Category Archives: Groups

When Would You Like To Meet For Book Group?

Book group meetings should occur more regularly for the rest of the year.

I received some feedback that the usual 3-5pm time slot in Wondai isn’t suitable for some of you. So I’m asking that you let me know your preferred time via email (mary@divinetruth.com).

Wednesday Book Group Proposed Time Slots:

10am-12pm
1pm-3pm
3pm- 5pm (current regular time slot)
4pm – 6pm

Please let me know your preference in the next week and based on your responses I’ll decide on a standard time we stick to in future.

I’m really enjoying leading this group – big gratitude to all of you participating locally and abroad. I sincerely love hearing all of your comments and insights. There is no book group without all of you and I still find it exciting that you all want to explore ‘Through The Mists’ together.

M

Book Group Update

Notice To Local Book Group Regulars

My apologies everyone, I said last week that book group would be held on Thursday but we have only been able to book the hall for Wednesday.

So book group will be held:

Wednesday, 5th of September @ 3pm
Wondai Town Hall
Discussion: ‘A Continuation of Chapter 9’

Thank-you for your patience, we’ll get back into the swing of things soon.

Also, we hope to be in Kyabra for two weeks after this one.

So Discussion of Chapter 10 will hopefully occur in the Orange Room @ Kyabra Station, exact date and time TBA. Watch the Divine Truth Events Page for details if you are in the Kentucky region.

Here is a flashback to Octoberfest @ Kyabra last year… There is my guy, standing in the light as always

We Are Back & So Is Book Group

Yes, AJ and I are finally back home, unpacking, washing and soaking up the serenity of Wilkesdale. 
I feel so blessed to have enjoyed such an adventure and to have met so many wonderful and sincere folks overseas.
Equally I feel full of gratitude for our beautiful home, complete with baby joeys playing in the front yard this morning.
Now that we are back I am excited to start up our regular book group meetings (perhaps a little more regularly in the second half of this year than the first!). We will be meeting at 3pm, this Wednesday the 29th of August in the Wondai Town Hall. Chapter for discussion is number 9, ‘The Harvest of Jealousy’. Deidre predicted that we all may have needed 7 weeks to prepare for this one! Perhaps she was right?
Seriously though, its such an honour to share this group with those of you who are participating here and in other areas. Can’t wait to get back into it on Wednesday.
Also, watch this space for new information on the ‘Humility in Action Study Course’. This course will be designed for anyone anywhere to follow (via internet content) and I am really so excited to get started. You can register your interest here and if you do I will be able to send out personal emails to you with more details as things get rolling. Otherwise all the information with be available here or on our website as the start time approaches.
Love to you all,
Mary

Karaoke Cancelled

Hi folks in Queensland,
Sorry to do this to you all at late notice (I know how much you all love to sing) but we are cancelling the Karaoke planned for tomorrow night.
AJ & I are snowed under getting ready for our next trip – so we will leave the singing to all of you. I heard a rumour that some of you are already getting together for group sing-a-longs!
Look forward to seeing those of you who will be at Book Group tomorrow,
Thanks and Love
Mary

Late Change to Today’s Programme

Hi everyone, Just to let you know that Karaoke is cancelled tonight.

We are instead having the presentation & discussion (planned for last Wednesday) for those interested in service to the world in the areas of Housing, Environment, Design and Construction.

This presentation will start at 6pm in the Wondai Memorial Hall, Corner of Scott & Mackenzie St, Wondai.

I think it should make for an interesting discussion. Look forward to seeing you there if you are interested.

If you know of anyone who would be interested but without ready access to internet, I’d be most grateful if you felt the desire to let them know.

I’ll be back later with more reflections on love,

Have a super day whatever you are doing,

Mary

Book Group is Moving This Week!

