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Friday, November 08, 2019 edition
"The Power of Perseverance"
Sunday, November 10, 2019

 
This Sunday is also our Annual Meeting too!

 
Rev Maryum Morse gives the talk: "The Power of Perseverance" this
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:30am. In this talk, Rev will discuss the new exciting developments at the Center, as part of our Annual Meeting.  Rev will share what successes we have had in 2019 and how it was through faith and applying the teachings of Ernest Holmes that pulled us through.
 
Eje Lynn-Jacobs, RScP will be on pulpit.
 
Eje Lynn-Jacobs & George Friedenthal provide the music to frame this service beautifully.
 
Come out and join in this powerful gathering which sets the tone for your week by strengthening your faith and connection with other truth-seekers in your community!
 
Stay after service and have a bite to eat with us and make friends too.
 
We look forward to your presence here with us!
 
You Are Welcome here
 
This week's quote:
"There is that within us which partakes of the nature of the Divine Being, and since it partakes of the nature of the Divine Being, we are divine." Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
 
This Week's Affirmation
"I have the passion and perseverance to be happy"
 
 
Reverend Maryum's Weekly Prayer

 
I Grateful for My Divinity
I recognize the perfect Power and Presence of God. Spirit fills me with Its thoughts of goodness, and the Law transforms them into my experience. I am one with the One.
 
The Divine is my Source, ever guiding and creating my life according to my belief. Infinite Intelligence is my heart and soul, always present within and all around me. I consciously multiply my faith in the Creative Process and take it to new levels of understanding. I erase any doubt and fully accept Spirit's perfection as my own. I leap forward in faith and it shows up in every area of my life, in my work, my health and in my wealth. Miracles increase daily with my awareness. I am lifted to new heights, and for this I am grateful.
 
In joyous thanksgiving, I accept God's gifts completely. With a new comprehension of Truth, I release my word to Divine Law and let it be. And so it is. Amen
Rev. Maryum Morse

 
 
 
This Week's not to be missed Events!
 
Healing Your Inner Child - session 2
 
Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Cost: $10 per session
Heal your inner child and transform your life!
In this Program that is guided by facilitator and ACIM Minister Muriel Guilbaud, you will learn how to heal your needy inner child through giving it the nurturing attention it has always wanted.
 
 
Rev. Maryum's "Prayer Power Hour"
Mondays @ 5:00pm
Come together with us to receive your blessings, feel better and relieve yourself of worry and stress through the power of prayer!
 
 
  

Introduction to SoulCollage
 
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
10:00am -2:00pm
@ Center of the Heart in Community Room
Express the various parts of your Being through this intuitive, fun and empowering process.
 
Registration:
Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door
 
  
SAVE THE DATE

Winter Outdoor Rummage Sale
Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
8:00am - 2:00pm

Have a massive pile of stuff at home that you want to be rid of?

Donate it for our Rummage Sale!

 
Drop off your donated treasures from
Mon, Nov 25, 2019
 
Also, we will greatly appreciate volunteers for:
Setup on
Fri, Dec 06, 2019 @ 6pm
Teardown on
Sat, December 07, 2019 @2pm
 
pizza provided for set-up volunteers!
 
Call Roxy @ (805) 964-4861
or (805) 636-4217
 
Proceeds from your donations go towards our taxes as well as charities for low income charities benefiting women & children & rehabilitating the formerly homeless

 
 
  
 
 


 
 

 
The Good Thought
 
Overcoming Obstacles
 
"Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!"
Jo Franz
 
 
"The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face."
Kemi Sogunle
 
 
"The magic, grace, growth and wonder of life is that wisdom follows a fall and defeat not from a win."
Rasheed Ogunlaru
 

 
  
 
  
 
 

 
 
Intuitive Card Reading just for You!
 
