Sunday, July 31, 2016

Open, Receptive and Welcoming, Sunday Service



We are open, receptive and welcoming to all peoples, all faiths and all paths to God.
And So It Is!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Connecting With Source

"I Was Told to Live
By some inner mystic Presence,
I was told to live, and to love, to laugh and be glad.
I was told to be still and know of the One Almighty Power, in and through all.
I was told to let that Power work through and for me.
I believed that voice and I received my Good.
I am healed -- The joy of Life"

                                                            The Science of Mind, P. 521

This is one of the beautiful meditations in the back of the textbook. We are encouraged to contemplate its meaning as we sit in stillness. This is not my usual meditation. I usually silently chant a mantra. It is usually very satisfying to me.

With the passing of my mother some of my usual practices didn't work very well. Meditation was one of them. I felt scattered and unfocused. I was sad because when I needed God's support and comfort the most, I felt like I wasn't getting it. Of course, the Divine Presence has never deserted me and I knew that intellectually but I desperately wanted to feel it.

Having a personal relationship with God has always been my strength. It is what pulled me into the Science of Mind, into taking classes and into ministry. So I asked the practitioners to pray for me. I was "hoping" that my next meditation would be satisfying, but they were not.

What did happen as a result of those prayers from our practitioner team was you.
What brings the feeling of connection with God is people. You. Your hugs, notes, texts and cards bring a feeling of deep appreciation and love. Your kindness sends ripples of good out into the Universe. It not only blesses the receiver but also it lifts up the whole community. I am deeply grateful. You are the wind beneath my wings.



Juli Isola Photography







Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Spirit Soars In All Ways To New Beginnings!

"The spiral of life is upward. Evolution carries us forward, not backward. Eternal and progressive expansion is it's law, and there are no breaks in it's continuity."
-Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

With the Transition of my beloved father, George, who passed beyond the veil, to join my beloved mother, Aynesse, who made her Transition last year, I know and think only thoughts of Love. For they have touched and grown my Life Beyond measure while here on earth… And now, continue on their Eternal Journey together!
May they feel my Love… And the Love of our family… Where they are now. It is in my heart, that I feel their Love!
There remains no doubt in my mind...my heart...that both Mama and Daddy are Spiritually present in not only my Life...but, in the lives of my sister and 3 brothers. Spiritually present in the lives of all those whose lives they touched in so many Wonderful ways!  Yes...Aynesse and George.  What a couple...what parents...what a great pair they are.  Both Lebaneese...Yes, both "Merchants of the World", in their own unique way!

 Our Dad, with his love of raising homing pigeons, an avid car collector and a connoisseur of cigars. An erudite and eccentric gentleman, where one of his favorite pasttimes was conversing about the cars of yesteryear "while puffing on a good cigar".
Our Mama, who perfected the art of Middle Eastern cooking...her lifelong hobby of gardening both flowers and fresh vegetables always made her happiest. She could pick her grape leaves from her vine in her back yard. 
George, who  attended St. Thomas Seminary where it was the hope of his mother that he would soon after continue study for the priesthood. "That wasn't happening", he would say, as he often told that story to us kids.  Instead, he attended the University of Connecticut where he obtained two degrees, one in Political Science, the other in World History. He was a knowlegable and well spoken individual who often engaged in converations about state and world history, and the history of real estate development as it progressed from the time he was a boy.

Aynesse, who took pride and joy in every aspect of her family...making a house truly a home...and raising 5 children. I can see and hear the light in her face and voice as she lovingly spoke to us kids, and her grandchildren...and, of course, her great grandson, Baby James. Her Wisdom and Faith were beyond the capacity of any formal graduate degree.



Yes...Aynesse and George...Devoted to each other and their children through all the bumps in the road...and there were plenty of them through 58 years of marriage!  Wow, that's as long as I am old!

Through our SOM teachings, I bask in the fact that we are not human beings having a Spiritual experience, but rather that we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience.  Even though we have a body, we are more than our body. We are the Life that animates our body... and that Life is infinite and immortal. As we become increasingly identified with our Divine and Eternal nature, our experience of Life becomes more joyous.

Death is but a mere illusion of the earthling mind… For true Life goes on forever. While the physical body ceases...the Spirit soars in all ways to New Beginnings. In God… Life is unending… Regardless of sickness or death. Of this, I am certain!

Today… I invite YOU to allow God to fill your heart with an inner knowing that those who have left us… Have not left at all. For our loved ones remain in the heart of God, as well as our hearts.

May our loved ones, whether they dwell on this earthly plane, or beyond, as well as, each of us, rest peacefully in the arms of God!

