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Prejudice and Sin with Edward Viljoen, author of Ordinary Goodness

To see the video below, in which Edward Viljoen addresses prejudice and shares personal experiences, click here.

 2017 – Values-Based Spiritual Living
July Theme: Open Communication
Our founder, Ernest Holmes, wrote “Perhaps we have yet to learn that there is but one race, which is the human race; one family, which is the family of God, and that there is but one God, who is the God of all people.”
Using your imagination, think of a world in which people live as one human race. 
What would our communication with each other be like?

Warm regards,
Edward Viljoen, author of Ordinary Goodness

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Ordinary Goodness: A Note From A Reader

Photo by Alice Hampson on Unsplash
Hi Edward,

I am reading your book “Ordinary Goodness” and I am finding it to be one of the best spiritual books ever for me.  I have been working on living a life of ordinary kindness but your book is giving me so many tips to reach deeper inside and showing me more areas that need some attention.

This morning I got to the page on sarcasm.  I too was raised on sarcasm and was using it for too many years as a form of humor and connection but even before your book I realized how unkind it often was.  Your book is validating so many decisions I have made and helping me to see more and more who I want to be.

I may send another email when I finish it but I just wanted you to know how much I am enjoying it.


Sharon B

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Guest Speakers and Sabbatical

I have had the privilege of going on Sabbatical for the past three months.  I have my community, colleagues, and Board of Trustees to thank for it. 

During my time away, guest speakers provided the Sunday messages at the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa.  

Here are easy and convenient links to their presentations for your viewing pleasure.

I look forward to being back at the Center on Sunday, July 16, 2017 to talk about prejudice and sin.   There is one remaining guest speaker scheduled for tomorrow, July 9, Rev. Abigail Shairer - her video will be uploaded to www.cslsr.org next week.


Edward Viljoen

Dr. Kenn Gordon, Into the Mist

Dr. David Ault, The Joy of Living

Rev. Joyce Duffala, Creative Confidence

Kathy Zavada, The Mother of All That Is

Rev. Kevin Ross, Design Your Life

Rev. Cynthia James, I Choose Me, A Spiritual Practice

Dr. Kim Kaiser, The Courage to Do the Right Thing

Jeffon Seely, A Life Centered in Gratitude

Rev. Joyce Duffala, The Divine Father Within

Rev. Deborah Johnson, Getting to Spiritual Oneness

Rev. Tara Steele, The Multicultural America

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April Theme: Transformation and Evolution - The Easter Metaphors for Metaphysicians

(To view the video below on YouTube, click here.)

Photo by Thomas Rey
Ernest Holmes wrote that we should not overlook the significant fact that our mind is Spirit within us, discovering and expressing, and always revealing new lands.

As a thought experiment, think about a discovery you have made about the way Spirit’s mind works in you. Take your time and think in detail about the ways Divinity works in and through your own mind.

Holmes described evolution as an eternal unfoldment of the greater yet to be. The idea of something within me that is limitless reminds me to not settle for being stuck, bored, or hopeless, but instead to view every moment as a new opportunity to think new thoughts, to experience new connections, and to create new wonders.

What an excellent thought to consider for Easter! There is within me that which never dies; that which lives eternally; that which is forever and ever expanding, and I have the blessed privilege of giving it new birth in my words, deeds, and thoughts.

Warm Regards,

Edward Viljoen
Author of Ordinary Goodness

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