Drum circle and 'Untethered Soul' highlight Unity's leap into fall

A high-energy drum circle and a fall program focusing on the modern spiritual classic, "The Untethered Soul," highlight an exciting next few weeks at Unity Spiritual Center. If you’ve had thoughts of checking out Unity, now is the perfect time to find out what we’re all about.

First up is the Autumn Equinox Celebration, Potluck and Drumming Circle. This fun-filled family event will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Unity’s campus at 23855 Detroit Road in Westlake. The evening begins with a fall harvest ceremony around the fire. Next we share a delicious potluck, followed by a community drum fun circle led by Corky & Barb. Bring a dish for the potluck, as well as any drums or rattles you might have. Corky & Barb, however, will provide many instruments for the drumless.

The celebration continues the following weekend as Unity launches its annual fall program. The opening ceremony, “Awakening Your Soul,” will be held Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. The program this year focuses on "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer, a writer recently featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday.”

Starting Sunday, Sept. 26, and for the next seven weeks, Sunday speakers will address the key issues presented in Singer’s book. To supplement the Sunday talks, small groups will meet during the week to discuss individual chapters.

There will be 17 such groups, eight of them (including a Spanish-speaking group) meeting at Unity Spiritual Center. Seven other groups will meet in congregants’ homes around the area. Check Unity’s website, unityspiritualcenter.com, or call 440-835-0400 for more information.

"The Untethered Soul" is deeply personal and wonderfully readable. Singer’s approach will engage you immediately: “If you want to be happy, you have to let go of the part of you that wants to create melodrama. This is the part that thinks there’s a reason not to be happy. You have to transcend the personal, and as you do, you will naturally awaken to the higher aspects of your being. In the end, enjoying life’s experiences is the only rational thing to do. You’re sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take a look at reality. You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience.”

Whether you choose to join us for part or all of the fall program, you will be welcome at Unity Spiritual Center. Enjoy the experience.

Kenneth Cooper

I am a retired English teacher & am currently a substitute teacher in Bay Village Schools. I am also an active member of Unity Spiritual Center and am interested in writing releases & articles promoting U.S.C.

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Volume 6, Issue 19, Posted 10:01 AM, 09.16.2014