August 2015 Theme – “A Bridge Across Time – Celebrating Where You’ve Been, Where You Are Now and Where You are Going”
[Ministers’ Note: Check the script for Talk 2 in advance because it involves a video and a brief skit. Also, check the script for Talk 5 well in advance as there are a few things you might want to create/purchase in preparation for it. See the end of the talk script for details.]
This month we will celebrate and commemorate our personal, individual spiritual growth and expansion by looking at where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going. This will be a powerful month for anyone who would like to see their past, present and/or future in a new way -- a way that supports and empowers their valuable past, their incredible now and their amazing future in and as God.
August Talk 1 – “Celebrating What Was and What Is”
Today, we will stand together in celebration and in gratitude of what was and of what now is in our lives. Be sure to be here for a deeply personal and empowering experience.
August Talk 2 – “Your Astonishing Light”
The Sufi poet Hafiz once wrote, “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the Astonishing Light of your own Being.” Today, we honor and celebrate the Astonishing Lights that we are.
August Talk 3 – “Present Moment Awareness”
To fully shine our Astonishing Lights and to fully experience the manifestation of our visions and dreams, we must live in the only place we can – that is, in the present moment. Yet often, we find ourselves projecting into the future and becoming dissatisfied with where we are today. Today we learn how present moment awareness is our greatest ally in creating where we want to go.
August Talk 4 – “Deepest Acceptance of This Day”
Expanding on our exploration last Sunday, today we experience the deepest acceptance of this moment of this day and find that this is where our deepest joy resides.
August Talk 5 -“Life: Your Extraordinary Experience”
Wherever you have been, life has brought you to this moment, which is the foundation as well as the springboard of your extraordinary life. Today, as we bring this month to a close, we take a final look at some extraordinary ideas.