February 18, 2016
Introduction to BioSpiritual Focusins
April 1, 2014
When Sleeping Women Wake, Mountains Move
a talk given by Melina Rudman to the UCC Women's Celebration
in Portland, ME on March 29, 2014
Good afternoon. I love words: I love to read them, write them and share them. Here are four quotes that have guided me as I prayed and wrote this talk.
When sleeping women wake, mountains move. - Chinese proverb
Jesus said, "I say to you, that if you had faith like the grain of a mustard seed, you may say to this mountain, 'Move from here,' and it will move, and nothing will be difficult for you. - Matthew 17:20
Once we are awake to who we are, we stop playing small and we stop trying to be special; our lives shift from one of strategy and greed to a life of serving and showing up as who we are in any way we can.- Charmelie Ardagh
Dare to let that holy flame within you grow hot and dangerous and you will look the world straight in the eyes and say.... - Charmelie Ardagh
Thank you for inviting me to be with you here today and for choosing to be with me this lunch-time. I hope you are enjoying yourselves and that all you consume here, food for body and soul, nourishes you.
We need nourishing, don't we? The women...
February 10, 2014
I love metaphors and have been working with a new one. It came as I was watching a short video in which a health care professional was explaining how Alzheimer's Disease affects vision. She talked about how, when we are young, we have great peripheral vision. As we age, it decreases a bit, but remains pretty good; unless we suffer from dementia. She explained that as people's dementia increases their peripheral vision decreases - moving from normal range of vision, to a "binocular vision" and finally, as the brain loses its ability to process information, to "monocular vision."