Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
May 03 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
May 10 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
May 17 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
May 24 Rev. Pam
May 31 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
The “V” Word – Vulnerability
Have you ever considered how being over-serious closes the window of our minds and armors our hearts? Light and laughter cannot enter and lift our spirits, and that’s where vulnerability steps in to soften and open us, to allow us to laugh at our all-caught-up-ness in the “monolithic me” that takes itself and life far too seriously.
Vulnerability melts our frozen frown of seriousness, bringing the warmth of laughter into our hearts, into our prayers. Sometimes just laughing at our fears is a treatment in itself because by it we are telling ourselves the truth that there is no moment, no nanosecond when we are not upheld by Universal Principle. Our divine inheritance of innate joy is never revoked, but through our own over-seriousness we deny this birthright until once again we can make ourselves vulnerable, open and receptive.
And that’s why this month’s theme is “The V Word,” so read below and get ready to thaw yourself out of the ice-olation of seriousness and enter the kingdom of Spirit’s warmth and cosmic laughter.
With joy, love and light,
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
May 03 Vulnerability Is Power – Rev. John McLean, Guest Speaker
Using affirmations and prayer to bypass our challenges can be so subtle that we aren’t even aware we’re doing it! But when we stop and pause long enough to realize that we’re shielding ourselves from the vulnerability of our feelings and emotions, we open the window of our hearts to genuine self-compassion and insight into the next step in our evolutionary process. Standing in the vulnerability of no longer struggling against ourselves or what is around us is authentic spiritual power.
This Sunday our community is honored to have Rev. John McLean, the “Prime Minister” at the Center for Spiritual Living, Los Angeles, as our guest speaker. I have every confidence that you will find, as I have, that he is dedicated to remaining centered in his fabulousness and strongly encourages us all to do the same! Oh, and did I mention he has an equally outrageous sense of humor?
May 10 Vulnerability Is Availability (Mother’s Day) – Rev. Pam
“Ouch!” the ego says, when something doesn’t go its way. “Ha-ha-ahhhh,” vulnerability says as we release ego’s stronghold and let our soul-joy come through. Our social conditioning prepares us to cover our backside, but where is the growth or aliveness in such an approach? Vulnerability gives us the availability to the full spectrum of life, love, and laughter.
May 17 Vulnerability Is Transparency – Rev. Pam
When we consider the lives of the mystics, had they not made themselves utterly vulnerable to become one with Spirit, there would be no spiritual rebels or ecstatic poetry to quicken our own yearnings, to make our soul hunger self-transparency and launch us on our own unique spiritual journey to oneness with Pure Spirit.
May 24 Vulnerability Is Authenticity – Rev. Pam
Vulnerability is the willingness to be seen just as we are, without making a portfolio presentation of ourselves so that we appear to have it altogether and be “spiritually correct.” Raw, unedited, free from the embarrassment of being seen and known, this is how we reclaim our innocence and “be ye as little children.” Vulnerability will do that for us.
May 31 Vulnerability Is Victory – Rev. Pam
Armoring ourselves against vulnerability simultaneously armors us against experiencing the true meaning of success, which is victory over false belief in lack, limitation, fear, doubt, and worry. We cannot be vulnerable and at the same time play it safe by the world’s standards. So why not put an end to limitation and step into authentic victory?
1. OPENING SONG & INTRO – Congregation
2. ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPENING TREATMENT
3. RESPONSE SONG – Congregation
My eyes are open, now I see, fullness of Truth revealed to me. My heart now holds the wonderful key, that opened my mind and set me free. Joyously now Love works for me, ready my God, my good to be. My eyes are open, now I see Spirit Divine!
4. MUSIC – The AwSOM Band
5. COMMUNITY SONG – Congregation
6. GUEST RECOGNITION – Rev PAM & Congregation
Whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever brought you through our doors today, welcome home. We’ve been waiting for you.
7. PEACE AFFIRMATION – Rev PAM & Congregation
“I believe in the power of the presence of God, working through me, the governments and peoples of the world, awakening our minds and hearts to bring forth Peace and make perfect our understanding.”
8. THE MESSAGE – Rev PAM
9. PROSPERITY AFFIRMATION & OFFERTORY – Rev PAM & Congregation
“Divine Love consecrates my gift. It goes forth to heal, to prosper, to support and to bless. It is evidence of my Absolute Conviction that God is the Source and Substance of my supply. I joyfully release my gift knowing that it returns to me multiplied abundantly.” And so it is!
10. MUSIC – The AwSOM Band
11. CLOSING TREATMENT – Rev PAM
12. PEACE SONG – Congregation
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With Love as the Power, United all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me and this is the moment now. With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow; to take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.