Carol Lynn Pearson
OCT 6, 2022, 2022 | 7:30-9:00 pm MST
Falling in love is easy—it’s rising in love that is the challenge and the growth and the joy.
IN-PERSON GATHERING AND VIA ZOOM:
Home of Ed and Kristen Iversen
3582 Oak Rim Way Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Or your home via Zoom.
It may be advisable to bring a light folding chair. Thank you.
If there is no parking to be found near the home you can also park in the “park & ride” lot on the NW corner of 3900 South and Wasatch Blvd. Oak Rim Way is just east of the intersection on the north side.
Thanks to Kristen and Ed Iversen for sharing their home again with us. And thanks to Jana Spangler for continuing to host us via Zoom. Below is some helpful info for being part of a Zoom convo. I will also note below the Zoom address so that you can connect. If you are not on my email list then either join at the bottom of this site’s home page or text or call me at 801-695-5036.
“There should be a map!” Joanna laments as she watches the love she thought to be as rare as a new galaxy become as tiresome as Daniel’s dirty socks on the floor of their bedroom. “There should be a map for love, finding it, keeping it. It’s too random, too risky!” As their third anniversary approaches, Joanna’s boss at Google sends her on an assignment to Jerusalem.
A bomb in a café. A hospital. A deep sleep.
A being of light.
“I’m—I’m having a vision, aren’t I?”
“This is the land of visions. Why should you not be gifted with one?”
“But—I’m not very religious.”
A laugh. “Neither is God!”
Joanna’s “Higher Self” tells her there is a hidden, guaranteed map for love, and Joanna is called on a hero’s journey to find it and follow it—not only for her and Daniel—but for all of humanity. And every step of the way will be the threat of the One with the Sword, whose sworn goal is to prevent Joanna from finding the map.
This story is fiction. And it is true.
A few reviews of the book and ideas to be discussed:
“I started reading The Love Map at bedtime and couldn’t stop. It was better than sleep! This beautiful story can be of value to everyone. It was to me.”
—Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
“I’ve thought about The Love Map every day since I finished it. The question ‘What would Love do now?’ pops into my mind and has simplified and energized my relationships. I want to see this book at the top of the charts!”
—Aubrey Chaves, co-host Faith Matters
“I loved The Love Map! It is a very beautiful tale of redemption and atonement. I could never guess what was coming next, and I was intrigued and curious from start to finish. It’s an amazing and marvelous story, and I’m sure that people will love it!”
—Andrew Hamilton, book review editor AML
ABOUT CAROL LYNN:
Carol Lynn Pearson—prize-winning author, playwright, performer, speaker—began her writing career with a book of poetry, Beginnings, which ultimately sold over 125,000 copies. One of her best known books is Goodbye, I Love You, the story of her marriage to a gay man, their four children, divorce, ongoing friendship and her caring for him in her home as he died of AIDS. This work put her on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning, America, with a feature in People Magazine.
A one-woman play she wrote and performed over 300 times, Mother Wove the Morning, dramatizes the stories of sixteen women throughout history in search of the female face of God. The play received an award from Booklist as one of the top twenty-five videos of the year. A recent book is Finding Mother God: Poems to Heal the World. She is also the author of six holiday books, notably A Stranger for Christmas.
A lifelong study of consciousness, spirituality and synchronicity led Carol Lynn to write such works as Embracing Coincidence, The Lesson and now The Love Map: Saving Your Love Relationship and Incidentally Saving the World.
She has a master of arts in theater, is the mother of four children, and lives in Walnut Creek, California.
EXPLORE BEFORE WE MEET:
- You can order her book beforehand here. Or buy it the night of.
- Great recent Faith Matters interview about this recent book.
- Interview with Carol Lynn and Jack Canfield here.
- I (Jay) found this recent Faith Matters podcast with Adam Miller relating to Carol Lynn’s love map through the map of the grace of Christ.
- Click on the Zoom link above.
- When you are connected you will either be waiting in a lobby and will let be in shortly or you will immediately be able to see other participants. Please make sure that you muted and that your video is on if you choose to have it on. (Love to see and hear you live, but we’ll take curious lurkers also.)
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- Please mute your microphone before entering and when you are not speaking so noises are not heard by everyone else.
- Rather than have the whole group watch you try to get your camera or screen positioned, or play with funky green screen backgrounds, feel free to get that figured out prior to when we meet.
- Resist the urge to multitask—be with us fully if at all possible. But we’ll be grateful for whatever presence you are able to offer. Just knowing you are there is nice.
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- If you are having difficulty with the technology, don’t hold up the meeting by distracting other participants for solutions. Try Googling your problem. I do that with most of life’s problems.
- Speaking of distractions—just as when we used to meet in person in the good old days, let’s be cautious about using the chat for side conversations that may distract others. You can always ask for people’s contact info and continue your conversation—I’d love that to happen. Or, let me know, and I’ll do my darndest to give you a chance to share to the group.
- Please share air time and follow the guidelines under “Intentions” on this website.