I am pulling a card from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards  for today's wisdom

 
 
 
The Moon
 
"The opportunity to improve your plans. Listen to your intuition for accurate guidance. Face your fears and grow stronger. "
 
"It's time to review your plans! Something just isn't quite right, and your angels and guides are lovingly bringing this to your attention. The great news is that your psychic and intuitive abilities are heightened right now. Listen to your intuition and your sleeping dreams for guidance as to how to make revisions. Archangel Haniel can help you develop your psychic gifts and show you what aspects of the situation you're missing.
 
It's human to have moments when you feel worried or uncertain. This card is meant to reassure you that by facing your fears, you can overcome them and evolve to a higher level. Ask Archangel Haniel to shed light on all facets of your life.
 
Additional meaning: Hidden messages from deceased loved ones, Hidden information or motivations, facing your fears.
 
Archangel Haniel is a wonderful angel to call upon when you have questions about the subconscious or your sleeping dreams. She is associated with the moon and the development of people's intuition and psychic abilities. Call upon Haniel for help in understanding situations that seem mysterious or difficult to see clearly."
 
JUST A THOUGHT (or two) ABOUT THIS CARD:
What stands out from this card is: "facing your fears"
 
Here's why:
Hello Moon! My old chum. This is the card which has always reminded me of a Cave. Tricky thing about this cave is that there is a hidden treasure buried deeply within its mysterious depths. The darkness and absence of light is daunting to say the least, to feel your way into it. Next, I also find it fascinating that we are less than a week from the real full Moon which takes place on 11/12/19 in the sign of Taurus. This is moon is called the Beaver Moon or the Frosty Moon. This card is calling forth a courage to do what must be done to ensure that you find your treasure.
 
This means diving deep into what you fear allowing that shining force of your inner light and truth to illuminate what frightens you.
 
If you work through this fear, you will be met with success that astonishes you how cool it is!
 
Taurus moon energy is about .abundance and creativity, laying a foundation. The other side fear is harmony, splendor and delight. It also heralds a release of tension.
 
We all have times in our lives when we just don't know the next step to take, so Mother Moon is about receptivity, stillness, the Void where all possibilities exist.
 
This is a time to settle in for the long haul and the best way to prepare for a journey into the depths of your heart and soul is to arm yourself with a few gifts. The gift of intuition is your inner flashlight. The gift of patience and compassion for yourself. When you are afraid, it just means that you have a thought that needs to be examined and changed. If you don't feel as if you can delve into your Great Unknown on the otherside of the static and confusion of misunderstanding who you are and what you're made of - then don't be afraid to ask for help.
 
The Moon card asks you to let go of your fear. Recently I heard something that may help out.
 
The following statement can help generate a mind flip into a land of self acceptance and grace by the light of the silvery moon:
 
"WHENEVER I AM
Afraid
Lonely
Tired
Scared
Confused
Doing something unhealthy
Exploding in anger, grief, regret
{You fill in the blank with whatever you're feeling}
I am now blessing this world with understanding, peace, plenty, healing and soul deep satisfaction"
 
This is called Indirect Manifestation, a technique I recently heard from Matt Kahn Project Resolution. And in a nutshell it is a way to flip the frequency of low vibrational behavior and thinking and switch to a more empowering frequency that dissolves ego attachment to the status quo and allowing the Divine to take the forefront, instead of fear.
 
This is the beauty of the Moon card which gently illuminates the darkest night of your soul with receptivity and grace.
 
So here's an affirmation to help us embrace the inward journey to freedom from fear:
 
"All of my worries are floating away as I speak."
 

 
And so it is.
And So It Is.
Namaste & Peace - Roxy Angel Superstar
 
If you are interested in having a reading by Roxy, please call  (805) 636-4217  or email me at  roxyangelisrich@gmail.com . Visit my website at  www.roxyangelsuperstar.com


 
 


In need of spiritual support?
 

Let our licensed Practitioners pray with you! 
  
