Liaison e-Newsletters

October 2014

Halloween is just around the corner, but judging by the catalogs in my mailbox, I think it's fair to say, "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." This issue features ideas you can use to make an easy service project part of your TS holiday party. There's also a wonderful idea to help you stay sane (and even to radiate light and peace) while dealing with the inevitable holiday checkout lines.

September 2014

This issue features some extraordinary acts of service and kindness. TSA Director Doug Keene shares some photos and his thoughts on why he returns to Haiti each year for medical work. There's also an abbreviated version of a particularly moving moment in TSA's recent education conference. National Secretary David Bruce gave an overview of TSA's Prison Outreach Program, which was followed by a heartfelt talk by TS member Walter Terpack, a beneficiary of the program. You may recall reading Walter's article, Stewards of Eternity, in the Spring 2012 Quest Magazine.

June 2014

Happy belated summer solstice. If your TS group is like ours, you may be taking a break from TS meetings for the summer. So . . . what better time to plot and plan a service project that will be fun for your group, increase your group's camaraderie, and alleviate a bit of suffering in the world?

April 2014

I hope you're enjoying some Spring blossoms where you live. It's natural at this time of year to turn our attention to the earth, watching as renewed life begins to green, sprout and blossom. Earth Day is April 22, and we've included an article on 12 easy ways to help heal the environment by reducing waste.

December 2013

This issue has much to do with animals. Most everyone I know has a soft spot for animals. If you're one of them, I invite you to participate in a TOS Healing Intention for animals used in laboratory research. To begin, relax your body and calm your emotions and mind. Imagine joining with others performing this intention as if you were together in one room, broadcasting this intention to the world together. Speak the following intention with a strong feeling of conviction, either mentally or (better yet) aloud:

November 2013

The service ideas in this issue are all about keeping it simple. Our lives can get complicated as the holidays approach, yet our hearts and minds invariably turn to giving. The projects below are low-cost ways of giving, and they don't require a huge time commitment.

September 2013

In this issue, I share some notes and photos from the TOS International Conference held in Wheaton, IL, in July 2013. I have also shared some thoughts about service that flows from the passion of the heart rather than from a self-imposed sense of duty.

July 2013

I'm having a ball (and wishing you were here) attending the 127th Summer National Convention of the Theosophical Society in America, to be followed in a few days by the TOS International Convention 2013. I'm surrounded by dedicated TS and TOS workers from around the country, and from around the world. Inspiration abounds as we share ideas and stories of service from our local groups.

May 2013

As if by magic, the theme of this issue has emerged: it's LOVE. In the stories below, we witness love between those who were raised to be enemies, gardeners sharing the love from their gardens, love and affection as simple service, grief transformed into loving service in Newtown . . . even the animals get in the act, showing us what true cooperation looks like.

April 2013

This month's first topic is a tough one to talk about, but if there's one thing theosophists know, it's the value of shining light in dark corners. Though it appears to focus mainly on challenges faced by women and girls in today's world, especially in developing countries, it's bigger than that. These aren't just women's issues; they are human issues. It's been shown again and again that when a woman in a developing country is given a chance to earn an income and live in safety, her whole community benefits, including the next generation.

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