Friday, December 28, 2007

It's hard to believe this is the last Friday of 2007 isn't it? If you're like me, along with your planning on how to celebrate the New Year, you're thinking about what you've achieved so far.

Rev. David Ault, a fabulous musician as well as an awesome minister, sent an e-mail I'd like to share with you … it's long, yet powerful. Read it through now, and let yourself think about these things. Then I suggest you set aside some time to go through the questions consciously. It is a wonderful way to be introspective and plan for the coming year at the same time:

Did I express love this year - real love? The kind of love that doesn't announce itself in flashy circumstance or structured conditions - but an authentic, quiet, internal love? The kind of love that bubbles to the surface when I gaze at another with understanding, a love that places me in their shoes, granting freedom from judgment and deepening my compassion? A philanthropic love that expresses because it simply feels compelled to, because it knows there is more than enough and everyone can benefit. If not, then I resolve to be and do better in my authentic loving.

Did I forgive this year - really forgive? The kind of forgiveness that cracks open my heart, peeling away one more layer of righteous indignation, thus allowing my soul to breathe? The kind of forgiveness that loosens my clinched fists held high at a situation so that I don't enter into the next one with guarded mistrust? The kind of forgiveness that comprehends there is a difference between understanding a behavioral choice and condoning it? If not, then I resolve to be and do better in my forgiving.

Did I stop this year - really stop? The kind of stopping that can't help but make me vulnerable by becoming more familiar with who I am without distraction, smoke screens, excuses or self-imposed numbing? The kind of stopping that turns me, naked, towards my feelings, giving them permission to express? No right or wrong - a stopping that simply lets me hear what I need to hear so that I can live more effectively? If not, then I resolve to be and do better in allowing myself to stop.

Did I seek adventure this year - real adventure? The kind of adventure that requires me to not only take a leap of faith off my cliff of familiarity but actually sends me back to get a running start? The kind of adventure that shakes the dust off my capable but underused wings and gives them an opportunity to catch the gorgeous wind of change? The kind of adventure that knows there is no outside safety net in this physical world, only an internal one? The kind of adventure that shouts, "I choose to live fully!" If not, then I resolve to be and do better in seeking adventure.

Did I seek wellness this year - real wellness? The kind of wellness that requires me to be fully conscious of what I put in my body - the kind of wellness that requires me to practice what I preach when it comes to self-love while understanding that the power to dissolve poor habits starts by simply choosing to change? Wellness that says, "This is the only body you've got. Treat me with respect, 
praise me daily and honor me as the holy temple that I am?" If not, 
then I resolve to be and do better in allowing wellness in my life.

Did I play this year - really play? The kind of play that gives value to the heavenly activity of fun -knowing that fun is sacred, that play is the equivalent of work and that during play - renewal and relaxation usher in the newest ideas and the clearest choices for better manifestations? Did I view play as a necessary life function and not a debatable luxury? If not, then I resolve to be and do better in my relationship to playing.

Did I set a goal and see it to completion this year -really complete it? The kind of completion that lets the vibration of satisfaction and confidence in my abilities heal any opposing ideas of not being good enough? Did I honor my life and its sacred purpose by utilizing my time with forward thinking and letting my mistakes be motivators not antagonists? Did I dissolve my insecurities and procrastination by understanding that my untapped genius has but one mode of expression and that is through idea, thought, word and action? If not, then I resolve to be and do better in setting and completing my goals.

Did I open myself up to learn this year - really learn? The kind of learning that entices me to enroll in being a student of life with thirst and enthusiasm? Did I set an intention for uncovering more of my potential, letting divine intellect eat from my plate and stepping deeper into the waters of wisdom? Did I open a book, take a class, study a language, learn an instrument, write a poem, visit another culture? Did I learn to surprise and thrill myself with the infinite capacity I have to master more than I thought I could? If not, then I resolve to be and do better on my personal path of learning.

Did I clean up my relationships this year - really clean them up? The kind of cleaning that requires me to break open the lock, pull back the curtain, throw open the window and start removing the dust of harsh words, grudges, false accusations and misguided choices that have layered my heart? Did I make amends for the fearful ways that disheartened another, for neglecting to honor their point of view? With careful examination, did I communicate my truth, understanding that sometimes all we may be able to do is agree to disagree and to do so without judgment or malice? If not, then I resolve to be and do better on cleaning up my relationships.

