Rev. Martha Quintana, Senior Minister It Starts at the Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living

Declaring the Peace of the Mystic

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This Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

10 AM

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

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. 

“Rebirth and Christmas: Walking in the Light”

Old stories are told of how the Christ was born.  Shepherds were waiting for the news while great wise kings had followed a star to the birthplace of this special child, Jesus.  In metaphysics, the name Jesus means, “I am.”  Jesus’ birth is the same birth that takes place in us whenever we encounter the Divine.  It’s a wonderful time.  Please join Rev. Martha and the Rio Grande community as we celebrate the light in each of us.  


Susan Clark, Music Director

Susan Clark is joined by

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


The Daily Meditation 12.15.2013

Declaring the Peace of the Mystic

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

I have seen greatness in a baby’s eyes.  I have seen every form of color simply by watching the sun rise.  I have stopped in awe to watch the geese flying overhead, and just when I thought I’d seen everything an eagle flew in front of me and landed simply so I could admire her.  Each of these experiences was God in me seeing the God outside of me.  This is simply the land of the mystic; that place where God meets me and all of us. 

The Divine is always there waiting to be noticed, waiting to be seen.  Yet, It is everywhere equally present, equally known.  It is the breath that breathes me and the heart that beats me.  It is the absolute goodness of God in those delicious moments when I see It seeing me.  This is the place of the mystic, not mysterious but so much more, awe-inspiring.

In this awe-inspired moment, I affirm and declare the simple peace of God for all us.  We lay down our burdens and rest in the knowing that we are cared for now and forever.  There is never a time when we are profoundly alone.  Each of us is always accompanied by that inner light that energizes every single being in every dimension everywhere.  So I simply declare that the life I lead is already the one I have wanted.  In this recognition of my own goodness and love, I am furnished with the goodness of Love.   I am given to the passion of the moment and my own joy causes me to have a good belly laugh.  I am alive with God and good.  I am so happy about this.  I love it now and forever and always. 

I am so grateful for this joy and recognition.  I am so grateful for the Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living.  It is my community.  I am grateful for our new building and for all of the resources that have manifested. I am so happy that all I have come to see is already a part of this Center and this life.  It is a good life.  

And So It Is.  


Rev Martha Quintana is Senior Minister at the Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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