A licensed Practitioner of Religious Science is a spiritual coach trained to see the absolute Truth in any situation, whether it is physical or mental health, finances, relationships, career issues, etc.  They serve individuals privately in person, by phone, or sometimes by e-mail assisting them to see the Truth behind their present situation.
 
Our Practitioners have completed 4 to 5 years of training and classes accredited by Centers for Spiritual Living to answer their Spiritual calling. A practitioner's license is renewed every two years with their minister's recommendation after having met service and continuing education requirements.

A licensed practitioner will pray with you after church service regarding any situation, circumstance, or goal you desire. These services after church are offered free of charge.

Below is a list of our licensed practitioners who serve this community  
 
Bev Berry,  RScP (Outreach)
Darrolyn Fennelly , RScP
Denise Foxwell,  RScP
Douglas Howard,  RScP
Ej√© Lynn-Jacobs,  RScP
Lily S. Cree,  RScP
Muriel Gilbaud,  RScP
Roxy Angel Superstar,  RScP
Shar Ybarra,  RScP
Sibyl Piediscalzi,  RScP (Outreach) 
Trish Jahnke,  RScP (Outreach)
Brian Bailey  (Prayer Warrior)
Susan Rice,  (Honorary Practitioner)
 
 
email us at  info@centeroftheheart.com  
or telephone office  (805) 964-4861
  Or catch one immediately after service for prayers
 
 
 
 



 
Our Mission:
Center of the Heart is a loving spiritual community that empowers all people to live passionate, successful and joy-filled lives.
 
 
Our Mantra:
Miracles follow miracles;
Wonders always increase;
I give thanks for this amazing day!
 
CORE COUNCIL
Prayer Intention for Center:
We are a thriving spiritual community. We claim our personal growth and healing now for the betterment of the Planet, our lives & everyone.
We are committed, supportive and joyful friends   We come together to celebrate our uniqueness and our Oneness in this safe & loving space.
 
 
 
 
E-Light News Link for
Friday, November 01, 2019
 
Video Links:
For Sunday, November 03, 2019
 
11 03 19 Center of the Heart Solo2 Rest of service
 
11 03 19 Center of the Heart Solo George Friedenthal
 
11 03 19 Center of the Heart Invocation RoxyAngelSuperstar
 
11 03 19 Center of the Heart Sermon Rev Maryum Morse
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
What Brother Ernie said:


Chapter 1 - God Loves a Prosperous Man!


IF YOU belong to that small, and rapidly diminishing, group, who cling tenaciously to the old-fashioned idea that wealth and wickedness are Siamese twins, you will probably be shocked by this homily. If you still insist that virtue and poverty are concomitant attributes, you will derive no joy from further reading. It is our claim that neither "goodness" nor "badness," in the ordinary sense, is the reason for either success or failure. Law is the reason for everything. If you will have your goodness and poverty delivered in the same capsule, I would still like you to explain to me why a hungry man is more saintly than a well-fed one!
My belief is that God not only loves a prosperous man, but that we discredit both Him and ourselves when we experience poverty!
One of the oddest quirks that we discover in human nature is to find someone desiring to be radiantly well, gloriously happy, abundantly
 
supplied, well loved and fully expressed, and yet avoiding any use of the word "spiritual," and shunning any possible thought that they may desire to be known as spiritual. The fact that they are anxious to secure a material fortune but cannot bring themselves to connect it with anything spiritual, may be a hold-over from the old belief that "to desire the good things of life, while not exactly sinful, was yet an unworthy ideal." Many wince at the mention of God in connection with supply, as if such a thought were blasphemous.
Perhaps, before going further, we should give a few definitions of these important words. What does "spiritual" mean? I think spirituality means a constructive atmosphere of goodness, of truth, of beauty, of harmony, and of reality. Such an atmosphere comes, it seems, in such degree as one comes to believe, to understand, and to make use of this invisible Presence, this invisible Intelligence, which is what we mean when we speak of the Spirit of God. To be spiritually-minded is to be whole-minded. To be whole-minded is to be holy. It means we realize the complete unity of God and His creation. 
 
