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10 October 2019

October 2019

Cherish the Human Family

The Principle of Oneness by Russell Anthony Gibbs is this month's book.

"Everything that lives proclaims the Glory of God. Every person who exists manifests the life of God. There is One Spirit in which we live, One Mind by which we think, One Body of which we are a part and One Light that lighteth every man's pathway." ~Ernest Holmes, Sermon by the Sea at Asilomar, Saturday August 15, 1959

 

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October 6, 2019

Unity

Affirmation

My consciousness of Perfect Unity is now in alignment with Spirit.  I am One with all and all my experiences reflect this Perfect Divine Oneness. ~ Rev. G Stewart – CSL Greater Boston

Reading

There is One, and not two.  Never forget that. Anywhere in the universe, just One.  That one life is the substance of everything. It is one in unity but multiple in manifestation.  It is one substance from which an infinite variety of different things come but every one of those things is made out of the one thing.  (p. 48.2) Love and Law (2001; teachings 1918-1920)

When we are willing to lose a personal sense of responsibility; when we let go of the thought of isolation and claim a real unity with God, then we lose the personal and find the Universal.  But remember, as the greater always includes the lesser, so the Universal always includes the personal, which is a personification of Itself. (p. 454.5) The Science of Mind (1938)

o have your heart without fear is to have implicit confidence in the good, the enduring and the true.  Fear is the only thing of which to be afraid. It is not the host encamped against you, nor the confusion around you, that you need to fear; it is the lack of confidence in the good alone which should concern you.  Through inner spiritual vision you know that good alone is permanent and all else is transitory. You know that right finally dissolves everything opposed to it. The power of Spirit is supreme over every antagonist.  Therefore, you should cherish no fear, and when you neither fear nor hate, you come to understand the unity of Life. (p. 21.1) Thoughts Are Things (1967)

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October 13, 2019

The Principle of Oneness

Affirmation

“I AM connected to all life.  I Am completely dedicated to realizing and living my life purpose.  I release the need to prove to myself to anyone as I am my own self and I love it that way!” ~ Rev. Rhonda Tretsven, Senior Minister – Hemet CSL

Reading

If we think of ourselves as being separated from the Universe, we shall be limited by this thought, for it is a belief in separation from God which binds and limits. – Ernest Holmes

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger – Buddha

There is only one all pervading God. It has only one message; love all, encompass all and transcend the limits of the selfish gene. – Amit Ray

Even when tied in a thousand knots, the string is still but one – Rumi

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October 20, 2019

God and the Universe

Affirmation

“I recognize that all life, my life is of God. I feel that divine presence operate as my life pulling me into an ever-greater expression of who I am.” ~ Rev. Bobbi Becker, Senior Minister - Namaste’ CSL

Reading

“Right now, I am in Fallujah. I am in Darfur. I am on Sixty-third and Park having dinner with Ellen Barkin and Ron Perelman... Right now, I'm on Lafayette and Astor waiting to hit you up for change so I can get high. I'm taking a walk through the Rose Garden with George Bush. I'm helping Donald Rumsfeld get a good night's sleep...I was in that cave with Osama, and on that plane with Mohamed Atta...And what I want you to know is that your work has barely begun. And what I want you to trust is the efficacy of divine love if practiced consciously. And what I need you to believe is that if you hate who I love, you do not know me at all. And make no mistake, "Who I Love" is every last one. I am every last one. People ask of me: Where are you? Where are you?...Verily I ask of you to ask yourself: Where are you? Where are you?” ― Stephen Adly Guirgis, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

“You wish to be needed, to be loved, to be included in the great drama of life. This urge is in every individual. It is in everything. The Rose exists to express beauty. Roots and branch conspire with nature to give birth to blossom…There is this creative urge in everything.” ― Ernest Holmes

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

 

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October 27, 2019

Seeing Others as One

Affirmation

With an open heart, I listen to understand others. From a place of conscious compassion, I treat them the way they wish to be treated.” ~ Rev. Jeffrey Kealoha Ryan

- Spiritual Director – The Riverside Community CSL

Reading

“When you adopt the view point that there is nothing that exists that is not a part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not a part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” – Alan W. Watts