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Unitarian topic will be love versus fear

By Jean Strahlendorf
Special to The PREVIEW

On March 9, Jane Garms RN, MSN will present a talk based on the notion that conditions in life are often blamed on other people, places or things, rather than a result of our life decisions. Sometimes, humans desire to blame God or other deities as the culprit for current conditions and situations.

In 1979, a psychiatrist by the name of Gerald Jampolsky M.D., wrote a book entitled, “Love Means Letting Go of Fear.” This book has changed countless lives and continues to be a best seller. Jampolsky explains that there are only two real emotions: love and fear.

This talk will refer to Jampolsky’s concepts and further delve into 12 principles involved in choosing to live under the umbrellas of love and fear. Practical application of these 12 principles involves learning the nature of the individual principle and the opposite nature of the same principle. By understanding the nature of the principles, individuals should be able to make discerning choices in their lives with a greater awareness of the possible consequences. Considerations will include physical and mental illness that are a result of choices made in life.

Various truths are sure to be discovered during this session. Comparisons to biblical writings and other sources will be included. Discussion will be encouraged and handouts will be used to provide more depth through interaction.

Garms has been a nurse for 35 years, having earned a master’s in the profession in 2008. She is well acquainted with the trials and tribulations of the human spirit, based upon her counseling and teaching experiences involving chronic illness and motivational healing.

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship sponsors a children’s spiritual educational program and encourages families with children to please join us for our Sunday service. Our children’s religious programs teach our Unitarian Universalist heritage, ethical living, moral precepts to love your neighbor, work for a better world and to search for truth with an open mind. Arts and crafts projects also are utilized to illustrate these principles.

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 March 6, 2014.