 
By Ernest Holmes
It's Up to You (with M. Lathem)




 
 
  
 
 
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In joint effort with the Shirdi Sai Prayer Group, Center of the Heart is participating in this helping to end hunger in our county!
  
Leave in orange bin in front of side garden entrance door of Center.


  

 
 
Food for Thought...

A Gratitude Journey
BY: MANAL GHOSAIN - NOVEMBER 23, 2011
 
This is the perfect time of the year to express our gratitude for all the gifts we've been fortunate enough to receive in this life.
 
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~William Arthur Ward
 
We all have experienced happiness and sadness, pain and pleasure, well being and illness, gain and loss and all sorts of ups and downs. Let's stop and reflect on our experiences with gratefulness and appreciation.

 

The power of gratitude

Gratitude is the best networking approach that keeps you in close contact with abundance.
Every time you express deep and profound gratitude, you align yourself with life. You become closer to the limitless creative energy of the universe.
And just like the doors of opportunity open up for you because of the people you know, the doors of universal goodness open up. The more thanks you give to the universe, the more things you will receive to be thankful for.
When you constantly think of the best, you become the best-the most powerful and effortless transformation.

 

The grace of gratitude

Being thankful has amazing positive effects. Studies have shown that people who kept a gratitude journal writing daily 5 to 10 things they're grateful for increased their happiness and well being, and boosted their progress towards their goals.
Being in a state of gratefulness will open your heart and raise your vibrational resonance. It will uplift your spirit in the darkest of times.

 

The gratitude connection

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." ~Albert Schweitzer
 
When you express gratitude, you give yourself the gift of lightness and appreciation. You start gravitating more towards the beauty and wisdom of all of life. Every experience and feeling becomes a gift.
 
As you focus more on gratitude, you see the value and contribution of the amazing people around you. You radiate gratefulness in your exchange with others passing on the gift of gratitude.
 
You uplift others in the process and elevate the positive energy of everyone-the most precious gift you can give to the universe. And the universe returns the favor by handing you more love and beauty. It's a universal and collective win.

 

The  journey

Knowing the positive impact gratitude has, it becomes necessary to make it a habit-to continuously give thanks for all the good that comes to you.
 
Today I invite you to join me and other fellow passengers on this wondrous journey and go for a 30 days gratitude adventure.
 
Every day we will pick one thing that we're grateful for. We'll explore it in depth and reflect positively-with appreciation-on the experience, object, interaction, or creation.
 
You don't have to do these in sequence or even pick the same items. The most important thing is to pick one thing every day and focus your intention and energy on being grateful with all of your heart and soul.
 
If you have the time to write down your thoughts at the end of the day and how you feel, it will engage your entire brain and enhance your experience.
 
We all have demonstrated that we have the power and ability to accomplish what we desire, thrive and overcome and move past challenges. Let's celebrate life and its blessings together.
 
1. Breath
If I were to connect life with one word it would be breath. We breathe life on average 20,000 times per day.
 
Today focus on your breathing as much as you can. Stop every hour or so and take a few deep breaths. Follow the oxygen as it goes into your body and notice how your magnificent body eliminates toxins.
 
Think of the oxygen in our atmosphere and how we get the necessary dose to breathe and energize the body. Look at the forms of life around you and notice how they're breathing.
How does it feel to be able to breathe? What's the value of every breath you take? How grateful are you?
 
2. Movement
Today become more aware of the way you move. Start when you get up in the morning, move around your home, get ready, walk, grab something, kick something, or write something. Pay attention to your feet, legs, arms, hands and fingers.
 
Reflect on all the things you can do because you're able to move.
 
3. Body functions and organs
Pay attention to how your body sends you signals all day. Become aware of how your body lets you know that you're thirsty, hungry or you need a bathroom break.
 
Think of all the work that goes in the background to get nutrients from what you eat, hydrate your body and eliminate excess waste.
 
