Join us this Sunday for our Weekly Gathering with Reverend Jay McCormick
Reverend Jay’s Topic will be:“Fearlessness is the Primary Characteristic of Mastery
In a spiritual sense, what does mastery mean to you? What does being fearless mean? We all must walk the pathway into our heart, the love and acceptance of what is right now in our life, our being, the very lessons that our unfolding journey is bringing to us. Why delay the inevitable and put off what can be walked into and through right now ? We have no power to change the lessons, only delay our progression through them. In our seeking of love we miss what is already inside, the very presence of God within us and every person, place, and thing. Walk to the middle, the center, the area where true security lies – within.
Reading – Part one, “The Way of the Heart” – Lesson 6 “The Primary Characteristic of Mastery” From the book: “The Way of Mastery”
Our Weekly gathering is held every Sunday morning at 10:15am ET in the Awakening Together Sanctuary. Join us after the Gathering for our Fellowship Hour, hosted by Ken and Rebecca Gibson.
Speaker Spotlight – Rev. Karen Worth – “My Experience with AHAM”
Please join us in the Awakening Together Sanctuary at 8pm ET – 5pm PT
Karen will talk about her experience with the Association of Happiness for All Mankind (AHAM) which is the training center teaching Sri Ramana Marshi Self Inquiry teachings. She will also talk about her experience with the personal retreat with a meeting with V. Ganeshan (Ramana’s grand nephew) , a 3 day retreat Awaken to Awareness, and the 8 day Intensive Self Inquiry Teaching.
Self Differentiated Living and Leading – 4-Week Mini-Series for the New Year with Martha Creek.
This 4-week training is open to anyone on a path of self-realization with an interest in developing awareness and skills in the following areas:
- Persons follow an inner compass. They are guided by their own clear and coherent beliefs, principles and life goals.
- Persons take responsibility for self. They are aware of their own feelings, and neither blame others for them nor require others to share those feelings. They ask themselves regularly “What can I learn from this situation?”
- Persons respond to anxiety. They anticipate and recognize heightened anxiety (due to change, loss, crisis, etc.) and accept periods of tension as they address issues and complete tasks.
- Persons are challenged. They allow persons to work through times of stress or pain. They tolerate the discomfort that can go along with the stresses and strains of both significant mission and individual growth.
- Persons respect boundaries. They recognize and respect where one person ends and another begins. Agreed upon roles, structures and procedures are respected. Individual thoughts and feelings are respected. There is little pressure to “Go Along” with the group.
- Persons stay in contact. They resist tendencies to distance or cut off from those with whom there is disagreement. They work together for a sufficient amount of time to maintain relationships.
We will also address some things to QUIT in the new year including:
1) Quit Being Afraid of What Others Think
Anchor your wholeness in the love of God/Creator. Quit relying on the approval and acknowledgment of others for your sense of self worth.
2) Quit Lying
Live truly free to unrelenting honesty with yourself, God and others. Quit pretending everything is fine, when it is not and change your life.
3) Quit Dying to the Wrong Things
Receive the many gifts god has provided for you that nurture and delight your soul. Quit dying to those things that bring you life.
4) Quit Denying Anger, Sadness and Fear
Embrace your God given humanity by paying attention to your “difficult” emotions and discerning how God wants to come to you through them. Quit ignoring feelings.
5) Quit Blaming
Take responsibility for your own life and happiness. Quit giving away your God given personal freedom and power.
6) Quit Overfunctioning
Don’t do for others what they could and should do for themselves. Quit trying to control people and situation.
7) Quit Faulty Thinking
Choose to live in reality and truth rather than with distorted thinking. Quit making assumptions that will leave you powerless and in unnecessary pain.
8) Quit Living Someone Else’s Life
Take up the challenge of living your God given, unique, unrepeatable, life and destiny.
About Martha Creek:
As a speaker, minister, leader, coach, consultant, facilitator, Martha Creek is often described as having a spirit of innocence, playfulness, compassion and generosity; all of which support her in being able to deliver a great deal of information in a profoundly simple, dynamic, personal, humorous, and attainable way.
The practices, exercises and experiences Martha offers invites participants to approach their inner work as an adventurer with a sense of curiosity and wonder. Being a master of the art of right questioning, Creek, in her workshops calls forth the most stubborn, self-defeating and embedded patterns in participants with an invitation to a new reality.
Martha is more interested in being present to those she is serving than in talking about what she has accomplished, and her accomplishments are enormous. They include: bachelor degrees in Accounting, Human Resources, and Organizational Management: a graduate degree from Emerson Theological Seminary. She has also attended; Hoffman Institute, Byron Katie International School, Healthy Congregations and Family Systems, Lombard Mennonite Peace Center Mediation Skills and Conflict Resolution program, Transcendental Meditation, Reiki, and more. In addition, Creek has served in a ministerial role in both Religious Science and Unity Churches.
Martha’s mission and vision is as concise and clear as she is — “Go within or go without”. Martha exemplifies Mother Teresa’s, “Do little things with great love” through her actions.
Pure and simple, an experience with Martha is an experience of love! For contact information, visit www.marthacreek.com.