|Upstate NY IANDS (UNYI)||
Please note: Many of our participants have sensitivity to strong fragrances. Please avoid using anything strong smelling, no matter how lovely, when attending our meetings. Thank you.
The UPSTATE NY IANDS mission is to respond to needs for information and support concerning near-death and similar experiences.
We are a Local Discussion/Interest not-for-profit group that is open to the public. These meetings includes both experiencers and non-experiencers, and are open to everyone. In these meetings we may invite Authors and speakers, or show movies, so we may bring in interesting and fascinating accounts of near-death experiences and other spiritually transformative experiences into our area. These meetings are for a broad range of people and appeal to anyone who is comfortable in a “learning” atmosphere.
We meet five times a year, on the second Friday of March, May, July, September, and November. Generally we meet at the North Syracuse Community Center, at 700 South Bay Rd, in North Syracuse, unless otherwise noted.
The dates and speakers for 2018 are:
March 9 - Vincent Genna
May 18 - P.M.H. Atwater
July 13 - Mary Neal
September 14 - Robert Kopecky
November 9 - TBA
Doors open at 6, the meeting itself will begin at 6:30. Unless otherwise specified we ask a donation of $5, at the door. We have an email list for our e-newsletter. If you are not on the list, please sign up at the next meeting.
Thank you one and all who attended and joined in the Holiday Auction on the 10th! It was a great event and we raised enough funds to support one of our speakers in 2018. We could not have done it without you - Blessings! And, Happy New Year!
Our next meeting will be March 9th, 2018. Our speaker will be Vincent Genna. Vincent has had several STEs and he is going to talk about those experiences with us.
Our regular meeting location is:
North Syracuse Community Center
700 South Bay Rd
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Doors open at 6:00PM.
Our Presentation begins at 6:30PM.
What are STEs?
Spiritually Transformative Experiences or STEs, are events that affect us in a very real and spiritual ways. We’ve all had such experiences, big ones like an NDE or an encounter experience, or even an after death communication, or small ones like lucid dreams or prophetic, a past life regression, or a hunch that comes true. There are many types of such experiences which serve are catalysts for spiritual transformation and awakening. They often bring change our perspective of ourselves, our connection to each other, and to the Universe.
Such experiences can happen at any time, to anyone, under any circumstances. Some of these experiences are big and obvious, like a thunderstorm or even tornado. Others are small and subtle, more like a soft summer rain. What is important about them is that we listen to them, because it is often through these kinds of experiences we awaken to who we truly are, we remember our divinity. They touch us in personal and significant ways that cannot be easily measured or dismissed, because they catalyze the realization of our higher human potential.
While some of these STEs are easy or amazing, sometimes they are harsh and painful. It is easier to integrate these experiences through sharing them, telling our stories and understanding the patterns of such experiences, in order to better understand why they happened to us in the first place.