Speaker: Laura Walter

Letting Go, Letting In

Join our very own TPUUF member Laura Walter in preparing for the New Year through a Burning Bowl ceremony. Laura grew up in the Unity tradition, similar to Unitarian Universalism in that it is principle-based. One of the five principles of Unity is that thoughts have the creative power to determine events and attract experiences. Laura will speak about how this principle influenced her life, and the good (being very aware of self-fulfilling prophecies) and bad (guilt of believing in faith healing and still being ill) of retaining this belief. Let’s consider this interesting philosophy to see if anything can be found in it to help each of us in our own search for truth and meaning.

At the time of the New Year, the Unity community observes the Burning Bowl ceremony, a silent ceremony to symbolically burn away thoughts, processes, events and conditions, so the New Year can be met with a clean slate. This symbolic release aspires to be cathartic, helping us to let go of limiting thoughts and initiate new habits and new ways of thinking. The Burning Bowl ceremony will be part of this worship experience designed to invigorate and renew, helping us to greet 2020 with open heart and mind.