Celebrating the Divine Masculine
We are saddened by the recent shootings, especially in Florida. Please pray for the people lost in the Orlando shooting and all those lost in other shootings around the country and the globe. Pray that peace comes into troubled hearts and people will find the courage to reach out for help rather than resort to violence. Our prayers are with the families, their friends, and all of us who work for peace. Our prayers are especially with our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community for comfort and healing.
NEW Summer House Concerts: June Concert was Michael Mandrell from Portland, OR and miniature sculptor, Dillon Bugalski. July’s Concert will feature Jandriel with Zentangle artist Kate Gates. August’s Concert will highlight Coral Skye and visual artist Fran La Blanc. Concerts are held at 711 Silver Drive and begin at 6:30PM. Donations welcome at the door. Bring a snack to share.
The Montrose City Council voted not to allow installation of any Peace Poles on city property. However, the 100 Peace Pole Project will continue. To order your Peace Pole, call 970-252-0908.
19 Peace Poles have already been installed or in process. We only have 81 to go towards our goal of 100. Call 970-252-0908 to order your own Peace Pole or for more information about the project.
LEARNING: If your community mental health center offers classes in Mental Health First Aid, you will gain a better understanding of how to help those who are suffering. Sometimes just having a friend to talk to can make the difference between getting help and trying to committing suicide. Be a friend.
SHARING: In this time of planting flowers and vegetables, think about sharing leftover seeds with friends and neighbors, or planting flowers along the sides of the roads in your area. Let’s work to make Mother Earth even more beautiful this year.
SERVING: Take time to thank a veteran or someone serving in the military for their service. It is the 120th Anniversary of the U.S. Army and the 50th Anniversary of the Viet Nam war. Until we find a way to keep the peace, we honor all those who have given their service in the name of peace.
GROWING: Read a new spiritual book, join a spiritual discussion group, have coffee with a spiritual friend and catch up on the latest spiritual practices.
Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don’t see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.
— Eckhart Tolle
Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.
— Pope John Paul II