The Five Principles of Luminous Community

Luminous Community is a fellowship of serious spiritual seekers held within the light of all who participate and All That Is.

Vulnerable sharing is the basis of this community. Vulnerable sharing occurs when one is willing to risk personal truth and step into the self-growth and self-expansion available within participation in the community. To support Luminous Community and move into vulnerable sharing, Cheryl asks that she and all who study with her affirm these five principles.

When Luminous Community moves within these five principles, the individual is safe in her or his journey and the community expands.

Within these five principles, there is love — the ability to give full attention to self and other without expectation, blame, fear or judgment.

In community, we are part of the whole just as we are.



Truth is the beginning and the focal point, like the center of a wheel.

Truth is also the essence of the flow.

What is my truth today, in this moment?



Intention is how you follow truth.

What do I decide in this moment of truth?

If this is my truth, what do I think or act or decide?



Vulnerability is the willingness to risk, to step into uncertainty.

In vulnerability, you are willing to risk your truth, to risk that personal change is necessary in this moment — not tomorrow — in this moment!

What do I let go in this moment to be in balance with my truth?



Integrity is alignment with truth.

Integrity is your willingness to show up as committed, to be responsible to self and to community with the agreements and commitments you make with self and Other.

Integrity risks missing the mark and showing up any way, willing to be responsible for the consequences.

What do I risk being in balance with my truth?



Joy is pure alignment with the love of your heart and openness to the amazing flow of this moment.

In community, we are not alone.

We are full to the brim with loving connection.

We are in community to experience and to claim enjoyment of being who we are and how we connect with community.

How does my truth connect me with my joy?


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