My real enlightenment came during my Ireland tour, where I realized I could never be part of the crowd of women who so easily talked to rocks, and connected with easy spiritual philosophies. I knew that, as always, I would go on my own path alone, but that was okay. I felt a momentary twang of envy that I was not so easily satisfied with life as they were, but realized I'd take my path over theirs, any day. It was the first time I really clearly saw the trade-offs I'd made for the bulk of my life, and realized that they were, indeed, the right ones.
So what does this have to do with a chance to participate in cult enlightenment and be part of a group conciousness? Hey, it's free, and I am always interested in seeing what the "let's hook 'em for expensive seminars" crowd is doing. It's also a good opportunity to see where my own views of life fit against the societal norm, that allows groups like this to offer people self-awareness. I did, however, have to weigh it against the other stuff I need to get done, this weekend. Okay, maybe it's also a way of avoiding housework. as well as work on the cannon trailer that's staring me in the face. ;-) Guilty as charged. And who knows, I might need this knowledge at some point in the future.
Hmm, I wonder if they are operating by certain maxims: Who are you? What do you want? Where are you going and who do you trust? (I'm certainly not going to seminars, and I know exactly how much I can trust the people who sponsor them...)