The objective is to inspire, encourage and support individuals to take action to bring an understanding of the Three Principles into specific programmatic settings in their local communities.

This online videoconferencing series (via the ZOOM platform) will be offered once a week during (usually) the second, third, and fourth weeks of each month; each session will feature one or two presenters who are introducing the Principles in similar community settings. Different community settings will be presented each week.

FREE Monthly Awakening Community "Open Mic" Events

Online "Open Mic" discussions are held on (usually) the first Thursday of each month at a set time and are open to the public to participate for FREE.  Each online video conferencing "Open Mic" discussion sets the topic for that month's three subsequent Awakening Community Circle sessions.

Monthly Focus Areas for 2018

We will cover a new focus area each month via a FREE "Open Mic" videoconference on (usually) the first Thursday of the month, followed by three paid, separate, weekly videoconference conversations on the remaining Thursdays.  Our monthly focus areas for this year are:

Month/Topic FREE Open Mic
(includes Circles participants)
Circles
Registration
January: Words & Thoughts: Unite or Divide?
Jan. 4 Jan. 11, 18, 25  Event has ended
February: Great Relationships Feb. 1 Feb. 8, 15, 22  All Sessions
March: Listening Mar. 8 Mar. 15, 22, 29  Open Mic Only | All Sessions
April: TBA Apr. 5 Apr. 12, 19, 26  Coming Soon...
May: TBA May 3 May 10, 17, 24  Coming Soon...
June: TBA Jun. 7 Jun. 14, 21, 28  Coming Soon...
July: TBA
Jul. 5 Jul. 12, 19, 26  Coming Soon...
August: TBA
Aug. 2 Aug. 9, 16, 23  Coming Soon...
September: TBA
Sep. 6 Sep. 13, 20, 27  Coming Soon...
October: TBA
Oct. 4 Oct. 11, 18, 25  Coming Soon...
November: TBA
Nov. 1 Nov. 8, 15, 22  Coming Soon...
December: TBA
Dec. 6 Dec. 13  Coming Soon...

Past Focus Areas (2017):

  • January: Relationships
  • February: Community Engagement
  • March: Education & Youth
  • April: How DO We Talk to Each Other Again?
  • May: A Healthy Healthcare System? Yes, it's possible.
  • June: Is This Any Way to Run a Business?
  • July:Is Substance Abuse Really a Lifetime Problem?
  • August: Social Justice
  • September: Mental Health
  • October: Domestic Violence & Bullying
  • November: War & Peace
  • December: Good and Evil Seen Through the 3Ps

Collaborative Associates automatically have FREE access to all Awakening Community Circle discussions and all Awakening Community "Open Mic" sessions.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM through February 22, 2018 · $75.00 USD
    Online videoconference via ZOOM

    Awakening Community Circles: "Great Relationships" - February 2018

    Week 1 - FREE OPEN MIC  Registering for Open Mic only? Click here.

    February 1 - noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern Time:
    How does an understanding of the 3 Principles affect the dynamic of relationships? How would it influence such things as problem-solving, forgiveness, compassion, in personal relationships? How would it influence teamwork, collaboration, interactions, and resolution of issues in external relationships?

    Week 2: Marriage and Family

    February 8 - noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern Time:
    If people "drift apart," if one person in a relationship deceives or lets the other down, if it feels like "love is lost," is there hope for a floundering relationship? Can people sustain love and good will through troubled times? Can relationships end amicably? How does the "feeling" in the family affect children?

    Week 3: Agreeable Disagreement

    February 15 - noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern Time:
    How can people who have totally different ideas about things attain a meeting of the minds, or even a civil interaction? Can we be "friends" with those who see things very differently from the way we do? How do we find resolution?

    Week 4: Relationships Across Cultures and Beyond

    February 22 - noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern Time:
    Consciousness connects all life. How do we find and appreciate the deeper connections that lead to reverence, appreciation, peace, and the dissolution of differences?