We’re in Kyabra this week and staying a little longer than anticipated. That means we’ll be moving our book group to Wednesday, 11th of April @ 1pm in the Woolshed, Kyabra Station. 
If you’d like to participate long distance, please send your chapter responses to me via email by 9 am on Wednesday morning. 
I think this is a great opportunity for our brothers and sisters in NSW to feel more involved in the study. I find each of your contributions adds unique colour and flavour to the discussion (I love it!). So our session in Kyabra will only add wonderful spice to the series. 
I hope you will also value the opportunity to hear from a different group once the session is posted to youtube. 
This weeks session, discussing Chapter 4, will be available (thanks to Lena & Igor) on the youtube channel to watch before our next meeting, which is still scheduled for Wednesday, 18th April, followed by Karaoke. 
Our longer stay in Kyabra also means a postponement of the planned presentation for those wishing to be of service in the areas of Development, Environment and Construction. I will amend the static pages on the blog now so that the Book Group Info and Divine Truth Events pages reflect the relevant changes from today. 
For those in the Kyabra region, we would love to welcome you at book group. 
Here are the prerequisites: 
– You have read chapters 1 – 4 of ‘Through the Mists’ 
– You have completed the weekly study questions for all four chapters 
– You have watched the four youtube clips of previous sessions 
All of the past book group clips are now on youtube. Igor has kindly pasted the exact links in the comments section of the Book Group Page. 
I’ll also place the youtube playlist as a shortcut under the sidebar titled ‘Internet Love’. 
This Sunday, its one year since we had our final interview with David Millikan here at Kyabra. What a year it has been. Much has changed and still more to process, yet I’m grateful for some beautiful constants that have been with me on this journey – God and His Immense Love and Tenderest Care, my soulmate – his continual, humbling love and truth, my guides, and the many great people who have shown their courage to desire truth and love in the face of ridicule.
I love it here at Kyabra. I treasure the opportunity to share time with our wonderful friends. We’ll be doing some mediumship nights in the woolshed over the next week – check out the Events page for more details.
Have a great weekend,
Mary

And Still More Book Group Info..

Thanks to everyone who attended the first book group yesterday. There were slightly more of you than I had anticipated. (laugh) In my mind I had pictured just a small group in a semi-circle chatting about the first chapter in a very relaxed manner, not a ‘lights, camera, action’ type affair.
However I’m so encouraged that so many people are interested in reading these books anew (and some for the first time). I feel there is so much valuable content in there and I will aim to be concise in my presentation and also allow time to explore your thoughts and questions. There is much learning and growth to be had for me here too. I’ll do my best to serve the purpose of our group.
A special thanks to those of you yesterday who took the bull by the horns and launched in with questions and reflections.
After the group yesterday, we all thought it better to have a later start time so the new times are listed below.
Thanks for your patience as we iron out the logistics.
Wednesday 21st March – Wondai Council Hall – 3.00pm (followed by Karaoke at 6.00pm)

Thursday 29th March – Wondai Diggers RSL – 3.00pm

Tuesday 3rd April – Wondai Diggers RSL – 2.30pm

Thursday 12th April – Wondai Diggers RSL – 3.00pm

Wednesday 18th April – Wondai Council Hall – 3.00pm (followed by Karaoke at 6.00pm)

Tuesday 24th April – Wondai Diggers RSL – 2.30pm

More On The Book Group

*** Updated to Correct an Error in Dates for Book Group Meetings
Meeting previously published as April 4 should read April 3 at the Wondai Diggers Club
Also updated below

Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic response to the book group idea. I have received some questions via email regarding participation in the group, forming your own groups and re-reading the book.