Let The Source BE with YOU...Now!
With Love & Blessings!
Rhonda

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
949.527.1574

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

 Speak Up, The World Is Listening



Sunday, July 24, 2016

Rose Colored Glasses, Sunday Service



I look at my life and I know that it is good. And so it is!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Do People Believe You

Do people believe you when you tell them who you are?

Can you imagine what it would feel like if they didn't believe you?

Knowing that you are more then your history, your culture, your age, your experiences, your intellect, your socio-economic class,  your ethnicity, your biology, your interests, is the greatest gift of our teaching. When we come to discover that we are individualized expressions of the One Divine Mind, we start to fall in love with ourselves. When we start to fall in love with ourselves, our lives change.

One of the most difficult stages in life is adolescence. During this time the roots that have been carefully nourished keep us grounded to what really matters and the wings that we are developing grow stronger, able to carry us through heartache and fears.


We just received this video from Centers for Spiritual Living, which was produced at Teen Camp this summer.  I feel the boys' pain, anger, and frustration. I was deeply moved by their courage to so openly and honestly reveal their feelings. I trust that you  will enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLdBiOVsSBM&feature=youtu.be

What I am aware of in this moment is the need for great compassion, which poured from me while I was watching the video. I am also aware that compassion is just the first step. In addition to compassion, we need to remember who we really are. We need to remember that as energetic beings, we are either attracting people into our lives or repelling people from them. It truly is the Law of Attraction.We need to consciously make room for positive, creative, loving friends in our lives by being what we want to attract. Practicing the principles of the Science of Mind and Spirit is the first step.

I am a spiritual being awakening to the infinite possibilities within me.







Wednesday, July 20, 2016

On OUR Creative Power...

"What we outwardly are, and what we are to become, depends upon what we are thinking, for this is the way we are using Creative Power."
-Ernest Holmes

It's all about perspective… How you see things. What you believe about yourSelf, as well as, the world around you.
I have had situations, circumstances, and events in my life that I could have chosen to interpret as devastating. Instead, I chose to allow those same instances to Empower me… To Liberate me!
In large part, I did not allow the noise created by those seemingly devastating instances to instill doubt and insecurity within me. Oh, trust and believe, I did, indeed experience and express sure fire instances of fear and doubt, as I manueuvered through my stuggles and challenges.  However, I did not allow them fear, and her cousin, doubt) to deny me from feeling my personal best.
I chose confidence and Self-assuredness...Thus, creating a pathway to happiness and a sense of satisfaction, regardless of situation, circumstance, or event.
The Confident face their fears… And try new ways. The Self-assured seek gratification that comes from within… Less influenced by the approval and judgement of others.
These days, I AM going deep...challenging mySelf in a loving way, and embarking on  My Hero's Journey, as my coach, friend, and mentor, Brenda Adelman, has so aptly called IT, and writing My Story. My Story...My Hero's Journey, represents and depicts all the adventures  that I have had the opportunity to have been challenged by, in order that I may learn the lessons necessary for the growth of my Spiritual Consciousness...continuing my process of healing and transformation.  IT is through that Sacred process of healing and transformation that I may share My Story, assisting others in their own healing and transformation.  Assisting others in the Knowing that we are not alone.  No way...No how!
IT is through that Hero's Journey...that we have all so graciously been placed on...individually, as well as together, that we may come to learn and live our lessons. That we may come to learn and express Forgiveness of ourSelf, as well as others. That we may learn that we are more Powerful than we may think...that Authentic Power from within...our GODling Self.  That, together, we may become a driving force to positively impact the world through Love...through Peace!  Stay tuned!
Today… I invite YOU to honor and believe in yourSelf... regardless of Your Story!
For… Such promotes peace of mind… And success in every area of your life!
Today… I invite YOU to...Think, "I can"... And you will! Of this, I AM certain!
Once again…Always remember, what YOU do and who YOU are…..MATTERS! 

Yes…for me…I no longer need to know exactly where I AM going.  For me…All I need to Know is that I AM On My Way!

To Our Health, Wealth & Empowerment...and BEING Together!

With Love & Blessings!
Rhonda 
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
949.527.1574

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

 Speak Up, The World Is Listening

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wholeness Revealed as Scars are Healed

Sister Kathy and I

In preparation for Altogether Day this coming Sunday, I have been watching the movie "Frozen." The movie explores many themes including the true love between sisters and how actions can be misinterpreted. I began thinking that our deep emotional scars may not have been incurred through a parent's angry words, or a teacher's frustrated statements, but through a siblings's inexplicable actions. When I was a little girl, and even today, my older sister was my role model. I wanted to be just like her. I especially wanted her approval for my activities.

