We’ve got some wonderful developments happening at The Center:
First: Our very own Paula Hamilton has offered to do a sound meditation on a few Sundays for us! You may be asking, “what is a sound meditation?” Like in an orchestra, our individual parts all have different tones that must be in tune in order to play harmoniously together. The Sound Therapist works like a Music Conductor to bring the body into Harmony. Paula will do a 10 minute sound meditation during the service THIS SUNDAY, July 16th! After that, she will next do one beginning at 9:50 (before the service) on July 30th, followed by another on August 13! Be sure to join us for this very special offering!
Second: Our community has been growing slowly but surely! The new “non-churchy” discussion format is very popular and people are reporting AHA moments and growth. Our board decided that now that we have a cohesive community going, we can certainly accommodate bringing new folks into the fold! SO….we have decided to hold a visioning/discussion group on 3 Sundays, before the service, at 10 am. Visioning will be July 23, August 6 and August 20th. Discussion with presentation and consolidation of ideas gathered during the visioning process, and formulation of an action plan will be on August 27th. Again, it’s all happening at 10 am!
Last but not least, I know I mentioned that we will have a complimentary QiGong class on July 30, after the service. This will be presented by Qi Gong teacher Gina Cowell, and I can personally tell you that Qi Gong is a powerful powerful practice, and very easy to do. Come join us that Sunday for the sound meditation at 9:50, the service with open discussion, potluck, and Qi Gong! This will allow you to bring in August with a BIG BANG!
Basically, what this means for you is if you want to participate in all the fun stuff, show up by 10 am every Sunday instead of 10:30, and on the last Sunday, bring a potluck dish and plan to stay a while after the service!
All of this is offered on a Love offering basis, with all donations tax deductible.
Ernest Holmes: “In the independence of your own mentality, believe and feel that you are wonderful.” Science of Mind, kindle version, page 306
Napoleon Hill: “It will not be difficult to detect, in the story of the Declaration of Independence, at least six of these principles; DESIRE, DECISION, FAITH, PERSISTENCE, THE MASTER MIND, and ORGANIZED PLANNING.” Think and Grow Rich, Kindle Version, page 222
Today is the day in the United States when the country has a holiday in honor of its independence. Napoleon Hill, in his classic work, says that the principles used to gain independence for the country can be used to gain independence for ourselves. I’m speaking to personal independence here: a life not dependent on the whims of our untrained thoughts nor on the actions of other people. A life of independence stems from orderly right direction which is based in trained thinking. How do we train our thinking? With daily practice. We daily turn from limited ways of thinking to limitless ways of thinking. This awareness of our own thinking allows us also to truly know ourselves. Introspection is a wonderful thing. With regular introspection, we can use Hill’s formula and become aware of our desires in life, make decisions based on those desires, have faith and persistence in taking action to accomplish those desires, connect with and nurture the connection with the Master Mind, and make organized plans. A life lived in this way is guaranteed success!
Affirmation: Today I declare my independence from my own limited ways of thinking and move into a glorious new way of living!