Our new Center is being designed and built on the standards of The Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built environment. It uses the metaphor of a flower because the ideal built environment should function as cleanly and efficiently as a flower. There are “petals” that guide the design, building, and furnishing of a building to make it a living structure. Each structure in our life, like a human being, grows out of an organic foundation of nature. Wise designers and builders have committed themselves to try to factor in as many of these “petals” into their designs as possible. Of course, that is not an easy proposition since every city and municipality has its own laws and regulations. However, our team at Orcutt & Winslow are doing as much as they can to invigorate as many petals as possible into our new Center.
We can help!
As we move through our building process, we can energize the Center and our commitment to these living principles by focusing on one principle every month.
These will energize the building blocks of the building.
September and October will be Beauty months.
We can link energetically together in Beauty, link to the Principle of Beauty in the Higher Worlds, and maximize Beauty in our lives as much as possible during these two months. As we maximize Beauty in our lives, the design and building will be energized and the building will be beautiful in its appearance and function. Here are some suggestions on how you can be part of the building blocks of the TSG Center for Spiritual Development:
- Commit to Beauty in September and October and find the best ways you can maximize beauty in all forms in your life. For example, make yourself more beautiful, organize your home and your office. Dress to express beauty. Speak beautifully. Write beautiful words in beautiful cards to friends and family. Send your psychic energy to anyone through writings, your voice, and your choice of words.
- Every morning, be sure to say the simple prayer to Beauty and visualize the TSG Center as you do so:
*O Giver of Light, the Cosmic Beauty,
permeate my whole nature with Thy rays.
Kindle the flame on the altar of my temple,
so that I may live as a beam of light,
until the sunset of the day...of my life.
As you recite this prayer, think of hundreds of others saying it with you and energize the TSG land with the power of Beauty.
3. Send a Beauty Donation to TSG in any amount. Make this your contribution to the principle of Beauty for the TSG Center.
In taking these three simple steps, we energize the Principle of Beauty in our life, link it to the Center, and imbue our donation for the building to be filled with Beauty.
These simple steps will help us build and sustain a spiritual Center on the Seven Principles, starting with Beauty.
*Prayer from Torkom Saraydarian’s