A blueprint for laughter
Have you ever laughed until you've cried? Have you heard the old saying, laughter is the best medicine? Has your doctor ever made you laugh or cry with their medical diagnosis? Do you cry over something one day, and the next day laugh about it? Has a doctor ever told you jokes? Can laughter heal us? What is it about laughter? Have you ever thought it possible to come to church and laugh the whole time you were there? Ever hear of a spiritual comedian? Do you think God has a sense of humor, or is He too busy chalking up our wrong doings? Have you read this line: "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plan?" Aren't your best buddies in life those who can help you to laugh at yourself?
Laughter is personal. It is private, yet it's best done out loud. It makes us feel good, like when we laugh until we cry, and then we often feel we've been refreshed and lifted by those tears. A little levity brings a lot of clarity into our world and our struggles.
Ever been scolded in Church when you should have been ... well, not laughing?
Come meet an expert at laughter, Dr. Pamela Gerali, humorist, author, intuitive healer and spiritual teacher. She'll let you laugh, even make you laugh, maybe cry, maybe even dance, or all three at the same time. Give yourself the freedom to imagine what depths could bring you to laughing like a child who has no worries.
Giggle your way through Dr. Gerali's one-woman show, "Confessions of a Spiritually Promiscuous Woman," on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 23855 Detroit Road in Westlake. Tickets are $15 for the Sunday afternoon show and are available by calling Unity Spiritual Center at 440-835-0400 or online at www.unityspiritualcenter.com. Enjoy the show and be amused by the transformations Dr. Pam goes through wearing many masks before she reaches empowered womanhood. Her personal journey is wild, and wooly and wonderful, and she shares the sacredness of it with us all. Dr. Gerali holds a master's degree in public health and a doctorate in holistic health sciences.
In addition to the show, Dr. Gerali will speak at Unity's 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Aug. 17. She will share spiritual tidbits from her "Blueprint for the Human Spirit," a way to live consciously and purposefully. All faiths are always welcome. Remember to laugh out loud - it's good for the soul.
I am Secretary on the Board of Trustees of Unity Spiritual Center