I spent the a week in Chicago at the International Centers for Spiritual Living Summer Conference. It was fantastic! For me the theme was emergent evolution -- humanity emerging as the authentic loving Self -- a conscious awareness of being Spirit.
At the final talk, I was reminded that this was the last summer conference the International Centers for Spiritual Living will have. Next year, it will no longer be International and United - it will be one organization - Centers for Spiritual Living.
I felt myself going through a period of sadness. I thought about the Past Presidents Panel that was held earlier in the week, and how I remember so much of what was talked about. I've been in this organization for 30 years, 24 of them as a minister. The sadness was for what was ending, not for what is to be. Even though there is a tremendous amount of planning, no one really knows what the new organization will be like. As I thought of that, I got excited.
There is a lot of change going on in the world right now - a lot going on in our own lives. We must allow ourselves the luxury of grieving what was, without getting stuck there. As we move through our grief, we find a whole new world - one that we have no idea how it will turn out, but we know will be greater and more expansive than the one we just left.
It must be - that is the way the Universe works. It's always making something better than what It was before.
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
We are living in an infinite field of creative potentiality. The Original Essence of this field never changes. It is Love and Law. Love points the way, and Law makes the way possible. We are not only living in it, we are It. We are the expressed consciousness of this Field.
Knowing this, I now declare I am ready and willing to be a vital part of the expansion of humanity into its authentic self. I am willing to move along my personal path with a sense of awe and excitement as to what will be, using my mind to create in me a clean heart and a consciousness of Love.
I see the desires of our hearts made manifest and I celebrate our oneness. Because of our Oneness, I know that what I think, do and feel has an effect on the whole.With Love, I gratefully see my world and my life emerging into divine balance. This is good, this is God.
And so it is.