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‘Spirit Rising’ gathering set for Saturday

“Spirit Rising,” a community well-being and awareness gathering, will take place Saturday, May 20, at Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theater.

The event is presented by Heaven on Earth Productions, Unity at the Lake and Diamond Eye Event Planning.

A concert and benefit is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Included will be three bands – Java Djembe, One Voice (the Unity band) and El Vasco Quartet – a silent auction; information and demonstration booths presenting local practitioners and advocates; and well-being speakers with five- to 10-minute spots for services such as massage and acupuncture with sign-up. A smoothie and juice bar will be available for a small charge. Free childcare will also be offered.

The film, “The Consciousness of The Christ – Reclaiming Jesus for A New Humanity,” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. You know from the beginning that the movie is a documentary on the life of Jesus unlike any other. As a beautiful, laughing Palestinian child floats toward the camera on an ancient Jerusalem street, narrator, writer and director Kell Kearns launches his feature length documentary with these words, “The Second Coming is here, now, in the illuminating holy fire of many of us united in love and forgiveness … studying, instead of war, peace. We are a vanguard of global transformation heralding a destiny of love. Fully human, newly human, we represent a quantum leap in the journey out of violence, hatred and fear, into our God nature.”

Much of the movie was shot on the shore of the Sea of Galilee which, in the film, seems to glow with mystic wisdom. Kearns’ narration utilizes the latest research into the historical Jesus, then, with help from some of the most notable authors on Christ consciousness, makes stunning comparisons to the early Jesus movement and today’s New Thought movement.

The movie drives home the purpose of the human journey as one of consciously attaining a loving union with the divine. “Jesus is never talking about a kingdom that is coming,” said author and mystic activist Andrew Harvey. “He is talking always about a kingdom that already exists, that the awakened eyes of the awakened heart can see; and that the awakened consciousness of the awakened divine child can know and that is demanding to be enacted in acts of sacred passion, sacred compassion and sacred hunger for justice.”

The film ends with a segment titled “The Christification of The Earth” that is a triumph of the human spirit and the age-old dream of peace and harmony. The illusion of separation is overcome. Humanity knows it is one. Four time national best-selling author Marianne Williamson closes “The Consciousness of The Christ” with this image: “No war, no hunger, no sickness, no suffering, every soul is so embedded in its love that all we do is co-create love and more love and more love and more love.”

An offering of $10 for the concert and benefit and $10 for the movie is suggested. Proceeds benefit Unity in the Community and Unity outreach programs.

For details contact Unity at the Lake at (530) 544-2266.

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