Did I share my good this year - really share? The kind of sharing that comes from the pure joy of seeing another succeed, not from what I think they can or will do for me in return? Did I tithe back to where I was spiritually fed, transformed and inspired? Did I practice random acts of kindness and give of my time, talent, and treasure realizing that my good is a part of a never-ending wellspring that cannot run dry -whose source is and always will be the infinite wellspring of the Divine? Did I commit to walking the altruistic path, remembering that every step brings healing and enlightenment to the world? If not, then I resolve to be and do better in my sharing.

Did I pray this year - really pray? The kind of prayer that is spoken not to God but AS God - prayers that affirm rather than beseech, are pregnant with knowing rather than bloated with doubt? Did I make my every day activities a prayer - realizing that every thought I think carries with it the responsibility of an effect on the world? Did I remember how truly powerful my own prayer actually is and that by simply devoting myself to the practice of it, I become the change? Did I remember that my prayer takes what I seek and introduces it to me, the seeker? If not, then I resolve to be and do better with praying.

Did I do all these things because deep down inside I fully understand how precious I am and that these activities will help me to see that I am held in the light as a perfect idea? Did I remember that I have been perfectly conceived and am always held in the perfect mind of God as perfect being? Did I know that there is nothing that I can ever say, nothing I can ever do that will separate me from the love of God? If for any reason, I forgot my divinity this year, then I resolve to be and do better in my knowing of it, to fully understand and embody the truth that it is done unto me as I believe. And I believe in the power of Good, for me, for you, for all.


Recognizing the powerful Presence that permeates all things, that surrounds us and fills us, I celebrate our conscious awareness of who we are and how we live our lives.

I choose to look back on this year with gratitude, no matter what happened. I see this past year as essential to my spiritual evolution. I know each word and deed was the right thing at the right time. I choose to see it as all good.

I now declare 2008 is my best year ever. I live more consciously than I ever have before. I relish each moment – moment by moment. Each is an opportunity to experience my Divinity. This is good, very good.

Gratefully I release my word into Law, knowing my intentions attract the perfect manifestations. I honour the powerful Presence of Great Good as It moves through me with grace and ease. And So It Is.

Grateful blessings to all those who have made donations to this e-mail ministry!

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Friday, December 14, 2007

This morning while standing in line at a store I was getting very antsy. The cashier had been working with one person for quite a while. I found myself checking the other lines. I wanted to scream "Hurry up!!" or whine "Come on now, there's a long line here, get another cashier out here." I even wondered if I really wanted to buy what was in my basket right at that moment. And then I came to my Self.

It's easy to lose ones Self in the bustle of the holidays, isn't it? These are supposed to be holy days … not that the rest of the year isn't sacred, yet these particular days have been delineated as holy ones. These are the days to be honour the birth of Christ Consciousness or an awakening of the Light once again within us, and yet we spend them being really busy, allowing ourselves to get frustrated or anxious!

I took a deep breath and decided to do an eyes-open meditation. I noticed two little girls gazing with awe on the candy counter. "That's the biggest chocolate bar I've ever seen" said one breathlessly. Her sister agreed. Their eyes twinkled with joy. An older man and woman were holding hands in the next line as they discussed the gift they were buying for their grandchildren. Their eyes twinkled with love. I overheard a young woman on her cell phone talking about the puppy she'd bought for her husband. Her eyes were closed, but I could hear happiness in her voice. I felt blessed for being able to notice these things.

After awhile I no longer felt antsy. I didn't want to scream at anyone. I was making the most of the present moment. I thought about how I had remembered who I am – Spirit in form, and how remembering had changed my whole experience! Just then, a cashier tapped me on the shoulder and said "Follow me, I'm opening my till."

As I drove out of the parking lot, waiting behind a line of cars to make a left turn onto a very busy street, I decided to use the Creative Power to help us move into traffic. I thought about Moses parting the sea, and a huge space opened up. We were all able to make that turn.

Dr. Holmes writes on page 434 of the Science of Mind: "Everything our thought rests upon is either retarded or quickened by the power of that thought. Everyone is a law unto himself, under the great law of cause and effect governing all things.

When we constructively praise and creatively bless, life abounds with love, peace and joy. Let goodness shine forth. Let us learn to see that everyone is an evolving Christ."


The Infinite Creative Power of Great Good is right here, right now. It is the energy of Divine Love moving through me, creating peace. It is the energy of Infinite Intelligence growing my ideas into form. It is constantly creating me as an ever-expanding expression of Itself.

