Tuesday, April 28, 2015

World's Best Sunsets San Clemente


"Attention, if sudden and close, graduates into surprise; and this into astonishment; and this into stupefied amazement." - Darwin

Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes of Shots of Awe every Tuesday!

World's Best Sunsets San Clemente California
The Power Of Sunsets

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Replacing Old Patterns Sunday Service


 Infinite Love is silent power behind all things, all life. This power is mine to use. Knowing the supply is endless, and my pattern is Love, I let go of the past and begin to create a success pattern now. I fill my conscience with truth, knowing it must be expressed in my life. And so it is.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Replacing Old Patterns


“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. What we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

When I read the above quote, I had a disturbing, yet eye opening realization about the adverse consciousness that plagues the minds of some, the idea that we have no choice in the way we live our lives or have any effect on the outcome of anything we do. I think Chuck was inferring that we are stuck in a continuous cycle of chaos, random occurrences and predictability, if that makes any sense at all. Maybe “Survivor” was tougher on him than it should have been. Well, I’m here to tell you what I think, if you even care to listen. Well, if you’re reading this, you’re probably at least a little open to what I have to say, yes?

Indeed, there are patterns and fractals occurring naturally in the world and there are repeated occurrences of historical and other events that have been witnessed and recorded. However, our minds are one of the most powerful things we have, and it has the power to change patterns, to change lives, and to change the world, if we so choose. As long as we continue believing and engaging in old patterns, nothing will change. But if we mindfully choose to replace our old patterns with new life affirming ones, we can have new and better experiences.

Each choice we make affects the lives of not only ourselves but also those around us, and those around them, and so on, and so on… We do have free will (a gift given to us humans from the Universe) and there are infinite variables. It is us who possesses the free will and we are the infinite variables, and that would include you too, Chuck. So, don’t get discouraged. Just remember that a new experience is simply a new thought or a new pattern away.

On Sunday, April 26th at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, four of our ministers will be answering questions from the audience regarding Replacing Old Patterns. So, if you’d like to engage in this conversation, come on down at 10:30am and inquire within. See you then!

submitted by Rev. Karyn Allen

Replacing Old Patterns
Some People See Squares
Some People See A Wave

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We Don't Cry Because We're Sad


"The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be." - Alain de Button

We Don't Cry Because We're Sad
The Sky Does Not Rain From Sadness 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dean Sluyter Natural Meditation Workshop Video

Dean Sluyter Natural Meditation Workshop Video
There's No Trying in Meditation

Just as water runs naturally downhill … just as leaves float naturally to the ground … anyone can settle naturally into meditation. Not trying, just allowing — not doing, just being.

The key is effortlessness. Whether you’re a complete novice or you’ve “tried it before,” if you can breathe you can meditate. In these videos you will be guided by veteran teacher @DeanSluyter ’s easy-going, down-to-earth approach, you’ll test-drive a variety of meditative “vehicles,” such as breath, sound, the senses, the sky, and the simple sense of “I,” and discover which ones fit you best. You’ll find all the practical tips you need for adapting these methods to your daily life, even for a few minutes a day on the subway or in an office cubicle. And as your life opens to deep happiness, clarity, peace, and creative energy, you’ll be inspired to keep on practicing — naturally. - Dean Sluyter Natural Meditation


Part 1 http://youtu.be/WnS_1GGDAfI


Part 2 http://youtu.be/jtwucKe24Ms

Want More? Click here "Natural Meditation" a guide to effortless meditative practice by Dean Sluyter

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mental Equivalents Sunday Service



Today I revel in an expanded experience of loving and being loved. Knowing the spiritual reservoir of Love is infinite, my life increases with each loving thought and action. I joyfully increase my capacity for Joy, Love, Peace and Infinite Good. And so it is.

Mental Equivalents Sunday Service

Friday, April 17, 2015

Gino Walker's Motown Live This Sunday In San Clemente


Music opens the heart space & meditation grounds you. a perfect pair!! 
See U Sunday & bring a friend! ~ Gino Walker

Gino Walker's Mission is to lift and shift the light of consciences all over the world through inspired song and word. This sunday Gino will be sharing her light with us at Sunday Service and with a MOTOWN SPECIAL before the afternoons Natural Meditation Workshop with Dean Sluyter.

