Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living
This Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister
Rev. Martha surveyed the congregation to find out what topics they wanted to hear about on Sunday morning. Congregants sent in over 80 suggestions. All of the talks this fall are directly taken from the survey and dedicated to the people who come to the Sunday Service. To all of the congregants and visitors, thank you for creating a world-class spiritual community with your presence, your talent, and your treasure. You have already changed the world.
Thanksgiving: Feeding the Multitudes
Most of us think of Thanksgiving as that time when we eat plenty of turkey and all the trimmings. We are surrounded by abundance on this day but what about our thoughts and the circumstances of our lives? How do we take the limitations in our lives and express ourselves more fully and more bountifully? Join Rev. Martha on Sunday as we talk turkey and abundance!
Susan Clark, Music Director
Susan Clark is joined by
The Daily Meditation 11.20.2013
I Release my Word to the Law of Mind
Liza Kerr, RScP
It is said that wise Native American elders always made the following request when a member of their family was going to a faraway place. “If you feel like you’re distant from your souls, come back to your home and go to a sacred mountain. Stay at the mountain until you gain strength from a rock with warm sunlight, wash away the hurt and sadness of the world in a gentle-flowing stream, and the trees that wave their hands to you like a warm friend will lend you wisdom.” The Call of Sedona – Journey of the Heart, Ilchi Lee, pg. 61.
A trip this last week to Sedona has inspired this prayer. I found Sedona to be a place of spiritual connectedness and rejuvenation. The ethereal beauty of the red and white rocks, in contrast with the fall colors of green, red, orange and brown, and the deep azure sky left me speechless. I did several deep meditations here with my wonder dog Winston keeping silent vigil. On the last day I meditated on top of Cathedral Rock, feeling the power of the vortex flowing through us, then sat by the raging creek below and did another meditation releasing anything that no longer served me into the flowing waters of the creek – leaving me feeling refreshed, renewed, rejuvenated.
God is everywhere and is all things. God is omniscient, and omnipresent. As I look around me all that I see is of the essence of God; the ethereal beauty of the landscape and sky scape, the colors, the absolute perfection of it all – God. As I allow this feeling to wash over me – this true acceptance of the magnitude and magnificence of that which is God – I become aware of a deep sense of gratitude, and peace. I allow this to fill me as I empty my mind and quiet my internal reflections simply turning them over to God. As I sit in quiet acceptance Love fills my heart and a sense of complete safety and security surrounds me. I am loved, I am love. There is no separation between me and that source that I call God. I know that the outermost God and the innermost God are one and the same; always with me, always a part of me, in me, through me, as me.
Just as I know this is true for me, I know that it is also true for you. Each of us is an individualized personification of God as the one source.
I speak my Word and my Word is Law that this peace that fills me now and permeates my being is a part of me forever. The love that fills me now is a part of me forever. Nothing can diminish that. I release anything that no longer serves me knowing – ABSOLUTELY knowing that only what I need to further me on my spiritual and human journey will come to me and stay – everything else is transitory – perhaps a lesson to learn and grow from.
I am so grateful for all of the people in my life that have helped me to heal and grow. I am so grateful for my wonder dog Winston that somehow he quiets his racing heart and rambunctious soul and sits quietly by my side – just touching me while I meditate in nature – letting me know that I am safe, he is watching. I am so grateful for my love of nature and my ability to go out in it and enjoy it and the appreciation I have for it reminding me of my connection to God. Thank you God for blessing me in so many ways.
I release my Word to the Law of Mind knowing that it cannot come back to me void, knowing that this manifestation has already occurred and anchor it into place by saying AND SO IT IS!
Liza Kerr is a Practitioner at the Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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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…