Dr. Holmes Quote from Vancouver conference

I’m just home from a marvelous conference in Vancouver, Canada. What a treat. At the conference I was blessed to speak too many of our people on Friday morning and I have received quite a few requests to supply the quote I used from Dr. Holmes. I thought this would be a good place to [Read More...]

Politics and Religion

The question comes up every now and then whether religion belongs in politics? It’s a good question and it deserves regular discussion. My initial response, I suppose, would be what do we mean by religion? If we’re talking about basic human compassion and universal values such as equality, fairness, education, human rights and independence I [Read More...]

Responsible for Our Path

It can be quite challenging accepting responsibility for ourselves in this wonderful world, but the benefits are huge.  To refuse to be victimized by others’ actions or be subject to the whims or capriciousness of form, whether physical, emotional or mental, is a pure spiritual act. To live in the faith that “all is God [Read More...]

The Next Step

It’s my belief that everyone has the potential for greatness and that the only thing that ever suppresses it is fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “They conquer who believe they can”, and in turn, they succeed who are willing to face their fear. I would think that most of us have some intention, either one [Read More...]

Happy New Year

One of my all-time favorite stories was shared with me by Dr. Arleen Bump the senior minister of the Center for Spiritual Living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Bump relayed to me an experience she had had at her church directly following Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane had severely damaged her center in Fort Lauderdale, tearing [Read More...]

Life Leaves Clues

I remember meeting a man who used to play professional sports. Even though he was only in his thirties he walked with a pronounced limp and was in pain constantly. What had occurred for him was this; he was playing in an important game one day and while playing he was injured. His team needed [Read More...]

Peace and Goodwill

I read my first religious complaint of the season this morning in our newspaper. Seems some retailer has put a Nativity Scene up in their store window and opened the annual clash of cultures. So off we go. Now every group opposed to any public display of the Christian religion will be vigilantly scoping out [Read More...]

There Seems to be a Theme Here.

Our decades old purpose and vision for Centers for Spiritual Living is to “awaken humanity to its Spiritual magnificence and create a world that works for everyone.” Recently I attended a conference in Italy hosted by the Associated Global New Thought Network, the Interreligious Peace Council and the Interreligious Engagement Project. It was a conference [Read More...]

Thankful Destination

A basic law of snow skiing is that you go in the direction you look. Likewise, race car drivers know that when they are racing at speed next to a wall, they never look at the wall, unless they want to become part of it. Our minds work in a very similar way; we go [Read More...]

Within Me the Spirit is Alive and Vital

Today, I would like to share with you a passage from 365 Days of Richer Living by Dr. Ernest Holmes and Dr. Raymond Charles Barker.  This book is a fabulous source of inspiration, every day of the year. October 23: “This is a universe of activity and vitality, and if we would live in it [Read More...]