Rev. Temple Hayes
Wednesdays, 1 PM CT
French Kissing God
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Lyric Benson Fergusson is a spiritual teacher and activist who pushes the envelope of how God is traditionally spoken of. Her mission is to spread the message of peace, love, and divine realization in the transformational poetry book, French Kissing God: A Journey to Enlightenment. At 22 years old, Lyric became a celibate monk and remained so until she was almost 30. She devoted her life to silence and awakening, often spending eight to 10 hours a day in eyes-closed meditation or prayer. It was during these transformational years that she composed her poetic mysticism.

Lyric grew up in Hollywood as the daughter of actor/director Robby Benson and singer/songwriter Karla DeVito. She spent most of her young life on television sets such as Ellen and Friends. Before her 21st birthday, Lyric experienced several life-changing events: she was a student at NYU during the attacks of September 11 where her godmother passed away in one of the Towers, then while studying at the Maharishi University of Management in 2004 a dear friend was murdered in front of her in the college dining hall. These circumstances along with a number of personal and family health challenges spurred her to diligently seek freedom from suffering and pursue God within.