Sunday Quotes 2016

 
Quotations Used in the Sunday Message
 
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“The Wonder Of Christmas… Prevailing Peace, Joyfulness Shared” 12.18.16   Advent of Peace & Joy

Core Statements:

“Inner Peace Lends Us Strength In Outer Circumstances” sv

“Joy Is An Overflowing Expression Of Appreciation, Wonder & Delight ” sv

Scripture:

Isaiah 26:3-4  (NKJV) 3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. 4Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.

          Isaiah 54:10 (NIV) 10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed…

Philippians 4:7,9 NIV 7And the peace of God, which transcends (passeth) all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus… 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

     John 14:27 (NIV) Jesus speaking: 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.             

Philippians 2:17-18 (NASB)    17b…I rejoice and share my joy with you all. 18 You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

           Deuteronomy 12:18  18Be filled with joy in the sight of the Lord your God. Be joyful in everything you do. 

Isaiah 35:10    10…They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Psalm 9:2 (CEV)     2God Most High, I will rejoice; I will celebrate and sing because of you.

          Phil 4:4-5     4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.

Special Reading:

Unless and until we have peace deep within us, we can never hope to have peace in the outer world. You and I create the world by the vibrations that we offer to it. If we can invoke peace and then offer it to somebody else, we will see how peace expands from one to two persons, and gradually to the world at large. Peace will come about in the world from the perfection of individuals. If you have peace, I have peace, he has peace, and she has peace, then automatically universal peace will dawn.        Sri Chinmoy, The Jewels of Happiness: Inspiration and Wisdom to Guide Your Life-Journey

Quotes:

"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world…  as in being able to remake ourselves.     Gandhi     Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace is not a result inside us from everything around us… Peace is an overwhelming force which comes from within us…  a firm coalition of spirit and soul standing against all the unrest that abounds.  C. JoyBell C.

As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express, the more joy you experience. Arnold Patent          

                                                                      A joy that is shared is a joy made double. ~John Roy

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.        Frederick Wm. Faber

Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.        George F. McDougall

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

“The Light Of Love Illuminates Our World”  12.04.16

Advent: Love – Remembrance Tree Service

Core Statement:

“LoveLight Shines Like A Candle In The Dark” sv

Scripture:

John 13:34-35(NKJV)

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you… 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

        1 John 2:9-10  9Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.  10Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.

Colossians 3:14 (ESV) 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

             1 Corinthians 16:14 14 Let all that you do be done with love.

Romans 13:8  

8Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

      Philippians 2:2  2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

 

Unity Readings:                

Love, in Divine Mind, is the idea of universal unity. In expression it is the power that joins and binds together the universe and everything in it. Love is a harmonizing, constructive power…that divine quality of God that is expressing through all mankind and cannot be suppressed by any outside force. When we let the Truth of Being into our hearts and pull down all walls of separation we shall feel the flow of infinite love that Jesus felt.                                                                   

Keep A True Lent    Charles Fillmore

Love is the attractive force that draws our good to us according to the depth and strength of our realization of love.    … The rushing, jostling life of today often forgets love. Let us remember love. Let us always endeavor to cultivate this wonderful faculty…let us radiate it…Let us realize love and send out thoughts of love…

The Twelve Powers   Charles and Cora Fillmore

Quotes:

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.

Ruth Carter Stapleton

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.     William E. Gladstone

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.    Oscar Wilde

They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart."

~ Mrs. Paul M. Ell

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into our world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years...  

George Matthew Adams                

Remembrance Tree Ceremony…

                                    Those we love are never more than a thought away, for as long as there is a memory, they live on within our hearts…

 

 

 

                             

“Giving Thanks Multiplies Our Blessings” 11-20-16

Thanksgiving/Communion Service

Core Statement:

“Giving Thanks Magnetizes & Multiplies Divine Abundant Blessings” sv

Scripture:

1 Thessalonians 5:17-19    Aramaic Bible- Plain English   17Pray without ceasing. 18Give thanks in everything, for this is the will of God in Yeshua The Messiah among you. 19Do not quench the Spirit. 

Psalm 100:1,2,4-5 (NASB)      1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.   4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! 5 For the Lord is good…  

Ephesians 5:18b-20a (ESV)   18b …be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms & hymns & spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God…

Communion

BREAD:    St. Matthew 26:26  Lamsa Bible (from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts)

26While they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.      .            Luke 22: 17-19 (NASB)  19 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

WINE:   St. Matthew 26:27  Lamsa Bible (from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts)

27 Then he took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Take, drink of it, all of you.

          Mark 14:23-24 (NRSV)  23 Then he took a cup, & after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.”

Unity Readings:

We increase our vitality by blessing and giving thanks in spirit…It has been found by experience that a person increases his blessings by being grateful for what he has. Gratitude…is a great magnet, and when gratitude is expressed from the spiritual standpoint it is powerfully augmented.     Mysteries Of John  Charles Fillmore 

Words of praise, gratitude or thanksgiving expand, set free, and in every way radiate energy…When thoughts are lifted up to the contemplation of our all-pervading and all-powerful Spirit Father (prayer/intention/focus) and our voices ring out in words of praise and thanksgiving, the walls of negation are shattered, and we step forth into a new consciousness of life.  Teach Us To Pray    Charles & Cora Fillmore

Quotes:

"Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become…to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being…"  Bob Proctor

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.   Sarah Ban Breathnach

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!  ~Henry Ward Beecher

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  ~Cynthia Ozick

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.  William Arthur Ward

                                           Spiritual Communion…

 

                     Partaking Of Christ Consciousness

 

 

 

“We The People…Standing Strong In Prayer”  11-13-16

Core Statement:  “Standing Strong In Prayer Heals, Blesses & Unites Us All” SV

Scripture:

1 Peter 3:8-9   8Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 

       Psalm 25:1-2   (NASB)  A Psalm of David  1To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 2A O my God, in You I trust…

Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)  9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

            Phil 4:6 (NKJV) 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer…,with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  

1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (ESV)    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Romans 12:10-12 (NKJV)   10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love… 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer… 

Unity Readings:

Prayer, then, is to change our minds and hearts so that God’s omnipresent good may fill our minds and hearts and manifest in our lives.    –Myrtle Fillmore   Healing Letters

When we praise God & give thanks…we open our minds to the inflow of the abundant spiritual essence of all things…     

                          Charles Fillmore    Keep A True Lent

Quotes:

“That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change. But that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent”.    
Chinese proverb

           When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.  Leo F Buscaglia

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events.  Melodie Beattie

Fear can make a moth seem the size of a bull elephant.”   ― Stephen Richards

               There is no illusion greater than fear.    Lao Tzu     

We know that when societies are organized around a positive vision for their future, they flourish. This ability to manifest what we envision is core to our creative capacity as humans.  Collective Visioning channels that capacity toward community building and empowerment. It involves intentionally bringing people together across divides to generate long-term, expansive solutions. http://spiritinaction.net/our-programs/collective-visioning/

 

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. Native American Saying

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Value of Myths, Traditions, and Folklore” 10.30.16

Core Statement:

 “Mystical Experiences Are Our Gateway To Profound Oneness With God” SV

Scripture:

Daniel 2:19,20b, 21-22(NIV)

19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision… 20b…“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 21b  He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.22 He reveals deep and hidden things…

Wisdom 7:17-19, 21-22 (NRSV)

17 For it is he who gave me unerring knowledge of what exists, to know the structure of the world and the activity of the elements; 18 the beginning and end and middle of times, the alternations of the solstices and the changes of the seasons…  21 I learned both what is secret and what is manifest, 22 for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me.

Colossians 2:2-3  (NRSV)

I want their hearts to be encouraged and united in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ himself,in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Special Reading-Poem:

On Halloween, what bothers some
      About these witches, is how come
      In sailing, through the air, like bats
      They never seem, to lose their hats?
Hitchhiking owls, as we have seen,
      Ride nicely on this queer machine...
Another thing: if brooms can fly,
      Do witches keep them handy-by
      To sweep the kitchen floor with, say?
      Or do they have them locked away
      For private passage through the sky?
       David McCord, "Witch's Broom Notes"

Quotes:

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. --Neil Armstrong

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe… his eyes are closed. --Albert Einstein

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. Anonymous

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. Robert Brault    

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats. Richard BachIllusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Look at those cows and remember that the greatest scientists in the world have never discovered how to make grass into milk. ---Michael Pupin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Expectancy & Anticipation…A Powerful Exercise of Faith”  10.23.16

Core Statement: “Expectancy Draws To Us Our Dreams…Anticipation Makes It Fun!” SV

Scripture:

Psalm 37:3-4   (NASB)    3 Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

Hebrews 11:1,3 (ESV)   1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 3By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.                2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)   7 for we walk by faith, not by sight or appearance

1 Corinthians 2:4-5   (NKJV) 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.   Psalm 20:7   (NKJV)  7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Romans 15:13-14  (NIV)   13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Unity Reading:

Faith is that consciousness in us of the reality of the invisible substance and of the attributes of mind by which we lay hold of it. We must realize that the mind makes real things…thoughts and ideas are the eternal realities from which we build our life and our world…     Prosperity Charles Fillmore

 

Faith is the perceiving power of the mind, linked with a power to shape substance. It is spiritual assurance, the power to do the seemingly impossible. It is a force that draws to us our heart’s desire right out of the invisible spiritual substance. It is a deep inner knowing that that which is sought is already ours for the taking, the “assurance of things hoped for”.  

