As we approach the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of year and longest night before the "Re-birth" of the Sun, we reflect on the year past and savor what was good, trusting in the ever-unfolding Greater Good that is yet to come. Below is an update from our Founder, Kate McCallum, of all that's been going on at c3: Center for Conscious Creativity throughout 2011. We thank you all for participating and contributing to a truly special year.
Greetings to All!
Hoping this finds you all in good spirits as the holiday season grows nearer. I am grateful for all the wonder and love that we each experience daily -- despite the hardships we may face -- it all gets us to where we need to be next. Learning to deepen this practice of daily gratitude has been at the top of my list this past year. So....to each and every one of you I express my gratitude for your support and continued interest.
What a year 2011 has been for c3
! We have accomplished so many wonderful things this past year. Here are a few:
1) Because of William Conway's generous donation we were able to hire an attorney and apply for our official 501c3 status and await the final word on our status. A special thanks to the Annenberg Foundation
for the grant that enabled Bernie Bacosa and Al Frank of Executive Service Corp
to provide us with invaluable advice and counsel.
7) Together with Jeanette De Pattie
of the Producers Guild of America
and The Millennium Project
we presented THE STATE OF THE ARTS 2011
event and a think tank with Jerome Glenn
for the Global Arts and Media Node
of The Millennium Project. Additional support was provided by board members Alison Savitch
and Jahna Perricone
, Ed Lantz
, Matt Cornwall
, Alexandra Leh
, Olivia Barham
, Brian Quandt
, Nijole Sparkis
and Fritz Heede
, Barbara Waddle
, Dana Klisanin
, Justine Estee and many others. To view the live video stream provided so generously by Dyal Productions visit c3so.com
9) We are in the midst of redoing our website with Board Member and designer Glen Weikert and will be launching a new and improved c3 2.0 website early 2012.
10) The consciouscreatives.net
(currently functioning under consciouscreativity.ning.com
) site will also be undergoing a remodel to support our work with The Millennium Project and other organizations including UCLA, SNCR
and The Millennium Project. Watch for updates. A special thank you to Nijole Sparkis
who serves as editor of our monthly newsletter and also manages our list.
As we continue to focus and refine our work we are so grateful for all each of you do in your own lives to make this planet a kinder, gentler place to co exist.
Have beautiful holidays!
Call for a Buddhist Artist
Hello. C3 members might be interested in my search for a Buddhist artist. Could you help spread the word, please?
I am seeking a Buddhist artist and individuals whose life was shaped by the constant presence of death, as potential panelist for an upcoming discussion about the role mortality plays in creativity. Looking for engaging people, and preferably someone based in the Chicago area.
Thank you for your help!
Conscious Creative Connections
I want to share a beautiful story about what happens here online. Shortly after we launched our website, I received a message from one of the members of the social networking site consciouscreatives.net
The message was from writer Kevin Naughton
. He asked me if I knew of anyone in the publshing business. As destiny would have it, I had just made an agreement with member Danny Snow
who owns Unlimited Publishing
to collaborate on publishing books. Danny has been in the book business for years. As a Development Executive in the studios I had come to realize how powerful books were as core stories for adaptation to film or television and because of my deep love for books and story, I had decided to begin a boutique publishing line under my own transmedia company Bridge Arts Media LLC
I asked Kevin if he would be interested in my reading his manuscript in consideration of our publishing it. He agreed and sent it to me. I read TROUT RISING
on my way to Comic Con
. We stopped at the beach near San Diego and I laid in the sun reading his beautiful story about a young man's love of surfing, of life, wisdom and deep spiritual truths. I was hooked. Kevin and I discussed my desire to publish his book and we agreed to take the adventure together. Now, Kevin's beautiful book is done. It's magnificent and I believe destined to become a classic.
We want to offer each of you the opportunity to buy this beautiful book at a holiday discount of 25% off the original price for only $14.95. Please visit Kevin's site
for more information about Trout Rising and to order the book at troutrising.com
. He will autograph all books purchased through his site. This book is precisely an example of the spirit of co-creation and collaboration that we hope to inspire within c3. This vision can continue as each of us find ways to collaborate together.
We are dedicated to helping each of you manifest your projects and your service in the world. In 2012 there will be more of these types of opportunities and if we look to each of you to support the great work we all can co-create together. Please help support Kevin's work by sending the link from TROUT RISING
to your friends and acquaintances with a good word about the story.
Onward to a magnificent 2012! May you all find deep peace within and prosper in your lives.
Blessings and peace,
OR MAKE US AN OFFER OF YOUR OWN by hitting "reply" - if you have services you would like to offer please send to me for consideration and inclusion in our next newsletter!
Pamela Jaye Smith is offering a 20% discount on any MYTHWORKS services -- story consulting, personal myth consulting, acting-from-the-chakras classes, image and brand consulting, and speaking for seminars and events.
Thank you for being a part of this great community!
Yours in Consciousness and Creativity,
Community Communications Catalyst