March Focus Newsletter 2019

The Spirit of Spring by Rev. Jim Toole

With the ending of winter and the beginning of Spring, what was, will no longer be and what is becoming shall naturally unfold, with the beauty of life emerging from within each of us and in the world all around us. A Spiritual Spring is an opportunity to spread our wings, blossom to reflect our inner being and break through the husk of our seeds planted, into the light, reaching upward and outward as we grow into the fullness of our soul’s expression.

Just as the leaves are raked as they fall from the trees and spring cleaning brings renewal to our homes, we have the opportunity to let go, gather up and clean up our lives, inside and out, to make room for new openings for growth. We are inspired and encouraged by the energy of the new Spring season to shed the patterns and perceptions of our past, to allow our truth and purpose to reveal itself within us and to create without limits as the unlimited expression of Life itself.

The mighty oak creates its beautiful green canopy one leaf at a time, extended from its branches, limbs and trunk into the vastness of the sky. As the cycles of life and the seasons continue, the oak begins to release what was, for what can be. As a leaf withers and falls, a tiny, tender new leaf emerges to take its place.

As we approach and move into Spring, it is a time to let go how we are, how we do things, our habits and patterns that keep us as we are and where we are. By focusing on forgiveness and release, we are able to let go of what no longer serves us. At the same time the inspiration and intuition of our soul will awaken us to new, tiny, tender expressions.

All we need to focus on is letting go into the natural cycles that we are constantly experiencing physically, emotionally and mentally, guided by the love of our heart and the inspiration of our Spirit. It is our nature, just as in nature, to Spring forth in new growth. It is our soul’s purpose to express itself. It is our purpose to let go of what was, surrender into the perfect and powerful flow of creation and the expression of it, BEING The Spirit of Spring.

March Classes, Workshops, and Events

Mar. 2, Saturday, Psychic Saturday, 10:30-1:00 p.m., 15 minute Readings-$20. Vibrational Healing-love donation. Davis Hall and Flexer Healing Chapel.

Mar. 4, Monday, Psychometry with Psychic Medium Carolan Carey. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Every object has an aura. Jump-start your intuition by tuning in to family mementos, jewelry, antiques, etc. Bring any objects you would like to know more about. Learning Center. $15.

Mar. 6, Wednesday, Master Palmist Myra Lou. 10:00-11:00 a.m. Myrna Lou joins us for a free and fascinating lecture on Palmistry. What does your “life line” say? Readings available – 10 minute mini-palmistry readings at $10 following her lecture, question/answer discussion. Learning Center.

Mar. 6, Wednesday, Healers Healing Healers 6:00 p.m. Sanctuary.

Mar. 11, Monday, Learn To Do Angel Intuitive Readings with Angel Intuitive/Healer Laura Romerio. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Learn how to work with the angelic realm in this intuitive class. Tune into the angelic realm around you. Own an angel deck but not sure how to work with it? Learn what your angel guides have to say. Learning Center. $15.

Mar. 15, Friday, Dharma Talk with Buddhist Monk Chong An Sunim visiting from Hungary. 7:00 p.m. Chong An Sunim will be presenting an in depth and inspiring insight into Zen, Zen Meditation and the powerful effect it has on Spiritual awakening and inner knowing. The evening will include discussion, conversation and questions and answers. Sanctuary. $15 Love Offering. No one will be turned away.

Mar. 16, Saturday, Zen Meditation Workshop with Chong An Sunim. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Chong An Sunim will be leading Zen meditation during the workshop as well as discussion and questions and answers. Davis Hall. $15 Love Offering.

Mar. 18, Monday, Aura Reading with Carolan Carey. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Learn how to access the information in your clients’ aura. Add depth to your clients’ readings and healings or learn how to discern the people around you. What do colors around a person mean? Learning Center. $15.

Mar. 30, Saturday, “The Soul Reader” Psychic Joanne Leo. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.- Joanne will present her unique blockbuster reading style of “Tarot with a Twist” and “Psychic Numerology” just for you! Individual 30 Minute readings – $50. Advance registration requested. Call for reservations: 941 779 3971.

ONGOING WEEKLY CLASSES
Fridays, Developing Consciousness with Rev. Jim, 6:00-7:15pm, Center, $10 love donation. Enjoy a time of connection, checking in with each other, discussing spiritual topics and joining in a channeled meditation. All are welcome.

President’s Message

Mike Markaverich transitioned into the spirit world in February and the Center is experiencing the loss of his physical presence. We wish to extend our condolences to his wife, Debii, and their family. The distinctive sound of Mike at the piano is being heard in the spirit realm and will remain within the hearts and minds of our congregants. We express a special thank you to Mike and Debii for helping us to make Music and Messages an event to be remembered. A Celebration of Life will be held for Mike on March 30th in the Sanctuary.

