Armageddon

Consciousness Man in Light

“The degree to which your Consciousness expands, is the degree to which you understand yourself and the universe.”
– Gina Charles

Dear Friends,
The word “Armageddon” keeps coming to me, and I keep trying to avoid the many meanings tied to it. Personally I do not believe in the Armageddon where we all blow up on earth or God snaps a lightning bolt and we all die, or some of us leave and others stay..  I am coming to believe in an Armageddon of Consciousness.   Another idea for Armageddon may be the ‘day of reckoning.’ The Bible is a beautiful sacred book filled with mystery, miracles, religious beliefs, callings, healings, and  journeys of people. Some read it literally, some read it metaphorically.  However you read and believe it, it is still a journey of consciousness.
Today, we are creating our own personal book of life filled with our journey of consciousness, mystery, miracles, healings, beliefs and callings. As we look back on our secular history we can see the slow struggle we have had to rise in consciousness and accept the dignity and equality  of all men and women, no matter what race, gender, faith, creed etc.  And yet, some  seem to be taking some steps backwards in their journey of conscientiousness and book of life.  WE as CONSCIOUSNESS, DIVINE ENERGY, SPARKS of GOD must remain in HIGH MINDS and HEARTS especially during this political season and world times.  It truly is an Armageddon of Consciousness.
Where will you stand?
Will you remember GOD loves ALL Creation?   We are here as spiritual warriors, not to make war, but to send out vibrations of love.  As we do so, ALL will feel the strength, the wisdom, the compassion, the kindness, for the Consciousness of GOOD and LOVE are All powerful over anything unlike itself.
Look deep within and let go of anything, any thought, any words that may be harmful, hurtful to any person, place or thing. Do your own reckoning of life.
We are all connected as ONE. When we hug ourselves, the whole body feels good.
Let us send Love and Hug All people so the whole world feels good.
Imagine a world…. where LOVE Reigns!

Earth with Heart Shapes
Love, Hugs and Hearts,
Abigail and Steve

Contentment Consciousness

KITE FlyingYou will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity.
Let out a little more string on your kite.
Alan Cohen
(April Science of Mind Magazine)

How many times have you asked God, “What am I to do today?  What is my purpose?  How can I serve better, do more, contribute higher etc.?”  I know I am always asking how to serve and do more.  When I read a passage from the Science of Mind magazine Daily Guides, I resonated with the April 25th, 2016 “Energy of Fun.”  written by Rev. Jane Beach.  She wrote,
” If you spend the day blissed-out with your nose in a good book your pet curled up beside you, you contribute peace, joy and serenity to the universe. Remember, you don’t have to be doing something “constructive” to contribute – the vibration of your contented energy is a blessing. Giving yourself permission to just BE is a gift you give to the world.”
Does that ring a bell,  & create an Aha moment for you?
We can do just as much to raise the consciousness of the world by being contented, quiet, slowed down and doing something fun, and easy.  That is a powerful energy to emanate.  Our pets, our mechanical gadgets, the day’s flow and even the weather will respond to it. Whenever you have that feeling of needing to do more, STOP and just BE. Take time to play, find joy, read, dance, sing  and do whatever makes you happy.  The world will  appreciate  your contribution of contented energy!
Blessings and Bliss

