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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Dec.24: Christmas Eve

Listen as Sherry shares the story of the "three trees" and reminds us that we are all here on purpose for a purpose during Spirit Space's candlelit Christmas Eve gathering. Click the link below to listen/download this beautiful, magical, musical Christmas Eve Service:

CHRISTMAS EVE

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dec.18: Hanukkah: It's All Our Celebration, Too

Hanukkah is the Hebrew word for “dedication.” Hanukkah represents freedom and prosperity and miracles. It’s about light - We are the lights that bring freedom, joy, miracles, prosperity to the world. Hanukkah reminds us of this Wisdom.
Listen as Sherry reasons on the “Feast of Lights.” Click the link below:

HANUKKAH: IT'S ALL OUR CELEBRATION, TOO

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dec. 11: A Little Child Shall Lead

The emphasis of Christmas, historically, has been about the birth of a child, a very special child. There is so much richness in this story regarding our own Spiritual birth and evolution. “Except you become as a child, you will not know the Kingdom of God.” Listen to and/or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dec.4: The Spiritual in Ritual

Christmas time is a season of rituals. Rituals are here to help us connect with the Infinite. Yet, rituals without consciousness are really only habit. Enlightenment means to “shine a conscious light.” Let’s shine enlightenment on the rituals of the season. Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

THE SPIRITUAL IN RITUAL

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nov.27: The Gifts of Courage & Respect

True courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to proceed in spite of it. The gift of Spirit is Courage. It takes courage to dance to your drum. It takes the Gift of Respect to allow others to do the same. That is Respect. Dr. Martin Luther King said: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

THE GIFTS OF COURAGE & RESPECT

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nov.20: The Gift of Awe & Wonder

Guest speaker, Salvatore Sapienza, reasons about this Gift of the Spirit which has often been interpreted as Fear of God. It really means in Awe of The Mystery and Majesty of our Creator. Listen to or download Sal's reasoning by clicking the link below:

THE GIFT OF AWE & WONDER

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nov.13: The Gift of Right Judgment

The Gift of Right Judgment assists us to discern, to make decisions that support and sustain our physical and spiritual lives. The Buddha spoke of Right thinking; right thinking comes from Right thoughts. The Gift of Right Judgment is our inner compass that directs our path. Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

THE GIFT OF RIGHT JUDGMENT

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nov.6: The Gifts of Wisdom, Understanding & Knowledge:

November’s Reasonings will be on the Gifts of the Spirit (Isaiah 11:2,3). They are Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Right Judgment, Awe and Wonder, Courage and Respect. Sundays in November will showcase each of these gifts that have been given to us, for us, from God.

In this first reasoning, Sherry reasons on the gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge. Wisdom is to know God, Understanding is know yourself as God knows you, Knowledge is to use the Wisdom and Understanding to Co-Create with the Infinite. Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

The Gifts of Wisdom, Understanding & Knowledge

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oct.30: The Energy of Human Love

This reasoning concludes the series on ENERGY. Sherry will be speaking on our relationships with each other. Sherry has been certified as an Imago therapist for 15 years. The creator of Imago, Harville Hendrix, author of Getting the Love You Want, has been a leader in couples works for over 30 years. Sherry will be presenting some of the teachings that have been so successful for millions of couples, including Oprah and Stedman. She will also address three levels of human love. Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

THE ENERGY OF HUMAN LOVE

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oct.23: The Energy of Angels

In this reasoning, Rev. Vivian Love discusses the energy of the angels. Rev. Vivian is a Spiritual Intuitive whose medium is her beautiful, playful and deeply spiritual gift of communicating with the angels. You will not want to miss what the angels have to say about energy. Listen to or download the reasoning by clicking below:

THE ENERGY OF ANGELS

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oct. 16: The Energy of Relationships, Love & Support

Love is the highest form of energy. It was love that created us. It is love that sustains us. A Course in Miracles reminds us Everything is either LOVE or FEAR! The energy of love cancels out fear. We will look at the universal vibrational force of energy called LOVE. Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

ENERGY OF RELATIONSHIPS, LOVE & SUPPORT

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oct. 9: The Energy of Health and Physical Vitality

Sherry's Reasoning looks at the human body as an energy form. Different holistic health modalities will be reviewed. Our body is energy in physical form. We were created by Energy and when we are not in alignment with our energetic vitality we experience a lack of health and physical vitality. Dr. Bruce Lipton has done research to prove we are even capable of changing our DNA . It’s All Energy! “We are respectfully and Wonderfully Made.” Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

THE ENERGY OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL VITALITY

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oct: The Energy of Money

The month of October is dedicated to Energy. As Oprah said in her last Reasoning on her TV show, “Everything Is Energy.”

