Words of Grace
Want to know the secret of an amazing, rich, full, fun life? You already do. Everything you need to have all the wealth you need, the health you deserve, and the love you can hold is already known to you. It is innate-meaning you already knew it before you were born. Unfortunately, you got here as an Earthling and started living a life of ordinariness and have forgotten how it all works.
Fortunately, the teachings of Ernest Holmes known as Science of Mind and practiced here at Centers for Spiritual Living can remind you who you are and how to work the unbreakable Laws that govern the universe. Of course, there are lots of Laws in the universe and we are teaching only those that pertain to living a life of contentment. We teach the Truths from all the world’s religions and especially those of the master teacher, Jesus, the Christ. Don’t freak out about now if your old belief system included Jesus Christ, the martyr and the system was a bit too rigid for you. If you actually follow the teachings themselves and understand more of the layers of the teachings, the whole thing gets easier and easier to understand and be happy.
I’m working on it. I mean following the teachings. It is, as many things are, simple but not easy. First, “love one another.” Geez, that’s hard. How can I love those people who don’t think the way I do? They’re wrong of course. I must make them change their minds for me to be happy. That’s easy, isn’t it? No, it’s not. It is much easier to love them anyway, knowing they will never change their minds and I can be happy anyway.
“Know ye not that ye are gods?” Don’t be silly-I am not God. No we are not the entirety of God but we are one small part of God and therefore, since God is all there is, we are gods, and we are God’s. But how am I supposed to act if I am a god? I act as the great creator of my own life. I have unlimited power to draw on and use to create what I want with my life. Oh,yeah? How?
Well, that’s what we will be discussing for most of January. In the Science of Mind tradition, we return to the four basic foundational chapters of the Science of Mind textbook-The Thing Itself; The Way It Works; What It Does; and How To Use It.
We will also launch into the Season for Non-Violence on the last Sunday of the month. This is the commemoration of the 64 days between the assassinations of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. from January 30th to April 4th. This season we will be celebrating a different way of dealing with the difficulties and discords of life more in line with peace as a way of life instead of violence.
It will all become clear to you if you just come join me for the discourses this month.
If you really are ready to dive into a better life, join the Foundations class which begins, Sunday, January 4th from 1:00-4:00pm and continues for 10 more weeks. These are the basic teachings of SOM and you will find yourself better understanding how your life got to be the way it is now and how to change it if it isn’t currently perfect
Rev. Grace Lovejoy
Center for Spiritual Living™ Camarillo
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