                                                                   Keep A True Lent   Charles Fillmore

Special Reading:

Faith is the power to make the possible real. It is the power that realizes (that is, makes real) images held in mind…     Faith is our innate power to create our reality…  according to our faith we live in assurance/conviction. According to our faith we expect.    Expectancy is another aspect of faith. Faith is demonstrated by a general sense of joyous anticipation. I expect things to go well. I expect to know how to respond moment by moment. I know universal GODness/Goodness. I see possibilities, especially in impossible situations. I live convinced of my spiritual capacities to unify, balance, discern, create, realize etc. Living in a state of positive expectancy I become a powerful, positive force in the world.     Divine Audacity   Linda Martella-Whitsett

Quotes:

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. Franklin D. Roosevelt   Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.    Debbie Macomber

Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles. Edwin Louis Cole
                      Live in your imagination, not in your past.   Linda Chandler (American Business woman) 

Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.    William Newton Clark   

When you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, pause long enough to realize the light is in the tunnel with you.     Unknown

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. You can't see the future, yet you know it will come; you can't see the air, yet you continue to breathe.   Claire London

 

 

 

 

 

“Blessed Are The Children…”   10-16-16

Core Statement:

“Childlike Wonder & Gratitude Open Us To Our Divine Inner Being” SV

Scripture:

Matthew 18:1-3 (NIV)

18…The disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”.

     Luke 18:16   (NIV)  16But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me,

     and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Isaiah 66:13-14 (NRSV)

13 As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. (spiritual consciousness) 14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bodies shall flourish like the grass…

Job 22:21-22   (NASB)

21 “Yield now and be at peace with Him (God); Thereby good will come to you. 22 “Please receive instruction from His mouth and establish His words in your heart.

Unity Reading:

When we praise God and give thanks…we open our minds to the inflow of the abundant spiritual essence of all things…   Jesus said before we can enter the kingdom of the heavens (higher spiritual consciousness) we must become as little children. Most children have not yet been taught to take life in the serious, solemn manner of the average adult. They hop and they skip, and they sing, and their daily needs are met…  We have been taught that in mature life we have many hard lessons to learn, that trials and tribulations are an essential part of man’s life we must experience in order to develop our character… But Jesus said we must become as little children before we can enter the kingdom of heaven, and that the kingdom is within us… When we unload false states of mind and become childlike we shall begin to realize what heaven is like.  Keep A True Lent  C Fillmore

Special Reading: (condensed)

Surrender comprises two distinct actions: 1) Releasing only-human limitation - the view of the limited or finite self operating from insecurity and scarcity…  2) Yielding to our spiritual nature or Divine Identity…  We give way for the wisdom of the Self to arise in our awareness…     Surrender therefore is not submission (it’s helpful to use the word ALLOW instead). In allowing I understand that I am not giving up; instead my finite self is opening to the Infinite Self…also known as the Christ Consciousness or Divine Identity…  When we allow or surrender, we are releasing ourselves from held beliefs. We become open to the universal wisdom that has always been here, but clouded by the beliefs of the limited or personal self…  We have access to all that we could not see or imagine before…   The key to allowing is to stop struggling…       Divine Audacity   Linda Martell-Whitsett

Quotes:

Children ask better questions than adults.  "May I have a cookie?" "Why is the sky blue?" and "What does a cow say?" are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than "Where's your manuscript?" Why haven't you called?" and "Who's your lawyer?"  ~Fran Lebowitz

We hold the key to lasting happiness in our own hands. For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.   Brene Brown

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.  I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish.  I still listen to instinctual urges.  I play with leaves.  I skip down the street and run against the wind.  I never water my garden without soaking myself.  It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work. ~Leo F. Buscaglia

Consider your own life-how many times a day does some situation pop up that leads to moments of frustration and anxiety? Surrendering your head to your heart in those moments will lead you to balance and fulfillment. As you listen to your spirit, peace follows.  Sara Paddison.

Think what a better world it would be if we all had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.  ~Robert Fulghum

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Power Of Collective Vision & Focus”  10-09-16

 

Core Statement:

“The Collective Resonance Of Positive Intention Attracts & Manifests Wondrous Outcome” SV

 

Scripture:

Matthew 7:7-8   7Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  8"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.  

                                                               

Mark 10:27 (NASB)     Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”   Colossians 4:2  (NASB)  2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving…

 

John 15:7  (NRSV)   If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.      Mark 11:24 (NRSV)  24 So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you

have received it, and it will be yours.

 

Matthew 18:19-20   (NKJV)  19 “Again I assuredly I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

 

Unity Readings:

“The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.”  Rosemary Fillmore Rhea

 

Out of the omnipresent substance your mind forms whatever it wants by the power of imagination…   Pray, but let your prayer be affirmative, for that is the prayer of faith…   See what you need as already manifest an as yours. Do not put it off to some uncertain future time… Remember always God’s omnipresence, and if doubts come in, do not entertain them!     

You must prepare your consciousness for the inflow of the universal substance….  It is not advisable to hold for too specific a demand. You might visualize a hundred dollars and get it when a thousand was coming your way. Do not limit the substance to what you might think you need or want; rather broaden your consciousness and give infinite Mind freedom to work, and every good thing will be provided you. Make your statements broad and comprehensive so that your mind may expand to the infinite rather than trying to cram the Infinite into your mind.  Prosperity Charles Fillmore

 

Faith working in spiritual substance accomplishes all things. This is the faith that co-operates with creative law. When faith is exercised deep in spiritual consciousness it finds its abode; & under divine law, without variation or disappointment, it brings results that are seeming miraculous. Revealing Word   Charles Fillmore

 

Quotes:

Everything you need comes to you in perfect time, space and sequence. Louise Hay

          Set your intention, and trust the universe to take care of the details.    Mike Fotheringham

 

There is a Loving Intelligence that pervades all things. All that is necessary is for us to maintain our trust and hope even though we live in the midst of uncertainty. Faith is our willingness to take the next step without fear or looking back and yet have the patience to allow Divine Order to work through our situation without trying to force the results ourselves. Irene Malek

 

You have sole ownership of your vision. And the Universe will give you what you want within your vision. What happens with most people is that they muddy their vision with "reality”. Your work is to clarify and purify your vision so that the vibration that you are offering can then be answered.  Abraham Hicks

 

Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass - to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.   Anthon St. Maarten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Activating Spiritual Authority…Claiming Our Divine Power”   10-02-16

 

Core Statement:

“Standing In The Truth Of Our Divine Being, Our God-Light Shines Brightly!” SV

 

Scripture:

Genesis 1:26a,28  (NRSV)     26a Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness…    28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth…; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

 

Matthew 18:18   (NRSV)      18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

   

Ephesians 3:16  (NIV)  16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being…  1 Corinthians 3:16   (NKJV)  16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

 

Isaiah 60:19   (ESV) 19 The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light by night; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your beauty (glory).

 

Unity Readings: From Revealing Word - Charles Fillmore Reference Library

Dominion- Dominion is an inner consciousness… This supreme authority comes as man realizes his oneness with the father.    Power – A quickening from on high must precede [man’s] realization of dominion “Ye shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you” (Acts 1:8). … The mind & body of man have power to transform energy from one plane of consciousness to another. This is the power & dominion implanted in man from the beginning…   Man is the power of God in action.        Spiritual power is omnipresent. It is released in our body by spiritualizing our consciousness. This divine energy will surge through us as we erase negative thoughts from consciousness and become one with God-Mind.  Revealing Word

 

The Hebrew word for Jehovah, translated in these scriptures as Lord, means “the self-existent one.” Think of Jehovah, or Lord, as the I AM or spiritual consciousness at the heart of you & me. The I AM is our Divine Identity, our unity with the Source. The I AM is our eternal beingness... This spiritual consciousness arose most notably in Jesus… Jesus is equated with GOD, with I AM, with LIGHT.     …Jesus purpose in his day [is our purpose today]. To be the light of the world, we plug into the Source, or One Mind, or God, and derive from the Source our spiritual capacities that we express in common human circumstances.     Divine Audacity   Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett  

 

Quotes:

“…Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world… We were born to make manifest the glory (beauty) of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.”  Marianne Williamson

 

We can contact Creative Intelligence by taking the time to go within our hearts. We find our true self there, not the ego. This can be done by anyone through concentrating on higher thoughts, whether through prayer, song, meditation or a walk in the woods. When we focus our lives on higher thoughts and actions, we connect with the Divine. Irene Malek

      Just listen to the still voice within. This is the mind to trust. This is god consciousness speaking, not the ego that is

       seeking recognition.” —Angela Walker

 

When we are able to look beyond appearances and to behold that which we truly are, we recognize that our essence is interwoven with the divine and that we exist as one of its expressions. Alexandra Katehaki

 

Dear God, please help me to recognize the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is.   Alan Cohen

          Dig deep and empower yourself today. Stand in your inner strength. Be uniquely you. Amy Leigh Mercree

 

Definition – “Dominion” :

The power or right of governing… sovereign authority…  absolute ownership

 

Supreme Authority: sovereignty

        Full Definition of SOVEREIGNTY (obsolete): supreme excellence  or an example of it

 

 

 

 

 

 

“How Divine Order Manifests In Our Lives”    9.25.16

 
Core Statement: 
“Divine Order Is: The Enthusiastic Flow Of Divinity Expressing As Us!” SV
 
Scripture:
Philippians 4:13   (NASB)  13 I can do all things IN (through) Him who strengthens me.
         Habakkuk 3:19  (NASB)     19 The YHWH (Lord) God is my strength, And He has made my feet like 
        hinds’ (deer’s) feet, And makes me walk on my high places.
 