Energy begins formless and we create form. This makes us co-creators with God, or The Source of All Energy. Form can come in MONEY, HEALTH OR RELATIONSHIPS.

In today's reasoning, Sherry introduces us to what Joseph Campbell called congealed energy: Money. Money is a form of energy. Financial prosperity comes when we have congealed energy flowing freely with no leaks. Listen to and/or download the reasoning by clicking the link below:

THE ENERGY OF MONEY

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sept. 25: The Grand Cosmic "Come As You Are" Party

You have received an invitation to the Grand Cosmic "Come As You Are Party." Are you ready to say "yes" to this invitation to life? Listen to Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

GRAND COSMIC COME AS YOU ARE PARTY

Monday, September 19, 2011

What Will It Take to Change the World?

Sherry looks at what it will take to shift the energy of this physical world. This reasoning is dedicated to those who have served in organizations that are world- changing, making a positive impact for us all. There will be presentations by Maggie Fitzpatrick, Celeste Teters and Brooklyn Lackner. Maggie served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines, Celeste served in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua helping to bring running water to a small village, and Brooklyn served in the Peace Corps in Mississippi with flood victims. Listen to and/or download the reasoning by clicking the link below:


WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sept. 11: A Spiritual Journey: Intuition, Faith, Tragedy & Gifts

Guest speaker Greg Gerrans reasons on the Tenth Anniversary of September 11th. He shares with us his spiritual journey towards faith through overcoming life’s challenges. Hear the story of Greg and his partner, Greg, and their journey together towards becoming parents and the tragedy that struck us all that nearly stopped them. Greg and Greg lived in downtown Washington, D.C. during the time of the 9/11 attacks; listen to Greg recount that day and period in their lives which bore the gift of bringing their son Mason home. You will not want to miss this special Reasoning on this significant date:


A Spiritual Journey: Intuition, Faith, Tragedy & Gifts

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sept. 4: Lessons from Peace Pilgrim

Guest speaker Salvatore Sapienza shares the inspirational true story of a woman known simply as Peace Pilgrim, who gave up all her worldly possessions and found true prosperity. "All of us can work for peace, right where we are, right within ourselves," Peace wrote, "because the more peace we have within our own lives, the more we can reflect that into the outer world." Listen to or download Sal's reasoning by clicking the link below:

PEACE PILGRIM

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28: Rasta Wisdom

"Ya, Mon - Rasta Lives" - Join Sherry and Rasta musicians for a Reasoning of Oneness and The Rastafarian Way. There will be Rasta drumming and you will be introduced to the "OVERSTANDING" of the I and I. A story by Cedella Marley, Mr. Bob Marley's daughter, will be read to the children about the song ONE LOVE. Listen to and/or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:


RASTA WISDOM

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 21: Zen Wisdom

Zen means Enlightenment. This comes from the realization that one is already an enlightened being. And the most spiritual experiences come not in words or in intellect but from sitting with oneself and the ONE. Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Gita Wisdom: How Shall I Live?

The Bhagavad Gita reminds us of the war of Selfless Service and Nonattachment. Sherry's reasoning on the Gita beautifully reminds us that we are loved and cared for beyond comprehension. You will not want to miss listening to the reasoning which is accompanied by the beautiful yogic music of Vahana Kirtan and Jim Cooper. Listen/download by clicking the link below:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 7th: Sufi Wisdom

August will be a month of exploring the wonder and simplicity of four wisdoms traditions. This series intertwines some of the principles of ONENESS with the simple wisdoms of Sufi, The Gita, Zen, Rasta. We will take a simple, practical spiritual journey into the deepening process of our ONENESS WITH THE ONE.

