Supply Chain Redefined

Field of sunflowers


“Too often the focus of our attention is misplaced, glued to what we believe is missing—which, in turn, directs the unbiased law of expansion to create an abundance of more of the same.”

   – Dennis Merritt Jones, The Art of Abundance

Have you noticed, not only has holiday shopping started early, it has been jump-started out of fear? Fear that there is not enough. Fear that our holidays will be a disappointment. Fear that the precious things we need to have a successful holiday are sitting in cargo containers and will not be available.

Hello?? Remember a year ago? A year ago, the most precious thing we wanted was a hug from a family member or friend. We would have been thrilled to sit in the same room. We would have been ecstatic to breathe the same space without fear.

Granted there are real shortages and real impacts on some businesses. We have an opportunity to not contribute to the mental and emotional fear. We have the freedom to speak words of faith.

Focus on what is available, what is important and precious. Take attention off what is missing and place it on the abundance of this moment. 

Speak this affirmation aloud from Catherine Ponder:

“Divine Substance cannot be diminished.

Divine Substance cannot be exhausted.

Divine Substance cannot be withheld.

Divine Substance is everywhere present and I wisely use it now.”

Most of all, know that you are loved.

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Nurturing the Soul

“I love autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed
to have put there just for the beauty of it.”

   – Lee Maynard

 

Happy October!

Fall is such a great time of year. It is a joy to watch the leaves and plants change into colorful works of art before finally falling away. This time of year we tend to shift our attention inward to contemplation and learning. It is a time of nurturing the soul.

October is the signal that the end of the year is near. The busy, hectic holiday season is just a moment away. 

Before the rush of the holidays shows up, I invite you to take some time to do something nurturing for yourself. Maybe a gratitude walk in the park or spend time with a friend over coffee. Perhaps just some quiet time of reflection. 

Whatever you do, know that you are not alone. From Ernest Holmes, “You have a silent partner within you whose energy is inexhaustible and whose intelligence is without limit. Your silent partner is more than a subjective or unconscious reaction to life, it is Life Itself.”

Above all, know that you are loved.

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The New Normal

“Be still and know… I am in the flow.”  
   – Eric Butterworth

We’ve been waiting and hoping for some normalcy to return to calm the free-floating anxiety, confusion, chaos, and uncertainty of the world. The good news is that the new normal is here. The bad news is that unpredictability is the new normal.

Before Covid, there was a sense of confidence in making plans for the future and an expectation that those plans would come into fruition. In the new normal there is no certainty our plans will happen, just an eery I’m-not-sure-what-will-happen-next feeling. The more we resist the uncertainty, the more stressed we become. We can resist, blame, and complain but it won’t change the circumstances.

Our opportunity is to learn to live in the flow. In his book, In the Flow of Life, Eric Butterworth writes, “God is a circle that is centered in you. All the attributes of the Infinite are in focus as you, flowing forth through you. You are in this flow.” Allow being in the flow to empower you. During this time of change and uncertainty it can be difficult to trust externally. Being in the flow allows you to trust internally. 

Use this affirmation from Butterworth in your daily practice: “I am in the flow of life, and I move easily with the flow. I am radiantly and enthusiastically alive. I am free from tension, stress and strain, and I go forward in the flow of life – unhurried and unworried.”

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Exploring Creative Stress

“Creative stress is the energy and potential of your deeper, wiser self drawing you upward towards fulfillment, authenticity and integrity.”   James O’Dea

 Leave it to author James O’Dea to take a stormy topic like stress and turn it inside out so we can see the creative possibilities! We live in a world fraught with change, upheaval and uncertainty and stress is certainly the outcome. When we don’t manage our stress it saps our energy, creativity and sanity!

When we face and acknowledge stress, we open to a limitless field of creative actions. We have an opportunity to shift from the desire to hide to being open to learn how to expand and grow from our circumstances.

Participants will learn how to: Identify behaviors and reactions to stress, develop tools to change behaviors and take action, and create a spiritual practice that supports creative expression.

Join other spiritually connected beings who are ready to live empowered lives! There is a synergestic energy when we come together in community to study and explore new ways of thinking. Join us and embrace your creative process.

All sessions are recorded for your convenience.

Event: Exploring Creative Stress Teleconference Class Series

Dates: Fridays, October 12, 19, Nov 2, 9; Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: The comfort of your home! Conference call number will be sent upon registration.

Fee: $89 before October 10; $110 after October 10

Register: revchristine@revchristine.com

Cultivating Mindfulness

“As our neurotic thought patterns drop away, layers of judgment and resistance atrophy, and the need to define our selves through hard-held identities relaxes. As this happens, the natural goodness of the heart shines by itself.”  Gil Fronsdale

Some days my mind has the attention span of a flea! Have you ever noticed that about yourself? Mindfulness enables us to establish attention, concentration and focus. It enables us to successfully navigate the everyday living. Using the book, The Issue at Hand by Gil Fronsdale, we will explore Buddhist mindfulness practice and expand our meditation ability.

Cultivating Mindfulness Teleconference Class

Four weeks: June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Investment: $99 before June 1; $120 after June 1

Place: From the comfort of your home! Teleconference number will be sent upon registration.

 

A Transmission of Love

Author Lynne McTaggart states: “Faced with some of the greatest upheavals and challenges in the entire history of humanity, we are one of the most important generations that have ever lived. Each of the major choices we make today will affect our children’s children – and indeed the world for all time.”

In today’s world we are all called to be engaged, standing up for justice and speaking out against racism, inequality, and abuse. There is no road map for what Barbara Marx Hubbard calls, “…this new Age of Conscious Evolution.” While the old systems are failing, new ideas and creative strategies are coming forward. The soul is awakened to a conscious expression of creation.

In order to allow the awakened soul to thrive, it is important to stay conscious and do the work to stay clear so our soul can shine. We practice letting go, forgiveness, gratitude and the art of allowing.

James O’Dea created a simple but powerful prayer practice in his book, Soul Awakening Practice.

Soul Awakening

Heart Opening

Light Shining

Love Flowing

Wounds Dissolving

Peace Radiating

The book is an instruction manual of meditations and prayers along with powerful essays and inspirations. The prayer is a call to newness, a transmission of love, a revelation of peace. Author Lynne McTaggart says,  “People who have worked with the simple Soul Awakening Prayer report experiencing a cascading flow of transmission as they move from one line of affirmation to the next.”

It is important as spiritual peacemakers that we collect the tools and resources that nurture us when the days are dark and support us in staying on the path of love.

May Love light your path, harmony soothe your mind, and peace radiate in and through and as you each day.

Blessings,

Rev. Christine Green