Speaker: Bonnie Rose

The Power of Sacred Irreverence

“Holiness is everywhere. It abides hidden in the infinite ordinary and seeks expression through our intimate recognition of it.” -- Bonnie Rose
 
As a former registered nurse, actress, and opera singer, Bonnie Rose's career trajectory has been anything but run-of-the-mill, but through it all her life's purpose has stayed constant. Bonnie lives through love: being love, sharing love, and serving love.

Currently the Senior Minister at the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, Bonnie has dedicated herself to a ministry with roots in the Transcendentalist Movement of the 1830s, believing "that the universe is spiritual and has intelligence, purpose, beauty, and order." It honors all the world’s great spiritual teachings and all paths to God -- "whether we call it God, Spirit, Energy, or Universal Intelligence."  She and her congregation believe that through study and spiritual practice, each of us can come to understand our oneness with this in-dwelling Divine Presence, because all people, places, and things emanate from the Universal Intelligence that is within us and all around us.  When we do so, "other areas of our lives fall into place and we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and bring more peace and harmony to the world."

Bonnie furthers her life's mission of being and sharing love by aiming to create ripples of goodness through acts of kindness and generosity, big and small.  She teaches a non-dual approach to reality and focuses on inspiring all beings to, as she puts it, "live like the Truth is True." The values of ServiceSpace (the umbrella ecosystem for these Awakin calls) -- leading by inner transformation, focusing on small acts of kindness, and trusting the ripples of goodness -- have had a profound influence on Bonnie's ministry.

Over the years and across the many dimensions of her life, Bonnie has left beautiful footprints in the hearts of animal and human friends, as well as in the hearts of her service community. Her blog DailyBeloved gives readers a window into her world -- a world where the mythical reveals itself in the ordinary, the sacred in the profane, and profound insights blossom out of very human encounters. Written with warmth, wit, irreverence and honesty, her reflections convey the essence of her vibrant spirit.

Join us in conversation with this loving and lively spirit!

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