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Weekly talks given by Rev. Patrick for free download

We are a spiritual community that blesses all teachings and all spiritual teachers. We know that there is no wrong way to worship, whether it be lighting a candle, facing the east, burning incense, repeating a mantra, lighting a menorah, or offering prayer. We respect all the ways there are to draw closer to Spirit, for even though there may appear to be great differences in the path, the destination is the same.

As an expression of our community, the Spiritual Living Podcast offers you weekly messages on the principles and practice of spiritual living, delivered by Rev. Patrick Cameron and various guest speakers.

Each talk may be downloaded from this page by clicking the links that follow. Or you may choose to subscribe to this podcast and have each new talk downloaded automatically to your iPod or mp3 player.

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Planting Seeds of Growth

This week, Stacey Berger inspires us to look at how we are planting the seeds of our dreams. Often, we can hold onto a dream so tightly that we choke it. Instead, we should hold onto our dreams with an open hand. Sometimes, when we plant a seed, we start digging it up prematurely. We don't give it a chance to grow. So having more patience and faith in the unfolding of our dreams is needed. Other times, we allow fear to overtake us. So how do we go from fear to love? Everything is energy. That means emotions are energy too, and emotions need to move. They want to be expressed.

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The Soulful Experience

The journey of the soul is the experience of the mystery of life. What is it that cracks us open? That allows us to have a soulful experience? Do we know where we are going? What our purpose might ultimately be? It is our task as a human being to find out. We can only find it by becoming deeply connected to our own soul.

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The Myths that Shape Us

We begin the study of Panache Desai's book Discovering Your Soul Signature. The first seven areas of discovery are fear, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, self-judgement, and patterns. Although we may not want to look at some of those, understanding them leads to our growth.

What is our soul? Our soul is the I AM. Our soul can inform our thoughts, but if we never let it do that, we are building our life on our egoic nature, with no foundation.

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Extraordinary Results

We experience extraordinary results in our lives when we focus on one thing. What's the one thing we can do, such that by doing it, everything else will become easier or unnecessary?

Gary Keller, the author of The One Thing, says, "People do not decide their futures. They decide their habits and their habits decide their futures." Our purpose informs our priorities and our priorities inform our productivity. Successful people are highly productive, in harmony with their priorities and purpose.

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Non-Attachment: The Real Secret to Manifestation

Buddha said, "Non-attachment is the philosophy of my life." The only way to end suffering is through non-attachment. The only way to be truly free is through non-attachment to any kind of results in the outer world.

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If in our heart we still cling to anything---anger, anxiety, or possessions---we cannot be free. -- Thich Nhat Hanh

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If You Chase Two Rabbits...

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. Sometimes we can do the same with spiritual practices---we try to take on too much. Go small---we should ignore all the things we could do and do what we should do.

Big success comes when we do a few things really well. What's the one thing for us? What are we passionate about? It's about taking what we have been offered uniquely and giving it to the world.

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A Bigger Story

We can all become visionaries. Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of hope. -- Victoria Safford

We choose our life experience. With our access to history, and possessing knowledge of our history in almost every field, with our vast library of scientific knowledge and understanding, we have a great foundation to launch from, where we can consciously decide what kind of world to create. We are the "co" with the Creator. We are co-creators with the Divine.

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The Power of Surrender

We are all addicted to something, and that something is our own pattern of thinking. We all start out with a construct, a container, that we are given as we grow up. As we mature, we deconstruct our beliefs and then reconstruct them.

We suffer to get well; powerlessness is where we start. We come to Spirit by doing it wrong. This is how we are cracked open, and how we break free from our ego. With our ego in charge, we would rather be ruined than changed.

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