The OTHER DAY I POSTED This tweet:
“Life responds to me in delightful ways”
A friend re-tweeted it with this addition:
“How long has it been since you held the sensation of delight?”
Delight is defined in my dictionary as “a high degree of gratification … and … the power of affording pleasure.
How long has it been?
Many of us pride ourselves on how busy we are. If we’re not busy, we feel like there’s something wrong, or missing. Yet…Continue
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My last Friday Message from Baltimore ..
Ok, it’s Saturday – my laptop is set up on a TV tray. I am surrounded by boxes and paper and bits and pieces that didn’t go on the truck yesterday. It started out as a sad morning as I found myself making food for 3 cats when I now only have two. Beautiful Bella is gone. As I said my final goodbye to Bella, I also got a very clear realization that this was the end of Baltimore. She came into my life just a few months after I got…
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During this season I venture out among the shoppers to take the pulse of the collective consciousness. I do this by looking at the colors and decorations adorning our malls and stores, and talking to sales people and shoppers.
This year, the word I’d use to describe the theme of the decorations is ‘classic.’ The dictionary defines this as “judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.”
Everywhere I went the main…Continue
Added by revangelica on December 14, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
Yesterday a great man died who spent most of his life working for freedom. Today I watched a video from Mary Morrisey where she recounted her meeting with Nelson Mandela. She had asked him how he’d gone from being an angry young man to one who was known for promoting peace. He told her he had to make a decision, and then honor that decision, one moment at a time.
Dr. Holmes writes in the Science of Mind “The one who wishes to demonstrate some particular good must become…Continue
Added by revangelica on December 7, 2013 at 2:19am — No Comments
This week has been amazing. One of my dearest dreams has been fulfilled. I have in my possession the first copy of my first book!
It’s brought up many memories. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I remembered writing a story in 3rd grade about a rabbit that the nuns praised me for – which made me write another story about a young girl having a visitation of Mother Mary. The nuns loved it so much I got to read it to other classes – including the high school ones! I…Continue
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After months of…
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My Mother taught me how to read before I was in school, and had an excellent library of old books, probably from her childhood. One of the books I read was Pollyanna, which gave me the first survival method I learned as a child. Pollyanna had many things happen in her life, and not all were good - just like me. Her Father had taught her "The Glad Game" before he died, which helped her cope…Continue
Added by revangelica on November 3, 2012 at 3:29am — No Comments
To desert the Truth in the hour of need is to show that we never understood the Truth.
Ernest Holmes "Gateway To Life"
As I sat at my computer looking out at neighborhood trees radiant in the sun, the brilliant gold and red invited me outdoors. I opened the front door. My front yard is a carpet of leaves. It wasn’t that way yesterday. Now there are almost bare branches. It is still a beautiful Autumn morning. The sun is shining and there is a crisp feeling in…
Added by revangelica on October 27, 2012 at 10:13pm — No Comments
I had the opportunity to see Arthur Miller's iconic play, An Enemy of the People. It was done very well. I can't say I 'enjoyed' it, as it made me very uncomfortable, especially in this political climate. At the end, as we were walking out, I told my friend I was having a…Continue
Added by revangelica on October 20, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments
I was called a mystic the other day. My instant image of a mystic was one of a person who sits in meditation most of the time, someone who is mostly silent, yet when they speak, what they say is profound. They have direct experiences of The Divine Presence.
That's not me -- yes I meditate and I spend much time in silence. However, I love laughter. I have an 11 year old's sense of humor. Yet I seem to…
Added by revangelica on September 30, 2012 at 4:45am — No Comments
Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn. I love this season. The colors Mother Earth wears are intense reds, yellows, purples and browns. Farmers are harvesting the last of their crops. It's a time of celebration for all of our blessings. It feels so rich and abundant!
Autumn is also a time of clean-up, recognition, thanksgiving and preparation for going within. As an equinox, it's a balance point between the light and the dark. I love using a seasons energies…Continue
Added by revangelica on September 22, 2012 at 4:55am — No Comments
What a perfect lesson for these days! No matter where I go, or who I talk to, the conversation always seems to turn to complaining. It's about what "they" did or didn't do.
So what do we do as metaphysicians in these situations?
We pray. We pray to remember who we all are --…Continue
Added by revangelica on September 17, 2012 at 2:19am — No Comments
Lately, as I've read about politics, chicken sandwiches, banks, and all the "they did this"finger pointing, I keep thinking of what Ernest Holmes said in his famous "Sermon by the Sea" speech:
"Find me one person who is for something and against nothing, who is redeemed enough not to condemn others out of the burden of his soul, and I will find another savior, another Jesus, and an exalted…Continue
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July 20, 2012
Today was one of those days where it's harder than usual to hear the news. Many of us are wondering how could a person do this? How could someone arm themselves to the teeth and enter a theater and start shooting? We hear that his apartment is full of explosives. We realize that this was premeditated. We want to hate him for what he did ... yet the Truth is, this experience was a huge call for help - a call…Continue
I've been talking to a man from Balboa Press, which is the self-publishing division of Hay House. He calls me once a month to see how I'm doing on my book. Every month I tell him, "Well.... all I've got to do is collate the articles...."…Continue
Added by revangelica on July 14, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments
Sometimes it seems like we pray and pray and what we’re praying for doesn’t manifest. Dr. Holmes says somewhere in the Science of Mind that Spiritual Mind Treatment (affirmative prayer) is an active thing – it doesn’t stop being active until we accept that it is done (or we give up – and then it works by not working). Time is nothing to God.
Years ago, when in ministerial classes, I went to see the film “Witness.” During the part where the community has come together to…Continue
Added by revangelica on June 15, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments
Yesterday I was watching a friend put lemon in her water and remembered a story from my past:
A friend was over for dinner, and we were making a dish that needed lemon. We jumped in the car and went to the store -- no lemons!! I said to her "We live in Southern California - there's got to be a lemon tree somewhere. Let's just know we're going to find one." We drove around for quite awhile, and…Continue
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Mother's Day. I used to have a really hard time with this day.
When my adopted Mother was alive, even getting a card for her was difficult. They were all so sappy. There wasn't one that said "Even though you abused me, thank you for raising me," nor was there one for my birth mother that said "Even though you gave me away, thanks for giving me life."
It was also a difficult holiday because it took a long time to realize I was never…
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