Welcome to Sunshine Awakenings
Sunshine Awakenings is a local non-profit we seasonally offer free hugs and facilitate public community art, music and juggling circles, meditation groups, community relief and donation based benefit concerts. In the colder season our energy shifts to the Superfeed Portland juicing for the homeless program and and coat and blanket donations.
We are a non denominational organization and we are free of any specific religious beliefs or doctrines. We are very open especially to others who share in the cause of loving and helping our fellow being regardless of the beliefs of volunteers or the people we help. We respect others’ beliefs and recognize there is wisdom to be derived from most all ancient spiritual traditions as well as modern quantum mechanics.
Sunshine Awakening’s main focus is promoting awareness about and contributing to the creation of a critical mass of people who are established in peaceful awareness and unity consciousness. We believe this will help bring about the quantum shift in the collective consciousness of our species that we believe is about to come to fruition. War-like societies such as this that are dominated by aggressive male energy are strongly associated with primarily left brain based thinking. Our art circle coordinator (soon to be plural) strongly believes in the importance of increasing right brained thinking in our society and thereby bringing balance into this equation. One beautiful and generative way we have found to contribute to this balancing is through the facilitation of free art circles held in public places where everyone is welcome to share their creative energy with the circle; be it through the sharing of art, music, juggling or other crafts.
Group meditations are another focus of our organization and have been scientifically proven to effect the brain chemistry of not only the participants but everyone in the immediate surrounding area. Specifically the effect is increased Serotonin levels. Meditation also directly lowers the body’s stress hormone levels such as adrenaline and cortisol which damage the immune system. Other measurable effects include elevated anti-aging/growth hormone levels, increased brain wave and heart wave coherency, allowing the precipitation of more efficient healing in every cell of the body.
We at Sunshine Awakenings also strongly advocate equality and understand that economic times have forced many of our brothers and sisters into situations of perceived hardship. We recognize that some aspects of societal structure that are still entrenched in old paradigms are less than accommodating to individuals in these circumstances. We are of the mind that sometimes people need to be given a chance and are willing to offer time and energy into efforts to support these members of our extended family. Therefor we offer supplies and foods to homeless as well as poor which is often donated from manufacturers and suppliers such as tarps, sleeping bags, camping mattresses, food, clothing, medical supplies etc.
Our Superfeed Portland program, which is now just over 2 years old, has either purchases or taken would be food waste from local food distributors and turned it into fresh vital nourishing juice for the homeless.
We also organize benefit shows featuring musicians and other performers who are willing to donate their talents and time to these causes. The music is generally selected based upon content and we particularly support those musical artists who have a positive message to spread. Our founder is one of these musicians and performs very conscious generative and evolutionary rap/hip-hop with quantum physics, deep spirituality and unity consciousness based subject matter.
To summarize we believe in equality and propagating the understanding that we are all one and all deserve to receive love and true knowledge of the universe as demonstrated by ancient spiritual teaching and modern science congruently. We find that we are in Dharma when sharing creative energy with out fellow human beings, nourishing one another and thus creating sacred space evolution and expansions. Thank you for taking the time to give your attention to this website.