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Good day everyone. This week we start a new series called Keys to The Kingdom. We set this series up as the next steps to take on our spiritual journey. We released the past through the burning bowl and through, Spirits guidance, found a new name and wrote it on our white stone. We next looked at...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017
"Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it"  Gautama Buddha How do we find the purpose Buddha was speaking about. To begin we clean the slate. We began this part of our journey with the burning bowl letting go of the past beliefs, thoughts, and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Last week we held our annual Burning Bowl Ceremony during the 11 AM service. This is a powerful inner process of releasing and letting go of those ideas, beliefs, events, and experiences that no longer serve our highest good is a great first step. But, it is not enough to let go of the past we must...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017
Sunday marks the beginning of a new year and a new opportunity. Sunday we begin the New Year with the annual burning bowl ritual. The ritual of the burning bowl is a perfect way to take the time to reflect upon the past year and then through the process of the burning bowl release that which no...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Christmas is an interesting holiday, when you stop and think about it. While preparing my talk for Christmas Day I reflected on how Christmas is an interesting mixture of mythology, history, pagan, and early Christian theology. The Christmas story is not so much a retelling of historical fact but...
By: rnelson
Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
We conclude the season of Advent this week with the theme of Joy. I remember doing a multiple day workshop a few years ago and as part of the work we were led on a guided meditation to find the values I could draw upon in times of stress, anxiety, or even conflict. I clearly remembering going into...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016
This week we continue our journey of Advent with the consciousness of peace. Peace I give to you peace I leave with you. Not as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Do not be afraid” (John 14:27). These are easy words to speak but not always easy words to live. To live in a...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2016
This week is the 2nd week of Advent and we are exploring the idea of Love. I am not speaking this week so can not really write about what Sunday may be like so I will simply explore, briefly, the topic from my point of view. From Yes Magazine based on the ancient Greek understanding of love there...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016
A few thoughts on the Holidays. I have always struggled with the holidays. To be perfectly honest I struggle with any social gathering. I don't over analyze this but in part it is my natural introversion. Large numbers of people make me uncomfortable and I tend to go into a shell. This makes...
By: rnelson
Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016
We conclude our fall program, the Happiness project, this week with getting creative. We create happiness in our lives through the power of our creative mind and actions. Creativity is a wonderful vehicle to release the joy and happiness seeking expression.I have never thought of myself as a...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016

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