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Personally, I find it very refreshing to be dealing with a Power that’s both understandable and predictable. I like being connected with a Power that I know will work with me the same way that I work with it. I like not wondering what kind of a mood God is in today. I’m glad to know that God is never too busy. In the Introduction to the Science of Mind, Dr. Holmes calls God “The Thing Itself.” As far as I’m concerned, I don’t care what we call it, as long as I know what to expect. I like knowing that it always listens, it doesn’t make mistakes, it never goes on trips, and it never sleeps. As fathers go, that’s a very compelling package.


AFFIRMATION:God is neither man nor woman, neither Father nor Mother. God is the ability to honor other people, the intelligence to learn right from wrong, and the joy of family and friendship. God is the ultimate power but it has no need to prove itself. As the power of Love, it is able to heal any separation, to restore any loss and to fill any void. I honor the presence of God in every person as both the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine in perfect balance. ~Rev. Paul Gonyea
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Brief thoughts about our consciousness as Religious Scientists and how we can consider our consciousness around events such as Orlando this past week.

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Many of us use hope to keep us from experiencing the logical consequences of our choices and actions, and that’s where it causes us problems. We look at an experience in the physical world, as it appears right now and we compare it to the way we wish things actually were. But instead of seeing the disparity between what we’re experiencing and what we want, and changing our belief, or changing our expectation, or changing our behavior, we start hoping harder and harder that something different is going to happen. We hope that things will change on their own, without our having to do anything different.

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Once we learn to intentionally choose the pace, the depth and the quality of our life, the achievement part comes easy. But instead, what most of us do is keep searching for the direction we think we want to go, or the direction we think we're supposed to go, and then allow the direction we choose to dictate our life. That's why we end up pursuing a certain career for example, or a financial goal, or even a certain person for a relationship, and when we finally get there we're only happy for a very short period of time.

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A man by the name of Sir James Barrie once wrote, ‘God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.’ That’s a beautiful way of saying that a clear and balanced memory allows us to remember all the wonderful and beautiful experiences we had in the past. Even better, it allows us to remember what it’s like to be happy and healthy and prosperous and loving. This is exceptionally important during those periods in our life when we might have lost sight of these things, when our life doesn’t seem to be going so well.

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“It’s not unusual for us to fear the unknown; it’s just something we seem to do. But if we start looking at Life as a never-ending continuum, or if we start to look at Death as just another part of Life, as simply another step on a never-ending journey, there’s a good chance that something wonderful will happen. Not only will we begin thinking about death in a better, healthier and less threatening way. There’s a very good chance we’ll start looking at our present life in a better way, too.”

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Join Licensed Practitioner and Life Coach Greta Counts to learn how to navigate the winds of change in your life!  “As human beings, we are creatures of habit and often find comfort in the routine of life or what’s familiar to us until something happens that causes us to face the inevitable…the need for conscious CHANGE.  As polymorphic beings we are always changing but often we are unaware.  What we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”

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“The image of a woman carrying a child to term is, when you think about it, a picture-perfect physical analogy of something we all do many, many times during our lives. And that is the way in which we give birth to ideas that change the way we live. In one respect, we’re all mothers, in the way that we conceive, nurture, and give birth to ideas that have the potential to grow and grow and grow, first inside of us and then outside of us, until they become so completely intertwined with our physical experience that they make our life almost unrecognizable from what it was before.”

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"Many people are confused when they hear on Sunday that God is Love, and that this Power only wants the best for us, and then they look out and see all the pain and suffering that seems to be everywhere. It's especially difficult when they themselves or someone they love are suffering great physical or emotional pain, for no apparent reason. It makes us ask some very difficult questions. And though we all try to find an answer that makes sense to us, sometimes the answers we latch onto only make the situation worse." 

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“Even when we’re in extremely painful circumstances — even when we’re living in an unhealthy or unhappy relationship; even when we’re working at a job we seriously dislike, with people who treat us badly; even when we’re suffering from a physical ailment or disability we’ve had for years — we aren’t always ready to do what we need to do to let it go. We may not like what’s going on. We may tell everybody we know that we’re unhappy and we want a change. But far too often, we still aren’t willing to say — in our heart of hearts, with complete conviction, with total and unconditional faith in the Law of Life — we still aren’t willing to say, “OK, God; I’m ready. Let’s do it.” For some strange reason, it’s hard for us to do.”

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