The Center is alive with optimism and loving kindness. We are grateful to our visiting medium, Richard Schoeller, who expressed his mediumship in February through classes, an evening of trance, and Sunday services at the Center. We were pleased to see the many visitors who joined us for these events. The Sarasota Center of Light is a beacon of Spiritualism for the gulf coast area. We invite you to join us and learn more about Metaphysical Spirituality.

The Board of Directors now has filled every seat. Gary Mantz was appointed to the 2 year Trustee position, previously held by Laura Horn. Mark Roach was appointed to the 1 year Trustee position after Rev. Lisa Johnson retired from the board to place her energies into her ministry and healing. The board is grateful to have these two talented members join us once again.

March is a time for new growth and renewal. The Center’s mission is to assist you with opportunities to learn more about and deepen your spirituality. We are committed to being of service to you and to the greater community of Sarasota.

Wishing you joy and love,
Joan Volpe, President

Healing Ministry

We want to thank all of our healers for being channels of healing energy and being of service at the Center. Our basic healing classes continue and an intermediate healing class series will begin in the second quarter of this year as well as refresher classes, advanced classes and elective classes during this year.

We are here to support you in your health and well-being. Whether you are facing a physical challenge or otherwise, we are here for you in your daily life. We are always available to send energy, healing and inspiration.

Anyone who would like to receive healing may call or email the Center office or go to the contact page of our website. Rev. Lisa Johnson oversees this process. Our healers are dedicated to be there with the healing you need. Someone is always there for you.

The first Wednesday of the month, March 6, is dedicated to Healers Healing Healers in the Sanctuary at 6:00pm.

Education Committee

The newness of spring brings excitement and wonder. For the Education Committee, such excitement brought forth the idea of having a Psychic Arts month. The teachings of Metaphysical Spirituality for the Sarasota Center of Light are based upon the philosophy and science of healing and mediumship. From this foundation, we branch out to learn more about how energy and connection to the spirit realm manifests in different formats. Our March program is focused on such teachings. During the Psychic Arts month, learn about psychometry, angel readings, sacred palmistry and reading auras. Please watch for the details in the service Bulletins, Facebook and our website.

On the evening of March 15th we will be joined once again by Chong An Sunim, the Hungarian monk who shared his teachings and loving energy with us last year. This dharma talk is the special Friday night event offering for March. Please share the news with your friends.

Many of you will recall the successful special event with Joanne Leo in January and her unique abilities with psychic numerology. Many of you asked for the opportunity to have individual readings with Joanne. We are pleased that Joanne Leo will be joining us to offer readings on March 30th. Please contact the office to make your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you at these events. In the meantime, enjoy the excitement and wonder of spring.

With love and joy,
Joan Volpe, Chair

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright happy hours that stay with you all year long.

Infinite Insights

“Make your love timeless in your heart. Be the love in all that you are. Love is the vehicle of the divine. Your heart speaks true of your divinity. Let love be the vehicle, soft and gentle, allowing us to work with you to bring forth the essence of your divinity.”

You are Loved.

Hands of Light

Dear members & friends,

We wish to thank everyone who donated to the February Blessing Bowl, which was designated to Hands of Light. Due to your generosity, we will be able to continue to have interesting coffee hours for you to enjoy!

The March coffee hour on March 3rd will be a St Patrick’s Day theme, so bring on the GREEN!

A special thanks to team member Katherine Schlosser who hemmed the drapes in Davis Hall.

The April coffee hour will be a celebration of Easter and will include the children of Every Day Blessings. We are requesting members and friends to donate wrapped candy for the plastic Easter eggs and maybe some small baskets. If interested, please bring in the donations by the end of March so we have time to fill all of the eggs.

HOL will continue to support All Faith’s Food Bank, Everyday Blessings and Stillpoint Mission. Any donations for these groups will gladly be distributed.

Anyone interested in joining our enthusiastic team, come join us on the third Sunday each month at 5:30 p.m. in Davis Hall. All are Welcome!!

Your Hands Of Light Team

Thank You!

The Board of Directors wishes to thank Rev. Lisa Johnson for her service as a Trustee on the Board. Rev. Lisa has held this position since August 2017 and has been a board member for a total of 10 years. Rev. Lisa continues with her commitment to Sarasota Center of Light placing more of a focus on the healing and ministerial aspects of the Center.

We thank you, Rev. Lisa, for all you have done and continue to do.

Sarasota Center of Light Welcomes Back
Buddist Monk Chong An Sunim

Chong An Sunim returns to Sarasota Center of Light for two events presenting an in-depth and inspiring insight into Zen, Zen Meditation and the powerful effect it has on Spiritual awakening and inner knowing.

Dharma Talk – “Who Are We – Experiencing Our True Nature with Zen Meditation” on March 15 at 7:00 p.m.
The evening will include discussion, conversation and questions and answers.
Sanctuary, $15 Love Offering, No one will be turned away.

Zen Meditation Workshop
On March 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chong An Sumin will lead Zen meditation during the workshop as well as
discussion and questions and answers.
Davis Hall, $15 Love Offering.

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