Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Meditation Can Bring World Peace ...Join Us!

Join us at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley at 4:00 a.m. PST on Thursday December 31st.

World Peace and Healing Meditation
Please arrive at 3:45 a.m. - Bring a friend! Bring a Veteran! 

Meditating for World Peace, The Scientific View 

An experiment conducted in the early 1980s, during the height of the Lebanon war, sought to discover whether meditation could reduce war. When 1,000 people in Jerusalem meditated on world peace war deaths in Lebanon went down by over 75 percent. Not only did war deaths go down, but crime, traffic collisions, fires, and other destructive events also went down on the days the group meditated.

From this and other similar studies that showed that war deaths and injuries went down on days groups were meditating on peace, scientists reluctantly concluded that group meditation seems to prevent war. In reporting on these unexpected findings, world-renown quantum physicist John Hagelin Ph.D. commented: “There is far more evidence that group meditation can turn off war like a light switch than that aspirin reduces headaches. It is a scientific fact.”

World Peace Meditation
Healing the World

World Peace Meditation Day 

Since 1986, December 31 is World Peace Meditation Day. On December 31, 1986 over 500 million people of all religious faith in over 70 countries joined their minds in peace, love, forgiveness and understanding. The event is still going on, for one hour starting at noon Greenwich Mean Time, with groups gathering in all U.S. states and around the world.

Also called World Healing Day or the International Hour for Peace, this simultaneous global linking of minds takes as its basis the principle of quantum physics that thought can direct energy, creating reality. Meditating on peace can create peace.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Conscious Communion With Love, Sunday Service

Today I practice conscious communion with Love. I identify myself with everything that belongs to goodness, truth and beauty. I see good in everything. And So It Is!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Let's Peace the World Together

I LOVE this picture! It shows Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus and Moses holding hands. They have hearts in their hands! 

The title of the picture is "Let's Peace the World Together."  Some of the golden threads of truth that run through all religions is Love and Peace. What a great time of year to remember to love our neighbor!

There are fundamentalists in every religion who say that their way is the only way! I cannot imagine the Buddha saying that if you were did not practice his way, you would be damned. In fact, I cannot imagine any one of them telling their followers to kill in the name of religion. Yet over the centuries, there have been many wars fought over religion.

I think it is time to stop. 

I can't change anyone else but I can change myself. I open my heart to love more than ever before. I open my ears to be a better listener, to listen to what lies behind the words, what beliefs are being shown.

And I can choose my words to be those of peace and love.

Today is the day. Let's give peace a chance. Let's peace the world together.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Feeling The Divine Presence, Sunday Service

I feel the Presence, the Power and the Activity of Divine Spirit in me and around me. I accept this Presence with complete confidence. And so it is!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Honoring My Mother

Lela Eugenia Clark will celebrate her 95th birthday this Saturday, December 19. She hasn't won a Pulitzer prize, or found a cure for an incurable disease, or even received a gold watch from her employer, but she raised five children, nurtured seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. I am the second child.

Happy Birthday Mom

Mom has been very active all her life until the last year when she had a small stroke and now lives in a Nursing Home.

I have not seen her since May and am looking forward to seeing her at Christmas.

In tribute of her upcoming birthday, I am going to share some of her strengths.
Lela Clark could whip up a costume at a moment's notice. She was a great seamstress whose  creative imagination was always at work. When I was still preschool age, for Halloween Mom made my sister and I Peter Pumpkin Eater and his wife. I was the wife in a pumpkin shell. I do not remember how she made the shell but I do remember it was as big around as I was tall. Both my sister and I participated in figure skating, which meant lots of costumes every year. She always knew what was in fashion, and sewed an entire wardrobe for me to begin University.

Lela contributed to her community. For most of my school years, Lela was the superintendent of our Sunday School. She organized all the classes and crafts, scheduled the teachers and arranged for the music. Like everyone in our small town, she contributed to the church's fowl suppers in the fall. She was a member of the Eastern Star, participating locally and internationally.

Mom was a good athlete, flexible, strong and coordinated. She excelled in both curling and shuffle board. It was common for her to bring home a trophy from whatever sport she played.Not only was Mom a great athlete but she was a loyal and noisy fan. While she and dad were snowbirds, they attended spring training games in Phoenix. She came to love football in the recent years and is a Riders fan. Whenever there was a family member playing anything -- baseball or hockey she would enthusiastically cheer. She made no attempt to be nice to the referees and once she was even asked to leave the game because she had been boisterously disrespectful to an umpire! 

