Archive for May 20th, 2012

It takes a lot to move me out the door on a Sunday morning to go to church.  As far as I’d thought, church wasn’t contained within four walls.  I live in God’s country, we all do.  I’m especially fond of the Church of the Great Blue Herons or the Church of the Mighty Redwoods.  Church is everywhere, and yes, sometimes it’s even within four walls.

I have found the most dynamic, passionate, engaging, all inclusive church at the Genesis Global Spiritual Center.  This is a Science of Mind based church steeped in Ernest Holmes and New Thought teachings, as well as ancient wisdom.  It’s brimming with God and love, foot stomping, hand clapping music and it reaches into the depths of you, culls the very best, the wholeness that you already are and always were.

The Reverend Charles Hall used to be connected with the Agape Church in Los Angeles, preaching right along side of Michael Beckwith.  We are beyond blessed to have him in our community.  If you live near enough to get there on a Sunday, you will not be disappointed.

Below are a few paraphrases from today’s service and a few comments from me.  Unless otherwise noted, they were spoken by Rev. Charles Hall.

“You are the answer to somebody’s prayer.”

This one really hit home with me today.  I have a lot more on my plate these days because I was an answering to someone’s prayer.  There have been moments where I thought I took on too much, but that little reminder today, makes every morsel of it so worth it.

“Your life is heaven having it’s way right now.”

That alone is the only daily affirmation I ever need.

“You can be on the cusp of something.  Appreciate the cusp, not the something.  Appreciate this moment now.”

“All manifestations are effect.”  Ernest Holmes

Now ponder that for a moment.  Given that all manifestations are effect, take pause the next time you or I react to something.  We are just layering more of our stuff on top of what was our stuff to begin with.  It’s futile; it’s the old childhood game of sit and spin.

“Sometimes all it takes is 20 seconds of insane courage that will change your life forever.”  that’s a paraphrase by Rev. Hall from the movie – We Bought a Zoo.

Someone is waiting for your courage, that some one is you and me.  Let’s take the leap next time we are called to do so.  You’ll know the moment has arrived, when that little niggly voice shows up that says you can’t, you better not, you’re not really capable, you shouldn’t, you couldn’t, not in a million years.  That’s why it will take “insane courage”.  You’ll have to be braver than the voices.  The voices are ancient history.  They’ve had their share of air time.  Insane courage is well beyond the confines of that old safe box.  Insane courage throws a deaf ear to the old paradigm.  Can we do it?  Hell yea, we can!  It is what we came here for, the great adventure.  Let’s go LIVE it!

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