Re: Walking down memory lane...
- ewickings wrote:
>I went over to Flint one time for a regional seminar... I was aguest facilitator for a workshop. I just talked to a guy from Flint
(last week) who knows Michael Moore. He graduated one year ahead of
him and played hockey with his buddies. Small world isn't it?
*** I can't recall if I attended a regional in Flint? I attended
several H.I. workshops, and spoke on a panel for a seminar or day
in eck there, but don't recall the year..... so you most likely
met the Co-RESA's for MI.?
### I probably did meet them, but it was a long time ago and after
awhile people's faces are the only thing that I remember (unless I
had more interaction with them).
*** I've known them both since I was 12, have questioned why they
keep agreeing to do the RESA thing each year. The male Co-RESA at
various H.I. meetings would sit with those huge super secret
manuals (guidelines) and try to hand them off to who ever wanted to
take the job. One year I reached for the manual as if "Let me do
it!" LOL, but even then I was questioning....
### What the RESA needed to do was to read the job description of
each position to those interested and make it known that it was a
one year committment (Oct.-Oct.) then ask for questions. Those
binders also have materials that cover the job descriptions of
various other positions (directors and coordinators) within the
hierarchy. Also, the binders contain the guidelines for everything
else such as the EWS, HU chants, newsletter, intros, style sheet,
Roundtables, satsang projects, regionals, Eck centers, materials,
reports, postering, info booths, volunteers, vahanas, etc.. It's
quite complex and most Eckists in "settler" positions don't bother
with knowing all of the guidelines or what the other job
descriptions encompass. After all, it's all volunteer and spiritual
lessons and growth can take place without being a boss in the RESA
hierarchy, and especially without being an Eckist!
*** I did enjoyed the special H.I. workshop we held in 3 monthly
sessions. We were to bring a gift in a brown paper bag. Our exercise
was to contemplate on the item, something *special* to represent the
spiritual exercise / experience we had during the month leading up
to the next meeting. I discovered I had a very accurate intuitive
ability at the time. Of the 3 gifts I picked for each month, I was
never able to duplicate the inner experience so I went with
something different. To my surprise each gift I thought I wanted to
find for someone else, ended up being exactly what I received as my
gift each month. To this day it still amazes me! (BTW, I live East
of Flint, you can check out the photos area of ESA for a great view
of one of my favorite places to relax)
### It's interesting how Klemp takes credit for everything "good"
that takes place in someone's life, but never the "bad." I'm sure
that your intuitive powers still work very well even after leaving
Eckankar. That's probably because SPIRIT (not eck) is always with us.
>Was the tattoo on that guy's arm "EK" or "ECK?" I remember meetinga guy, a long time ago, with EK tattooed on his arm (Greek
*** Yep it was the EK Greek lettering, like the rounded type symbol
they used or still do?
### The rounded letters are what Hellen Baird designed. I saw a guy
with the older EK symbol.
>I don't know if I ever met knew Dawson's daughter... probably did.*** The reason I was inquired about Dawson's daughter is because she
is severely Learning disabled. Dawson would bring her with him to
various retreats etc... I think she lived in a home for the
disabled, but not sure.
### I might have seen her with him at a Toronto seminar, but don't
quite remember being introduced.
*** Sometimes I get the impression Prometheus, that you are still
active within the eck community? I haven't read all of the achieved
messages from ESA, so not really up on your history. :-) But think
you are doing a great job with this group! Is that your Big Foot in
the Photos area? Don't recognize it from any I have seen around my
neck of the woods.... LOL
### First, that foot photo isn't mine (I think Mish put it up), but
I have been thinking of going to Myrtle or Daytona Beach lately (I
have family members who own a time-share at Myrtle). I use to go to
both places in the past. No, I'm not active within the the Eck
community, but I keep in touch with several Eckists here and there
and some former Eckists who don't post here. I do know a lot about
the workings of things within the RESA structure. However, I'm sure
that you know much more, than I do, about the workings at the ESC.
Did you hear about the nice wooden chairs downstairs with the
Mahanta star (Star of David) carved out in the backs?
### Have you read HU Chat and Klemp's '05 EWWS talk? It's message
50809. It seems Klemp is really focused on the Nigerians. Probably
because Ford has put a wrench in the Eck works! Anyway, it's quite
an amusing talk.