The whole teaching of Jesus is to have faith and to believe. He placed a greater value on faith and belief than any individual who has ever taught spiritual truth. We are to believe in ourselves because we have first penetrated the invisible Cause back of the real self. We are to have absolute faith in our work, because we have positive conviction of the inner power which enables us to do this work. ~ Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind, p. 450
The story of Palm Sunday is about courageous readiness for a divine mission, approached both humbly and powerfully, as the human connects deeply with Source, wisely decides to go beyond ego, and prepares for Sacred Work. You and I learn from the writings about Jesus that we are to become so entwined with the Living Spirit Almighty that we are willing to take a different path than others or than we, ourselves, have previously attempted.
The donkey upon which Jesus rode into Jerusalem represents his humility and lack of ego, as he entered the City of Peace triumphantly, guided by Spirit and committed to complete the Work he had come to do. It was his total faith and deep connection with The Father, his Divine Source, that led him forward on this holy journey. We, too, find ourselves capable of more then we ever knew and willing to venture into unknown territory when our faith is deep and our confidence profound. It is never, “I, of myself” doing anything but the Power within doing it all, and perfectly.
In aligning with the Source of Divine Wisdom, and feeling growing confidence in Its guidance, we are free to choose our unique paths of expansion. We prepare for the experience of resurrection by entering humbly and victoriously into each divine pursuit.
We continue joining you every Sunday morning, as we livestream our Celebrations at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, and this Palm Sunday’s topic is, “The Road Less Traveled.” When you click the Livestream link on our website: www.cslphilly.org you will be directed either to the Facebook or YouTube channel for viewing. Until we have established the safety and wisdom of returning to our Center, we will continue streaming these Sundays to you; and, even when we return, our plan is to continue in “hybrid” fashion, with both virtual and in-person Celebrations. Our archived Sundays and Love Notes from Rev. Mike and me may be accessed on that same link. We love sharing music, prayer, and uplifting messages for our Beloved Community and beyond.
If you find yourself experiencing a personal challenge, or simply desire to expand your consciousness of good, check in with one of our Practitioners or Practitioner Interns listed on our website. They are here for you.
With great love and respect,
To trust in the law of good is to constantly believe that we are surrounded by a Power which can and will cast all fear from our minds, free us from all bondage, and set us safe and satisfied in a new order of living. ~ Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind, p. 482
The more we live in conscious unity with The One, the more easily we move from any sense of past limitation and create a free and inspired future for ourselves and others. Now that we find ourselves in the beautiful, new season of spring, it is time for us to announce an expanded experience of greater living. It is in the pronouncement of a new mental equivalent in any and every area of our lives that we are identifying with Source and wisely utilizing the Law of Growth to our advantage.
What are you ready to bring forth into your life? Whether you are prepared to experience greater prosperity, more satisfying relationships, increased health, sharpened creativity, or all the above, this is the time to name it and claim it! Emma Curtis Hopkins spoke of “Truth on the Tongue,” and Florence Shovel Shinn told us that, “Your Word is Your Wand,” both these revolutionary New Thought women understanding and successfully proving the power of the Word.
Let’s not wait another moment to begin declaring our divine intention for ourselves and for the world. As we enter into the Power of Now, connecting deeply with our Divine Source of All Good, the infinite possibilities begin rushing to us, often from unexpected avenues. As we speak our truth about Love and Abundance and Wholeness and Creative Expression, the Universe says, “YES,” and what may have appeared to be a dream begins showing up as a delightful, new order of living.
Join us on our Sunday morning Celebrations, live-streamed at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time this coming Sunday, as we bring you, “A New Season of Life . . . Now.” Simply click the Live Stream link on our website: www.cslphilly.org either at the time we are there, or whenever it is convenient for you to view. We share music, prayer, and uplifting messages and love these opportunities to be with you virtually, until we can be together again. Rev. Mike and I send Love Notes from our living room Monday through Friday at various times of the day, and these can be accessed at any time using the same website link.
