Sunday, August 28, 2016

How Generous People See The World, Sunday Service

We see a world in which resources are valued, cared for and grown, where there is generous and continuous sharing of these resources. And So It Is!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Listen to Your Inner Voice

This month we have been featuring the creativity of members of our community and what a wide variety we have! Have you been going to our Facebook page to check out the variety of artists that we have? If not, now is a great time to do so. Of course, I remind you that the art that is featured represents only a small sample of the artistic endeavors in our Center. In addition to gifted photographers, painters, jewelers and teachers, we have a host of musicians, singers and song-writers. Our wonderful member Juli Isola has been posting the artwork on our Facebook page. She is an amazing artist herself.

Where does all this creativity come from? Well, it comes through each person as the individualized expression of the Divine that he or she is. Since there is only one Life, one causative impulse, why are these creations so different? I believe that we are individualizing the Creative Process through our unique talents and abilities, perceptions and context.

There may be a creative expression in you that is just waiting to blossom.

You may feel drawn to take up a new form of creative expression or re-visit an old one. What I know is that Spirit in you is timeless and is simply awaiting direction from you as to which direction to go.

In high school I memorized a stanza of Thomas Gray's epic poem, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."

I remember feeling the sadness that not all talent or beauty is discovered.
The stanza is:

"Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
         The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flow'r is born to blush unseen,
         And waste its sweetness on the desert air. "

Now is the time to let your light shine. Listen to the inner voice and express yourself. Live out loud. 

I do not have any artistic expression to share with you but I wanted to share one of my favorite photographs by Juli Isola. Juli let me use this photo for a presentation I was doing on Faith. She captured it in this photograph.

Faith by Juli Isola

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Natural Meditation & Awakened Love With Dean Sluyter

Dean Sluyter has taught natural meditation throughout the United States since 1970 and is the author of several 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.

Deans books and CD’s will be available.

Envent Onsite 1-4PM & Live Stream 1-4PM

Beauty, Nature, Art & Aesthetics, Sunday Service

We Believe in the Eternal Givingness of Life to all. And so it is!

Friday, August 19, 2016

We Are, One Race

Don Kindred, the publisher of the San Clemente Journal writes in the current Journal: 
"We occupy these spaces for only a fraction of time. But our lives are important, not just as individuals, or families, communities, or states and countries...but as humans.
We are, one race." 
The title of his message is "Life, Matters."

I thought it was an appropriate and timely message. I was very grateful that our Center had been featured in the current San Clemente Journal.

Senior editor, Ann Batty, wrote a lovely article about our Center in that same magazine.
She was interested in us because she heard we were 'healers.' And indeed we are healers. The basis of all our healing is the idea of oneness: "There is only one Life. That Life is perfect. That Life is God's Life. That Life is my life now." When we see life as an opportunity to be curious about each other, we create bridges of understanding and peace.

As many of you know, I was recently with family in Canada for my mother's funeral. After the funeral, family gathered to break bread together and to connect. I was so heartened by a conversation I overheard between my two nephews -- one a high school social studies teacher and the other a salesman. Usually the salesman is known to be a joker. The salesman was asking how the teacher handled difficult subjects in his classroom -- of race, or privilege or violence, etc. The teacher was very passionate about free speech and how important it was to have conversations with each other about our differences without resorting to violence. He also said that he knew that the teens who were talking were usually regurgitating what they had heard at home, not necessarily their own original thinking. When he finished speaking, he apologized for monopolizing the conversation. His cousin, assured him that he (and all of us) benefited from the teacher's experience and was grateful that the teens had someone like him to listen to them and perhaps moderate the debates between students with differing views.

I was proud of the maturity and wisdom in these two young men. I have lived at great distances from both of them, and doubt that any of my philosophy or values have rubbed off on them, yet when it comes down to it, human beings are all in this together. And life matters.

The conversation would not have happened if someone, hadn't been curious enough to ask questions.  We are all in this together.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Honoring Our Innumerable Gifts: Creating A Life Centered In Gratitude, Sunday Service

Today I celebrate my life exactly the way it is. I am a living masterpiece right now, better today than yesterday, I am grateful for all my good. And So It Is!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Open To The New!

“ Kind words are worth much and they cost little. ” -Proverb
With the passing of our beloved father, George, who made his Transition to join our dear mother, Aynesse, in Eternal Union, I AM so very touched, and grateful for the immense love, support and respect of all who have expressed their sincerest condolences... As well as their kind and heart-felt words for both my mother and father.
We are not solitary creatures. We want to be part of a group… With people around us who are supportive and nurturing… Similar to us in values and interests.
Look at your life today and think about who your true friends are. Let them know you love them. Cherish them. Make some time to make some memories with them.
Today…I invite YOU to follow your heart… And truly Know that you are not alone!
I dedicate this week's blog post to my parents, George and Aynesse, together again, celebrating 59 years of marriage today. Happy Anniversary Mama & Daddy.  We Love You!

