Our founder Dr. Holmes said, "We need not be superstitious to be spiritually minded. Spiritual mindedness is a persistent and consistent attempt to feel the Divine everywhere, and in all things, and it is the capacity not only to believe in but also to perceive, to feel, and to react to a Unitary Wholeness, in essence an Infinite Personalness, a Beauty, a Love, and I also believe, a Laughter which exists in the universe. The Ultimate Reality, spirituality is normal, natural, spontaneous, effervescent, never difficult, and never withholding."
What a great way to start off a new year! Be inspired to bring your uniqueness, awesomeness, and special presence everywhere you go. Learn steps and practical tools to having the life you want, thriving, loving, and creating something new. It's the opposite of "I'll believe it when I see it"---Dr. Patrick helps us find a way to believe it first and then we will see it become our reality.
Luke's telling of the Christmas story is a message of hope. Drawing from the work of Alexander Shaia's interpretation of this gospel, we hear Luke's voice saying, "When you think there is no turnaround, keep going."
Invoked or not, God is present.
We are about moving into leadership in a way that is powerful, that is spiritual. We are here, taking a stand, making a declaration to create a new reality, to move from resignation to new possibility. We need to learn to internalize our capacity for moving from resignation to new possibility. This is the soul experience. It is spiritual because it has to do with the human heart.
Most of us have learned from society that there is something wrong with us. We can easily become caught up in a hundred fears which constrict us and our energy. When we are consumed by our fears, we forget the universal principle of more. We are seeking to increase our capacity for responsiveness, for aliveness, for connection---we just forget how.
Those who cannot change their thoughts cannot change anything. -- George Bernard Shaw
The ones who think they are crazy enough to change the world are the ones that do. -- Steve Jobs
We are crazy enough to believe in the unitive field of oneness. We are crazy enough to believe that we are all connected.
We shift consciousness by not engaging in the language and behaviour of separateness or fear. Matt Damon said, "Please find what you can do to make a difference." Learn something, and then share it with someone else.
Today's talk centres around untying the knots that limit our magnificence and abundance.
We are enough, just as we are: There is a perfection that lives within each and every person. We don't obtain it---we reveal it. Ernest Holmes put it this way, "I am guided by the same intelligence and inspired by the same imagination which scattered the moonbeams across the waves and holds the force of nature in its grasp."
We are a community of possibility thinkers. We are powerful beyond measure, and there is nothing that we cannot become.
If we want to do a thing that is really worth doing, we must mentally grow until we are that thing which we want to see made flesh. This may take time, but we should be glad to use all of the time necessary to reach the desired outcome. -- Ernest Holmes
Inspired by the book Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Dr. Patrick speaks about the power of abundance.
Abundance is not just about finances, but about the fullness of life.
Jean Houston wrote, "We have no choice but to democratize greatness and utilize the whole continuum of human and Divine potential. The Science of Mind says this is not only possible, it is what is expected of us."
"A mind that has been stretched to a new idea will never go back to its old condition." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
In studying The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price, we realize the power of ideas as seeds in our lives. We must honour our ideas and then set a clear intention and a clear ask. We then move into living our true nature; we are only scratching the surface of what we are capable of.