Practicing Self Care

Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” 
~  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ~

The above quote is well-known by many. Yet, spontaneous healings are often described as miracles; suggesting that a human being is having a spiritual experience.   Actually, the “miracle” is simply the out-picturing or revealing of wholeness. Wholeness is the reflection of the True Self, functioning as a unified spiritual, mental, and physical being. 

I have noticed that some individuals identify with one or two aspects of themselves while completely ignoring the other. It is usually the spiritual aspect that is least recognized as a present reality. Even though one may speak about “the secret place of the most high,” or, “the kingdom of God that is within;” when it comes to accepting and believing that these statements are actually the nature of their very own self, it is not always the case. 

For many, the realm of omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence is believed to be outside one’s self, only to be encountered in some future lifetime. However, in his celebrated song, “Amazing Grace,” John Newton, an ex-slave trader writes, “How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed.” 

As long as you (and I) are saying and doing one thing and thinking the opposite, we are missing the mark. Subsequently, we do not experience the fullness of our True Selves that are endowed with Love, Peace, Harmony, Wisdom, Abundance, Beauty, and the unlimited good we seek and desire for our lives.

The good news is, it doesn’t matter how long you have been influenced by false beliefs and erroneous thinking; the moment your spirit, mind, and body are in agreement, a new life of freedom is unleashed. 

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Staying awake and aware to the point that you know that you, as well as all people, are three-fold beings right here and right now are the objectives here. This takes deliberate and intentional attention.  This embodiment of Truth is accomplished through daily spiritual practices that are designed to align you with the Transcendent Genius at the core of your being. These practices are a form of Self-care.

There are no limits to the creative power to heal all ideas of lack; be they health, relationships, finances, or career. Once the Higher Self, the very Presence of God is unleashed in consciousness and operates in concert with the mind and body of God, all things are possible.  Ernest Holmes tells us, “The perception of wholeness is the consciousness of healing.” 

Spiritual Practices such as affirmative prayer and meditation (and others) are the Self-care we bestow upon ourselves.  They support us in realizing our innate divinity, to the end that our human experiences become the fulfillment of our heavenly nature. 

And so, it is!

This Weeks Affirmation
All that I think, say, and do manifest my divinity through daily spiritual practices.

By Angela “Chris” Beam


You are invited to join like-minded people at

The StillPoint Gathering
Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Zoom Room:

A safe place is continuously nurtured so everyone may openly talk about their challenges,  their wins, and their dreams in an environment of openness and non-judgment.

Saturday’s Theme: “The perception of wholeness.”

All are Welcome! 

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1 thought on “Practicing Self Care

  1. Rev Mary.
    This is such a beautiful and inspiring piece.
    I see myself in this mirrored image.
    I’m accepting and walking thru these”soul-ular”
    Aspects of myself.
    Thank you so much for your insights.


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