Midweek Meditation

First Wednesday Healing Meditation

SPECIAL EVENT – Making No-Sew Blankets

Facilitated by Lida Martin & Gayle Matthews, RScP’s

December 1, 6:30 pm, on ZOOM

As an act of kindness, we have set a date for making fleece no sew blankets for our brothers and sisters who come to our door asking for blankets to keep warm.  The blankets are precut – all we have to do is cut out each corner, cut 1 inch strips along all the edges and tie the knots. We have brown, blue, green and purple fleece.  If you have good scissors, please bring them.

Come and join us in this community building activity!  We are requesting those who come to make these blankets please wear a mask regardless of whether or not you are vaccinated. Thank you.

In lieu of meeting in person, if you would prefer purchasing fleece blankets from Amazon or Big Lots or another store, we welcome any donations of small blankets.  Please bring then to church on Sunday or make arrangements with the office to drop them off. 

Any questions please contact Lida Martin at 805-258-6248 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

November 10, 6:30 pm – Live via Zoom
Facilitated by Peter Frank, RScP

To access the readings referenced during this meditation, click here.

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Third Wednesday – Creative Arts

Meditative Drawing

facilitated by Lida S. Martin, RScP

November 17, 6:30 – 7:30 pm via Zoom

We are continuing our exploration of Meditative Drawing – no art experience necessary! 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 Mandalas, an ancient symbol representing wholeness. 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 and color it in.

The re-introduction of mandalas into modern Western thought is largely credited to psychologist Carl Jung. In his exploration of the unconscious through art, Jung observed the common appearance of a circle motif. He hypothesized that the circle drawings reflected the mind’s inner state at the moment of creation. Jung adopted the word “Mandala” to describe these drawings created by himself and his patients as he was familiar with the writings of India.

Come join us in this evening of creation these beautiful and simple mandalas.

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

Thanksgiving Meditation

November 24, 6:30 pm via ZOOM

Facilitated by Deborah Gibson, RScP

Join us in celebrating Gratitude and Thanksgiving in ways that are deep and meaningful to each of us.  We are grateful for creating in our lives something new and beautiful in every moment and we take this moment to create a meaninful thanksgiving for this year.

Bring with you 1-3 words to share of what you are grateful for…a rainbow, your family or success, your dog, fun, joy, learning, etc.

We will call in our awareness of the Divine Pressence, the Energy of Life, to pour into us, enfold us, fill us up, and then allow it to flow out – contributing to thers, our plant, and the entire Universe.  A fun time to be in the the flow of gratitude, abundance, and Oneness.

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

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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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