paying attention

Paying attention to….. In Jeanette’s Reflection on Prayer, she mentioned the concept of ‘paying attention to’ (mindfulness). In Michael Williams recent review of Richard Flanagan’s new book ‘The Living Sea of Waking Dreams’ he suggests the “book’s key concern..is wilful obliviousness”. Williams says it is “a story about the Age of Inattention’. He feels that…

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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer Centering Prayer is an invitation to rest in God, to relax and let the Holy Spirit pray through us “in sighs too deep for words.”  It is inspired by Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.”  It is not meant to replace other forms of prayer, yet it can cast…

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Probiotics & eco-kinship & puppy yoga

I have a suitcace of empty Yakult bottles I have saved because I think probiotics illustrates the symbiotic relationship between humanity, bacteria and all life.  So one day, when free to do so, I will construct a labyrinth of Yakult bottles as a Deep Ecology installation to illustrate the inter-connectedness and kin-ship of all life…

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Holding on and letting go

The following service was shared at Sophia’s Spring on November 4, 2018.  It was prepared and led by our Minister, Rev Jan Sebastian. This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. Rumi…

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Sophia’s Spring celebrates midsumma festival

Midsumma Festival is Victoria’s premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival, made for and by communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality.  At Sophia’s Spring we think diverse gender and sexuality is definitely something to celebrate, and so we do with a Sunday morning service, in the usual time and place.  FEBRUARY 4TH 2018…

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Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, November 12, 2017 10am Learning Centre, CERES   Bring your pet (or animal photo) for a blessing.  The blessing ceremony will take place outside the Learning Centre at CERES and will start at 10am. Barbara Allen, first Chaplain of the Lort Smith Animal Hospital, author and current Creation & Spirituality Project Worker for the…

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Eggstravagant Easter

Bonbon marzipan marzipan lemon drops dessert danish. Chocolate bar oat cake cupcake brownie powder macaroon. Liquorice liquorice pudding pudding lollipop. Tiramisu cake carrot cake cotton candy cotton candy ice cream. Donut gummies jujubes candy canes. Halvah tiramisu donut tart. Chocolate candy carrot cake jelly lollipop caramels pastry donut. Jelly-o wafer icing bonbon apple pie. Jujubes…

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