The original Commandments are powerful and well-known, but in many ways lack context in today's world. Most of the commandment are things we should NOT do, which is a challenge when we are focused on the Science of Mind perspective of getting to "Yes." Rev. Bill provides an update on the Commandments as powerful intentions we can set, with a clear reminder that we are sacred beings creating joy-filled, holy lives.
Ernest Holmes started sharing his philosophy in what is known as “living room sessions.” These lively discussions went on for many years forming and engaging others and starting a movement. Please join a panel of Spiritual Life Coaches as they engage in personal conversation of how the Science of Mind principles apply to their lives and yours. In this lively living room discussion, you will get a chance to craft your own manifesto for the upcoming year and leave moved, touched and inspired about what it means to live a divinely creative life.
This final Sunday of the year (and Rev. Michele’s final Sunday before her two-month sabbatical), we will stand on the second four of the “Eight Pillars of Joy” according to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in “The Book of Joy.” When we live from all Eight Pillars, we truly will BE and will BRING Joy to the World!
According to His Holiness and the Archbishop, there are Eight Pillars of Joy. This morning, we will stand on four of them and behold joy in a new light.
Today, we burst with joy as we celebrate those who have successfully completed coursework at Creative Living University during 2017. If you are one of the 138 students who graduated from a CLU class this year, be sure to be here today to receive your Certificate of Completion and a lot of love! And if you are not a CLU graduate, be sure to be with us anyway. There will be lots to burst with joy over during this service. Then, everyone, please join us at 12:45 pm to be a part of the cap and gown graduation ceremony of our 4 “Professional Practitioner Studies” graduates, Diana Darrell, Fran Peck, Jeannie Soverns and Monica Zickus. A cake and sparkling cider reception will follow the graduation.
The Dalai Lama once said, “One great question underlies our existence. What is the purpose of life? After much consideration, I believe the purpose of life is…” Are you interested in finding out the rest of that statement and how to fulfill life’s purpose? If so, be sure to be with us this beautiful Sunday morning. The answers will cause you to jump for joy.
Transparent. Authentic. Genuine. Real. These are the ways of the Strong Heart. As we travel the way of transparency, authenticity, genuineness and realness, we find power, depth and meaning in a heart that is strong.
The Clear Heart thrives on openness and a deep willingness to love. A Clear Heart is free from upset, assumptions and agendas. A Clear Heart is liberated. Today, we clear the way and liberate our hearts.
The Full Heart is a heart that is generous, committed and fully engaged in the act of living. It is a heart that gives from the overflow rather than from its reserve. How can you tell if your heart is full to overflowing or if you are dipping into your reserve? And if you are dipping into your reserve, how can you get refilled? Answers to these questions are on their way to you today!
Setting the tone for travelling the way of the whole heart, we begin with the idea of the Open Heart. What does it mean to have a heart that is open? What does a closed heart look like? And, of great importance, how do we open a heart that has closed? If you are ready to have your closed heart opened or your opened heart opened even wider, today has your name written all over it!
When we find ourselves wanting anything for ourselves or for our world, we actually stand in the way of experiencing it. But, when we choose it -- when we choose to BE the one who is that – we align with the One and Only Power that can bring it about. Today, we choose love, we choose peace and we choose harmony in our lives and in our world.
The world seems to be rapidly changing, right before our eyes! Sometimes, it feels hard to keep up. We get hijacked by the appearances of duality, and the Truth of Oneness seems to slip away. When we can focus on and embrace the Oneness that is in the midst of everything, we begin to recognize the diversity in that Oneness rather than duality. Join Rev. Sherry as we explore the concepts of Oneness in Diversity and Diversity in Oneness that can free us from the imprisonment of dualistic experiences.
Van Jones once said, “When it’s hard to love, love harder.” Doing that is high and holy work, that’s for sure. But what could be more important? Today, we look at how we can “love harder” in some very real and tangible ways. And, if you have been looking for ideas on how to put the spiritual principle of Oneness into action, today is the day for you.