You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.  -Caroline Myss

Let’s take a moment this…as often as possible…to realize and manifest…to demonstrate…our Magnificence.  Yes… The Magnificent Beings we are individually, as well as, collectively.

I offer this Guide to going Within…and identifying and awakening that Authentic Power within each of us…that remains waiting to be utilized for our Highest and Best Good…our Purpose…NOW!

Fear and doubt hold on to the past. They know only what used to be and what was desired. They know what worked before and what did not. They know what other people have done.

What they do not know is how things are Right now… what Newness is surrounding You… what possibilities are sparkling around You that have never existed before this very moment. On this, they are completely ignorant.

And since Life is Change and Newness, this is exactly what You need to know…to access. Nothing is ever the way it was. What failed yesterday could succeed today. What was a success yesterday could be a failure today.

All is Change. All is New… Every moment creating the next moment… all flowing out in Newness and Discovery, in this great adventure of Life.

Yes…Open to the New.

Use the Knowledge and Wisdom that You have accumulated over the years… use Your talents and skills, of course. But leave behind the old views of what is needed to make Your way today, for it is not necessarily the same as what worked for others and worked earlier for You.

Go deep, deep into Your Center. See the flame that burns there… the Light of Love. Let that Light expand… and expand… until IT clears Your body and mind of fear and doubt. Let IT glow within You until You feel cleansed and new… until all worry and anxiety are cleared away from Your body and mind.

Ask YourSelf:

How shall I approach My Life today?
How shall I approach this particular person… this situation?
And be open to the answer… if IT comes in words or pictures… in feelings or in a flash of Knowing. Write IT down… for the impression may fade over time.

Use Your intuition and Your Connection in this way… reaching above and beyond the narrow confines of fear and doubt, into the wider reaches of a deep Connection with all that is.

You have the ability to Know… at whatever way Knowing is communicated to You, all that is at this moment and all that is likely to be.
You have Guidance and Love surrounding You in every moment, waiting for You to pay attention.

So pay attention.

Remove the blinders of fear and doubt and look around.
Look around at what is. Look around at what is needed and how You can Serve.
Raise Your attention up into Your Highest levels and access the Guidance that is there for You.

Your Higher Self and the Universe GOD are ONE.. and at this level, Your Success and Welfare are deeply Desired. Everything You need to reach state of Grace is made available to You in every moment.
Everything You are intended to do… and BE… is there surrounding You and deeply within You. Everything is Known and You can access all of this Knowledge.
Use Your Intuition! Use Your Faith! Use Your ability to Connect through meditation and contemplation. Tap into IT all and the steps before You will light up... and Your path will be made clear!
Then... just take a deep breath... fill Yourself with Love and Faith... and step forward...NOW!
And So IT IS…Now!!!

To Our Health, Well-BEING, and Empowerment Together!

Much Love & GOD’s Blessings!
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

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, August 7, 2016

Beauty, Nature, Art & Aesthetics, Sunday Service

Today I choose to be a place where the loving kindness can exist in the world. I am kind, I forgive, and I seek out and find beauty wherever I look.

And so it is!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Celebrating Beauty, Nature Art and Aesthetics

Our theme for August comes from Centers for Spiritual Living Global Vision. "We envision a world which has renewed its emphasis on beauty, nature, and love through the
resurgence of creativity, art, and aesthetics." 

It comes from our Organizational Design Model which is a "visionary and philosophical guide and governing document for our organization's expression internally and outwardly in the world. The Organizational Design Model is offered in the spirit of collaboration, innovation, creativity, and forward thinking. It is designed to create an organization for Centers for Spiritual Living,  that is effective for, and reflective of, a 21st century spiritual movement."

I had a conversation recently with one of my dearest friends who was gently questioning whether our intention  of having a world that works for everyone is "off principle." Her point is that each of us is experiencing in the outer world exactly what we have come to expect in the inner world. In other words, we already have a world that works for everyone. She was asking how I could imagine a world that works for Isis' extremists. I can only imagine that if the extremists from any religion got in touch with their founder's intention, they  would see a bigger and more inclusive philosophy than is currently their mission. 

I KNOW my friend is accurate AND regardless of extremists and haters, I envision I world at peace. A world at peace is a world that works for everyone from my perspective.

"When there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:16

For years we closed with "The Peace Song" which stated, "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me." Just because there isn't peace now and some radicals don't want peace, is no reason not to pray for world peace in our lifetimes. we conclude  Wednesday's Wisdom by singing "Imagine" usually along with John Lennon. We sing with conviction, "The world will live as one." Just because we have not yet achieved, perfect unity and peace is no reason to stop envisioning it. 

Just because I may not be able too see the beauty around me or to feel the love or to appreciate nature, there is no reason fro me to stop working toward it. 

