Start A Group

Overview

As we remove the plank from our own eye, we begin to see clearly how to remove the spec from our friend’s eye.

The one or more persons wishing to start a Dig Group have already read “The Way Of The Spiritual Archaeologist” book and were stirred towards engaging in their own Digs. One needs enough motivation to go through the startup phase of a group.

The primary purpose for anyone to start a Dig Group should be to bring together the few people necessary to begin experiencing our own Digs. We should not yet be thinking of changing others. This is most ideal and with this intent in place, the person will not be distracted by conflicting agendas and will find success in their own life.

Having the correct motivation, we simply begin in the condition we find ourselves at this moment in time. Our lives could be a total mess, we do not need to clean up prior to starting a group, for it is the very purpose of the group to do that work.

We do not need to become its most awesome leader either. Everyone is best served if we simply have the genuine heart of change for ourselves and compassion for others attempting the same. We already have a leader and that is the Divine Love in each of us, we just need to open to it. Everything has a way of working out under such an umbrella.

Only Three Requirements:

  1. At least one person committed to doing Digs as laid out in the book “The Way Of The Spiritual Archaeologist”.
    1. One person can start a group but a few friends beginning together is optimal.
  2. A place to meet consistently:
    1. Can be anywhere, a park, a house, office or public facility with permission if appropriate.
    2. Weekly meetings with members getting together in-between will be most effective.
  3. The “Step-By-Step Guidelines” help us begin our Digs together as we feel free to integrate our group’s flavor.

Finding People To Dig With:

The way for us to find people to Dig with is to first relinquish the illusion of control and the false perception that we can determine who should be a part of our new group.

We ask Divine Love to arrange those who would be best served within our particular group. This removes the false sense of responsibility of being in control of what others should choose to do.

Now that we have let go, the next step is to allow whatever time necessary to arrange for others to emerge, as if being sent from a force outside ourselves. As we are prompted to speak to someone, we simply share in a genuine way that we have begun practicing The Way Of the Spiritual Archaeologist and are looking for others wanting the same.

Those who’s hearts are touched and motivated will join us and such people will add the wonderful quality of sincerity to the group.

Particulars:

  • NO dues/fees paid to The Spiritual Archaeologist organization.
  • Attending a group should be free, no admission fee.
    • Any donations are only to offset costs, no profiting please so that we keep the group’s intention pure.
  • If a group outgrows a facility, find a larger meeting place.
  • If a group grows to have too many people, split into two groups.
  • Small quantity discounts on books are available to a group:
    • Resale of books should never exceed retail price.
    • It is fine to purchase at a discount and resale at retail price.
  • Resolve any disputes quickly, do not allow the emergence of Divine Love to be thwarted by our human desires, fear or anger.