Jan. 17th, 2021 - Hold that Thought...
Dr. Ernest Holmes states that Spirit can only give the amount of good we believe we can accept. Our level of acceptance (or, “mental equivalent”) is dictated by our mostly-unconscious thoughts and beliefs. As we continue our exploration of Practical Metaphysics this month, let’s look at how “It” all works - and how we can work with it to bring the highest and best into our experience!
Jan. 10th, 2021 - The Power of You: Shaping Your Reality in Thoughts and Words
“The Power of You: Shaping Your Reality in Thoughts and Words” From good health to prosperity to relationships and our life’s work, we are powerful creators with God. We bring into manifestation that which is in potential. How can we do that consciously and for the good of all?
Jan. 3rd, 2021 - God & You: A New Intention (White Stone)
We know that there is only One Presence and One Power. We know that each of us is built around the Christ spirit that lives within us. Let’s take these fundamental principles and put them to use with our White Stone ceremony, setting the intention for the year ahead in partnership with the Divine
Dec. 27th, 2020 - Burning Bowl Ceremony
Join for our annual spiritual ritual that reminds us to release the beliefs, habits, thoughts & things that no longer serve us. Let's bless this unusual year and let it GO!
Dec. 24th, 2020 - Love Comes Down
f we look in the right places and with the “right” eyes, we will find Love all around us. Although we cannot explain the mystery of the Nativity, we can see its lasting effects in this season and all year long. Who doesn’t find their own innocence and hope in the story of the Babe? Who isn’t moved by the faith of the Magi, who came from afar only on the promise of a prophecy, bearing gifts of great value? Who doesn’t find humility and joy in the shepherds as they came to see the Mystery? Even the animals of the manger kept watch in silence over the young mother, the symbol of love and faithful obedience to Spirit.
Dec. 20th, 2020 - "... and let it begin with me."
"...And Let it Begin with Me" We’re all familiar with the words to the Peace Song, and we’ve sung it so often that we may have forgotten exactly what the words signify! It’s no accident that the song ends the way it does, putting us squarely in making Peace our individual responsibility. This year, we are more silent in so many ways as we celebrate Christmas. And silence within ourselves is the place where Peace is born. The Christmas story contains major characters that, were it not for their silent listening, would have missed the blessing of the birth of the Christ. So, the question is, how will peace begin with you?
Dec. 13th, 2020 - Joy to the World
"Joy To the World" If you are staying in more than going out this Christmas season . . . If you are shopping online instead of patronizing stores and malls . . . If you can’t quite wrap your head around this “different” kind of Christmas—-then let this carol play in your head instead, or find your favorite streaming or radio station that plays Christmas music. Because you certainly won’t get tired of hearing it over commercial speakers this year! It is more important now than ever before that we seek and embrace the little joys every day, as often as we can. Become as a little child, and sing out loud! Find wonder in everything! Even as I write this, the weather is crisp, the night sky is clear, and a glorious buttery moon is rising. That’s joyful!
Dec. 6th, 2020 - What's In Your Wallet
Talking about money can bring a rash of conflicting beliefs to the surface, especially in a “spiritual” context. But in a healthy and spiritually-based prosperity consciousness practice, we understand that giving and receiving are two sides of the same energetic “coin.” Today, we explore tools that can help us transform the beliefs that might be shutting off the flow of our good.
Nov. 29th, 2020 - Advent Begins
Yes, folks, this is a multipurpose Sunday! We begin the Advent Sundays that lead to Christmas, and our first Sunday candle is the one for Hope. Also, this seems to be a good time to offer you an opportunity to ask Rev Jill any questions you might have regarding the Bible, spiritual practices, church life, Heaven and Hell, and anything else that might have been in the back of your mind. See your newsletter for instructions and deadline to get your question thrown in the hat!
Nov. 22nd, 2020 - GAIN Resilience and Reduce Stress
In keeping with our month of gratitude, we are borrowing from a Science of Mind article by Greg Hammer, M.D. “GAIN” stands for: Gratitude, Acceptance, Intention, and Non-Judgment (which also tags onto last week’s talk about Nonresistance.) We will explore a 3-minute practice that leads to greater mindfulness, a fuller heart, and a more peaceful existence. Quality-of-life improvements often require a shift in our daily routines. This one is simple, easy to remember, and practical!