No Reservations is much more than a social group, we are space, both virtual and physical, where those who have felt the spiritual pull of our collective human consciousness can ask questions and find moments of authentic connections with others who also feel that sense of wonder. Humanity today, more than at any other time in our short existence, has the chance to evolve our minds and our souls towards the divinity that exists inside us all. It is a divinity that has been felt by countless people throughout time that stood in the face of adversity, looked at the realities of their world, and dared to imagine a world where “justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5: 24) People who heard that still speaking voice calling out in the wilderness, telling them to turn towards peace and believe that one day the nations of this world “shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” (Isaiah 2: 4) And it is this divinity that we believe is still pulling at the soul of humanity to liberate ourselves from the pull of mother Earth and reach out towards life out into the Universe.
Our technological prowess has exceeded our ability to understand and truly connect with one another. And the 20th-century proved to be one of the bloodiest century’s for humanity, for we stopped listening to one another, and allowed the worst part of the human condition to take hold of the advancements that the best of our humanity was developing using science and knowledge in an attempt to understand the Universe itself. But yet, in the face of so much violence, of so much destruction, genocides, and the ability to wipe whole cities off the map– we also had great moments of collective awakenings that dared to have dreams, stand against imperialist oppression, face the water hoses of evil, dedicate their lives to the poor, and created theologies of liberation that imagined a break in human history. No Reservations seeks to nurture that pull towards the Self to discover the truth of our True Self and begin to evolve away from our self-destructive loops. We aim to evolve and work towards the betterment of all humanity by awakening Christ in us, and as we journey outward, become transfigured beings attuned to the very nature of the Universe.