Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living
This Sunday, November 3rd, 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.
“Keeping An Open Mind to Spirit?“
We know that things are not always what they seem. Sometimes we need more information and sometimes we already know the answer intuitively. How do we keep an open mind to ideas that may be unfamiliar to us? How do we invite a new reality into the lives we are cultivating? Please join Rev. Martha on Sunday as we explore the answers to these questions!
Susan Clark, Music Director
Susan Clark is joined by
The Daily Meditation 10.29.2013
The One Power of Universal Love
Lynn Taylor, Practitioner I Student
A day ends with a magnificent orange, magenta sunset as a factory smoke stack belches black smoke into the darkening sky. Another day begins with a mother walking through a park pushing her new born in a stroller as she passes a man sleeping on the grass under a majestic oak tree, a plastic bag holding everything he owns lying next to him. While a forest stream burbles and flows along moss covered banks, through a stand of majestic redwood trees as it starts is journey to the sea, a group of children play soccer in a dusty, vacant, inner city lot. Each of these scenes appear to describe something different and the elements within each may seem to be conflicting and separate but this is only an appearance. The Truth is that each person, place and thing is created in, through and by the one power of universal Love. This one Love while creating each person, place, and thing as a distinct and individual, flows in and surrounds each to weave one beautiful whole, indivisible and complete. Nothing exists outside of this wholeness and regardless of appearances, the beauty and peace of this one Love is always present. [break][break] I exist in the same way as the sunset; the smoke; the creek; and every man, woman and child; as a creation and the result of the one Love. I can never be separate from this Love and therefore I can never be separate from any person place or thing created by it. I am an individualized but integral part of the universe, and as such, I am the sunset and every particle of smoke. I am in the forest stream and in every man, woman and child. I am the Love that created all things. For this to be true about me, and I know it is, this must be true for anyone who reads this and all the who never see it. [break][break] Yet, as I move through my live and become enveloped in my humanness, there are times I witness the sunset, smell the smoke, experience a cool forest stream and walk through an inner city neighborhood as a separate entity observing but unconnected. It is at these times that unworthiness, judgment and fear can creep into my thoughts. These thoughts are a result of an apparent separation from my source, the one Love, nothing more and nothing less. At any time, of my choosing, I can remember who I am and reunite with this world and everything beyond, with Love. [break][break] In this knowledge, my heart swells with gratitude for all the beauty and peace, the Love, that surrounds me every moment. I am grateful for this life and every experience it provides. I give thanks for each spiritual growth spurt, whether gained through pain or passing unnoticed. And so, with childlike joy and graceful anticipation, I let my word drift into the universal unconsciousness, the fertile soil creation. And even as it flows from me, I know it is already flowing back to me complete and whole. [break]
And So It Is. [break]
Lynn Taylor is a Practitioner I Student 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…