We are created in substance, formed by substance, and unceasingly supported by substance. There is an all-ness in every illness and an all-sufficiency with every experience of lack to fully express, to fully expand, to allow the opulent universe to fill our heart.
No greater good can come to us than to know that the power within us is the power to live, to strive, and the power to create. -- Ernest Holmes
Aligning. When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience before her and enters into her own image. -- Meister Eckhart
In this week's talk, Dr. Patrick speaks about the willingness to expand, greatness, and moving from the impossible to the possible.
Are we willing to expand? As the Universe brings us choices and experiences, it is a call to expand in our skills, compassion, and awareness.
We were born to win. But to be a winner, we must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win! -- Zig Ziglar
We may minimize fear, limitation, self-loathing, and hatred, and then let love abound.
Greatness is for us. Each one of us can find greatness.
It's all about thinking, feeling, and acting. Are we bringing in what we long to experience or are we repelling it?
Money traces us according to how we are feeling. Debt leads to more debt. It is spinning in our patterns of thinking. Not enough. Hard to get. Suffering. An image of ourselves as not enough leads to an experience in our lives as "not enough", in particular with money and finances. In other words, the Universe says "yes" to our sense of worthiness.
Our hearts long for the sacred. Mother's Day is about giving birth. What are we giving birth to this day?
Cicero taught the six habits of thinking that keep us prisoners of ever-shrinking living. We get attached to our stories and it creates the life we have. The first illusion is that personal gain is made up of crushing others, which arises out of a fear of scarcity and death. But what is unlimited is compassion, worth, and acceptance.
God is not interested in what we believe. God does not require our belief---God is interested in what we experience.
Religion is the sign post to God. Religion is the path, but not the main point.
Stepping into the flow requires our consent. Connected is an organizational principle of the universe. So we already belong in the sacred circle. The only thing keeping us out is our own self.
This week, guest speaker Dr. Pat Campbell talks on Thriving Through Metamorphosis.
Organizations such as ours commonly have vision and mission statements. To have a personal vision statement is to have a mental equivalent of how we want our life to look and how we want our life to work.
To grow. This is the simple vision and mission of the entire Universe. The Universe's vision and mission is to grow. So for us, Nature will not let us stay in one place too long. Nature demands the change in order that we may advance.
A belief is what we choose to be like. For example, we can accept that evil exists in the world, but we choose not to believe in it.
We choose to live a life by intention, aligning ourselves to the Divine Flow of life. We trust our inner guidance. We welcome the challenges. We are all here, and we are meant to succeed.
To answer the call of our own lives is so important. We may live in our intellect but are reminded to live in our intuition as well.
Perfectionism prevents us from playing in the discovery of our own passions. It holds us back. But mercy is about having a kindness and forgiveness of self and others, to set ourselves free and to allow us to move forward.
We need to remember to play. All of our gifts are interrelated. We already have within us what we need. If we listen and then take action to move forward, that's all we need to do.
April's theme is "Harmony with Oneself", and this week's talk is about the discovery of one's passions.
We don't choose our wildest dream---it chooses us. Our dreams point us towards our natural environment. And when we're not using our deeper gifts, we find ways to distract ourselves.
We long to connect with our potentiality, with the vibrancy that's seeking expression.
Living from our calling, we become fully alive.
Regardless of the obstacles in our lives, what do we long to be about right now?
In celebrating the emergence of the Cosmic Christ, Dr. Patrick examines the principle of Order to Chaos. The idea of the chaordic (chaos and order) is that under all the discord and chaos is an emerging order.
This is what Jesus modelled for us: "It's not what you do to me---It's how I respond to it." Jesus went out into the desert for a long time to re-tool his own consciousness. He was "mind fasting". This is embracing the mind in a way that it cannot control us. It is working with the mind so that eventually we decide what our mindset is.