Believing in Something More

I’m a huge fan of The Crown on Netflix and binge-watched all of season three over the holidays. In a recent episode, Prince Philip realizes he has lost his faith. The character says, “It’s been more of a gradual thing: a drip, drip, drip of doubt, disaffection, disease, discomfort. … [and] compulsive over-exercising. An inability…

On Second Thought

As Science of Mind students, we know “thoughts are things;” thoughts create the very foundation that anchors our lives. In fact, the two most powerful spiritual practices prescribed are affirmative prayer and affirmations, both designed to remind ourselves, using words, how Divine we are. We also know that while our being is Divine Perfection, we…

Becoming a Blessing by Making Space

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s book, “My Grandfather’s Blessings” is opening my heart and mind. Dr. Remen writes exquisitely about the wisdom of her grandfather and her own approach to patients who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. She also writes about other doctors and how their presence, not their medical expertise, was often what…

Making Space for Meditation

Imagine living daily from that place of feeling truly “enough.” I believe it can come from meditation, the practice of acknowledging that we are greater than our culture, our judgments, and our story. I recently stumbled upon Kyle Cease. He is a former comedian who found his calling as a thought leader and wrote a…

Am I the Only One?

Tomorrow is Halloween and I don’t want to participate. Boo-hoo! Evidently the etiquette for not participating involves, turning your lights off, not answering your doorbell and leaving a note of explanation in the bowl filled with all the candy, encouraging the trick-or-treaters to help themselves. Last year was my first Halloween home. I decided to…

Mentally in the Game

Mention autumn and many people think of Friday night lights, favorite teams, tailgating, and football. As a long-time football fan, I’m right there with much of America, spending Sunday afternoons around the TV rooting for my favorite team. My husband’s favorite team is the Oakland Raiders, so in August we watched HBO’s Hard Knocks. Hard…

Trust in God But Tie Up Your Camel

Sometimes I resist life, just like everyone else. I was feeling stressed and overworked; then I reminded myself of the Truth. The truth is that when we surrender our resistance and blame, the good that surrounds us can come into our awareness. The spiritual truth is that we are immersed in and surrounded by Divine…

What Does Love Feel Like?

This past Wednesday, native American, Gene Stone presented a wonderful evening of prayers and dancing for our beloved Mother Earth. It was an amazing and soulful experience. People were asked to bring drums or rattles if they wanted. The evening began by reading The Flames of Faith. We don’t usually do that on Wednesday night,…