Today I choose to be creative instead of reactive. I acknowledge the busyness of the season, but do not let it affect me. I see the Presence of Great Good anywhere I am. It is within me and around me. There is no way I can get away from it. Even when I forget who I am, It is still there. If I do forget, I declare that Infinite Intelligence easily and effortlessly reminds me with love and humour.

All the days of my life are holy days. I am always walking on holy ground. How could it be any other way? All there is – is God

Gratefully I celebrate my constant return to my Self. God is Good – Great Good, and I accept Great Good into my life with joy. And so It is.

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Friday, December 07, 2007

I drove by a church marquee today and read:

“If God is your co-pilot – swap seats.”

I’ve used that phrase “God is my co-pilot” many times …. Yet this morning I understood it at a deeper level. I’ve been saying it as if I am the one in charge – like I’m greater than God and God is here to assist me. It’s true – I am in charge here. God as the Law is here to assist me. I make the decisions and the Law does the work.

Yet, what if I did switch seats? What if I let God be the pilot, and I assisted It? Do I have the courage to totally turn my life over to God? God is an infinite field of creative potentiality. It is all knowing, everywhere present, all powerful. It is unconditionally loving, When I remember this, and let go, I trust, and Life works better than I ever imagined it could.

Does this mean I never make any decisions or intentions? No, of course not! It DOES mean I take my life to a deeper level, a level I could call surrender. Now surrender is not a word I like. I looked it up and the definitions seem so negative. Yet, the idea of surrendering that part of me that thinks it has to do everything all by itself sounds like a good idea. When I think of surrendering, I want to surrender to Love. God is Love.

Dr. Holmes defines Love in the glossary of the Science of Mind as:

“Love is the self-givingness of the Spirit through the desire of Life to express Itself in terms of creation. We are also told in the New Testament that “He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.” Love is free from condemnation, even as it is free from fear. Love is a cosmic force whose sweep is irresistible.”

Fear – that’s what I’d like to surrender. Fear, doubt, and uncertainty.

Spirit Within is urging us to open to our expression of Itself, to surrender our littleness, to discover the greatness of who we really are. Yet it seems many have been so conditioned to believe we are not worthy that this can be an uncomfortable process. We can surrender that uncomfortableness! We can trust The Divine! Surrender to Love. Love heals. God is Love. It’s time to let God back into the pilot’s seat!!


(Our Centre is in the process of finding a new location. Please join us in KNOWING we already have it – see us sitting in our new sanctuary on the first Sunday of January, absolutely delighted with our demonstration.)

There is only One Perfect Presence, the infinite Source of all that is. It is absolutely everywhere, including within me.

I know my life is pure Spirit, taking form as all that I am - - as my body, my personality, my thoughts, my experiences, and more. I now see Spirit taking form as my Visions and desires. I know the Law works, so I let God do Its perfect work.

I see Spirit taking form as our Spiritual Home. It reflects the qualities of Spirit I resonate to. It reflects the beauty, serenity and peace of The Divine, yet it empowers and inspires me.

I am so grateful for the easy and effortless way everything comes about in my life and in the life of our Centre. I relax because God is in the pilot’s seat!! I release these words knowing they are done, and so It is.

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

The other day I noticed a friend wearing her “Complaint-free World” bracelet. I wonder where mine went? Did I make 21 days without complaining? NOT! If I had, you’d all have heard about it.

For the past three weeks we’ve been studying the power of prayer on Sunday mornings … What if all our complaining is really a cry for prayer?

What if the next time we felt ourselves starting to complain, we did a Spiritual Mind Treatment instead?

Ernest Holmes writes on page 152 of the Science of Mind:

“Prayer is constructive, because it enables us to establish closer contact with the Fountain of Wisdom, and we are less likely to be influenced by appearances around us – to judge “according to appearance.”

We can be creating a solution instead of compounding the problem!

Or what if when we heard someone else complaining, instead of joining them, we silently stated the Truth about the situation?

Ernest Holmes writes on the same page:

“Prayer has stimulated countless millions of people to higher thoughts and nobler deeds.”

With the busyness of the season, the crowded streets and parking lots, the long lines in traffic and in the stores, etc., instead of complaining – let’s Treat!!


There is only One Life – that Life is God’s Life, and this is the Life I am living. I am so pleased to know this Truth, and to let It express though me each and every day.

I am grateful for the ability to drop my need to complain. Life is about solutions and is bigger than any challenge I can attract to myself.

I celebrate my ability to be a force for good in my own life as well as the lives of others. I am so grateful to have a tool for changing my consciousness – Spiritual Mind Treatment. I know that as I change my consciousness, I make a difference in the world.

