Time Travel

Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP

Albert Eisenstein thought Time doesn’t really exist.  He said “Time is just what keeps one d—m thing after another from becoming every d—m thing at once.”  For me, time is like thought, it is a product of the Mind, and very real.  I’ve done alot of time travel, just in the past week.  I went to the little town   of Washington, Michigan, to attend my 60th High School Reunion and visit old friends. I also got to visit the house that I grew up in from ages 8 to 21.   I saw friends from 60 to 70 years ago.  I sat in the dining room of my childhood home that had not changed in 70 years.  I toured nearby farms now turned to subdivision after subdivision.  Sometimes time ceased to exist, sometimes it became a monster wave breaking over me. And now I am home again in Virginia, acting like that’s all in the past.

So, pause now and just remember your own childhood and growing up.

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I come now to celebrate my Mind of God.  It divinely invents and makes time real.  I look back across time to my childhood, God’s childhood, and it feels like looking across an ocean at a mysterious continent.  Christopher Columbus and I become one in time and space and Spirit, as I allow my mind to divinely recognize new moments as new continents.

I accept that my past and my future become one in my present moment.  The distant road from the past, and the mysterious path to the future, unify and become one right now in this spot where I am in this moment.

I realize I am now in my Present Moment, looking at the Sun and the blue sky.  Galileo and I share our space across time in Spirit.  I know almost as much about the sun and moon and stars as he did 400 years ago.   I realize time is real, a real Mystery.  It is a dimension of the Divine.

I say thank you Father Time for being part of my life.  It is my Present Moment that allows me to be so grateful for the vastness of Time, yet I celebrate that vastness with Eckhart Tolle who told me “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”  Thank you Eckhart for being my Father Time

 So, I let it be.  The past and the future and the present moment are released into my Divine Mystery.  The past was real in this moment, and the future will be real right now. In the past, this present moment was the future.  In the future, this present moment will be the past.  I just let it all be One right Now.

And so it is.  Amen.

Treatment for October9, 2015

 

 

Heal the World – Be God’s Glow

It’s plain to see

This world is heavenly

Be God’s glow.

A few months ago, our center’s Celebration Choir did a “Metaphysical Pops” concert. It went over very well. One of the songs we did was “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson, from which the above is taken. As rehearsals proceeded, I was struck by these lines, and they still pop into my head every now and then.

What does it mean to “be God’s glow”? Well, we are all being It at all times, but we often fail to recognize and live up to it. If God is All, then we cannot be anything but the glow of God. But to really be it, we have to choose it. This means living in accord with our highest and best nature and recognizing that this world is heavenly.

Rickie Byars Beckwith has a song called “I’m Choosing Heaven Today” which can help us find the path to that recognition. When we choose to live in Heaven, we have a heavenly world, a world that works. As Richard Bach tells us in Jonathan Livingston Seagull, “Heaven is not a place or a time; Heaven is being perfect.” And Jesus tells us, “be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.”

What does it mean to be perfect? Obviously, we all make errors. But when we express our highest and best to the fullest extent that we can, we come as near perfection as this world offers. We choose Heaven; we see that this world is Heavenly.

To live in a heavenly world, we must “be God’s glow”. We must shine that light that is ours to shine, that gift that is ours to give. We must be who we want those in our world to be. But when we try to change the world, we often fail miserably. Remember the old story:

A man tried to change the world. He was unsuccessful.

So he tried to change his country. He was unsuccessful.

So he tried to change his community. He was unsuccessful.

So he tried to change his street. Again, he was unsuccessful.

So he tried to change his family. Still, he was unsuccessful.

So he tried to change himself — and he was successful.

And that changed his family.

And his family changed the street.

And the street changed the community.

And the community changed the country.

And the country changed the world.

It is when we shine God’s glow in our own lives that we change our lives and those around us, and that changes the world. And that’s how we get to Heaven.

So be God’s glow. Every moment. Every day.