Ephesians 3:16-19  (NIV)  16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,17b …And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,18 may have power… to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
 
2 Corinthians 4:16   (NKJV)    16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
 
Unity Readings: The external, striving, wandering will must stop its restless seeking without, and repose at the center. It must be obedient to that center, and learn the language of Spirit.      The mighty works of the men of antiquity are possible to us when we acquaint ourselves, as they did, with the power within. Let us not look abroad for power or for wisdom, but seek at home. There in the silent recesses of our own soul we shall find the pearl of great price.  Talks On Truth – Charles Fillmore
 
We find in Scriptures constant reference, in symbols & direct language, to order as a fundamental law of the universe... How can you order your life by the Divine plan? …Ask for Wisdom, then divine order. Put yourself in unity with Spirit. Then you will --find yourself doing many things differently because the orderly Mind that directs the universe is working through you… Whatever there was in mind, body or affairs that was out of harmony will easily be adjusted when you open the way in your mind for the manifestation of divine order.   Jesus Christ Heals  Charles Fillmore
 
It is your mission to express all that you can imagine God to be. Let this be your standard of achievement… You can attain to everything that you can imagine. If you imagine that it is possible to God, it is also possible to you. Whatever possibility your mind conceives, that is for you to attain… Talks On Truth – Charles Fillmore
 
Isaiah 60:19   (ESV) 19 The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light by night; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your beauty (glory).
 
The Hebrew word for Jehovah, translated in these scriptures as Lord, means “the self-existent one.” Think of Jehovah, or Lord, as the I AM or spiritual consciousness at the heart of you & me. The I AM is our Divine Identity, our unity with the Source. The I AM is our eternal beingness... This spiritual consciousness arose most notably in Jesus… Jesus is equated with GOD, with I AM, with LIGHT.        …Jesus purpose in his day [is our purpose today]. To be the light of the world, we plug into the Source, or One Mind, or God, and derive from the Source our spiritual capacities that we express in common human circumstances. We attune to love, the power of unity, which leads in our conversation with a contentious coworker. We attune to strength, the power of tenacity, which pours forth from within us to persist in the face of seeming obstacles. We attune to Imagination, the power of vision, which guides our hopes and dreams for the future.    Divine Audacity   Linda Martella-Whitsett   
 
Quotes:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world… We were born to make manifest the glory (beauty) of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.       Marianne Williamson
 
I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God.    Paulo Coelho   Brazilian Author and Lyricist
 
If we would but abandon ourselves entirely to our God-given native luminosity; our inherited reflex to shine love & light would be impossible to ignore.    LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier
 
You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.     Anthon St. Maarten
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                                          Richard Bach
Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.  Brené Brown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“You Asked For It: The Energy of Prayer…Experiencing God Differently!”   08-28-16
 
Core Statement:
  “We Experience God In Everything As Our Souls Awaken In Consciousness” SV
 
Scripture:
John 3:5-6   (NASB)
5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
 
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)   18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers... With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying…       1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (ESV) 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances…    
 
John 7:37-38     37…Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me… out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
        Psalm 42:1-2a (ESV)   1As the deer longs for the water brooks, So my soul longs for You, O God. 2My  
       soul thirsts for God, for the living God…  
 
Deuteronomy 4:29  (NKJV)   29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.   (Experiencing God in everything)
 
Unity Readings:
Prayer, then, is to change our minds and hearts so that God’s omnipresent good may fill our minds and hearts and manifest in our lives.  
Healing Letters–Myrtle Fillmore  
 
True prayer brings about an exalted radiation of energy, and when it is accompanied by faith and love, the word of Truth bursts forth in a stream of light that, when held in mind, illuminates and uplifts.  
                                                                         Atom Smashing Power Of Mind   Charles Fillmore
 
We find there is in man a knowing capacity transcending intellectual knowledge …  One should give attention to this…whispering of Spirit in man. It is not of the intellect and does not originate in the skull. It is the development, in man, of a greater capacity to know himself and the purpose of creation. The Bible gives many examples of the awakening of this brain of the heart in seers, in lawgivers, and in prophets. It is accredited as coming from the heart…The faculty of love is the greatest of all the powers of man, and head knowledge must decrease as heart understanding increases.     
12 Powersof Man       Charles Fillmore
 
Quotes:
In whatever direction you turn, you will see God coming to meet you; nothing is void of him, he himself fills all his work. -- Seneca The Younger 
 
Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.”     Peace Pilgrim
 
The holy Spirit…wants to flow through us and realize all these wonderful possibilities in the world – if we only open ourselves and allow it to happen. Br. David Steindl-Rast  
       The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner
       attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James 
 
The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.  Robert Valett      
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right.   Ralph Waldo Emerson  
 
 
 
 
 
“You Asked For It: Here Now…Here After…Life Everlasting”   08.21.16
With additional Presentation by Dr. Roy Hill
 
Scripture:
Matthew 11:28-29  (NRSV) Jesus speaking:
28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 
 
John 14:1-4  (ESV)    I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life
1“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;believe also in me.In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. Where I am going you know, and the way you know.”
 
Luke 10:25-28 (NRSV)      The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, & with all your soul, & with all your strength, & with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”
 
 
Unity Readings:
That God and angels and heaven exist is accepted by all who believe the Scriptures, but there is wide diversity of thought about their character and abode. Those who read the Bible “after the letter” have invented all kinds of imaginary notions as to the conditions under which God and His angels live, and as to the location of heaven. Their minds being fixed on things, they have not conceived of the realm of ideas, and they are therefore totally ignorant of the true teachings of the Scriptures…    Man is Spirit, soul, body. These are co-existent. God is the principle of being…God is not confined to locality…
                                        Charles Fillmore    Jesus Christ Heals
 
Man is Spirit, soul and body. The Spirit is that in man which says I AM, and has existed from eternity. Spirit is potential man – soul is demonstrated man. Soul is man’s memory, conscious and subconscious. We have carried along in our subconscious mind the memory of every experience that we have had since we began to think and act for ourselves…    A new soul is not created with every physical birth. A physical birth simply means that a soul is taking on another body. Every man inhabiting this earth and the psychic realms immediately surrounding it has gone through this process of dying and being reincarnated many times.
                                               Charles Fillmore   The Twelve Powers 
 
 
Quotes:
"Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." - Rossiter W. Raymond  
 
 
I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now.
                                                               Normal Vincent Peale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“You Asked For It: Suffering & Joy…Where Does God Fit In?”   08-14-16
 
Scripture:
John 14:27   (ESV)
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.  Galations 5:22   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness
 
Romans 12:12  (ESV)
12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
 
Psalm 94:17-19  (NASB)
17 If the Lord had not been my help, My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence. 18 If I should say, “My foot has slipped,” Your lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up. 19 When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
 
Unity Readings:
Trust God in all things, and see the result made apparent by the mental currents you set going all about you…as months go by you will gradually observe the various changes that are taking place in your mind, body and affairs…  you have begun to think about realities instead of appearances.  
Charles Fillmore    Jesus Christ Heals
 
Some Christians believe that God’s will towards men varies…that He chastises the disobedient and punishes the wicked. This view of God’s character is gained from the Old Testament. Jehovah was the tribal God of the Israelites…  “It is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish,” is the teaching of Jesus. He bore witness that the will of God is that men should not suffer…  The sin, sickness, suffering and death that men experience are not punishment willed by God; they are results of broken law.     Charles Fillmore   The Twelve Powers 
 
We do not see persons and things as we think we see them. What we see is our own conception of them. (p24)…hose who have for even a short time given their thoughts to the Christ Spirit can testify that it has developed in them a new outlook on life. Where before they were doubtful and uncertain, they now have the assurance of the presence of a power that is helping them to better living in every way. What Jesus had, we all have potentially. He developed His powers & was the great example for all of us. We can attain the same unity with the Father-Mind that He attained…  If suffering humanity could appreciate the importance of this stupendous invitation and accept it, the world & its people would soon be transformed. (p28-29) Charles Fillmore Keep A True Lent
 
Quotes:
While Christianity was able to agree with pagan writers that inordinate attachment to earthly goods can lead to unnecessary pain and grief, it also taught that the answer to this was not to love things less but to love God more than anything else. Only when our greatest love is God, a love that we cannot lose even in death, can we face all things with peace. Grief was not to be eliminated but seasoned and buoyed up with love and hope.     
Tim Keller     Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
 
I believe that pain and suffering can either be a prison or a prism.   Tim Hansel, You Gotta Keep Dancin’
 
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.  Thomas Moore
 
Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond to it.  Charles R. Swindoll
 
Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.   Sam Storms
 
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
                                          Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“You Asked For It: Jesus…Christianity…Christ Consciousness”  08-07-16
 
 
Scripture:
John 13:34-35  (ESV)
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
      1 John 4:7-8   (ESV)   Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born
      of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
 
1 Timothy 1:5-7  (NIV)
The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk.They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
      2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)  7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
 
Philippians 2:5   (NRSV)
Let the same mind be in you that wasin Christ Jesus…
      Romans 8:39 (NIV) 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from
      the love of God that is in Christ Jesus...
 
