A Message from the Co-Founders
Three times a year, dear friend of Tara, we avail of the opportunity offered by the publication of the Centre’s Brochure to share with you our hearts’ desire for the difference Tara can make to the quality of life enjoyed by those of you who choose to be part of the Centre’s life in one way or another.
As Co-Founders of the Centre, the most important consideration for us will always be to bring the focus back to the world view and associated values which inspire all aspects of life at the Centre and throughout the Company, a world view and values which determine its energy field & create its ethos.
The Vision Statement, printed in full on page 5 of this brochure, highlights the world view we aspire to live by and to support throughout the community namely, a Unity Consciousness or a lived awareness that Unity lies at the heart of all creation and that every aspect of creation finds its fulfilment and true purpose through being aware of and in giving expression to its connection to that one Source.
Stock phrases, peppered throughout Tara’s conversations, – be they verbal, printed or electronic, – seek to highlight this core purpose. Tara is described as “a timeless, sacred place, a Sanctuary for ALL”. The Centre seeks to be “… in the service of healing, peace and HOLISTIC well-being”. The Wisdom traditions of the ages and, today, many of the more enlightened, cutting-edge branches of scientific research together with the findings of seekers of spiritual connectedness, all point to the nature, of this universal source of consciousness as being unconditional, non-judgemental LOVE.
But what is love, you may ask? We are all well aware that the word love is constantly & universally used, day and daily throughout the world. We will also know that that same word has inevitably accumulated a host of often contradictory meanings & applications. In order to leave you in no doubt as to which of these meanings we have in mind, let us share with you some key lines from the “apostle” Paul’s 1st Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 13:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails….”
Or you may prefer a modern day description of true, unconditional, universal love in practice such as that offered by Pierre Pradervand in his truly inspirational book The Gentle Art of Blessing. (Some of you may have attended the weekend seminar offered here at Tara a number of years ago by Pierre?)
When we recently came across Pierre’s “Blessing for Commitment to a Win-Win World that Works for All”, the resonance with what we aspire to here at Tara was unmistakable. Let us share it with you and invite you to not only join the ranks of those, worldwide, who answer his call to extend a blessing to all by way of assisting with the creation of a “win-win world for all”, but also to extend that commitment to being in the world in that way ourselves.
“It’s becoming clearer every day that either we create a world that works for ALL,
animals and nature included, or it will soon work for no one, starting with us humans.
As citizens of the world – and we are, whether we know it or not, such citizens –
let this be one of our very top commitments.
We bless ourselves in clarifying our vision of a world that works for all
and in our deep commitment to making it come to pass.”
Making a commitment of the kind set out above provides an alternative to drowning in the sea of despair to which the abundance of negativity, confusion and uncertainty foisted on us by the media, day in day out, might lead us.
It reminds us that we have the capacity to choose to “light that tiny candle” of blessing to which Pierre, Paul and our Tara Centre Vision Statement all call us “rather than”, as the Chinese proverb puts it, “sit and curse the darkness”.
We trust that the rich and varied harvest of services so relevantly brought together by the CEO in this Autumn/Winter 2019 Brochure will provide some practical support on your heart-directed journey of unconditional, non-judgemental Love.
Beir bua ό’n mbeirt againn.