Thursday, March 31, 2016

What's On Your Mind, with Maggie Cole RScP, April 3

“We believe in healing through the power of the Mind” 
Ernest Holmes

Science of Mind teaches us about the power of the mind, that our mind is the One Mind. There are times we experience this astounding truth, other times, it appears to elude us in our day to day living. 

The Mind that Ernest Holmes refers to is the Mind of God. Since we are made in the image and likeness of this One, we have within us the power of the One Mind, One Intelligence, One Power. What is on what you call your mind? Love to see you here with us at 7 pm in Room 10, Sunday, April 3rd.

Music: “StarTom”, our own Tom McCurry, graces us with his presence and the power of his beautiful music. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Tara's fav book from Easter evening service

Lately I've been too busy to read my "not spam" spam that makes it into my inbox.  Uncharacteristically, this weekend I opened an email from Sounds True and fell in love with the book it was touting, Mary O'Malley's What's in the Way Is the Way.  

Readings from the book were a significant part of the mindfulness conversation at Sunday evening service -- if you would like to sample the first 45 pages, here's the link 
What's in the Way free sample

I'd love to know what you think.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mindfulness -- how did that get to be an Easter Sunday topic?

In case you were wondering, I chose the title for Sunday evening's dharma conversation before I realized that March 27th was Easter.  So what does mindfulness have to do Easter?

First thought, if I had been more mindful, perhaps I would have noticed Easter and had a more relevant topic.  Next thought, reflecting my Christian roots with a metaphorical twist, Easter is a time of rebirth -- mindfulness brings us alive and awake to the present moment. That works.

I'm actually going to explore a third take on Easter and mindfulness, appreciating what is, as exemplified by the young artist above.  He is focused, he is himself, he is present to what he is doing. Come to think of it, that might just touch on all three topic possibilities.  Come find out this Sunday, March 27th at 7 pm, Room 10

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

What Is Prayer & How Does It Work?

One of many exquisite paintings at Center for Spiritual Living headquarters in Golden, CO

In Science of Mind, we practice an affirmative form of prayer. Rather than asking or beseeching the Divine for something, we recognize that all that we need is already in Mind.  "Prayer is not to ask God to be God.  There is a Supreme Intelligence in the Universe, we cannot tell It anything. ... Therefore, prayer or meditation is for the purpose of becoming receptive to the Divine Influx, which already owns everything, knows everything, governs all things, and creates what we need -- if we but permit it to." [The Science of Mind, p. 565-66]

This Sunday evening, March 20th, Practitioners Maggie Cole, Jerry Huffaker and Marielle Taylor welcome your questions.  All are skilled prayer practitioners, and they are clear there are no dumb questions.

Monday, March 7, 2016

What's your experience of the Divine?

Each of us is unique, a one-of-a-kind expression of Spirit.  Our paths to experiencing the One, the Thing Itself, God, Universal Mind, That Which Cannot Be Named, are as varied as the names we use for the Divine.

In nature, as you sit quietly in meditation, talking with a friend, chanting with others in community -- how do you connect with that transcendent presence?  Come share in this conversation with Practitioner Maggie Cole Sunday, March 13,  at 7 pm in Room 10.  All are welcome.

One of my sacred places, Manzanita Lake, Mt. Lassen National Park, after an overnight snowfall.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

God Is Here -- NOW

There is nothing we need to do or be, perform or accomplish to have access to the Divine.  The indwelling Presence is as accessible as air and light.  Let us feel it, trust it, and be transformed by it.  As Ernest Holmes, founder of the Science of Mind teaching, wrote:  "The realization of the presence of God is the most powerful healing agency known to the mind of man."

Come to Sunday evening service, March 6, at 7 pm, where Maggie Cole will share ways to be more aware of, more connected to this transcendent Presence that never goes away.  Now and then we forget, don't notice. When we pay attention, miracles happen.