We begin with Sufi Wisdom: The One Love. "God prefers us to everything else.” This is a love story of the greatest magnitude.

Listen to and/or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:


SUFI WISDOM

Monday, August 1, 2011

July 31: What Does Living Fearlessly Look Like?

What Does Living Fearlessly Look Like? Sherry asks the question: "What would you do if you knew you were BRAVE?" What is it that is getting in your way of: Living Your Dreams, Trying Something New, Stepping Into Your Own Power? Remember, you can't cross the sea by standing at the shore. Fear is what keeps us from being BRAVE. Brave is what we are when we feel the fear and get in the water anyways. Listen to and/or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:


LIVING FEARLESSLY

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24: Words of Success (Oprah's Last Show)

Sherry's reasoning is from the words of one of the most successful people of our time: Oprah Winfrey. She gave her farewell reasoning on May 25, 2011. She emphasized Passion, Responsibility, Validation and the Grace of God. It has been said if one wants to be successful, surround yourself with successful mentors, listen to their words, emulate their lives. Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

WORDS OF SUCCESS

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 17: Signs, Symbols & Synchrodivinity

We are all co-creators and are in direct communication with God. As we become more consciously aware of the messages that comes to us through nature, symbols, signs and synchrodivinity, we become more connected to the universal energy that is here to guide us. Listen to Sherry's reasoning and explore the mystery of sacred signs. Click below to listen and/or download:

SIGNS, SYMBOLS, and SYNCHRODIVINITY

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10: Mychal's Prayer

Guest Speaker: Salvatore Sapienza. You won't want to miss Sal's inspiring dedication to Mychal Judge, the first recorded causality at the World Trade Center on 9/11, and learn Mychal's prayer of surrender to Spirit: "Take me where you want me to go. Let me meet who you want me to meet. Tell me what you want me to say. Keep me out of your way."
Listen or Download by clicking the link below:


MYCHAL'S PRAYER

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3: INTER-dependence Brings Prosperity

Sherry reasons on our Interdependence Day. It is the day we realize we are interwoven. The key to freedom and prosperity is our connectedness. Mother Teresa said: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other." Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking on the link below:

INTER-DEPENDENCE BRINGS PROSPERITY

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26: Fire of Passion

There is a fire in your soul that is called Passion. It is hot and powerful. What is your Passion? Passion is being connected to your Purpose. Passion is what keeps your Spirit burning bright. It is what fuels your purpose. In this reasoning, Sherry gives everyone an opportunity to go within to affirm and confirm their purpose and passion. Listen to or download the reasoning by clicking the link below:


THE FIRE OF PASSION

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19: The Fiery Furnace

Sherry reasons about the Biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The metaphysical thought in this story will raise your consciousness. This is a powerful story for anyone who has had the experience of being thrown into a fiery judgment pit because they stood up for the truth and personal integrity. As Thomas Merton said: “How do you expect to arrive at the end of your own journey if you take the road to another man’s city?”

Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking the link below:

THE FIERY FURNACE*
*Audio problems during recording. Sorry for the inconvienence.

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 12: Burning or Burning Out?

We are either a burning torch or a burned out match. What keeps our torches burning? Sherry reasons on Spiritual and physical burnout in our lives. Learn ways to keep your torch burning. As George Bernard Shaw wrote: “This is true joy in life…Life is no brief candle. A candle, it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” Listen or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking below:


BURNING OR BURNING OUT?

Monday, June 6, 2011

March 5: Pay It Back or Pay It Forward (Prosperity Sunday)

Sherry reasons on the prosperity principle: Pay It Back or Pay It Forward. We have all heard that one is more blessed to give than to receive. But what if they are really one in the same? Sherry looks at this from a Buddhist thought called Giving the Giver. Listen to or download her reasoning by clicking the link below:


PAY IT FORWARD or PAY IT BACK

Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 29: What is this thing called MINDFULNESS?