This is good, very good. I accept the power of my word and release it to the Law, knowing it is already so. And so it is.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Last Sunday I had the honour of participating in ceremony at another church so I also got to “go to church” instead of lead it. During the pastor's message, he made a very profound statement:

“The price you pay for the life you want is --- the life you have.”

Everyone take a deep breath!

In order to have the life of our dreams we have to give up the life of lack and limitation that we’re living now. I’m not talking about our outer life, I’m talking about our inner life. We can pray, affirm, and declare our intentions, but if we’re working from the old consciousness, things won’t manifest the way we desire. Jesus said it like this: “You can’t put new wine into old wineskins.”

Ernest Holmes writes on page 475 of the Science of Mind “Let us make this plain. IF ONE IS NOT ATTRACTING GOOD INTO HIS LIFE, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS UNCONSCIOUS THINKING. As the subjective state of his thought constitutes the sum total of his belief, it is his habitual attitude toward life and living. This inner thought content is the sole medium between the Absolute and the relative, between causes and conditions.”

That habitual attitude is creating our current reality. When you make your declarations for what you want, are you really willing to let that old attitude go? Another way to say this is that we are the author of the script of our lives. Perhaps some of us went on strike a long time ago – and so we’ve had to act out that old script over and over.

Holmes goes on: “When this inner thought is clarified, that is, when it knows the truth, it will reinstate the outer man in peace, poise, health and happiness. This inner thought becomes clarified as we unify with good, this is the inner quickening. Following this is the outer quickening – the outward sign of the inner belief.”

When we are writing our new scripts – let’s remember this Truth: The inner thought has to be unified with good – God. There is One Life – this Life is God’s Life, and this is the Life we are choosing to live!


God and I are One. There can be no separation – we are One. One Life we are expressing. One Heart we are living in. One Mind we are using. All there is – is God.

Knowing this, I choose to look at the life I have been living and see if it’s equal to God. I easily and effortlessly remove my old beliefs in unworthiness, lack or limitation of any kind. I remember who I am. God in form.

I rewrite my life script so that my GodSelf is the main character. I am loving, healthy, wise, prosperous and creative. I am filled with Divine wisdom. My life is divine life and I’m making it a great one!

Gratefully I acknowledge my Self. I acknowledge my willingness to move beyond the old life. My life is transformed by renewal of my mind.

I release these words, knowing they are already embodied deep within my subjective mind. And so it is.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Have a look at this:

The Wonder of You

In this one minute video, Deepak Chopra explores the mystery of our bodies in its growth from a single cell to a symphony of activities guided by an Inner Intelligence that mirrors the wisdom of the universe.

As I watched it I thought “Wow! If we really understood what amazingly creative beings we are – we would spend lots of time in awe.”

The dictionary defines Awe as: an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime awe of the king> awe>

The Vision statement for Religious Science International is “Awakening Humanity to its Spiritual Magnificence.” One way we can honour this Vision is to begin to approach our own selves with veneration and wonder (notice I’m skipping the dread). We are so much more than we think we are! We are powerfully creative, whether we are doing it consciously or not. Now is the time to get real -- to get authentic -- in how we think and feel about ourselves

This is the Truth: YOU – Spirit – have created a body around you, one that evolves with your belief in time ….one that is naturally healthy. In this body are miles of nerves, muscles, tendons, intestines, and blood vessels. In this body is a heart that has been working non-stop since conception, lungs that automatically make sure you have enough air, a digestive system that derives the proper nutrients from what you feed it, and gets rid of the rest. In this body is a skeletal system that has been designed to support you in all your activities.

Around this body is a world that is filled with so many wonderful things… animal, plant and mineral. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises, just to name two. So many things you can appreciate with all your senses. And YOU created it!!

Now is the time to be in awe of what You are …. not only recognize your spiritual magnificence, but live from the centre of it! You, Spirit, are Awesome!!


I am so grateful to be alive, awake and aware at this moment. I remember who I am. I am God in expression as the person I am. My life is Divine Life made manifest.

I now accept this Truth at the highest level. I live in the Centre of a Divine Atmosphere that is absolute. Everywhere I am is holy ground. Everything I experience is sacred. There is nothing but God.

All doubts about myself and my abilities are released. All fears about others have been dispelled. I experience the blessings of conscious awareness at all times, in all ways. I am magnificent!

I am creative! Through my thoughts and feelings I am designing a delightful world to live in. Divine Power flows through me with ease.