Luke 17:20-21  (NIV)     
20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”  
          1Cor 3:16  16Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
 
Unity Readings:
 …The faithful giving of oneself to the practice of the presence of God…”Abideth”…entails a continuing in the Christ state of mind and heart.
 
The Christ is knocking at the door of every heart, and He [God] will enter when He [God] is invited to come in.
 Mysteries Of John  
 
It is safe to say no one can know the doctrine of Jesus Christ without going direct to Him for information. The writings of the New Testament known as the four Gospels are the most reliable external guide. When these are studied with unbiased mind, it is perceived that Jesus delegated NO ecclesiastical power to anybody; that he did not formulate His doctrine or authorize any other human being to do so. Jesus appointed ONE TEACHER: “The Comforter, The Holy Spirit…shall teach you all things…
 
The Holy Spirit is the only authorized interpreter of the Gospel (“Good Word/Story”) of Jesus Christ, and no man can know it unless he gets it direct… It is not to come secondhand, but each for himself must receive it from the Holy Spirit…
 
The Holy Spirit is the Whole Spirit of God…and can be known by man only through his spiritual nature
Talks On Truth   Charles Fillmore
 
Quotes:
As Christ put it, “The Father and I are One.”  And this is what is referred to metaphysically as Christ Consciousness, which is the same mentality or awareness that was in Christ, who recognized that ultimately all of life is an expression of the one universal life of God, or love.     
Dr. Masters, Theocentric Way of Life
 
 
Let us meditate until we perceive the Infinite Christ reigning in our own hearts. Let us learn to love those who love us not; and to forgive those who do ill against us. Let us break all our mental boundaries of color, creed, and nationality, and receive all - even our inanimate and animal brothers - in the endless, all embracing arms of our Christ Consciousness. This will be a true and fitting celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ to this earth.
Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
 
 
 
“The Power Of Sacred Service”-07.31.16
Rev. Sandie Vanik &
Guest Presentation by Amanda Jones “Lot 2545” non-profit group
  
Scripture:
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (NRSV)
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good…   
 
Galatians 5:13b-14  (ESV)
13b …but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
 
Hebrews 10:24-25a  (ESV)
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another…
             1 John 3:18 ESV   Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
 
 
Quotes:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~Dr. Seuss
 
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. Marian Wright Edelman
                 Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's
                 deepest joy: true fulfillment…    Tony Robbins
                                         
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.  Albert Schweitzer
 
I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.   
                                                                                   --Lily Tomlin
 
 
 
 
  
Redefining 'Church'...
(part 2) …Creating Spiritual Community   7.24.16 
 
Core Statement:
“We Create Spiritual Community Joining In Common Purpose, Caring & Serving Together ” sv
 
Scripture:
1 Peter 4:10 (NASB)      10As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.    Philippians 2:17-18 (NASB)     17b…I rejoice and share my joy with you all. 18 You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.       
 
Philippians 2:4-5 (NASB)
do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus…
 
Romans 12:10-12 (NIV) 10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another... 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
 
Luke 6:38 (ESV)
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
            Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)  Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
 
Special Reading:
One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
Jean Vanier, Community And Growth
 
Quotes:
You can pretend to care, but you can't pretend to show up. George L. Bell   
     Remember this.  When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold.  When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness… ~Augustine
 
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.      "Vince" Lombardi
 
You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game.      Israelmore Ayivor         
Action expresses priorities.     Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share."   Maya Angelou    
 Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.    Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Redefining 'Church'... (part 1)          07.17.16
...Creating Spiritual Community (part 2)
 
Core Statement:
“’Church’ Is A Gathering Of Like-Minded People, Learning, Sharing & Serving Together” sv
 
Scripture:
1 Corinthians 3:8-9
He who plants and he who waters are one… For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.        
                 Romans 8:28    28And we know that for those who love God all things work                                together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
 
Exodus 25:8
8 "Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them…
             1 Peter 2:5a       5you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house…
 
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done with love.
 
Special Reading:
"Whenever I groan within myself and think how hard it is to keep writing about love in these times of tension and strife which may, at any moment, become for us all a time of terror, I think to myself: What else is the world interested in? What else do we all want, each one of us, except to love and be loved, in our families, in our work, in all our relationships? God is Love. Love casts out fear." Dorothy Day
 
Quotes:
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.  Willa Sibert Cather
 
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for "finding himself." If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. Thomas Merton
 
The building is a special place because of its architecture, ... But it's people who make it special by participating in it.”    Charlie Chaplin
 
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
                                                                    Emily Kimbrough
          Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  "Pooh!" he whispered.  "Yes, Piglet?"  "Nothing," said Piglet,
                                 taking Pooh's paw.  "I just wanted to be sure of you."  A.A. Milne
 
We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.   Dorothy Day
                 We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each                  other as we need the earth we share.  Maya Angelou
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“The Things We Value, The Way We Share”   07.10.16
 
Core Statement:
“Happiness Flows When Sharing Our Authentic Self & What We Truly Value” sv
 
Scripture:
Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV)
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so thatthey may see your good works…
 
1 Peter 4:10 (NASB)     
10As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.        Philippians 2:17-18 (NASB)     17b…I rejoice and share my joy with you all. 18 You too, I  
              urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.       
 
 
Luke 6:38 ESV 
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
             Proverbs 11:25 ESV  Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
 
 
Mark 6:30-31  (NASB)
30 The apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. 31 And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” 
 
Unity Reading:
It is your mission to express all that you can imagine God to be…God is and we are…Let us know God and live – live with Love and Joy, Health and Peace, here evermore.    Talks on Truth   Charles Fillmore  
 
Quotes:
Seek out that particular attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “this is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.   William James
    We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.     
Nelson Mandela
 
We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we'll also have a lot more joy in living. Thich Nhat Hanh
       Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where
       you are going and why. Eddie Cantor
 
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.   Ralph Waldo Emerson
        To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart, and a free mind.   Pearl S. Buck
 
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a finger print. And that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service… allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.     Oprah Winfrey
 
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.     
Henri David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Unity Of Spirit…Oneness Of Purpose”   07.03.16
Part 2: Our Part To Play
 
Core Statement:
“Through A Spirit Of Oneness & Purpose, We Manifest Universal Love” sv
 
Scripture:
1 Peter 3:8-9
8Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
 
Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) 
10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
 
Psalm 119:45  (NIV)
45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
 
Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV)
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
 
Unity Reading:
Through the quickening of the Spirit we are loosed from all limiting ideas and are set free in the Christ consciousness or realization of the Absolute. The consciousness of the Christ is of limitless life, strength, power, wisdom, love and substance that are everywhere present… 
Atom Smashing Power of Mind  Charles Fillmore 
 
Quotes:
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.     Black Elk
 
May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
Peter Marshall
               
                                                    For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.    
Nelson Mandela
 
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”     
Jane Howard
 
We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.      Haile Selassie
 
We seldom stop to think how many people's lives are entwined with our own. It is a form of selfishness to imagine that every individual can operate on his own or can pull out of the general stream and not be missed.  Ivy Baker Priest
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Unity Of Spirit…Oneness Of Purpose”    6-26-16
Part 1:Unity Today
 
Core Statement:
“Connected In the Heart of God, We Live Into Good For All” SV
 
Scripture:
Philippians 2:1-2,4 
1So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind…  4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
 
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (NRSV)
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good…   
 
Philippians 1:27      You are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind.
     1 Peter 4:10 (NASB)    10As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of
                                      the manifold grace of God.
 