We hear and read much about the topic of mindfulness as a spiritual practice. What exactly does that mean? Sherry shares from Buddhist Wisdom and her own journey into mindfulness. Come hear a life coach's perspective of mindfulness as a tool to reach your goals. Listen or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking on the link below:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 22: The Perception of Angels


Guest speaker, Rev. Vivan Love Kyle, angel intuitive, artist and counselor, introduces us to a higher understanding of communication and perception of angels. Listen/Download her reasoning by clicking the link below:



THE PERCEPTION OF ANGELS

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 15: Running From My Shadow

We all have a shadow. This shadow is not who we are. It is an illusion, yet it is our shadow. Many of us spend our lives running from it. Marianne Williamson says, "The only thing we should actually fear is not looking at our shadow, for our denial of the shadow is exactly what fuels it." Listen or download Sherry's reasoning by clicking on the title below:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 8: The Divine Mother Within (Mother's Day)

Speaker: Salvatore Sapienza. The Divine Feminine is expressed in all major faith traditions from Mother Mary (Christianity) to Kali (Hinduism) to Kwan Yin (Buddhism) to Shekhinah (Judaism)...and She is expressed thru you, too. Though Mother's Day is seen mostly as a celebration of our biological mothers, we celebrate the spiritual Mother which dwells within each of us (regardless of gender) and is constantly creating new life. Listen/download Sal's reasoning:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1: Acres of Diamonds (Prosperity Sunday)

Sometimes what we are looking for is right in our own backyard. Often we look for what we believe we don't have because we miss what we do have. Sherry will tell you where your diamonds are. Listen/Download her reasoning by clicking below:

ACRES OF DIAMONDS: PROSPERITY

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 24: Easter Sunday: How To Hitch Your Soul to a Living Comet

Celebrate the joy of renewal by looking at Jesus’ last blessings to us all. Looking at this from the Aramaic translations, we celebrate the joy of blessings and renewal of spirit as our soul awakens to resurrection. Listen/Download Sherry's Easter reasoning by clicking below:

EASTER SUNDAY: HOW TO HITCH YOUR SOUL TO A LIVING COMET

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 17: Palm/Rock Sunday

At Spirit Space, Palm Sunday is celebrated differently than traditionally expected. Palm Sunday is about Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem . A little spoken of wisdom says that the rocks were more central than the palms. Come find out what this is all about to the story. To listen to or download Sherry's reasoning, click below:

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April 10: One Solitary Life

What was Jesus’ purpose and message? What made a man born in an obscure village, with questionable beginnings become one of the most celebrated, worshipped figures of all time? Who was this Jesus? What are the principles of his teachings that can truly change lives? To listen to or download Sherry's reasoning, click below:

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 3: The Crucifixion Story

The month of April is filled with Christian tradition. It started last month with Lent. Then Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter morning. It is all about the life of a man called Jesus. A man of mystery and mysticism. This month’s reasonings will be dedicated to some of the Life and Teachings of Jesus.

Instead of ending the month with this story, Sherry has chosen to begin the series with this story. It is central to most Christian thought. Sherry asks the question, What is the Truth? A man whose life was about love and healing has a religion named after him that is about one of the most bloody abusive acts of humanity. We will look at this story from the Biblical, historical and metaphorical contexts.

Listen/Download the reasoning here:



Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27: From Elizabeth to Eli: Made in God's Image

Jack and Jo Vandenberg will share the story of their family’s journey. They will share the love, the pain and the joy of having a transgendered child. Your heart will be moved with compassion. You will be amazed at the courage and faith that is possible when unconditional love is present. Listen to or download their reasoning:



Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Peacock in the Land of Penguins Video

Video to accompany March 20 Reasoning:

March 20: A Peacock Surrounded By Penguins

Sherry’s reasoning is on the perils and possibilities of being unique, colorful and creative in a world of black and white, in a world that values conformity. Listen/Download:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Even Eagles Need a Push Video

Video shown during March 13 Reasoning:

Banker Helps Mother Duck and her Ducklings

The story Sherry spoke of in her March 13 Reasoning:

March 13: Even Eagles Need a Push

Even Eagles Need A Push: Eagles represent our Spirit. Sometimes our Spirit needs the push of encouragement, the presence of courage, the patience of a loving presence, a persistent reminder of the “truth of being.” Come learn from the Wisdom of the eagles, how to soar in our Spirits. Listen/Download Sherry's reasoning:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lessons From the Geese video

Watch the video that was played before Sherry's March 6 Reasoning:

March 6: Lessons From The Geese

March is another enlightening, exciting month for Spirit Space and our Community. Often we speak of how March will come in: Will it be roaring like a lion or a gentle lamb? At Spirit Space we will bring it in with our feathered friends, the birds.

