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.

Awakening the Divine Spark

Awakening the Divine Spark

Rev. Wendy speaks about co-creating a world in harmony and restoring the balance between the feminine and the masculine energies within each of us and within our culture and society.

Original Blessing-Not Original Sin

Original Blessing-Not Original Sin

One of the differences between Unity and mainstream Christianity is that Unity completely rejects the idea of original sin. Rev. Wendy talks about how original sin is about shame, helplessness and entrapment, while Unity’s teaching of original blessing is about connection, joy and personal responsibility.

Faith as BEING- Not BELIEF

Faith as BEING- Not BELIEF

This week Rev. Wendy continues her series "Reclaiming Jesus". This week Rev. Wendy talks about Faith as a way of being, a way of living, not just believing in a set of doctrines. Rev. Wendy speaks to the ideas of Radical Trust in God, Loyalty to one's relationship to God through prayer and our priorities as well as a way of seeing creation as gracious.

Jesus is the Assignment

Jesus is the Assignment

Rev. Wendy’s series—Reclaiming Jesus—continues this week. Rev. Wendy talks about the possibility of being a follower of Jesus and not necessarily a Christian. Rev. Wendy also discusses the difference between living a life based on the teachings of Jesus and a life worshiping Jesus.
 

Are You Looking Through the Window?

Are You Looking Through the Window?

Based loosely on the book "Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus" by Robin Meyers, Wendy will be examining Jesus through the eyes of Unity and New Thought.

The Law of Dharma

The Law of Dharma


As Rev. Wendy completes her series on Deepak Chopra's book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Rev. Wendy talks about, The Law of Dharma. Dharma is a Sanskrit word that reflects the idea of one's purpose in life. Rev.