This morning some friends and I get on the road to Asilomar. I'm excited! Asilomar is a state run conference ground in the Monterey/Carmel area of Northern California. It is incredibly beautiful. One walks among tall stately pines out to a sand dune filled beach. I love the smell of sun drenched pine. The coastline, whether it is foggy or sunny, is gorgeous. In this beautiful setting it is Sunday all week long. Imagine hearing powerful talks, taking workshops, attending chapel, and yoga, and meditation groups. In the evening there is music, dancing or quiet coffee areas. Also imagine your bed being made, and all your meals being cooked for you. Nothing to do but soak up the atmosphere! Ahhhhhhhhh.
Before I moved to Canada, I attended 17 years in a row. I've been twice since 2000, and this year was an absolute must! This will be the last year our annual conference is held at Asilomar. This is why I had to attend this year. It will be a powerful week, and there will be a palpable poignancy as the week draws to a close. Dr. Holmes did his famous Sermon at the Sea at his last Asilomar and it will be presented again at our last.
In the coming years this conference will move around the world. It will take on new meaning, and bring new Light to the places it is held. I am looking forward to this next adventure.
Many of us have experienced a feeling of change in our own lives. The nature of Life is transformation, over and over again. We all have had things in our lives we thought would be there forever … our parents for instance … or our ex. We have fond (or not so fond) memories of people and experiences, and when they start to transform it is sometimes painful. We want to resist, we want to hold on. However, one thing we are guaranteed - nothing ever stays the same.
This is why it is so important to be fully present in every moment. This moment right now that you are reading my message – it will never be here again. Yes, you might read the message again, but the atmosphere around you will be different. As the Hawaiians say "You can't step in the same ocean twice." When we are not present, Life goes by anyway … we can't stop it to daydream or be concerned. Life is a Now experience – and it is a gift – The Divine Present that never stops giving.
This week, I am going to remind myself to be present and gratefully experience the last Asilomar. I KNOW it is going to be a good one! I invite you to be present in your life as well. The Truth is Change is the nature of GodLife, and change is good. Accept the constant newness of The Divine as your daily gift, and be grateful!!
Blessings, Rev. Angelica
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
The I Am That I Am is fully present within me. I celebrate this awareness. I let the Truth of It flood my being. I feel the Power and the Love. I am aware of the Infinite Intelligence and perfect Grace.
Love blesses me as I choose to live in the present moment. I let go of trying to hang on to the past. I let go of resisting change. I know with God all good things are possible in my life. I choose wisely what I want to experience and anything unlike good is released from my subjective mind.
My life is filled with love, peace and joy because my life is God's Life.
I now choose to accept the gifts of The Divine. I gratefully stay in the present moment, honouring all that shows up as a reflection of the God consciousness within. God is good, and all is well in my life.
I release these words to the Law of Mind, knowing they are already so. I have revealed my Truth, and this is good. And so it is.
NOTE: Lynne Mc|Taggart, author of The Intention Experiment, is hosting a WORLD PEACE INTENTION EXPERIMENT on September 14th. Please go to her website to find out more, and participate if you'd like! www.theintentionexperiment.