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Friday, September 27, 2019 edition

Healing Through Mindfulness & Creativity"

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Join us this Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10:30am, for a special guest speaker, Jo Verdis who will give the talk "Healing Through Mindfulness & Creativity". Rev Maryum Morse presides and Denise Foxwell, RScP. is on pulpit.
In this discussion, Jo will share how the practices of mindfulness and creating art helped her return from a brain injury.
Eje Lynn-Jacobs & George Friedenthal will set the musical tonefor our joyful Celebration Service.
This weekly gathering is your opportunity to build up your faith muscles and forge a connection with other truth-seekers in your community!
This week's quote:
"The thought that lies between you and your experience of your Good is apt to be one of your virtues as one of your vices." -Emma Curtis Hopkins
This Week's Affirmation
"Today I focus on what makes me feel good and maintains alignment with Source."

Reverend Maryum's Weekly Prayer
I Am Free to Choose My Good
There is One Creative Intelligence at the core of all things, seen and unseen. This Presence and Power fill my life, knowing I am one with God.
I boldly step into a higher level of awareness of the infinite number of ways my good now demonstrates. Each new idea becomes an even greater expression of abundance as I set my creativity in motion. I am truly prosperous in all ways and thankful for my blessings. I joyfully accept all the gifts of the Divine. I say yes to Spirit as I allow these gifts to fill my experience. Oh how good it is!
I am grateful for every opportunity to immerse myself in the creative love of God. With sincere feelings of joy, grace, and peace, I release my word to the Law. It is done. And so it is. Amen.
Rev. Maryum Morse
Center of the Heart Mantra
Miracles follow miracles;
Wonders always increase;
I give thanks for this amazing day!

Upcoming Events not to be missed!
Rev. Maryum's "Prayer Power Hour"
Mondays @ 5:00pm!

Relieve yourself of worry and stress through the power of one-on-one prayer with Rev. Maryum!
Saturday, September 28, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Medicine Wheel / Sacred Circle Set-Up
with Abby Haydon
  We are setting up a sacred circle and medicine wheel on the northernmost area of our property to do ceremonies in to help heal the land as well as ground and center us in the energies of our Earth.  
Abby has collected fire cleansed stones from the Montecito fire and needs our communities' assistance to set up this sacred gathering space. For more info, please email us at info@centeroftheheart.com or call (805) 964-4861. Abby's number is 928-451-0890

Tao Calligraphy
Writing Class
Thursdays Oct 3,10,17,24
with Lilan Smyth
Certified Tao calligraphy teacher
Tao Calligraphy can help anyone heal and tr ansform, including health, relationships and finances. It can also advance ones spiritual development, finding an internal stillness and peace that enhances every aspect of life.
Free Introduction
Oct 3 @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Register by Oct 2
at door $25.00 per class

The Good Thought
Quotes About
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thich Nhat Hahn
"What day is it?" asked Pooh. "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favourite day," said Pooh.
A A Milne




Intuitive Card Reading just for You!
I am pulling a card from the Archangel Power Tarot Card, by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine for today's wisdom

Five of Raphael
"Everything happens for a reason. Release regret, and embrace the opportunities for happiness. Search for the silver lining."
"There are additional options available to you! Your situation may seem to you to be limited or not what you hoped for, but there is more here than meets the eye.
Opportunities are presenting themselves, but your focus is too narrow, so you're not seeing them. Open your eyes to all the possibilities.
Life may seem to be lacking in magic and excitement, but there is a great shot here at enlightenment. Spend time in meditation."
Additional meaning: Tenderness toward others. A change in focus. The wisdom to reach out to loved ones." ."
What stands out from this card are: tenderness towards others and change in focus.
Here's why:
Five cards are always about change and even though life is constantly shifting, moving and evolving from one stage towards another - sometimes we all just wanna sit down and take a brief break from the merry-go-round of Life.
But what if we are all just looking at this change thing all wrong.? This card is in response to that weariness and request for a hiatus.
When the butterfly changed from a fat wriggly worm into a beautiful winged wonder - I bet it didn't go "Gee, this is a catastrophe! I really just want to stay a fat worm!"
There is a great gift in every single event of one's life. Every single happenstance has a purpose and is but one colorful thread in the tapestry of Life. We each get to be that colorful piece of thread.
Our lives are interwoven and we each teach one another priceless lessons that is part of a curriculum that is personally tailored by the hand of God for each and everyone of us.
This card is a reminder to ask Spirit for more of whatever it takes to help you hold on a little bit longer for your special miracle to unfold.

