From My Heart

A few days ago I learned that Rev. Pattie has accepted a position to be the senior minister of the Huntington Beach Center for Spiritual Living. While my heart is overjoyed for her to have this new adventure, it is a little sad too. The other night, lying in bed and trying to quiet my…

Why Resist Change?

Almost everyone wants a more abundant life, but those same people are often resistant to change. I am often one of those people. Life is change. Ever since I took my first breath, I have been changing — and so has every other person. The Science of Mind embraces the Creative Process. It is a…

Angelic Design

John Keats wrote: “Beauty is truth, truth, beauty. That is all you know on earth and all you need to know.” My recent trip to Italy included a trip to the Keats & Shelly museum, located at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. I have been a fan of the Romantic poets since I was…

New Year, New Beginnings

Who doesn’t want to have greater happiness and contentment, more fulfilling relationships and deeper feelings of peace and well-being? In her book Judgment Detox, Gabrielle Bernstein writes that we all have one problem in life and we all have the same solution.  The problem: we have separated from love.  Our solution: return to love. The…

The Light That Guides Us

As the days get shorter, and the nights feel darker, I want to increase the light around me. I have three houseplants in my kitchen window: two orchids and a cactus.  They are leaning into the light. It is natural for people to lean into the light, too. But the light that guides us, is…

Holiday Traditions

Last Monday we had our monthly ministers meeting, the other ministers take turns opening the meeting with a spiritual practice. At our last meeting, Rev. Carla led a beautiful and connecting spiritual practice. It was fun, sweet, and opened me to thinking some higher thoughts. Jenga as a Spiritual Practice She brought a Jenga game…

Start the New Year with Essential Ernest

Beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Heather will offer The Essential Ernest Holmes, a powerful, 10-week course written by Dr. Jesse Jennings and based on the book he put together. It is one of Dr. Heather’s favorite classes because students get to explore Ernest’s ideas and compare what Ernest Holmes has written…

Being Blessed By Changing Your Mind

I am a life-long learner. I like to consider myself as teachable. Sometimes I am. Have you ever had an experience that wasn’t to your liking, and then made up a story about it? Since we are meaning-making beings, it is a normal thing to do. However, if the story makes you a victim, it…