Faith in Action

Dear Friends,
There are times when you need to put your FAITH in ACTION.  Last week Revs. Drs. Abigail and Steve joined in the annual foot washing  on Holy Thursday at the San Diego Civic Center.   We, along with many leaders from many faith traditions came to support the women janitors who clean the buildings in San Diego. We listened to their stories and gently washed their feet.  It was a humbling and beautiful experience.
Please read what Christi Bohan of Pax Christi Catholic Non-violent Peacemakers wrote;
“On Holy Thursday this past week, we participated in the march and foot washing of our San Diego janitors to support an increase wage, and to stop the sexual harassment, exploitation, and rape of female janitors. It was a very powerful and emotional march as one of the janitors carrying a huge wooden cross led us on a walk in downtown San Diego during the lunch time hour as us, the walkers, sang “Here we are Lord” and “Amazing Grace.” The police cleared one side of the road as onlookers stopped to see what was going on as we sang and held signs to support our janitors. We walked a few blocks to the Civic Center Plaza where we heard personal stories of the janitors plight. Various religious leaders shared their thoughts and gave their blessings. Bishop McElroy and two other Bishops from other faiths also were present and talked about their solidarity with the janitors. A major Muslim leader, Imam Taha Hassane, got huge applause when he shared “I want to be caught doing social justice” referring to one of the comments from one of the presidential candidates insinuating Muslims don’t do their part in promoting social justice. Bishop McElroy made a point to acknowledge the tragedy in Belgium to this Muslim leader. One of the signs we held at the march said, “All religions want justice.” To wrap up the talks, the religious leaders and others who wanted to could wash the feet of the janitors and those that wanted their feet wash. It was a great way to see in action what Jesus did for us and how he wants us to serve each other.”
Here are a few photos.

 

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KINDNESS WEEK

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Dear Friends,

I heard on the news this is “Acts of Kindness Week.”

Many schools and children in the San Diego area are truly embracing this declaration.  As I was reading the “Science of Mind” magazine this morning it too was referring to “Small Courtesies” and small kindnesses.  It said “small kindnesses should be routine…a frequent behavior.” Practicing kindness embraces ONENESS. Kindness is the energy of LIFE sharing and being as ONE entity. I am ONE with you and you are ONE with me.  When we forget this truth and our alignment with the ONE GOD, One Life, One Mind, we tend to forget to Live a life of Kindness, compassion. Being in service is taking the time to be mindful of our brothers and sisters in need. As part of my morning spiritual practice I will include this affirmation;

Today I will mindfully do One Act of Kindness.

I know what goes around comes around so I am expecting an absolutely Glorious day filled with joy and happiness!

And so it is….

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Happy Thanksgiving

.gratitude-girlGratitude is not only a virtue but it also is part of a practical philosophy of daily life.  There is no wiser way of living than to remember every morning what Life has given us, and to lift up our thought in thankfulness for every bounty we possess.
-Ernest Holmes.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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November 24, 2015
At this time, when so many  unhappy, sad and shocking events are happening around the world, let us take time every day and many times during the day to give thanks to our Creator for our life, our freedom and our creative minds which can see a world full of love, joy and peace. Let us move past the barriers of appearances and continue to ALWAYS Know the TRUTH of our being and every ones. We are children of the most HIGH GOD. We are all created from the Divine Source. We all have God’s DNA in us. What is true for one is true for all.  When we know the truth, see the truth, feel the truth, the vibrational energy widely spreads across time and space, countries, continents and every person, animal, thing on earth.   YES, what we feel and think is that important in the universe!  LOVE is the healing , vibrational energy of  The ONE.
All there is, is GOD, therefore, ALL there is is LOVE. All there is, is ONE.
Let us know our ONENESS as God, Life and All there is.
GIVE THANKS,  BE HAPPY!

 

The 4 C’s

cleanDear Friends,

On my walk this morning I was divinely guided to come back home and begin CLEANING!  I love the 4 C’sCleaning Clears Consciousness & Clutter!
I find when I begin cleaning and clearing out the garage, other areas that need attending follow, like closets, and cabinets under sinks.  It is a wonderful time to Free the mind from normal activities and enjoy the freedom of giving things away, either to the library, Goodwill or the hungry gray trashbin! 🙂  I also find thoughts come up to reflect on and then let go. The same with cleaning out “items,’ we let go of what no longer serves us and we make way for new good in our lives! What a refreshing way to clean!
Today a NEW idea came to mind for me to look at, and think about.  This new thought was really not new, but I felt it at a deeper level.  I was feeling my Spirit think, and reflect, as I envisioned my brain. I am grateful for my brain and yet my spirit, my consciousness is alive and well with or without my body brain.  My Consciousness is Spirit and is the one doing the thinking, the work, the Being.  I blessed my body as the container for my True Self.  I felt  “At Home” in my Spirit Self.
All that, from cleaning the garage!  It was a profound experience, one I am not telling very well.  Some experiences cannot be explained, just felt.
Are you ready for something NEW?  Allow the
4 C’s to flow. Cleaning Clears Consciousness & Clutter.
Be Free!4Cs

Release the “Button Pushers.”

