“Are You a Mystic?” with Cheryl Austin

ALL ARE WELCOME! You BELONG at Beacon – Spiritually open and intentionally inclusive since 1958.

According to the world-renowned teacher of spiritual practices Mirabai Starr, ”A mystic is a person who has a direct experience of the sacred.”  Our service on September 17th is an invitation to explore your spiritual journey. We will unpack this topic, just a little, in small groups to discuss your experiences.

Fr. Richard Rohr, in his book The Naked Now, says, “It is not about believing unbelievable things or renouncing your rational mind.” It is a way of thinking and acting, which opens the possibility for experiencing a different perspective, a presence, or a mystery. The experience can transform us. You may be wondering if this type of experience is accessible for the scientific mind? Albert Einstein thinks so! Einstein said the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. He encourages us to pause, to wonder, or stand rapt in awe. 

Bring your rational mind and all of your gifted self and creativity to tap into your own journey! Our worship leader is Cheryl Austin. Cheryl has her Masters of Arts in Theology and has been a guest preacher since 2010; and joining her will be Worship Associates Kim Angelo and Pia Driessen-Knittle with music by Andrew Schroeder, our new Music Director, and Pete Garcia, our new accompanist.