Hello everyone! This is Rev. Karen writing to wish you a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR! The period between Christmas and New Year’s is a wonderful time to review, reassess and vision for what could be new for you in your life for the coming year.
I love this teaching, because it provides tools for us to do just that: review, reassess, release and vision. We don’t say it often around here, but I believe this teaching to be extremely mystical. Not religious. Not even spiritual. I think what we teach goes much deeper than that. Dictionary.com defines mysticism: “a doctrine of an immediate spiritual intuition of truths believed to transcend ordinary understanding, or of a direct, intimate union of the soul with God through contemplation.” Religion, also as defined in Dictionary.com, is: spirit
I think 2017 can be the time when we transcend ordinary understanding and begin to achieve a direct, intimate union of our souls with god. Have fun with the outside stuff, because it can be a lot of fun, but go deep this year. Go for mysticism, not religion, not even spirituality.
Here at CSL Carson City, we are once again joining many other Centers around the world in participating in #TheGlobalVision. Our over-all theme for the year is called Values Based Spiritual Living. Do you know what your values are? If you don’t, come join us and explore! If you do, do you base your life on your values? Do your decisions and choices match your values? If so, come join other like minded people! If not, come and find out how to live in integrity with yourself. It is a wonderful way to live.
In January we will begin with How to Live a Value Based Life, and I do hope you will join us every Sunday at 10 am for meditation, and 10:30 for the service. Also in January, we are offering a FREE (love offerings gratefully accepted) workshop, on Monday, January 2, at 2 PM. This workshop is designed to set you up to begin to live a values based life in 2017. Also in January, we are offering, in conjunction with several other Centers and ministers, an online class, Self Mastery. It’s a ten week class that you can take from the comfort of your home. And….we are also offering a face-to-face class beginning Tuesday, January 24, called The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Both are ten week classes. Contact me for more information and to register. And, last but not least, save the date! April 11-14 we are going on retreat to Death Valley!
Again, Happy New Year, and I hope to see you embody the mystical you in 2017!
PS: Last chance to experience the joy of giving with a tax deductible contribution to help us continue our work!
Can you believe it? 2017 is almost here! We have one more Sunday service on December 18, complete with Christmas potluck and white elephant gift exchange. We won’t be having service on Christmas Day, but I hope you will join us for a very special candlelit service on Christmas Eve at 6 pm.
Onward to 2017! Once again, we are joining many other Centers worldwide in speaking to a values based spiritual living theme all year long. I am so excited that once again our Center is a participant in this world wide effort! Here is a list of monthly topics and Sunday titles:
2017 Values Based Spiritual Living
“We stand together in a shared commitment and devotion to our spiritual principles, practices, and values.”
January – Spiritual Living
January 1 – Creating a Value-Based Life
January 8 – The Thing Itself
January 15- The Way It Works
January 22 – What It Does
January 29 – How To Use It
February – Spiritual Living as Diversity and Inclusivity
February 5 – To Be Human is to Embody Paradox
February 12 – God Comes Through the Wound
February 19 – Thin Slicing
February 26 – Active Listening
March – Spiritual Living through Education and Continuous Improvement
March 5 – Reachable & Teachable
March 12 – Webs and Boxes
March 19 – Being Vulnerable – Strength or Weakness?
March 26 – Aging as a Spiritual Practice
April – Spiritual Living through Transformation and Evolution
April 2 – 99 Years of Private Lessons
April 9 – The Science of the Absolute
April 16 – Easter – The Science of Christ
April 23 – Dealing with Conditions
April 30 – The Joy of Living
May – Spiritual Living through Creativity
May 7 – FLIP – Creative Confidence
May 14 – Mother’s Day – DARE – Fear to Courage
May 21 – SPARK – From Nothing To Insight
May 28 – LEAP – From Planning to Action
June – Accountability
June 4 – The Courage to Do the Right Thing
June 11 – Creating a Culture of Accountability
June 18 – Father’s Day – Fix It
June 25 – Aligning Your Values with Your Actions
July – Open Communication
July 2 – The Multi-cultural America
July 9 – From Racism to Gracism
July 16 – Prejudices and Sins
July 23 – Honoring our Differences
July 30 – The Art of Inclusion
August – Love, Compassion and Caring
August 6 – Compassion in Action
August 13 – Accepting What Is
August 20 – Kindness Toward Ourselves
August 27 – Being Kind in a Cruel World
September – Community Service
September 3 – Self-Absorbed – It’s All About ME!
September 10 – Your Life Isn’t For You.
September 17 – Choosing Where to Give
September 24 – You Can Change The World
October – Love as Safety
October 1 – We Belong to Each Other
October 8 – Undefended Love
October 15 – Fear of Intimacy
October 22 – The Perfect Relationship
October 29 – The Love that Lives Within
November – Financial Health and Prosperity
November 5 – Your Fortune Begins in Consciousness
November 12 – How To Reverse Financial Adversity
November 19 – The Grateful Heart
November 26 – Money is God in Action
December – Integrity
December 3 – Wandering Off Your Path
December 10 – A Life of Character
December 17 – A Life of Courage
December 24 – A Life of Truth
December 31 – New Beginnings
I hope you will make a commitment to your spiritual growth this coming year and join us!