What GATE Means to Me


By Sonya Haramis, M.Ed.
Peace of the Dreamer

What GATE means to me – it opens my heart and expands my consciousness knowing there is a forum to tell my stories, to share my healing work and gifts.

Each one of us is a storyteller – what story are we telling ourselves and one another? What global story are we writing and viewing or ingesting every day?

GATE provides a threshold for us, the wisdom content providers. GATE can also be seen as a doorway to a temple, so perhaps we are creating a literal and virtual temple with GATE.

GATE is a type of mystery school, for it is a place of education and sharing of knowledge, and a place of alchemy and transformation. Often, knowledge is transmitted and experienced, not taught, and that is how it is with spiritual storytelling. The wisdom content is felt and experienced in the collective Heart.

To have collective-minded individuals set an intention of consciousness to lift people all over the world is a gift. So much of my writing has been in silence, written through so many struggles. Many times I have felt like giving up, yet there was always a moment, a person, a word, a guardian, who came to assist and encourage when I needed it most. GATE is such a guardian to me.

We are what we ingest and can become what we watch or focus on. If we ingest beauty, peace, compassion, love…this is what we will become and as we become these beings of beauty, our sphere of influence, our quantum field, will affect those around us in a positive, calming way. Alternatively, if we ingest and watch violence and degradation, we become anesthetized to it and begin to experience this as normal.

We are on a journey of evolution and transformation, made visible in the collective tapestry. We get to choose the threads – the colors, textures, emotions, etc. What will it be? What will it look like? Do we care? What will that tapestry look like if we abdicate the weaving to others and don’t care, or don’t take action?

GATE sets the tone and internationality for those of us to come out of our spiritual closets and share the love that has always been there. So this sets the intention for transformation. Sometimes transformation is simply realizing we are already OK and perfect, just the way we are, as Don Miguel said at GATE Hispana. Other times transformation happens because another has extended their hand to help another, and turns on the light of hope in an otherwise dark world. We can be that for one another, and GATE can be that for the world by transforming and uplifting the collective consciousness and planet through media.

We can transform the collective through meaningful, compassionate, and transformational media. If you doubt this, how do you think it is being transformed today? Isn’t it being led in some way or other…either positively or negatively? Consciousness is organic and responsive or receptive to us, so we need to honor and nurture it. If we clear the channels of communication to be open to it, what we receive will be different than what we receive when we are clouded or depressed and not paying attention to that still inner voice inside.

Love is the emotion that binds us together and makes us remember our commonality and Oneness with one another. Without love, there is nothing. Yet when love is broken, the collective tapestry of the world is broken. GATE can re-weave that tapestry, unite us both internally and individually and as a community. We are the shepherds of this life and of one another. We cannot manifest anything alone, nor can we truly dream alone, so please join us!

I hope you, my beloved reader, can feel the excitement and gratitude I feel towards John Raatz and GATE.

About John Raatz

Founder & Board Chairman of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment (GATE). GATE is an evolving membership community of creative, business and technical professionals in entertainment and the media, and others who realize the vital and expanding role the media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and who aspire to consciously transform that process for the benefit of all.
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