What will happen when the woman who is like Midas, in that everything she touches turns to gold, meets Gold itself?
This is the meeting of Oprah & Eckhart and when last checked, the 390,000 plus people who have already signed up for what Oprah is hoping to be "the world's biggest classroom".
It's come to me as being the world's largest satsang ~ which is another name for a meeting in Truth. Satsang in cyberspace!
Oprah refers to Eckhart as one of the world's leading spiritual teachers, and her choice of A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose for her Book Club as her boldest yet.
It came to me last night that Eckhart's creative act of writing A New Earth, or rather, allowing it to be written through him, was a very bold act. The act of exposing the human ego for what it is, and for what it isn't. And for guiding the way to the awakeness that is already alive & present in everyone.
Bold acts follow bold acts and perhaps the invitation that is being offered to everyone is to make the bold act of saying YES! to awakening ~ to making this the priority.
This live classroom (in which anybody anywhere in the world can sign up for!) will explore Eckhart's most recent creation ~ A New Earth. It will be an in-depth investigation of the 10 chapters of the book in 10 weeks. One chapter each week in an hour and a half live on-line videoclass. Oprah says that reading Eckhart's book will create a new you from the inside out and a new Earth for all of us. She is "over-the-Moon excited"!
What will be the impact of this meeting on the world?
Will it be exactly what's needed to tip the scales of the awakening of the critical mass?
It seems like a MAJOR MIRACLE that this many are ready! This many are saying YES!
Not only do we all get to participate in these meetings ~ for free!, we also all get to witness this awakening in ourselves and in each other. As Eckhart calls it, this is the flowering of human consciousness.
Some very simple, easy instructions are being offered in how to prepare for each meeting. If you haven't already joined Oprah's Book Club and registered for the 10-week course, you can still do it ~ http://www.oprah.com. She tells you everything you need to know and do.
Read the first chapter of A New Earth before class starts on Monday evening, 3 March 2008 at 6pm pacific time.
Make notes as you read ~ your own personal workbook with questions and space for your answers is being provided on Oprah's website.
(I've bought a second copy of ANE, a paperback edition, and am underlining in pencil and using coloured post-it flags.)
Note questions you have.
Note your favorite quotes ~ flowers ~ as Oprah calls them.
Note your experience of reading ~ what's happening inside you as you read?
Note any "Aha Moments!"
Note your dreams.
Note what you're repelled by.
Note what you're drawn to.
You can even participate ~ send an email, send a video recording, join an on-line conversation, send a question for Eckhart, post your favorite quotes...
Be aware of what's happening inside you and around you as you prepare for the first class. What's your intention for participating?
As Oprah says, "Get Ready to Be Awakened!"
We're in the countdown now... only 4 more sleeps to go!
p.s. For those of you in Vancouver, BC...
The weekly Wednesday evening group ~ Meetings in Stillness ~ will follow along with Oprah & Eckhart for some of the weeks (I'll be traveling to hold satsang in Calgary, Vernon, Spain & London during part of the course). All are welcome to join. Visit the schedule page for the details at http://www.livingpresence.ca
Life willing, blogging will also happen weekly during the 10 weeks.
p.p.s. As you can perhaps tell, there's much JOY & LOVE here for this miraculous event! In some ways it seems as if I've been "waiting" for this meeting with Oprah to happen since I first met Eckhart 9 years ago. Tears of joy appeared as Eckhart & I spoke on the telephone and he told me this great news of saying YES to Oprah's invitation. What an absolute blessing that witnessing this living miracle is happening NOW! This heart is deeply touched.