|“When they lose their awe people turn to religion”|
We have been working with the Tao te Ching and Byron Kattie’s book A thousand names for joy.
To be in awe, for me, is another name for joy. Awe is knowing we are lived. The Tao says: “The Master steps back so that people won’t be confused. He teaches without a teaching so that people will have nothing to learn.”
Awe surfaces when you least expect. It arises when we listen, notice, appreciate and allow what is to be.
I was having a conversation this morning with a friend. We were sharing what it looks like to be prayed up, to create a sacred space where the Kingdom of Heaven is realized in our midst.
We came up with idea of bubbles.
I am reminded of the many times I have blown bubbles with my children and grandchildren, and the way we loved to see the beautiful, colorful, delicate essence of bubble join with another bubble and the two become one big bubble.
When we join our hearts and minds together in relationship with one another, our consciousness expands and we realize what Jesus meant when he said: “The Kingdom of Heaven is amongst us.”
An awareness of our spiritual essence brings us peace, joy and awe; As our hyper vigilant mind quiets, a spiritual teaching is caught.
We realize: When we are at ease, with ourselves and with one another, we are in the midst of the Tao or Heaven.
|Blessings, Rev Janice|
Kidding Around Yoga with Anita Saturday August 23, 10 – 12
Children live in a fast-paced world. Pressures from school, extra-curricular activities, their peers, parents and society can wear down a child’s inner peace. Join us and see how children and adults can benefit from a morning of yoga, an arts and crafts project, and meditation. Parents are welcome to join with their kids or relax in our meditation room.
The benefits of Yoga include:
Sunday August 24 at 12:30
Enjoy an entertaining afternoon of original and contemporary favorites from this singer/song writer/recording artist.
Steve is a versatile musician whose talent spans many genres, including contemporary ballads, rock-n-roll, country classics and his original compositions.
Love offerings appreciated.
Sunday August 24