I celebrate Life as I gratefully release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are so … and So It is.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Sunday is Remembrance Day in many countries. When I was in college, I had friends who didn’t come back from the Viet Nam war, and friends who did, but not with the same body or consciousness they left with. Because of this, I hated war. I protested war. When I discovered Religious Science, I read a statement by Ernest Holmes in “Sermon by the Sea” that essentially said: “Show me a man who is against nothing, and for something, and I will show you the messiah.” I realized I had to let go of my hatred of war, and start to love peace. And, even though I don’t like the idea of fighting to create peace, I honour the people who gave their lives for the concept of freedom. I honour their courage. There was That Within Them that called them to do that work, and they did it even though they might have been afraid.

In the Hindu world, today marks the beginning of one of their most important religious festivals – Diwali - which is popularly known as the "festival of lights."

The esoteric meaning is of this festival is "the awareness of the inner light". According to Wikipedia: Central to Hindu philosophy is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this Inner Light, in particular the knowing of which outshines all darkness (removes all obstacles and dispels all ignorance), awakening the individual to one's true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With the realization of the Atman comes universal compassion, love, and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings Ananda (Inner Joy or Peace).

Even though we might not be Hindu, we can use the energy of this festival. As we wear our poppies this weekend, let us honour the Inner Light of the men and women who gave their lives for Peace. Let’s think of all the soldiers, dead or alive, as Bright Lights for Peace, with compassion, love and the awareness of Oneness.


I live and breathe and have my being in the conscious awareness of the AM that I am. I know there is only the One – One Heart in which we all live – One Mind that we all use.

I celebrate the Inner Light of each person. I honour the courage to act for Peace. In this transformational Now, I speak my word that each person’s life makes a difference in this world. I am grateful for each of them and know all of us are perfectly expressing our Divinity.

I quiet my mind, and allow myself to be the Peace I want to experience. I let go of all thoughts of hostility or resentment in my own life. I let the spaces left behind by the emptying of those emotions be filled with Love. There is only God, no matter what I think of the appearances before me. God is Love, and Love fills the universe. In this Love is Peace.

I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are so … and So It is.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Recently two dear friends lost people who were very close to them. During these moments, and at other times when life seems so hard for us, is when I wish I had a magic wand or word, that I could use to make everything all better – sort of like a mother’s kiss on an oweee. But I don’t. We all have to go through what we have to go through. I can be there for you, spiritually, mentally and emotionally – even physically, but I can’t change your experience.

Many times the person who is left behind thinks if only they had done a certain thing – perhaps the results would have been different. What I know is that the person who had the experience is the only one who could have changed it.

Every Life is precious. I believe one of our innate desires is to be remembered as having made a difference in our world. Instead of thinking “what if”, we can remember the gifts our loved ones gave us. Those moments where we can’t even remember the date, but we can remember the smile or the touch or the laughter.

We can also realize how precious our own life is. We can choose to notice more of the blessings instead of the challenges. We can realize that just as the person who made their transition was important to us, we were important to them, and we are important to others in our lives as well.

Death is not a bad thing even though we do everything we can to avoid it. How we choose to leave is not a bad thing either. It is just a choice. Holmes writes in the glossary of the Science of Mind “The experience of dying is but the laying off of an old garment, and the donning of a new one.” Like the butterfly who dies to being a caterpillar, all of us will emerge from this earthly experience to soar!


Life is ever present. It is birthless and deathless. It is the thing that animates our bodies. It is our Real Self.

Knowing this, I choose to experience Life as the gift It is. I move forward on my path of human experience with a true sense of awareness that I really am a Spiritual Being having a spiritual experience I am choosing to call humanness.

I claim my rights as a spiritual Being. I claim that within me is unconditional love and infinite intelligence. I claim my place as a co-creator with Life. I choose to experience more joy, more peace, more of what I am – Love in action.

In doing this, I notice all the precious moments – the moments of laughter and the moments of tears. Facts and figures no longer affect me as they have in the past. I let myself feel things in the present moment, knowing that Now is the most important moment.

I am so grateful for Life, and for all the people, here and beyond that have touched my life. I am grateful for my conscious awareness of Divine Life within me, moving through me, as me, for me.

I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are so … and So It is.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween is almost upon us! Even if I didn’t have a calendar in front of me, I could tell it was coming by the proliferation of scary movies on TV. Which reminds me of a time when I was the Youth Director at the Honolulu Church of Religious Science. It was this same time of year and I believe the first Friday the 13th movie had just been released. The children in my Sunday School class were fascinated by the film … and I was aghast that their parents would even let them watch it!!

