At-one-ment and Belonging


This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful; in a word, more alive. ~ Alice Waters

Welcome to Paths of Heart“- a high spirited, heart-centered community where we gather together in music, poetry, commentary, and dialogue to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love – in our own lives and throughout the world.  Paths of Heart is a 501(c)(3) Human Services/Educational non-profit organization that uses the arts, especially, to encourage and propel seekers of a better, more peaceful world to find ways to serve, while becoming more kind and compassionate human beings.

We welcome you as we collectively and individually explore the sweet mysteries of life – this is an invitation into co-creation! Our gatherings are most every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 117 Evans Drive in north Fort Collins. Childcare is available (please let us know ahead of time so we can make arrangements).

We hope our paths cross soon!

October 1st

There are so many things we’ve been thinking about this week (!), but 2 of them are this concept of “At-one-ment” and the other is our sense of “Belonging”.  We hope you’ll add to the conversation as we discuss….and we hope you’ll stay afterwards for our potluck,which was postponed from last week!  The weather forecast looks pretty good so far…

“At-onement achieves atonement. Because, in order to achieve atonement we must first arrive at onement….On Yom Kippur we embrace our essence with that Essence Within and Beyond. And we say to one another, ‘The dance may be faulty, but the hearts are one.’ There is no longer “should”. There is “is”. All is forgiven. At onement. ~  Tzvi Freeman

“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging does not require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”
~ Brené Brown

“When you are ready to match your situation to your soul, you will find that you feel a new sense of harmony and increasingly connected to the ebb and flow of the universe.” ~ Madisyn Taylor

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, October 1st –
The weather forecast looks much better today for our monthly potluck!  Bring a yummy dish to share and your own washable plate and utensils.  We’ll provide various beverages.

Tuesday, October 24th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with The Frontera Project, featuring NY musicians Abel Mireles on saxophone and Myles Sloniker on bass.  This will be their first stop before continuing their tour in Texas and Mexico.  Mark Sloniker will be joining them on piano, with other special guests.  Start time is 7 pm. $20 suggested donation (pay what feels right to you).

Saturday, November 4th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa’s paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (amount is always up to you!).

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit!
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.


We are grateful for the moisture we are receiving these days – always a wonderful thing in Colorado!  We are affirming sun and warmth for our potluck, though…  🙂

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

What are you grateful for today?

Other Details….

If this has been forwarded to you by a friend and you would like to join us, we encourage you to add your name to our newsletter list, as schedules do occasionally change,and we like to keep you informed of topics and special events as well. Just visit our website and click the newsletter sign-up link. If you know of other interested and kind-hearted souls, please refer them to our website, or they may also contact us by email: or by phone: 970-484-9600, to learn more about our organization. Thanks! 

CAR-EOGRAPHY *  You may park in the driveway, as well as diagonally along the north side of our property.  Should those areas become full, please park out on Hwy 1, which has plenty of space and a nice wide shoulder.  Please watch for cars as you are exiting and entering your vehicle, though! The carport area is reserved for folks with special parking needs. Out of respect for our neighbors, we ask that you kindly refrain from parking on Evans Drive beyond our property line. Car pooling is encouraged.  We also have a bike rack for cyclists!

Yoga with Heart!

We do yoga here in our “community space” on Mondays and Wednesdays (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  All levels are welcome to participate.  Let us know if you’re interested in joining this heart centered practice!

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ― Rumi

Please note, we are a “remove your shoes upon entering” household (what better way to bare our “souls”…!).  Feel free to bring slippers or thick socks for your comfort (and we always have extras!) 

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