Ephesians 4:1b-3 (NIV)
 1b …I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
 
Unity Readings: Charles Fillmore
It is your mission to express all that you can imagine God to be…God is and we are…Let us know God and live – live with Love and Joy, Health and Peace, here evermore.      Talks on Truth  
 
Divine love sees no distinction among persons. It is principle, and it feels it’s own perfection everywhere… When we let the truth of being into our hearts and pull down all the walls of separation we shall feel the flow of infinite love that Jesus felt.  Keep A True Lent   
 
The phrase “body of Christ” applies to the group of people who find perfect unity in Spirit… such a group is free from bondage to the letter and subject only to the spirit of truth… There is unity only in Spirit, and “God is Spirit.”  
                    Atom Smashing Power of Mind
 
The realization of Divine unity is the highest we can attain…the blending and merging of the whole being into Divine Mind. Mysteries of John 
 
Quotes:
The spiritual path is not a solo endeavor. In fact, the very notion of a self who is trying to free her/himself is a delusion. We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realize our interconnectedness.     Tara Brach  
 
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.  
                                                           Jane Howard
 
In our hectic, fast-paced, consumer-driven society, it's common to feel overwhelmed, isolated and alone. Many are re-discovering the healing and empowering role that community can bring to our lives. The sense of belonging we feel when we make the time to take an active role in our communities can give us a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.    
                                         Robert Alan
 
We are one big family of people, trying to make our way through the unfolding puzzle of life. We are all connected to one another in the heart.
Sara Paddison
 
All things are linked with one another, and this oneness is sacred; there is nothing that is not interconnected with everything else.  For things are interdependent, and they combine to form this universal order.  There is only one universe made up of all things, and one creator who pervades them…   Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“The Power Of Appreciation…Part 2: Living It Forward”  06.12.16
 
Core Statement:
“Living In The Energetic Vibration Of Appreciation Attracts Abundant Good” SV
 
Scripture:
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)   18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying…   Phil 4:6 NKJV  6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer… with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God."
 
Matthew 18:18   (NRSV)
18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
 
Colossians 2:6-7 NIV   6So then, just as you received Christ Jesus… continue to live in him, 7rooted & built up in him… & overflowing with gratitude. 8See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow & deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
 
1 Peter 3:10-12  (NASB) 
10…”The one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. 11 “He must turn away from evil and do good; He must seek peace and pursue it.”
 
Unity Reading:
Let your words of praise and thanksgiving be to Spirit… The resources of Spirit are beyond our highest flight of imagination. You can praise a weak body into strength, a fearful heart into peace and trust, shattered nerves into poise and power.  Every thought we loose in our minds carries with it a certain substance, life and intelligence… Whenever praise is bestowed... it is carried to every part of the body and through the ether to a large area of our soul aura, and our whole consciousness and everything about us is tinctured with praise.    Jesus Christ Heals  Charles Fillmore
 
Special Readings:
Appreciation is most powerful when it ceases to be something that you do only occasionally, and instead becomes your basic approach to life. When appreciation becomes the lens through which you view living, you can reap its incalculable benefits. … You have to be willing to change patterns of thinking and feeling that may stand in the way of your being a full-time, hands-on appreciator…
 
Try thinking appreciative and pessimistic thoughts at the same time. It doesn’t work. You can’t simultaneously think, “I value and am grateful for all the opportunities my life affords me,” and, “Life sucks.” It’s more than a contradiction in terms, it’s a contradiction in vibration.
 
How do you step into an appreciative state of mind? The key is to consistently choose thoughts and feelings that express your valuing of people or situations. Choose not to entertain negative or devaluing thoughts and feelings. At first many of your thoughts may not be appreciative; old habits die hard… Fortunately, over time, choosing appreciative thoughts and feelings becomes second nature. 
                                 Noelle C. Nelson  &  Jeannine Lemare Calaba   The Power of Appreciation: The Key to a Vibrant Life 
Quotes:
Experiencing and expressing gratitude is an important part of any spiritual practice.  It opens the heart and activates positive emotion centers in the brain.  Regular practice of gratitude can change the way our brain neurons fire into more positive automatic patterns.    Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D.
 
“That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change. But that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent”.     
Chinese proverb
 
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. Alan Cohen
 
Gratitude is a fullness of heart that moves you from limitation and fear to expansion and love. When you’re appreciating something, your ego moves out of the way. You can’t have your attention on ego and gratitude at the same time.         spiritualityhealth.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“The Power Of Appreciation…Transformative Energy”  06.05.16
 
Core Statement:
“Appreciation Thoughts Are Energetic Vibrations That Raise Us Into Christ Consciousness.” SV
 
Scripture:
Colossians 4:2   (NASB)     Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving…
        Ephesians 5:20  (ESV)     20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of
                        our Lord Jesus Christ…      Psalm 9:1  1I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart…
 
Hebrews 11:1  (NASB)  
1Now faith is the assurance of things expected, the evidence of things not seen.
  Matthew 21:22  (NKJV)   22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
 
Philippians 4:8  (ESV)    8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
 
1 Peter 3:10-11  (NASB) 
10…”The one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. 11 “He must turn away from evil and do good; He must seek peace and pursue it.”
 
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We increase our vitality by blessing and giving thanks in spirit…It has been found by experience that a person increases his blessings by being grateful for what he has         Mysteries Of John  Charles Fillmore
           Christ (formation of): When man appropriates words of Truth he partakes of that which forms the spiritual soul, substance, and life of spirit and which manifests as Christ… every student of Truth is letting “Christ be formed” (Gal. 4:19) in him when he constantly abides in the Christ Mind through daily meditation on words of Truth.
                                                                            Revealing Word Charles Fillmore
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“Appreciation used deliberately, purposefully and proactively can transform almost any experience, no matter how challenging, into one you value and are grateful for.”
 
“The act of proactively valuing transforms gratitude from an after-the-fact expression of feeling to a before-the-fact deliberate engaging of energy…This is the energy of appreciation…It is a source of power that can be harnessed.”
 
Research confirms that when people feel appreciation, good things happen to their minds, heart, and bodies. But appreciation is much more than a feel-good mantra. It is an actual force, an energy that can be harnessed and used to transform our daily life—relationships, work, health and aging, finances, crises, and more.    
                                          Noelle C. Nelson Ph.D/ Jeannine Lemare Calaba Psy.D  
                                                   The Power of Appreciation: The Key to a Vibrant Life 
 
Quotes:
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton
 
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.  ~Epictetus
 
The deeper your appreciation, the more you see with the eyes of the soul and the more your life flows in harmony with the creative power of the universe.   http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/3-essential-practices-gratitude
 
 
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.    Frederick Keonig
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“The Rhythm of Divine Order”  Part 2      05.29.16   Memorial Day
 
Core Statement:
“Following The Rhythm Of Divine Order We Move To The Heartbeat Of God.” SV 
 
Scripture:
Mark 4:23-24   (Jesus speaking to Disciples)
23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”    24 Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.
 
Psalm 25:4-5a  (NKJV)
4 Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me…
             Psalm 43:3a (NASB)  3 O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me… 
 
Psalm 42:1-2a (ESV)
 1As the deer longs for the water brooks, So my soul longs for You, O God. 2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God…
 
Proverbs 1:5 (ESV)
 5Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance…
             Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)     5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own
              understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
 
Unity Readings:
We find there is in man a knowing capacity transcending intellectual knowledge …   One should give attention to this…whispering of Spirit in man. It is not of the intellect and does not originate in the skull. It is the development, in man, of a greater capacity to know himself and the purpose of creation.   The 12 Powers Of Man     Charles Fillmore
…Observation shows that the purer the mind the greater it’s capacity to receive and interpret the ideas imparted to it by Spirit …Those who cultivate communion with the Father within become conscious of a guiding light…
Atom Smashing Power Of Mind    Charles Fillmore
 
Quotes:
Our failure to hear His voice when we want to is due to the fact that we do not in general want to hear it, that we want it only when we think we need it.    Dallas Willard, Hearing God
 What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that he approve of ours. Helga Bergold Gross
 
I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.   Dalai Lama
               Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.    Khalil Gibran
 
We trust nature to know what it is doing, but we are not nearly so kind, understanding and trusting of our own rhythms and cycles. It's ridiculous that we are so hard on ourselves. Can we not trust that the very same forces that created the rhythms and cycles of nature created our own? …We can, if we remember.”
― Jeffrey R. Anderson, The Nature of Things - Navigating Everyday Life with Grace
 
We can contact Creative Intelligence by taking the time to go within our hearts. We find our true self here, not the ego. This can be done by anyone…whether through prayer, song, meditation or a walk in the woods. When we focus our lives on higher thoughts and actions, we connect with the Divine. Irene Malek
 
 
 
 
 
 
“The Rhythm of Divine Order”   05.22.16
 
Core Statement:
“Flowing In The Rhythm Of Divine Order Is Like Dancing With God.” SV
 
Scripture:
1 Corinthians 3:16    (ESV)
16 Do you not know that youare God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
          Job 22:21-22    21"Know intimately and be at peace with God; Thereby good will come to you. 22"Please
         receive instruction from His mouth and establish His words in your heart.
 
