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PERCEPTION: The Eyes of the Beholder 

“We secretly perceive toward an object before thinking it, and it is only by having constant recourse by inward viewing that the mind goes on to know and comprehend.”~ Hegel, “Introduction to Logic” ~ “Something always antedates thought. That something is Vision.” ~ Emma Curtis Hopkins, High Mysticism ~ “Blessed are the pure in heart:…

VISIONARIES

“We envision humanity awakening to its spiritual magnificence and discovering the creative power of thought; a world where each and every person discovers his/her own personal power and ability to create an individual life that works within a world that works for everyone.” ~ Global Vision for Centers for Spiritual Living ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ …

The Vibration of High-Mindedness

“Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Wolfgang von Goethe ~ “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. ~ Matthew 18:3 ~ There has always been the “high-minded” among us; i.e., certain individuals…

DIVINE GUIDANCE: The Means to an End

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” ~ Mark 9:24 ~ “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me . . .”~ Philippians 3:14 ~ And I’ll always dream the impossible dream Yes, and I’ll reach the unreachable star.”~ Mitch Leigh / Joe Darion ~  The Science of Mind teaches…

BEGINNING AGAIN!

“Behold, I am making all things new.”~ Revelation 21:5~   “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ~ Matthew 6:33~  The mystery of life is forever expanding and becoming more.   The days of our lives are stretched before us with the full potential of…

LIFE DIVINE!

“I, Lord, went wandering like a strayed sheep, seeking Thee with anxious reasoning without, whilst Thou wast within me. I went round the streets and squares of the city seeking Thee; and I found Thee not, because in vain I sought without for Him who was within myself.”  ~ St. Augustine ~ “The Highest God and the…

BLIND FAITH

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”  ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~  ‘When Jesus said, “It is done unto you as you believe,” he not only announced the law of faith, he explained how it works. First, he implied that there is a law which operates upon your faith. All laws are universal; hence…

COMFORT FOOD

(REPOST) Me and a friend were talking about the spirituality of gardening. The conversation began with us both acknowledging that the vegetables she is now growing were comfort foods in our youth.  She showed me pictures of the growth process.  In this nostalgic mood, I remember my mother having a vegetable garden in the back…

Investing in Life

“Give and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” ~Luke 6:38, The Holy Bible. ~ “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”~ Kahlil Gibran,…

Practical Spirituality

The discovery that we really are made in the image and likeness of God, life begins in a new and deliberate way. The God Principle becomes an integral aspect of everyday living. The idea is no longer an abstract concept or metaphor. Of course, as always, I am speaking about my own personal journey of…

FREE-WILL: A Majority of One

There are invisible laws or powers operating in the universe. They are spiritual in nature and therefore infallible. Like all laws of nature, they are not respecters of individuals. For example, the rain falls on the just and the unjust, and the sun shines on the righteous and the wicked. This All-Powerful Force that reigns supreme is “God.”  “Free-will” is a universal law and an awesome…

DIY SPIRITUALITY: Shifting Your Own Gears

(REVISITED) Dr. Robert Schuller coined the phrase, “If it’s going to be it’s up to me.” Matthew Fox, translating the works of the 14th Century mystic, Meister Eckhart, said: “And, what good is it to me if Mary is full of grace and if I am not also full of grace?”  In both instances, these gentlemen…

In Alignment with the Divine

I recently read Ernest Holmes’ famous “Sermon by The Sea,” again. Each time I read this masterful work with its many gems, I am compelled to linger on the passage that says, “Find me one person who is for something and against nothing, who is redeemed enough not to condemn others out of the burden of his soul, and I will find an exalted human…

The Greater-Yet-To-Be

Ernest Holmes, the author of The Science of Mind and the founder of Religious Science, writes: “Nature will not let us stay in any one place too long. She will let us stay just long enough to gather the experience necessary to the unfolding and advancement of the soul. This is a wise provision, for…

Present Moment Power

(REVISITED) What I notice is, anytime I am inattentive, it’s like sleepwalking. My body shows up in the present moment, but not my mind.  In this absent-minded state of consciousness, I may be influenced by opinions and ever-changing facts. In such moments I am highly susceptible to mistaking the false for the real. At such…

I Set The Tone

(REVISED) Ever since I began conducting classes in the study of the Science of Mind, there has always been at least one student who exclaims, “Oh, how I wish I had known this years ago!” Conversely, there are others who have said, “I have always thought this way, I just didn’t know there were others…

Practicing Self Care

“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…

The Hardened Facts Of Life

Revisited Alice, my classmate of the 70’s, said she did not give to the poor, that she only gave to the prosperous. At first hearing this, we, her fellow classmates, were taken aback at what seemed selfish and self-promoting. She went on to explain that she was speaking about the realm of ideas. In other…

Invisible Forces for Good

RevisitedIt has been some 50 years since I first heard the teachings of the Science of Mind. Yet, I remember the welcoming words the minister spoke that Sunday morning as if it were yesterday. He said, in effect, “It does not matter what religion you embrace; the study of the Science of Mind will support you in becoming…

Manifestation or Transformation?

