Can you believe it is almost May already? Wow. Spring! New life everywhere! I can’t help but think at this time of year about the process all that life needs to go through in order to burst forth at this time of year. There is a dying of sorts: leaves turn colors and fall off, animals hibernate, we humans are sometimes guided to be still and quiet, to not DO so much but to give up some things in order to BE. Then things lie dormant for a while, then the light begins to shift, and things begin to change, and viola! New life!
To me, this is indeed a divine process. And I began to wonder about the things that have happened in life. Things in my life, things in the lives of my congregants. And I also began reading a new book, titled “It’s All God,” by Walter Starcke. And it began to occur to me that perhaps EVERYTHING is a divine process! Maybe even the things we judge as bad! And then to take it a step further, it began to occur to me that if it really is ALL GOD like we teach in Centers for Spiritual Living all over the world, then whatever process we are going through is God as well.
This presents a different perspective, shines a whole new light on things. What if you considered that everything that is happening in your life, and that has happened, is all part of a divine process? What if you looked at that process as a synonym for God? I would love to hear your thoughts!
This is a big subject, so we’re gonna tackle it this month. All the talks will be about the divine process. I hope you will join us on Sundays for meditation at 9:50 and service at 10:30!
And don’t forget, Taize Services begin this month, being held the last Thursday of April, on the 30th, at One Studio in Gardnerville. We will hold Taize Services the second Thursday of every month at the Center in Carson City. Both begin at 6 pm, both are being offered for a Love Offering. Maggie Wattle, RSvP will be presenting these and you are sure to experience joy and beauty and leave inspired!
Are you busier than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs?
Hi, this is Rev. Karen writing to you to tell you about a wonderful new workshop I’ve created called “Action and Contemplation: A Beautiful Partnership.”
I’m really excited about this workshop! Somewhere along the line I learned that contemplation allows for more action, and action creates space for more contemplation. It is a beautiful symbiotic relationship that has allowed me to experience life full on!
I quite frequently hear from people that they think I am very busy. Some think I am too busy! Would you believe it if I told you I was able to enjoy one hour of contemplation every day? It’s true!
Would you like to be able to do the same? If so, join me on Friday night, April 17, from 6-8 pm. For a cost of $25, you can learn:
Call me at 530-906-9336 for more information, or to sign up.