During the April 28 Rev. Carolyne Mathlin introduced Ruthanne Ali and the video included below. Ruthanne was then invited up to share with the community.
To listen to the audio from the service, press play.
Video played during service (without the music)
Sunday, May 19
6 – 10 pm
with Daniel O’Hara
Unleash the genius within with these mind opening techniques. Learn how to:
• Read faster
• Erase memory blocks
• Memorize names easily
• Memorize a grocery list, directions, etc.
Turbo-boost your memory with three energetic exercises and discover which foods enhance memory. Make memory fun!
Daniel O’Hara has taught Pranic Healing for the last 19 years as well as martial arts and various other human and spiritual potential modalities. For more information on Daniel and his work, please go to www.OCMeditationGroup.com.
$30 advance purchase
$35 evening of event
Over two years ago our community came together on a Saturday to ask the question “What is Spirit’s vision for Unity of Tustin?” A couple of important themes and ideas emerged, many of which centered around education and technology. As we have continued to ‘follow the dots’ (as Dr. Marj Britt has so often said) we have been able to implement some amazing strategic initiatives. We have:
- Increased the Silence in the Sunday service meditation from three to five minutes
- Hosted quarterly on-site meditation retreats on a love offering basis
- Sponsored annual off-site week-long retreats
- Changed the name of our Healing Service to Sacred Circle of Light to reflect that it is a contemplative prayer service
- Formed our Men of Unity (MUTS) group
- Installed and completely paid for Solar Panels (located on our education building)
- Installed energy efficient lights & water pumps around campus
- Updated our rapidly aging technological infrastructure
- New phone & internet system
- New wiring around campus
- New server and sanctuary computer
- New projector for sanctuary
Wow! In two years there have been a lot of changes and it has all been because of amazing selfless servers who have stepped forward to champion them. Throughout this time of growth, expansion and stepping into what’s next for UoT, your Board has realized we need to look at reorganizing our structure to best respond to the unfolding vision. When we ask big questions, we often will get big, life changing answers. One of the insights that has emerged is that our approach to adult spiritual education needs to change. As a result, I want to share with you that our beloved Ruthanne Ali will be leaving us and moving to Georgia to be with family. To hear the announcement in my talk from last Sunday, please click here.
Ruthanne has served in her role as Director of School of Light for 14 years. In that time, there have been approximately 200 spiritual teachers that have come to Unity of Tustin. It has been Ruthanne’s role to coordinate their time with us and to set the field for our community to experience their teachings. Ruthanne has also been the one to oversee our weekly and monthly educational offerings. In addition to her role, Ruthanne has been a friend and spiritual support for many of us over the years. Her love, wisdom, gentle presence and warm hugs will be deeply missed! This Sunday, April 28 we will be honoring Ruthanne for all that she has meant to us here at Unity of Tustin during and after the Sunday services.
Ruthanne has asked that people share stories, memories, pictures, etc. Unity of Tustin has meant so much to her over the years and she wants to be able to cherish those memories for many years to come. She would also love to have people’s contact information so she can keep in touch with us. If you are unable to be with us this Sunday, you are welcome to send your well wishes and contact information for Ruthanne to email@example.com. We will forward the information to her.
Most of all, I invite you to surround our beloved Ruthanne and this process of transition in Love and Light. We are all taking a step into what is next and with that step we are entering a mystery, a mystery that is to be revealed. What we know is that Love is present when we are present to that Love. May we all experience that Love as we walk together through this transition. I look forward to seeing you this Sunday.
Rev. Carolyne Mathlin Senior Minister
Join Rev. Carolyne in visiting Swami Brahmananda in his new home at The Movement Center in Portland, Oregon.
Rev. Carolyne and Swami Brahmananda will integrate their personal styles and backgrounds on the spiritual path in this unique retreat. The format of the retreat will include scheduled meditation and instruction time, allow for personal retreat time and provide access to the many offerings available at The Movement Center, including a variety of yoga classes.
The Movement Center is the home and ashram of Swami Chetanananda and the lineage of Bhagavan Nityananda through Swami Rudrananda (Rudi).
Accommodations are simple and comfortable. They are designed to support your retreat experience without the distraction of television, phones, or internet. Standard rooms feature twin or double beds, side table, dresser, chair, closet, and an alarm clock. All rooms have shared baths.
