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Living In Alignment with Spiritual Truth

Notes from our movement's 2016 theme: The Global Vision, which is a vision of a healthy loving world in which people live in alignment with their highest spiritual truth.  Ernest Holmes wrote ““When we learn to trust the Universe, we shall be happy, prosperous and well…God is always God. No matter what our emotional storm, or what our objective situation, may be, there is always something hidden in the inner being that has never been violated.  We may stumble, but always there is that Eternal Voice, forever whispering within our ear, that thing which causes the eternal quest, that thing which forever sings and sings.”  The Science of Mind, pg. 33 

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In Science of Mind, we embrace the understanding that God/Sprit/Life has taken on unique and individual form in and as each of us as well as in all the things of creation.  The Infinite One, known by many names, has become that which we are.  And rather than thinking of ourselves as two things – human and divine – we realize that we are The Thing Itself – Spirit – right here on earth. While the various aspects of our being play in our awareness and expression, we come to realize that we are not merely human beings having a human experience on earth, or even spiritual beings having a human experience, we are spiritual beings having a spiritual experience right here in the world of form. There is only one thing going on -- God/Spirit/Life. 

Join me in affirming this week “I open my entire being today to the reality of God/Spirit/Life as that which I am. I live in alignment with my highest spiritual truth and know that I am a blessing in the world.”  

I invite you to post this affirmation on the social media of your choice and tag it with the tags #TheGlobalVision and #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone

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The Global Vision: A World That Works For Everyone. How is that even possible?

Our theme for 2016 is The Global Vision: A World That Works for Everyone. This is the vision of our movement, Centers for Spiritual Living, and will be adopted by our communities all over the United States and in other countries. Each week this year we will focus on one of the key ideas of the vision or from our teaching, The Science of Mind, and in doing so, we will be joining friends in other Centers in the joyful task of imagining our world transformed by spiritual wisdom.

This week, January 3, we are envisioning a world that works for everyone and for all creation. Dr. Holmes wrote “The transformation takes place here. You don’t have to wonder if it will take place out there; the world will come when enough of us see through the night into the celestial light “that shineth more and more, unto the perfect day.” And so our work begins to clarify our thinking, and resolutely practice seeing goodness, truth and beauty in ourselves and in each other, and following that vision up with appropriate activities that demonstrate that what we have seen has changed us.

Join me in affirming this week “I trust the Universe.” I invite you to post this affirmation on the social media of your choice and tag it with the tags #TheGlobalVision and #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone

Edward Viljoen

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Suffer No More

Dr. Jim Lockard at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

The Global Vision of Centers for Spiritual Living invites us to see all people, all beings, and all life as expressions of the Divine.  In the Beverly Hills Lectures, our founder, Ernest Holmes, writes about our individual use of Divinity in this way: “Suppose each one of us goes out into an unknown country and works an acre of land.  There are 250 acres, and each one will take an acre in the same land.  There are not 250 different kinds of creative processes in the soil; there is only one kind of creative process common to the 250 acres.  But we are people; so each one plants his plot the way he likes it.  Then everything is different when it comes up, and people who see it say,” Here are 250 individual acres of land.”  There is no such thing! There are 250 individualized plots of one creativity operating through this soil.”   

How we use our individual creativity is how we either contribute to a world that works for everyone, or detract from it.  How are you helping make our world a better place?  How are you using your authentic self to uplift your friends, family and your planet? 

Join me in affirming this week “I see all of life as an expression of good.”  I invite you to post this affirmation on the social media of your choice and tag it with the tags #TheGlobalVision and #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone

Edward Viljoen

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