New Civilization News: THE NCN TREASURE CHEST    
picture1 Jul 2002 @ 13:24, by Alana Tobin

What draws me here? What gift(s) do I bring here to NCN, and what do I come away with? What is the Gold that I reap from NCN Now? What are the pearls for me? What zips my doo-dah?

I love to ask empowering questions. I love to assist people in seeing what has value and to help people to notice, and acknowledge the value and magic ever present around us. It jazzes me to create sacred space and have people meet me there in that sacred space and time. I love to celebrate the golden experiences in life and enjoy acknowledging and building upon what feeds and nourishes us. Because these things are important to me, I have created a space to collect some gems, and to share some pearls. I invite you to contribute to this space some manna to acknowledge the Treasure that NCN is for you right now. I invite you to celebrate with me what has value to you. Here are but a few questions to catalyze you to share what has value in this treasure, which encompasses both the hidden treasures and those more apparent and visible to the naked eye and the open heart. I invite your authentic self to be here! I invite Essence to shine! and your human-ness to bless us!

I have been changed for the better through or by...

What do I most love about being here in NCN?

What opportunities does NCN provide for me right now?

What really flips my delight switch here? and how is it fueling my passion right now? Or how does this space feed me?

How does each member add to the treasure of my life?

I am changed here by what I see, experience as...
and it gives me much appreciation for NCN.

What do I appreciate most about each member?

What is the most enjoyable facet or experience here for me?

How do members facilitate a sense of belonging for me?

What is the most humorous or entertaining facet(s) here for me? and what would I like to experience more of?

I will add my comments after others have posted. I want to keep the room open and free until others have the chance to input. I have saved my input into a word document and will paste in it soon.

*****Comments from Alana 7/3/02*****

I love all the richness of diversity here. I love the art, and I love the rooms and the many features designed by Flemming and the group here. I respect each member, and have learned how better to listen and communicate more with a variety of people. I fear community less at times by being in here. I Love the new friends I am making here and have much gratitude and appreciation for them. I have had professional opportunities here that have helped me create more income, and have been able to receive direct resources through connecting with people and through newslog information. I love the prose and the links, and the websites, and the resource directories, and (the connectivity overall). I love that I can come into NCN anytime of the day or night and read articles, link with resources, or people, create a piece of art, or write an article in a room or in my newslog.

I love the logs, and the comment areas as they allow me to connect, express, become involved and be heard, responded to, and to care and be cared about. I love the synchronicities between logs, people, in rooms and how the telepathic connections and energy links are growing commu-nity around the world. I love that each of you are in your own ways, invested in learning to communicate in ways more effectively through the small online community in NCN. I have been able to find and develop friendships with those I may have never met who live across the world, because of NCN.

I appreciate the creative opportunities and the resources that are multi-leveled and multi-diverse. I am excited to see how NCN will continue to grow and expand, and how it will open to link resources and people around the world. I love that I can share my beauty with you all, and that I can create my own unique room here to meet with you in. I love the darkness and light here and how all has helped us to alchemize our selves and one another. I love and appreciate every one of you and what you bring to NCN in your Presence, in your news logs and groups. I appreciate your gifts and I thank you for being in my life. I thank Flemming for all that he has done to make NCN be what it is today! I thank the God and Goddess for NCN and YOU!

Thanks so much for visiting my news log and sharing your beautiful presence through your valued comments!


Alana --Magical Melody [link]

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1 Jul 2002 @ 15:16 by scottj : OK here goes ........
I have been changed for the better through or by... listening

What do I most love about being here in NCN?: The comradeship, the feeling that over and above the differences between us there is something of great value we share.

What opportunities does NCN provide for me right now? Increased understanding through interraction with people who are willing to take the time to listen reflect and reply honestly.

What really flips my delight switch here? and how is it fueling my passion right now? Or how
does this space feed me? Occasional ah hah moments of insight which arise when I stretch the boundaries of my own limitations in order to understand what in all the world this or that person is REALLY trying to communicate....

How does each one add to the treasure of my life? Not sure I understand this. One what?

I am changed here by what I see, experience as...
and it gives me much appreciation for NCN.

What do I appreciate most about each member? Their uniqueness and willingness to express it.

What is the most enjoyable facet or experience here for me? Finding new truths.

How do members facilitate a sense of belonging for me? By accepting me.

What is the most humorous or entertaining facet(s) here for me? and what would I like to
experience more of? Nearly always images. I would like to feel there was more space (elbow room) to communicate visually.  

1 Jul 2002 @ 19:23 by maxtobin : Treasures
Here goes!
I have been changed for the better by being encouraged to share more of my deep authentic self and to express freely thoughts feelings and understandings, with a community of individuals who seem dedicated to growth and spiritual evolution through interactions based upon honesty and integrity. I love to be here to have my buttons pushed and my integrity questioned (it can only make me stronger and more in touch with essence). Each adds to the true wealth of my life by being exactly who they are and sharing their truths (it is not important that I aggree or otherwise) and working through any issues that may arise. I enjoy the freedom to discern where I move and comment, to interact or merely observe. What I appreciate about each member (and all living entities) is their essence and unique point of reference to bring divergent views to the process.
What is the most enjoyable facet or experience here for me? That I am touched in ways most wonderous and I love the evolving feeling of family that reflects a reality I have long been aware of, (we are one in our lifes expression of the I AM consciousness).
I feel that I belong because I choose this, and only see this belonging to the one family reflected back for me. (I can be very one eyed if I feel the need!!)
What is most humorous is the way interactions contain within them the ingredients required to grow into true light. I want more of all of it, and wish I had more time to bring information and insights to the community, and to relate to wider numbers within the community.
Here in these spaces I feel many essential truths expressed, every man and every woman is a star, a living expression of divine creators spirit, free to interact and discern and experiment with new ways of breaking boundaries and destroying preconceived ideas and confronting limiting points of view. I delight in the connections with real people who stimulate me to grow into more beauty and wonder, they know who they are.  