Please plan on arriving Tuesday. Our retreat program begins Tuesday evening and concludes Sunday morning. There are limited double-occupancy rooms available at the Center. There is also an option to stay off-site in an accommodation of your choice and commute to the Center. Details are still being worked out.
On-Site Registration fee: $550 (double occupancy only available)
Commuter Registration fee: $350 (off-site accommodations)
Space is limited. Travel expenses and off-site lodging not included in registration fees. Meals provided from Tuesday night through Sunday morning. For more information on The Movement Center, please click here. Please contact Mary Jeanne Hawes at 714-730-3444 ext 109 for questions.
with Debbie dela Cuesta and Lynn Wood
Saturday, June 29 1 – 5 pm
“Transformation of any kind always exacts a holy tussle.
The newborn butterfly struggles to open its wings, so it can conjure up the strength to fly.”
Tama Kieves, author Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work
This workshop is an introduction to spiritual transformation, integrating body, mind and soul. What do you hold back from yourself and the world? Come join us for a time of Healing and Transformation to create wholeness in mind, body and soul. In this workshop, you will own and experience the forgotten parts of yourself. Using body work, shadow work and the Spiritual Intelligence skills, you will discover your deepest longing in a supportive group setting.
Debbie dela Cuesta is a therapist in private practice with training in SQ21 and Integral Awareness. Lynn Wood has been a professor of Dance for many years and has developed her own method of healing and movement awareness called Conscious Movement Process.
with John Robinson
Thursday, April 4 – May 9
7 – 9 pm
What greater character could we aspire to play than our highest Selves? This class is emphatically created for non-actors to learn acting, movement and imagination exercises as spiritual practices. Using established acting exercises, participants will role play the desired qualities of consciousness as described in SQ21 and other maps of consciousness.
Unity member John Robinson is a graduate of Stanford University and studied acting with many renown teachers.
Suggested Love Offering $25
Called by Love Presents Dr. Marj Britt and friends
Friday, May 24 7-9 pm
Saturday, May 25 10 am – 4 pm
What if…there are 19 Questions that could give you the answers to the Mystery of Love? Would you be willing to dive in and explore them???
Perhaps you would want to know the Questions before committing to exploring the Answers…
How has Love shown up in your life?
Has Love been different in different stages (countries, times) of your life?
Has Love shown up in beautiful ways, or in strange and unexpected ways?
When do you experience Love…in relationship, in partnership, in your work, in your play, in what other ways?
What have you loved most about Love and how do you Know it is Real?
Have you ever wondered why love works sometimes and sometimes doesn’t?
Have you wondered why some of the things you’ve been ‘taught’ worked some of the time and not all of the time?
Has anyone ever told you there are Codes of Creation that are thousands of years old and that relate to Love and the ways it ‘shows up’ your life?
Have you wondered if your soul journey and your human journey are the same, or are they different?
Have you wondered if Love is part of your Soul’s destiny?
Do you have a natural impulse to Love?
Do you see the world as magical or enchanted???
Do you value ritual and deep communion?
What have been the ‘languages of love’ that you have recognized (or not), been drawn to (or not) and valued (or not)???
Who and what have been the Faces of Love in your life…and have you always recognized them?
When and how did love get imprinted and anchored in your life?
How has love been blocked, diminished, discounted or dissolved…in your life???
Have you noticed “in your life” is repeating…in this Mystery of Love???
Did you know that Love, in all of its forms, is The Tipping Point that can create the shift in your life…and that can create The Shift for the whole planet???
I invite you to re-read the Questions…and let the movement of the energy of Spirit and of Love direct you… Highlight the ones that you know are yours to explore.Then…come… Explore the Faces of Love in your own life…In Relationships: Lovers, partners, friends and family, and more…In your Work or Career, in your Vocation or in your Avocation…In your Passion for Transformation… In your Yearning for Significance and in your Legacy
I invite you to join us as we Experience what it means to be Called By Love…in our very own lives, creating and co-creating together. This intensive will be inter-related with Garden Site 4, Divine Will and Understanding and Garden Site 5, Divine Choice…angels and sea monsters…in Unity of Tustin’s beautiful meditation gardens.
$75 both days
$25 Fri only; $50 Sat only
Scholarships and selfless service available
see Kay Hultgren in the Bookstore or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Thursday, March 14
6 – 8 pm
Take your spiritual strength into your world of work and business and uplift your career, job, work, workplace and organization. Learn the three universal spiritual principles and the seven universal spiritual practices and how to apply them in your work life for more success and less stress. This group will meet the second Thursday of each month.
