You may think of this part of Tranquilo as The Appreciation Experiment. In most cases when there are services offered there is a set cost for them, even if the cost is stated as a donation of your choosing. Here you are encouraged to listen inside yourself and determine what appreciation you feel for what you’re receiving, and express that appreciation. Money is a fine way to express it, and you may find other ways too. Written notes, in this case probably emails or Facebook comments, are valuable too. You’re invited to dinner and you often take flowers or wine, those are lovely acts of appreciation. If you're not a cook and someone else in your household makes meals for you, maybe you are the dishwasher out of appreciation for them, and because you appreciate a pleasant and clean kitchen.
Tranquilo itself doesn’t accept money, there’s no bank account.
Most organizations are set up with expenses that need to be offset by income. Tranquilo’s few expenses are already covered by appreciation that’s being given, and services like design, writing, maintaining the website, social media etc., are given out of appreciation. There is no bank account for Tranquilo, no appreciation in the form of money is expressed directly, but if you feel appreciation please look around our community of the world and see what acts that empower others you might make, how you may be of loving service out of your appreciation. If you’re not familiar with ones that open your heart, we’re happy to suggest some.
Speakers at Not Church do it out of caring for the community of the world. Not Church is your opportunity to gather together each month, and in between there are weekly opportunities for spiritual exploration and expansion that have been given freely out of appreciation for years, and that continues in Monday Meditation, the Happiness Study Group, and the Norte Study Group, leading these groups can be seen as expressions of appreciation made to the community, and their leadership is an extremely valuable gift. The weekly Ongoing Community Enneagram Group was originally set up with a regular requested donation, and now there’s an open opportunity to express appreciation, usually it’s in the form of money, but much appreciation is expressed in group discussion also.
Some facilitators will welcome an expression of appreciation, and others will set an amount.
As Tranquilo expands and offers more and various opportunities for your inner exploration and expansion, some facilitators will welcome any expression of appreciation, and others will set an amount. There will be vendors of products and services that are businesses and they will have a traditional set cost. They have set a value and if you agree you’ll give that to them.
How much value would you like to receive?
Value is set by you. When you register for a course, for instance, if there’s an open appreciation, you might think to yourself, listen inside, for how much value you’d like to receive. You might express appreciation in the form of money and a written note with your intention for the value you will create for yourself through your heartfelt appreciation. Or you may choose to first see what experience you’re able to generate out of the opportunity and then make expressions of appreciation accordingly.
"What you appreciate appreciates.”
—Lynn Twist, The Soul of Money
"Some facilitators will welcome any expression of appreciation, and others will set an amount to embrace that energy as what it really is—the joy of expressing enthusiastic appreciation for consistently being blessed with an infinite flow of abundance that expands with every expression of it.”
—Arnold M Patent, Money