If you aren't seeing the butterflies in your life, then chances are you're focusing on a minor detail that is just one piece of what awesomeness is being assembled.
This card says to MEDITATE. That beautiful Now moment simply awaits for your presence and attention to unfold exquisitely for your perusal and enjoyment.   It awaits you.
So let's dive into the imagery: .
This card a beautiful woman looking distressed with opened packages at her feet while her eyes appear to be hungering for a package that hasn't been opened that sits on the mantle.
I love this card because it accurately depicts standing in your now, mourning what enjoyments have passed and looking towards the future hungering for what isn't yet in one's experience - while the Now moment goes unheralded and unappreciated.
This woman is in a sumptuous boudoir, well dressed with a beautiful chandelier above her, while her spiritual guardian is gazing upon her with tenderness.
This card tells us to have compassion and patience with ourselves while gently yet firmly turning our attention to the present moment of blinding opulence.
Raphael is the archangel that helps you get your emotions together. Its name means "God heals". ... This powerful Archangel can help you achieve inner peace by leading you to a more optimal state of well-being, bringing our planet closer to peace on Earth, the mission of all angels, one person at a time.
Let's take up this invitation to see with eyes that can take in the miracle and seeks to work with this incoming energy of change.   Think of change as inevitable as the tides on the beach and that as you allow it to wash over you, it brings grace of untold value, bringing you closer to the perfection of who you already are.
So here's an affirmation to assist you with maintaining this peaceful acceptance of change:
" I let go of fear and embrace love and joy." 
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!
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.
Saturday, September 20, 2019
Video Links:
For Sunday, September 22, 2019
09 22 19 Center of the Heart Solo Eje Lynn Jacobs
Eje Lynn-Jacobs sings "Amazing Grace"
09 22 19 Center of the Heart Solo George Friedenthal
George Friedenthal sings "I'll Take You There"
09 22 19 Center of the Heart Invocation Eje Lynn Jacobs
09 22 19 Center of the Heart Sermon Rev Maryum Morse
09 22 19 Center of the Heart Thanksgiving Rev Maryum

What Brother Ernie said:
Chapter 9 - Things for Which We Cannot Pray

What the great, the good, and the wise of all ages have taught, which is also the very foundation of modern psychology and science, is that the universe is a spiritual system. This does not deny the physical universe, which is a part of it.
So when we say that our body is a spiritual body we are not saying that we have no eyes, or we have no feet, or we have no stomach. These things are all included in the spiritual system. God's world is not a world of illusions but of realities. The illusion is not in the thing but in the way we look at it and think about it. Everything is as real as it is supposed to be.
We live in the physical universe, the nature of which appears to be, first of all, as though there were a Divine Presence, a universal Spirit, an infinite Person back of it. God as pure Spirit, as infinite Person, also is always personal to each one of us, always personified in us. The God that is everywhere is also in us.
There could be only goodness in the nature of God, or God would be self-destructive. Plato said that God is goodness, truth and beauty. A modern prophet said that God is life, truth and love. They are both correct. God is the Essence of life, the Essence of intelligence, the Divine Presence everywhere present, and therefore at the center of our own being.
We are more than a reflection of God, more than an emanation or a projection of God; we are an attribute, an incarnation, an individualization. There is nothing else we could be. Naturally, as a result there is a pressure against us at all times to be like God: lovable, beautiful, joyous, whole, complete, satisfied.
We are not only surrounded by the Divine Presence, we are also immersed in the infinite Law, which has no warmth, no color. It is not a person; It is a Principle responding to us creatively by corresponding with our mental attitudes. We differentiate between God as the infinite Person, the Divine Presence, and the Law as the Divine Principle. One is the engineer and the other the engine.
There must be both, otherwise we could not have a complete cosmology or a complete philosophy of life. That God is infinite Person and is at the same time infinite Law is what physicist Sir James Jeans meant when he said that we can think of the universe as an infinite Thinker thinking mathematically. The infinite Thinker is the Person, and thought is manifested through the Law of Its own nature. Everywhere we look we see that the universe is a combination of the Presence and the Law.
Certain fundamental principles do exist in the physical universe, and they operate mechanically and mathematically. Similarly, we find that we are surrounded by and immersed in a Law of Mind, a creative medium which automatically acts upon or reacts to our every thought.
By Ernest Holmes
Ebell Lectures

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Food for Thought...

