Last month, we got off the fence with our beliefs in Oneness, our own Innocence and Brilliance and Abundance. Now that we are deeply grounded in these Principles, this month we will ignite the SPARK of the Divine Flame within us as we create a Supportive structure to Participate fully in the Awesome nature of God, realizing that our life is a Reflection of who we are and the power that comes when we Kick it into gear! We will explore these ideas on a personal level as well as at the level of spiritual community. It will be exciting. It will be fun. It will be informative and transformative, so be sure to be here each week to gain the full gift of this month!
June 2 – “A Solid Structure of Support” Special Music TBD
A building cannot stand tall and firm without a solid structure of support at its core. This is also the case in our lives. If we want to ignite the SPARK of the Divine Flame within us, we must have an internal and external structure of support. This is true of us as individuals and true of us as a spiritual community. Today we will look at this idea personally and collectively as CLF. It will be a VERY exciting morning!
June 9 – “Participating in Life” Special Music by Cerise Patron
It has been said that life is not a spectator sport. In order to engage, we must be fully engaged. In order to ignite the SPARK of the Divine within, we must fan the flame with our enthusiastic and passionate participation. Get ready to stoke the fire today.
Father’s Day, June 16 – “Is God Awesome, or What?!” Special Music by Sisters in Spirit
Ernest Holmes wrote in the Science of Mind (p. 88) that we must be careful not to reduce God to merely an “abstract Principle and mathematical Law of Cause and Effect” because if we do we shall “lose all warmth and color.” He said, “We should be very careful . . . not to forget the Essence.” And the Essence of God is Awesome! Awesome Love. Awesome Power. Awesome Everything. And the SPARK of the Divine within us is Awesome as well! Today, we are awed at how Awesome God as us is!
June 23 – “Our Outer Lives Reflect our Inner Lives” Special Music by Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe
If we have been around Religious Science for longer than 30 seconds, we are aware of the concepts: as within, so without; as we think and believe, so shall we receive; who we are is how the world is to us; etc.; etc. But despite knowing these things in our heads, we still often carry around beliefs in our hearts the douse the SPARK of our Divine Flame. Today, through a specific and powerful experience, we create an inner world that reflects back to us an outer world of radiance and love.
June 30 – “Kick It Into Gear”Special Music by The One Voice of Love Choir
What is the final ingredient needed to SPARK the Divine Flame within us? Well, the title of today’s talk gives you a hint, but not the complete picture. Come today and discover the rest.
With solid Support, full Participation in the Awesome nature of God as me, internal shifts so my outer world Reflects my heart-felt desires and by Kicking my life into gear, I ignite the SPARK of the Divine Flame within me and it burns with radiance and love!
May 5 – “What Does ‘There is Only One’ Really Mean?”Special Music by Rev. Renee Morgan Brooks, R.Sc.P.
Our foundational spiritual truth says this: There is only One -- One Power, One Presence, One Mind, One Life. Sounds good, doesn’t it? That is until something comes into our experience we don’t like, and then we do everything we can to push it away. But if there is only One, then what are we pushing away? We unravel this kōan today as we look at what “there is only One” really means.
Mother’s Day, May 12 – “Reclaim Your Innocence” Special Music by Kristen Plambeck
Jesus spoke words of deep truth when he said we must become like children to enter the gates of heaven. We must reclaim the innocence with which we entered this world in order to live a life fulfilled. Today, we will see life with new, innocent eyes, eyes not yet tainted with false beliefs and skewed views. Today we land on the side of the fence of innocence and find out what a sweet side of life it is!
May 19 – “I Let My Big Bright Brilliant Beam of Radiant Light Shine”with Guest Speaker and Special Musician Karen Drucker
We are extremely blessed to have singer, songwriter and speaker Karen Drucker with us today for the first time in CLF history! She writes this about her talk: “In my life, I often heard the message that I was ‘too much,’ and I dimmed down my light in order to fit in and be accepted. When I realized that my life was about shining my light and being all that I could be, miracles occurred. Learning about how our inner critic works and what lights us up or dims us down is what we will explore together today.”
May 26 – “Lack or Abundance - Which Will it Be?”Special Music by Point of Light
Here is what may seem like a harsh fact: We either have a fundamental belief in lack or a fundamental belief in abundance. It is one or the other – we can’t have both. Today is the day to get on the Abundance side of the fence and find the road map for navigating life’s terrain with greater ease and joy!
Knowing there is only One, I accept that life happens FOR me, not TO me. I live in innocence and shine my big bright brilliant beam of radiant light in the overwhelming Abundance of God!