How fortunate are we to have such amazing and complex organs functioning seamlessly!
 
4. Senses
Indulge your senses today by giving your full awareness to the experience. Taste the goodness in food; really feel what you touch; look with focus and see the beauty around you; listen with intent and smell the freshness of the season.
 
If you wish to take it deeper, reflect on each sense for a day instead of grouping them all together.
 
5. Food & drink
Whatever you eat and drink today, consume it with appreciation. Think of the time, effort and resources that were expended for you to have what you're having.
 
Give thanks to other forms of life that generously give to you-vegetables, fruits, herbs, cows, pigs, chicken, turkey, fish and so on.
 
6. Brain power
Observe your thoughts today. Whenever you do anything, become aware of the command that you give and how your body responds instantly.
 
Be thankful for the super computer that runs your body, your thoughts and your imagination.
 
7. Receiving
We often focus on what we're lacking and what we want to have. Let's take a break and focus on what we have received in our life.
 
Think of all the money you received, be it a salary, a gift, an inheritance or assistance. Bring to memory all the other gifts, big and small, that you received.
 
You will be amazed by how much value you have received over a lifetime.
 
8. Giving
Let's shift the focus to what you gave in a lifetime. Think of all the money, gifts, and help you have given over the years. Include all the money you paid for services and products, donations, and anything else you can think of.
 
How many people benefited because of your giving? Countless I bet.
 
9. Success
Taking a day to be grateful for success is something that will invigorate you and restore your confidence.
 
What are all the achievements in your life? Include everything that you can think of like education, family, work, health, business.
 
How do you feel about your success?
 
10. Failure
Instead of the usual self abuse over failure, let's think today of the positive side of not playing it safe.
 
What are the things you feel you failed at? Did you take any risk? What lessons have you learned and how did you grow from such experiences?
 
11. Home
What are all the things you like about your home? Reflect on the security and warmth of being at home. It's your shelter, your sanctuary and the place you always come back to.
 
Give thanks for the building and construction process and all the machines and people that transformed materials into the place you call home.
 
12. Clothing
Take a look in your closet and think of all the work that was done to create the clothing items that you wear-from design, fabric, machines and labor to the store where you bought them.
 
Feel the embrace of fabric against your body, the protection and comfort your clothes give you.
 
13. Furniture
As you get up in the morning, look at the bed you're sleeping in and how much rest it gives you. Think of the ways you are supported by every chair or couch you sit on, every table or desk you use.
 
Think of the process of creating these items and how they got to you-the long journey it took to transform raw material into things of beauty and comfort.
 
14. Belongings
From the time you get up to the time you go to sleep, look at everything in your surroundings, appliances, electronics, cars, musical instruments, pens, paper, funds you have, investments, and so on.
 
Just like we did before, think of all the creative ideas behind such items and the entire process of making them come to life and be of use to you.
 
15. Skills and gifts
There are so many skills that we have acquired over the years that we take for granted. Today think of such skills like being able to walk, push a wheelchair, read, write, use a computer, surf the internet, drive, ride a bicycle, draw, take photographs, play a musical instrument, and anything else you can think of.
 
You also have so many gifts that you may not even notice. Think of the things that come naturally to you, like a sense of humor, intuition, imagination and creativity, wit, ability to learn, ability to connect with other people with ease. Give thanks for all your skills and abilities

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  Yes, You are loved

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - Buddha


Center of the Heart
487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, California 93111
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email: info@centeroftheheart.com

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Center of the Heart is a Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Barbara California. Lead by Spiritual Leader & Senior Minister Reverend Maryum Morse for over ten years.  Our Center is non-denominational, non-judgmental, where we give total acceptance, allowing for spiritual growth and healing of your emotions so that you can become happier, experience more joy, miracles and release fears. You will  find a healing spiritual community to embrace your creativity, celebrate your individuality, learn laws of prosperity and abundance and the tools to deepen your connection with Spirit