Lela's family is most important to her. For several years she kept in touch with those of us who live far away via Skype. Now that her eyesight is failing, she can no longer use Skype. I miss the everyday conversations. 

Since the spring Lela has resided in a Nursing home in Saskatoon. Her eyesight is fading and watching television no longer brings her joy. Both my younger sister and I will be in Saskatoon for the Christmas holidays.  I am looking forward to seeing my mom.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Expectancy Speeds Progress, Sunday Service

I expect only good to flow into my life. I am filled with confidence, with the expectancy of good, with the knowledge that my absolute faith in the Law speeds progress.
And So It Is!

Friday, December 11, 2015

You are Unique Now

"Since no two persons are alike there must be a unique place for you in the scheme of things. The Divine Pattern would be imperfect without you. Dare to be yourself. Stand in wonder before the majesty and might, the beauty and power of that Divine Presence which seeks expression through your individual life. Accept all the good there is. Whatever things you desire, believe you have them. Say:
I surrender all fear, all doubt.
I let go of uncertainty.
I know there is no confusion, no lack of confidence.
I know that what is mine will claim me, know me, rush to me.
          I accept the gift of Life for myself and for everyone else." 
Ernest Holmes, This Thing called You

I always liked the idea that no two snowflakes are identical. As a child growing up with a great deal of prairie snow, that idea captured my imagination. If that is true of a snowflake, think about the amazing being that you are. In the entire universe there never has been nor never will be, another identical to you.

We know that fingerprints are used to identify people. No two fingerprints are identical either. Our fingerprint can identify us, but what does it say about us. When I was attending a Ministers' Retreat a couple of years ago, there was a huge piece of art on a mirror of a fingerprint. The catch was instead of lines there were word descriptors forming the lines. The piece had words like:

As great as your uniqueness is, greater by far, are the infinite possibilities that lay within you. You are the creator of your experience. You choose how to perceive situations. (You also choose which situations, people, and ideas to be part of your life. There are infinite choices. You get to choose what words describe you.

Are you willing to be who you came here to be?
Now is the time. The entire Universe is waiting for you to come home to yourself.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Law is a Mirror Reflecting your Beliefs

This month we will be using Ernest Holmes book, This Thing Called You, as our inspiration for the messages. Dr. Holmes uses Chapter One to establish the greatness and the infinite possibilities there are in you
 He writes' "You are one with the Creative Genius back of a wide array of ceaseless motion, this original flow of life. You are as much a part of it as the sun, the earth, and the air. There is something in you telling you this -- a like a voice echoing from some mountain top of inward vision,like a light whose origin no man has seen, like an impulse welling up from an invisible source. Your soul belongs to the Universe. Your mind is an outlet through which the Creative Intelligence of the universe seeks fulfillment."
Imagine how blessed human beings are! We sound like super-heroes. Indeed we are!

But then Holmes  begins Chapter 2 with the question, "Why, then, if these things are true, is the world still impoverished, mentally and physically ill, and unable to become unified? "
I am certain that many people have had the same question, or one similar to it. If I am so gifted, talented and connected, why am I not fabulously wealthy, enjoying my life with the  person of my dreams and doing work that is satisfying?

We know the answer, don't we? We know that it is done unto us as we believe. We know that life is created from the inside out; if we want different experiences we will need to embrace a new idea about ourselves and our lives.

I think that we don't really give our new ideas enough time and energy to truly believe them. It is possible that in the busy lives we lead, we don't take enough time to think about what we DO want. Most of us are really good at passionately thinking about what we do not want! 

As many of you know, as part of my daily spiritual practice, I read the current Science of Mind magazine in addition to a 1950's version of it. Robert Bitzer wrote the daily guides for December, 1951.  He gave the readers the tip that they should read the guide, "every hour on the hour" to fully embrace the ideas. Wow! Now that would be planting a new idea with great intention that it become manifest. 

I have also been reading Dr. Joseph Murphy's Power of Your Subconscious Mind, in which he emphasizes that it takes diligent, three-times daily, five full minutes to change your mind and begin to manifest a new idea. 

I have heard people say that they tried Spiritual Mind Treatment once or twice but it doesn't work so they quit. 

Ernest writes: "Jesus summed up the whole proposition when he said, 'It is done unto you as you believe.' In interpreting this saying, however, you must pause after the word as.Think about the meaning and you will discover that he is saying that life not only responds to your belief, it responds after the manner of your believing, as you believe. It is like a mirror  reflecting the image of your belief."

If you do not like what is being reflected, change your mind.