In my personal “Hall of Fame” of people whose wisdom has blessed my life is Doris Jones. If that name sounds familiar to any of you here at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, it is because one of the rooms used by Licensed Practitioners to see clients is named in her honor.
When I first met Doris, she was already in her 80’s. With her beautiful silver upswept hair, lovely face, and impeccable fashion, Doris would have been a prime candidate for “Vogue Senior.” Doris became my Practitioner, providing spiritual guidance in my journey toward and into ministry, with all the personal transformation and spiritual deepening that journey required.
There is one particular piece of her sage spiritual guidance that helps me navigate my life and ministry to this day. I am a person who can be very cautious in making a decision. Doris helped me see that my caution was linked to a childhood-based fear of making a mistake—a wrong choice that would result in harm. What a relief when Doris reminded me that I, like you, am always safe in God. That at any decision point, Spirit is offering the opportunity for us to become a greater expression of It. And that is guaranteed—we will become a greater expression of Spirit. The question is simply: what quality of Spirit do I want to experience now?
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Sun. Aug. 2 - Morning Services at 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 am.
Sun. Aug. 2 - Nonviolent Communication, 1 pm, in Room 3
Wed. Aug. 5 - Yoga for You, 10 am, in Grinton Chapel
Wed. Aug. 5 - Silent Meditation, 6:30 pm, in Grinton Chapel
Wed. Aug. 5 - Evening Service, "Celebrating Our Wisdom Walk Together" and Induction of New Practitioners, Rev. Joyce Duffala, 7 pm, in the Sanctuary
Sat. Aug. 8 - Temple Maintenance, 9 am
Sat. Aug. 8 - Project Sleep Warm, 10 am, in Room 7 (upstairs)
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