John Patrick Flood
I am most thankful for the opportunity given to me by International Maritime College Oman management to participate in a week-long educational summit that took place March 21-27, 2016, at Sunrise Ranch Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center in Loveland, Colorado. Twenty-six educators from North America, South Africa, Australia and Oman shared these days seeing and experiencing new ways of being creators of educational processes that can assist ourselves and others to be more fully present and open to receive the many gifts of life that remain invisible until we give them expression in our daily living.
During one webinar, highlighting the research findings of Dr. Tom Cooper (who joined us from Hawaii), we shared the many qualities of great teachers and a quote from David Brink, a University of California-San Diego faculty member. David said, “There are three keys to great teaching: Love what you do, impart why you love it and meet your students where they are.”
During another webinar, which linked us to Dr. Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., executive vice president and director of research at the Institute of HeartMath, we shared recent findings on the importance of mastering or having dominion over our emotional energetics. The Institute of HeartMath states, “Our emotions and attitudes affect others, either positively or negatively, whether or not we are aware of it. When we are centered and in sync, we create a more coherent field environment and we are not as affected by others’ incoherence.”
The institute further states that “Cultivating appreciation fosters team coherence, harmonious relationships and a happier, healthier, more productive work environment.”
We appreciated this time with Dr. McCraty to let our hearts and minds be still and ready to receive a deeper understanding of the oneness of all life … it was and is a profound lesson to be learned and embodied in daily connections with all.
I had the pleasure of offering a 30-minute presentation on how objects such as photographs can be used as contact points or a means of connecting with the invisible source of our Being. People commented that such a new way of seeing beyond the form of things is quite powerful and engages heart, mind and body in a real shift of consciousness. I look forward to more and more creative work with fellow educators here at IMCO and in Oman in the days to come to build a world filled with more personal and social coherence that uplifts all we think, feel and do.
From ‘I Want’ to ‘I AM’
Global Warming: Unification or Extinction?
Courage: The Virtue that Unlocks All the Others
Discovering My Gift
As Consciousness Evolves, Religion Dissolves
A Radical and Sudden Change of Plans
David Karchere’s book, Becoming a Sun, is an Amazon No. 1 bestseller!
Unleash your Creativity March 5-9
My Observations on Life, 76 Years In–Part 3
Starting with Spirit First
Discover your Destiny 5-Day Workshop
My Observations on Life, 76 Years In–Part 2
Creating a Culture Based on the Highest Love
The Principle of Nullification
My Observations on Life, 76 Years In
Safety, Transparency and Co-Creation
A Question of Incentive
Crutches: A Parable of Humanity
I Was OK
Using the Media to Enlarge and Bless Your World
The Weather We Take is the Weather We Make
Stepping Way Out of My Comfort Zone
Sunrise Ranch: A Thriving Community with a Planetary Mission
The Substance Behind Money
Laughter and Tears in Community
I’m Imagining This is the Best Blog Post Ever
Human Beings Were Created to Be LIVING SYMBOLS of the Divine Reality
How to Listen to Your Intuition in Relationships with Primal Spirituality
How to Become a Spiritual Healer with Primal Spirituality
Confessions, Leadership and Sharing our Message
OVER THE TOPULATION: Reassessing our Identity to Overcome the No. 1 Issue of Today
Pray Without Ceasing
Hands of the Many
Radiating Love into the World
All War on the Planet
There is a Trail
Of Sin and Taxes
It’s Time to Turn the Page
We are Designed to Create
From Victims of Iconolatry to Masters of Iconography
What Bee in a Name?
Shall We Dance?
Reconnecting Humanity: Moving Beyond Treating Symptoms to Working at Cause
A Typical Day in an Enchanted Land
Generic is Good
Layers are Falling Off
Being Thankful for How You Feel
Keys to Emotional Intelligence
Have I Fully Emerged?
The Voice of Being
Prayer: Directed versus Nondirected
What is This Place?
A Bee Steward Story
Sorry, No Opinion
The Silent Life of Mushrooms
The Process of Your Emergence
Eye of the Storm – Journey through Meditation
What Is Your SIQ?
When All of Life Becomes a Meditation
Let All Things Be Made New
Awaken, Arise, Activate
Spiritual Politics: Oxymoron or Real Possibility?
The Grandfatherly Presence
Bring It On! Confrontation as an Essential Spiritual Practice
The Spirit of Quotation
Awakening the Creative Spirit
Born To Be Wild
The Finest Character
Depression and Its Antidote
Wisdom From the Back of a Car
The Spirit Nation
Lead Them … Live Them
Opportunity in Extremity
Four Reasons to Apply for Full Self Emergence
How to Create Space for Introspection