Empowerment: Rev. Jyoti DeVernie

Greetings Beloveds!  I am delighted that we are finished with the cold nights and I’ve finally been able to get my flowers and veggies planted.  It gives me such joy to pick the colors and shapes and flavors and be reminded of the amazing diversity and beauty of the divine. I also see the beauty of the divine on Sunday mornings when I look out on all your faces and feel your shining light. Being your Senior Minister is such an honor!

Thanks to all who made the potluck at our house so nutritious and delicious and fun.  What a pleasure it always is to have you in our home!  And thanks to all who helped transport tables and chairs since our cars are so small. For any who haven’t stayed for potlucks recently, know that they just keep getting better and better.  Speaking of better and better, haven’t you just loved the guest musicians our Music Director Karen has been bringing in?  Wow, such amazing energy – and I love how much our congregation loves to sing.

You’ll be seeing some new art around the Center to delight and inspire you.  If you’d like to sponsor our new ‘Love Lives Here’ art for the front of the sanctuary, just let me or Rev. Lea know, OK?  New art, new classes, new faces, new ways to connect: so many opportunities here at CSL Boulder Valley.  Lea’s popular meditation class is starting this month and the ‘Art From the Heart’ workshop will be fun and inspiring.  Space is limited, though, so see the sign-up info elsewhere in the newsletter.  Kimberly will be with us on Sunday morning June 9th to tell us more about her workshop and to answer any questions.

In June we get to celebrate Father’s Day and honor those who have filled the role of ‘Dad’ in our life, whether or not it’s our biological father.  June is also Gay Pride month and makes me appreciate that our teaching and our organization, Centers for Spiritual Living, is open and welcoming to all people, regardless of sexual orientation, religion, gender, and all other categories.  We are One People – all of us on the planet. Our theme for June is ‘Empowerment’.  It’s a great opportunity to look at what inspires us and how we can inspire others. I’ll be talking about empowering your heart in order to live a more satisfying and magnificent life, and how serving from your heart in your own unique way contributes to that magnificence.

In June, I’ll be in the office on Thursday afternoons (June 6th, 13th, and 27th) from 2:30-5:30, as usual. Mary and I will be out of town on the 20th so I won’t be in the office that afternoon.  I’m also delighted to be in the office at other times by appointment. Feel free to call if you’d like to come in to chat or to pray, or if you have suggestions you’d like to share.  Practitioner Kelly Robbins is in the office on Wednesday mornings, so call her if you’d like to meet with her.  I look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings and at our inspiring and fun events!

Journey joyfully, knowing that you are blessed, and you ARE a blessing.  May your life and your gardens bloom beautifully and productively!