Midweek Meditation

First Wednesday Healing Meditation

“Pearls of Life Prayer Beads” – Contemplation & Journaling Exercises

Facilitated by Lida Martin, RScP

May 4, 6:30 pm, on ZOOM

There are prayer beads in nearly all religions.

The Buddhist Mala has 108 beads as an aid to meditation. The Catholic Rosary has 59 beads in which prayers are arranged around.  In Islam, Muslims praise the 99 names of Allah with 33 pearls.

The Pearls of Life for this meditation come from Sweden. They were the idea of Martin Lonnebono, a Catholic bishop.  In 1996 he had to spend several days on a small Greek island because of a storm. He had wanted to write a book about faith. When he observed the Greek fishers with their strings of pearls, he had another idea.  He sketched a garland of pearls or beads on paper and assigned a particular meaning to each pearl.  Back in Sweden he produced the Pearls of Life and used them as an aid to prayer.  He spoke about it wherever he went. And now tens of thousands of people in Sweden and Mainland Europe consider the garland of pearls an essential part of their daily life.

The Pearls of Life consist of 18 pearls in total; 12 of them are round and 6 of them are oval. In this meditation, each Pearl and its name will be introduced with some journaling and contemplation questions as a guide and practice on our own spiritual path.

Come with your beautiful open heart and your journal and writing pen or pencil.

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

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

 

Second Wednesday
Mindfulness Meditation

May 11, 6:30 pm – Live via Zoom
Facilitated by Lida Martin, RScP

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

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Third Wednesday – Creative Arts

ART PLAY

Facilitated by Lida Martin, RScP

May 18, 6:30 pm via Zoom

 

Creativity is a natural expression of who we are. We are all artists inside.

How can we break through resistance to artistic expression and tap into being curious and open and playful as we explore creativity? It is a loving compassionate practice of creating space for that creativity to unfold. Begin this amazing process and journey with us as we explore a fun way to open the creative process. For beginners and all levels of art experience. 

 Supply list. Various colored Acrylic paints including white and gold. What are your favorite colors?? 

Several sheets or a Pad of 10x14 watercolor or acrylic paper. Painter’s tape. Container of water. 

Palette or paper plate to hold paint. No brushes or pencils needed. 

 Come with your open heart and a desire to play!

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

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

 

Topic: Wednesday Meditation

Time: May 18, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Fourth Wednesday

Letting Go, Heartbeat by Heartbeat

Facilitated by Deborah Gibson, RScP

May 25, 6:30 pm via ZOOM

 We will read a modern translation from the Aramaic of the Lord’s Prayer, and
contemplate the meaning that we now experience. The Aramaic language is
rich, colorful and inclusive. The sounds of the Aramaic amplify the rich meanings of the words. We will read from Prayers of the Cosmos, by Neil Douglas-Klotz.
Then there will be time for a deep, silent meditation, followed by sharing.

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

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Topic: 4th Wednesday Meditation
Time: Apr 27, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Fifth Wednesday

Way of Council

June 29, 2022, 6:30 pm via ZOOM

Facilitated by Kim Bryson, RScP

Sharing stories of grace, grit & resilience.

Please join us for an inspirational evening of fellowship and connection.  Your presence is coveted.

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 interconnections.

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

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