Mar 9th, 2014 by cslmidtown
"There is no question that we are a problem-oriented society. Our attention is immediately drawn to what’s wrong, to what needs to be fixed. That’s what makes us so good at fixing things that are broken. But in terms of creating new things, it’s also what keeps us trapped in a narrow range of possibilities. Remember: “Whatever it is in life that receives our greatest attention, increases and expands.” As long as we focus our mental and emotional energy on the problem, we’re only going to continue creating more of the same. New creations require new thoughts."
Mar 2nd, 2014 by cslmidtown
Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon is responsible for bringing to the world the teachings of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science. As Spiritual Leader, it is his goal to help awaken humanity so that individuals can create their own personal experiences of perfect health, abundance, love, and connection to an Inner Power. These personal transformations lead to the activity of people extending peace and compassion to others.
Dr. Gordon travels the world speaking with everyone from government and religious leaders to individual seekers about ageless spiritual principles that have been passed down through millennia and synthesized in the teachings of Science of Mind by its founder, Ernest Holmes. In his travels, he demonstrates respect for the teachings of other faiths and traditions with open receptivity and understanding of diversity while celebrating the oneness of all.
Dr. Gordon was elected Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living in 2012 for a four-year term. Prior to that he held a variety of elected positions for Religious Science International, including President and Spiritual Leader. Centers for Spiritual Living was formed in 2012 when Religious Science International and United Church of Religious Science integrated into one entity dedicated to teaching greater understanding of spiritual laws and meaningful spiritual practices.
Dr. Kenn Gordon also serves on the Leadership Council for the Association of Global New Thought, an organization whose vision is "to consciously bring forth the evolving human and an awakened world through the practice of universal spiritual principles and the energy of unconditional love". He continues to serve with his wife, Rev. Dr. Deborah Gordon, as senior co-pastor of the Centre for Spiritual Living in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Feb 23rd, 2014 by cslmidtown
The social and political process we're going through right now should not just be about "avoiding war." That's a laudable goal, but we need to be more assertive than that. Our energy should be spent creating a consciousness of peace in our own mind and heart, and seeing that same consciousness as potentially present in the mind of every other person, everywhere. It's not just about "not fighting"; it's about not judging each other for either our beliefs or our mistakes. It's about learning to disagree with each other respectfully, whether it's at home, at work, or at the United Nations. It's about continuous honest and open and respectful dialogue, instead of a constant pattern of lies and manipulation, or accusations and threats."
Feb 17th, 2014 by cslmidtown
It's easy to Love on Valentine's Day, with all the flowers and the candy and the dining out..... But it's AFTER Valentine's Day that we seem to not know how to Love as easily as before Valentine's Day. It seems harder to find, it seems harder to come by, it seems like there is just not enough of it to go around.... But when you understand what TRUE LOVE is you find it everywhere, it comes easily and effortlessly, and there is more than enough to go around. So what is TRUE LOVE? Come and find out on Sunday.
Feb 9th, 2014 by cslmidtown
"People will continually come and go in our life, in all sorts of different ways. Some of them drift away, some of them storm out the door, some of them die; there’s nothing we can do about it. It is never the purpose of love to hold people to us forever. All we can do is to love them while they’re here, and to let that love live on when they’re gone. Love is what brings us together, and if we’re very fortunate, it may even keep us together for a long time. It may not be our decision whether someone stays or goes in our life, but it’s always our decision whether our love for them stays or goes. In that way, love is always a choice."
Feb 2nd, 2014 by cslmidtown
As we move from the great Basics of the Science of Mind into their application, I will review The Thing Itself, The Way It Works, andWhat It Does by showing what blocks we may have about a greater understanding of God, a greater understanding of ourselves, and how everything is made new. Come see what you are doing with your Abundant Acre, or NOT!
To accompany this week's talk is the link to the Youtube of Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats
Jan 26th, 2014 by cslmidtown
"It's important to remember that just knowing these principles, as powerful and exciting as they are, doesn't change anything in the world around us. Of course, it’s an important first step. It changes the way we look at the world, which is definitely a good thing. But to be really effective in changing our life experience, this knowledge has to be put to good use. If we can’t figure out how to use what we have learned, to get this Power to do what it does, so we can create a better life for ourselves and a better world for everybody, everywhere, from here on out, then there isn't much point in wasting our time learning about it."
Jan 19th, 2014 by cslmidtown
"This teaching, this philosophy, this way of seeing the world, is not about fixing problems....it’s about seeing new and greater possibilities that already exist, and then putting them into place. This Power really has too much sense to try and fix something that isn’t working. That’s the nice thing about being a Perfect Intelligence; it's smart enough not to waste time on stupid things. God never wastes time. It simply goes about doing what it does, which is creating all things new."
Jan 13th, 2014 by cslmidtown
"Spiritually, we are all perfect. But spiritual perfection doesn’t mean that we don’t make mistakes. It means that we can consciously use our god-given intelligence to learn from our mistakes and not to repeat them. Emerson said, “We lie in the lap of immense intelligence and are organs of Its activity and receivers of its truth.” That means we aren’t helpless tools, or mindless instruments following God's orders; we are ORGANS of its activity. We carry out the business of creation by using the same Mind that created everything. In fact, this Divine Intelligence is NOT just something we use, it is NOT just something we have; it is what we are."
Jan 6th, 2014 by cslmidtown
"The Truth is, this Power can only do for us what we allow it to do. And what we allow it to do is limited by what we believe it can do, and what we believe we deserve. In other words, if our idea of God is limited, like the image we believed in as children, then our life will also be limited, because the life we live can never be greater than the kind of God we believe in. However, if we believe that God is Infinite Mind --- if we believe that It is Life, Love, Light, Peace, Power, Beauty and Joy, and if we believe that it is Pure Consciousness, endlessly evolving in the world IN, AS, and THROUGH us --- that gives us a whole lot more room to grow."