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Sexy Spirituality

Dec 10, 2018

Sexy Spirituality podcast Episode 15:

Spirituality and Diversity



Lezli Goodwin

Sonia Byrne

Kimjera Whittington

Special guest host: Tracy Brown



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Kimjera has announced the creation of a brand new spiritual community, Center for Spiritual Living Murietta Valley!


Spirituality and Diversity: 

  • Diversity is just God being God, showing up as the natural profusion of life. All of nature is diverse. It's a part of the Divine Design.
  • Somehow, when we start talking about people, this gets all confused.
  • Inclusion is just us making a commitment to walk our spiritual talk to love thy neighbor as myself. God is expressed in, through and as me.  The only way I can express that is through me. I need to be an expression of inner peace, where other people can express that, too.
  • Indicators of a community is engaged in the inclusion process: valuing how different people show up, which may or may not have to do with race or ethnicity.  People don't always agree, but they work through it.  Realizing what you've learned from people from other places or cultures.
  • God makes no mistakes. We're here in the likeness and image of our creator.
  • How can a community leader move the dial on diversity and inclusion? Every community has diversity, but we don't always see it.  However, leaders can have blinders on about who is available and interested in being engaged.  Draw a 5 mile diameter circle around your community and look at the census -- who are you missing? 
  • Tracy wants leaders to be asking the question of what are they doing to make sure people feel welcome and included.
  • Is our purpose to have a Sunday morning service? Or is our purpose to offer education that helps people have a life of quality?
  • Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church: Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation, Mark Deymaz Buy Here
  • The books of Jim Wallis, Buy Here
  • A Bigger Table: Building a Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community, John Pavlovitz  Buy Here


Tell Us Something Good!

Lezli Goodwin:

Sonia and I are running another round of our Business & Branding: A Spiritual Entrepreneurship Program for Practitioner Success. Get past those bumps that can stop you from really going for it out in the world. Meets via Zoom, starting January 10, 7:00 EST. Check it out at 


Sonia Byrne:

I'm facilitating a book study on You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay via Zoom technology.  Class starts in January, and ar eoffered in times that will be good for the Pacific folks. Find out more and register at


Kimjera Whittington:

Our brand new community is launching! Services should start in January. Find out more on Facebook @cslmuriettavalley at


Tracy Brown:

Stained Glass Spirit, my new book about spirituality and inclusivity, is due to come out this month. Two more books will drop between now and April.  The best place to find book info, webinar info and more is 


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We'll see you on December 17 for our next episode, Fostering Forgiveness.