Midweek Meditation

First Wednesday Healing Meditation

Ho’oponopono – the Hawaiian Prayer of Love & Forgiveness

Facilitated by Lida S. Martin, RScP

October 6, 6:30 pm, on ZOOM

On the surface many people have understood Ho’oponopono to be a mantra where one repeats four statements as a form of mental and spiritual cleaning.


Please join us for an evening diving deeper into the background and history of this amazing healing tool, what Ho’oponopono really means, how you can experience more freedom – physically, mentally, emotionally – and how this healing tool opens you to receive Spiritual Light and connect to the Divine.

Ho’oponopono can help restore harmony within your own being and with others. This process clears the mind and data or head stuff that stands between you and the Divine so that the Divine lives through you with awareness and Love. Forgiveness is one of the most transformative tools you have!

Please bring a mala for one of our experiences with this healing tool, if you have one.  We will also experience Ho’oponopono listening to a beautiful chant. Suggestions for journaling will be given.

Each of these statements is like a tuning fork that carries a different tone of purity to bring the chaos of the mind and emotions to stillness and calm – what the Hawaiians call malie (mah-lee-aye).

Come experience Ho’oponopono. I have been using it for almost 40 years and it has changed my life.

Any questions please contact Lida Martin at 805-890-2581 or email lidamartinloveslife@gmail.com.

To help support this ministry and future meditations, you may make an online donation at www.venturacsl.org/donate/  Thank you.


Second Wednesday
Kindness/Awakin’ Circle Meditation

October 13, 6:30 pm – Live via Zoom
Facilitated by Peter Frank, RScP

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Time: Oct 13, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Third Wednesday – Creative Arts

Meditative Drawing

facilitated by Lida S. Martin, RScP

October 20, 6:30 – 7:30 pm via Zoom

Meditation and Drawing? Yes. A wonderful way to combine two passions – meditation and creativity through art. 

This is an invitation to come to experience this simple process which is a fun way to develop mindfulness.

This exercise trains your attention and awareness, puts the mind in a calm and stable state and exercises your creative muscle.  We relax the mind and soothe anxiety.  This can also be a way to expand your journaling practice into a new area or you can create a beautiful drawing in an easy way.  Mindful drawing is an embodied practice – we bring ourselves (our mind and our body) to the present moment and get immersed in the act of drawing without doing anything else simultaneously.

We will be drawing or sketching the Tree of Life, an ancient symbol representing heaven and earth through the roots and branches.  You can sketch on plain paper, your art journal, watercolor or acrylic paper. I recommend a #2 pencil and gum eraser.  You can then go over the pencil lines with a Micron Pen or Sharpie or colored marker.

No art experience required.

Any questions please contact Lida Martin at 805-890-2581 or email  lidamartinloveslife@gmail.com.

To help support this ministry and future meditations, you may make an online donation at www.venturacsl.org/donate/  Thank you.

Fourth Wednesday

Open, Selfless Awareness

October 27, 6:30 pm via ZOOM

Facilitated by David Kerrigan

Under all the turmoil and chatter in the mind, there is open, selfless awareness, always available to access. Enjoy this opportunity to let go of preoccupations of every sort and trust in a knowing that is naturally, effortlessly spacious, kind, and peaceful.

To make an online donation to help support our continued weekly meditations services, visit www.venturacsl.org/donate/  Thank you!

Fifth Wednesday

Way of Council Listening Circle

December 29, 2021, 6:30 pm via ZOOM

A safe container – a provocative question – an opportunity to listen to the wisdom of your heart.

Way of Council – what is it?  Council is an age-old practice that involves bringing people together in a circle to bear witness and share authentically. By fostering attentive listening and authentic expression, participants agree to speak one-at-a-time, sharing their personal stories and experiences, rather than opinions, and listening non-judgmentally while others do the same.  This practice supports a deep sense of community and fosters recognition of a shared humanity and interconnectedness.

To make an online donation to help support our continued weekly meditations services, visit www.venturacsl.org/donate/  Thank you!

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