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.
Today, we take another slice of wisdom from the Watermelon Credo and find several empowering ideas that serve us in creating deep connections with ourselves, with Source and with others.
Biting into a juicy, cold slice of watermelon on the 4th of July (and throughout the hot months) is certainly a refreshing summer tradition. Wally Amos, otherwise known as “Famous Amos” the cookie guru, found great wisdom in that tradition and wrote about it in an engaging book, The Watermelon Credo. In this book, he sets forth a Credo for living, which we will explore over the next three weeks. This Credo finds some powerful wisdom in a beloved summer tradition.
Hildegard of Bingen, the 16th century Christian mystic, spoke about “the green growing edge of our becoming,” referring to how we are all meant to grow in our awareness and in our inner knowing as expanding beings. As we conclude our month of exploring the road for living in joy, we will bump up against that edge and expand it out a couple of feet.
Creating something amazing isn’t necessarily easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it! But to live from God, as God, to God, it is our spiritual imperative that we be in the process of and making progress on our intentional creations. And, that is where our joy is found. So, perhaps you have raised your “upper limit,” but still aren’t feelin’ the joy. Well, in that case, you just might really good at creating “safe problems.” What are “safe problems?” Come Sunday and find out!
The profound and eye-opening answer to that question is (drum roll, please) . . . our “upper limit.” What is our “upper limit?” It is the unconscious ceiling we put on our ability to truly reach for what we desire. When our upper limit kicks in (and it can be very, very sneaky), we squash our process and our progress of intentional creation, therefore, squashing our joy. Join us today as we take a look at the variety of ways in which our “upper limit” stops us in our tracks, so that we can break free from it, get busy creating and raise our joy meter!
This month we have recognized and aligned with our inner creative power to succeed, acknowledging that success is God-ordained. As we succeed, we prove the fundamental spiritual principle of our Science of Mind/Unity teachings: There is a power for Good in this Universe, and we can use it! And there is one other thing we do when we succeed. We make a difference in this world! Join us today as we bring our theme to a close with two game-changing success principles.
Today we amp up the energy of our work together by moving into the vibration of celebration, thanksgiving and appreciation. Come be prepared to expand your appreciation for yourself and others and to learn the power of “The Poker Chip Theory of Success”! Intrigued? Perfect. Come find out what it’s all about.
Did you know that the average person has over 50,000 thoughts a day? And did you know that most of those thoughts are TO you ABOUT you and that 80% of them are negative? Those are startling statistics, aren’t they? What would your life look like if you could make 80%, 90%, even 100% of those thoughts TO you and ABOUT you positive and life affirming? If you could (and we say you can!), you just might astound yourself at what you are capable of doing. Today, you will learn a practical way to transform yourself for success.
Thomas Edison once said, ““If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Today we lay the foundation for astounding ourselves by exploring Canfield’s first two principles of experiencing a successful life. These principles probably won’t be new to you, but we will look at them in a new and highly personal way. Be sure to be with us today – you just may be astounded!
“Today I am Expressing God's Love, Being God's Light and Living God's Truth” is a perfect affirmation for our ever-expanding relationship of living as One in the Mind of The Divine. Breaking into or exploring the book “The Shack” by William P. Young (and the subsequent movie) provides yet another platform to get clearer and go deeper into the Divine of our Being. It's time to release any distorted thinking, kick our emotional baggage to the curb and be what we came here to be . . . God's Light! By the time we meet April 30, give yourself the treat of having experienced the book or the movie – or both.
How do you see yourself being one of the “1,000 people” we spoke about on April 2? How will the blessing you received on Palm Sunday come alive in your life? How have you turned up your light as a result of our Easter experience together? We will explore these question (and more!) as we gather together to make the past weeks very, very personal.
As we explore the metaphysics behind Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, we are invited into a renewed aliveness and a re-commitment to living a conscious, Spirit-filled life. And as we each begin anew with our personal renewal and re-commitment, we become beacons of greater light for the world. Come turn up your light with us on this beautiful and sacred morning.
Japanese poet Mizuta Masahide wrote, “Barn’s burnt down – now I can see the moon.” Living the Science of Mind principles requires a consciousness that sees beyond apparent limitations, and today we’ll explore how to anchor into that consciousness. This Sunday, we will also experience our most beloved ceremony -- The Palm Sunday Rose Blessing in which anyone who desires will be personally blessed.
Our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, gave a moving and powerful talk at the Religious Science conference at Alisomar in 1959 in which he said, “find one thousand people who know that, and use it, and the world will no longer be famished.” Today we will hear a portion of his talk and discover what “that” is and how we can use it.
This is a direct quote from a most unlikely source. If you know who it is, email Rev. Michele before Sunday, March 26, and then be in service and there just might be a prize for you! While this may seem to be a shallow statement, there is actually some deep wisdom in it. Today, we dive in and find it.
Did you hear the one about the student who traveled a vast distance to study under a great teacher only to prattle on and on about what he already knew in their first meeting? If you’ve heard that one, do you remember what the great teacher did? If not, come today and find out . . . and even if you do know the rest of that story, come anyway, because there is more to be revealed.
“Mind over matter” is a common phrase, and is used to speak to the creative nature of our minds. And while we would certainly agree that our minds are creative, is “mind OVER matter” accurate, or is there more to it? Come today and find out what more there is.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said, “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Have you had your mind blown when you’ve taken on a new spiritual concept and then never been able to look at life the same way again? It is our intention to blow your mind in such a way today!
We often say that there is nothing to heal only our wholeness to reveal. In a unique and powerful “wholing” service, we will each have an opportunity to touch the heart of wholeness within us and call it forth in deep and meaningful ways. This is a service you won’t want to miss.
Can we get honest with one another and have a heart-to-heart talk? Sometimes we talk a good game about wanting to bring our dreams from incubation to manifestation, but then time goes by, years go by, and they are still sitting on the shelf. What’s up with that? Today we take a hard look at that question, without blame or judgment, but with an eye toward realigning our hearts with our hearts’ desires.
At CLF, we are a community of care, connection and creation that supports YOU in bringing forth your dreams -- whatever they may be -- from incubation to manifestation, so we talk about dreams a lot. Today, we will talk about them again, but with a slightly different twist. Be sure to be with us for that twist and you may actually receive hearts, flowers and candy!