Rather than answer more individual emails I thought it a better idea to just post the responses here.
Participating In The Book Group Long Distance
A few people have emailed saying that they would like to contribute their answers via email prior to the meetings. I love the idea that some of you want to be involved in the book group long distance!
If you send me your answers before the groups I will be able to share some of your thoughts, feelings and questions with the people here during our group, and then once the videos are completed you will be able to hear the thoughts and feelings of those in Australia. Beautiful. Keep in mind though that I won’t be able to share everyone’s contribution every time.
If you are keen to do this I will post all of the dates and corresponding chapters on the blog below so that you can see where we are up to and email your answers accordingly. I will need to receive your responses before 10am on the day of the group (Timezone – UTC + 10).
Of course you may wish to just follow along and do the reading and questions for yourself in your own time which sounds great as well. No need to share unless you desire it!
Making Your Own Book Group
Others have also emailed about starting their own book groups. First, you definitely don’t need my permission to start your own group. If you want to start a group then go for the desire!
I love that there is so much enthusiasm out there.
With that in mind, here are some thoughts I had about how this group may assist other groups.
My idea was that the videos of the groups may form a useful tool for another group to start their own discussion of the book, or a Divine Truth meet-up group, especially if the person wanting to start the group is new to the Way or has little experience running groups.
People could meet each week having done the specific reading, watch the youtube video and then have their own discussion. This gives some structure to a group if the leader is worried about generating ideas for discussion or format for a group.
So if group leaders wait until at least a few of the clips are up, you will get to see how it ran in Wondai, any problems that we had (which you could then hopefully avoid) and any things that worked really well.
Also if you only have a small group of people interested, you could us the clips to watch when you meet up. That way you get to add the thoughts and ideas of those in the Wondai group to those of the people in your small group which may make for interesting discussions.
To my mind, the group would still need a leader to take responsibility for leading discussion and addressing any issues of love within the group. Also the group may not want/ need to watch the videos after a few sessions as they may be in their own flow, have their own ideas on how they want it to run and be following the format easily.
So I think it is totally up to you how you decide to proceed. At this stage, it is unlikely that the videos will be available immediately after the sessions i.e. it may be hard for whoever does the editing to keep up to the week by week sessions.
Some people in other areas are planning follow with the book reading week by week for themselves or in a small group regardless of the videos.
Personally, I think the books are wonderful, so I am just enthusiastic that so many people are thinking of reading them!
Keep in mind that any group we run (you or me or anyone) will be a great demonstration, through the Law of Attraction, reflecting to us any unhealed emotions we may still have.
In this way, following our passions and taking initiative, can create a lot of growth rapidly, as long as we are humble.
If You Have Already Read the Book But Want To Be Involved
I’ll be recommending to everyone who comes to the group here, that even if they have read the book in the past, it’s a great idea to re-read the allocated chapter before we meet and complete the questions. My experience with reading these books is that when I go back and re-read I find more meaning each time.
Part of the reason I am passionate about these books and the idea of a book group specifically with them, is that I actually found the prose and content quite difficult the first time I picked them up. I put them down again for years. Having recently picked them up again and now finding them incredibly beautiful I thought that perhaps meeting up and discussing them chapter by chapter may open them up for more people who maybe struggled like I did the first time they attempted a reading.
If You Live in the Local Area But Can’t Attend Every Week

It is also fine if you can’t attend the book group on all of the days in Wondai, so long as when you do come you are up to date with all of the prior and current readings and questions.
If everyone in attendance has done the readings and questions it means that they are able to give/ contribute at the groups, rather than merely ‘take’ from the experience and reflections of others.
Remember that one of the main purposes of the group is to encourage a self-reflective process around the principles of Divine Truth, Divine Love, Natural Love and Morality. If you are not actively engaged in this process through the readings and questions, then the purpose is lost.
Planned Dates for Meetings With Mary In Wondai
Mar 15, Thursday, Wondai Diggers Club                  Preface & Chapter 1
Mar 21, Wednesday, Wondai Town Hall                  Chapter 2
Mar 29, Thursday, Wondai Diggers Club                  Chapter 3
Apr 3, Tuesday, Wondai Diggers Club                      Chapter 4
Apr 12, Thursday, Wondai Diggers Club                  Chapter 5
Apr 18, Wednesday, Wondai Town Hall                   Chapter 6

Apr 24 Tues (not confirmed) Wondai Diggers Club  Chapter 7
 
Love to you all, thanks for your questions and enthusiasm,
Happy reading,
Mary