Sunday, February 8, 12:30-3:30pm
It will cover, among other topics:
- Holy vs. special relationships—the root cause of all suffering.
- The message of my heart.
- Forgiveness—the path to freedom and happiness.
- Rising in love vs. falling in love.
- Creating the ideal holy relationship.
Additional information about Rev. Joan Gattuso
Rev. Joan Gattuso is one of the most insightful and compelling teachers of our time. She has inspired millions internationally through her weekly messages, stirring lectures, workshops, counseling and bestselling books, A Course in Love and A Course in Life. Joan’s third book, The Lotus Still Blooms, received The Silver Nautilus Award, given to authors of books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth.
Joan’s current venture is completing her fourth book, The Power of Forgiveness, which will be published in latter 2015.
Joan was born in Akron, Ohio where she lived a short time before her family relocated to Gloucester, Massachusetts. At a young age, Joan developed a great love for New England, and in its beauty and comfort Joan began her early quest for spiritual enlightenment.
Over the years, Joan’s openness to exploring life’s many opportunities has allowed her to evolve through the highs and lows that come with living a full life. She has withstood and triumphed over difficult relationships, a cancer diagnosis and subsequent path to healing and the struggles of building a sustainable church.
Joan’s own often painful history developed her commitment to healing the past and attracting joyous circumstances and loving relationships into her own life. Joan has imparted these critical life lessons over the course of her career as a teacher, speaker and author and has become a highly sought after mentor and guide.
Through the insights into her own life, Joan has gained an intense understanding of our deep connection to a Higher Power and the inner workings of human relationships and their potential when they are partnered with a spiritual foundation. Joan has also applied these principles in her personal business and in the establishment of Unity of Greater Cleveland in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where she served as minister for 29 years.
Joan developed many of her tenets through her work in 1979 to become a Unity minister and her ongoing studies under His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people. She has adopted his teaching that the purpose of life is to be happy through compassion, humor, wisdom and spiritual insights. Joan gently guides individuals in her workshops in the steps to get there, to integrate happiness and love into their everyday lives and maintain their personal inner joy while gaining liberation from suffering.
She is a dynamic speaker relating her knowledge to all paths of life, guiding those from the most learned to the reluctant seeker into a deeper understanding of the exceptional possibilities within this present life. Joan is joyfully living her philosophy of a happy, holy relationship with her husband and soulmate David Alexander on the island of Molokai in Hawaii and continues to be a beacon of light to those seeking a more triumphant life experience.
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