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Best Rev Ahriana Platten podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Rev Ahriana Platten podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Rev. Ahriana Platten, Ph.D provides tools and perspectives that make living in today's complex world easier and more meaningful. Ahriana covers topics like Interconnectedness, symbology, imagination, universal law (attraction, abundance), relationships, right livelihood, and much more!
 
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Lately, I have been thinking about the word “Belonging." It’s such a simple word, yet has a profound meaning. To “belong” means you are accepted as you are. Your presence is not just noticed, it is proclaimed — in the same way one might proclaim an auspicious happening. If I could choose a word for the opposite of loneliness, it would likely be ...…
 
Guest Speaker Chris Chickering teaches us about how to enhance our lives by being aware of where your focus is, utilizing our innate creativity to just simply being in each moment as it comes. We are so thankful that Chris was able to join us and not only bring an amazing lesson but also bless us with his amazing musical talent!…
 
We apologize for the poor quality of this recording, but are thankful we have one to share. This Sunday, Rabbi Walli Carranza will help us continue our multicultural interfaith series — "It's not just about the Golden Rule." Sharing about the birth of Judaism, and what it means to be Jewish in today's world.…
 
"The Penultimate Sermon: All the Things" (Part 1).All the things I want to say to all of you: the blessings, the thank yous, the faith, the hope, the love. My next to last sermon (the penultimate sermon) will say all the things I wanted to say over the last few years to the best of my ability and within 15 minutes.…
 
This Sunday, we kick off a new theme for the Month of November: The Art of Gratitude. Gratitude is an art. And what is ART? What does it mean to be artful? What are the tools of your particular art experience?By Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
This Sunday, I lead a guided meditation to bring us into our deep wisdom, calling forth the Divine who lives through us and as us. We welcome the healing of mind, body and spirit.By Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
This Sunday we will think about and discuss who makes up our personal ancestry boards. Some are really amazing, some are guiding and helpful, some travel with you and help you navigate this beautiful old world. Who’s on your board? Who makes the list and why?We will also think about how you might wish to be remembered by those who follow you — ...…
 
Rev. Remple, is a lifetime liberal Mennonite pastor will reflect on the ins and outs of the Anabaptist movement which started in 1525, and what this movement means for “Christianity.” Using story, poetry, and song to explore the history behind what it means to be a Mennonite and thus “Christian” in today’s world. Thank you all for your commitme ...…
 
October is a special month at Unity Spiritual Center. It is the time we honor our ancestors. For most of us, remembering those who came before us feels good. While others, find nothing to honor in those who came before us.How do we know whether our ancestors were good people or not? Why do we honor them? If our familial stories include addictio ...…
 
You may sometimes hear me use the word "Seva." “Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. In ancient India Seva was believed to help one’s spiritual growth and at the same time contribute to the improvement of a community. This is the art of giving with no need to receive, ...…
 
Rev. Julia McKay from High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, joins me as we kick of our new program: Its not just about the Golden Rule! We discuss the cultural foundations of Unity and Unitarian Universalist, what problems each religion arose out of, and what tools each faith uses to address those problems. Take this opportunity to get to ...…
 
In this Sunday's service we explore the power of Centering Prayer as a tool to help deepen your relationship with the Divine Presence.In centering prayer we make an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.By Rev. Roger Butts
 
Even though we officially mark the end of summer on the Fall Equinox September 22nd, the signs of fall are already here. We have already had a few blustery days, it's a bit cooler in the evenings, and I am noticing the first fallen leaves on the ground. You are probably feeling the change inside your soul. Fall is the time of release. What shal ...…
 
This week Rev. Roger delves in to the lead up to the Sermon on the Mount, and leads us to focus on the right things, forget all the flashy distractions and focus on what brings you life. He also leads us to focus on the many blessings that surround each and every one of us, giving us a homework assignment to bring a photo in next week of someth ...…
 
