» Blog Archives

What is a Silent Retreat?

A Silent Retreat is a opportunity to decompress and experience calm, peace and being centered.  It is usually 1-5 days where one is quiet and disconnected from technology (cell, computer, pads, etc.) Our lives are so full of activities, noise, busy-ness and stress. It is hard to take time for ourselves with the demands of our …

Read the Rest »

Silence Part III

February 12, 2014 1,021 Comments
IMG_0195

Erik Walker Wikstrom in Simply Pray says “If you long to connect with the Sacred, if you desire to live a life that is more in touch with the Holy, stop listening for something and start simply listening…build your theology around the experience, rather than the other way around.” What Erik is telling us is by having …

Read the Rest »

Silence – Part II

February 5, 2014 553 Comments
560 - Sedona,AZ 040

Barbara Mencer  of Business Breakthroughs says “Silence creates space … space to breathe, relax, and get centered amid all the chatter and rushing about … space for ideas to germinate … space for those who are quiet to speak … space for listeners to truly grasp what they’re hearing and appreciate it fully … space to receive knowledge and consider …

Read the Rest »

What is a Spiritual Practice?

October 22, 2013 703 Comments
meditation-692

  What is a spiritual practice?  First,  a spiritual practice is about bringing spirituality into your daily life.  Scott Alexander (UU minister in Vero Beach, CA) edited a book called Everyday Spirituality.  In the book various people shared how they bring their spirituality into their daily lives.   Scott himself considers his daily run a spiritual …

Read the Rest »

Why Spirituality?

October 3, 2013 688 Comments
m31_gendler_Nmosaic1- Universe

Why would you want to connect to spirit? What would the value of being aligned with spirit?  First I think it is about being centered.  When we are connected with spirit we feel centered and balanced. Feeling balanced gives us perspective.  We can appreciate the bigger picture.  We know that there are forces beyond the …

Read the Rest »

Spirituality and religion

July 16, 2013 714 Comments
anichurch

Traditionally,  religion and spirituality were synonymous.  We went to church, believed the doctrines and participated in the rites and rituals.   The intention of the services and traditions was to provide ways for us to connect with God and  feel our spiritual natures.   The ideal of religion is good but I believe its implementation …

Read the Rest »

Appreciating the Beauty in our Lives

540 - Coastal Highway 012

Do you appreciate the beauty in your life?  Or are you so busy doing that you forget to “stop and smell the roses”?  How often do you take the time to recognize and value the beauty in the world?  I walk my dog first in the morning every day. Some days I get back from the walk …

Read the Rest »

Abundance

April 26, 2013 1,272 Comments
105 - Smoky Mountains(Mingo Falls)

What is Abundance?   Usually when we think about abundance we are thinking about how much money or wealth we have.  But, abundance is so much more.  It is about having satisfying relationships,  successful careers, health, happiness, freedom….everthing that makes up our lives.  It is about how you feel about your life.  Do you feel abundant or lack?  It is Interesting to …

Read the Rest »

Is the Universe a friendly place?

March 29, 2013 1,563 Comments
m31_gendler_Nmosaic1- Universe

Albert Einstein  said “The most important question a person can ask is, “Is the Universe a friendly place?” I saw this quote in an article last week and since that time have been thinking about the implications. If you believe that the universe is unfriendly then your mindset will lead you to be defensive, fearful …

Read the Rest »

Wholeness

March 15, 2013 933 Comments
Meditation Space for Your Journey

“Wholeness is the embrace of ourselves just as we are, with nothing added or subtracted.”  This quote is from Jesse Jennings, founding minister of Creative Life Spiritual Center in Houston from an article titled,  The Trip to Wholeness: What to Pack, What to Expect. When I read it I was struck with the power of this …

Read the Rest »