Psalm 27:14
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
 
Proverbs 2:2, 9-10
2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding…    9 Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul…
 
Luke 1:46-47 (NRSV)
46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit rejoices in God…
              Jeremiah 29:13  (ESV)    You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
 
Unity Reading:
We find in Scriptures constant reference, in symbols & direct language, to order as a fundamental law of the universe...  How can you order your life by the Divine plan? …by making this plan yours through affirming your oneness with omnipresent Mind (God)… Ask for Wisdom, then divine order. Put yourself in unity with Spirit… Whatever there was in mind, body or affairs that was out of harmony will easily be adjusted when you open the way in your mind for the manifestation of divine order.        Jesus Christ Heals  Charles Fillmore
 
We do not breathe for ourselves, but rather God breathes in and through us…we feel the life of God surging through all our organs…We do not think and speak by ourselves alone; we think and speak God’s thoughts after him, which rush through our minds like a mighty wind.    Keep A True Lent  Charles Fillmore    
 
Quotes:
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?”         Michael Jackson
 
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful that that of a continual conversation with God."    Brother Lawrence
 
I trust in the ebb and flow of the universe. I trust that life's bigger than what I can see. I trust that there is a divine order beyond my control. And I trust that no matter what happens, I will be all right.  Oprah Winfrey
         As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control,   
         that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
                                                                        Emmanuel Teney                                                               
 
Let the world unfold without always attempting to figure it all out. Let relationships just be, since everything is going to stretch out in Divine order. Don't try so hard to make something work - simply allow. Wayne Dyer
 
Deep within, there is something profoundly known, not consciously, but subconsciously. A quiet truth, that is not a version of something, but an original knowing…it is there, guiding us along the path of greater becoming; a true awareness.      T.F. Hodge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Gratitude For A Mother’s Love”   05.08.16
 
Core Statement:
“Divine Mother Love Nurtures & Embraces Us, Healing & Blessing Unconditionally.” SV
 
Scripture:
Proverbs 31:25,26, 27a, 28a  (King Lemuel’s Solomon? mother speaking on women)
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. 27 She looks well to the ways of her household…
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed…
  
1 John 4:16  
 16So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.            
 
Colossians 3:14-15 (NASB)
14Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.  15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… and be thankful.
 
            God acting as Divine Feminine/ a mother
Isaiah 66:13  (NRSV)
13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”  
             Deuteronomy 32:18 (NRSV)   God speaking… 18 You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you; you
            forgot the God who gave you birth.  
                            Hosea 11:4 (NIV)  I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I
                           was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.
 
Special Readings:
For the past several thousand years…our feminine nature has been forgotten and repressed… How do we begin to reclaim [it]? …By consciously choosing to bring the Feminine Face of God back into remembrance.     In a talk Charles Fillmore gave on Jan. 27, 1929 he stated “The love of God is Holy Spirit…[it] is the Divine Feminine of God. We know that God is Wisdom, God is Love. Love is the Holy Spirit, or the Divine Feminine and that is the Holy Mother.    
Toni Boehm Ph.D      Embracing The Divine Feminine  
 
Wherever the association is made between love and divinity, between beauty and harmony and divinity, between nourishment and divinity, or between compassion and divinity, there stands the image of the Divine Feminine.   The Divine Feminine  Andrew Harvey & Anne Baring                  
 
Quotes:
Dan clung to her in speechless gratitude, feeling the blessedness of mother love, — that divine gift which comforts, purifies, and strengthens all who seek it.”     Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys
 
When the female voice is repressed and stifled, the entire community can easily find themselves cut off from the sacred feminine, depriving themselves of the full image of God.   Rob Bell
 
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  ~Cynthia Ozick
          No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love.  -Edwin Chapin
 
 
When you feel you are being moved by the creative spirit, you are in fact being moved by the divine feminine. Teri Degler
 
 
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. 
~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul
 
 

 
 
“The Pause In-Between”  05-01-16
 
Core Statement:
“Taking Time To Pause Allows Us To Connect With God’s Guidance”SV
 
Scripture:
1Cor 3:16
16Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
              Psalm 46:10    (NRSV)    10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
 
Deuteronomy 30:20a
20…Love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life…
     1 Kings 3:12b     12b…I will give you a wise and discerning heart
 
James 5: 7
7Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.
      Psalm 27:14       14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
 
Proverbs 2:2-5 (NASB) 2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding; 3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; 4 If you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will discern the fear (awe) of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God.
 
Unity Reading:
The purpose of the silence is to still the activity of the individual thought so that the still small voice of God may be heard. For in the silence Spirit speaks Truth to us and just that Truth of which we stand in need. (p17)
    Teach Us To Pray Charles & Cora Fillmore
 
 
We find there is in man a knowing capacity transcending intellectual knowledge …p.88  One should give attention to this…whispering of Spirit in man. It is not of the intellect and does not originate in the skull. It is the development, in man, of a greater capacity to know himself and the purpose of creation.   The Twelve Powers     Charles Fillmore
 
Quotes:
In my research I found that what silences our intuitive voice is our need for certainty. Most of us are not very good at not knowing. We like sure things and guarantees… (p88) When we just want to get the decision making over with, it’s a good idea to ask ourselves whether we simply can’t stand the vulnerability of being still long enough to think it through and make a mindful decision… (p89) Brene Brown
 
Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.Dan Millman
 
The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life.” 
                                  Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
 
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.    Brian Adams
 
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
                                                         Arnold H. Glasow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Joining In Unity….Walking Gently on Planet Earth”  04.24.16
 
Core Statement:
“Joining In Unity…Connecting To All Creation…We Make A Difference”SV
 
Scripture
1 Peter 4:10  (NASB)     9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
               Hebrews 12:28  (NASB)      28Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe…
 
 
Psalm 65:8-9, 12-13     (NIV)
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it…    12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. 13 The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.
 
Philippians 2:2,4      2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind… 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
 
 
Genesis 1:26  (ESV)
26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
 
Quotes:
There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge, that we are caretakers of this planet. 
~Brooke Medicine Eagle 
 
We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do. -Barbara Ward
 
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
 
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.   
-- Cree Indian Proverb
 
Man can no longer live his life for himself alone. We realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all this life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.  Albert Schweitzer
 
Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.  ~Chief Seattle, 1855
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Connection…Gratitude…Trust!”   04.17.16
 
Core Statement:
“Connecting In Unity, We Participate In A Powerful Spiritual Movement Of Awakening Humanity”SV
 
Scripture:
Joshua 1:9, 11   (NKJV)     9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” 11 ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess.’”
 
Philippians 2:2,4   2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind… 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
 
Ephesians 4:2-4,6,  (NIV)       2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called…  6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
 
Mark 11:24  (NRSV)  24 So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you are receiving it, and it will be yours.      Psalm 37:3-4   (NASB) 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate  
                    faithfulness.4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
 
Unity Quotes:
Faith working in spiritual substance accomplishes all things. This is the faith that co-operates with creative law. When faith is exercised deep in spiritual consciousness it finds its abode; & under divine law, without variation or disappointment, it brings results that are seeming miraculous.Revealing Word   Charles Fillmore
 
We increase our vitality by blessing and giving thanks in spirit…It has been found by experience that a person increases his blessings by being grateful for what he has. Gratitude…is a great magnet, and when gratitude is expressed from the spiritual standpoint it is powerfully augmented. Mysteries Of John  Charles Fillmore 
 
Quotes:
The spiritual path is not a solo endeavor. In fact, the very notion of a self who is trying to free her/himself is a delusion. We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realize our interconnectedness.
Tara Brach
 
Everyone you meet in your life - even total strangers - is already intimately connected to you.  The idea that we are all separate and distinct beings is nothing but an illusion.  We are all parts of a larger whole, like individual cells in a body.     Steve Pavlina
 
We think we have to do something to be grateful, or something has to be done in order for us to be grateful, when gratitude is a state of being. ~Iyanla Vanzant
 
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.   Anthony Robbins
         
Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives. ~
                                                                            Brené Brown
 
Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.    Brené Brown    
                Faith talks in the language of God. Doubt talks in the language of man. – E.W. Kenyon
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                
“Simple Gifts…Uniquely You!”  4.03.16
 
Core Statement:   
 “Judgments, Criticisms & Comparisons Are Only PERCEPTIONS, Not Truths.SV
 
Scripture:
Zechariah 8:16-17  (NRSV)
16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace, 17 do not devise evil in your hearts against one another…
 
Ephesians 4:1b-2 (NIV)
1b …I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.      Galatians 5:12-14  (ESV) 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
 
Matthew 25:15-18 (NASB)
15 To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability… 16 Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. 17 In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. 18 But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his lord’s money.
 