Perfect, Whole and Complete

Treatment by Rich Kurasiewicz

Fall is here. Kids are back to school and football season has started. The Pope visited and other events. Lots going on everywhere in the physical world. We are busy and yet Spirit remains constant. Daily spiritual practices help to keep the right balance and harmony in our lives. And so we pray…

God is the Power and the Presence. God is the Living Spirit Almighty—in all, over all, around all and through All! God is the Alpha and the Omega and the entire Universe—the Creator and the Creation; all Life and everything there is. I am that I am. I am one with the Father and the entire Universe. I live, move and have my being in Spirit. I am perfect, whole and complete.

Just as I am perfect, whole and complete, I know that each and everyone is Perfect, Whole, Complete, Eternal and Immortal. I declare that each and everyone is at Peace within and without. I know that the Presence of God is available and recognized in the knowing through Faith of the Truth that sets us free. I know that each and everyone is divinely guided, directed, led and protected to their highest good and greatest yet to be as the activity of God in the World as Love and Joy! I declare that Good is available and awaits our acceptance so that our lives are filled with Peace, Love, Joy and Abundance. I know that All is truly well.

I am so very grateful for the Blessings of Spirit and that Peace, Love, Joy and Abundance are accepted and manifest in our lives. I am so very grateful for the Presence of Spirit and the gifts that have been made. I am grateful that each and everyone accepts the gifts and the Truth that sets them free.

And I release my Word unto the Law where it is already known to the Mind of God. I declare that my Word shall not return unto me void.  I give thanks that this is so and so it is!

 

Treatment for September 27, 2015

Life’s Surprises

 

Treatment by Suzanne Delahaie, RScP

 

Isn’t life grand. Surprises abound. I am always surprised where I have been led by spirit.  I sometimes think I would never have dreamed I would be where I am now.

I will pray today that life continues to surprise me, and that I will experience joy in all that I do.

There is one life, one mind. I am one with that life.  One with that mind.  The one mind is always guiding me to greater and greater expressions.  Life is always opening up newer and more exciting things for me to experience.  I am willing to say yes to life’s surprises.  Knowing that I will always be held safe, always held in the love that the One has for all of its creation.  I know that every moment is a chance to experience the joy of life, and the wonders of the universe.  I give thanks that spirit is full of surprises for me and my fellow travelers on this road.  And so it is, and so it is.

Continuing in search of that elusive rainbow’s end with a song of joy.

Treatment for September 20, 2015

Ah, New Introductions

 

Treatment by Caron Ward, RScP

Stepping into a new role at work with lots of new people to meet and get to know.  It is a bigger role and somewhat out of my comfort zone.  Yet, I have been preparing for this in ways I never even realized. Most importantly, it is the recognition that the Divine is present in everyone everywhere, so that there is an ever-present connection that is revealed with each new introduction.

I recognize that this Presence, this magnificent Divine energy that I call G-d is ever-present, everywhere.  It is in the early morning hours as the sun makes its Presence fully known.  It is in the darkness of the evening, fully recognized in the brilliance of the moon and starts brightly shining.  G-d’s light is always pouring forth, showing the way, no matter where we are, or what we are doing.

And I know that this Light is shined upon me, and through me, emanating from within every part of my being, expressing its brilliance to the world.  I am the Light, as G-d in expression…as I know that everyone I meet is the same…the same Light is shining brilliantly upon and within each individual …those known to me now, and those that are to come into my life.  I allow the path before me to be revealed by this light.  I recognize this brilliance within myself, as I see it clearly within all people.  We connect, we ‘click’, easily, effortlessly, as our Light is of the same Source.  We are One, of the One and there is an easy alliance, a ready trust, as we join together for a single purpose.

I am thankful for this recognition…that we are all One, of the One…and for the expansion of my connection to so many more expressions of the Divine, multiplying the Power of G-d, the power of good in my life.  It is with great gratitude for my absolute faith in this good, in this Power, that I release these words into the Law, seeing them as the Truth…

And so it is!

 

Treatment for September 15, 2015

Busyness and Brevity

Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP

Prelude

As I age and my mind slows down, it seems life speeds up. To squeeze it all in, I need to keep it all short, brief.  As I wrote in my journal today, “busyness” and “brevity” seemed to jump out at me.  So, I now just play with them in prayer.

 

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When God is me, God is busy.  When I am God, I am still.

When God is me, God is brief.  When I am God, I am eternal.

 

Together we celebrate the busyness and the brevity all around us.

Together we celebrate the stillness eternally as One.

