Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reverence for Life – UU Animal Ministry

When I lived in Concord, MA, I was delighted that my home congregation – First Parish in Concord – had a Reverence for Life group. Each month a vegan potluck was hosted that showcased such delicious food! Additionally, a guest speaker would present to those assembled.  It was a beautiful way to begin to inculcate a deeper understanding of true reverence for life – all beings and truly begin to take steps towards living into our first principle of the inherent worth and dignity of all along with respect for the interdependent web of life for which we are all part of.

Below is a link to the UU Animal Ministry:

And, for specific ways on how to include Reverence for Life programs into your ministry, visit this page:

By special request – Twinkle offers Workshop: Multi-Media Vision Board

Join “Twinkle” Marie Manning September 23rd for this special workshop to create a beautiful multi-media representation of your deepest desires and foremost goals!  

Early registrations by August 23: $125

After August 23: $150

✫ Create your personalized vision board!

✫ Clear and release limitations!

✫ Energetically balance and align to your Soul’s Purpose and Heart’s Desire!

✫ Learn special manifesting techniques!

✫ Enhance your life!

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“Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. This powerful tool serves as your image of the future – a tangible representation of where you are going. It represents your dreams, your goals, and your ideal life.”                                 Jack Canfield

“An affirmation board is a self-portrait. It’s a presentation of everything your entire being says yes to.”                                                                                                                                                                  – Louise Hay & Robert Holden, Ph.D.

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Throughout her years in television interviewing renown individuals who achieved success beyond their wildest dreams, Twinkle discovered that they all utilized envisioning techniques to achieve their goals!  From Nobel Peace Laureates, to Pro Surfers, NBA Allstars to Rock ’n Roll Legends, each had a clear vision of what they wanted to accomplish and used visual tools to do just so.

This Workshop takes Vision Board creation to the level of Art. Not mere paper and glue, but a full on multi-media masterpiece reflection of your goals and dreams! 

Each participant receives in advance a booklet of worksheets to complete in preparation for the workshop.  You will arrive with clearer purpose of your dreams and gain understanding of any limitations that have been holding you back from manifesting that which you most want.

We cover the practical how-to of vision board creation, as well as offer special techniques to help you energetically balance, align your purpose and manifest into reality. 

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Overview of the Workshop:


✫ Meet & Greet participants


✫ Discuss Worksheet revelations


✫ Guided Meditation

✫ First Coat on Vision Boards

✫ Dive into cutting out pictures and sharing what we’ve each brought with us


✫ Everyone is welcome to bring a bagged lunch, and we will also serve some vegetarian and vegan sandwiches.


✫ Review Manifestation Styles and Added Techniques

✫ Vision Board Creation


✫ Share Masterpieces and with Mantra Energy

3:30pm – 4:30pm

✫ Snacks and Mingling

Join Us!

September 23rd

(207) 536-8554


Payments are non-refundable, but are transferable to another workshop offered by the same workshop leader

September 23rd

Early registrations by September 2nd: $125

After September 2nd: $150

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New Moon in July

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Cleo is eagerly anticipating our monthly New Moon ritual.

July’s New Moon is in Cancer.   A perfect time for accessing our inner most desires, communicating our feelings, and honoring our emotions.  

Dive deep as you plant seeds of creation for your highest good, cultivating self-love and compassion. 

With several of our regular participants leaving town for vacations later this week and others in our community have various conflicting plans, we have decided to have this month’s New Moon gathering a day early:

Join us Wednesday July 15th, 7pm at Twinkle’s Place.

Twinkle will lead the ritual as we honor this sacred time of the month and prepare for what is next on our journeys.

A Gathering of Priestesses #14 with Sylvia Brallier and ALisa Starkweather

About the Speakers:
ALisa Starkweather is a visionary with formidable commitment to women’s leadership from 28 years of facilitating women’s empowerment. She is the founder of the Red Tent Temple Movement, Daughters of the Earth Gatherings, the Women’s Belly and Womb Conferences and the acclaimed women’s mystery school, Priestess Path, founded in 1998. A long-time certified facilitator of Shadow Work, ALisa is the co-founder of Women in Power: Initiating Ourselves to the Predator and Prey Within, an international women’s initiation with radical premises that help women free themselves using the archetypal portals that hold deep transformation. She is co-producer of the new documentary film featuring her work, Things We Don’t Talk About: Healing Stories from the Red Tent and is a published author in the award-winning anthology, Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power. She also teaches an online course called Answering the Call: Birthing Your Fierce Feminine Life. ALisa has three CD recordings of her chants and spoken word and she is sure to move your hearts from love into action. One of the most important aspects of her work is to bring the priestess back to women’s consciousness to remind women of the power of being with the mystery. Contact ALisa through
Sylvia Brallier is co-director of Army of Good Girls, a women’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic organization focused on e-learning courses in entrepreneurship and personal development. AGG supports sustainable development focused on women in developing nations. Sylvia is also on the development team for Global Resolutions, a social-change media company whose mission is to create cause-driven media content to inspire a sustainable global culture. GR focuses on special events, entertainment, social platforms and cause marketing.


Ask me why I am UU

UPDATE Summer 2020 – Twinkle no longer identifies as UU. While many of her dear colleagues are UU Ministers and religious professionals, the UU corporation has left behind its religious roots and many of its leaders are engaging in shaming those who disagree with them, causing financial harm, emotional distress, and even encouraging the perpetuation of violence. Twinkle is appalled by such stances and has instructed the UUA to remove TwinklesPlace from their website links until such time in which the UUA and UUMA restore to peaceable roots operating with love, compassion, integrity, honesty and transparency.