Wow! Great stuff happening for the Albany Peace Project 2016. Please check out all four program below:
1) This Tuesday, (5.26) we are holding the meeting off of Wolf Rd, at 4 Computer Drive West, Albany, at 6:00 PM. We will be teleconferencing the meeting with Teri Suda, of Wauconda, Illinois who was responsible for inspiring the entire town of Wauconda to go “Complaint-Free” based on the program created by Will Bowen, author of the “Complaint-Free” world.
Will has been on Oprah and traveled the world teaching people how to go 21 days without complaining (which takes the average person 4-8 months). The program will be accompanied by a bracelet that we are distributing throughout Albany. The bracelets will be an outer representation of inner transformation. The impetus for distributing the bracelets is to inspire people to make positive changes in their inner life. These inner efforts strongly magnify the power of a meditation practice to promote inner peace and happiness. If you want to help support the Albany Peace Project by inspiring your office or family to go “Complaint-Free” please attend this meeting and you can learn how you can obtain the bracelets.
We will be beginning a “GoFundMe” campaign to raise the $2000 needed to start our bracelet campaign. Bracelets will have both the imprint of the “Complaint-Free World” and actual colored print of “AlbanyPeaceProject.com. Discover The Peace & Happiness Within Starting 1.1.16” These bracelets are NOT fashion statements, they are tools. They are used to help us become more aware of our complaining patterns as we switch the bracelet from arm to arm each time we complain. The goal is to keep the bracelet on the same arm for 21 days.
We expect to start with approximately 1500 bracelets. Please consider approaching your organization to see if they are interested in being a sponsor. This is actually a lot of fun when it is approached as a group. Listen to this endorsement already:
“By the way, I have started complain free Wednesdays at work. For every complaint, we put a quarter in a cup! It has been a blast today!!!”
Our hope is to get 10,000 bracelets circulated in Albany within the next 6 months. Imagine Albany a Happier City! Please consider helping us start the wave of happiness by contributing to our first goal. If you are interested in helping us gather the seed money to start the wave of happiness, please use the donate button located at the bottom right of this page.
2) We will soon be starting our Albany Peace Project Certification Program to help people feel confident stepping out to teach meditation at organizations throughout Albany.
It still amazes me that meditation is such a profoundly simple and powerful tool that has the startling potential to positively transform society in so many impressive ways. Meditation offers the solution to so many of society’s ills, including lowering violence, reducing stress related disorders and burnout, and improving academics. This powerful tool is literally “under our noses”, and we have not even yet begun to tap it’s potential. And what makes it even more amazing…it has all this power…and it is FREE!!! I have already been observing how just talking about Albany Peace Project Certification Program is already changing perspectives and paradigms through Albany. If you want to help spread the wave of peace and happiness throughout Albany by becoming a Certified Albany Peace Project leader…please attend the next APP meeting, tentatively scheduled for June 9…location to be determined.
Also, you can probably see that we are creating a new website, which should be finished within a few weeks. My heartfelt appreciation for Sara McCauley for donating her time and talent for the website.
3) Next Numinous Talk: Erasing the Neural Networks Responsible for Negative Thought Patterns – Tuesday 6.2 at 7:00 PM. Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd, Clifton Park, NY
Have you ever felt you changed a bad habit permanently, only to find it re-emerge at a later time? Do you still feel anxious when you are not meditating? Do you try to think positive uplifting thoughts but still find your self rapidly slipping into negative thought patterns?
Although we may change outward behavior, it is common for our old negative emotional reaction patterns to still be consolidated — stored in the brain’s long-term, “implicit memory” circuits. If we don’t work to skillfully change these circuits, they remain indelible and permanent for the lifetime of individuals. Although we can build different neural networks with new patterns of behavior, we often build these new neural networks in our brain “over” the old programming.
Old behavior often emerges because the brain is an energy hog, and when we have low energy, we can quickly revert back to outdated thinking patterns because the neural pathways for the old behavior still exist. These old programs have often only been “written over” with the new behavioral programming.
This is a powerful understanding to have for those of us who are dedicated to a spiritual path. The spiritual life is one of reprogramming and redefining past experiences while developing greater intimacy and communication with the Infinite. This Divine intimacy requires a mind that is available, not stuck in the past.
So….How do we actually ERASE the brain of old programming?
In this NUMINOUS talk we will apply what current neuroplasticity research has revealed, that the only way to to actually erase old mental patterns is through skilled memory reconsolidation. We stop trying to abandon the lower self, and finally start integrating it with our higher nature, which facilitates more stable and sustained elevated consciousness.
4) One more big event..Numinous is a sponsor for an event with author, Michael Wayne on June 20. If you are interested in how prominent new thought leaders are using the understandings promoted through Numinous and the Albany Peace Project to positively transform society, you will be definitely be interested in this free event. I am excited that I have been asked to interview Michael Wayne. Not only is he a pioneer in consciousness, but his “Interviews With The Leading Edge Series” has been helping to spread the ideas of how new thought-systems that promote the dignity and creativity of all people is being utilized to help solve our complex societal problems.
The event will be Sat. evening June 20 at 7:30pm, the Saratoga Integrative Medicine Education Network/SIMEN, in it is being offered in conjunction with the Healing Springs Journal.
Interviews with the Leading Edge is a video interview series with people who are on the leading edge of transforming society, doing work to further the consciousness revolution and how it is manifesting in culture, politics and spirituality, in order to help bring along a more enlightened society. Here is the link to the website: www.LeadingEdgeInterviews.comPeople interviewed include Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary); Donna Eden (author – Energy Medicine); John Perkins (author – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man); Barbara Marx Hubbard (Founder – Foundation for Conscious Evolution); and Charles Eisenstein (author of Sacred Economics).
The filmed interview will be with me, series Producer/Host Dr. Michael Wayne. During the interview, I will talk about the genesis of the interview series and the ideas behind it, what it’s like to meet so many brilliant and illuminating people, and my perspective on where we are going as a people and what it will take to create a more holistic, sustainable and enlightened society and world. Questions and answers from the studio audience will also be taken during the filming.
Exciting Stuff…we hope to see you there!