I have been feeling nonplussed, or perhaps flummoxed, by the executive challenge of scheduling, calendar-coordination, and time-management across the framings of global time zones, personal responsibilities, and other life commitments. I usually put a certain amount of faith in the 4th dimension to work itself out; but I’m also aware that at a certain point one has to concretize the flux of intensities for the sake of timely existence—or nothing happens!
The basic problem we have, in our small group (as microcosm), is that, during the week, some people can make events early in the day (from my perspective), and others only later (likewise). Weekends are out of bounds for me—in my role as an organizer—because on a weekly cycle, Saturday and Sunday are the days when I most naturally gravitate toward family activities and local events. I imagine it’s the same for other parents or providers; though for other people, weekends might be ideal for participating in online events. That said, I could and would certainly participate in weekend dialogues in the Cosmosphere, organized by others, at least occasionally. My wife goes to church with the girls somewhat regularly on Sunday mornings, for example; that would be a beautiful time for me for a consciousness seminar. I just couldn’t dedicate the days prior (Thursday-Saturday) to organizing or preparing for these events, either logistically or in terms of my energy circulation.
During the week, it’s a different story. I am here for Cosmos, and eager to dedicate my time, energy, love, care, and attention to organizing, facilitating, and contributing to worthwhile, stimulating, and ultimately ecstatic (in that “well-tempered” manner referred to by Mr. Sloterdijk) (infinite) conversations…as long as others desire to participate in kind. Of course, there’s that little matter of ‘earning a living’—but as with the 4th dimension, I’m trusting that the puzzle will resolve. (Maybe in the 5th Density.) Practically speaking, however, I will continue to have client projects to tend until the co-op is funded, and may occasionally bow out of a given event to keep (or catch) up with paying work. But I believe the following is a reasonable approximation of what I can offer at this time:
Tuesday, 12 pm Mountain time / weekly
"Cosmos Café" – open dialogue with guests, or live podcasts…
Thursday, 6 pm Mountain time / weekly
[Metapsychosis / Infinite Conversations - various] - reading groups, seminars, movie club, etc.
I know I’ve tried to do something similar in the past, with a weekly standing time, but I think the mistake I made is that I committed to being there even if no one else showed up, which was wonderful when people surprised me, but ended up wasting time if no one was there. So now I just want to make myself generally available at these times for scheduled conversations, with rotating facilitation and leadership as will emerge organically.
I will also establish a few other “open office hours” during the week for specific purposes, e.g., editorial or tech support—but that’s for another topic. Finally, as I’ve mentioned before, I am setting up an appointment scheduler integrated with Zoom so that Cosmos members can reserve a meeting room for their own self-organized events.
Time-freedom is not for the faint of heart! Thanks for working with me on all this; please let me know if my proposal is sensible, or workable, and how it might work for you…
- Set up shared Cosmos / Infinite Conversations / Metapsychosis calendar [M]
- Finish set up of Acuity-Zoom integration [M]
- Documentation on how to join, initiate, plan, run an event using the forum, Zoom, and other tools [could use help on this]