Sunday, May 12, 2013

Socorro dove: In this thread about love, Opportunities for online Quaker Meeting, which perhaps NtFs might enjoy (vis-a-vis centering down, - the relaxation response? - such that sometimes love emerges)

Hi NtFs

I just wanted to repost in this thread about love (which I also shared in the form of a transcript from Sea Turtle Island's Quaker Meeting in Second Life from March 31st in this thread) opportunities for online Quaker Meeting, which perhaps NtFs might enjoy (vis-a-vis centering down, such that sometimes love emerges). I think of this email list as a kind of NtF Quaker Meeting for Sharing.

Ripley Quaker Meeting Online Skype Meeting from England - - -

Quaker Meeting on Sea Turtle Island in Second Life on Saturdays at 10 am Pacific Time - - -

the online meeting for worship, London UK -

With Friendly regards,

Here's also what I shared on March 31:

Anita and F/friends,
As kinds of conclusions or insights about love, attraction, sexuality and nakedness, (and perhaps NtF-wise), to the above {}, ...

love as connecting - through acceptance and through nurturing one another, or of ourselves by soaking and releasing naked, in the Harbin warm pool (and potentially online virtually, as well, with parallels to the Harbin warm pool, as a kind of metaphorical, musical score, or gathered, friendly, improvisational opera, bodymind-wise) - seems to have emerged at Harbin, chosen by its visitors, thanks to its milieu, or subculture. Nontheist Friends seem to be creating another kind of email-mediated subculture, where the explicit exploration of questions of NtF ideas about, and experiences of, love are possible, in new ways, and as conversation, just as NtFs are unfoldingly generating new ideas, perhaps partly in conversation with the RSoF. How to generate ongoingly best aspects of love, per these ideas about love - - or what you think of as love, seems ripe here, as a kind of querying conclusion. In what ways might we learn and teach love, NtF-wise?

P.S. I'm posting here below the transcript from the text chat from the Quaker Meeting on Sea TurtleIsland in Second Life yesterday, with links to two other online, Quaker Meetings, both out of England, and one in Skype:

[09:59] Welcoming Vestibule owned by Arawn Spitteler gave you 'Friends of the Light'  ( Sea Turtle Island (168,25,26) ).
[10:00] Aphilo Aarde: Hello
[10:00] Turtle: Hello, are you here for the Quaker Meeting?
[10:00] Aphilo Aarde: Are you here for the Quaker Meeting?
[10:00] Turtle: Yes
[10:01] Aphilo Aarde: Yes ... it's been probably more than a year since I attended ...
[10:01] Aphilo Aarde: was interested to see whether
[10:01] Aphilo Aarde: it was still happening
[10:01] Turtle: Yes, I've been the only attender for a while, but it is good to see you here.
[10:03] Aphilo Aarde: Likewise
[10:20] Turtle: God, bless us this day and fill us with Your Spirit.
[10:33] Aphilo Aarde: I"m actively writing in a nontheistic Friendly email group these days.
[10:34] Aphilo Aarde: One question we're emailing about presently has to do with 'love,' - aspects of what this means for us.
[10:35] Aphilo Aarde: Some people have been exploring questions of love vis-a-vis nudity, intimacy and sexuality, while I'm especially interested in questions of eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology.
[10:36] Aphilo Aarde: Here's a definition of loving bliss from this letter - - in my "Loving bliss as friends" letter online, which has further thoughts and conclusions about loving bliss.
[10:36] Aphilo Aarde: "While the following definition doesn't fully explain what loving bliss is for me, it does involve experiences that are deeply, gratefully harmonizing, and reciprocally appreciative and affectionate, both with a friend or friends, and alone, as well as profoundly and naturally high at the same time, and which are ongoing, biological, 'flow' experiences. What is loving bliss for you? For me, it may be, metaphorically, '... the valley of love and delight.'"
[10:36] Turtle: that does sound interesting, let's talk about it at close of Meeting
[10:37] Aphilo Aarde: Sounds good ... am sharing about it in the context of sharing in Meeting, as well.
[10:37] Aphilo Aarde: ... for discernment ...
[10:37] Aphilo Aarde: What is loving bliss for friends on this NtF list, especially in the context of this conversation about love? How do you elicit loving bliss neurophysiology, NtF-wise?
[10:39] Turtle: please hold my RL Friend, Linda in God's Light. She and her longtime partner have split and are living apart.
[10:45] TurtleTurtle greets Aphilo warmly in God's love.
[10:45] Aphilo Aarde: Nice to share Meeting with you
[10:46] Aphilo Aarde: Do we often sit until 11 SLT?
[10:46] Turtle: I hope that it is not a year before you next come ;)
[10:46] Aphilo Aarde: :)
[10:47] Aphilo Aarde: I often teach yoga on Saturdays ... but Meeting on STI opens possibilities, so will probably be back before a year :)
[10:47] Turtle: LIKE
[10:47] Aphilo Aarde: Do you live in New Orleans?
[10:47] Turtle: I grew up there.
[10:48] Aphilo Aarde: OK ... I live in the SF Bay Area
[10:48] Aphilo Aarde: Where are you these days?
[10:48] Turtle: I'm in mid TN now
[10:48] Aphilo Aarde: Tennessee?
[10:48] Aphilo Aarde: ok
[10:48] Aphilo Aarde: Great that you come to Meeting here regularly ...
[10:49] Turtle: Do you remember my SL and RL wife, Harmony Bright?
[10:49] Aphilo Aarde: Have you ever participated in Britain Yearly Meetings' online, called MfW?
[10:49] Turtle: No, but I'd appreciate more information.
[10:51] Aphilo Aarde: am trying to find the information ... been a few years even since I learned of it
[10:51] Turtle: next week would be ok
[10:52] Turtle: my wife passed away last year the first day of summer
[10:52] Aphilo Aarde: ok ...
[10:52] Aphilo Aarde: not finding it ...
[10:52] Aphilo Aarde: My condolences
[10:53] Turtle: I miss her deeply
[10:53] Aphilo Aarde: So sorry for your loss ..
[10:53] Turtle: thanks
[10:54] Aphilo Aarde: .How long have you been the only person attending ... there used to quite a few folks over the months I attended occasionally
[10:54] Turtle: it's been a couple months
[10:55] Turtle: but I come in case others show up. I do not mind waiting here in silence by myself
[10:55] Aphilo Aarde: ok ... Who maintains this build of a Meetinghouse? ... same friends as before ..
[10:56] Aphilo Aarde: Quaker Meeting in silence can be very centering
[10:56] Aphilo Aarde: Here's some info:
[10:56] Aphilo Aarde: on online Quaker Meeting it looks like ... different from what I saw before
[10:57] Turtle: I bookmarked that site, thank you
[10:58] Aphilo Aarde: This is what I saw a while ago -
[10:59] Aphilo Aarde: - which will be up again in a while, it appears
[11:00] Turtle: It was good sharing this Meeting with you today, Aphilo. I did mark that one too. I have pressing needs so I better get back.
[11:01] Aphilo Aarde: Likewise ... see you in the future Turtle!
[11:01] Turtle: take care, my Friend
[11:01] Aphilo Aarde: Likewise!
[11:01] Teleport completed from Sea Turtle Island (155,22,24)


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