Theologians have pondered and pontificated about this question for millennia and yet, today, at little ol’ Creative Living Fellowship we may just give it a final answer. No, we aren’t going to play “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” but the final (extraordinary) answer is worth its weight in gold. And what does it have to do with Mother’s Day? Oh, a lot so come find out!
A deviation from the regular service, Rev. Sherry reads a letter from Rev. Lonnie and fields reaction from the congregation.
The final quality that gives a diamond its value is its weight, which is measured in carats. Larger diamonds are rarer than smaller diamonds; consequently, the value rises exponentially as the diamond gets larger. What carat is your conviction that you are a walking, talking manifestation of God? How large is your trust in yourself as an expression of God? We will address these weighty questions . . . and more . . . on our last Sunday of shining bright like a diamond.
A diamond is highly valued by the absence of color. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water. When we reflect Source at the highest level, we are exactly like this, so transparent that only God shines through. How you choose to color your life is paramount to Shining your Brilliance.
Clarity is one of the four ratings of a diamond (along with cut, color and carat). Within the clarity rating, there is a five-point scale. Where a diamond lands on that scale plays an important role in determining its value. Today we will explore how we might apply this Diamond Clarity Scale and, in that application, bring a new level of clarity of being into and throughout our lives.
Your life is like a faceted gem. There are so many aspects that make up YOU! When diamonds are cut, they reveal their brilliance. Join us this week as we explore how your life, just like a gem, can become a brilliant reflection when you make the right cuts. And, also join us this week to wish Rev. Sally bon voyage as this will be her last Sunday with us before her move to North Carolina.
As we explore the metaphysics behind Jesus’ resurrection and ascension and look at a number of the profound teachings of this Spiritual Master, we are invited to arise and shine into our own unique Brilliance. Be sure to be with us today for a unique and utterly brilliant experience. And how about inviting a friend? Easter is a wonderful Sunday for that. If you attend the Sunrise Service in the Meditation Garden, be sure to stay for our annual Easter pancake breakfast.
Today, we complete our “What’s Luck Got To Do With It?” series as well as engage in our traditional Palm Sunday Rose Blessing, which is one of the most meaningful and profound ceremonies we do at Creative Living. We will blend those two together by looking at how we never need to “push our luck,” but rather how have access to that which will pull us to our highest good.
On this day after St. Patrick’s Day, we will each discover our own personal Lucky Charm and learn how to use it quite effectively. And if you wear green to service today, you might just find yourself extra lucky.
This common phrase is used to describe an outcome based on chance, over which we have no control -- like drawing the short stick. But are we really at the mercy of the luck of the draw? Science, as well as spirituality, says we are not, but it takes a specific attitude coupled with precise activities to create our own luck of the draw.
“He really lucked out on that one!” is a phrase we often hear. And, of course, we hear it when a random happy coincidence has just occurred. What do scientific research and spiritual principles have to say about how we can “luck out”? Today we find out.
Watch out! Loving can be contagious! This is the bug you want to catch – learning to love everyone on your path. Join us as we explore how to ride the wave of love in every encounter in our lives, which helps us deepen in loving ourselves.
I have been lucky to have worked with some of the nicest, most loving people on the planet at my workplace. Or, have I worked to create a happy workplace with unique individuals who are wonderful and perfectly imperfect? Maybe it is a little of both. Come learn how you too can experience love at work while at work.
Being aware of who we are and how we serve brings us into alignment with the “New Commandment” with which we were charged by our Master Teacher Jesus. Then, we may lay claim to the "Prospering Power of Love" outlined in the book of the same title by well-known prosperity teacher, Catherine Ponder. It is all about Love, although not the card company kind of love.
Ernest Holmes taught that we suffer on our road to self-discovery not because it is God-ordained, but because of our divine individuality. It is this individuality that allows us to create our own experience through our power of choice, self-expression and free will. We have the ability to do, say, and think as we wish, even when it appears to limit us. Join Rev. Sherry F. McCreary as we explore the conscious choices we can make in exercising our free will so that we can to live as empowered beings of Love, Light, Peace and Freedom.
There is no time like the present to step up your spiritual practice, and bring your gifts and talents into the world with more heart and soul than ever, letting love, compassion, and good humor lead the way. As our song lyrics suggest, "Take heart, wake up in the middle of a dream, and do the right thing.” That is what we will do today!
You are empowered, confident, safe and more than enough. But, all too often, you simply forget and disconnect from your true identity. Remember, you were not created out of unworthiness, lack or fear. You may have been born into dysfunction, but you were created out of GREATNESS! You’ve been longing to return home to your authentic self. In today’s moving and empowering talk, Ester will help get you home where you belong!
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.