We start off with geese. Geese seem to know something we humans have not yet mastered. Listen and learn of the secrets of success, community, connectedness that the geese just know instinctively. You will be reminded that the greatest accomplishments in life are not achieved alone. Listen/Download:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The 100/0 Principle

This is the video shown at Spirit Space during Sherry's reasoning on RESPONSIBILITY on Feb. 27:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Feb.27: The Jewel of Responsibility

The fourth jewel in the crown that sits on the heart of love is RESPONSIBILITY. Loving and being loved carries a responsibility. Come hear a rather radical idea about Responsibility and Relationships:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Feb.20:The Jewel of Acceptance

Acceptance is the third jewel in the crown that sits on the heart of LOVE...Acceptance of oneself, of others and of the Infinite...Accepting the amazing possibilities that there are just waiting to be yours. Listen/download Sherry's reasoning below:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Feb.13: The Jewel of RESPECT

Respect is the second jewel in the crown that sits on the heart of LOVE. Who do you respect to teach you about LOVE? We will look at a few very respectable teachers, Jesus, Mother Teresa, Rumi, A Course In Miracles. Listen/Download Sherry's reasoning here:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Feb.6: The Jewel of Trust

The theme for the month of February is "Matters of the Heart." Love comes from our heart and our heart wears a beautiful crown made of precious jewels. Each Sunday in February, Sherry will be giving a reasoning on one of these jewels:

The first reasoning is on the jewel of trust. Either you trust or you don't. Whether it is in yourself, others or God, trust is essential to healthy relationships. This reasoning will look at where the source of trust comes from. We also will look at the difference between trusting and putting your trust in someone or something.

Listen to or download Sherry's reasoning on TRUST below:

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jan.30: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Guest speaker, Salvatore Sapienza, concludes our month-long metaphysical journey to the Land of Oz by taking us somewhere over the rainbow. The colors of the rainbow correspond with the seven chakras, the major energy forces in the body. The rainbow symbolizes the bridge between the physical world and the world of Spirit. Listen to his reasoning:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jan.23: Witches, Lions, Tigers, Bears & Flying Monkeys: Evil and New Thought

Our metaphysical journey to the Land of Oz continues with "Witches, Lions, Tigers, Bears and Flying Monkeys." Where does "evil" fit in the New Thought, higher consciousness mind? Listen to Sherry's reasoning:
(Note: There were technical difficulties during the recording, so the reasoning doesn't begin until the 6:48 mark):

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jan.16: Toto and the Wizard

Toto is a unique aspect of ourselves. Without Toto, Dorothy had little joy in a gray Kansas. What is this TOTO within? And we can't forget the Wizard can we? As we travel on our Spiritual Yellow Brick Road, we will no longer be satisfied with the image of a fearsome, removed God, pushing buttons and pulling strings. Listen to Sherry's reasoning:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jan.9: The Poppy Fields of Our Lives

The first of a four-part Wizard of Oz series begins. We'll continue our metaphysical journey to the Land of Oz in the Poppy Fields. We all fall asleep in the "Poppy Fields" from time to time. We all have a "Yellow Brick Road" to follow. Join Sherry as she reasons with us about our journey on this spiritual, magical path:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Jan. 2: The Alchemy Process: Burning Bowl/ White Stone

The Reasoning: The Alchemy Process. This is the time when we release the old and affirm the New by celebrating a beautiful ritual, The Burning Bowl and White Stone ceremony. It can be more meaningful than New Year resolutions. It is definitely more powerful. Listen to Sherry's Reasoning: