Your Spiritual Journey: A New Kind of Trust

Your Spiritual Journey: A New Kind of Trust

Rev. Wendy begins a new series, Your Spiritual Journey. This series is a look at the Christmas story, metaphysically and mystically. This week's talk, A New Kind of Trust, focuses on Mary, Joseph, and the birth of Jesus. It shows a map and template of our spiritual journey awakening.

Post Thanksgiving World

Post Thanksgiving World

This week, The Unity Center’s Chaplin, Phil Dietz, discusses gratitude. Phil looks at the fact that gratitude is not necessarily easy and offers spirit-based suggestions for increasing our connection to the divine.

The Wizard of Us: The Wizard is YOU!

The Wizard of Us: The Wizard is YOU!

Rev. Wendy completes her series based on the book, The Wizard of Us by Jean Houston. In this talk, Rev. Wendy encourages us to find our essential wave or stream and to flow with it. She stresses the importance of moving forward toward something rather than away from something.

The Wizard of Us: When Monkey's Swoop In

The Wizard of Us: When Monkey's Swoop In

A lot of us carry memories of the flying monkeys from the film, The Wizard of Oz. This week’s talk—When Flying Monkeys Swoop In—is based on the book, The Wizard of Us. Rev. Wendy looks at various at the story from the perspective of our personal empowerment, remembering that all of the characters in the story represent us as we actively co-create the adventure of our lives.

The Wizard of Us: The Danger Zone

The Wizard of Us: The Danger Zone

This week, Rev. Wendy takes us through, The Danger Zone, as she continues her series on Jean Houston’s book, The Wizard of Us. Rev. Wendy explores the danger of getting off of our path and being drawn into sleep along with ways to avoid these dangers

The Wizard of Us: Courage to Be

The Wizard of Us: Courage to Be

This week, Rev. Wendy continues her series on Jean Houston’s book, The Wizard of Us. Rev. Wendy is focuses on the idea of courage, not just personified by the Cowardly Lion, but each of the companions as they seek what they feel they are missing.

The Wizard of Us: Heart of the Matter

The Wizard of Us: Heart of the Matter

 

This week, Rev. Wendy continues her series based on Jean Houston's book, The Wizard of Us. Rev. Wendy discusses the Tin Man's role in our Universal awakening.

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.