These words are seated both in experience, and also in faith. Our experience tells us that, while certain afflictions may not change, our ability to cope with them will. We know that change is inevitable and provides the foundation for growth. Our faith allows us to use these words as a reminder that the sun will shine, we will rise into a new ...…
 
In this beautiful ceremony members of our community share stories of what water means to them, experiences from their summers and offer blessing to our community.By Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
The world we live in is a chaotic place, so how can we find peace in the midst of it? Rev. Aliza shares a paradigm shift about finding peace and other ideas from her recent book, Paradox of Awakening — Finding Peace in a World of Chaos. Be inspired, stretched and moved through her exploration and discover one simple practice you can do anytime, ...…
 
This week Rev. Ahriana gave us a small and simple reminder to continue to drop into peace before we react. Please always remember that what we are doing here is really important. We are moving divine consciousness and are holding a place in the divine mind that sees the highest good as not just possible, but forthcoming and active in today's world.…
 
Reaghan and Emily Overpeck have both graduated this year, each of these graduates share a few words about what this program has taught them and what they are taking out into the world from their time in Unity. Congratulations we are so proud of the two of you and all the hard work you have put in!!!!…
 
In this lesson we explore the concept of “first harvest.” As we move toward August the first fruits are ripening on the vine, what is manifesting in your life right now? What have you been focusing on and what are you seeing in the way of results? What is ready for harvest and what needs to grow more? What has yet to bring forth fruit?…
 
How do we joke around with each other without sinking into sarcasm and messages of judgement? How do we talk about it when family humor hurts our feelings? Recognizing how we are using humor, and ensuring that when trying to be funny we are not unintentionally hurting or bullying others while trying to make others laugh can be the greatest gift ...…
 
This week Rev. Roger speaks of the many great mysteries in life, and the questions behind the why that things happen the way they do. Get his take on it, and hopefully expand your minds to include all the great mysteries that surround us.By Rev. Roger Butts
 
Last week's message was about, "Marginalia" and Other Gems. Billy Collins writes funny, profound, beautiful poems. Since it is summer, and our topic is humor, we'll explore the big lessons in his funny small poems.The question to ponder before we meet: What have you learned, quite by surprise, in a most mundane ordinary everyday moment of your ...…
 
On our beloved Larkin Flora's last day she shares with us her story, and her why about what brought her here to us and where she feels she is going.By Rev. Arhiana Platten
 
On our beloved Larkin Flora's last day she shares with us her story, and her why about what brought her here to us and where she feels she is going.By Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
What is your “why”? What incident in your life forms the foundation of a powerful personal choice, a transformative experience, or a life changing interaction? Our stories are about so much more than the obvious circumstances of what occurred. Often someone will say “I wish someone had told me….”Our stories are the telling of the things others ...…
 
In 1943, the Dorchester, a large ship carrying service men, merchant seamen and civilian workers, was attacked and sank on the way to a US base in Greenland.Four chaplains, from a variety of faith traditions, answered the deepest call in their context.Join Rev. Roger as he shares this moving story and invites you to explore your own sense of co ...…
 
In this lesson from Rev. Ahriana, we continue our exploration of the Hero's Journey (which is YOUR journey) with special attention on courage and transformation!By Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
Every one of us is on a life quest of some kind. In the lesson from Sunday, May 12, we begin looking at our personal “Quest Story.” Each life quest has a common beginning – a goal. The goal could be finding true love, seeking the wisdom-keeper who can answer a challenging question, acquiring a treasure, or getting to a place safely. What is the ...…
 
Last week, Rev. Roger shared a story about the messiah as our neighbor, exploring how hospitality plays a role in day to day life. The second story of the messiah from Sunday, May 5 is about a struggling monastery, a wise Rabbi and a group of monks who see each other in a new way.What or Who do you see when you see your brothers, your sisters, ...…
 
In the lesson from Sunday, April 28, Rev. Roger shares a story about a young fugitive who seeks to hide himself in a village, in order to save his life. A young minister is caught in a dilemma when the soldiers coming looking for the fugitive. This story asks: Where should the minister go to find guidance in solving his ethical dilemma. And the ...…
 
