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Generosity Of Spirit, With Edward Viljoen




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One of the statements of belief in our movement is We believe in the eternal Givingness of Life to all. It is an affirmation of the generous and indiscriminate gift that Life gives to all without reservation. I grew up in a poor neighborhood in what would be considered today to be an economically challenged family. Nevertheless, we were pretty stable and I didn’t know that we were poor. I had to learn that from other children in school who pointed out to me that my clothing and shoes were worn out. 

The reason I didn’t know that I was poor is because my family was rich in the ability to give. We shared even the little that we had with all who came our way and we were taught to be generous with compliments and kindness. Because of this strong inclination to give in my family, I developed an easy and gracious attitude towards receiving. I learned that to receive, is itself a way of gifting the giver.
 
Join me this week in meditating on the meaning of this phrase: I am open to Life’s gifts, thankful for the constant flow of Good in every form into my life and into the world. I invite you to join me in affirming this idea and posting it on the social media of your choice. If you have done so, I would love to hear from you about the results. You can e-mail me at edward@cslsr.org. I’d love to hear from you. Remember to use the tags #TheGlobalVision and #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone in your media posts.
Warm regards,
Edward Viljoen



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Open, Receptive, and Welcoming, with Edward Viljoen


What does it take to be open, receptive, and welcoming?  
In Creative Mind and Success, Ernest Holmes writes on p. 100, 

“Suppose that you wish to draw friends and companions to you; that you wish to enlarge your circle of friendships. This, too, can all be worked out by law, for everything can be worked out by the same law, the reason being that all is One and that the One becomes the many in expression. There are too many people in the world who are lonesome because they have a sense of separation from people. The thing to do is not to try to unify with people, but with the Principle of Life, behind all people and things. This is working from the center and not the circumference; in this One Mind are the minds of all people. When you unite your thought with the whole, you will be united with the parts of the whole. The first thing to do, then, is to realize that Life is your friend and companion; feel the divine companionship; feel that you are one with all life; declare that, as this thought awakens within your mind, so does it awaken within the mind of the whole human race; feel that the world is being drawn to you; love the world and everyone in it; include all, if you would be included in all.” 
 Join me in affirming this week, “I open my heart to embrace the divinity of each person I meet.” I invite you to join me in affirming this idea and posting it on the social media of your choice. If you have done so, I would love to hear from you about the results. You can email me at edward@cslsr.org. I’d love to hear from you. Remember to tag your affirmation with the tags #TheGlobalVision and #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone.
Warm regards,
Edward Viljoen



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Goodness, Peace, Mercy, Justice, and Truth, with Edward Viljoen

Dr. Edward Viljoen, author of The Power of Meditation, and Ordinary Goodness, speaks at The Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Goodness, Peace, Mercy, Justice, and Truth” is our topic today. It comes from The Global Vision of a world that works for everyone, which is the vision of our movement, Centers for Spiritual Living.


This is an engaging vision in a world where different thoughts and ideas are part of our reality. “We need this variety,” writes Ernest Holmes in Ten Ideas That Make a Difference (p. 65), and he asks us if we are flexible enough to know that everyone does not have to
think alike in order to live together harmoniously. This week we consider reaching across differences of opinion to the common ground upon which we stand. What does peace and just mean to you? What does it mean to live in the consciousness of goodness and mercy? How is Life calling you to act and speak? To bring peace and harmony into our world, it is important that we see others with sympathetic understanding, a strong commitment to truth, and being an advocate for freedom.



Join me in affirming this week, “Rising to my greatest self, I now step into seeing members of our human family with a deeper understanding and feeling of connectedness beyond my familiar. I discover an expanded love flowing as me. Ignited by the power of this sense of freedom, I’m ignited with the conviction to do my part to ensure all are experiencing justice, equity of opportunity, joy, and abundance in every dimension of living. Feeling a profound sense of peace, I know all is well! It is done!”

I invite you to join me in affirming this idea and posting it on the social media of your choice. If you have done so, I would love to hear from you about the results. You can email me at edward@cslsr.org. I’d love to hear from you. Remember to tag your affirmation with the tags #TheGlobalVision and #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone

Warm regards,
Edward Viljoen
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Life Through Rose Colored Glasses, with Edward Viljoen, author of Ordinary Goodness

Dr. Edward Viljoen, author of The Power of Meditation, and Ordinary Goodness, speaks at The Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa


One of the statements of belief in our movement is “We believe in the eternal Givingness of Life to all.” It is an affirmation of the generous, and indiscriminate gift that life gives to all without reservation. I grew up in a poor neighborhood in what would be considered today to be an economically challenged family.

Nevertheless, we were pretty stable and I didn’t know that we were poor. I had to learn that from other children in school who pointed out to me that my clothing and shoes were worn out. The reason I didn’t know that I was poor is because my family was rich in the ability to give. We shared even the little that we had with all who came our way and we were taught to be generous with compliments and kindness. Because of this strong inclination to give in my family, I developed an easy and gracious attitude towards receiving. I learned that the art of receiving is itself a way of gifting the giver.



Join me this week in meditating on the meaning of this phrase: “I am open to Life’s gifts, thankful for the constant flow of Good in every form into my life and into the world.” I invite you to join me in affirming this idea and posting it on the social media of your choice. If you have done so, I would love to hear from you about the results. You can email me at edward@cslsr.org. I’d love to hear from you. Remember to tag your affirmation with the tags #TheGlobalVision and #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone

Warm regards,
Edward Viljoen

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