The Brass Tacks of Life – Commandments 7 & 8

This week, our explorations of the Ten Commandments of Religious Science gets personal. The next two commandments are the foundation for a good happy life. And they set the directives for what we might want to consider. Commandments 7 is: I am wealthy in every way, and I always share my wealth generously. Wealth is [Read More...]

With All Due Respect

Have you ever used the phrase, “With all due respect?” You have haven’t used it yourself you may have heard it in a TV program, probably uttered by an indignant subordinate unsuccessfully attempting to assert him- or herself, or perhaps two attorneys vying for position in a heated discussion. It is what we hear after [Read More...]

Commandments 5 & 6

Remembering who you are As we’ve been going through these Ten Commandments of Religious Science, I’ve noticed that I am reminded how important it is to listen to the still small voice within. It’s so easy to get lost in the distractions of the everyday, to let the ego take over and drown out the [Read More...]

What’s All This About “Personal Empowerment?”

I thought this week I’d expand a bit on the idea of “personal empowerment.” In the past few weeks I’ve discussed how self-care is not selfish. I wrote about how making decisions that are right for us personally doesn’t mean we don’t love our family and friends if they disagree. But what exactly is “personal [Read More...]

Ten Commandments Continued

Commandments 3 & 4 3. I always think and live joyfully in the present 4. I always take full responsibility for what I am thinking, feeling and doing. The Commandments for personal responsibility Last week I shared with you a piece of writing I came across that listed the Ten Commandments of Religious Science. The [Read More...]

All One…

I was rolling through pictures I took a while back when we were in New York; we had gone to see “Bodies: The Exhibit” The idea was a little morbid – I have to admit was my first thought. Quickly, my curiosity overcame my reluctance and since I wasn’t totally grossed out I decided to [Read More...]

What Really Matters

I’m honored to begin blogging this week for the Principles of Spiritual Living blogs on the Patheos website! I’ve been described as a spiritual warrior, a metaphysician and generally accepted all-around nice guy, though perhaps considered by some to be a slightly off-the-wall Bohemian. I’m also a Religious Science minister, serving currently as the spiritual [Read More...]

You know you’re a Religious Scientist when….

The other day I was flipping through a few notes, and came across something I hadn’t seen in eons. I can honestly say, I don’t recall who the author is, and failed to write it down. But the words obviously struck me at the time as being meaningful, and I feel the same way today, [Read More...]

Trick or Treat

Back in the early 80’s, when I was teaching Sunday School during the Halloween season for the Honolulu church, the movie “Friday the 13th” had just been released and was quite popular. Many of the children in my class had seen it, and I was shocked their parents had let them. I asked them “Weren’t [Read More...]

Guest Blog – To Walk the Darkened Path by Tamara St. Amand

Many mystics have told us that the purpose of creation is for God to know Itself.  Spiritual philosophers tell us that our sense of separation from God and the ensuing search for reconnection with the Divine – the road back home – is for God to know Its own Divine nature through our eyes and [Read More...]


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