Terry McBride Coming to SBCSL!
Here is a promotional video from Terry McBride, who will be appearing on September 21, 2014. More details to follow...
We celebrate the abundance of life through study, inspiration, gratitude, and service.
With open hearts and minds we participate in self-transformation for a world that works for everyone.
We have thought that outside things controlled us, when all the time we have had that within that could have changed everything and given us freedom from bondage.” –Ernest Holmes
It is interesting when we say that something happens “naturally,” we often mean that it takes place easily. “It’s only natural.” Yet, no theologian, no scientist, no poet, has fully been able to define the complexity of the atom, the brilliance of the genome, or even what causes one to move from tears to laughter. These forces that combine and transform and bring life are clearly in everything, but to enter into them is to enter into a cosmos of inner life that if not greater, is as wide and infinite as space around us. It’s only natural.
When in our own lives, change occurs—when two ideas combine to form a belief, when two hearts combine to create a bond, when our organs and our consciousness no longer work together in harmony, transformation occurs. This transformation, is natural, but it’s also incredibly complex. The best we can do in our own lives is bring mindfulness to all of those combinations and relating elements coming together in our life, and with consciousness, seek mindful transformation in our lives. Maybe then we can embrace transformation, not so much with fear or as alien, but in willingness and celebration?
All September we are having a “Transformation Celebration” at Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living. We will be looking at this thing called “transformation” and how Science of Mind is all about utilizing spiritual principles for making transformation a positive and mindful happening in our lives. Who we are as individuals are powerful, creative, inspirational beings, all this month in Sunday messages we are getting back to the roots of our inner life and how to use it.
September is also an annual celebration of our spiritual community and pledge drive. Our emphasis is on the celebration part, but there will be sharing about the good our church does and the opportunity for congregants who already give committedly to our “Jewel by the Sea” to share that commitment with us as we create a budget for 2015.
On August 18, Judy Miller made her transition. Judy celebrated her eightieth birthday this past December 31. For over twenty-five years Judy has been a part of our church, serving in all sorts of capacities from Board Member to Practitioner. In my time here, Judy was essential in helping to serve the greater community and organizations like For the Child, McGaugh elementary special education, and Interval House. She attended almost every class we offered, was a dedicated youth church volunteer, and purchased the church Christmas tree each year.
I so admired her honesty, her kindness, her forgivingness, and her humor. These qualities she represented so well remain with me, and are greater for me because of her. I also think that these qualities are characteristics of our spiritual community very much because of her as well. I know we will carry them on in her honor as well as for our own benefit.
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