Beauty Abounds

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This Sunday, May 5th, 2013

10 AM

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

“Standing Outside the Fire”

Fire is often used as a metaphor for passion, and as we know, passion is the force behind transformation.  How often do we stand outside our passion longing for and afraid of it at the same time?  There is a power for Good and we can consistently use it, too.  The depth to which we use it is the depth to which we are willing and able to be involved with our spiritual community, our life, and ourselves.  How deeply can we accept good, and how deeply can we accept the blessings we have received?  Join Rev. Martha on Sunday as we kick off our pledge campaign, discuss our spiritual community and the power of transformation.

Music by Susan Clark

Music Director Susan Clark is joined by

Lewis Winn on guitar/bass guitar and Jay Blea on drums/percussion


The Daily Meditation 05.03.2013

Beauty Abounds

Pat Scanlon

Pat ScanlonAs we move into the abounding beauty of May, my awareness of God’s presence is heightened!  I experience God expressing in everything around me. In the beauty of flowers…I experience God.  In the smells of blossoms…I experience God. In the joy and lightness of each person I meet…I experience God.  God IS in, through and as all things!

As I know this, I also know that I am an expression of God.  I am the beauty that God is!  I am the wonder that God is!  I am the Joy and Lightness that God is! As each flower is unique, I too, am a unique, individualized expression of the Divine. As this is true for me, I know this to be true of every person on this planet.  Each of us is God expressing uniquely as US!  The wonder that is God is also the wonder of each of us.

I affirm that each of us, right now, is expressing the Love and Joy that we are.  I know that as we come in touch with our God surroundings over the next weeks that we are touched.  We are touched by the beauty in objects, both animate and inanimate.  We are touched by the wonder in nature.  We are awed by the harmony as everything unfolds in perfection.  We encounter the people in our lives and are filled with love and overflowing joy.  As we have these amazing experiences, we are reminded of the Goodness of ALL of Life!  In turn, as we experience this Goodness, we express it and touch the lives of each person we encounter in a positive way.  It’s All God…it’s all Good!  We are so blessed!

For these experiences and this awareness, I am grateful!  I am grateful for the beauty which surrounds me, I am grateful for the awe and wonder in nature, I am grateful for each amazing being I encounter.  I am grateful for this teaching.  With a grateful heart, I say Thank You!

So I let go, let God and let it BE! 

And so it is! 


Pat Scanlon is a congregant and member of the Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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