Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Powerful Minister: Dr. Clara "Ma" Mosley

A Powerful Minister who speaks straight to Truth. 

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, I attended the Agape International Spiritual Center Practitioner Reunion.  This was a time where current Licensed Practitioners and previously Licensed Practitioners could come together and celebrate our place in this world.  It was a wonderful time seeing Soul Sisters and Brothers that I hadn't seen in a long time.  A beautiful guided meditation was facilitated by Suzi Kesler Lula, where she posed the question about where is our Yes! taking us now.  Being at the union flooded my senses with a remembrance of the unfoldment my life took by being a part of this magnificent center.  Though I do not physically visit the center as much as once did, my Soul was filled right back up by being in the presence of these powerful Practitioners.

One such powerful Practitioner, Dr. Clara "Ma" Mosley, was a mentor and, previously, my personal Practitioner.  She currently is the Senior Minister at the June Cobb Church in Los Angeles. Seeing her for the first time in many years brought tears to my eyes, for in her presence is a reminder that Magnificence is already within.   Dr. Clara is no-nonsense; she speaks straight to the Truth.  She doesn't sugar coat any attachments to reasons for one believing in their small self.  She says it like it is, and somehow she exudes a gentle, nurturing space while stating her claims, hence the "Ma."

Way back in the day, I had taken several classes with Dr. Clara.  I vividly remember listening to her speak in the den of her home in Silver Lake.  She spoke such deep and profound words of Wisdom; I had no idea what she was saying.  All I knew was that whatever she was saying, it was Good.  Somehow, I believed, through process of Osmosis, I would become just as deeply enlightened as she.  I realized that no amount of intellectual knowledge will ever get one to a space of Spiritual Wisdom without having a Soul Revelation. Our Souls must be communicated to in order to shift in levels of enlightenment.  In Dr. Clara's teaching, there are no levels, you are Truth right here and now, no doubting, no question, it just Is.  If we are thinking we have to peel back layers, we are thinking too small.  We are all we need to Be, Right Now. We don't have to wait for some day; we are It, Right Now!

When I proclaim Love for this wonderful woman, it is deeper than our typical definition of love.  The Love I feel for her is a Soul-to-Soul connection.  She has touched my life in such a profound way, and I am grateful for her Presence in this world.  The embrace I experienced with Dr. Clara at the Reunion was flooded with emotions.  For in that one, simple, prolonged embrace was a sense of being cared for, a sense of being Loved in a Soul-Filled, Truth-Filled way.  In that instance I couldn't help but be over-filled with emotion so much that I was proud to call her "my Ma."   I also am grateful for Agape International Spiritual Center, for without It, I would have not been introduced to Dr. Clara "Ma" Mosley.

Thank you Clara for Being a significant part of my life.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Shots Of Awe In San Clemente

Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey has proposed that our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive.

Are you looking for a "Shot of Awe" in San Clemente? Look no further than "The Center For Spiritual Living"

Shots Of Awe In San Clemente
A Shot Of Awe From San Clemente

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Alchemy of Awe Sunday Service

As of today, I welcome change. I embrace it knowing opportunities and possibilities are opening up in my life. What good will come from these possibilities? 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Inevitable Changes

The only constant is change. Without change we would atrophy and die. Yet most of us resist changes, even though we know they are for our highest and best good. Even when we know that everything is in Divine order. 

We read in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 

In 1965, a popular song by the Byrds, "Turn, Turn, Turn" was written based on this scripture. Interestingly, it was much easier for me to embrace then than it is now. Then I was just starting University, just setting out, with my whole life ahead of me. I hadn't any idea of the myriad changes that would be the story of my life. Although I had experienced the deaths of a beloved uncle and an aunt, death was distant to me. Like most young people of that time I thought I was immune from suffering and death.

Recently several dear friends have made their transitions. I know that they live on and in much better circumstances, freed from the bondage and pain of their bodies. Still I am sad to see them go. Thankfully my spiritual practice and my certainty about the continuity of life have helped me deal with these deaths. Life doesn't start with our arrival on the planet, nor does it end when we breathe our last breath. Rather we were and always will be one with the indivisible Source. I don't really know what happens after death. But I am certain that somehow, somewhere, we continue. Life goes on not only for our loved ones but also for us. 

Helen Keller wrote:
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
Learn to accept the changes in your life. There is another door opening.