with Reverend Carolyne Mathlin
This class is based on the book Come Apart For Awhile. We can’t experience God in the past, nor can we experience God in the future (God does not work in hypothetical situations), only here and now can we experience God. When we experience God in the present moment we bring the Presence into what we are doing and have access to the spiritual dimension of our Being. This can be accomplished through the practice of prayer and meditation. Unfortunately, the moment we mention the word prayer, we are at the mercy of the thousand and one connotations of the world that are held by people. Prayer is undoubtedly the most misunderstood facet of Christianity.
While prayer is the way that we communicate with God, meditation is how God communicates with us. When we meditate we listen. We listen silently for the inner guidance God has for us. This class will give us some basic steps and components of prayer and meditation that will enable us to distinguish the difference in the two. Each class will be an independent lesson in itself, but they will all build on each other.
This is a Unity classic and Spiritual Education & Enrichment class, offered for credit through Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. It is also a great introductory course for those serving or interested in serving as a Prayer Chaplain.