Sunday Message – December 3rd, 2017

Led and piano’d by Professor Alastair.

Good morning and peace to you this day in the light. As the air grows cold, we give thanks for the silhouette lace of trees against a moonlight sky. We give thanks for the stars, and the dark spaces between them that leave room for questions and room for more light still. We give thanks for the wind, which carries the echoes of all the voices that have spoken to it before, and memories of all the lungs which have breathed it. We give thanks, for this reminds that we are alive, we are here, and we are part of this great living web called Life.

To all life there is time, and by time all things are done. Given enough time, a trickle of water can wear through stone. Given enough time and investment of energy, all things can change and grow. With enough time and love, even the thorniest gardens can be brought to flower. Time teaches us to be patient. Love gives us reasons to keep waiting and hoping. In times of uncertainty and darkness, patience is at times our only option. Suffering is unavoidable, but can be endured. Life is an ebb and flow of joy and pain, and it is the intertwining tale of each, and how we meet each moment, which gives our lives meaning. With every second of time given to us, we can embrace the circumstances we have, find ways to do the most good with what we have, and thereby make of ourselves living art, choosing to paint our hearts with the wild and brazen colors of hope and love, and where there is art and love, there is also Light.

The Light goes with all hopers and dreamers. If you can picture a better, kinder, more loving world, then the Light is with you, and gives you tools and talents, and circumstances to use them. Each day presents us with challenges to hone our skills, and moments where we may choose to use them. We cannot meet the need every time, but we do what we can when we can. We choose to meet each day as it comes to us, and do what good we can to spread what love and light we can. Therefore, we must always be watching and waiting in the name of Light and Love.

Amen and Namaste.

Sunday Message – November 19th, 2017

Led and piano’d by Professor Alastair.

Good morning, and peace to you this day in the Light. We have come to the season of thanksgiving, where we tally what we have sown, and what we have been given by grace. We give thanks for our lives, for the breath and blood sustaining us, for what health we have, for what food sustains us. Let us remember always to use our privileges for the good of others– when we have health, let us tend the sick; we when have food, let us feed the hungry. We are each agents of Light, and the Light sustains us so that we might bring light to others.

We are thankful for all the beauty of the world, the brilliance of the sun, the life-giving rain, the majesty of mountains, and the mysteries of the sea. We give thanks for the wind, and the secrets it carries, and for the trees through which it murmurs, which give us the air in our lungs. We give thanks for the marvels of the modern age, for the technologies that allow us this connection, for the advancements that heal and better our lives, and for the people who are brave enough to chart the way when new paths must be tread. May we all know the pull of the stars, and the call of the Light in our hearts, and be willing to follow.

We give thanks for our past, the things we have seen, and the lessons we have been taught. None of us would be where we are if not for where we have been, and wherever you have come from, you are exactly what you need to be in this moment. We give thanks for love, however it manifests in our lives– let us be thankful for family, friends, spouses, mentors and confidants, and all people who have shown us kindness when we needed it. Let us be filled with love of our own. Let us recognize ourselves as worthy of love, and make ourselves brave enough to share our love with others.

Amen and Namaste

Sunday Message – November 5, 2017


Led by Professor Alastair.

Good morning, and peace to you this day in the Light. We give thanks today for the fire of our spirits, and the brilliant tapestry of life, of which we are all part. This world is full of wondrous things, life more diverse than anything we could imagine. We must respect all life, for all living things share in this time and energy, the ephemeral power of now.

The natural world is our mirror and our teacher. Reflected in the world around us is the truth of life and time, the presence of the Light, and the interconnectedness of things. By studying the world, we study ourselves. The water speaks of patience, the air of change. The elegant brutality of predator and prey teach us of life and death, the necessity of each. We move through this chess game of fate and chance, teaching ourselves as we go, watching for patterns and signs, and choosing daily to follow the pull of the Light.

We exist in the intricate balance of life, stewarding a world we do not understand. We must make ourselves allies to each other and the creatures in our care. Let us be mindful citizens of our planet, and act upon it with respect, not greed. Growth and healing come only from compassion, and we must nourish our environments and ourselves in the name of love.

Amen and namaste.

Sunday Message – October 29th, 2017

Led by Professor Alastair.

