Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living
This Sunday, December 22nd, 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.
“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
The Daily Meditation 12.16.2013
Form Within The Formless
Ernest Holmes, Our Founder
Our physical body is like other physical manifestations. The idea of body is an image derived from the fountain of all ideas. The form is a materialization from the Substance of all forms. All bodies are made out of the same stuff. This one stuff is an inanimate and infinite stuff, and is equally distributed in the universe — much like the modern idea of the ether of space— and IT IS THE NATURE OF THIS STUFF TO TAKE FORM! Therefore, form is entirely in the realm of effect. Form comes and goes but it is not self-knowing. Form is within the formless. Form is not an illusion, even when it is the form of disease; it then represents a false conclusion, but is as real a it is supposed to be. If the formless did not take form Spirit would never arrive at self-realization.
The Formless takes form in what we call “time.” “Time is a sequence of events in a unitary wholeness;” it is recollection, attention, and anticipation — past, present, and future — simply the measure of experience. Of course time is real, but never a thing of itself. If the Timeless did not manifest in what we call time, it would never come to self-fruition. Therefore, we have form and time, and what we call space, which is never a thing of itself but the possibility of outline. If there not such outline we would walk through each other without recognition. Form is real as form but it is not self-conscious, it is subjective to the power that created it. Forms come and go but the Power back of them is Changeless. Form is temporary but Mind is eternal.
Ernest Holmes “Science Of Mind” page 100-101.
Ernest Holmes, Our Founder and author of the “Science of Mind” and many other books.
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…