Reflecting on one’s spiritual journey

By Jean Strahlendorf
Special to The PREVIEW

On June 29, the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a talk by Avalon Haykus, addressing her spiritual journey. She reflects that, in the course of a lifetime, each of us has experiences that influence us in our spiritual growth.

Haykus will discuss how her spirituality has changed through people she has met, books she has read and her life experiences. Her discussion is designed to encourage everyone to consider the evolution of their spirituality throughout their life.

This talk is based on UU principles that emphasize the “acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations,” and “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”

Haykus has been a member of the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for many years. She has served as treasurer and president of the steering committee, chairperson of the worship committee and children’s religious education teacher. From 2006-2007, she served as a paid lay minister for congregations in Sedona and Prescott, Ariz., St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and Pagosa Springs.

Haykus has a masters degree in psychology from Antioch University and specialized in the use of alchemical hypnotherapy for personal empowerment and spiritual growth for over two decades. She has been a disciple of the Enlightened Master Osho since 1980.

It is the mission of the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to “grow as a diverse community with differing beliefs and shared values. We seek to encourage spiritual growth and strive for compassion, justice and responsible action in our society and on our planet.”

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.

This story was posted on June 26, 2014.