Thursday, August 30, 2012

The 3rd Key in the 9 Keys to Creating a Phenomenon in Your Life

In this video, we introduce the third key in the 9 keys to creating a phenomenon in one's life.  This 9 week video series leads up to The Center for Spiritual Living - Capistrano Valley's Adventure in Faith Celebration. 

This week, Pam Rock introduces our next key:

Grab your gratitude exercise HERE and start to attract more to be grateful for each day!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Love Is Not A Whisper Or A Weakness

Don't give up
I know you can see
All the world and the mess that were making
Can't give up
And hope God will intercede
Come on back
Imagine that we could get it together
Stand up for what we need to be
Cause crying won't save or feed a hungry child
Can't lay down and hope for miracles change things
So lift up your eyes
Lift up your heart

Singing mercy will we overcome this
Oh one by one could we turn it around
Maybe carry on just a little bit longer
And I try to give you what you need

Me and you and you and you
Just want to be free yeah
But you see all the world is just as we've made it
And until we got a new world
We have got to save it
Got to say that love is not a whisper or a weakness
No love is strong
So we got to get together yeah
Gotta get gotta get gotta get
Til there is no reason
To fight

Mercy will we overcome this
Oh one by one could we turn it around
Maybe carry on just a little bit longer
And I try to give you what you need


Mercy will we overcome this
Or we come to far to turn it around
Oh and asked too much to be a little bit stronger
But I want to give you what you need

Mercy what will become of us
Oh one by one could we turn it around
Maybe carry on just a little bit longer
And I try to give you what you need...

We are the heart, we are the hands,
We are the voice of Spirit on Earth,
And who we are, and all we do,
Is a blessing to the world.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Key #2 in the 9 Keys to Creating a Phenomenon in Your Life

Today, we are sharing key #2 in our "9 Keys to Creating a Phenomenon in Your Life" video series.

With Dr. Heather gone for a week, we are doubling up on the content this week, so help me in sharing this week's post with our guest, Dave Friedman introducing the second key.  This spiritual guidance is sure to help you get in tuned with your own personal gifts and talents!

To expand your imagination, CLICK HERE to download your imagination expansion exercise!

Enjoy and if you experienced an "a-ha" moment within this post, please share it, tweet it, G+1 it.  Help us spread the goodness of creating a phenomenon in one's life!

Act On Your Inspiration 

Vitality is the Presence of God

Vitality is an energy which SHINES.
Every month at #CSLCV, Church of Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, we have a theme which all the Sunday services revolved around.

Vitality has been the theme for August and I have found it a more potent idea than I had previously considered. In fact Vitality has given me food for thought.

"The natural vitality is the presence of God and it flows through us."
"That feeling, that is the presence of God. That is who you truly are. That shining presence in you is the presence of God."

Vitality to me has meant energy, a natural healthy energy, a fueling energy which helps me accomplish, a sustaining energy which gives me strength.

But to think of Vitality literally as the presence of God within oneself led me to think about our responsibility to nurture that Vitality, that God source which we experience and that we have the responsibility to share.

Those of us who come from the Christian tradition have certainly heard some version of Matthew 5:15 which in the King James Bible says, "Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lamp stand; and it gives light unto all that are in the house."

And so to nurture ourselves in a healthy way, eating life sustaining food, participating in healthy activities, following our creative passions, letting our best self shine forth is expressing God or Universal Consciousness or whatever you feel comfortable calling it.

To shine is our natural calling.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

You are God in the Dance of Life

Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it's just doing it. ~Alan Watts

You are the heart, you are the hands, you are the voice of Spirit on Earth. 
All that you are, all that you do is a blessing to the world.

Monday, August 20, 2012

#1 in the 9 Keys to Creating a Phenomenon in Your Life

Download your supplemental worksheet for this video HERE

In this video, we introduce the first key in the 9 keys to creating a phenomenon in one's life.  This 9 week video series leads up to The Center for Spiritual Living - Capistrano Valley's Adventure in Faith Celebration. 

Adventure in Faith is a community celebration of commitment to faith and support of our center.  The CSLCV has an fun-filled month planned for the South OC community! Grab your "9 Keys to Creating a Phenomenon in Your Life," then join us for a fall celebration!

This video is supplemented with a three-page visioning worksheet. You can DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Sky Sparkles with Diamonds - Spiritual Guidance in the Sky

Today I opened a belated birthday present. It was a beautiful necklace reminding me to "sparkle."
On the back of this beautifully-wrapped gift was this quote:

"We shall find peace.  We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds." Anton Chekhov
Immediately after opening the gift, I went outside to walk the dog.  I looked up, and saw this pic:

It looks like a left angel wing to me.  Today the sky really was sparkling with "diamonds."

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What Makes A Great Chef? Julia Child Remix

What makes a great chef?

Well, training and technique of course!

Plus a great love of food, a generous personality

& the ability to invent Hot Chocolate Truffles!

This is what good cooking is all about,

Cook & Cook & Keep On Cooking.

This is the way to live, Bon Appetit! - Julia Child

Friday, August 10, 2012

9 Keys to Creating a Phenomenon in Your Life

In the spirit of giving, the CSLCV is offering a 9 - week online series called, "The 9 Keys to Creating a Phenomenon in Your Life."

This video series will lead up to our October Adventure in Faith Celebration, which everyone is invited to...both members of our center and members of South Orange County interested in expanding their spiritual awareness are welcome, but more on that to come! 

We look forward to sharing this series with you, and helping you to create a phenomenon in your life!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  22. Why are you, you?
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  25. What are you most grateful for?
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  32. If not now, then when?
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
  50. Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
These questions have no right or wrong answers.

So listen to Napoleon Hill; Stop Worrying, Think And Grow Rich!

Friday, August 3, 2012

That Sounds Like Courage To Me

"What I tell people is that it's far better to be resilient than to be perfect."

"What does resilient mean?" she asked.

"It means being ready to try again with full enthusiasm."

"Well, that sounds like courage to me."