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Meeting at the Sylvan Community Center in Citrus Heights
Sunday Service 10 AM

Your Inner Stepmother

In June and July, we share a summer series based on the enduring tales that are woven into our cultural worldview. We begin by revisiting Snow White, and on future Sundays explore strange and wonderful places and beings like Oz, Neverland, Hook and the Baba Yaga.

The best interpretation of these tales is when we realize that each character in them is part of our own psychology. In each human psyche there are both feminine and masculine energy. In the absence of a positive model for feminine energy, the psyche can create false models, seemingly powerful or desirable, but actually destructive.

Has there ever been a time in your life when your appearance was more important than what was on the inside? When you looked to another person, a job, a house, a wardrobe, to prove your worth?

These are traits of our Inner Stepmother--symbolized in the tale of Snow White by the wicked Queen. She seeks her validation from the outer world—asking the mirror who is the fairest, not knowing that the world faithfully mirrors back our self-concept. She also seeks validation from things that are superficially feminine, primarily her appearance.

In these, and other ways, we each see ourselves in these characters, masculine and feminine engaged in a dance toward wholeness.

Join us at USC as we reveal, and heal, the legends of our lives! 

Namaste,

Rev. Carla 


Listen to Rev. Carla's talks and meditations from recent services:

Services and Events

Previous events

Date Event Location
Potluck and Potlatch Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Sunday Service: "The Day My Father Died" Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
 —  — POSTPONED: Make Your Life Mask Workshop Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Video Circle: "Mother Night: Myths, Stories and Teachings for Learning to See in the Dark" Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Spiritual Coffee Break Service: "Your Inner Stepmother" Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Healing Circle Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Sunday Service: Sacred Sound and the Spirituality of Music Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Prayer Chaplain Meeting Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Sunday Service: Memorial Day "Time Keeps Turning" Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Potluck and Potlatch Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Sunday Service: "Leave Space for God" Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
 —  — May Faire Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Spiritual Gifts Workshop Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Sunday Service Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Sunday Service: "Looking at the Divine Design of Our Lives" Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Prayer Chaplain Meeting Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Sunday Service: "Spiritual Gifts" Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
May Day Gathering at the Lawson home at the Lawson home
Potluck and Potlatch Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights
Sunday Service: “Easter: The Promise of Life Eternal” Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights Sylvan Community Center, Citrus Heights

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