“Human transformation is an internal shift that brings us in alignment with our highest potential. – Both systematic and miraculous, there’s no timeline on inner transformation. It can happen in an instant, through a lifetime of development – or, more commonly, through both.” ~ Allaya Cooks-Campbell ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ There is a Mystery that…

Deep Calls Unto Deep

Repost “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” It was a peaceful, quiet morning; and like Brother Lawrence, I was lost in sacred daydreaming as I stood at my kitchen sink washing dishes. All of a sudden, I heard a bird screaming for help. Yes, I mean…

FEEL THE FEELING

Repost“I believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that I am surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of my thought and acts upon it.” ~ Ernest Holmes ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Back in the day, George Burns and Gracie Allen…

BEYOND WORDS AND CONCEPTS

Repost “When the Lord is your confidence you will never find yourself at all deceived by the ways and speech of men and women, though they be very brilliant, if they speak outside of the Principle that demonstrates healing and goodness and life.” ~ Emma Curtis Hopkins ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ It was the mid to late 1970’s.…

ASCENSION

REPOST This is a Universe of Wholeness, Allness, Oneness.  Spirit is a transcendent, perfect Whole that, in its Infinite inclusivity, harmoniously embraces all seeming opposites.~ Core Concept Five, The Science of Mind ~ “Let’s go upstairs!” is the way the late Rev. Dr.  Homer Johnson often began each prayer. He was inviting us to move into a higher…

Let’s Go

“I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward.”  ~ Philippians 3:13-14 ~  ~ ~ ~ ~ Time and time again I must remind…

RIPPLES

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”  ~ Matthew 24:35 ~ “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; he observes himself, goes…

Let It Be!

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  ~ Buckminster Fuller ~ (1895 – 1983) “There is a hidden genius in each person, to which we give expression through commitment, discipline, enthusiasm, and passion.” ~ Eric Butterworth ~ (1916 – 2003)  An effort…

I AM that I AM

(Repost) “In the last analysis, man is just what he thinks himself to be; he is big in capacity if he thinks big thoughts; he is small if he thinks small thoughts. He will attract to himself what he thinks most about. He can learn to govern his own destiny when he learns to control his thought… The…

PRESENT MOMENT POWER

“A seeker of silences am I, and what treasure have I found in silences that I may dispense with confidence? If this is my day of harvest, in what fields have I sowed the seed, and in what unremembered seasons?” ~ Kahlil Gibran ~ “Let us in the stillness of our own soul go back to…

FAITH

(Revised REPOST ) Be it a child’s game, a health challenge, the state of the country, or, everything in between; the faith factor is always being activated, even in the darkest moments, when there seems to be no answer.  The childhood game, Hide-and-Seek, was a favorite of mine.  I was super confident that I would…

A DEFINING MOMENT

(REPOST) During this moment in time when the collective consciousness of humanity is pulled between concepts of right and wrong; good and bad; them and us, and various pairs of opposites; I realize I am not an isolated being. I, too, am part of it all. I, too, contribute to the human consensus. I begin…

STAY THE COURSE

(REPOST) “Liberty and justice for all” is a divine idea – pure essence. It is universal potential and unformed creation. It lives within the “one mind common to all individual men.”1 When one affirms this idea, movement within the cosmic field of infinite possibilities begins to formulate it into existence.  Depending on the embodiment2 of the affirmation,…

We are The World

(Repost)“In the Science of Mind, we do not say everything is all right when it is all wrong. We do not say peace when there is no peace, but rather we try to discover what is wrong and why we do not have peace. We do not say that people are not poor, sick, or unhappy. We…

A LAW OF LOVE

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” ~ 1 Corinthians 12:4-6~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The recent tragedies of Buffalo and Uvalde…

“I THINK FOR MYSELF”

(Repost) When I was growing up, it took great courage to ask my mother her reasoning behind the decisions she made on my behalf. Her explanation was always simple and direct: “I’m mama and I said so.” I knew by her tone not to ask again.  At church, I heard many do’s and don’ts. My…

GRACE: The Miracle of Forgiveness

“Grace is, but we need to recognize It. It is not something God imposed upon us, but is the logical result of the correct acceptance of life, and of a correct relationship to the Spirit.”  The way Holmes describes “Grace” in the above quote, as well as all the quotes written here cause me to…

LIVING IN THE SOLUTION

(Repost) Phineas Quimby, a 19th-century metaphysician who is known as the ‘Father of New Thought,’ wrote:  “The mind is matter in solution and matter is mind in form.” The solution that Quimby speaks about is the Creative Medium out of which all life evolves.  It is the field of infinite possibilities that Chopra declares. It is the primordial stuff that Holmes references.…

Practicing The Presence

Recently I met a woman who shared with me that she discovered New Thought at her workplace.  She explained that even though her employer never mentioned the spiritual philosophy she embraced, there was something about the way she approached every situation that awakened something within her. It is amazing how, as human beings, we are…

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