The Wizard of Us: If I Only Had a Brain

The Wizard of Us: If I Only Had a Brain

Rev. Wendy continues to explore Jean Houston’s book, The Wizard of Us. This week, Rev. Wendy looks at the deeper wisdom of the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. Following the arc of the Scarecrow’s story, Rev. Wendy talks about the Scarecrow’s quest for a brain and how he creates his journey through Oz with Dorothy, toto and their other companions.

The Wizard of Us: The Yellow Brick Road

The Wizard of Us: The Yellow Brick Road

This week, Rev. Wendy begins a new series based on the book by Jean Houston, The Wizard of Us. Rev. Wendy looks at the hero’s journey as it relates to the Wizard of OZ, and more importantly, how we are all on our own hero’s journey. As part of this amazing introduction, Rev. Wendy takes a deeper look at the meanings of the phrase, “There’s no place like home."

Gibran: On Religion

Gibran: On Religion

This week, Rev. Wendy completes her series on Kahlil Gibran’s book, The Prophet. In this talk, Rev. Wendy looks at ideas of religion and spirituality through the lens of Gibran’s unique perspective. Rev. Wendy talks about taking action, and how we live our lives as a central experience of our own divinity.

Gibran: On Friendship

Gibran: On Friendship

This week Rev. Wendy continues her series based on Kahlil Gibran’s book, The Prophet. Rev. Wendy discusses the section, On Friendship, and goes into detail on why friendship is important and the pitfalls of dysfunctional independence.

Gibran: On Giving

Gibran: On Giving

 

Rev. Wendy begins a new series based on the book, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Rev. Wendy talks about giving: how we give of ourselves when we share our thoughts and feelings with each other, how we give of ourselves when we truly listen, and when we are truly present to other folks in their pain.

Rumi: Broken Wide Open

Rumi: Broken Wide Open

 

This week Rev. Wendy talks about the spiritual idea that having our heart broken can lead to powerful heart opening experiences. Rev. Wendy offers realistic ways for us to navigate through our own heartaches to reach a deepening of our soul.

Rumi: But the Greatest of These (Guest Speaker: Phil Dietz)

Rumi: But the Greatest of These (Guest Speaker: Phil Dietz)

In this talk in the Rumi series, Chaplain Phil Dietz speaks about love and finding the capacity and meaning of love between ourselves and others, even when we have very good reasons to love them or not to love and accept those parts of ourselves we have disavowed.

Rumi: Answering Your Call

Rumi: Answering Your Call

Rev. Wendy continues her series based on the poetry and wisdom of Rumi, the 13th century poet and Sufi mystic. This week, Rev. Wendy looks at the idea of answering our call. She talks about specific ways to cultivate a sense of what our passions and purpose are for our lives. Including ways to listen to the still small voice within all of us.
 

Rumi: Knowing How to Live

Rumi: Knowing How to Live

This week Rev. Wendy continues her series about Rumi. Rev. Wendy looks at how poetry reflects the idea that our life is the most important work of art we will every create, and provides concrete examples, from a number of sources including Rumi, of ways we can shift our perspective and change our lives.
 

Rumi: Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Rumi: Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Rev. Wendy begins a series based on Rumi. Most people have read poems by Rumi and many of us may not know about who Rumi was and the depth of his body of work. In this talk, Rev. Wendy introduces us to Rumi’s work, and helps us to experience who he was as a person.

Guest Speaker: Page Lauer

Guest Speaker: Page Lauer

Rev. Wendy hand-picked Page Lauer to speak for her while she is away on her international travels. This week, Page Lauer speaks about looking at our lives and experiences from a more expansive spirit-based perspective to move beyond the more narrow ego-based understanding of what is going on. Page gives concrete examples of how we can change ourselves and our lives to have a richer life experience.

Unhooking

Unhooking

Rev. Wendy finishes her series, Fearlessness in Difficult Times, based on the book, The places That Scare You, by Pema Chödrön. Today Rev. Wendy talks about how our moving towards consciousness is not just about compassion for others, but needs to include compassion for ourselves. Rev. Wendy also presents examples of ways we can unhook from our old patterns.
 

Bodhisattva Activity

Bodhisattva Activity

This week, Reverend Wendy continues to look at ways to explore our world from a spiritual perspective. Rev. Wendy includes practical ideas and suggestions to help us unpack what is blocking us from moving forward and how to more compassionately improve, not only our lives, but the lives of everyone in the entire world.

Meeting Laziness on the Path

Meeting Laziness on the Path

This week Rev. Wendy continues her series, Fearlessness in Difficult Times. Rev. Wendy explores Meeting Laziness on the Path. In this compelling talk, Rev. Wendy takes an authentic look at the things that we allow to get in the way of our spiritual development. The talk includes the quote, “In the Garden of gentle sanity, may you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness.”

The Vast Mind That Doesn't Narrow

The Vast Mind That Doesn't Narrow

As Rev. Wendy continues her series, Fearlessness In Difficult Times, she brings the idea of cultivating something referred to as the vast mind. In this talk, Rev. Wendy explains how we can change our entire relationship with the world and other people…how we can “flip the script."

Awakening Joy

Awakening Joy

This week Rev. Wendy continues her series based on the Pema Chödrön book, The Places That Scare You. Rev. Wendy talks about Awakening Joy in our lives. In this talk, Rev. Wendy presents four stages of cultivating joy in life, including learning to recognize and rejoice in our own good fortune.

Cultivating Lovingkindness and Compassion

Cultivating Lovingkindness and Compassion

This week Rev. Wendy continues her series, Fearlessness In Difficult Times. This series is based on the book, The Places That Scare You, by Pema Chödrön. This week, Rev. Wendy talks about cultivating lovingkindness and compassion, part of what is discussed is that cultivating lovingkindness sometimes has to include feeling the fear beneath our anger and defensiveness.

The Awakened Heart

The Awakened Heart

This week, Rev. Wendy begins a new series, Fearlessness In Difficult Times. Rev. Wendy discusses the fact that life is sometimes hard and painful, and that we have important choices about how we respond to not let hard lessons harden our heart.