Beliefs

Arriving with Dignity

Miracles still happen.  God knows where we belong, who we all really are. How to arrive with Dignity. Coming forth from beyond an alcohol-induced haze, from the rubble of community dysfunction surrounding race, religion fraught with function and form, yet, often dim when compared to hope in the…

Now is Not Then

I picked up the phone and it was my favorite call on the line, a crying woman. She had just received a diagnosis with not too good of a prognosis. She was sitting in the car in the parking lot of the clinic. After the flood, I suggested…

Paying Respect to Survivors: A Journey Home

I was born and raised in Germany. As a child, we learned a lot about the horrors of the Holocaust in history class. It was hard to believe that this had happened in my country. I couldn’t even fathom how people could do such evil things to each…

Thank You Twenty-Sixteen

Thank you to the sun, for rising each morning without fail or applause. Thank you for every kiss that you laid upon my upturned face (your touch always did make me blush), and thank you for coaxing the flowers up from their cozy beds. Thank you for peeking…

Beginning…. Again

Recently I spent an extended period of time at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) with a friend who is undergoing radiation treatment. Patients, caregivers, family members and friends develop a sense of community as they focus on eradication of tumors, promoting healing, and providing the best quality…

New Beginnings

When Charles Fillmore, spiritual leader and author, was in his 80’s he committed himself to waking up every morning proclaiming: “ I fairly sizzle with zeal, energy, and enthusiasm; eager to do that which ought to be done by me today”.   A new beginning every morning, letting go…

Words from Russell Clayton

  BE UNAFRAID There is nothing to fear if you have nothing to lose. When your identity is tied to the body-mind, you believe that you can lose your very life. Knowing your Truth means that you know that you existed long before your birth and that you…

My Initiation In Life

  It has been so exciting, the commencement, the start. New things are coming into existence, things I know being interpreted in a new and different way, the beginning of life forward, very good in its experiential origin, and being able to only get better from there. I…

Beginnings

The foundation of our relationship with God can be found in this Biblical statement: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”       (The Eternal Word… John 1:1) and, “the Word became flesh.”[John 1:14] I doubt that most people have…

MANDALAS- A PROCESS FOR SELF AWARENESS

  by Wanda Gail Campbell, Minister of Peace, PhD   Peace prayer mandala at 2009 World Parliament of Religions A mandala begins with a circle. The circle is a primal symbol of all that exists. Simply drawing a circle creates the intention of wholeness and opens us to…