March 7 – 15, 2014, we did a 9-day Why intensive in Costa Rica
HeartLand intensive season was 73 days / 6 modules: (for the first time) a 16-day Communication / CoDependence to InterDependence combination, 9-day Intuitive Development, 9-day Why, 9-day Teachers’ Training, 16-day Laws of Living, and 10-day Course in Miracles.
We did a 9-day, October 31 to November 8, 2014 CoDependence to InterDependence intensive at White Lodge in Pinckney, MI
What did our tour look like this year? We departed HeartLand in Missouri on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and arrived back on Monday, June 15, 2015. That is 275 days (or 9 months 2 days) on the road. If we deduct the 10 day cruise we took in February (which 6 days were at sea writing so they really shouldn’t be deducted) and 20 days spent here and there for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, two days for our 10th Anniversary and then a few days family time – it takes it down to 245 days “doing the work”. 41 days was for residential intensives in Pinckney, Michigan, Delray Beach and Orlando, Florida. So what did we do the other 204 days (29 weeks)? We did 27 Sunday services, 25 4-hour workshops, 65 2.5-hour workshops, all of which were FREE. We did 12 all day (10-hour) MindShifters & StillPoint Breathing workshops. We spent 3 days in prisons (both men and women) and assisted several support groups get started with their first meetings. We stopped to look over a potential teaching center for a friend. We crossed through 16 states, did workshops in over 34 cities, put 13,185 miles on 3 different vehicles, the bus gets 9 miles/gallon on a very good day so at an average of $2.50/gal we spent close to $4,000 just in fuel. This does not take into account the behind the scenes work of creating flyers and advertisement, website updates,entering names and info into the database and doing 188 MindShifter Radio Shows (and we sincerely thank Dr Tim and Michele for covering us on many of those) as well as doing several outside radio interviews. As of today, June 18th we now have 1,599 radio shows archived – that is 1,599 hours of free support in your process. Call in 646-200-4169 from 1-2PM EST Monday through Friday. (number changed in September 2016 to 516-418-5786, when we went to our own station on BlogTalk)
Many, many hours spent on the phone processing people, personal one-on-one sessions, and contacting participants for the upcoming workshops and intensives. We did both get some writing done but writing takes a different mind set than the tour allows. We videoed for two new Why 4 hour DVDs, 2 DVDs with Dale Hoffman called Aramaicisms and a new DVD from A Course In Miracles. During all of this we had van issues, michael flew to St Louis and drove a second vehicle to TN where we then spent 4 days shifting cabinets and everything over from one van to the bus… got on the road and drove 13 hours to arrive in Florida at 4AM to speak at 11AM – that was an intense week. For the most part we did not have air conditioning (and the majority of the time we were in Florida so it was hot weather). We also had to maintain communication with HeartLand and keep up with needs there in our absence (Thanks to the support team for being so dependable.) So….that is a highlight (I am sure I have forgotten something) of our travel tour. There are a few out there who donate to us on a regular basis and we are so thankful – we could not do this without you. We arrived at HeartLand and unloaded the vans this past Monday. Attempting to get somewhat unpacked and then focus on prep work for the intensives to begin (did I say to begin?) There is weed wacking needed desperately, we are convincing the critters that we are back and they need to move out of the house, we need to set up the Heart Center and the cabins and start planning food and printing worksheets, etc. etc. Volunteers needed here now as the support team is small this year.
Our next tour (October 2015 to April 2016) we plan to settle in south Florida for 7 months and except for a couple of major events and perhaps another Florida intensive (let us know if you have an interest), it will be concentration time and we will both be writing. We do 90% of our workshops FREE and we are glad we are able to do so … however we have not figured out how to do them for nothing. If you would like to help us take this work to every mind, heart & being on the planet perhaps ask yourself “what can I do?” Perhaps financial support, or take on a project, sponsor a project… think about it. Blessings & Love.