Tuesday, August 8th was the last day of our 16-week course, On the Spiritual Path and The Nature of Effective Prayer. We actually took 19 weeks to complete due to the choir show and my personal schedule. We also grew the number of students attending the class during the weeks! We completed the course with a potluck celebration and presentations by the students of their insights during the course.
Three students had presented their projects in advance for various reasons but what we experienced as completion was magnificent, meaningful and fun. One student led us in a visualization practice. Another student brought a Reverie Harp as part of her project and strummed a bit for us. One explained the Science of Mind in terms of Enlightenment and another student created a huge mind map with inspiring pictures and words. Someone shared her personal inspiration from the Science of Mind textbook. And one student, who had just returned from a 6-week trip to England, Kenya and Egypt, showed amazing photos of her trip, including some close-ups of lions. She shared that the weather in Egypt was so hot that they could barely hear their guide. She started her presentation by stating that these were the places she had seen God. She also brought each of us a gift — necklaces for the women and head-wear for the men. I want to acknowledge Marge Hobbs for her generosity and each student for their creativity and confidence. I also would like to acknowledge the men in the class for being good sports.
|Seated: Paula Manos, Bonnie Charney, Marge Hobbs, Rev. Karyn Allen.
Standing: Aidan, Norm, Lee, Bob, Maureen Welch, Dr. Heather, Alejandro
|Aidan Greaney, Norm Charney, Lee Van Slyke, Bob Welch, Alejandro Beas
I love classes for so many reasons. I love to see the light of awareness go on as the students become awakened to their own magnificence. I love the connections we make with each other. I love the sharing and the personal insights.