Special Reading:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.  Theodore Roosevelt
 
Quotes:
When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, & we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.
Dr. Brene Brown
 
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.     
Leo Buscaglia
        Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.  
                                                  Shannon L. Alder
 
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.    Martha Graham
 
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
                             Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don't waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is… 
                                           Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun
 
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.       Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         “Arise In Christ Consciousness…Celebrate Transformation”   03.27.16
 
Core Statement:
 “Thru Forgiveness We Rise Into Greater CHRIST Consciousness & TransformationSV
 
Scripture:
Matthew 28:1-2,5-6   1Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 5But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here, for he has risen, as he said…
 
Luke 23:34  (AMPC)
34 And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do…
 
Psalm 86:4-6  (NASB)    4b …For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 5 For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. 6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer…
     Nehemiah 9:17b (ESV)   17b … You are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, …and abounding in  
     steadfast love…
 
Joshua 1:9
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
 
2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
         Isaiah 60:1  1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 
 
 
UnityReading:
 
Eastertide…the resurrection of the mind from the darkness of its doubts and false beliefs into the light of understanding… Resurrection is accomplished by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit. Every time we rise to the realization of eternal, indwelling life, making union with Father-Mind, the resurrection of Jesus takes place within us….[It] is the raising up of the whole man – spirit, soul, and body – into the Christ consciousness of life and wholeness.   Keep A True Lent  Charles Fillmore 
 
Quotes:
The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances. 
                                                                                                                            Robert Flatt
Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, "Christ is risen," but "I shall rise."   Phillips Brooks
 
"The great gift of Easter is hope…which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake."   Basil C. Hume English Benedictine monk
 
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness. The important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.  Dalai Lama
 
“We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves.
                                                                       Joshua Loth Liebman    
                        It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Maya Angelou
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                              “A Humble Journey Into Jerusalem”       3.20.16         
 
Core Statement
 “Humbleness Shifts Us From Ego Mind, To Loving Heart” SV
 
Scripture:
Matt 21:6-9   6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,  “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
 
Psalm 25:8-10  (ESV)     8a Good and upright is the LORD… 9He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. 10All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant…               
 
Matthew 11:29 (NIV)    29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.        Matthew 18:4  (NKJV)  4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
 
Ephesians 4:1-3  (NIV)    1b… I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
 
Psalm 37:11 (NASB) 11 But the humble will inherit the land and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
 
Revealing Word: Jerusalem = "Habitation of peace." In man it is the abiding consciousness of spiritual peace. When we go deep into the silent recesses of our beings, we realize a stillness and sweetness beyond expression. A great peace is there--the "peace of God”…
 
 
Unity Reading:Spiritual consciousness puts all men and all things on a common level. In the sight of God there is no great, no small… Jesus taught & exemplified the willingness of divine love to serve in humble ways…this Christ cleansing through love is not only a teaching; it is also a life to be lived.        Mysteries Of John    Charles Fillmore           
 
Special Reading:  When you have compassion and surrender to your own heart, you are surrendering to the hidden power in your heart, God. You are surrendering to love, because God is Love… Surrender is not just a religious concept; it's a power tool for listening to the voice of your spirit and following its directions. When you surrender your head to your heart, you allow your heart to give you a wider, higher intelligence perspective
                                                                 Sara Paddison, Hidden Power of the Heart            
 
Quotes:
Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much of a difference we can make…     -- Gordon B. Hinckley
 
The one characteristic of authentic power that most people overlook is humbleness… A humble person walks in a friendly world… His or her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance and into essence. Gary Zukav
 
There is a place in you where there is perfect peace. There is a place in you where nothing is impossible. There is a place in you where the strength of God abides.'A Course In Miracles' Foundation For Inner Peace
 
The life of Christ was a life of humble simplicity, yet how infinitely exalted was his mission. Christ is our example in all things. Ellen G. White
 
We all have a divine mission on earth. Let that mission be to inspire love and embrace the light within. Let that mission be to have peace in our hearts as we create heaven on earth. Let that mission be to seek empowerment through transformation and to breathe joy into everything we do. If we allow these things to be our mission the golden light of the sun will shine on our souls and change our world forever.  Micheal Teal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                     Planetary Heart… Joining Together In Prayer  03.13.16
 
Core Statement:
“Joining Together In Prayer, We Make A Difference!” sv
 
Scripture:
 

 

Acts 2:42-43 (ESV)   42And they devoted themselves to the apostles’teaching & the fellowship, tothe breaking of bread & the prayers. 43And awecame upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done…

 

 
James 5:16 (NRSV)  16b… and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.    1 Thessalonians 5:16–17 (ESV)  16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing,
 
Colossians 4:2  (NASB)    2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving…
 
Matthew 18:19-20    19Again I say to you, if two of youagree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three aregathered together in my name, there am I among them."
 
Special Quote/Reading:
www.GuidePosts.org    Some benefits from praying together are:
 
1. Praying together, collectively more prayers are prayed.  Each of us has a unique way of praying and praying together brings a new voice to the need.
 
2. Praying together gives me a deep feeling of belonging. When I am part of a group, I feel that I am a necessary part of a greater purpose.
 
3. Praying together improves my mood.  Looking out among others and feeling their love and care regardless of how I felt when I began, I leave feeling comforted.
 
4. Praying together opens my heart to the needs of the people around me and reminds me that sometimes I can be the answer to someone’s prayer.
 
Although I know God is always with me, and I often pray alone and enjoy the benefits of my solitary prayer time, I feel his presence most strongly when I'm praying with others. I believe lifting one another in prayer is one of the richest experiences we can share.  Together, we are strengthened and blessed.
 
Quotes:
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.   Alfred Lord Tennyson
      So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world.  Baha'u'llah
 
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
 
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.    Pearl S. Buck   
          In separateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength.   Buddha
 
We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
                                Sandra Day O'Connor
    We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.  Herman Melville
 
The great people of the earth today are the people who pray.  I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time to pray. ~ S.D. Gordon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                       Planetary Heart…The Healing Power of Prayer  3.06.16
 
Core Statement:
“Our Thoughts Are Powerful Prayer Intentions…Think Positive, Pray Love!” sv
 
Scripture:
 

 

Acts 1:14 (NIV) 14They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.      Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers andrequests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

 

 
Acts 4:31   31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
    Matthew 18:2   20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
 
 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (ESV)

 

 

 

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all (NOT FOR ALL) circumstances…

 

 

 

          2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) 7For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love...

 

 
2 Corinthians 1:11 (ESV)
11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.
         1 Corinthians 16:13-14  13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 14 Let all that you do
            be done with love.
 
Special Quote/Reading:
A) Physics teaches us that everything in the universe has its own unique energy vibration.  Chose words for your prayers that carry a higher energy vibration frequency and thus more power, such as love, harmony, abundance and understanding. Avoid using weaker, lower vibration words such as war and fighting.
 
B) Increase the power of your prayers by allowing yourself to deeply feel each word as you say it.  We know this is true thanks to information in Gregg Braden’s book, The Isaiah Effect, Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy.  In addition, Heart Math Institute in Boulder Creek, California has done 20 years of scientific studies on the individual and collective power of heart centered intentions. A heart-felt intention has approximately 5,000 times the power of an intention created by thought.
 
C) Studies have shown that as little as the square root of 1% of the population focusing on one thing can shift world consciousness; thus it only takes 8,366 people to create a shift…   UniversalPrayersOfPeace.org
 
Quotes:
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. Marianne Williamson
 
The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man or one party or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
 
      There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.
                                                                                                           A.T. Pierson
 
Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other's hearts in prayer."    Charles Finney
 
 
The great people of the earth today are the people who pray.  I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time to pray. ~ S.D. Gordon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Love Heals (part 1) … Love Serves (part 2) …
Love Celebrates (part 3)”   02.28.16
 
Core Statement:
“Love Celebrates Our Common Human Connection…Our Oneness Of Being” sv
 
Scripture:
Galatians 5:13-14  (TLB) 
13 For, dear brothers, you have been given freedom: not freedom to do wrong, but freedom to love and serve each other. 14 For the whole Law can be summed up in this one command: “Love others as you love yourself.”
 
2 Corinthians 13:11  (ESV)     
11Finally, brothersand sisters, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
 
1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 13 (ESV)  
1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body… but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things…          13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
 
Philippians 2:1-2,4-5   (ESV)   
1So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind…    4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which was also in Christ Jesus
 
Unity Quote:
When love, the universal magnet, is brought into action in the consciousness of our race, it will change all our methods of supplying human wants. It will harmonize all the forces of nature and will dissolve the discords that now infest earth and air…The earth shall yet be made paradise by the power of love.
Pg 61
Talks On Truth   Charles Fillmore
 
Quotes:
 
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.
Nelson Mandela              
 
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.     Jean Anouilh
 
Heal the planet by allowing the unique spirit of all beings to rise by celebrating their worth. Celebrating all of life is having faith in love.   Rodger Briley
 
When you reconnect to Love, everybody & everything seem more beautiful & loving. Same world. New eyes. By observing with the eyes of love, the world transforms.  Rodger Briley
 
        Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations.  Paramahansa Yogananda
 

 If you judge people, you have no time to love them.   Mother Teresa

 

 
 
 
 
 
                                                   Love Serves (Part 2)…    02-21-16   
                                                                        Love Celebrates (part 3)…
 
Core Statement:   “Serving With & From Loves Serves Us, As Well As Others” sv
 
Scripture:
2 Corinthians 8:7 (NCV)

 7 You are rich in everything—in faith, in speaking, in knowledge, in truly wanting to help, and in the love you learned from us. In the same way, be strong also in the grace of giving.

  
1 Peter 4:10 (NASB) 

   10As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

 

Galatians 5:13-14  (TLB) 

 13 For, dear brothers, you have been given freedom: not freedom to do wrong, but freedom to love and serve each other. 14 For the whole Law can be summed up in this one command: “Love others as you love yourself.”

 

Matthew 12:34b-35a (NKJV)    34bFor out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35aA good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things…

 

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done with love.

