Yes, I Voted!

On July 25, 2018, I was sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America with eight thousand eight hundred other immigrants. I was very moved by the experience. A federal judge spoke convincingly about the rights and responsibilities of becoming a citizen. I have been a resident in the United States since…

Setting Limits in a No Limit World

Sometimes our highest, holiest word is just two letters. “N-O.” Although it is not a positive word, “No” is a word of power. It is a word that helps bring clarity, set boundaries and produces freedom. Recently in a class I taught on Prosperity, we explored the idea that the language we use regarding our…

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

The other day after a particularly emotional week, I started to think about the movie Ghostbusters 2. It’s the one where the Ghostbusters bring the Statue of Liberty to life using green slime and the song “Your Love is Lifting Me Higher” to save New York. With all the news and stuff going on in…

What Does It Mean to Keep Your Word?

Most everyone knows that there is power in commitment. The famous quote by W.H. Murray:  “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself,…

Psychological Stages and Spiritual Stages of Life

To prepare for this Sunday’s activity on generations within our congregation,  I have been reading about the psychological stages of life and what is achieved in each stage.  What interested me the most was the suggestion that each stage had an existential question associated with it. This work was done by Erik Erikson and added to…

Did They Like Their Gifts?

What are your favorite gifts to give? Are those gifts similar to what you like to receive? During our annual commitment program, we are planning to give some gifts to our congregation. As you may know, the commitment program is a time set aside to renew our commitment to our spiritual home. That renewal involves…

The Journey Begins

“Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them.” The other night I found myself carpooling to a sacred circle in a silver sedan with Dr. Heather, Rev. Pattie, Diane Henessey and Doris Palardy. I looked around the car and felt honored to be surrounded by such…

15 Transformative Spiritual Practices

As beings on a spiritual path, we understanding that manifesting our good on the outside requires goodness and light on the inside. But, it goes beyond just positive thinking. As we learned last month, our feelings play a significant role in the effectiveness of our thinking. Recently, in talking to a member of our Center,…