Thank you all for your generous response to our recent fundraising appeal. We have enough now to get through the rest of this month and the first part of June. We'll keep you posted. Love, John and Carla.
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The most effective means of bringing the basic idea of the looking to the world will be found in ordinary, natural conversation between those who have seen the results of the act for themselves and the people they spend time with throughout the course of their ordinary lives: at work, at home, shopping, commuting, watching TV, doing the dishes, and so forth.
That kind of communication requires something much more interesting and skillful than mere evangelistic fervor; it requires that we learn quietly to attend to the conversations we find ourselves in, so that the matter of the fear and the looking can arise unforced and naturally in the course of the conversation.
This person-to-person communication is by far the most effective of all means for bringing new ideas to the attention of large communities quickly.
The idea to form a group to serve this purpose appeared in a conversation with a friend, who had seen the need for this because of her own deep interest in learning, in her words, "... how best to pass on this wondrous message with those in my life."
Together, we will develop the skill needed to describe plainly and simply the little act of looking in a way that reveals its harmlessness, and encourages the listener to try it on the spot. Discussion of what the act does can follow or not, but the direct encouragement to just look must come first.
In the Grassroots online meetings, John focuses on simple, basic principles that can help you stick to the point, recognize when you've said enough, and understand what is all that really needs to be communicated.
To participate, you don't need to know how to speak of the looking, or understand how it works, or anything of the kind. The only requirement is that you have tried to look at yourself, that you have begun to see the effects of the looking in your own life, and that you have a desire to tell people about it.
We meet online once a month (audio only), on the first Sunday of each month, to discuss creative ways to spread the act of looking at yourself globally and how each of us can contribute to this effort by acting locally.
The meetings are an opportunity to receive guidance and clarification from John.
If you have not joined any of our online meetings before, click here for instructions on how to download and install the software. The instructions are for the Open House meetings, but the technical aspects are the same.
We meet online once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month, from 11:00 to 12:30 pm PT (California time - UTC/GMT -8).
During the time between the monthly meetings, you will take the suggestions made by John and other participants and experiment with them in your own life.
The suggestion to look at yourself is so simple that it can be included in pretty much any activity, if the circumstance is right. Some of us will speak with friends, colleagues and family in the course of ordinary conversation. Others will be experimenting with ways to include the suggestion to look in their own work as psychologists, life coaches, massage therapists, midwives, artists, writers, composers — all areas of activity.
Then, in our monthly online meetings, you will bring your experiences and suggestions to the group and John will provide advice and answer your questions.
You can connect directly with one another at all times:
The Grassroots Forum is open to all.
The Grassroots Chat Room is reserved for meeting participants. You can use it to chat in real time with other Grassroots participants, send private messages, etc. You can also engage in private video calls with other participants.
Webinar meetings are free of charge and open to all, wherever you are located.
Your registration is good for all Just One Look Grassroots Meetings during the year. You may attend all or some of the meetings. If you cannot attend a meeting, your place will be saved and you will receive email reminders when the date of each meeting is approaching.
The complete recording of each meeting will be available in the Grassroots Podcast. We urge you to listen to any meetings you have missed prior to attending the next meeting.
No. Please do not record the meetings. A high-quality recording of the intensive meetings will be available in the Grassroots Podcast. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
You can download a selection of flyers, posters, audio files, instruction pamphlets, templates, etc. on the Resources page.
We are always interested in developing support materials that will help you speak about the looking with friends and family. We welcome your sugegstions.
At any time, if you wish to cancel your registration, follow these simple steps:
If you are not planning to attend the webinars for a while, please do cancel your registration. This will open up a space for someone else. You can always register again in the future.
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Our Community Center is a place where we can all support one another as the process sparked by the looking unfolds, and consider together how best to make this good news available to all. In the Community Center forums you can share your experiences with many people all around the world who are also engaged in looking at themselves.
All of our meetings and events are always free of charge. All are welcome, with no regard for religious and spiritual beliefs and practices or any other thing.
Our organization is self-supported and we rely on free will donations to continue our work.
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RiverGanga Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible for US residents as charitable contributions.