Tom is a business professional and former President and CEO of Unity International at Unity Village, Missouri. He is a recognized spiritual leader in the New Thought movement as well as a best-selling author and speaker. His books include God Goes to Work and One Minute Meditations at Work. Tom has been a member of Unity of Tustin for 14 years.
Suggested Love Offering $20
Wednesdays, January 2 through February 20
7 – 9 pm
Prepare your mind and heart for truly embracing the energy of a New Year. Thich Nhat Hanh says that “when conditions are sufficient there is a manifestation.” Wednesday nights will be a night of creating the conditions sufficient for manifestation in your personal life and in our community. Our evenings will include guided and silent meditation, music, spiritual study, personal sharing and writing down your soul – all practices that are essential to the spiritual life. We will use The Lotus and the Lily by Janet Conner as well as other resources as our guide through this series.
On-Going Weekly & Monthly Events
Spiritual Discussion Group
with Rev. Lois Ryan and Paul Crews
Currently studying the work of Joel Goldsmith, a respected Christian mystic, using his book Practicing the Presence.
Sun, 9:30 am, love offering
Voices of Unity Choir Rehearsal
with Amy Jahn, Music Ministry Director
Join us in creating music for our community. We sing in services about once a month and everyone is welcome. We sing diverse music, keeping all skill levels challenged and energized! Experience and celebrate the Beloved through music.
For information, call 714 730-3444, ext 307, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Mon, 5:30 – 7 pm
Intenders of the Highest Light
with Lisa Panzica
The Intention Process is being used by people around the world who are bringing their lifelong dreams into reality. Our thoughts create our experiences and our desires are in us to be fulfilled. Learn to serve the highest good of the universe, yourself and others.
Mon, 6 – 9 pm, love offering
with Paul Crews and Diane Fish
Recognizing that there are three levels of understanding – the literal, the metaphysical, and the mystical – this class focuses on the deepest mystical meaning. We are now focusing on an exploration of The Gospel of Thomas by Lynn Bauman. Tues, 10 am – 12 pm, love offering
Heart Wisdom: Processing the Shadow
with Debbie dela Cuesta and Patti Higgins
Methods used include HeartMath Discovery Program, Polarity Management, Self Inquiry, Shiva Process as means to work with the unconscious that prevent us from realizing the Self. Tues, 7 - 9 pm, love offering. To listen to Swami Brahmananda’s Heart Lock-In guided HeartMath practice, click here.
Men of Unity of Tustin (MUTS)
This ministry will be led by Unity of Tustin Board Member Tim Truitt who brings experience in facilitating men’s groups. This Men’s Ministry will offer a sacred circle of confidentiality and trust for men to explore their spirituality and foster initimacy with others on the spiritual journey. Alternating Tues, 6:30-9 pm, Love Offering
Pranic Healing & Meditation
with Daniel O’Hara
Are you tired, depressed, have long-standing medical issues or just need mental or emotional clarity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for meditation and healing. Share in the Twin Hearts Meditation, Meditation on the Soul, Meditation on the Lord’s Prayer and Mentalphysics Breathing Exercises designed to bring you to the deepest levels of inner peace. Regenerate your body, transform your life and create peace in the world.
Thurs, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, love offering
A Course in Miracles Study Group
with Michael Tyree
The Course describes a purely non-dualistic approach to spirituality. It uses traditional Judeo-Christian terminology but is not aligned to the doctrines of any religion or denomination. On January 7, the class will begin with Lesson One in the workbook.
Fri, 7 – 9 pm, love offering
Orange County Near-Death Experience Support Group
with Angel Love Powers
This group serves the community of people with particular interests in this subject and open to everyone. Each month features a different speaker who shares the details of their NDE, or similar experience. The group offers understanding, support and education concerning the NDE or spiritually transformative experience, with a forum for discussion, and questions and answers, in a supportive, non-judgemental environment.
2nd Sat, 1– 4 pm, love offering
Coming Home Interfaith Sufi Peace Retreats
Guided by Gul-Askhi and Kaan
Come friends! Let us enter the cave of the heart and join in a daylong contemplative retreat of meditation, prayer and chanting from various sacred traditions. Send a gift of love from your heart to the Heart of Humanity. A light lunch will be served.
1st Sat of each month, 10 am – 5 pm, love offering