1.18.16 Meditation: Bethany Gonyea, Founder Albany Peace Project

Well, it wasn’t until I was preparing to write this post, a long time after I had recorded both the interview and the meditation, that I realized that this meditation was going to be posted on Martin Luther King Jr. day.  If I had realized that, I definitely would have referred to Martin Luther King, because today’s theme ties right into the work of that great man.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a visionary, and a man who intimately knew and never forgot the dignity of all people.  He completely mastered the skill that I invite us all to cultivate today, which is developing the discipline of holding to ideas that are good, and right, and true, regardless of whether or not the external world currently acknowledges such ideas.  Visionaries hold to their vision regardless of external circumstances which is why we admire them so much.

Visionaries have also learned to work toward making their visions come alive.  Their high definition dream gives them the courage, strength and spirit required to overcome great adversity.  When we watch King, we can’t help but see his dream, as it becomes as real to us as it was to him, even though it had not been manifested in daily life as yet.

In today’s meditation, I refer to that type of vivid day dreaming as second sight, and it is used by indigenous healers throughout the world to invoke a truth that can only be seen beyond this world.  Martin Luther King, Jr. personified this ability to live from higher truths daily regardless of whether or not he received support for them.

Today, you will have an opportunity in the meditation to invoke your higher wisdom, and draw from greater truth to live from a higher order of purpose and vision for your own life.

You may want to watch the 5:17 minute clip below of Martin Luther King, Jr below before you do this meditation, and feel the strength of his conviction, to help you call forth a higher level of purpose in your own life.

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Programs are held weekly, on Wednesday evenings,  at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany, NY.


Mindfulness For Busy People
Anne-Marie Serre, IT Specialist/Corporate Meditation Leader
Wednesday January 20 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

This session will help you apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you find the coherent calm space within you, as you focus yourself for whatever challenges you face.

Mindfulness is not mystical or magical, it is actually somewhat methodical.  There are basic techniques you can use to broaden your perceptions at any moment, which enables you to resource a much broader palette of elevated feelings, including greater joy, clarity and sustained well-being.

As an IT consultant, Anne-Marie Serre, has had to hone her ability to stay calm under pressure.  In this talk, she will share the best mindfulness techniques she has cherry picked to help us work gracefully under periods of intense stress.  She will discuss how mindfulness techniques do not actually take any “time” at all, because brief periods of mindfulness actually improves focus, energy, efficiency and creativity all which yield greater results in less time.

Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Challenging Our Agreements, and How They Shape Us
Bryce Pullano, IT Specialist
Wednesday January 27 at 7:00 PM

One of the four agreements in the wildly successful book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miquel Ruiz, is “Don’t make assumptions.”

If we all took a moment to pause and consider how many assumptions we make in life, and how much these assumptions shape our destiny, we may become awestruck by their significance.   These realizations have the potential to be so profound, they may inspire us to make lasting change in our behavior, changes that can effect the entire trajectory of our lives.

In this talk, Bryce Pullano will ask us to challenge our most basic social contracts, and examine how much we assume things that simply are not be true at all.  He will help us expose these flimsy mirages for what they are, which can help us find the truth that we need to experience real-world growth. These non-truths are best eliminated, so that we can proceed confidently in life with clear unwavering vision that sustains us in times of darkness.  Come to this talk ready to challenge all areas of your life, and to mine new insights for positive change.

Spiritual Conversations For Men
Facilitated by Glenn Hogue & Tim Moon, MA – CASAC
Wednesday February 3 at 7:00 PM

Most spiritual programs are predominantly attended by women, which often causes women’s issues to be the focus of such programming.  However, at NUMINOUS, we wanted to provide new programs that would specifically support Men’s spiritual discoveries as they do the significant work of pioneering how to blend ancient spiritual teachings with contemporary culture’s expectations of masculinity.

This is critically important work, as we seem to be in a time in history when all sorts of established paradigms are falling.   The rugged individualism of the late 20th century is being challenged on all levels, especially in relationships. The traditional roles between male and female are also being blurred as well.

How do we maintain the integrity of our yang (masculine) energy while assimilating the gentler aspects of spirituality and still be effective in this world?   How do we learn how to connect, while maintaining our individual authenticity and truth?   Many of us have learned that we don’t need to do life alone, but we are unsure of how to skillfully include input from Spirit, women, and other men, without loosing connection with ourselves.

Learning how to skillfully partner, listen, and still assert our truth seems to be a huge piece of the mission of our generation of men. These Spiritual Conversations For Men will give us an opportunity to gain answers to the some of the most distracting questions of our lives.  In a quiet environment, we can safely discuss what matters to us most, and obtain invaluable insights from other men who have grappled with the same questions.  Through this exchange, we learn that we don’t have to do “life alone.”  Also, we learn how good it feels to be supported and to provide the same meaningful support for others.   These discussions offer us clarity and direction as we learn to connect, and yet still hold individual balance.

We are extremely fortunate to have Tim Moon, Counselor, and Fo Castle Owner/Operator Glenn Hogue facilitate these discussions.  These two have over 55 years of combined spiritual understandings to chart this prosperous territory.

Prosperity  – Living a Life You Love Living
Dr. Karin Reinhold
Wednesday February 10 at 7:00 PM

Can you imagine a life full of purpose and passion that you naturally enrich the lives of others around you and yourself?
Do you wake up each morning feeling energized and ready to start your day?
Do you enjoy higher levels of vibrant health, deep love, financial abundance, time freedom?
Do you experience the confidence that you can accomplish anything that you want?

There are predictable, repeatable, spiritual and scientific method for turning dreams into reality. I first learned of these steps from Mary Morrissey – a world renowned author and coach – and her program “Dream Building”

We’ll review the 10 keys of the manifestation process, and how these are rooted in spiritual principles.

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