We do our work first in consciousness, then we learn to take appropriate actions that support our desires. What those actions are will differ from person to person.

Meanwhile, please join me in moving ahead with optimism and goodwill, towards our vision. Look for evidence from our artists and artisans that we are currently enjoying a resurgence of creativity, art and aesthetics.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Unlocking Your Greatness: Sharing Your Gifts, Shining Your Light and Impacting the World

Within each and every one of us dwells seeds of greatness. These seeds have been deposited in our spirits long before we made our entrance onto this earth. We've been placed in an environment with more support than we will ever need.

This includes the abundant sun that shines gracefully upon us, the powerful earth that spins beneath our feet, the oxygen that peacefully fills our lungs, our sacred hearts that beat, our incredible cells that divide with harmony, and the atoms that fill all things crackling with the Infinite energy that dwells within all things.

Being supported beyond measure and filled within the Divine Itself, it baffles my mind to think of the countless people who dismiss the seeds of greatness that rest within them.

This is apparent by asking the average person if they enjoy their job, asking people if they feel like they are living up to their potential, or if they feel like they are truly sharing their greatness with the world.

Unfortunately, over 2/3rd's of Americans dislike their place of employment. The average debt per household in the States equals about $135k. With people reaching to the outside for fulfillment, acquiring more things in hopes to fill the inner void where their dreams are meant to blossom, the majority of people overlook their greatness and settle into lives of mediocrity.

I know from my personal experience of allowing someone's opinions to outweigh my own, comparing myself to another person and following an average path for my early adult life, that suppressing our greatness soon pushes negative emotions of anger, stress, and unworthiness to blossom in our inner garden.

While the past is the past and what we've done cannot be reversed, we have an opportunity in this moment of now to honor the seeds of greatness that lie dormant within our spirits. In fact, there is no better time than now to share the uniqueness of who you are and use your light in a positive and empowering way.

As we recognize and honor the seeds of greatness within, we then can move into the dark realms of the world and be a light of peace. We can use our infinite energy and finite time in a way that can not only make our lives more enjoyable and fulfilled but can add to the overall well-being of the planet and our fellow brothers and sisters we share this experience with.

Looking back at history it is apparent that all the people we look up to, whether it be a spiritual person, a leader of peace, or a person who helped the less fortunate, they used their time and energy to unlock their seeds of greatness and shared this greatness with the world.

Being that these seeds are already within us, all we must do is step forth and be the person who we know we are here to be, the Light of the World.

Unlocking Your Greatness

It is nearly impossible to unlock your greatness if you don't believe you have greatness within you. Life is a mirror that reflects back at you what you are thinking into it. Therefore, if you allow false ideas, negative thoughts and unworthiness to fill your inner temple, you will construct barriers and walls of limitation that lock your greatness in place.

As you open your consciousness and center your heart on the truth of who you are, a child of the Infinite, you begin to honor the uniqueness of you. Further understanding that there have been innumerable events that have aligned with precision and order to allow your life to be.

Standing upon this foundation of truth and giving yourself permission to be the person you believe you are here to be, you start to see what is possible for your life. Honoring your time and directing your energy in a way that aligns with your unbound potential you transform your very existence.

This is not done by a snap of a finger or some magic formula, it is done moment-by-moment, day by day, thought by thought.

As you cultivate your gifts and share your light, you not only assist in recreating your experience, but you impact the world at large.

How To Unlock Your Greatness and Share It

You can unlock your greatness with ease and grace, peace and joy, powerfully and peacefully. Over the past 2 years, I have been using a guide map uncovered through deep study, mentors, and universal truths. This guide map has opened the door to allowing me to speak at over 70 different places in the past year. This includes giving a TED talk, empowering students and speaking at spiritual communities across the nation.

This guide map opened the doorway to be featured on Rev. Michael Beckwith's radio show and be called one of the emerging spiritual leaders of our world.

I have shared this guide map with hundreds of people and watched as individuals have given themselves permission to unlock their gifts and step forth into their greatness.

This guide map I am speaking of is a workshop entitled, Unlock Your Greatness. I am grateful to share this workshop on August 14 at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley after service.

You're Invited To The Unlock Your Greatness Workshop

If you'd like to make the last 5 months of 2016 the best they can be and know there are specific gifts you'd like to share with the world, you are invited to attend.

If you catch yourself looking out into the world at the chaos that swirls across the planet and are called to be a light of peace, you are invited to attend this workshop.

The truth is that it is you and me who have been appointed at this time to step forth and be the light. Your life is valuable, your gifts essential and your energy can transform the seeming darkness into an endless array of light.

Join me on Sunday, August 14, as we collectively bring our minds, hearts, and spirits together to be the change we wish to see.

Be great.

Peace. Happiness. Compassion. Respect.

Jeffon Seely

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For more information about his upcoming workshop click: Unlock Your Greatness