Slowing Down to the Speed of Awareness!

This month we explore the expressions of the Sacred Self as an awake and aware consciousness.  Motivational speaker, Jon Leland will share his journey on this sacred path into a richer deep experience of awareness as an essential tool of consciousness.  We join together as a community raising our own awareness to strengthen and enhance our sacred journey living in love

Slowing Down to the Speed of Awareness reveals the connection to Flow and inner peace that is available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Unlike stress reduction strategies that take people away from work to spas or ashrams, this talk is about stress-free performance here and now. 

Jon Leland has studied Buddhist and Hindu teachings since the early 1970’s and has been an active meditator for almost 50 years. But, ironically, it was playing the game of golf that got him to confront his own addiction to compulsive behaviors and led him to the "Way of Play" and the power of ease that he will share in this talk. 

As a successful business person, owner of creative services and marketing companies for over 30 years, Jon has used these methods in the world of business as well as in his personal life.

Jon is also an experienced speaker and author of the primer, "Internet Marketing: 8 Key Concepts Every Business MUST Know.” 

The insights he shares in “Slowing Down to the Speed of Awareness” can improve the quality of anyone’s life in new, deeply satisfying ways. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your own connection to ease and fun.

Wednesday, September 27th
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Sanctuary
Motivational Speaker, Jon Leland

This month we explore the expressions of the Sacred Self as an awake and aware consciousness.  Motivational speaker, Jon Leland will share his journey on this sacred path into a richer deep experience of awareness as an essential tool of consciousness.  We join together as a community raising our own awareness to strengthen and enhance our sacred journey living in love

Slowing Down to the Speed of Awareness reveals the connection to Flow and inner peace that is available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Unlike stress reduction strategies that take people away from work to spas or ashrams, this talk is about stress-free performance here and now. 

Jon Leland has studied Buddhist and Hindu teachings since the early 1970’s and has been an active meditator for almost 50 years. But, ironically, it was playing the game of golf that got him to confront his own addiction to compulsive behaviors and led him to the "Way of Play" and the power of ease that he will share in this talk. 

As a successful business person, owner of creative services and marketing companies for over 30 years, Jon has used these methods in the world of business as well as in his personal life.

Jon is also an experienced speaker and author of the primer, "Internet Marketing: 8 Key Concepts Every Business MUST Know.” 

The insights he shares in “Slowing Down to the Speed of Awareness” can improve the quality of anyone’s life in new, deeply satisfying ways. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your own connection to ease and fun.

Cost: Love Offering
Location: Sanctuary
Contact: Christy Michaels
Email Contact: grace444christy@gmail.com

Presented By: Priestess, Rev. Christy Michaels, M.A -

She has been involved with New Thought churches since the early 70’s—either as a member of a Science of Mind Church or Unity. Since 2005, she has been an active member of Unity In Marin and a prayer chaplain since 2014. She received a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Her master’s thesis was on the impact of Eastern Religions on Transformative Psychotherapy.
Ordained as a Priestess of the Lyceum of Sophia, which provides her with legal status as a Reverend in the State of California. She was ordained by Lady Olivia at Isis Oasis Temple and Elizabeth Kelley. In addition to the Lyceum of Sophia, Elizabeth Kelley is an ordained Priestess from the Holy Order of Mary Magdalene originating in Southern France. The Order claims succession from Mary Magdalene herself and has survived, mostly in secret, by the careful selection of candidates and until recently ordaining only women. You can learn more about the order at http://gnosticsanctuary.org/lineage.html
She offers regular Divine Feminine talks and book-studies on the Gospel of Mary. Since 2011 when she first envisioned the annually Moonrise Service, where she along with other scholars like Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso, Elizabeth Kelley, etc. tell the story of Easter through Mary Magdalene’s eyes. Over 200 people participate in walking the six-station ritual of Mary’s journey from the anointing to her realization of her oneness with God while sacred music is playing. Many people are moved to tears. Christy discovered in Mark 14 v 9 that Jesus predicted that there would come a time when Mary would be remembered and discussed for what she has done.
Christy is a serious student of A Course In Miracle(ACIM) since 1998. It was during her study of the Gnostic texts and (ACIM) that she discovered that there were passages that were word for word in A Course In Miracles and in Gnostic text of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Gospel of Thomas, showing the original intent.
She lives in Marin County and travels teaching and offering seminars on a variety of topics on Divine Feminine and Mary Magdalene. One of her more popular ones is called "Ancient Mystic Women Who Seeded the Ideas of Consciousness Evolution."
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Guest Speaker: Jon Leland -

Jon Leland has been a media innovator and marketing communications expert for over 40 years. He was the founding director of creative services at cable TV’s USA Network and is also an award-winning video writer/producer/director whose past clients include AT&T, Xerox, HBO, Pacific Bell and Oracle. Among other venues, his video work has been featured at Disney World’s Epcot Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jon is the author of the book, "Internet Marketing: 8 Key Concepts Every Business MUST Know” and has led social media marketing workshops and keynotes in New Zealand and Hong Kong as well as the United States.
He currently serves as an online marketing strategist and mentor through his Marin-based company, ComBridges.
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Musical Guest: Denise Ruelas - Pianist

Denise has been playing piano since about the age of 4 and has been a member of this congregation since about 2000.  She sings and participates in and occasionally directs choirs at various new thought churches including on an interim basis at Unity in Marin.  She also plays violin in symphonies and chamber groups.  Her favorite genre is devotional songs, where the vibration of harmonious music and sweet words repeat to create soul awakening, healing and boundless joy.  She also enjoys teaching piano and yoga. . . . Read More

Musical Guest: Maureen Cortez -

Singing is my Divine calling.  I started in Chicago about 20 years ago with William Russo's Rock Cantatas - the hippest New Age musical theater company in the city.  We took our show "Aesop's Fables" to the Merced Theater in New York.  I hitchhiked out to San Francisco and have been pursuing my heart's passion ever since.  I recorded a gospel album with Bobby Kent and the Christian Cadillac.  We performed in clubs all over San Francisco.  I worked with Mick Pulver's Breakthrough Performance Workshop performing and getting the party started.  I was recently featured as the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and as the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz in local productions.  I currently sing at Unity Churches all over the Bay Area, with the Doc Kraft Band, private parties and at Amante's in San Francisco.  I love bringing joy and passion to my audience. . . . Read More