After ISDDC leadership's first Zoom meeting a month ago, Rev. Olivia Hunter sent me a text full of enthusiasm and inspiration. "Let's host an online book club," she said. And she had the perfect book: Deepak Chopra's Creating Affluence.
During the Circle's first session last Tuesday, Rev. Olivia offered her thoughts about why this book at this time was the perfect way to continue our "spiritual flow" during this period of "Great Pause."
I asked her if we could share those thoughts with everyone this week. We hope you'll join us for the remaining sessions! Q. What inspired you to host an ISDDC book discussion circle online? A. We have talked about our desire to read together in the ISDDC community for a number of years. The change in daily life routine for so many of us, combined with the desire to connect more closely spiritually, while we must distance physically, along with an increased comfort with online technology presented an ideal opportunity to begin now.
Q. Why this book and why now is it important?
At a time when so many are strained financially, a deeper look at abundance and affluence seems the ideal anecdote to thoughts of lack and scarcity.
Q. How is the Zoom platform suited for this type of event?
A. Zoom is available at no cost to participants and is easy to use and access from the comfort of one’s home on most any device. It requires no travel, traffic congestion, dinner in the car, or late night drives home.
Q. What intrigued you about the first session for the book last week?
A. The easy rapport, respect for one another’s contributions and depth of conversation was most intriguing. It was a gathering of like-minded metaphysicians coming together to increase and reaffirm their understanding at this extraordinary time.
Q. How will you integrate folks who join the discussion circle in the coming weeks to the overall message of the book?
A. “Creating Affluence” is a remarkable book. Deceptively short, yet deliberate in its every word—demonstrating its message from many angles. Newcomers will be easily drawn into the discussion as the author has developed a book to be savored slowly and repeatedly.