 

I realize busyness and brevity work as one in my life.

God realizes stillness and eternity as One in all life.

 

I thank God for the eternal stillness I can know in my God-life.

God thanks me for the brief busyness God can know as my life.

 

I release my busyness into the stillness.

God releases brevity into the Eternal.

 

We are One.

Treatment for September 9, 2015

 

Perfect, Whole and Complete

Treatment by Rich Kurasiewicz, RScP
Interesting summer continues—less rain and much warmer/hotter—and ending as my favorite Fall season approaches… Kids will be going back to school soon, while we’re watching the stock market bounce all over the place… Lots of change really…in the physical! In the spiritual, God, Love, Joy and the Presence of Spirit and Life remain constant. The gift of Life and the abundance of the Universe remain unchanged and ever present for us to accept. Daily spiritual practices allow us to connect with Spirit and feel the Presence and be at Peace and in Joy! And so we pray…

 

God is the Power and the Presence. God is all Good and Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnibenevolent! God is the Creator and the Creation; all Life and everything there is. God is manifest through Spirit in everything and everyone, in all Life and the abundance of the Universe. I am that I am. I am perfect, whole and complete. I am one with the Father and created in the spiritual image and likeness of the Divine.

 

Just as I am perfect, whole and complete, I know that each and everyone is Perfect, Whole, Complete, Eternal and Immortal. I declare that each and everyone expects and accepts the blessings of the Divine of the abundance of the Universe and the gift of Life with Love and Joy! I know that each and everyone within is at Peace as the Truth sets them free as Love, Joy, Success, Greatness, Health, and Prosperity manifest in the lives of each and everyone. It is Good, it is One, and It is God and Spirit right here and now! All is truly well.

 

 I am so very grateful for the Blessings, Goodness, Presence, Peace, Love, Joy, Oneness, and abundance of Life, Good and Spirit that manifest in all of our lives. I am so very grateful that each and everyone expects and accepts this Good and lives a life filled with Peace, Love and Joy. I am grateful that each and everyone accepts the gifts and the Truth that sets them free.

 

And I release my Word unto the Law where it is already known to the Mind of God. I declare that my Word shall not return unto me void. I give thanks that this is so and so it is!

 

Treatment for August 27, 2015

Power of Agreement

 

Treatment by Caron Ward, RScP

I have been thinking about the power of agreement….when everyone is in perfect alignment behind an idea or an action, a movement occurs…things cannot help but shift … Imagine how it would be if everyone in the world was in agreement with the idea of living in peace and harmony with one another, and acted in that way?  If everyone was in agreement with ‘live and let live’ accepting, even loving, the differences in one another?…If everyone recognized the Divinity in one another and agreed to act in expression of their own Divinity?   If everyone was in agreement in practicing this way of being in their own lives….ahhhhh what a powerful shift that would be!

It is with this thought; this feeling; this imagining; that I sit… quietly, opening to the Presence that I know is the One, the One that I call G-d.  I need not imagine this Presence, for I know that it IS, and I AM One with this Presence…it is the Love, the Peace, the Harmony, the Divinity that already exists in all that is.

I know that I am the expression of all of these qualities.

I know that everyone, everywhere, is One with this Presence; that these qualities are at the very core, the very being of all that exists – all that came before, all that is now, and all that is yet to come.

It is in this Oneness that there is singularity of being, of action, perfect congruence of thought and deed… and so it is that the shift occurs… the movement toward ever greater good in the lives of everyone, every being, everywhere.

It is with a joyful sense of gratitude that I say YES to this agreement, to be One, to express as all of these qualities in all aspects of my life…and to see these qualities in each individual that shows up in my life…and as I say YES, I am thankful for the knowing that as I put these words into the law, they are so….

And so it is.

Treatment for August 15, 2015

Joy Is How Love Feels

Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP

This past weekend, our Center undertook the Co-Creation process.  It is a very deep and dynamic process designed to heal and to bring new good.  That newness, as our facilitator, Dr. Karen Kushner, says, is “the new good that even you cannot imagine.”  Wow, sign me up for that!

