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Sep 2 , 2007

Doubts, Fears & Foibles
Oh MY!

Sharing our Collective Wisdom and Consciousness
to answer the question

"How Do We Deal?"

This Council of Hearts & Minds is a true Collective Community Consciousness event.
I have not scheduled an "expert" to come speak. I will be facilitating an interactive discussion specifically designed to tap into our community's collective consciousness and wisdom.

Hey, doubts and fears and our fine collection of foibles are a reality for all of us.  They show up in various forms and intensities. We deal with them in different ways.  For some uf us they are issues that we recognize, deal with and move on with little effort.  For some of us they can be debilitating and quite confusing.  For others, they have absolutely no fears or doubts at all - but that's a whole other council on Denial!!

The point is - at some level we all share these things in common no matter what form they take.  There they are and perhaps we can all learn a little from each other about "How Do We Deal."


During this Council we will explore:

  • What are some common areas where doubts and fears show up in our lives?  You may just find that what you thought were your own special little foibles and fears are actually a shared commodity.
  • What are some methodologies, perspectives and psychological concepts different members of our community employ to deal with these inevitable little buggers. Are they inevitable?
  • Are our collective fears and doubts a nemesis to be vanquished, allies to be embraced, a simple fact of life to make peace with?  None of the above?  All of the above?

What you will gain from this Council

  • Exposure to other's perspectives on what can be a particularly troublesome issue.
  • The opportunity to explore, discuss, expose and bring a deeper awareness to how fears, doubts and foibles play out in your life and the lives of those you love.
  • A shared experience with others who you may have thought were immune to such pedestrian things as fear.
  • The opportunity to share your insights, tools, methodologies, perspectives and skills with others who may benefit greatly from your participation.


This is an opportunity for each of us to inform, inspire and support each other and to share what you know, even if you don't know that you know it yet.

The format will be highly participatory and is designed to deepen the learning experience.

This is NOT a lecture. This IS a coming together of community in a richly supportive environment to provide and gain wisdom and practical tools to improve our lives and the lives of those we touch.


6:30 - 7:00 PM Social gathering and settling in
7:00 - 7:30 PM Presentation of Discussion Topic, Lecture or Selected Reading
7:30 - 9:30 PM Discussion and exploration


  • Food will not be provided at the gatherings. Please eat before arriving and bring any beverages that you are interested in drinking.  Water and tea will be available.
  • The cost for the Council is a sliding scale of between $10.00 - $20.00 for the evening.  This helps offset costs for each event's preparations and materials, taking the guest lecturer out to dinner at our local Mexican joint and creating the environment for these gatherings.  If you find that you are unable to make a donation at this time, please do not let that keep you from coming and participating. You are always welcome! The main thing is that we all help to keep our community conscious and in a state of compassionate awareness.

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Simple Considerations of Conduct


  • Please be on time so as not to disrupt a discussion in progress.
  • Respect the opinions and beliefs of others.
  • Speak from the heart and to the point.
  • Please don't interrupt others who are speaking. Allow them the space to finalize their thoughts.
  • Please do not challenge others in heated debate or argument.
  • Discuss ideas rather than each other's opinions.
  • Please help us stay on topic.


We look forward to seeing you at the next Council of Hearts and Minds.

Thank you for your support and for bringing yourself wholly to the experience.



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