1 Jul 2002 @ 21:41 by bushman : All of the above.
Plus for me just enough proof that I allready live, work and play in a new civalization. NCN is my axil hubb.
One=soul of devine light/luminuos spirits
We are one :}  

2 Jul 2002 @ 00:53 by shawa : We are One Heck of a...
Bunch of Good People!... A wondrous number of stars in the sky. My answer is all the above, and I would say the same as Scott, images are very important; they convey and carry contents that transcend the "little squiggles" of words.
I like learning to work through situations, with people living so very far away in physical reality, that is: learning to transcend time and space as we know them. I believe this changes our brain.
I´ve met really fine friends; NCN gives me hope, though it might come a little late in this doomsday process that we are going through these days.
What I like most : bridging the virtual and the real: for example,
- Scotty sent me seeds from the West Indies, that I will plant here in the gardens, in the North of Spain. We´ll keep you posted on the results.
- I bought Scott´s book, and would recommend it to anyone; it´s beautiful.
For me, NCN is a training ground for planetary citizens, an initiatic Labyrinth, even a mystery school.
Etc. Etc.
Alana, thanks for this entry, Lady. :-)  

2 Jul 2002 @ 08:45 by swan : we are touching each other
and creating a web across the contenents. Strengthening the cosmic web with our combined energies. What fertile ground to explore both the interior and exterior,the shadow and light. I feel the aliveness of this place called NCN and that is what is important. Whether it is a new civilization, a playground, labyrinth or a mirror what matters it that there is life and it touches me and I am changed. I have been blessed by each one of you. In knowing you I know myself. Thank you.
I look forward to visiting with my companions on the net to see what is up, what is cooking, what is growing in the garden!
Scotty is sending me seeds too so the garden is spreading across oceans.

2 Jul 2002 @ 09:50 by jstarrs : Well, I think I summed it up...
in my 'Feeling shitty' newslog piece. It's a privilege to meet with you all.  

2 Jul 2002 @ 12:37 by simpleman : OPPURTUNITY!
Just having the oppurtunity to share my ideas, my experiences, my feelings and emotions, my life, is a treasure and a joy for me. I made alot of mistakes growing up, and as a result was looked down on by most of the people closest to me. Most of my childhood friends are now distant acquaintances who don't view me as being very important in their lives. My family has also become somewhat distant. I'm not a very social person, and I'm very shy. I've also noticed that I have very little in common with most people around me. NCN changes that. NCN allows me to be me despite any social faults I might have. It provides me with a sense of usefullness, and purpose. It feels good to know their are people all over the globe who do feel similar to me, who have the same feelings, and who would like to see some changes. It gives me great pleasure to think I'm important in your lives, and your importance in my life is beyond words. Every day through our activities here we learn something new. Whether it is positive or negative, we learn something new. My hope is that we all appreciate just how important we all are to each other. Alone we are like pearls in a shell that will never be found, together we are like all the precious jewels in one chest being shared by all. Thank you all for being, and thank you NCN for being  

3 Jul 2002 @ 02:40 by tdeane : Beautiful Log, Alana!
It's not a question you asked, but in reading a cyber-threat article today, the vision of not connecting with everyone here, not having this wondrous place, on its best days and its worst, overwhelmed me with a sense of sadness and loss -- as though an essential part of being would be stripped away. It was good food for my spirit before reading your log, Alana, because it identified all that I cherish here, and it is considerable.

I cherish the people, the ideas, the belief systems, all of which have expanded my reality, my being and my imagination. I cherish the opportunity to heal and be healed, to discover and uncover, to learn from the beautiful ways of expressing, such as this log, to learn from the example of those too busy but always willing and always there to take time to help; the joy of new friendships, the wealth of information within the maze and within this space, the travel opportunities my spirit takes advantage of each time I commune with one of you throughout the Earth, and always the opportunity to meet new members of my human family. It has also offered Gregg and me the opportunity to share the abundant riches of our life together, and be surrounded by the like energy of those who care about our world rather than superficial social contacts we have no interest in. We have grown individually and as a couple in the richness of our experiences with you here, and have found connections so strong they cannot be broken. I have even had the glorious experience of my spirit entering the "doors" of NCN and finding its own way to the Spirit mine has been seeking since I first entered this plane of existence, and if I did not have to leave right now because of time constraints, the list could go on and on.

Thank you, Alana, and thank you all for being the beautiful gems you are in our lives. Most of all, thank you Ming, for your loving vision in creating NCN. Much love ~ Tricia  

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