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Saturday, December 14, 2019 edition

"Healing from the Divine
with Fabiola Farley"

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Rev Maryum Morse gives the talk: "The Challenge of Faith" this Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10:30am. In this talk, Rev will discuss how even though sometimes your faith can be shaken, by persevering and fueling it through spiritual practices, you can weather through any storm.   She will give examples from her own experience as well as the wisdom teachings of Ernest Holmes and other New Thought authors.
Lily S. Cree, 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:
"Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with vision is making a positive difference." Joel Barker
This Week's Affirmation
"I embrace challenges in life, they help me to expand my understanding of prosperity and inner peace"  
Reverend Maryum's Weekly Prayer

I Am Healthy
There is only One Presence: in It, I live, move and have my being. I am one with Source and I know I am connected to the Divine Power within me.
I proclaim health for myself in this moment and feel the energy of my word. I know God is never sick, neither am I. Any thinking that is congested or confused is dissolved in the light of Spirit. With the peace of wellness flowing through my body, I clam perfect health, abundant energy, and balance of mind. Through God's grace, I am entitled to all the good I imagine for myself. I know there is an infinite supply of this good, for the Source of my supply is unlimited.
I give thanks for my many blessings and I am grateful to know the Truth. I speak my word for good and release it to the Creative Law that makes it so, knowing 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!

This Week's not to be missed Events!

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!

White Buffalo Quetzal Healing Event
with Fabiola Farley
Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:30 am question & answer with Rev. Maryum Morse
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Healing event
Center of the Heart Sanctuary
487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara
Cost: $25 in advance , $30 at the door

Fabiola Farley is called White Buffalo Quetzal, also known as a healer who gathers archangel energies and utilizes Native American healing modalities to help you clear negative energies that block you as a being of light.
Fabiola embraces the Light  with her whole heart and helps you with her presence to release what is ailing you.  You will leave feeling lighter, breathing easier and unburdened from your worries and fears in a non-judgmental and encouraging environment.
This gathering's purpose is to bring you back into alignment and wholeness so that you can shine your light to help heal this planet. Fabiola's mission is to help bring all tribes of humanity together as well as all Native American nations.
Learn more about her healing at the 10:30am Celebration Service at 10:30am on Sunday, December 15, 2019.  Then stay for the healing session which is only $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. 
We are blessed to have her here and we welcome you to experience this pure healing.

Buffalo Blanco Quetzal Meditation
Monday, December 16, 2019
Center of the Heart Sanctuary
487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara
Fabiola Farley is called White Buffalo Quetzal, also known as a priestess who utilizes Indigenous healing modalities. She will lead this gathering through meditation, drumming, Native American songs creating a healing environment.

On Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 12pm join Abby Isadora Haydon with the assistance of Fabiola Farley as they conduct a special Mayan Fire Medicine Wheel Ceremony with Cacao, sage and copal. We will bring in the Winter Solstice with drumming, song and togetherness.

The Good Thought
Quotes About
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
"What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better."
Haruki Murakami
"Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world."
Marianne Williamson
"Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can't work for you if you don't show up as you."
Jason Mraz


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

Four of Gabriel
"Time for celebration! Abundant rewards for hard work. Release yourself from burdensome situations."
It's time for celebration! You've worked hard and are entitled to some rest and relaxation. Your project has come to a successful completion, and now you can feel a sense of great pride and happiness. Release yourself from situations that feel burdensome. Expand your social life. You deserve to have a little fun!
Important events such as an engagement, marriage, or moving in together as a couple likely. It's time of stability and peacefulness.
Additional meaning: A very special day. Freedom from responsibility. The joy of life. A promotion or a new job."
What stands out from this card is: "It's time for celebration!"
Here's why:
Okay when this card came I was like "OMG this is so true!". Personally, I have completed a very ...interesting semester at SBCC. I was the juggling queen who had such a strong streak of conscientiousness that I vowed to never slack up on any of my obligations! Well keeping up with that grueling mindset just about snapped me. Oh but you couldn't see it from the outside LOL ( I think) But all that hard hustling did show up as illness, feeling rundown and not having the strength that I normally have.
But this card says "stop that ceasless grinding girl! it is Miller time!"
By year's end, we have all worked hard and it's time to release any burdens that no longer serve.
Which is completely the spiritual messages that abound from every teacher out there. We MUST heal from our sticky pasts so that we can help heal this wonderful world wide pickle we find ourselves in.
Rev Maryum has been speaking about how her heart is cracking wide open. I have personally been experiencing this too. Weeping all over the place to come to the realization that I must allow myself to FEEL more now than ever before. It is through embracing all that I am, all that I feel that my true strength comes forward to support me through whatever trial and tribulation that I foist upon myself.
It is in the feeling of my inner maelstrom of emotions that I learn that (1) emotions will never kill what cannot be killed. (2) Emotions are like passing weather but you still need to feel them. If only to clear out your hard drive of all the "cookies" that are taking up too much prime real estate in your mind.