In the lesson from the 9 am service on Easter Sunday, we explore the metaphysical interpretation of the traditional Easter story with the help of members of our community.By Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
As we move more deeply into the month of April, we also move more deeply into our exploration of the world win which Jesus was living. The lesson from Palm Sunday is a story of hope, a story of courage, and perhaps a story that reminds us why Jesus was seen as a heretic.Do you ever wonder how to stand up for what you believe in? Do you ever fea ...…
 
In this lesson from Sunday, April 7, Rev. Ahriana leads us through an exploration of first century Palestine. How much has changed since Jesus' time? What has stayed the same? Why does it matter to our lives today? Listen to find out!By Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
In this delightful service from March 31, Rev. Ahriana shares a story about a small girl, the goddess Ostara, and the Easter Bunny that is sure to open up your childlike heart. After that, she leads a Springtime guided meditation, taking you to the edge of your dreaming and then gently awakens you through the wise and calming heart of the Holy. ...…
 
Annie Dillard, the nature writer and mystic, writes a remarkable story about her green typewriter that started to erupt and burn in the middle of the night once when she was living alone in a house while writing a book.It is a strange story, and not much happens apart from the burning typewriter, but somehow it captures the mystery at the heart ...…
 
During two "Ask Ahriana" services from Sunday, March 17, Rev. Ahriana answers the questions of the communityBy Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
During two "Ask Ahriana" services from Sunday, March 17, Rev. Ahriana answers the questions of the communityBy Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
In this lesson from Sunday, February 24, Rev. Roger introduces us to Rachel Naomi Remen and her book, My Grandfather's Blessings, using the short story "Blessing" as a launching point to think about love.Who loved you into being? Who provided you a sense of rest and peace and comfort?Rachel's grandfather, during his Sabbath time, took care to u ...…
 
In this parable about the wise man and the golden ring, Rev. Ahriana explores the issue of self-love. There is a belief in our society that you must love yourself before you are capable of loving another. I don't really agree with that idea. It has been my experience that we can learn to love ourselves by exploring the ways in which we love oth ...…
 
What would you do for those you love? How do you show love? Why is it important that love is more than just a word we say? Rather, it is is the foundation for the way we live and treat each other.As we continue exploring One Humanity: Many Stories, we are listening to stories that teach us how to love. The story from Sunday, February 10 is call ...…
 
All month, we will be looking at Agape, the highest form of love. What is agape? It is Divine love. Rev. Ahriana reminds us, that "if you are not looking for love within, you are without."In this lesson from February 3, 2019, we explore how at midwinter – known as Imbolc in Pagan traditions, Saint Brigid's Day in Catholic Ireland, or Groundhog ...…
 
January 27, 2019The lesson from Sunday, January 27 is the story of amazing grace.By Rev. Ahriana Platten
 
Stories orient us. Show us what it means to be human. Inspire us. Challenge us. Give us a sense of where we've been and where we're going. Stories teach.In this lesson from Sunday, January 20, Rev. Roger shares a story about the prophet Muhammad, a favorite story of his. Oh, and it features Moses too.In this story, we learn that God is willing ...…
 
The lesson from Sunday, January 13 kicks our 2019 theme One Humanity:Many StoriesWhy this topic of study? Well - there are a few reasons.First, our entire lives are seated in the stories we create about the things that happen to us. It's valuable to unearth and examine these stories because they deeply affect how we live our lives. Second, the ...…
 
In ancient traditions, when someone was held a prisoner and had completed their sentence, they were given a white stone. This stone established that they had completed the imprisonment and were truly free.Those who attended in person were given a white stone. Shipped from Jerusalem, this stone — like those in history — represents your freedom. ...…
 
Join Rev. Roger as we all say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019.As we say hello to a new year, let's reflect on the goal of the spiritual life: the fruit of the spirit. Fillmore had a lot to say about the fruit of the spirit, and we'll explore each one as a kind of prayer for the coming year."But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, pat ...…
 
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