As I asked them if they were scared during the movie – they laughed at me, and said “Yes – and that’s what’s so fun!!”

FUN !?!?! Being scared is fun??? I couldn’t imagine enjoying being scared. I remember movies that caused nightmares, and real life experiences that scared the heck out of me.

Yet, what a novel way to approach the “scary stories” we attract into our life!! Most of us enjoy playing games. What if we really understood that getting fired, getting sick, getting divorced, experiencing lack of money, love, etc., were experiences we’d attracted on the board of this game called Life? Being scared would be the impetus to honour the game’s challenge, which would be to stay out of the story and move through the darkness of the story into the Light.

Rev. Lyn Billingsley (formerly of the Waikoloa Church of Religious Science) went on an Alaskan cruise a few years ago. She told me about seeing a rock climbing wall the first day on the cruise, knowing she wanted to do it, yet the height of the wall and her lack of knowledge about climbing prevented her from trying it. Finally on the last afternoon, she realized she might not have another chance. She got suited up, and started climbing. The crew cheered her on as she took one step after the other, and when she was almost at the top, she suddenly realized that in the midst of her fear, she was having fun!

Allow yourself to think of an experience that scares you. Fear immobilizes us. Let yourself realize it’s all part of the Game of Life and let it be ok to be scared … then see how you can enjoy the Game!!

Playful Blessings, Rev. Angelica


Our real existence is as Spirit, and only in the degree that we perceive our real existence as Spirit, do we drop the false sense of fear. Knowing this, I now celebrate my consciousness awareness of the Game of Life. God is the originator, the players, the game pieces and the board. It is working in me, as me, through me.

I choose to let go of my scary stories. I realize these stories are in my life so I can move beyond where I was to where I want to be. Who I want to be is authentically Spirit. Where I want to be is totally present in Life.

I choose to let myself enjoy each and every experience as I move around the Game board. Regardless of what I’ve attracted, I let myself see the humour in it. I am more powerful than I think I am, and I choose to let Life be fun!

Gratefully I recognize Spirit absolutely everywhere. Gratefully I accept I always have choice. Gratefully I let go and let God do Its’ magic through and as me.

I now release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are so … and So It is.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tonight Celebration Centre is having our Family Masquerade Party at WindSong. (See details below) What fun! As I’ve observed various costumes being made, including my own, I’ve noticed how a costume gives us permission to play. We can be a swirly-skirted gypsy dancer, a masked mystery man, a spider-boy, a clown, or giant gnomes, and as we put on the costume a new persona comes out.

Or is it new?

I’m starting to think each of us (consciously or unconsciously) chooses the costume we wear because of some unexpressed creative yearning of our Spirit. Our costume disguises our conventional self, liberates our personality and opens us to receive pleasure in being recognized as that unexpressed part of us.

Halloween is the one day a year we adults give ourselves permission to go over the top and be free. It makes me ask “Who set the rules?” as to who we are supposed to be in everyday life. Who sets the rules as to who we cannot be? We do!

What would happen if we really allowed ourselves to play “let’s pretend” on a regular basis? Let’s pretend we are fabulous dancers, men of mystery, divine comedians, and people who live in magical forests. Let’s pretend we are Spiritual Beings having a delightful human experience. Want to play? Why not? It’s true! We can be anything we want to be and letting our Inner Child out means we’ll have a lot more joy in our lives.


Blessings, Rev. Angelica


I know there is only One. One unified consciousness filled with infinite divine expression. This One manifests Itself as me, acting through my thoughts and feelings.

As Spirit expressing in this world, I declare I am safe to express my childlike nature with ease and grace. I am untouched by anything that is unlike Love, and nothing outside of me can have an effect on me. I choose my Path with joy. I am in perfect harmony. I play well. I am the manifested One Life, experiencing love for myself and all others.

With a joyful heart I release these words, grateful for my conscious recognition and acknowledgment of my Divine Child within. And so it is.

Friday, October 12, 2007

I’m still cruising in Thanksgiving mode and I love it!! Karen Drucker’s song “I am so blessed” keeps running through my head. For those of you who haven’t heard it, it’s a simple song:

I am so blessed, I am so blessed

I am so grateful for all that I have

I am so blessed, I am so blessed

I am so grateful, I am so blessed.