Good morning, and blessings this day in the Light. We give thanks today for the love in our lives, the life in our lungs, the ways in which the Light provides for us. We are each travellers in this world, each with our maps, paths, and provisions. We must do the best we can with what we have, and follow our heart’s lodestar when the world is dark.

It is difficult to find stability and quietness. All around us, the world roars in its tempestuous chaos. Song is lost in the grind of war, kind words dissolve into frustration and anger, and the generous hand clenches into a fist. This is the toll of Darkness, this harshening and closing of the world. It takes far more courage to remain open and soft in the face of such a cacophony.

But it is love we must trust, and love we must walk in. Love is what will gentle the wilds, and calm hatred’s crimson tides. Love is what makes us able to forgive one another for the darkness in ourselves, and what inspires us to extend our hands to others. Let us love fearlessly, and boldly. Let us place the flower of kindness on the teeth of rage, and look into the eyes of others so that we might find better reflections of ourselves. Let us sow love wherever we walk, at every opportunity, so that the world might blossom on our wake.

Amen and namaste.

Sunday Message – October 22, 2017

Led by Professor Alastair.

Good morning, and peace to you this day in the light. As the air turns colder, the geese flee, and the wind speaks of winter’s horizon, I am reminded of the strange timing of all things. “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Whether by fate or chance, we are each steered through this world, pulled by things unseen along currents we cannot understand.

It is useless, I think, to deny the presence of this underlying current. We cannot know all the turns of our path, all its intersections. The only thing we can do is follow the path ahead of us, address our circumstances as they are, and allow ourselves to accept opportunities the Light provides us. When we allow life to unfold in all its raw and genuine splendor, we glimpse the greater plan, and for a moment, we do not feel so alone.

Change is difficult. The unexpected is startling. Life will present us with things we never imagined. The world is full of the strange and marvelous. The less we resist its strangeness, the more quickly we can enjoy what this world has to offer, and start leaving our marks on it. Let us, then, submit to being conduits of Light, instruments of the Plan, and meet each day of life with open eyes and a welcoming heart.

Amen and namaste.

Sunday Message – October 15th, 2017


Led by Professor Alastair.

Good morning, and blessings this day in the Light. We give thanks today for the breath in our lungs, the stars in our sky, and the unfolding horizons that remind us there is still more than we know. We are each on a path in this life, one we have no map for, and one that will lead us through all manner of treacherous places. There will be times we feel alone in the midst of crowds, and times when the world frightens us with its chaos and truth.

The Light leads each of us, and weaves the story of our lives into tapestries we may never see. Our days are full of fateful intersections. There is something new to learn in everyone we meet. Sometimes the voice of a stranger can break a lifetime of silence. A single act of compassion can leave life-changing ripples in its wake. We must always leave our doors open to the world, for it is only through making connections with others that we grow.

At times, our paths will require us to take great leaps of faith, to risk trusting in others, to make ourselves vulnerable to the effects of love. The future is nothing but a nebula of possibility, and is there anything more frightening than the unknown? We will never know everything, and can never hope to do everything right all the time. We can only do the best we can with what we have, and continue to choose love over hatred, Light over Darkness. I believe for as long as we choose the Light, the Light will guide us, and our paths will cross with those we need, and those who need us. In our travels and meetings, we become the people we are meant to be; we must only be brave enough to follow the path.

Amen and namaste.

Sunday Message – October 8, 2017


Led by Professor Alastair.

Good morning, and blessings this day in the Light. We give thanks today for the crisp air and pale sky, inviting our reflection and reminding us we are alive. We give thanks for the blazing colors, brushed across our landscapes by the Divine Artist, and in this time of change and transformation, we invite the Light to show us new paths, and bring us into our true colors.

Our lives intersect in ways we will never see the full scope of, leaving ripples in the lives of others as we move through the world and time. We may be, as Carl Sagan said, “a pale blue dot… a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” but the very atoms of our beings have power and meaning, exerting our individual energy on our surroundings. We are each connected to the greater whole. To reach out and make a difference to one is to make a difference to everything. In the words of Christ, “That which you do to the least of these, you do unto me.”

It is not necessary we each become world-reknowned or the best in our fields. We must only show up, be engaged, and be invested in making change for the good in the world around us. Walk with kindness, choose peace wherever possible, and ask questions of everything you see. Trust the divine spark inside you, form your own thoughts, remember love in everything you do. To close with Whitman, “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”

Amen and Namaste.