Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Living Spirit, Sunday Service

There is only One Life. That Life is God's Life. That Life is perfect. That Life is my Life now! And so it is!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Eternal Soul, Sunday Service

I am the embodiment of the Living God! I am immortal and eternal! I let go of thoughts of dying and focus on living! And so it is!

Friday, November 25, 2016

A New Way to Honor Myself

This is Black Friday. While many of you have been shopping since early morning, I am doing something completely different this year. I am sitting in the comfort of my home, barely out of my pajamas, enjoying a relaxing cup of tea and writing my thoughts.

Because I am co-facilitating the Financial Peace University course with Rev. Pattie, I decided to truly set and stay on a budget this holiday season.  To help me do that, I have asked my friends, our board members and staff not to give me gifts this year because I often feel pressured internally to buy and have often over-spent and I invariably feel guilty if I have not had an equal exchange of energy. (I am quite aware, that this is co-dependence at its finest, and a more spiritually mature person would simply receive with grace without batting an eye.) I asked each one to help me stay on my budget by not giving me a gift!

However, I know myself and that is always the beginning of spiritual growth -- to honestly tell yourself the truth. 

While I was asking the board members not to give me anything, a brilliant idea came to mind. In lieu of giving gifts to friends, family, board and staff, I would set a certain amount and give it to a couple of worthy causes such as South County Outreach and Heifer International, which is a non-profit dedicated to ending hunger and poverty through sustainable means. South County Outreach is asking for items of clothing like socks and underwear.

I love both of these organizations. Heifer International because it is based on helping people learn how to be more self-sufficient by learning how to look after the chickens, goats or water buffalo that they have received so they can live more independently. South County outreach because I will be making  a difference right here in Orange County.

The Board of Trustees thought this was a great idea so they are joining me in this project. I will collect money for Heifer International until the end of December then however much we have collected, I will share it with Heifer International for them to use it where it is needed the most.

For South County outreach, I will collect until December 14, then go and purchase the clothing that is most needed.

I feel greatly inspired. I will stick to my budget. I will feel great about the money I am spending because it will be going to great causes. I have not moved from my computer! Easiest holiday gift-buying ever!

I am going to open it up to members of our congregation who would love to help too. It is a way to honor myself AND make a difference in the world. Be the one who makes a difference!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

On Gratitude...Happy Thanksgiving Everyday!

On Gratitude...

“ To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. ”
-Johannes A Gaertner

So here we are in the month of Thanksgiving… Yes, literally Thanksgiving day is November 24th...this week! So how did this happen so quickly?! We are well within the last hundred days of the year… As I count those days down with those in my Empowerment group that are removing from their proverbial plates that which has not served them this year (at least... Other than, knowing that which they do not desire in their lives )…as we...together Make room for New Beginnings … For miracles in 2017!

Hold that thought. Ask yourself… Is it not the time to practice Thanksgiving and Gratitude all throughout the year… And not simply at the time of Thanksgiving holiday? Of course, it is...for it is Gratitude that shifts our focus from what we may feel our life lacks to the abundance that is already present. Giving thanks makes us happier, healthier, and more resilient… As it strengthens our relationships it enhances and contributes positively to every area of our life!

One of the most profound ways to express gratitude is through generosity of Spirit. The act of giving to others. The size of the gift is really unimportant. Rather, it is the act of giving, particularly when it is a gift of the Spirit… enabling others to be grateful for your generosity. The act of gratitude… to give pure of your heart and to give abundantly… Provides for us to be even more grateful in every area of our lives.

Today.… I invite YOU to count your blessings… Noticing simple pleasures, as well as, acknowledging everything that you have received.... That you continue to receive. And… As you do this, I trust and believe that you will become aware of… On a continuous basis… Of how much you have been given! Of this….I AM certain!

BE The Source within YOU....Now!
Once again…Always remember, what YOU do and who YOU are…..MATTERS! 
May your Thanksgiving be filled with Love, Laughter, remembrances of good times...and new good times in the making, as well as Happy appetites! Happy Thanksgiving!

With Love & Blessings!
PS: Today will bring you a new awareness, a lesson or a manifestation that you are making progress – IF YOU KNOW IT!  No matter how large or small, please recognize it and be Grateful. Hey…It only takes a moment to pick up the penny… and will AUTOMATICALLY put you in the Flow of Positive Energy and Goodness.
"There is a mighty Power within you. There is that Spirit of Life, Light, and Love. The more you feast on these ideas and fast from old corrosive ones, the closer you experience the Life you desire."  -Frank Richelieu, The Art of Being Yourself
Rhonda Maria Farrah, MA, DRWA
Help Me Rhonda Now! International

Licensed Teacher
The Art of Feminine Presence

Author  of the Forthcoming Book
How To Forgive, Live & LOVE During The Process of Divorce...
A Journey In Healing & Transformation