Back to the card - Four is that number of foundation - meaning your beliefs, security and strength. So, this allows you to shift through your mental belongings and to determine what is necessary and what is not.
Because it's an inside job and what is on the outside is just a reflection of what is on the inside - this means chucking out the door what makes you miserable and forgetful about just how glorious your life can be.
Archangel is that angel that is the Messenger of God - so this means deeper communication with the One within you. You and I have probably been way too busy lately to have a heart to heart with our inner Wonderfulness - so this card says "Hey! I'm in here in You. Look at me. Notice me. Hear me!"
Cue the Who's "Behind Blue Eyes"
or that song from "Tommy"
You are important enough to know.
You are important enough to celebrate.
You are important enough to let off the cross of your own making.
Archangel Gabriel is ringing Fred Flintstone's Quitting Time horn. You are dismissed from the old and are welcomed into the new.
Relax, party, have a good time and know that your Celebration Party has been bought and paid for by all the energies you've put in during this round.
So put on your red shoes and dance the blues. You deserve a break today.

So here's an affirmation to help us say "I love and respect all I do, but I really Love and respect most of all Who I Am":
"There is so much in my life to celebrate! I am brilliant, gorgeous, talented and FABULOUS!"

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.
E-Light News Link for
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Video Links:
For Sunday, December 08, 2019
12 08 19 Center of the Heart Invocation Lily Cree
12 08 19 Center of the Heart Meditative Moment
12 08 19 Center of the Heart Solo Eje Lynn Jacobs
12 08 19 Center of the Heart Sermon Rev Maryum Morse
12 08 19 Center of the Heart Solo George Friedenthal
12 08 19 Center of the Heart Thanks Prayer Rev Maryum

What Brother Ernie said:

Chapter 9 - The Power of Cheerful Thinking

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope. --- HELEN KELLER
The men whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful men, who went about their business with a smile on their faces, and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men, facing rough and smooth alike as it came. --- CHARLES KINGSLEY
THE cheerful man has a creative power which the pessimist never possesses. There is nothing which will so completely sweeten life and take out its drudgery, nothing that will so effectively ease the jolts on the road, as a sunny, hopeful, optimistic disposition. With the same mental ability, the cheerful thinker has infinitely more power than the despondent, gloomy thinker.
Cheerfulness is a perpetual lubricator of the mind; it is the oil of gladness which dispels friction, worries, anxieties, and disagreeable experiences. The life machinery of a cheerful man does not wear out or grind away as rapidly as that of one whose moods and temper scour and wear the delicate bearings and throw the entire machinery out of harmony.
"In the maintenance of health and the cure of disease, cheerfulness is a most important factor," says Dr. A. J. Sanderson. "Its power to do good like a medicine is not an artificial stimulation of the tissues, to be followed by reaction and greater waste, as is the case with many drugs; but the effect of cheerfulness is an actual life-giving influence through a normal channel, the results of which reach every part of the system. It brightens the eye, makes ruddy the countenance, brings elasticity to the step, and promotes all the inner forces by which life is sustained. The blood circulates more freely, the oxygen comes to its home in the tissues, health is promoted, and disease is banished."
A farmer in Alabama eight or ten years ago, subject to lung trouble, had a hemorrhage while ploughing one day, and lost so much blood that he was told by his physician that he would die.
He merely said that he was not ready to die yet, and lingered for a long time, unable to get up. He gained strength, and finally could sit up, and then he began to laugh at anything and everything. He persisted in his hilarity, even when well people could see nothing to laugh at, and gained constantly. He became robust and strong. He says he is sure that if he had not laughed continually he would have died.
A great many people have brought sick, discordant bodies back into harmony by "the laugh cure", by substituting cheerfulness for fretting, worrying, and complaining. Every time one complains or finds fault, he is only acknowledging the power of his enemies to hold him down, to make his life uncomfortable and disagreeable.
The way to get rid of these enemies of happiness, is to deny their existence, to drive them out of the mind, for they are only delusions. Harmony, health, beauty, success --- these are the realities; their opposites are only the absence of the real.