1-Minute Mindfulness Exercises





Interested in doing mindfulness meditation but don't think you have the time? Below are 9 mindfulness exercises you can do in a minute or under.


1) Yawn and stretch for 10 seconds every hour.

Do a fake yawn if you have to. That will trigger real ones. Say "ahh" as you exhale. Notice how a yawn interrupts your thoughts and feelings. This brings you into the present.


Then stretch really, really slowly for at least 10 seconds. Notice any tightness and say "ease" or just say hello to that place (being mindful - noticing without judgment). Take another 20 seconds to notice and then get back to what you were doing.


2) Three hugs, three big breaths exercise.
Hug someone tight and take 3 big breaths together. Even if they don't breathe with you, your breathing will ground them


3) Stroke your hands.
Lower or close your eyes. Take the index finger of your right hand and slowly move it up and down on the outside of your fingers. Once you have mindfully stroked your left hand, swap and let your left hand stroke the fingers of your right hand.


4) Mindfully eat a raisin.

Take a raisin or a piece of chocolate and mindfully eat it. Slow down, sense it, savor it and smile between bites. Purposefully slow down. Use all your senses to see it, touch it, smell it, and sense it.


Then gently pop it into your mouth and really savor it. Savor its texture, its taste, how it feels in your mouth. Let it linger and then swallow it. After you have swallowed it, let your lips turn up slightly and smile. Do the same thing for each raisin you eat or bite you take.


5) Clench your fist and breathe into your fingers.
Position your fingers and thumbs facing down. Now clench your fist tightly. Turn your hand over so your fingers and thumbs are facing up and breathe into your fist. Notice what happens.



Stand up and breathe. Feel your connection to the earth.

Tune in to your body. Lower your gaze. Scan your body and notice physical sensations or emotions. Discharge any unpleasant sensations, emotions or feelings on the out breath. Notice any pleasant ones and let them fill you up on the in breath.


Observe. Lift your eyes and take in your surroundings. Observe something in your environment that is pleasant and be grateful for it and its beauty.


Possibility. Ask yourself what is possible or what is new or what is a forward step.

If you find yourself being reactive, try the following steps:


Pause and take one to three big breaths.

Say "step back." (You don't have to physically step back, you can just do it in your mind.)

Say "clear head."

Say "calm body."


Breathe again. Say "relax" "melt" or "ease."


7) Mindful breathing for one minute.

Lower your eyes and notice where you feel your breath. That might be the air going in and out at your nostrils or the rise and fall of your chest or stomach. If you can't feel anything, place your hand on your stomach and notice how your hand gently rises and falls with your breath. If you like, you can just lengthen the in breath and the out breath or just breathe naturally. Your body knows how to breathe.


Focus on your breath. When your mind wanders, as it will do, just bring your attention back to your breath. You might like to say 'thinking' when you notice your thoughts and just gently shepherd your attention back to your breath.


This can be done for longer than one minute. However, even for one minute it will allow you to pause and be in the moment. Or you might just like to breathe out stress on the out breath and breathe in peace on the in breath.


8) Loving-kindness meditation.

For one minute, repeat 'May I be happy, may I be well, may I be filled with kindness and peace.' You can substitute "you" for "I" and think of someone you know and like, or just send love to all people.


9) An aspiration.

Decide on an aspiration. Just ask yourself this question: What is my heart's aspiration? Pause for about 20 seconds. Do this a second or third time and write down what comes. Perhaps it is to come from love, or to be kind to yourself or others or to be patient.

Once you decide which aspiration you like best, say that at the beginning of the day. This will set you up for your day and your interactions with others (and even with yourself).




  Yes, You are loved
Center of the Heart
487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, California 93111
(805) 964-4861
Office Hours : Tues - Thurs 2:30pm - 6:00pm
email: info@centeroftheheart.com

Meditation Serice @ 10:00am
Celebration Service @ 10:30am

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