Sunday April 19th - Love Offering



Gino Walker, San Clemente, Train Tracks, Motown,
THINGS ARE POPPING BABY! 

I Love Myself The Way I Am

Louise Hay, international bestselling author, coaches people to do mirror work. She asks her clients to look into their own eyes and state, "I love and approve of myself just the way I am." She says do it three or four hundred times a day especially if you want to heal something in your life.

I discovered Louise Hay before I became a minister. I saw her and the singing trio Alliance at a convention somewhere in the 80's.

I bought her books and her tapes. Yes, they were tapes then. I loved her voice. It is so soothing, calming. It felt to me like pure love.

This month, we are paying tribute to Louise's work; our theme for the month is based on her best-seller, You Can Heal Your Life. My topic this week is Mental Equivalents, which means the thought or belief which caused the illness in the first place and more importantly, the new belief which will heal your life.

Back of everything is the idea, that we must love ourselves unconditionally. 

When you look in the mirror do you compliment yourself and praise yourself? Many metaphysicians do this. They are living happy, healthy, loving lives. But we have been trained to do the opposite. WE have learned to critique ourselves, to measure as not good enough.

One of the many techniques, Louise offers is to see yourself as a small child under six years old, unsure and yearning for love. Would you harshly criticize this beautiful soul for not getting it right. for making mistakes? I believe you would be compassionate and kind. That is exactly what we need to do for ourselves too. I did a great deal of work on myself and recognize that there is still more to do.


The group Alliance sang at the gatherings that she had for people dying of AIDS. (Many people lived despite the dire predictions.)  I believe that learning to love themselves was key to their healing. The lyrics of I Love Myself the Way I Am, written by Jai Josephs are:

I love myself the way I am, there's nothing I need to change. 
I'll always be the perfect me, there's nothing to rearrange. 
I'm beautiful and capable, of being the best me I can. 
And I love myself, just the way I am. 

I love you the way you are, there's nothing you need to do. 
When I feel the love inside, it's easy to love you. 
Behind your fears, your rage and tears, I see your shining star. 
And I love you, just the way your are. 

I love the world the way it is, cause I can clearly see. 
That all the things I judge are done, by people just like me. 
So 'til the birth of peace on earth, that only love can bring. 
I'll help it grow, by loving everything. 

I love myself the way I am, and I still want to grow. 
But change outside can only come, when deep inside I know. 
I'm beautiful and capable, of being the best me I can. 
And I love myself, just the way I am.

I am including a video of Louise Hay's powerful affirmations. You, too, can heal your life!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Power of Prayer by Ken Robuck

I am so blessed!  I was  exposed/introduced to Science of Mind 22 years ago. I knew it was a fit for me.  I took classes with Dr. Jacque and was definitely drawn to the principles and concept.   In fact for most of these 20+ years I have carried a personal treatment in my day-timer.

I've given affirmative prayers as an opening to Choir and other similar groups.   I understood the concept; I know it to be true.  But there was a missing link.

Then back in November of 2014, a life experience began.  As a part of my annual physical lab work indicated my PSA was definitely high the prostrate biopsy confirmed, there was a cancer issue.   I affirmed to myself this issue would be resolved with a positive outcome.  But there was still a missing element a feeling of incompleteness.

I contacted Rev. Judee Chapman and explained this situation and asked for her practitioner assistance.  We had two meeting just talking and sharing our backgrounds.  Surgery as a solution was obvious natural medical conditions attached. Judy explained how in her personal medical challenges how treatment provided the extra positive belief and support. 

Then the day before, (I think) Judee and I meet after a short talk, she held my hands and treated confirming that the surgery has the positive results, that all is well and good.  Acknowledging the professional quality of the hospital staff and all the friends that have and are providing encouragement and support this treatment completely encompassed the beginning and complete of the process.

It wasn't until that moment maybe half way through her treatment the feeling that an “ah-ha” cloaking warmth along with her words all came together.  It had meaning, direction and value that I cannot even begin to communicate.   To use an old cliche “the light came on”.

Judee was amazing; she came to the hospital sat with Barbara while I was in surgery, although I was out-of-it, offered another treatment.  I don’t remember it but now I am sure ”gratitude” was a focal element. 

Treatment now has a new deeper and special significant purpose.  Judee Chapman, you will always be a part of a gratitude statement in my daily treatment of thanks. For those who hear the words, repeat the words, know that one day, in one particular moment, the deep, deep, truth of a treatment's power will be felt, understood and give each moment thereafter new value.

