February 16, 2019 – Invited Guest Speaker for the Richmond/Central Virginia IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) Community Group, 10 a.m. – noon, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 12291 River Road in Richmond VA 23238. Combining decades of college teaching and community ministry experiences with a passion for discovering indigenous ways of being in the world, Cathie will talk about her first published book, Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New, and explain how its content equips us for living in this time of unprecedented galactic changes, which ancient cultures and religious seers prophesied. Call it “Age of Aquarius” (astrology), “Kali Yuga” (Hindu), or the “Fifth Sun” (Mayan cosmology), it is marked by humanity’s exit from a 13,000-year cycle of spiritual and cultural decline, and entrance into a 13,000-year period of ever-increasing consciousness and awakening to the fullness that is our birthright. That birthright is the indigenous (literally “in-born”) soul that resides deep within each one of us, no matter who our ancestors are. At this rare yet most opportune time for us to remember what it means to be fully human, Reviving Our Indigenous Souls offers an owner’s manual-like guide on how we can make the most of this cosmic occasion to ascend into higher dimensions of consciousness while discerning our unique identities and purposes in this current lifetime. Through the exploration of ancient ways of living in balance and harmony with all forms of life, and the application of 31 common verbs that collectively capture what it means to be fully human, this book is a perfect companion for a new age journey! For more info on Richmond IONS, click here.
March 10, 2019 – Guest Minister at Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, 3051 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185, at 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Presenting “The Journey Within” – While journeys are typically thought of as outward ventures, Rev. Cathie Stivers will lead us on a journey inward. Through analysis of the word “journey,” including a comparison of similar terms from the mystical traditions of various world religions, we will discover how the “light” within us guides us on our paths in life. Cathie will include concepts from her recently published book, Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New. For more information about Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, click here.
March 24, 2019 – Guest Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rappahannock (UUFR), 10:30 a.m., 366 James Wharf Rd., White Stone VA, 22578. Presenting “Not Our Grandparents’ Apocalypse,” Cathie will explore the original meaning of “apocalypse” and what it means to us in 2019, as compared to earlier interpretations in the previous century. The word “apocalypse” is often associated with words/phrases such as “Dooms Day,” “the end of the world,” “Judgement Day,” “Armageddon,” and other (mostly) fear-based terms. But it literally means “disclosure, revelation, uncover.” For more information about UUFR, click here.
Thursdays in April 2019 (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th), 7-9 p.m. at Chrysalis Institute; 213 Roseneath Rd., Richmond VA 23221. Cathie will be teaching WEAVING YOUR INDIGENOUS SOUL INTO YOUR MODERN LIFE. Our modern lexicon labels certain peoples as “indigenous”—but we are all indigenous, no matter who we are or where we come from. Learning from our ancient past and remembering who we are as a human species can help us tap into our purpose as individuals. Thinking about your personal evolution through this framework is like going from regular TV to high definition: your purpose in life becomes clearer and more vivid. This class is for you if: * You want to connect with our common humanity and explore why it matters. * You’d like a new perspective on what’s true and what’s an illusion. * You’re eager to shed things you no longer need. For more information and to register, click here.