Jan 28, 2019
Sexy Spirituality Episode
Guest Host: Brian Akers
We chat about Thrive CSL, Kimjera's brand new community and how
the first couple of Sunday Celebrations have gone.
- Being a spiritual leader requires fierce vulnerability,
especially when facing physical or mental health challenges.
- The New Thought teaching can encourage rugged individualism,
which can be very lonely. Instead, it is incumbent upon
spiritual leaders to model authenticity and integrity, asking for
support when we need it. This makes it okay for congregants and
community members to do the same.
- Being able to acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses without
fear of judgment is essential!
- There is still cultural residue in Science of Mind that we
should be able to pray it away, especially ministers, but there is
power in going through the human condition and sharing from the
position of spiritual principle.
- You learn about your ministry in providing access to people to
see who you are when you are in challenge, and inviting the
spiritual work in your community.
- We don't rule out praying the condition away, but being free
from discord doesn't mean being free from the environment. Healing
isn't always physical cure -- Spirit is bigger than that.
- Being fierce about all of this means not caring about peoples'
opinions about all of this. I don't care if you think being honest
about my needs and experiences means I'm weak. I'm going to share
it anyway, and model healthy, loving community support.
- Our teaching is less about eliminating every irregularity and
more about being able to face whatever comes with a great deal of
ease and grace. So much of that requires reaching out for
support and love when we need it.
CSL Thrive is offering a three-week class on Mondays, 6:30-8:00
PM PST, February 4, 11 & 18 via Zoom technology (available
worldwide). Explore basic spiritual practices together as a
commnity. $49.00 Find out more and register at www.thrivecsl.org
Brian I'm ready to relaunch the "It's
Really Real" project, exploring what happens when a middle aged
white guy really lives these principles and tries to build organic
community. Join the It's Really Real Facebook group. Soon,
itsreallyreal.org will be relaunching.
This March, I'm releasing a new BOOK! If you want to be a
part of the Launch Team making this happen, you can join in the
fun. Find out more and register at www.lezligoodwin/launchteam
We'll see you February 4 for our next episode of Sexy
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