Disconnection is the Root of All Violence

The beauty we see in nature is the same beauty we must know in ourselves and each other.Photo credit: Darin R. McClure I was really inspired by a story I read about a teacher’s response to the dreadful events at Columbine. This teacher recognized that “all violence begins with disconnection.” She knew that bigger problems…

Vow Renewal in San Clemente

Come renew your vows to each other. Photo credit: Juli Isola Photography For couples looking for a more meaningful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley is hosting a Vow Renewal on Sunday, February 9, at 3:30 p.m. officiated by Rev. Pattie Mercado. Cost for the ceremony is free with…

Vow Renewal in San Clemente

Come renew your vows to each other. Photo credit: Juli Isola Photography For couples looking for a more meaningful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley is hosting a Vow Renewal on Sunday, February 9, at 3:30 p.m. officiated by Rev. Pattie Mercado. Cost for the ceremony is free with…

Spirit is Unlimited

Diane King Vann, me and Jimmy Vann  On Sunday, our music director Diane King Vann, gave me the most amazing birthday present of a seven minute musical production of the Finale from  Les Miserables. Several weeks before my birthday, Diane asked me to make a list  of my favorite songs of all time for the…

Spirit is Unlimited

Diane King Vann, me and Jimmy Vann  On Sunday, our music director Diane King Vann, gave me the most amazing birthday present of a seven minute musical production of the Finale from  Les Miserables. Several weeks before my birthday, Diane asked me to make a list  of my favorite songs of all time for the…

The Action of Your Love Matters

This week the theme in the Commitment Experiment here at our center is The Action of Your Words is What Matters in Relationships. In contemplating this topic for the last few days I have been inspired to feel it out. By that I mean explore how this idea feels in my life, in my experience,…

The Action of Your Love Matters

This week the theme in the Commitment Experiment here at our center is The Action of Your Words is What Matters in Relationships. In contemplating this topic for the last few days I have been inspired to feel it out. By that I mean explore how this idea feels in my life, in my experience,…

ONCE UPON A LIFETIME

To my spiritual family… There is no closing door that can refuse Life nothing that can staunch Its movement. It has forever been a river whose origin is Divine and it flows inexorably back to that Ocean. Once upon a lifetime I believed I could hold each moment as an exquisite jewel, that the Universe was no…

ONCE UPON A LIFETIME

To my spiritual family… There is no closing door that can refuse Life nothing that can staunch Its movement. It has forever been a river whose origin is Divine and it flows inexorably back to that Ocean. Once upon a lifetime I believed I could hold each moment as an exquisite jewel, that the Universe was no…