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“The Power of Love” In-Person Gathering

February 24 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

$10.00

“The Power of Love” In-Person Gathering 

 

Details:

Last Saturdays of the month.

Feb. 24.  March 30.  April 27.  May 25.  June 29.  Sept. 28.  Oct. 26.  Nov. 30.  Dec. 28, 2024.  (No meeting in July and August.)

10 am – 12 noon.

Location: “Mosaic Hall,” United Church of Christ, 168 Bellevue Ave., Redlands, California.

All are welcome, but seating is limited.

Walk-ins will be welcomed, if there are available seats.  If you want to reserve your spot for FEBRUARY 24, email us or register below.     

Appreciated: $10 donation. 

The $10 donation goes toward the cost of venue rental and required liability insurance for this group meeting. (Fran donates her time for all Inner Pathway offerings.)  

Purpose:

Though we come from different walks of life, our common purpose is to inspire the path of Love through prayer, meditation, and group discussion.  Mystics from diverse traditions affirm that Love is the greatest power in the universe, and that even a small group of people, gathered in the name of Love, has a positive effect on participants and in the world at large.

Event Description: 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.: Fran Grace will greet everyone and open the meeting with prayer and guided “loving kindness” meditation; then share an experience or topic from The Power of Love book that is relevant for the current times.  

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.:  Interval time for tea and cookies, restroom, walking the outdoor labyrinth, browsing books, informal conversation, etc.  (Various spiritual books will be available for perusal and purchase.)

11:15 to 12 noon:  Time for questions, group sharing and discussion.   (Speaking is voluntary.)

Lunch:  Some people like to go out to lunch afterwards, and you are welcome to join them. 

 

Seed thoughts from The Power of Love book: 

Note: The book opens with Fran’s grief at the passing of her spiritual teacher; it ends with her realization that the Love she experienced with him is everywhere, and within her, and in everything and everyone.

“The wound is where the Light enters”—Rūmī, in the Preface

“You, yourself, are what you’re looking for.” — Fran’s teacher (“Doc” Hawkins) said to her.

“When the goal is to love, every day has meaning.”—Fran Grace, Chapter 8, “Work as a Path of Love”

“The Light is everywhere and animates all things.  It’s in the affection of a lovemate, the laughter of a grandchild, the wagging of a dog’s tail, the eye of a horse, the earnest question of a college student, the softness of an elderly neighbor, the blooming of an orchid in the kitchen window.  “The commonplace and God are not distinct,” my teacher told me.  I had believed that the Light was mainly in sacred things and holy people.  I had split the world into secular and sacred.  In the years after his death, Love has unified the two.  The supposed duality of secular and sacred dissolves into the sheer beingness of everyday life. What is more sacred than the sunrise?  What is holier than partners caring for each other through good times and bad, every day, come what may?  What is more devoted than to rise each morning and live another day when the way seems unclear, God feels far away, and darkness looms?”   — Fran Grace, Chapter 27, “Surrendering to the Light”

 

Event is hosted by:

Inner Pathway, a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 2008.

Email:  events@innerpathway.com

Phone: 909.478.4802

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cost:
$10.00

Venue

UCC Mosaic Hall
168 Bellevue Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373 United States
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Organizer

Inner Pathway
Email
events@innerpathway.com
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