Focusing on the classic Science of Mind textbook authored by Dr. Ernest Holmes, Dr. Patrick looks at Chapter 3, "What It Does". He discusses three main points:
- Energy unceasingly seeking an outlet.
- This power requires our receptivity.
- Our embodied belief is the only signal this Infinite Intelligence can and will respond to.
If we seek to alter conditions and experiences, then it must first begin with our own consciousness. We practice the releasing the old to make way for the new possibility and opportunity.
Using Dan Zadra's book 5 - Where Will You Be 5 Years from Today?, Dr. Patrick looks at the importance of writing down our personal mission statement. Only we can write it, and only we can live it. It should be grounded upon our top five values. Write it with the awareness that mindfulness and balance are important. Be specific, and think big!
For years, the Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton has had two services each Sunday: one at 10:00 am and one at 11:30 am. Starting in 2018, Dr. Patrick will be giving two different messages. The early services will focus on the fundamentals taught by our founder, Ernest Holmes, and the Science of Mind textbook. Today, we discuss the second chapter entitled "The Way It Works."
How does the creative process respond to the individual's level of faith, receptivity, and collaboration?
Highlighting 100 years of the Science of Mind by focusing on Chapter 1 in Dr. Ernest Holmes' monumental work, The Science of Mind.
Three areas of focus:
The best day of our life is the day that we claim it as our own. To take responsibility for the direction that our lives will take.
Everybody needs a mission statement.
Goals and Dreams. Where will we be five years from today? What will we do with the time we have over the next five years? What are our top five values? Research shows the importance of writing down our goals and consistently revisiting them.
The story of the birth of Jesus is one of going through the deepest darkness and finding fresh radiance. That radiance comes from the courage to walk towards the things that scare us. Jesus' birth coincides with the return of the light to the world and the renewing of life. By taking on the Christ Consciousness---the personification of the Presence of God---we become the light of the world.
If we find ourselves in a dark place right now, know that the dark place is where grace goes to be reborn.
What is here now if there is no problem to solve? This is a question that nurtures the idea of possibility. What must we become to give birth to this possibility?
Let us free ourselves forever from the thought that God may be pleased by a life of sacrifice, that the world is any better because of our misery, or that righteousness is more perfectly expressed through poverty than abundance. -- Dr. Ernest Holmes
We are not meant to suffer. We bless the world by living in freedom, in joy, and in abundance.
This is the second of four "Planting the Seeds" community gatherings hosted by the Centre's new Board of Trustees.
The meeting starts with a review of the last meeting. Then we hear results from the last meeting's small group gatherings, feedback from the community survey questionnaire, and an update on the social media and marketing effort for the Centre. We are then introduced to the idea of Spirit Groups, which are small groups that focus on ministering to the community at large.
Life is curly! Don't try to straighten it out!
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Jennifer Bowerman, gives a talk on leading, living, and growing through change, highlighting the importance of white space in change moments.
We are always in the light. We don't always see it, but it's there. Doubts are natural, but we can use them as signposts to guide us to the light. We always come out the other side.
We are called to focus with great faith that as we turn our attention and energy to all that is good in the world, that is what will expand, and when we choose to focus on peace, peace will expand.
Rev. Connie Phelps, currently working in Kenya, says, "This is a truth teaching and truth is truth for everyone, no matter who we are, where we are, or what colour we are. It's as simple as that."