This morning I looked up “blessed” in the dictionary:

1. Consecrated – sacred, holy

2. worthy of adoration, reverence

3. divinely or supremely favoured

4. blissfully happy or contented

In Religious Science we say absolutely everything is God – there is nothing but God …. So yes, definition #1 & 2 are appropriate – we are sacred, holy beings, definitely worthy of adoration & reverence, most particularly from ourselves.

Definition #3 reminded me of Dr. Holmes definition of Grace in the glossary of the Science of Mind text: “Grace is the givingness of Spirit to Its Creation and is not a special law, but a specialized one. In other words, Grace is, but we need to recognize it. It is not something God imposed on us, but is the logical result of the correct acceptance of life and of a correct relationship to the Spirit.”

When we recognize and are in acceptance of the Truth of our being, it is easy to feel divinely favoured. Everything seems to fall into its perfect place, Treatments manifest easily, life is good. Which leads us right into definition #4.

Now there’s an interesting phenomena that happens to just about everyone almost as soon as we realize we are blissfully happy … we begin to worry about whether it will last! I’ve discovered when I start to worry, going back to feeling grateful does the trick. The Truth is, how I am feeling is a choice! Thich Naht Hanh wrote "At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it."

What are you choosing today? OK, let’s sing – I am so blessed, I am so blessed


There is That Within Me that is infinitely intelligent and unconditionally loving. It is my Higher Self, First Cause, God, the Force, Divine Mind … what ever I choose to call It. It is within me and around me, It is – and that is all there is.

Today as I allow myself to accept the Truth – I am a sacred, holy being, living in a sacred Universe. I appreciate everything about my life. I give thanks for my body, and the ability it gives me to live in this present time. I give thanks for the other bodies in my life, whether they be family, friends, strangers, or pets. They are all expressions of The Divine. I give thanks for my ability to share my Divine gifts and talents with my world. I give thanks for being richly supported by The Divine. I give thanks for Being.

As I continually live in a grateful consciousness, I feel the Blessings of the Universe even greater than I ever have before. It is good to live in these times, regardless of what the world tries to tell me. My life is God’s Life, and I recognize and accept that It is a good one!

Breathing deeply, I release these words into Law, feeling the blessings of them. And so It is.

Friday, October 05, 2007

This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada. I love this holiday. Gratitude is my favourite state of mind.

Most of the time, when we think of being grateful, we think about what we have and what we’ve received. What if this year we were grateful for all we can give?

If you really think about it, giving and receiving are the same energy - Divine Energy working through us - and since we think of God as the energy of Love, in Truth all we can really give or receive is Love.

True giving is simply giving of your Self and receiving of your Self. It has nothing to do with anything material or measurable.

In the front of my Bible, I have listed a collection of prosperity quotes. One of them reads God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.—II Corinthians 9:6-8.

The Divine loves the cheerful giver because the mind and heart are open, and the pure substance of Being freely flows out into the world and balances all things.

Give in love — give when you cannot see any possibility of return. Give your real substance, the substance of your heart, your authentic Self. Bless everything you give. See yourself as a joy filled agent of The Divine handing out a great bounty from the inexhaustible supply of Good.

What are you grateful for that you are able to give?

I am so grateful I can give Love, inspiration, empowerment, compassion, smiles, encouragement -- all that I am and all my gifts and talents to You!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Grateful Blessings, Rev. Angelica


Gratefully I recognize the powerful Presence of The Divine absolutely everywhere. It is around me and within me. It is the Source of all. Divine Mind, through my thoughts and feelings operating in Law, creates.

As I look at my life reflected all around me, I delight in my creations. Even those I might feel need changing I delight in, because I see how powerful I am.

Today I choose to be grateful for all I can give. I am grateful to have the choice to be nonjudgmental, compassionate, wise, fear-free, and to give these qualities of being to the people in my life. I am grateful for my gifts and talents and my ability to give these to my world. I am grateful to give friendship and solace where needed. I am grateful to give Love.

I recognize The Divine in each person from this moment on. I see them as their authentic Selves. I am truly grateful to the One Life that is living us. It is good, very good.

And so it is.

Friday, September 28, 2007

I’m so excited!! Our Courses start next week. I love taking classes! “Wait a minute,” you might be thinking – “you’re teaching them not taking them!” Yes, I am – but I am also always a student.

The late Dr. Bill Hornaday once told a story at the Asilomar Conference of walking into Dr. Holmes office and finding him at his desk reading the Science of Mind. He asked him what he was doing. Dr. Holmes said “Studying!” Hornaday was surprised – after all, Dr. Holmes had written the book. Dr. Holmes then told him it didn’t matter if he had written it, it was a life-long study.