    Recordings are made available after each session. We generally try to get them posted by the following Monday.

    Virtual Awakening Community Circles are designed to network people with similar community interests for sharing and mutual support. The objective is to inspire, encourage and support individuals to take action to bring an understanding of the Three Principles into specific programmatic settings in their local communities. For more information, click here.

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  • Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 12:00 PM through March 29, 2018 · $75.00 USD
    Online videoconference via ZOOM

    Awakening Community Circles: "Listening" - March 2018

    NOTE FOR MARCH 1 - 7: There are five Thursdays in March. We are starting this program on the second Thursday, March 8, to give everyone time to read Second Chance, by Sydney Banks. If you do not have the book, it can be gotten in text form from iBooks, or from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0449902439/?tag=csc051-20

    Week 1 - FREE OPEN MIC: SEEING and HEARING  Registering for Open Mic only? Click here.

    March 8 - noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern Time:
    What does it mean to Listen "beyond the words" to "SEE" and "HEAR" more deeply? Why is this a critical central understanding of the significance of the 3 Principles? How does it differ from what people normally think about listening?

    Week 2: LISTENING FOR A FEELING

    March 15 - noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern Time:
    As we see more deeply for ourselves the Principles behind all of existence, we experience our own mental activity as a feeling state first, and the feeling awakens our understanding.

    Week 3: FRIENDS AND STRANGERS: LISTENING AS HEALING

    March 22 - noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern Time:
    Consider the fact that when there is true listening, there are no strangers.

    Week 4: FEELING CLOSER TO OTHERS: LISTENING AS LEARNING

    March 29 - noon to 1:30 pm US Eastern Time:
    We will share and discuss the experiences of listening from last week, and reflect on the significance of deep listening as an expression of understanding of the 3P.


    Recordings are made available after each session. We generally try to get them posted by the following Monday.

    Virtual Awakening Community Circles are designed to network people with similar community interests for sharing and mutual support. The objective is to inspire, encourage and support individuals to take action to bring an understanding of the Three Principles into specific programmatic settings in their local communities. For more information, click here.

    Need a time zone converter? Click here.

  • Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Online videoconference via ZOOM

    Awakening Community Open Mic: "Listening" - March 2018

    NOTE: There are five Thursdays in March. We are holding our "Open Mic" on the second Thursday, March 8, to give everyone time to read Second Chance, by Sydney Banks. If you do not have the book, it can be gotten in text form from iBooks, or from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0449902439/?tag=csc051-20

    This Month's Topic: In Sydney Banks’ book Second Chance, Jonathan describes SEEING and HEARING this way: “They are not physical processes; rather, they lie outside the known realm of the so-called little mind. When this phenomenon takes place, it raises your level of consciousness, which starts to bring some new understanding of your own psychological manifestations. It reveals the connection of mind to your behavioral patterns. It gives you a second chance in life. It lets you SEE beyond your preconceived ideas of life…”

    Listening, which arises when our minds quiet, is the doorway to SEEING and HEARING.

    What does it mean to Listen “beyond the words” to “SEE” and “HEAR” more deeply? Why is this a critical central understanding of the significance of the 3 Principles? How does it differ from what people normally think about listening?

    Read:


    “Coming Home” by Sue Pettit

    Coming home to peace and quiet,
    Coming home to feelings warm,
    Coming home where there's a fullness,
    where love in me is born.
    Coming home's a simple journey,
    takes no movement on my part,
    Instead of listening to my thoughts,
    I listen with
    my heart.

     

    Recordings are made available after each session. We generally try to get them posted by the following Monday.

    Online "Open Mic" discussions are held once per month at a set date and time and open to the public to participate.  Each online video conferencing "Open Mic" discussion sets the topic for that month's three subsequent Awakening Community Circle sessions. For more information, click here.

    Need a time zone converter? Click here.

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