Everyone has a lot on their minds right now about our world situation. What is on yours? Today, in an informal yet profound way, you get to ask whatever you would like to Rev. Michele and a panel of other Ministers and Spiritual Life Coaches. So come with whatever is on your mind and on your heart. We don’t guarantee to have all the answers, but we promise you will be seen, heard, loved and supported – and we will give it our best shot!
There is a lot about which we could be afraid right now, isn’t there? And, in our humanness, it is easy to go there every time we hear the news. That is totally understandable. But today, we will gather for a powerful experience in community of aligning with the One Power that transcends all fear. Be sure to be with us and be a catalyst for Freedom.
According to Ponder, we are all Wonder Women and Captain Americas because we are all equipped with Super Powers – abundance Super Powers, that is! They may not involve magic Lassos of Truth or boomerang shields, but they are mighty and powerful. Come today and find out what they are and how they can work for you.
Catherine Ponder writes extensively about the Law of Increase. Wallace Wattles in “The Science of Getting Rich” speaks of the “ever-increasing life.” Ernest Holmes says “The Power of Life within you brings to you increasing happiness and joy and greater material abundance.” Thomas Troward in “The Dore Lectures” wrote: “We may always rest in the happy expectation of something still better to come. . . . because the Spirit is in itself the Principle of Increase.” Um? There must be something to this idea of increase! Today we take a deep dive into this profound concept, thereby increasing our consciousness to increase our dynamic living.
Claiming the good that you wish to experience is often the key to manifesting in your life. It’s amazing how fast the universe moves for us when we dare to take control and demand our high expectations. Catherine Ponder calls this “The Prosperity Law of Command.” Join us as Rev. Sally explores how we can call forth the good in our lives!
We set the tone for our month today as we blast through some limiting, and possibly deep-seated, beliefs about living a prosperous life. Now if you don’t think you have any limiting beliefs about that topic, just ask yourself this question. “Am I experiencing as much of the Peace of God, the Health of God, the Joy of God, the Love of God and the Plenty of God that I would like?” And if the answer to that question is even a little bit, “no,” then be sure to be with us today.
Staying with “The Universe Has Your Back,” today we dig into two more Universal Truths: “Obstacles are Detours in the Right Direction” and “The Universe Speaks in Mysterious Ways.“ Embodying these two Universal Truths will move us to a great place of trusting Life regardless of what may be going on in our lives and, of course, to Living Big!
In “The Universe Has Your Back,” Gabrielle Bernstein lays out a variety of Universal Truths that won’t be any surprise to us, but that she presents in some unique ways. The Universal Truths we will explore today are: “You are Always Being Guided Even When It Doesn’t Feel Like It” and “The Universe Works Fast When You’re Having Fun.” So, come today and be deeply guided while having a bit of fun in the process! P.S. These Universal Truths also help us Live Big!
As we continue exploring Pam Grout’s book “Living Big,” today we bless big, give big and love big, realizing that, as we do, we expand more fully into who we came here to be and leap into a most extraordinary life.
In “Living Big,” Pam Grout writes: Living Big isn’t about making lots of money or having a Texas-sized house. It’s about having an intoxicating vision, about daring to look at the miracle of life without shrinking back. Living Big means having the nerve to find your own drum beat, sing your own song.” Today we bring that concept into our individual, personal lives as we think big, imagine big and play big!
Swimming, rafting and other water sports are certainly summer traditions. And in order to engage in any of them, we have to take a plunge of some sort! So it is in our spiritual life. We sometimes need to take the plunge of letting go of the old to bring in the new. Join Rev. Sandra today and take the plunge together!
During these "lazy" (hot!) days of summer, learning to surrender to what is and let go of those things that don't serve can be a powerful process. Join Rev. Sherry as we explore the wisdom in that process and in letting go of doing and allowing ourselves to simply be. It is in this place of openness that Spirit works Its magic and reveals Itself in our lives as Love, Peace, Creativity, Joy, and all of Its Gifts.