“United we stand; divided we are merely a distraction.” -Temple Hayes
Along with Rev. Michael Beckwith, she is a member of the Leadership Council of Association for Global New Thought and active in three international nonprofits she founded: LifeRights, a peace through people initiative, The SOFI Project, a world-wide rescue plan for companion animals, and Global Peace Workers – a 501(c)3 which focuses on Peace Through People Initiative.
As CEO and Senior Minister for one of the most innovative largest Unity churches, she creates and implements strategies and nurtures a culture of community in a diverse downtown campus which includes a free-standing new thought book store and a global soul food café.
She is a much sought after speaker, collaborator and difference maker because she demonstrates not only why we need to be the change in the world but how we can co-create a world that works through everyone.
Temple recently received the People of Distinction Humanitarian Award in Washington, DC.
Latest Blog Post
In the biblical Creation story, we are told that God created the light and the dark, and it was good. Yet how does this get so overlooked, when it is right at the very beginning of this sacred book? Light and dark are equally good and important enough to have been created in the first place.
We begin to die from the inside out when we promote separation by dismissing half of our lives in the darkness. We begin to die a little from the very beginning, because we cannot understand that greater light comes from owning the darkness and that greater joy comes from deep sadness.
Often people will comment on my deep belly laugh and how they love to hear my laughter. After acknowledging the compliment, I quickly say to them, “It came from deep cries, deep pain, and deep self-reflection.” My deepest joys come from sitting in my own darkness and learning that there is no reason to be afraid.
We want to rush through the “not so good” feelings to get to the happy place; we do not understand that you cannot rush the process. When we rush the feelings of sadness, anger, disappointment, or rage, we are not able to get the full benefit of having the feelings in the first place. When we embrace the feelings, it leads us to greater insights and wisdom, shape-shifting our current reality into something much deeper and perhaps even magical.
Press for Rev. Temple Hayes
Exclusive interview with OM Times, a magazine created to raise awareness of individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the world.
Interview with Awareness Magazine, Southern California’s Guide to Conscious Living.
The Desire to Be Perfect, by Temple Hayes on Beliefnet, the most comprehensive online resource for inspiration and spirituality.
To know more about Temple and her purpose and passions in life, visit TempleHayes.com.