March 9, 2016

Theme for the Week of March 7: A Personal Experience of the Divine We believe that God is personal to all who feel this Indwelling Presence. – Ernest Holmes Does the theme and quote for this week resonate with you? Or, does it sound like some kind of metaphysical psychobabble spoken by someone who appears more in tune with their pot dealer than reality? Drastic contrasts, perhaps, but I don’t think my examples are far off. It used to bother... Read more

February 24, 2016

Theme for February 22: The Highest God and the Innermost God: One God “We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.” Ernest Holmes Is the God in which you believe far away from you or disinterested in your daily life? Or, if you don’t believe in some Higher Power, do you feel cut off from the abundance you seek by some outside force? There is a solution to... Read more

February 17, 2016

Theme for the Week of February 15: Through the Prism of God’s Love We see a world in which unity with God and connection with each other is emphasized. Is the love you have for your friends or beloved unconditional? I’d venture a guess that you’d say it is. And, from at least my six plus decades of experience, you’d be wrong. People aren’t taught to love unconditionally, myself included. Oh sure, we talk about unconditional love. We hear ministers... Read more

February 10, 2016

Theme for the Week of February 8: Discover Your Voice “We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in everyone and that all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.”– Ernest Holmes     Finding Your Voice Do you know what your “voice” is? We might first think of the sounds we make coming out of our mouths, but our true voice is much more. Much can be told about us when we speak. Do we speak loudly, with aggression... Read more

January 27, 2016

Theme for the Week of January 25: Individual Expressions of an Infinite Creator “This One manifests itself in and through all creation but is not absorbed by its creation.” – Ernest Holmes How are you expressing life? Your immediate thought might be that of the struggle of life and not feeling that is “expressive.” When we think of people expressing themselves it’s often through art forms like poetry, music, sculpture or painting. But we have our own unique expressions all... Read more

January 20, 2016

Are you happy with the relationships in your life? Or, do you crave to have different relationships than the ones you have? There are ways to expand our scope of associations and enrich the ones we already possess. One way is by practicing the concept that we are all truly “one.” Even with over seven billion people now roaming our planet, we are all basically the same. Yes, our skin or hair vary in tone or color; but none of... Read more

January 13, 2016

How is this even possible? We see suffering all around us. But, could suffering be a manifestation of something else? Like the rest of our lives, what we considering to be suffering is often more about the attitude we have regard any given situation and less about the event or condition. To illustrate, read the two sentences below, both about one singular event: My mother abandoned my father and me when I was three. My mother left my father and... Read more

January 6, 2016

Are you ready for 2016? The New Year, like a lot of situations in our lives, is here – ready or not! I’m totally jazzed about 2016, particularly from the aspect of the weekly blogs I send to you! Today is the first of 52 Wednesday morning blogs on the many aspects of one very special idea: I can imagine you might be having numerous reactions to such a statement – I know I did when it was first presented to... Read more

December 30, 2015

My weekly blogs are brought to you in part by my ministry – Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation. We are part of a much larger organization, Centers for Spiritual Living. In 2016, the Foundation joins over 100 other CSL ministries around the world in promoting, discussing and working toward the goal shown above. My blogs will be based on a monthly theme, with a difference aspect of that topic in my weekly blogs. But is “a world that works for everyone” even possible? I... Read more

December 16, 2015

Have you ever wondered why positive thinking doesn’t always seem to work? Do you understand the difference between “positive thinking” and “thinking positively?” First let me point out the first question includes “doesn’t seem to work,” not “doesn’t work.”  Positive thinking works exactly the same way as prayer, even the type of affirmative prayer developed by Religious Science founder, Ernest Holmes. Our answers can only be reached at our level of acceptance. Focusing our attention on one particular action has... Read more

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