Ask the Question then Listen

This month’s newsletter is a little late, mostly because I was waiting for inspiration to whisper this blog post in my ear. School ends in a couple of days. My daughter is graduating from high school. As a school librarian, my “to-do” list overflows. Stuff to do at work….stuff to do at home. Not wanting…

The Vulnerable — to protect? or to emulate?

Our theme for the month of June is “Listening to Our World.” Centers for Spiritual Living’s theme is “Protect the Vulnerable.” I like the idea of being a champion for those who cannot speak up or stand up for themselves. I always rooted for the underdogs when I used to attend sports contests. Yes, I…

Potent With Possibilities

In the May 1953 issue of the Science of Mind magazine, Raymond Charles Barker wrote: “I am not conditioned by my childhood; I am conditioned only by my present thinking. What I have been does not necessarily indicate what I should be or what I should be and shall be. I create no false glamorization…

To Our Mothers

It has been a long, long time since I lived close to my mother, but up until the year she passed, I tried my best to talk with her on Skype every day. It was important to her. When we talked, she would always tell me which of my sisters and brothers had also called.…

Seeing through the Perspective of Oneness

In reading the recommended book for the month, The I of the Storm by Gary Simmons, I was reminded about the value of perspective. In the book, Simmons suggests that when we are in conflict or worry or fear often it’s not an actual threat but the perspective we are viewing the situation from that…

Your Choice: Storm or Rainbow

Recently, I heard a popular song that has a beautiful message. The song is “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves. We have had an abundance of rain this year. It is unusual for us in Southern California. Our hills are filled with green grass and yellow mustard. It is lush and beautiful. We really needed the rain.…

Lake Arrowhead Retreat 2019

Get away from it all and gift yourself a weekend of relaxation and spiritual enlightenment. The Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley will join The Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living in hosting a retreat Memorial Day weekend. There will be enlightening speakers, wonderful meals, yoga, meditation and the peace and serenity of nature. Scroll…

Could We Start Again Please?

Have you ever wanted a “do-over”? Evidently, in golf, it is called a Mulligan. But whatever the name, the feeling is the same. For one reason or another, we see that we have made a mistake. Sometimes we begin with questioning ourselves: “Did I make the right decision?” I would really like to do this…

Our Birthright to Blossom

Mark Nepo writes: “It helps to remember how, in a field with no one watching, the smallest wildflower reaches its tiny root into a dark it doesn’t know and at the same time opens itself to a light it feels but can’t yet see. And while the flower has no choice to commit to this…