Don’t Go Back to Sleep

The 13th century mystic, Rumi wrote:  “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you.  Don’t go back to sleep! You must ask for what you really want.  Don’t go back to sleep! People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,   The door is round and open     Don’t go back to…

Celebrating the 50 Year History of the Center

Founded in a Sleepy Little Beach Town In 1968, Rev. Gretchen Bremmerman founded the First Church of Religious Science of San Clemente, which would later become the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley. The journey from San Clemente to San Juan Capistrano, and back to San Clemente is storied and rich. Rev. Gretchen was a…

Focus

Sometimes there are so many thoughts fighting for my attention that it is hard to FOCUS on one. A few months ago I had LASIK surgery in both eyes. During the surgery, I was instructed to keep looking straight up into the green light. I was holding my vision as steady as I could and the two…

Cleaning Out the Closets of Our Minds

In her book, You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay states that the most common false belief is that we are not good enough. She asks the readers to relax and think about the negative  messages we got from our parents. Make a list to identify them. She goes on to broaden the list to include…

Living the Life You Love

What inspires you? What motivates you to make changes in your life? Do you know what you would love in your life? This is the key! I believe that most of us want to lead happy, healthy, wealthy lives, but we may be living lives of “quiet desperation.” If that is you, you can change…

Reflections

What a year 2017 has been! It has been a year of endings for some of us, beginnings for others. I am reminded of a song, “Everything Must Change.”  If things don’t change there would be stagnation and death. Intellectually, this is not a difficult idea to grasp, but emotionally it is hard for most of…