7:00 Meeting Opens
~ Introduces OPENING MEDITATION lead by member or guest
~ Welcomes GUESTS
~ Requests PURPOSE STATEMENT be read by member or guest
~ Introduces SPIRITUAL READING selected by member or guest
Remember that EVERYONE IS A HEART KEEPER. We all help the group stay focused
and “come from the heart” in our discussions and interactions.
7:20 Spiritual Check-in
Open to all – raise a hand to be recognized by Facilitator:
~ What are you dealing with spiritually in this moment?
~ What are your challenges, accomplishments and lessons?
~ How is what you are sharing affecting your life?
~ How are you feeling about it?
In sharing our hearts, we honor each other with complete confidentiality. Anything said
in the meeting stays in the meeting. We do this knowing that a safe, sacred space is
created as each of us commits to share with others our own personal experience and
insights only. We do not offer feedback to the person sharing and allow a moment of
silence before moving to the next share. Ideally, we keep our shares to about two minutes in order to have time for all.
A small gong is sounded to indicate when time is up.
Spiritual Check-in is private and not included in the circulated meeting Notes.
7:40 Wins and Acknowledgements
Open to everyone. Unlike Check-In, this is a time to honor one’s self for a gift or
achievement and/or to recognize and appreciate another person. Again, a brief sentence
or two allows more people to share.
7:45 Ten-Minute Break
Facilitator introduces Speaker and Topic.
Each Tuesday we enjoy a 45-minute topic presented by a scheduled speaker.
We are always interested in work that makes a difference for good in the world, with a
collective focus on personal growth, art, poetry, health (particularly from a holistic
perspective) and all spiritual paths. We welcome new speakers who meet this criteria,
so if you or someone you know is interested, please contact our Speaker Coordinator.
~ Brief Announcements re: events, birthdays, salons, etc.
~ Weekly Assignments
As a leaderless group, we rotate assignments for each meeting so that all members participate fully. These include:
Facilitator – hosts/times the meeting; requests volunteers for following week duties
Meditation – speaks from the heart or reads guided meditation
Spiritual Reading – selects inspirational literature or speaks from the heart
Closing Prayer – leads prayer and initiates healing circle
Two members serve as Notekeepers and alternate the tasks of gathering guest information; taking minutes of meetings; and posting email of NOTES as Word doc and PDF to membership and guests
~ Dues and Guest Fees
Until the coronavirus lockdown, we met at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, paid $25 monthly membership dues and $7 guest fees, plus breakfast and parking charges.
While meeting on Zoom, dues and fees are voluntary. If membership privileges are desired, $75 (three months’ dues) may be paid to Treasurer.
8:55 Closing Prayer / Requests for Healing Circle
We offer thanks and gratitude, then speak the names of family, friends, loved ones facing challenges and might be in need of spiritual support.
9:00 Facilitator Ends Meeting