A Door To Everything Society is a group of women that came together just over two years ago, concerned about the addiction issues young people face with drugs and alcohol nowadays.
On the board of the Society, in the picture above from left to right, are Jayne De’Ath, me (Kathleen Willis), Linda Marshall, and Kim VanSickle with her dog, Beauty.
The more we meet as a circle (understand the false grids, the entrenched beliefs, and our core issues of sorrow, shame, anger and fear) and the more we forgive — physically and etherically forgive everything — this group’s sacred purpose emerges.
The Mother told me in April 2015, through a channeling with Linda Dillon, That She Forgives Everything. At that time I realized I was here to do the same, that we are each sparks of the Divine, with ability to forgive everything on this journey, past, present, and future.
About a year after countless (very enjoyable!) Society meetings discussing our own issues, in November 2017, we discovered John Volken Academy, a Dalai-Lama-endorsed therapeutic community for drug and alcohol recovery with a successful two year live-in life-skills program for young people ages 18-32.
As a Society, we had several tours of the facility, met with students and staff — were very excited to see that such an organized, basically free (except for a one-time entrance fee) Recovery Centre even existed! — and began considering if collaboration was possible.
About six months later, July 2018, board member and event planner, Linda Marshall, in collaboration with the A Door To Everything Society, opened West Coast Wishes, a small shop in West Vancouver, BC, to showcase and sell goods made by local artisans, and to spread the good news about the recovery results John Volken Academy is having with young people.
In October of this year, I began volunteering, teaching the women sewing, at John Volken Academy.
With much gratitude to Ingeborg from Bowen Island, the students have an industrial sewing machine to work on and have made goods from shoulder bags to therapeutic rice packs, even Christmas stockings for SOS Children’s Village.
As well as sewing, A Door To Everything Society, with West Coast Wishes and Sheer Bliss Hair Studio have hosted two “Spa Days” for the women of John Volken Academy, one in August and one in November, where hair is cut and styled and nails are cared for.
At the latest “Spa Day” the women also put together greenery to take back to decorate John Volken Academy, Christmas cheer with gratitude to Linda Marshall, West Coast Wishes.
As A Door To Everything Society,
we give enormous thanks to John Volken and staff,
to everyone above and below participating with us in this adventure,
and especially to the students:
“We are so proud of each of you and your recovery!”