We had an interesting experience coming together on a word to be the focal point of Celebration Center’s new good.  We ultimately came to joy.  But getting there was quite an experience.  We had worked all afternoon, at least, to find consensus and we had been unable to do so as long as we were attached to getting there.  Finally, we released the idea of getting to consensus, deciding that it was all right if we didn’t.  That’s when we got there — the power of release.  (That’s why it’s the last step of a treatment.)

Dr. Karen shared with us a quote from the people who put together the Co-Creation process, Revs. Marcia Sutton and Lloyd Strom: “Beauty is how love looks; joy is how love feels.”  And in that Cosmic Joy, we stand in anticipation of the newness that is already ours as it comes to manifestation.

These lines by T.S. Eliot are appropriate:

There is, it seems to us,

At best, only a limited value

In the knowledge derived from experience.

The knowledge imposes a pattern and falsifies,

For the pattern is new in every moment

And every moment is a new and shocking

Valuation of all we have been.

 

And so we treat:

There is only One Life, the Life of God, in all, as all, through all.  That One Life is the perfect, whole, and complete expression of Love, Joy, Peace, and Beauty.  It is expressing as my life and the life of my center.

All that the One Life is, each of us is.  All that It is, we are together — a community: “oneness together”.  That Life is each of our lives right here and right now.

We live in love, expressing as joy, inspired by joy and love, right now.  We simply open and accept the flow of new good, of the newness beyond anything we can imagine.  We know and accept that the pattern is new in every moment and we lovingly live in that newness, joyously living in our new good that we cannot even imagine in that pattern that flows from our experience.  We say yes to the overwhelming, overflowing newness and goodness that is ours NOW.

And for that, I am deeply grateful.

And so, knowing the power of release to take us where we cannot go, knowing that releasing the attachment brings the manifestation, in that deep gratitude, I simply let go, release, and know that it is done beautifully right now.

And SO it IS!

Treatment for August 10, 2015

Man of La Mancha – Vision and Transformation

While visiting my sister-in-law a while back, we watched the movie version of Man of La Mancha. It stars Peter O’Toole as Don Quixote, Sophia Loren as Aldonza, and James Coco as Sancho Panza. I will admit at the top that I prefer the Broadway casting. Richard Kiley embodied Don Quixote almost entirely. The only other case I’ve seen of an actor so completely embodying his character was William Daniels in 1776.

Despite the casting, the movie is quite good. It is a pretty faithful rendition of the Broadway musical, which concerns Miguel de Cervantes, the Spanish writer, and his character Don Quixote de La Mancha. In the musical, Cervantes is a prisoner of the Inquisition and the prisoners act out the story in the cell.

Don Quixote is Alonzo Quijana, an elderly Spanish landowner who has read a lot of books about knights-errant and is out to restore the ethic of chivalry to his society. He and his friend Sancho go off in search of dragons to slay. Instead, they encounter windmills and other such items, and they stop at an inn (which Don Quixote insists is a castle) where the innkeeper formally dubs him.

While there, they encounter the scullery maid Aldonza, whom Don Quixote declares to be his noble lady Dulcinea. One of the most beautiful songs in the show is his paean to Dulcinea. Aldonza, of course, rejects him completely, but winds up taking his side in a “battle.”

Don Quixote continues to fight to restore the noble ideals of the knights-errant until he is felled. At the end, back at his estate and restored to his identity as Alonso Quijana, he is visited, first by Sancho and then by Aldonza, who has completely transformed. She now sees herself as Dulcinea. She encourages Don Quixote to get back out in the world.

We can learn a couple of lessons from the book Don Quixote, and from Man of La Mancha. First, whatever your vision is, follow it, no matter how many windmills stand in your way or how many seemingly ridiculous battles you have to fight. The most famous song from the show, “The Impossible Dream”, sets out Don Quixote’s vision and his quest. Do you have a vision? Are you willing “to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far”?

The other lesson is in the form of a question. How do you see yourself? Who do you think you are? Do you see yourself as an Aldonza or as a noble Dulcinea? How you see yourself will define how you are in the world. Look how Don Quixote transforms Aldonza. Look who she becomes. If your life is not in a place you like, you too can make that transformation. You can change your inner Aldonza into Dulcinea.

This is a powerful, lovely, and very entertaining movie. If you haven’t seen Man of La Mancha in some form, I recommend that you do so.