Anger Is Neither Good Nor Bad
September 6, 2017
 Eric msg 1 
       message unanswered prayer       
Anger has only one cause: unmet expectations.
When the world does not conform to our desires,
we become angry.
This is just what’s so.
In many instances, anger is the healthiest reaction
to what’s going on.
It’s what we do with our anger that matters.
If we repress it, we can become bitter and depressed.
Unbridled anger can become a destructive rage
that destroys everything in its path.
Anger is not a healthy lifestyle.
It isn’t worthy of being worshipped.
Anger without perspective too often becomes
hatred or self-righteousness,
and that’s when you are in danger of losing your way.
On the other hand,
if we use it as a fuel to take action in the world,
that can be healing and productive.
Speaking your truth is vitally important.
Fight the good fight,
but never lose your sense of compassion,
or your sense of humor.

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Sunday, September 10 - Rev. Colette:
By Popular Demand: When My Prayers Aren't Answered

Peter Kirkland is back with us as our guest musician

Meditation at 10:00 am / Children's Program opens at 9:55
Celebration service at 10:30 - potluck brunch follows

We're offering two services every Sunday starting October 1!

It's our eighth anniversary celebration, with Spirit of the Sound Choir
(9:00 service, 10:00 coffee hour, 10:30 meditation, 11:00 service, 12:15 potluck)

Tibetan Bowl Meditations weekly starting this Sunday, September 10, 5-6 pm
A deep, centering meditation grounded in the toning of Tibetan Bowls
In the Sanctuary - free/love offering

Workshop with Gino Walker: Recognize, Release, and Receive
Friday, September 15, 7-9 pm / Saturday, September 16, 10 am-4 pm

Uplift your awareness, empower your decisions, and expand your joy.
Gino returns for a dynamic, heart-opening workshop - $60.
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And Gino's our guest musician that Sunday.  Learn more about Gino here.

The Dream Team starts next Monday, September 11:
a 9-month class to support you in manifesting your dreams

September 2017 - June 2018 - click here for more information.
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Fanna Fi Allah Concert Friday, September 22, 7:30-10 pm
Traditional Sufi Qawwali music from India and Pakistan
Facebook event and ticket purchase info here   ($30 in advance, $35 at door)
Watch this video about their travel to sacred Sehwan Sharif in Pakistan

Peace Rising: Streaming Film Series, September 9-24
Films for the Planet is offering free or low-cost streaming
of several documentaries on peace and compassionate action.
It's part of a global focus on World Peace in September,
culminating in a global-synchronized meditation September 24.
Learn more here

Beyond Limits: an introduction to our teaching - with Rev. Colette
10 Wednesdays, September 27-December 6, 6:30-9:30

Learn and practice universal principles to live your life to the fullest
(No class on November 22) - $210 / $150 if retaking - click here for information

Thanks for your wonderful suggestions for talk titles.
September and October are "Congregants' Choice."

September's talk series is "By Popular Demand"

September 3: Staying Peaceful in Troubled Times
September 10: When My Prayers Aren't Answered
September 17: Forgiving Others
September 24: Forgiving Myself / Yom Kippur

Listening Heart Group meets first Sundays
Our Practitioners are offering a monthly gathering on first Sundays at 12:30.
Whatever is on your heart is welcome here - loss, chronic illness, grief, life challenges.
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Amazing Grace Spiritual Center                                                        Services 10:30 am Sunday
A Centers for Spiritual Living Church
                                                Potluck brunch 11:45
Rev. Eric O'del  206.402.2633
                                                            2007 NW 61st St  Seattle WA 98107
Rev. Colette Mercier 425.891.7892                                                   at the corner of 20th Ave NW in Ballard

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