Midweek Meditation

First Wednesday Healing Meditation

“Sitting Like a Frog”

Facilitated by Lida S. Martin, RScP

September 1, 6:30 pm, on ZOOM

Jon Kabat-Zin says, “We are now living in a new era in which mindfulness training and practice are rapidly becoming an integral part of the landscape of life. The practice of mindfulness at any age is both simple and profound. Above all it involves learning – learning how to cultivate greater self-awareness and greater awareness of others and the world, and then reaping the substantial benefits of that awareness both inwardly and outwardly. We all need to know how to pay attention, how to focus and concentrate, how to listen and how to learn, how to be in wise relationship with our self – including thoughts and emotions – and with others. This skill set lies at the heart of mindfulness”.

Please come to this evening as we explore mindfulness, or what we could equally call heartfulness, this cultivation of kindness towards ourselves and others. Sitting like a frog is a playful way to engage this practice! Based on a children’s book about Mindfulness but perfect for all ages.

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

September 8, 6:30 pm – Live via Zoom
Facilitated by Peter Frank, RScP

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Third Wednesday – Creative Arts

A Contemplation & Meditation Honoring Fall Equinox

facilitated by Lida S. Martin, RScP

September 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm via Zoom

While this year’s actual Fall Equinox is next week on 9/22, we are beginning our celebration this evening to prepare for this potent time. Each year we experience two Equinoxes and two Solstices – the tipping points of each season. Indigenous cultures around the world recognized these four focal points of the year as stages of an inner spiritual journey – a spiritual cycle that you take within yourself.

The word “equinox” comes from Latin and means “equal night’ referring to the roughly 12 hour day and 12 hour night. The Fall Equinox signifies the transition from summer to fall in the Northern Hemisphere, while in the Southern Hemisphere the transition is from Winter to Spring. The Fall equinox is about finding balance, manifesting abundance, and expressing gratitude for your life and the lives of loved ones.

Traditionally food was harvested for the Fall Equinox. We also look at our energetic harvest of the fruits of our spiritual labor. This is an ideal time to meet with our authentic self and harvest the seeds sowed in the spring and nurtured during the summer. What are we harvesting and what sustains us both physically and energetically through the winter?

As we express gratitude to the Earth for the support, love, abundance and life we are fortunate to experience and as we prepare to shed with this natural rhythm of Fall, we are ushered into a space to create balance in our lives. Have you been giving too much and not allowing yourself to receive or give to yourself? Do you long to spend more time doing things that fill you up?? Do relationships need adjusting so there is more balance and peace and an even flow of exchange?

Sometimes it is challenging to find a balance in our personal life, professional life, daily obligations, relationships and everything else we do as humans. Fall Equinox is the opportunity to look and reflect and bring back and restore balance.

Please join our community for this powerful time together honoring the change in seasons.  Love offerings graciously accepted to support the ongoing ministries of the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living www.venturacsl.org/donate

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

Fourth Wednesday

Spiritual Practice of Alignment

September 22, 6:30 pm via ZOOM

Facilitated by Bernie Austin, RScP

Sense, feel and know the energy you are embodying.  Is it from the past, is it looking ahead to the future, or is it of the present moment?  We will clear the path to Alignment through our body wisdom. Join us for a romp through the energies within.

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Fifth Wednesday

Way of Council Listening Circle

September 29, 2021, 6:30 pm via ZOOM

Facilitated by Kim Bryson, RScP

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What is the one question you could ask yourself – that could change your whole life for the better?

Join this Wednesday via Zoom as we use the Way of Council practice to reveal that spark within us that wants to be heard.

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