“Everybody has a hot button. Who is pushing yours? While you probably cannot control that person, you CAN control the way you react to them.”
-Unknown

'Maybe if your buttons weren't so big, Mel, people wouldn't be so inclined to push them!'

Dear Friends,

What brings PEACE to your soul?  This Wednesday, August 5th from 2-3:30pm we will have our “Prayers for Self Peace” and Labyrinth Walk.  Please go to the Events button on this newsletter and click AFC.

We will talk about :
5  Key Ways to create Self Peace in your life.
One of those ways is “Releasing those who Push Your Buttons.”
We have all met someone who just makes the hair on our neck stand on end. Who is that person for you?  When we know our spiritual purpose is to Love more, Forgive more and Find the God within all people, places and things, who is not to say, that “PYB” person isn’t here to be your teacher to help you do just those things. On a soul level he or she wants you to see  him or her from a higher perspective. There is a greater purpose happening and we need to view it as God views it. Not only will you be releasing your negative feelings about the person, you will be releasing any form of victim hood in your relationship with him or her. When you do that, you are living from your Higher Self. Living this way  brings both Peace and Freedom in your life.

As you Walk the Labyrinth, take the person with you in mind and heart to the center. This is the symbol for the center of your Soul, your God Self, your Spirit. Discover the message from the Divine and walk out with a renewed, restored, revived love, joy and peace at heart regarding this person and yourself.

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Just Start Walking…

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Just start walking and the way will be made known.”
-Swami Chinmayananda (5.8.1916 – 8.3.1993)
Founder of the Chinmaya Missions

Steve and I had the privilege of attending the movie documentary, “On a Quest” the life story of Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of the Chinmaya Missions located all over the world. One mission is here in Poway, CA. We loved learning about this amazing man.  He went from being a social activist to being an atheist, and then finding the right teacher and his true path.  Every step of the way he sought greater truths to learn and live by,
The quote above came from the movie. What a truth affirmation!  Whatever we want to do, or find our purpose  all we need to do is take the first step. Our heart, our intentions  go before us.  The way becomes clear when we make the first move, take an affirmative action, and just start walking.
What is your passion?  What is your purpose?
Today, what is the ONE thing you can do to move you forward towards it?

Do it, Be it, Live it!
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February is Black History Month

Black AmericansWe would like to honor our African American brothers and sisters during the Black History month of February.   We have all been blessed by the many talented, skilled, intelligent  athletes, authors, civil rights leaders, activists, entertainers, inventors, scientists, educators, politicians, lawyers, government leaders, singers and musicians. It was a mile stone in High Consciousness U.S. history for us to elect an African American President, Barrack Obama.  Walls and barriers are coming down!
http://history1900s.about.com/od/people/tp/famousafricanamericans.htm

The whole idea of anyone being biased or prejudiced against any person whose skin color is a shade different seems ludicrous.  We all came from the ONE GOD so we are all connected at the CORE of our being. Science has proven skin color in the genes is only different by a minimal .1 percent. Different shades only increase the beauty in diversity as the colors in a flower garden.

Amazing Grace
“At Carnegie Hall, gospel singer, Wintley Phipps delivers perhaps the most powerful rendition of “Amazing Grace” ever recorded.  He says, “A lot of people don’t realize that just about all Negro spirituals are written on the black notes of the piano. Probably the most famous on this slave scale was written by John Newton, who used to be the captain of a slave ship, and many believe he heard this melody that sounds very much like  a West African sorrow chant.  And it has a haunting, plaintive quality to it that reaches past your arrogance, past your pride, and it speaks to that part of you that’s in bondage.  We feel it. It’s just one of the most amazing melodies in all of human history.”  After sharing the noteworthy history of the song Mr. Phipps delivers a stirring performance that bring the audience to its feet!”
Watch and enjoy this amazing video
http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=1312