Friday, October 06, 2006

What great fun it is to travel. Hawai’i was a great blessing. It was so good to be around family and make new friends as well.

One of the things I’ve noticed as I talked with people is that changes are happening in many people’s lives. Some changes are manifesting painfully, and some with excitement. Each story I heard was a microcosmic view of the changes that are happening in our world.

Years ago, I was sitting in a class where a question was asked about the 2012 experience the earth is prophesied to have. The teacher responded that the earth was being born into a new dimension, and as this happens, it is as if we were being placed into a giant sieve, and shaken until all the dross falls away.

I describe it this way: a new paradigm of peace and compassion has been birthed into the forefront of the collective consciousness, and the old paradigm of “might is right” is fighting to stay alive. Each of us in participating in this birthing in our own way. As our experiences come up we chose how we are going to react to them – it’s usually a split-second, unconscious choice, but it is a choice.

I believe our participation in this emergent evolution (as Dr. Holmes called it), is to be more mindful of our participation, of our choices. This weekend is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and gratitude is one of the best ways I know to be more mindful. Right now, stop and take a deep breath. Don’t keep reading – close your eyes for a moment and just breathe and let yourself relax into your Spirit. Now, let yourself be totally in the moment. Be aware that this moment is the only moment there is, Be aware that in this moment there is nothing to be anxious about. Breathe deeply again. Now, allow yourself to be grateful for the experiences of your life, and all the choices you have made up until now. Be grateful you are alive, you are awakening, you are here in this moment. In this moment of grateful mindfulness, declare that from now on, all your choices will be for the highest good and the greatest joy of all. Be grateful you can choose this. Breathe deeply again to anchor this choice.

The 14th century Christian mystic, Miester Eckhart wrote “If the only prayer we prayed was thank you, that will suffice.” This is so true today.

I thank God for YOU !

Grateful Blessings, Rev. Angelica


Today I am consciously aware of the One. I recognize It as infinitely intelligent and unconditionally loving. I am the focus of this great mind and heart. It is living my life, in, through and as me.

Knowing this, I now take my place as a Divine Being. I am ready and willing to live my life for the highest good and greatest joy for all. I celebrate my choices, knowing they are blessing me delightfully, and then radiating from me and blessing others. I am a willing vehicle for the Light and Love of The Divine.

I am so grateful to be here now. I am grateful for my awakening to my True Nature. I am grateful for my awareness of spiritual law. I am grateful that all there is – is God. Therefore I declare: God is good, and all is well with my world.

And so it is.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Aloha again from the Big Island of Hawai'i!

Last month many of you participated in my Thank God I'm Rich program, to expand our consciousness of prosperity. This week I've gotten to experience abundance at a whole new level. It's like I'm visiting royalty -- all my needs have been met with ease and grace. Many before I even thought of asking!

Here's one little example: Tuesday, my friend Louise & I went swimming at the hot ponds – a very magical place.

On the way home she offered to drive me up an old road that is flanked by huge mango trees. She suggested we stop and find some to eat, and just as we opened the car door, a tree-ripen mango fell in front of her car! She offered that one to me, and found another, and we continued our drive. What a delight! Riding along a winding road, through an old grove mango forest with tropical flowers of every sort … experiencing a visual feast and eating mangos. Now that's abundance!!

Prosperity isn't really about big cars & houses, and tons of money – though all that stuff can be fun to create - it's about experiencing the delights of what's right in front of us. The gifts of The Universe that are always being given.

The Big Island is experiencing another type of abundance – a small frog that sings at night called a Coqui. Many of the residents are irritated because of the noisy infiltration of this animal, yet last night as I listened, I remembered an acronym for frog = Fully Relying On God! Nighttime is when most people do their worrying. Rev. Tag says the Spanish translation of the frog's name is "It's me!" so the songs of the frogs can remind them God is always here. As one worries, they will hear The Divine saying "It's me! It's me!" And isn't this the Truth, everything, including the frogs and us, is God.

It announces Itself in many ways so we can remember to fully rely upon It.

How is the Universe announcing Itself in your life? Let yourself count the ways.

Grateful Blessings, Rev. Angelica


God is Love, and Love what we are. Love is the magnificent energy that is the source of all things, and the energy that makes up all things. It is absolutely everywhere present. Love points the way, and the Law makes the way possible.

Knowing this, I declare that it is my intention to see and experience all the love notes The Universe is constantly giving me. As I recognize them, I celebrate my conscious awareness of how much I am loved. I am so grateful to know how valuable I am in the grand scheme of things, and I accept my sacred right to Being.

God in me, as me, is having a delightful experience of Itself. This is good, very good. I fully rely on the God Presence within me to guide me into an ever greater joyful appreciation of abundance!

And so it is.

Aloha from the Big Island of Hawai'i!

I share with you the wonders of my former churches 20th anniversary. I've experienced a great celebration party with dinner and dancing on Saturday night, and a full house on Sunday morning, followed by a swim in my favorite hot ponds.

It's such an ego-boost to be the guest of honor, and absolutely delightful to have a reunion with old friends. Yet the thing that humbles me is having the ability to see the legacy I created. During the party on Saturday and after the service on Sunday many people came to me saying "You don't know me, but I want to thank you for starting this church – it has made a tremendous difference in my life."

As I stood at the lectern, looking out at the faces of the Center for Spiritual Growth's members and friends – I suddenly realized those lives had been touched because I decided to start following an Inner Guidance years and years ago. I decided to start living my bliss.

We're all leaving a legacy. We're creating it moment by moment. The image of a drop of water causing ripples on a smooth surface comes to mind. I now have a much deeper understanding of how every single one of our choices affects countless others, and how important it is to be mindful of them. How grateful I am to be able to see the fruits of my choices!

In Religious Science, as we honor the powerful Presence of The Divine within us, allowing It's infinite intelligence to guide us, and accepting the Unconditional Love that is always being given, we shall, as Dr. Holmes writes: "expand into a greater livingness – our world created by our consciousness, and our consciousness taking its color from the perception of our relation to the Infinite!"

Grateful Blessings, Rev. Angelica


I open myself to the conscious awareness of the Truth of my being. All there is – is God. An infinitely intelligent, unconditionally loving, everywhere present, all powerful Energy that resides within me as well as around me.

Today I recognize God foremost in all my choices. I am open and willing to live a Divine Life, filled with blessings beyond measure. I am willing to consistently choose that which is the best for all concerned, which includes myself. I am willing to live in integrity and authenticity as the spiritual being that I am.

My willingness opens doors of opportunity where I might have thought there were none. My willingness reveals to me the powerful person that I am. I accept with grace and gratitude all that is for me to do. I know I am not alone. I am in Oneness with Life, and this is good, very good.

Gratefully I release my word into spiritual law, offering myself in service, knowing the Law always works. God is good, and all is well in my world.

And so it is.