When I was in kindergarten, our class was doing a version of the "The Hokey Pokey" for our annual Christmas concert. The auditorium was crowded with adults and children. Evidently my sister had been teasing me that I would forget the lyrics or more likely put the wrong foot in. When the rest of the children filed off, I when to the front of the stage and peered down at her and asked, "Wasn't I good Kathryn?" She was in 5th grade and was angry that all eyes were on her. She didn't speak to me on the drive home. Of course, I was heartbroken.

That incident held the seed to the biggest belief that I had to overcome on the way to being a platform minister. What I had to get to was the awareness that if I was pleased with what I said or did, then it didn't matter at all whether others approved or not.

Recently when I spent time with sister, she told me how much she regretted being embarrassed and angry. All these years later, those were words I wanted to hear. Wholeness was revealed and scars of the past were healed.

In "Frozen" Elsa, the older sister has magical powers that become uncontrolled when she is upset. Her parents teach her to "conceal, not feel." They did it for her good and the safety of her sister, but it is among the worst pieces of advice I have ever heard. From it, her sister thought that she was no longer loved; that they were no longer friends.

The movie has a beautiful ending in which the true love that sisters have for one another is the healing power of life itself. 

In a way, all of us have the power to heal or to hurt. Our "magic" is in the words we use and the actions we take.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Are YOU Listening?!


"When your heart speaks, take good notes." -Judith Campbell

Today your heart is speaking to you. Are you listening?
My heart spoke to me a bit louder than usual this morning! My heart confirmed to me that it was all right to continue my practice of "Being"...Even in this "do more" Society we are all sharing.
The Core of the matter is that it doesn't really matter how efficient or productive you are. The more you do, the less You are. Peace… That "Being" within your heart space… Is about "Being"...not doing.
Peace...
It's about feeling, really soaking in the present moment, touching another person's life with love… And making some grand memories!
Today… I invite You to view each minute in this day as a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference… To touch a life… And be the best you can be.
Today...I invite You to heighten your sense of priorities… & Get rid of some of the nonsense & chaos around you!
If only for today… Make time work for You and the good of Your Soul!
So...How do we actually make time work for us...for the good of our Soul?  There's that "How" word, again.
ASK YOURSELF: Are You Tuned Into What that “How” is?

OK…Here’s the proverbial scoop…   Is that which you are tuned into within your environment that which serves to nourish Your Soul? When your radio signal is set on 101.1 FM you cannot hear what's being broadcast on 95.7 AM.  Really!!! The frequencies are too far apart.

Because of what is happening in your environment, sometimes (lots of times) we are busy “doing”…not “Being”…and we are more likely to be focused on something going wrong (if we don’t complete our “doing”), so we can't immediately focus on, "my life is perfect in every way"…regardless of situation, circumstance, or event...which will serve our Soul. Those frequencies are pretty far apart. 

So..."How" do we tune into Divine frequency that will serve to align us with that which allows us to BE good to our Soul? Well..we raise our Vibration, of course! The higher your vibration, the more likely you are to experience synchronicities and ride the loving current of universal flow, receiving magical blessings as you go!

"How" do we raise our vibration?   That's a mouthful, to say the least.  There are numerous ways to do so on physical, mental, emotional, and Spiritual levels, which I'll be sharing more about in future issues.
For the purposes of this Blog post, I'll nutshell it.

Love is the highest vibration in the universe; hence Love for yourself, others, and your world will ALWAYS raise your vibration. And gratitude can help open your heart to more of that Love!
Essentially, the happier and more Love-filled we are, the more aligned we are with our true nature and Source, and the more open a receptor we are to synchronicities and Blessings, and receiving in general.  That's the key…and then some!  Of this, I AM certain!

Once again…Always remember, what YOU do and who YOU are…..MATTERS! 

Yes…for me…I no longer need to know exactly where I AM going.  For me…All I need to Know is that I AM On My Way!

To Our Health, Wealth & Empowerment...and BEING Together!

With Love & Blessings!
Rhonda 
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
949.527.1574

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

 Speak Up, The World Is Listening

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Your Biggest Victim: You, Sunday Service



I choose to have peace of my mind as my only goal. And So It Is!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Everything Changes

Recently my Mom made her transition to her new life.  Although her death was not unexpected, it was still difficult. Your  cards, prayers and messages made it possible for me to bear. One of my students and friends, wrote a line of truth, "96 is too young to die." 

The truth is that life is eternal. She is still with us in spirit. She is free, but we are lonely. We miss her. But wouldn't it be strange if we didn't.