To Judee Chapman and all those unnamed practioners, Thank you! Thank You!.

Sincerely, with humility and loving heart,

Ken Robuck

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dean Sluyter Natural Meditation Workshop 4/19 in San Clemente


Dean Sluyter has taught meditation throughout the United States since 1970 and is the author of several excellent books and audio programs, including Cinema Nirvana, The Zen Commandments, and his latest, Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice. A grateful student of eminent teachers in several traditions, including Advaita Vedanta, Vajrayana Buddhism, and Bhakti Yoga, he has completed numerous pilgrimages and lengthy retreats in the U.S., Europe, India, Tibet, and Nepal. Dean is known for conveying authentic teachings in a form that is practical, accessible, label-free … and fun.

Dean Sluyter Natural Meditation Workshop 4/19 in San Clemente
FREE MEDITATION WORKSHOP

This Sunday Dean Sluyter will present his free workshop: “Natural Meditation” right here in San Clemente from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Deans books and CD’s will also be available.

Our regularly scheduled meditation starts at 10am followed by not just your average everyday Sunday Service at 10:30 with our super special guest singer the amazing and powerful Gino Walker. Service will be followed with lunch for everyone.


BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! This just announced, Get down with some Motown! Gino gives her classic rendition of the best songs of the Motown era. Starts at Noon! (Gino didn't want to miss Deans meditation workshop, and you shouldn't either) (childcare provided)

  Meditation & Motown, What a combination!  THIS IS A FREE EVENT! We will see you here.

PS: If you can't be here in real life the event will be streamed LIVE! Visit CSLCV.ORG to tune in! 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

"The Point of Power is in the Present" Sunday Service



Knowing I am the power and authority in my world, I give loving attention to my thoughts, words and feelings. I confidently live my life in the here and now, seeing myself as the Universe sees me: Whole, Perfect and Complete. And so it is.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday 2015, Dr. Heather Clark with the Jewel Tones Choir



Today I celebrate the renewal of all life knowing I am enfolded within and one with the Light of Christ. This Light is illuminating my spirit, soul and body to the awareness of who I truly am--a Divine being. I am renewed and refreshed by this indwelling spirit of the Christ Light. And So It Is.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter

"What are you doing for Easter?" is a question I have heard often lately. It usually means are you making dinner or celebrating with family and friends.

But it is a great question to cause us to look at the meaning of Easter and what it can mean to us today .

No matter what the sacred event, if we cannot use something about it for our own spiritual growth, it is pointless. Even the Resurrection!

If we celebrate Jesus' resurrection as a miracle, we have made Jesus the great exception. Everything he taught his followers was that they too could do what he did. He was teaching them a way of perceiving life, of thinking about life and of living life.

Ernest Holmes reminds us that we will not be immortal when we die, but that we are immortal right now. The Truth of us is infinite and eternal. As spiritual beings, our essence is invisible.

On our way to church Easter 1956


What are your memories of Easter? What I remember the most is the new clothes that we got to wear to church. Sometimes there was even a new hat to complete the outfit. Of course, we spent Saturday decorating the boiled eggs that would be hidden for us to find on Easter morning. It wasn't until later in my childhood we had chocolate bunnies as a treat.

I used to think that symbolically Jesus was in the egg. But it didn't make sense because he was supposed to have come out of the tomb alive not hard-boiled. I was happy to learn that eggs and bunnies don't have anything to do with Jesus' resurrection, but rather with a ancient spring holiday honoring the goddess, Eostre, which celebrated fertility...hens and bunnies were the right match.

I also remember as a 12-year old how painful was Jesus death to me. I thought since he was God, he could easily have avoided the whole crucifixion thing. But never-the-less I felt very guilty and sad for killing God's son. I was glad that he lived!

I now know that you and I were born innocent. I have renounced a belief in sin, evil and guilt.

 I do think the Easter activities are fun and many can be meaningful.

Like the ancient pagans, I believe the story is one of transformation, renewal, immortality and new life. I believe we can learn much from both stories.

So when I am asked what am I doing for Easter, I remind myself that what I am doing first is turning within to connect with the Eternal Presence. I remind myself to practice transformation and watch myself grow.

What are you doing for Easter?