Visions & Dreams Expands Once Again
by Suandra Newberry
Today's world requires an entirely new way of being. As we all know, the world we live in is in the midst of massive changes on every level. The earth is purging and adjusting to new relationships with the galactic alignments that have been predicted to occur for generations. We each are being asked to embrace the prevailing energies and become a renewed expression of ourselves—an expression that makes the greatest contribution to the evolutionary process humanity is now experiencing. The evolutionary effects not only apply to individuals and the planet, but also to all aspects of life, including businesses.
It was spring of 1987, just months before the Harmonic Convergence, when Suandra Newberry and her husband, Joseph, accepted the challenge of operating Visions & Dreams, a metaphysical store in Costa Mesa, California. Motivated by a commitment to support the evolution of consciousness, the Newberrys have offered all types of tools and the venue for learning via all pathways, be it Esoteric, Wiccan, Eastern, or New Thought. This has given them a front-row seat in the theater of evolutionary unfoldment that is taking place.
The Newberrys have ridden the wave of change over the years, paying close attention to the shifts in the communication industries and how information is being delivered. As humanity was slowly awakening and New Age became more mainstream, books became available through many different means. First, large chain stores began carrying the most popular authors, then Amazon came with lower prices. Now everything from books to spoken word, or music and videos, can be downloaded onto any number of devices.
Needless to say, the model of 'bookstore' has morphed, creating the need to continually adapt along the way. Twelve years ago, Suandra and Joseph created their own Y2K experience by relocating the shop. They left the more traditional retail area of Costa Mesa and moved up Newport Boulevard towards the fairgrounds to SeaCoast Village, a complex where Visions & Dreams is the only retail entity. The focus was on shifting from a retail store to that of a center with space for programs and an expanded staff of intuitive readers. At this location, there are trees and grass outside the windows, offering a lighter feel to the already uplifting ambiance of the shop.
As we move through these current times, the astrological patterns offer us a perspective or understanding of the energies influencing all of life. Our individual charts can provide insight into our personal processes and opportunities. Upon studying the chart for Visions & Dreams, it became apparent that once again it was time for a renewed expression—in fact, an entirely new approach.
Over the last few months, the shop has morphed into its next expression and a new level of service. Doors literally have been closed off and new doors opened. The store is now physically located in the space that was our classroom, Unit 3. There are new wood-like floors and golden walls filled with the items that will continue to be available as support to our patrons. Our focus is on being inspired by the desire to support the awakening of the true self and the aligning with the refined dimensional energies now present.
The original store space is transforming into the Now, a community gathering place. It turns out that what was once the shop now makes for a much grander event room. The vaulted ceilings and wood floors are perfect for any number of events—yoga classes, concerts, lectures, meditations, and discussion groups to start. The walls are perfect for displaying the artistic expressions from those in our community. There are plans for a big-screen TV to allow the community to gather and be a part of live streaming global events. This new facility can hold upwards of 100 people and more than a dozen massage tables.
The first programs being offered are: Insights for Conscious Living with Suandra and Vibe Night with Joseph on Tuesdays; Oneness Blessings on Wednesdays; yoga classes with Amber on Thursday mornings; and the MAST (Movement, Awareness, Space, and Time) program facilitated by Lorene in the evening. On the weekends you will find a variety of workshops and programs.
The first concert scheduled for the Now Gathering Place is a Crystal Bowl Vibrations Concert. Our friend and master of the crystal bowls, Elivia Melody, will bring her magnificent collection of bowls and gongs to take us into the finer frequencies available via the crystal kingdom. Elivia's bowls and the acoustics of the room will provide an evening to remember. There are many fun, informative, and exciting events being planned for the remainder of the year.
We are experiencing the effects of numerous planetary events that appear to be accelerating with each equinox and solstice. We are truly living through a rapid and massive alteration of life as we have known it. There is no one way to walk through this transformation. For certain, we are not meant to go through it alone. Connecting and communing with one another creates a sense of oneness and support. This is the motivation for the creation of the Now Gathering Place, another way for the Newberrys to support the evolution of consciousness.
There will be a gala open house on July 29 to officially introduce the Now Gathering Place. Visions & Dreams will have a Grand Trine in the sky to energize the birth of the Now Gathering Place. Meet the teachers, readers, and staff, and enjoy entertainment, food, and networking. To receive e-mail updates from Visions & Dreams, call 949.650.6929 and ask to be put on their list, or send an email to email@example.com. Visit http://www.visionsanddreamsonline.com/readers.html for more information.