Friday, August 18, 2006

Today is the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Honolulu Church of Religious Science … I’ve been flooded with memories as this is my “home church.” I actually started studying Religious Science in Glendale, California, and got a good understanding of Religious Science, yet Honolulu, through Rev. Helen Street, was where I grew up. Where I deepened my understanding of Principle and learned that God is love, and discovered spiritual family. Here I bonded with people that no matter how far away they might be, will always be in my heart and mind.

While these memories flood my conscious mind, it gives me a deeper understanding of how important spiritual community is. In community we grow together, laugh together, cry together. In community we feel supported along our life’s Path.

On Sundays, I smile as I refer to our Gatherings as a spiritual re-fueling station … yet this is what “church” is. A place to shake off the mesmerization of the world, and remember the Truth of our being.

The Pagan Priestess Starhawk writes:


Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion

without having the words catch in our throats.

Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us,

eyes will light up as we enter,

voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.

Community means strength that joins our strength

to do the work that needs to be done.

Arms to hold us when we falter.

A circle of healing.

A circle of friends.

Someplace where we can be free.

Let yourself look upon your spiritual community this way. I KNOW we are all attracted to the right place at the right time. Infinite Intelligence is guiding our every step. Our every step is leading us home – to our Selves.

We also create legacies - because of my experiences in Honolulu, the East Hawai’i church was founded and will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary next month. Because of these experiences, I had the courage to risk it all and move to a foreign country six years ago and take over another church, and then start another one last year. Because of these experiences, other churches have been started by my students, and the legacy goes on.

Blessings to the Honolulu CRS on their 25th – and blessings to all spiritual communities everywhere!!

For those of you who were looking for the hummingbird story – I promise -- next week.

Blessings, Rev. Angelica


God in us, as us, is a mighty force for good. It is infinitely intelligent, and unconditionally loving. It is the lifeforce makes all things animate, and it is the energy that holds all things inanimate together.

Today I recognize The Divine as my ‘life line’ – people, places and events that have brought me to this moment. In this moment I honour all who have walked my Path with me, whether ahead, alongside or behind me – whether I have known them or not. We are all going home together .. home to a deeper understanding of the Truth of our being.

I declare that today is the day I choose to honour myself as well. I am the one walking the Path, co-creating my world. None of this would or could have happened without me. I celebrate my Self with joy and thanksgiving. I celebrate my choices. I see they have all been exactly what I needed to deepen my awareness.

I celebrate The Divine Within - knowing It is my true home. My life is God’s Life, and I am making it a good one!! Gratefully, I release these words. And so it is.