The gift of peace
What greater gift could an individual receive than the gift of inner peace, the quieting of the many voices of the inner critic? The thinking mind thinks, it is designed to do so. Why would it be important to calm the voices of the thinking mind? Our thinking, conscious mind is limited, and not where we will find the greatest brilliance we already possess.
To express our greatest brilliance we need to calm the inner critic's voices and connect with that radiant, brilliant, beautiful being that needs a peaceful mind to surface. So how do we calm our critic? Where did this critic come from anyway?
In her upcoming workshop at Unity Spiritual Center, Reverend Susanna Margaret Goulder will inform that each of us has an infinite amount of voices and they chatter, nag and distract us, and most importantly rob us of our peace. With so many voices wanting our attention, which one is telling us the truth, or is the truth somewhere beyond the voices? How can we cultivate inner peace, and gift ourselves this marvelous present of peace? Rev. Susanna is an interfaith minister, a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach, and a Spiritual Catalyst.
In "Cultivate Inner Peace: How to Tap into Higher Consciousness" her interactive workshop on Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rev. Susanna tells us one of the first steps is to get very clear about all of our inner voices, think of them as inner roommates coming at you from many different perspectives. The origins of our inner roommates probably started with our parents through scoldings, repeated orders or over-protective warnings.
It may take a Master (or two) to bring forth the stillness, and Rev. Susanna, along with holistic psychologist Philip R. Belzunce, will guide us toward our quiet brilliance using easy steps and tools from the Eastern Masters. Philip is an eternal student and a fascinating individual; add to his list of credits author, international lecturer and Catholic priest.
This dynamic duo will take us on a journey to cultivate inner peace, learn boundaries, use tools to calm and quiet our active brain, and connect us to our God Source.
The fee for the May 23 workshop is $95 ($80 for signups before May 9) and includes a box lunch. Scholarships are available.
I am Secretary on the Board of Trustees of Unity Spiritual Center. I enjoy writing about USC's events, and all are always welcome at Sunday services, or our numerous classes.