We have been reminiscing. Sharing our memories has helped me to accept what is while honoring the unique qualities of our mother.
1953? Clark family
The thing I would like to share in today's blog is how Mom was very strict about using proper language; we were not allowed to swear, curse or use any vulgar language. When I was preschool age, I saw a 4-letter word written on the sidewalk. The "f" word.  I asked her how to pronounce it and what it meant. She said it was a word that some "bad boys" made up. That worked for me until I saw the same word scribbled in a distant city.I knew then that either those "bad boys" get around or it was a word she didn't want to explain to me.

My sister remembers getting her mouth washed out with soap for saying "sh*t." When we read the Christmas story, Jesus rode on a donkey, not an ass.  

However, Mom loved stories. Both she and dad had read to us when we were children. While her eyesight was good she loved to read. Then she discovered the talking books. She went through dozens of them. She especially liked modern, romantic fiction by authors like Danielle Steele.

One day, my sister was taking Mom to a doctor's appointment. Mom was having trouble getting out of the car and said to Kathy, "I'm having trouble hauling my ass out of here!" Kathy was certain she had misheard! Kathy asked her what she had said. She repeated it and then said, "I guess I've been listening to too much Danielle Steele."

Everything changes. Maybe "hauling my ass" was exactly the right way to express herself that day.
A Walker is a Good Support

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Are YOU Choosing A Life of Freedom…Yet???!!!



"Decide what to be and go be it"   - The Avett Brothers

Seems like yesterday that I was counting down the last days of 2015…feeling not so joyful at the Christmas Season time, as usual, witnessing, firsthand, my process of divorce  ...and preparing for 2016, and our changing times.  Wow…and here we are with 2016 half over…and YES…times are a chang’in…and then some!!!

With this the month of Freedom…of Independence (often as we come to Truly understand Interdependence)…Let Freedom Ring…even if just for a moment or so.

Always remember… What YOU do and who YOU are.....MATTERS!

Early in the year, everyone talks about planning, changes, moving-forward, transformations, and some interesting and well-meant resolutions that may seldom come to fruition.
However, how about Freedom? Yes, freedom to be who you are without feeling the “need” to please anyone but yourself?...Yes…those “shoulds”. We know all those “shoulds” (cousin to “I’d better”, and “I have to”)…all too well!

I often ask my clients for “themes” to kick-start their New Year, or new quarter, or a new era in their lives.  In fact, I ask mySelf that very same question!  This particular year, I happened to take the theme from a picture of mySelf looking into the ocean’s horizon (which I tend to do quite often…and, yet, another post for another time) with my back turned to the camera.
I was immediately inspired by what that picture symbolized. It meant my turning my back to the past… and saying, “Hello and Welcome”…to the present…percursor to my future…to the Now of me!

In fact, I realized, quite clearly, that…
I want to make the rest of this year…my New Beginning… all about me… and I don’t need to make an effort to fulfill any of those shoulds. I will be the way that I want to be… the way that I want to feel… and only the people that are okay with that… and like it that way, can be a part of my life!!! Really!!!

I promptly realized that all of us looking for our own mental and internal freedom… and only those who understand it…or are on the path to finding it… or are already on their way….will  allow others to be in and on our Life’s Journey… whether for a minute… a day …or for a lifetime. We  are also exercising our freedom to choose in advance, who we want in our Life… how, when, where and why.  

Our inner guidance system…Source, Spirit, GOD is telling us what’s best for us… and choosing Freedom to be who we are… and who we want to be NOW, as well as, in the future is amazingly refreshing, beautiful, and deeply profound.

By the way…My definition of Freedom is… “To get rid of beliefs…and anyone…anything in between… that hold us back and keep us stuck in a limiting external world… in prison”.  Trust and Believe…Of this I Am certain!  Say, "So long...and thanks for stopping by" (for I have learned the Life Lessons I was meant to, and I AM grateful to move forward in my Life Curriculum).

So…Ask YourSelf…What is “Freedom”… and what does it mean to YOU?!

Do you want it?... Do you long for it? …Do you already have it?... Will you make it part of your Life’s resolutions? Will you Choose Freedom to be who YOU are and who YOU want to be for the rest of your life?

Celebrate the fact of “Being”…..just who YOU are!

Once again…Always remember, what YOU do and who YOU are…..MATTERS!

Yes…for me…I no longer need to know exactly where I AM going.  For me…All I need to Know is that I AM On My Way!

To Our Health, Wealth & Empowerment...and Freedom Together!

With Love & Blessings!

Rhonda 
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
The Wellness Institute International
949.527.1574

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


   
 Speak Up, The World Is Listening

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Courage to be Forgiving


God knows only Its Divine Nature. 

I Am as God Is. 

And So It Is!