What a couple of months we’ve had! My head is still spinning and my heart is still aching from the double-wide void in my life left by Jyoti and Mary’s retirement and move. And yet, life goes on and so must we. I am very excited for the future of CSLBV. We are exceedingly blessed to…

Hello Beloved Community, I just finished my 5th week on the job as the Senior Minister. As I said on Sunday, this is truly the best job I’ve ever had in my life. I feel incredibly blessed to be in this role and to be serving CSL Boulder Valley. I’m also very aware that many…

Our theme for the month is “A World that Works for Everyone”. At first this seems like a lofty goal, out of reach for me as an individual. How can I make a difference? I have to remind myself of those times when just showing up and being who I am has made a difference….

Dear Ones: This month’s theme is: “A World that Works for Everyone,” which is part of the global vision for Centers for Spiritual Living: “We envision a world that works for everyone and for all of creation.” What a beautiful statement. It makes me proud to be a part of an organization that supports all…

Bittersweet. Please join the party this Friday to celebrate Reverend Jyoti’s retirement! She and her wife Mary are moving to Grand Junction and we will certainly miss them both. It’s so hard to say goodbye to these two amazing humans who give so much and ask for so little in return. At the same time,…

Sunshine through Autumn Leaves

Change. It’s going to happen whether we like it or not. Our bodies change. The people we love change. Our lives are comprised of births and deaths. Successes and failures. Ups and downs. Change is a part of life. Oftentimes when we think of change we default to something difficult that we didn’t choose. Such…

Change, change, change!  As I write my last newsletter column, Mary and I are on the road to Grand Junction in a U-Haul van with the first load of stuff for our new home.  We’ll just be there for a few days this time – to arrange for painting and new flooring and countertops so…

I have noticed that change is in the air. My dentist of 20 years has decided to retire right in the middle of another dental crisis for my mouth.  My favorite knitting magazine is no longer being published.  Plastic straws are being withdrawn from our culture for the sake of the environment.  I want to stamp…

Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude is an attitude. It is a choice. We often hear about gratitude and why it’s important to living a happy life. It’s easy for gratitude to be thought of as a cliche, an overused idea, and…

Hello lovely beings, This month’s theme is Gratitude and there is so much to be grateful for! I’m incredibly grateful to have been guided to this amazing community three and a half years ago. I was a Practitioner at Mile Hi at the time and I had just completed my first year in ministerial school…

Last month, Reverend Jyoti DeVernie announced her upcoming retirement, effective September 22. We embrace Jyoti in her divine guidance that this is the exact right time for her and wife Mary (‘Sacred Spouse’, as we say) to embark on their next chapter! Jyoti has made great strides in her ministry, as our spiritual leader and…

As the Ford Explorer in front of us came to a screeching halt, the driver slammed on their brakes bringing us all to a standstill. There were no cars ahead of them for at least 10 car lengths. I questioned what I could not see that had caused us to stop so suddenly. Then, I…

Greetings, Summertime is here and growth is happening – in our gardens and here at Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley. Our theme this month is Creativity and I love the affirmation shared by Rev. Raymont Anderson from CSL Greater Baltimore: “I create the story of my life with every thought I think and every…

Society often defines Empowerment as: “authority or power given to someone to do something”. This suggests that a person becomes empowered by something outside of themselves, that it is something given to them by another person. We often hear about being empowered by our job or by a crowd that is listening to a speaker….

Love Lives Here, – it’s our tagline and so it does! No one that has ever attended a Sunday service could say they did not feel the excitement, the joy, the love, the peace that is generated at our Center. The unconditional love that is expressed and felt in this community is special and I…

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…