Let Spirit Take the Lead

Life is a great mystery, isn’t it? Why are we drawn to certain things and not others? What is our purpose? Why are we even here? Maybe you all know exactly why you are here but my idea of myself and my purpose is constantly unfolding for me. I love it when Spirit takes the…

Keeping Our Important promises

Today, at my step aerobics class, I introduced myself to a new member. She told the instructor that she HAD done step aerobics 15 years earlier and was very excited to try it again. Our instructor said that she hears that from most newcomers, who often come and leave part-way through the class, giving up,…

Death is Nothing At All

I believe in eternal life. That does not mean that I do not grieve when someone dies. I feel my feelings and then I remember the truth about death. Death is Nature’s way of getting rid of a body that no longer serves us. My friend, and friend to our Center, Faith Strong, made her…

Being True to the Highest Vision

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can unequivocally state that my life has sped up. Some days, it feels like I am traveling at warp speed. I can picture myself in a wind tunnel with my hair stretching behind me. (Okay, so my hair isn’t long enough to float behind me like a…

A Tribute to Fred and Pattie

In order for a spiritual community to survive, we depend on volunteers; volunteers who are committed and principled and who practice the principles in their daily lives. Fred is such a volunteer, he has the heart of service. As a matter of fact, he is the epitome of selfless service to God or SEVA. Rev.…

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…