April 2017 Theme – “Easter Moments”
[Ministers’ Note: If you didn’t use last Easter’s NTST talk, just modify this description and some references in the talks to the term “Easter Moments” coined last Easter and make it a term to coin this Easter.]
Last Easter, we coined a new phrase here at [insert name of center]. Do you remember what it was? In case you don’t, it was “Easter Moments,” which are those moments when we consciously let something die that does not serve us so that we can be born anew into a spiritual awareness, a new consciousness and an expanded way of revealing the spiritual nature that is already ours. This month, which includes Easter, we will explore having Easter Moments in various areas of our lives and each week, we will engage in a specific and sacred activity to support that Moment.
April 2017, Talk 1 – “Who Do You Think You Are?”
[Ministers’ Note: There is a brief video to show during this talk. And, the ritual at the end requires some set up, which should be self explanatory as you review the instructions in the talk. For the ritual, have your practitioners/chaplains create affirmations of self worth and value and print them on cards with your centers’ name, address, web address, etc.]
Perhaps who you THINK you are has nothing to do with who you really are. Would you be willing to have an Easter Moment today and let some of those thoughts go so you can enter a space of Divine Connection you have perhaps never felt before? If you are willing, come take that journey with us today.
Palm Sunday, April 2017, Talk 2 – “The Road that Leads Home”
[Ministers’ Note: This talk is shorter than usual because it includes a Rose Blessing at the end. Instructors are in the talk.]
With the support of a moving and inspiring Rose Blessing Ceremony, today we let go of that which holds us back from coming home to love. We will use Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem on that Palm Sunday millennia ago not only as a profound example, but also as a profound teaching tool. Together, we will travel the road that leads us home to love.
Easter, April 2017, Talk 3 – “Life Springs Eternal”
[Ministers’ Note: Pre-order inspirational bracelets for the congregation from Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Fun-Express-Inspirational-Sayings-Bracelets/dp/B007XVXBOG; also have blank quarter sheets of paper available – 2 per person.]
This sacred and beautiful Easter morning with the Master Teacher Jesus as our guide, we will explore the spiritual concept that Life is eternal and that we can rest in the assurance that physical death is merely a passage into a new and grander life expression. Today, we will each have the opportunity to have an ultimate Easter Moment as we let die any fear of transition and fully and joyfully live in the Eternal Now.
April 2017, Talk 4 – “A Flow of Abundant Good”
[Ministers’ Note: The week’s ritual involves having each congregant write a prosperity note to someone else, so you will need to have enough greeting/note cards available for each attendee.]
The rubber often meets the road when we look at our financial status vis-à-vis our spiritual beliefs about abundance. We spiritually believe we live in an abundant universe and abundance is our spiritual birthright, yet we often struggle to make ends meet, let alone have an ongoing flow of abundant good to spend, to spare and to share. What Easter Moment would support you in living the Truth of your spiritual beliefs? Come have it today.
April 2017, Talk 5 – “You are Dynamic, Vibrant and Radiant Health”
[Ministers’ Note: For this week’s ritual, you will need “You are Beautiful” stickers from: https://you-are-beautiful.com/products/you-are-beautiful-stickers Order enough to give 2 to each congregant.]
Today we bring our month to a close by bringing an Easter Moment to our physical vitality and wellbeing. The Truth is we have a Pattern of Spiritual Perfection at the core of our Beingness; however, our physical experience does not always reflect that. After having a heart-to-heart conversation about this, we will each have an opportunity to release non-supportive beliefs or behaviors and be blessed in installing a powerful new one that supports dynamic, vibrant and radiant health.