We may not be able to choose or to change our past experiences. But we CAN choose what aspect of them we want to remember, as long as we also remember which part we need to forget. That means, instead of dwelling on someone’s death, we can choose to remember a life well-lived. Instead of remembering the pain of illness, we can choose to remember the healing that came after, or the health that sustained us before. Instead of remembering anger and fear, we can choose to remember love.
May 17th, 2015 by cslmidtown
When we look around and see where we might be in our lives, it may not look good….. and the outlook from that point in our lives may look even worse. But there is an aspect of ourselves that is always ready to pay attention to the higher level of consciousness that is already implanted in each one of us. We’ll learn to tap into that higher level of consciousness for all areas of our lives
We learn a lot of things from our mother. Wear clean underwear. Wash behind your ears. Don’t run with scissors. But one of the greatest things we can learn from our mother is the power of having someone who believes in us when we aren’t yet able to believe in ourselves. It’s like the mother bird who knows when her babies are ready to fly, and pushes them out of the nest. No matter how frightened they are, and how much they cry and complain, out they go. And they begin to fly.”
Israel is more than a place, it is a state of consciousness, and not just a state of consciousness for the Judaic Religion, but a state of consciousness for each one of us. Hint: the consciousness is three-fold…. IS RA EL …….Come hear about your own triune nature!
Apr 26th, 2015 by cslmidtown
Do you remember in your youth when you were really HUNGRY for something? Like a new bike, or a new doll? You did all you could to make that show up in your life, whether it was to do extra chores around the house, or just be more pleasing to your parents. Well, now that we are older, we know there is a greater way to demonstrate the things in Life we want, and thank goodness, it’s not pleasing others! Come HUNGRY !
Apr 12th, 2015 by cslmidtown
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that “God enters by a private door into every individual.” Each of us can only know the God of his or her own experience. There are as many definitions of God as there are people on planet Earth. Each of us sees God in his or her own way. It is when we are open and receptive, with no preconceived ideas about sensing the presence of the Divine, that we discover we have made that inner connection with our Source. Then we find that knowing God is a simple and natural experience for us. It is in this knowing that we relax into peace and joy and perfect expression in the other relationships in our lives.
The Easter story is a glorious story, but it’s not a story about a God-man who lived and died and lived again 2000 years ago who we are supposed to worship. The story is a myth, which means it’s a sacred story meant to deliver a powerful spiritual message that, if we can understand it, will help us to live better and more meaningful lives. In other words, it’s a story about us, about what Dr. Holmes calls our Christ-consciousness. It isn't a story about a specific person; it’s about our own awakening, or should I say our re-awakening, to our Divine nature.”
When it comes to creating peace instead of war, we all want to do something meaningful and effective; we just don’t know what. Even honest and caring people can’t seem to agree on the best way to stop the fighting. As a result, we end up doing either the wrong thing, or doing nothing. And that doesn’t move us forward as a race in the direction we’re trying to go.
Mar 15th, 2015 by cslmidtown
Yes, there is an aspect of us that has never been fearful, never been scared, never doubted, but what is it that is within us the feels fear, is scared, and doubts? It is that beautiful divine/human aspect of us that we walk around daily in. , we’ll discuss how the Universe is never afraid and we shouldn't be either, while balancing it with the Kennedy Shultz quote, “Be open at the top, but don’t let your brains fall out!”.