 
Special Reading:
Healing from our past is an essential aspect of expanding our sense of self and awakening our capacity to love. This shift often manifests as a change in the questions we've been asking ourselves. Instead of What do I need? we ask, How can I serve? Instead of What am I getting out of this? we start to ask, What can I bring to this situation to promote the highest possible outcome for everyone involved?  
                            David Simon            Free to Love, Free to Heal
 
Quotes:
Love cannot remain by itself - it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.
Whatever form we are, able or disabled, rich or poor, it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing; a lifelong sharing of love with others.  
Mother Teresa
 
 
When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.  Pauline R. Kezer
               
                          We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in
             the present.     Marianne Williamson
 
Our goal while on this earth is to transcend our illusions and discover the innate power of our spirit.  We are responsible for what we create, and we must therefore learn to act and think with love and wisdom and live in service to others and all life.   Caroline Myss
 
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.   Barbara De Angelis
 
“I like video games, but they’re really violent. I’d like to play a video game where you help the people who were shot in all the other games. It’d be called ‘Really Busy Hospital’.”    Demetri Martin (Young Boy)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                  “Love Heals …   02.14.16      Valentine’s Day
                                                       Love Serves (part 2)… Love Celebrates… (part 3)
 
Core Statement:
“Love Is The Presence Of God In Purest Total Expression” sv
 
Scripture:
2 John 1:6b
 
6b…As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
 
Proverbs 10:12
12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
 
2 Timothy 1:6-7    (NKJV)
6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you… 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love…
 
 1John 4:7   7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 

Romans 8:38-39     (NKJV)

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God…
 
Unity Quote:
The Love of God must be felt in the heart. It cannot be described, and one who has not felt it can have no concept from the description of others. But the more we talk about love, the stronger it grows in the consciousness, and if we persist in thinking loving thoughts and speaking loving words, we are sure to bring into our experience the feeling of that great love that is beyond description - the very love of God.   
                              Talks On Truth   Charles Fillmore
 
Quotes:
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world. Emmet Fox
 
       Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.Gary Zukav
 
Cultivating pure love and true wisdom greatly enlivens the heart and brain, physically as well as spiritually. And the harmonization of love principle in the heart and the wisdom principle in the brain creates a magnetic force that draws healing energy into the whole body.          Regina Malabago
 
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.  Jalal ad-Din Rumi
 
Forgiveness is the vehicle for letting go of our fears, condemning judgments, and grievances. …  We need to remind ourselves constantly that Love is the only reality there is. Anything we perceive that does not mirror love is a misperception. Forgiveness, then, becomes the means for correcting our misperceptions; it allows us to see only the Love in others and ourselves, and nothing else…  Fear and Love, guilt and Love cannot coexist…   Through taking off the tinted glasses that superimpose the fearful past upon the present, we can begin to know that the Truth of Love is forever present and that by perceiving only Love we can experience happiness…    Love is Letting Go of Fear  Gerald G. Jampolsky
 
We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present.     Marianne Williamson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                    “The ‘Attraction Principle’ Takes Practice”   02.07.16
 
Core Statement:
Dreams Don’t Always Manifest Instantly…And Often Appear Different Than Expected!” sv
 
Scripture:
Hebrews 11:1  (NASB)
11 Now faith is the assurance of things expected, the evidence of things not seen.
 
 Proverbs 1:5  Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance…
 
1 Corinthians 14:15 (ESV)     
15…I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.
 
1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (ESV)     (in all circum, not FOR all circum)
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances…     

 Luke18:1 (NIV)  1Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

 
Unity Quote: 
 

 Prayer, then, is to change our minds and hearts so that God’s omnipresent good may fill our minds and hearts and manifest in our lives.  
Myrtle Fillmore   Healing Letters

  

Quotes:
Thought is the creative power, or the impelling force which causes the creative power to act; thinking in a Certain Way will bring riches to you, but you must not rely upon thought alone, paying no attention to personal action. That is the rock upon which many otherwise scientific metaphysical thinkers meet shipwreck–the failure to connect thought with personal action. By thought, the thing you want is brought to you. By action, you receive it.
Wallace D. Wattles
 
Use whatever excuse you can to vibrate in harmony with those things you've been saying you want. And when you do, those things that are a vibrational equivalent flow into your experience in abundance…. it's the natural consequence of the Law of Attraction. That which is like unto itself is drawn. 
Abrahm-Hicks
 
Jiminy Cricket  (cartoon Character)
Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.   Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same…  Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
                                 Martha Graham
                 My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then
               practice some more.  Pete Rose              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                      “The Law of Attraction In Action”   01.31.16
 
Core Statement:
“Focusing On Heart-Mind Intentions Draws Them Into Being”SV
 
Scripture:
Matthew 18:18   (NRSV)
18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
 
Mark 11:24  (NRSV)    
24 So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you are receiving it, and it will be yours.
          Hebrews 11:1  (NASB) 11 Now faith is the assurance of things expected, the evidence of things not seen.
                                  Proverbs 23:7   (NKJV)    7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
 
Matthew 7:7-8
 7Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  8"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.    
 
Unity Quote:
We find that we must train our mind in trust, look persistently and continuously to God for all things…When you turn your attention to Spirit your mind makes contact with a realm of ideas very much above the level of your common thinking; and when you strike this mental stratosphere you are tremendously lifted up. Then you make your statements of Truth and whatever you decree comes to pass. (p84 & 85)               
                                               Teach Us To Pray   Charles & Cora Fillmore
 
Quotes:
Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.     Albert Einstein
 
Within the seed of your desire is everything necessary for it to blossom to fulfillment. And Law of Attraction is the engine that does the work. Your work is just to give it a fertile growing place in order to expand ---
                                                            Abraham-Hicks
           Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire
           which transcends everything.”  Napoleon Hill
 
 “The Law of Attraction states that whatever you focus on, think about, read about, and talk about intensely, you’re going to attract more of into your life.” Jack Canfield
 
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love…       Mary Anne Radmacher
 
 
Charles Haanel   “The predominant thought or the mental attitude is the magnet, and the law is that like attracts like. Consequently, the mental attitude will invariably attract such conditions as to correspond to its nature”
     Buddha  “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of
       tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”
             Prentice Mulford  “The man who succeeds must always in mind or imagination live, move, think, and act as if
            he had gained that success, or he never will gain it.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                         Letter To God…Visioning Forward   1.24.16             
 
 
Core Statement:
“Heartfelt Dreams & Visions Speak Loudly...If We’re Listening” sv
 
Scripture:
Proverbs 2:2, 5, 10  (NRSV)
2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;… 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God… 10 for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul…
 
Mark 11:24 (NIV)
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
 
Ephesians 4:22-24a (NIV)
 
22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self… 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God…
 
Unity Quotes:
An understanding of the Logos reveals to us the law under which all things are brought forth, the law of mind action. Divine Mind creates by thought, through ideas. Revealing Word  Charles Fillmore
 
 …Observation shows that the purer the mind the greater it’s capacity to receive and interpret the ideas imparted to it by Spirit  …Those who cultivate communion with the Father within become conscious of a guiding light…      Atom Smashing POM   Charles Fillmore
 
God-Mind is…constantly seeking to release its perfection in you…when you ask for its guidance and place yourself, by prayer and affirmation, in mental touch with it, there is a great increase in its manifestation in your life.            Christian Healing   Charles Fillmore
                                                
Quotes:
Within the seed of your desire is everything necessary for it to blossom to fulfillment. And Law of Attraction is the engine that does the work. Your work is just to give it a fertile growing place in order to expand…
Your prayer causes you to focus, and the Law of Attraction causes everything in the Universe that's in vibrational harmony with your focus to come to you.          Abraham     (Hicks)  
 
 Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.     Rumi
 
Today is your day to dance lightly with life. Sing wild songs of adventure. Invite rainbows & butterflies out to play. Soar your spirit and unfurl your joy. 
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
 
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.    Charles Haanel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                      The White Stone Experience…An Inner Heart Name  1.17.16
 
Core Statement:
“God Breathes Into Us A ‘New Name’ Of Positive Spiritual Intention”SV
 
Scripture:
Revelations 2:17  17He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says... To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
 
2 Cor 3:16-18     16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflectthe Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
 
John 1:1-3 (CEV)  
1 In the beginning was the one who is called the Word. The Word was with God and was truly God. 2 From the very beginning the Word was with God. 3 And with this Word, God created all things. Nothing was made without the Word. 
 
Mark 4:23-24   (Jesus speaking to Disciples)
23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.
 
Unity Quotes:
The “word” gives shape and form to the idea, and reveals it to the without. The word is thought expressed; thought is the inward word. Being (God), Original Principle, in its work of creation puts forth Idea/theLogos (God Mind). This idea is the creative power…The Christ (spiritual man) connects with idea/Logos/God Mind, and through the spoken word, intention, expression, creates into outer manifestation through the power inherent in those ideas. (Condensed & paraphrased)   Teach Us To Pray  Charles & Cora Fillmore
 
 
Referring to the many name changes that occurred in the Bible: Abram/Abraham, Jacob/Israel, Simon/Peter, Saul/Paul…
The change in name always denotes a change in character so pronounced that the old name will no longer apply to the new person…The new name…when we apply it individually means that our faith is to be expressed by bringing the multitude of our thoughts into the realm of Spirit and under the guidance of the Christ.
                                                                    Mysteries of Genesis   Charles Fillmore
 
Quotes:
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”    ― Maya Angelou
 
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. Alan Cohen