In our Sunday Gatherings you get the idea of how to use our Principles, and be inspired and empowered to do so. Yet Courses are where the “rubber meets the road.” Do you have an area of your life you’d like to change? Attend a course – change is guaranteed !!

Imagine this – you’re a child, watching other children ride their bikes. You want to do it too. You see you that you get on the bike, put your feet on the pedals and push. You know you can do it, because you have a general understanding of what is necessary for you to do.

Yet everything changes once you actually get on the bike. First, someone has to hold the bike while you learn that magic two wheeler balance. Once you’ve got that down, you discover that things like rocks in the road can totally change your direction. Cars or people in front of you can scare the heck out of you. You have to learn how to turn without falling over and stop without flying over the handlebars.

Then suddenly you’re riding with that group of children you were watching and having a great time! You realize a sense of freedom. You can go anywhere at anytime. And once you’ve got it, you never forget! Even if you don’t ride a bike for years, you’ll still be able to get on and ride away with ease.

Yes, I KNOW how to ride a bike – let me be the one that runs along side you while you’re learning. I’ll teach you all I know, and we’ll learn even more together as we ride – then I’ll learn from you as you surpass me!

Blessings, Rev. Angelica

PS – It doesn't matter what philosophy you follow – courses are like supplements for the mind!! Take one today!


Spirit within me rejoices as I remember there is only One Life - God’s Life and this is the Life I am experiencing moment by moment. I know God is Love and Love points the way while Law makes the way possible.

Today I choose to make conscious choices. I no longer live in reaction to the world around me. I co-create with love and joy in my ability to do so. I create prosperity, health, great creativity, and a deep sense of inner peace. I allow myself to become more familiar with The Divine – that powerful Presence that is within me and around me – that loves me with an unconditional Love – always has, always will.

I am grateful for the Principles of Religious Science. I am grateful I can learn them at a deeper level. I am grateful I can change my thoughts and feelings and change my life!

I release these words to Spiritual Law, knowing they are already so. And so it is.

SOM 208 – Emerson’s Essays starts Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, ONLINE – 6:30 pm – contact me for directions to chatroom

I am always available for listening, counseling and Spiritual Mind Treatment. Contact me by calling 604-514-4684 or replying to this e-mail.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Today is the International Day of Peace, a day set aside by the United Nations, first celebrated in 1982, where millions of people around the world participate in a minute of
silence for world peace at noon in every time zone.

Perhaps you might be asking “why would I participate in this … does it really do any good?”

In 1975 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became known for teaching Transcendental Meditation for Global benefits. His University taught a Unified Field Theory through meditation, which has been known in Vedic Sciences for thousands of years. Many scientific studies have been done since then on the effects created by large group meditation, The results were amazing and the phenomenon became so well known it was named the Maharishi Effect. The Maharishi Effect establishes the principle that individual consciousness affects collective consciousness.

To say it more simply, in the children’s book Dinotopia, one of the ‘codes’ is that “one raindrop raises the sea.” As we allow ourselves to become still, and consciously connect with that web of consciousness, or the Noesphere, as Barbara Marx Hubbard calls it, our consciousness helps lift the consciousness of humanity. We are doing our part to Awaken Humanity to Its Spiritual Magnificence.

Imagine tuning in every hour with a conscious intention for Peace in our world. What would that look like? We have lived with war somewhere in our world all our lives, some of us more than others. We could start by imagining what our individual lives would be like if they were totally peaceful. Most of us have had moments like that. Perhaps instead of trying to figure out what it would look like, we could remember what it feels like. Our conscious intention plus our feelings are what makes manifestations!

For just a moment, allow yourself to sink deep within to the centre of your being. Feel the Peace that passeth all understanding and let that Peace radiate out into your world. You ARE making a difference!

Peaceful Blessings, Rev. Angelica


The only Reality is Spirit – everywhere present, all powerful, all knowing. I acknowledge this Presence within me and around me as I focus on World Peace.

Today as I join with millions of others in this World Day of Peace, I easily drop any judgments about any part of my world. I declare it all good – and I know this is true, because it is all God. I feel the Peace of God permeating the atmosphere, radiating out from me to all points of the universe. I awaken to the Truth of God, and as I awaken, others are awakening. I have the consciousness of Peace and I am a blessing to my world, just as my world blesses me.

Gratefully I celebrate my recognition of the One Life we are all living, the One Breath we are all breathing, the One Mind we are all using. God is perfect peace, and peace expresses through everything right now. And So It Is.