We are all Spiritual beings, having a human experience! All have walked different paths; absolutely, none alike. Our INDIVIDUAL paths have varied, immensely, from day to day; week to week! Our paths have had, and will continue to have, many ups and downs, twists and turns, obstacles and easy stretches. They cross and join the paths of others, sometimes only to separate, again! There is a Divine Purpose behind all of this; that being to RAISE US TO HIGHER UNDERSTANDING and SPIRITUAL STRENGTH! God has given us a little understood power of intuition; Spiritual GPS, one might call it to guide us on our individual journey. We can use the nudges it gives us to facilitate our journey; to make the MOST of it! Most important, we can APPRECIATE our individual paths, knowing that ALL roads–whether we see it in the moment or not–lead to the Light—the Light from which we came–Home. This week, we are invited, in the face of all seeming obstacles, to move onward and upward, to APPRECIATE, each step of the way, for it is a gift from God!
Wednesday, May 12, from 10:30 – 12 Noon, Rev. Ken Fendricks will facilitate a workshop which will delve into the nature and practice of how we think, both from Spiritual Truth and Modern Psychology points of view. Practical tools will be presented to aid you in creating an awareness of…
Our INDIVIDUAL MINDS, combined with our awareness and will, might be compared, loosely, to an automobile’s transmission; transferring the POWER OF DIVINE MIND TO THE “WHEELS” OF OUR EXPERIENCE. We, in the use of our will, choose which gear—including reverse—in which we wish to drive! Many have become so used to today’s automatic transmissions—doing the deciding FOR us, as we climb hills, slow for turns or speed up to make that light—that we couldn’t BEGIN to drive yesterday’s manual transmissions, which require constant awareness and split-second decision-making. The same might apply to our use of the power behind our thoughts! This week, we are invited to be AWARE of our chosen thoughts; their character and their intensity, and where they are leading us! It is in our CHOICE of thoughts, that we POWER our experiences. One would not drive a Maserati the same as a VW; likewise, we are invited, this week, to HONOR the MATCHLESS POWER behind our chosen thoughts; choose them wisely, and THEN, gently engage that accelerator to enjoy an exciting, happy journey, to wherever our thoughts take us!.
Why are we here, in this world? This question has puzzled mankind through the ages. The simplest answer might be, “To BE!” “But,” we say, “There HAS to be MORE!” Our own souls are constantly urging us for this mysterious “more!” To reach any goal, we must know our starting point! This involves self-reflection! We must know the tools at our disposal. We must have a vision of our goal. And, we must be WILLING to WORK toward our envisioned goal! This week, we are given some tools with the invitation to use them The greatest tool, of course, is the example that Jesus gave of the CHRIST consciousness! As we hold this model in mind, and work to make it a part of our own being, we will grow in its direction! This Sunday, Rev. Michael gives us ten steps we can use in our growth toward emotional — and spiritual — maturity! Invite these steps into your consciousness, as you would invite a friend into your own home!! Make them welcome on a day-to-day basis! Stay, always, in contact with them! And, as any true friend, they will support you in your journey toward Self-Maturity!!