Given 3/20/22 for Unity of New York
This is a 1 minute excerpt from a class I taught at Unity of New York, inspired by Eric Butterworth, on being fully present in the moment.
This is a 1-minute excerpt from a class I taught at Unity of New York. Inspired by Eric Butterworth, I use H2O as a metaphor to illustrate unity vs. multiplicity. Ice, Water, and Steam are all one - yet distinct.
This is the final 3 minutes of a 25-minute talk I gave on Star Wars (the original trilogy). It was part of the 2018 summer film series at Unity of Long Island .
Put on a Happy Faith - 24 min talk begins at 41:15. Delivered LIVE at Unity of Montclair on 4/24/22.
Where is our Faith being placed? And what is the QUALITY of our faith? Is it angry, sad, mechanical, escapist or happy? And what KIND of happiness are we talking about? Material or Spiritual? References to Jesus, Rumi, Psalm 8 and more.
Hosanna in the Highest: The Metaphysics of Palm Sunday - 23 min talk begins at 33:20. Delivered via Zoom for Unity of Montclair on 4/10/22.
Let's Think About How We Think About Health - Song Begins 25 min in and 28 min talk begins at 29 minutes in. Delivered via Zoom for Unity of Montclair on 3/27/22.
An exploration of the ways we think about health, including "Metaphysical Malpractice," i.e. using New Thought Principles being used to shame people around health. This is a deeper look at healing and what it means.
Women, Love, and Power at Unity of NY - 27 minute talk given to Unity of New York virtually on 3/20/2022.
Toxic Masculinity affects us all. Rev. Yarnall speaks about the importance of re-integrating the Feminine into ourselves and our society, with references from Riane Eisler, Eckhart Tolle, Debbie Ford, Walter Wink, and Jesus (Matthew 5:38-45). Rev. Robert includes personal experiences with the feminine aspects within him, and looks at the need we have to heal our collective shadow, our dis-owning of all things feminine. Loving our enemies also means loving those "enemies" within.
Loving Wastefully: A Tribute to John Shelby Spong - 25 minute talk given to Unity of Montclair 2/6/2022. Talk begins at 29 minutes into the service.
John Shelby Spong (1931 - 2021) - Episcopal Bishop serving Newark from 1976 to 2000 - is a spiritual hero of Rev. Robert's. This talk serves as an introduction to his life and thinking.
See the RESOURCE PAGE for more on Bishop Spong.
In 2021 Rev. Robert offered a Summer Talk Series on Unity's Five Principles at Unity of Montclair.
Introductory Talk "Inter-Dependence and The Five Principles of Unity" - 24 minute talk given July 4, 2021 at Unity of Montclair (via Zoom) - TALK BEGINS at 36:00
Only One Power - Unity's 1st Principle - 26 minute talk given July 25, 2021 at Unity of Montclair - TALK BEGINS AT 26:30
Owning Our Goodness: Unity's 2nd Principle - 25 minute talk given August 15, 2021 at Unity of Montclair.(via Zoom) - TALK BEGINS AT 31:30
Spiritual Authority: Unity's 3rd Principle - 26 minute talk given August 29, 2021 at Unity of Montclair (via Zoom) SONG starts at 12:15, TALK at 16:30
Spiritual Tools: Unity's 4th Principle - 27 minute talk given September 5, 2021 at Unity of Montclair.(via Zoom) - TALK BEGINS AT 29:30
Living from Truth: Unity's 5th Principle - 26 minute talk given September 26, 2021 at Unity of Montclair (via Zoom) TALK BEGINS AT 36:30
For Giving or For Getting - This 18 minute talk looks at the imbalance we often have in our culture between giving and receiving, what is giving vs. exchanging, and a look at debt both literally and figuratively.
Spiritual Authority; Truth & Fiction in the Stories We Tell Ourselves - Individually and in groups we create stories about life then repeat them until they box us in. Who is "narrating" our life? How do groups create collective stories that harm others through racism, sexism and other biases? This 15-minute talk, given via Zoom on 8/8/21, explores all of this with references to the Hebrew Bible, Jesus, Buddhism, Gandhi and Einstein.
Overcome with Joy! Delivered via Zoom for New Thought Spiritual Center of Long Island, this 15-minute talk covers the spiritual side of adversity as honored through Passover and Easter. Often the Joy we experience is related to how we process the adversity in our life.
Laughter Allowed During Lent! Details at 11... Go to the 30 min mark to see this SONG and TALK. Given at Unity of Montclair March 14, 2021.
Rev. Robert looks at Humor and Laughter as Spiritual qualities in this one-of-a-kind talk. References to Father James Martin, Mother Teresa, Einstein, Teilhard de Cahrdin, the Bible, and Elmer Fudd.
Self-Love: Beyond the Cute Cliche (Go to the 35 min mark to see this 24 min talk)
Rev. Robert takes a deeper look at the topic of Self Love. What is the "self" and who is doing the loving? Where is the love coming from and what is really ego love masquerading as "Self Love"? Includes 3 Acronyms to help remember the tools mentioned in the talk. With references from the Bible, A.A. Milne, and Carl Jung. Given at Unity of Montclair.
On Earth as it is in Heaven: Toward Inner and Outer Peace (24 min talk begins at 37:30)
On 11/29/20 Rev. Robert spoke at Unit of Montclair on interconnection, finding peace in these divided times, and more - with references to Jesus, The Little Prince and Rumi.
Re-Claiming the Feminine: A Key to our Well-Being - talk starts 29 minutes in.
For Gay Pride 2020, a look at how misogyny warps us culturally, spiritually, and physically and how re-claiming the disowned parts of ourselves that we consider feminine will help us individually and collectively to lead fuller, more inclusive lives. A 25 minute talk given at Unity of Montclair.
March 15, 2020 was the first of many broadcast-only services for Unity of New York given during the Covid-19 crisis. The talk covers the importance of love right now especially and delves into what the word can mean if we dig deeper than the usual Hallmark and pop song cliches. With references to Martin Luther King, the Quakers, Jesus, and my mom. The full talk is around 25 minutes.
See my premiere talk at Unity of New York, recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City on May 19, 2019. In it I offer a three-point program for accessing the divine creative realm. With references to Jesus, Moses, Rumi, Eckhart Tolle and more. OR See the talk as presented in Norwalk,CT
Martin Luther King and the Call to a Higher Law.
We often hear about the Dream on MLK Day, but Dr. King had a lot more to say and his radical message challenges us today to bring our spiritual beliefs into the world in a tangible way. Given at The New Thought Spiritual Center of Long Island, January 20, 2019. (MLK Weekend)
From Killing to Kindness - Spiritual Lessons from the 6th Commandment.
A metaphysical look at "Thou Shalt Not Kill," going deeper than we normally do. Given at Unity of Long Island, Fall, 2018. NOTE - The talk starts around 1:45, after the Charlton Heston movie clip....
From Greed to Gratitude - Spiritual Lessons from the 10th Commandment.
A metaphysical look at "Thou Shalt Not Covet..." The talk looks at our modern tendency toward greed and how we can move toward gratitude as a practice. Given at Unity of Long Island, Fall, 2018. NOTE - The talk starts at around 2:30, after the Charlton Heston movie clip.