For any personal challenge, or simply to expand your consciousness of good, check in with one of our Practitioners or Practitioner Interns listed on our website. They are here to help.
With great love and respect,
We know that thought is constantly changing, forever taking on new ways of expression. It cannot possibly remain permanent. It has to change. Can we not, accordingly, change it to a better state instead of to a worse? ~ Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind, p. 216
Expanding and deepening our awareness of the Infinite Possibilities that are available to all of us, we gratefully and confidently awaken to the Power of Good, choosing to make wise and creative choices. God is the Changeless, always giving generously of Its bounty of Light, Love, Life, Peace, Power, Beauty, and Joy. Each of us is a center of this Divine Activity, always changing our minds and lifting our hearts to embrace greater Good in our world and larger Life in our lives. It is wonderful to realize that life is not static, that we are able to make positive changes, as we become aware of being co-creators with God and change agents for good, personally and globally.
This past year we have moved through so many external deviations from what once seemed the norm, that we have learned to maintain our inner core of confidence in Spirit while negotiating so many different ways of adapting to these changes. Although we may not be able to control such unwelcome surprises, we are fully capable of employing our minds and hearts wisely and lovingly with each conscious choice.
Last week, we focused on creating a new vision, for nothing promotes healthy transformation more quickly than shifting consciousness from limitation to freedom, and it always begins within. Let’s welcome the time change, delight in the approaching change of season, and feel thankful for our ability to plant seeds of conscious change, as we continually invite an inspired future for all.
Our Sunday morning Celebrations continue to reach you via live streaming, and we will welcome you and your friends at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time this coming Sunday, as we address: “Time for a Change.” Simply click the Live Stream link on our website: www.cslphilly.org Our Community maintains its connection to one another and reaches folks far beyond, as we share music, prayer, and uplifting messages. Of course, these Celebrations are archived, as are Rev. Mike’s and my daily Love Notes, and can be accessed at any time using the same website link.
Our wonderful Practitioners or Practitioner Interns are listed on our website, always ready to provide spiritual support for any human challenges.
With great love and respect,
A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope. ~ Howard Thurman
When we dwell in the realm of infinite possibilities, we are no longer bound by human thought barriers; rather, we become bearers of expanded visions of eternity. As radiant instruments of Divine Ideas, we are free to work personally and communally to develop what has never before been experienced. The great gift of imagination is the key that unlocks every door of delay and removes any remnant of resistance.
We know that conceiving of a new idea and believing in it with fully-functional faith is the starting point to all creation, and we are designed to be those co-creators of the better world that is ready to be born and experienced. Leaving the problems of the past and moving courageously into an inspired future requires an entirely new mindset, and we are the new Possibilitarians, equipped with the Divine Wisdom and Infinite Inspiration to bring a little more heaven to earth each day.
The continued, laser-like focus on a World That Works for All must ultimately accomplish greater unity, compassion, prosperity, and wholeness for all sentient beings and for the planet itself. Let’s keep our consciousness in the realm of ever-increasing possibility of a new world dream coming true.
Join us each Sunday for our live- streamed Celebrations, as we begin a new theme for the month of March: “Open to Possibilities.” Tune in just before 10:30 A.M. EST, by clicking the Live Stream link on our website: www.cslphilly.org This has been a greatly appreciated connection for our Community and beyond, as we share music, prayer, and uplifting messages. This Sunday’s topic is, “What If . . .” Since the Centers for Spiritual Living 2021 theme is, “Timeless Wisdom; Evolutionary Vision,” we are reminded the importance of our participation in dreaming a new dream for the world!
Consider contacting one of our Practitioners or Practitioner Interns, listed on our website, as they are always ready to provide spiritual support for any human challenges. Our archived Sunday Celebrations and Love Notes are also found on the website.
With great love and respect,