WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR September 11, 2017
Theme for the month of September is:
LIVING IN INTEGRITY
“There is not a stream of badness and a stream of goodness, or sickness or wellness. There is only a Stream of Well-being. The question that you're wanting to ask yourself is, "In this moment, am I letting it (Well-being) in or not? Am I allowing it or am I not?"
---Abraham, Excerpted from a talk in Cleveland, OH on July 11, 2000.
And another quote, this one from J. K. Rowling, “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need in ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”
Life does not give us that which we are not prepared to receive. The Law of Mind cannot do anything for us unless it does it through us. So the perennial question asked is “How do we prepare for receiving our good?”
When we stop for a moment and take note of our circumstances, we will see many instances of false conditions—conditions crying out for attention. First instincts often kick in and we immediately fall into “fix it” mode. But gradually as we awaken, as Ernest Holmes describes in the Science of Mind text (p. 470), we learn “there is something within which remembers the real state. If one will sit in quiet contemplation of good, as an inner experience, we will experience the good which we contemplate.”
And this is only accomplished when we turn from that which is troubling, painful, frightening and instead, as Rowling said, “imagine better.” Your imagination can be fueled by uplifting words, words that are repeated until they become a mantra for good in mind, which allows that good to spill forth.
When life appears as anything less than good, strive to silence your stressful thoughts and direct your attention to the acceptance of perfect action in your experience. Slowly but surely you will find a strengthening power surging within you, a power you may now use for your own and everyone’s good.
Today I am in tune with Divine Harmony. I walk with confidence; speak with conviction. My every action has positive intent.
Rev Dotty is back from her sabbatical. If you are in need of treatment please call the Center (530-589-9719) to set up an appointment with her or one of our other practitioners. Office hours are Tues& Wed, 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Tuesday, September 12 – 6pm at The Noodle House, 189 Bird St. (the corner of Bird and Huntoon.) There is a menu under the sign-up sheet on the table.
The Krafters meet every Wednesday. Bring a lunch along with your crafting supplies; knitting, quilting, woodcarving, etc for a few hours of crafting and Fellowship. Drop in anytime that fits your schedule between 10am-2pm.
Midweek Meet-up (formerly Meditation) facilitated by Rev Pat Ballard meets every Wednesday at 3:00pm – 4:00pm. We will be exploring a variety of Meditation/Visualization techniques. On the fourth Wednesday of each month Jackie Stanfill will present her singing bowls to demonstrate how they open energy centers that can lead to body healing.
Sunday, September 17 – 10:30am: Rev Dotty Page will speak about “Enjoy Every Minute”. Special Music will be performed by Ellen Alford
The Monthly Board meeting will follow services. All members are welcome to stay.
OPEN MIC EVENINGS
For your entertainment we will host Open Mic sessions on two Thursdays, September 21 and 28. Anyone interested in performing or just enjoying the entertainment is invited to join us. Time: 7pm – 11pm Cost: $3.00 per person entrance fee. Performers sign up at the door.
PASSAGES CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
If you are providing care for someone and feel overwhelmed, frustrated or just need to talk and get advice on how to handle a particular issue please come join the group on Tuesday, September 26 at 1:30pm-3:00pm.