Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
9 AM and 11 AM
“Life is Creative”
Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister
Our western spiritual thought presupposes that we are created as individuals and we are here to have our individual experiences. As individuals imbued with the energy of the Creator, we each have the ability to create our lives in a way that interest us. However, what happens when we aren’t interested in what we are creating any longer? How do we shift the tide? Join Rev. Martha on Sunday as we shimmy, shift, and create!
Susan Clark, Music Director
Susan Clark is joined by
The Daily Prayer 10.25.2014
“The Seed of Perfection Is Hidden Within”
Ernest Holmes, Our Founder
This Original Life is Infinite. It is good. It is filled with peace. It is of the essence of purity. It is the ultimate of intelligence. It is power. It is Law. It is Life. It is in us. In that inner sanctuary of our own nature, hidden perhaps from objective gaze, “nestles the seed, perfection.”
In our ignorance of the truth, we have misused the highest power we possess. And so great is this power—so complete is our freedom in it, so absolute the domain of law through it—that the misuse of this power has brought upon us the very conditions from which we suffer. We are bound because we are first free; the power which appears to bind us is the only power in the universe which can free us. This is why Jesus summed up His whole philosophy in this simple statement: “It is done unto you as you believe.” The great Teacher looked so deeply into Nature, that She revealed Her fundamental simplicity to him. That “believe” and that “as” symbolize heaven and hell. And so we suffer, not because suffering is imposed upon us, but because we are ignorant of our true nature.
Spirit Works for Us by Working Through Us
The Thing, then, works for us by working through us and is us, always. It cannot work for us in any other way. It spreads Itself over the whole universe and shouts at us from every angle, but It can become power to us ONLY WHEN WE RECOGNIZE IT AS POWER.
We cannot recognize that It is, while we are believing that It is not. Hence, it is written: “they … entered not in because of unbelief.” (Heb. 4:6) We may enter in because of our belief, but we cannot enter while there is unbelief. Here we come to a house divided against itself. If we say we can only experience a little good, then we shall experience but a little good. But, if we say, with Emerson, “There is no great and no small to the soul that maketh all,” then we may experience a greater good because we have conceived it.
Therefore, our belief sets the limit to our demonstration of a Principle which, of Itself, is without limit. It is ready to fill everything, because It is Infinite. So, it is not a question of Its willingness, nor of Its ability. It is entirely a question of our own receptivity.
Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 37). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.
Ernest Holmes, Founder of Religious Science and author of many books, including “The Science of Mind“
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What We Teach
We teach the Science of Mind, which is the study of Life and the nature of the laws of thought; the idea that we live in a Spiritual Universe; that God or Spirit is in, through, around us; and that this Presence is a loving source of all Good.
Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living
VISION Connecting Community Through Spirit!
MISSION We recognize that an inherent desire in every individual is to realize the person God intended us to be. As we realize our true God selves, the greatest gift we can give another is to support him or her in becoming that God person too.
Most important, every man, woman and child who lives in the Universe is significant to the Creator. Our doors will forever be open to all…