By Ernest Holmes
Every Man A King or Might in Mind-Mastery

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Food for Thought...

The Science of Healing Thoughts
Journalist Jo Marchant explores surprising new research into curing the body with the mind
by Gareth Cook

For centuries, the idea of "healing thoughts" has held sway over the faithful. In recent decades it's fascinated the followers of all manner of self-help movements, including those whose main purpose seems to be separating the sick from their money. Now, though, a growing body of scientific research suggests that our mind can play an important role in healing our body - or in staying healthy in the first place. In the book Cure, the veteran science journalist Jo Marchant brings her critical eye to this fascinating new terrain, sharing the latest discoveries and telling the stories of the people -Iraq war veterans among them - who are being helped by cures aimed at both body and mind. Marchant answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook.

You have taken on a topic where, historically, there has been a tremendous amount of quackery. What convinced you that there was a compelling scientific story to tell?

The misunderstandings and false claims were one of the elements that drew me to the topic of mind-body medicine in the first place. The mind influences physiology in many ways - from stress to sexual arousal - so it has always seemed reasonable to me that it might impact health. Yet the question has become so polarized: advocates of alternative medicine claim miracle cures, while many conventional scientists and doctors insist any suggestion of "healing thoughts" is deluded.

I was interested in those clashing philosophies: I wanted to look at why it is so difficult to have a reasoned debate about this issue. What drives so many people to believe in the pseudoscientific claims of alternative therapists, and why are skeptics so resistant to any suggestion that the mind might influence health?
At the same time, I wanted to dig through the scientific research to find out what the evidence really says about the mind's effects on the body. That took me around the world, interviewing scientists who are investigating this question (often struggling for funding or risking their reputations to do so) and their results persuaded me that as well as being an interesting sociological or philosophical story, this was a compelling scientific one.

Examples include trials demonstrating that hypnotherapy is a highly effective treatment for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and studies showing that perceived stress correlates with telomere length in cells. But what I personally found most convincing were studies suggesting an evolutionary rationale for the mind's influence on health.

There are now several lines of research suggesting that our mental perception of the world constantly informs and guides our immune system in a way that makes us better able to respond to future threats. That was a sort of 'aha' moment for me - where the idea of an entwined mind and body suddenly made more scientific sense than an ephemeral consciousness that's somehow separated from our physical selves.

What is known about what the placebo effect actually is, and what do you see as the biggest open questions?
"Placebo effect" can be a confusing term, because it has several different meanings. It is sometimes used to cover anyone who feels better after receiving placebo (or fake) treatment, which of course includes all those people who would have improved anyway. But researchers are finding that taking a placebo can also have specific, measurable effects on the brain and body.

As neuroscientist Fabrizio Benedetti, one of the pioneers of placebo research, puts it, there isn't just one placebo effect but many. Placebo painkillers can trigger the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. Patients with Parkinson's disease respond to placebos with a flood of dopamine. Fake oxygen, given to someone at altitude, has been shown to cut levels of neurotransmitters called prostaglandins (which dilate blood vessels, among other things, and are responsible for many of the symptoms of altitude sickness).

None of these biological effects are caused by placebos themselves, which are by definition inert. They are triggered by our psychological response to those fake treatments. The active ingredients are complex and not fully understood but include our expectation that we will feel better (which in turn is affected by all sorts of factors such as our previous experience with treatment, how impressive or invasive a treatment is, and whether we're an optimistic person) and feeling listened to and cared for.

Another element is conditioning, where if we learn to associate a particular treatment - taking a pill, say - with a certain biological response, we experience that response when we take a similar pill in the future, even if it's a placebo. This influences physiological functions such as hormone levels and immune responses, and works regardless of our conscious beliefs.

Future questions include teasing out the psychological factors that shape placebo responses, and investigating why honest placebos (where someone knows they are taking a placebo) seem to work - this research has barely begun. Scientists also want to pin down exactly what conditions placebos work for (most research so far is on a few model systems, like pain, depression and Parkinson's), and who they work for (both genes and personality seem to play a role). And then of course there is the question of how we can maximize these responses, and integrate them into routine clinical care in an honest way.

Have you experienced any of these mind-over-body effects yourself?
I took a placebo pill that I ordered online and it did get rid of a bad headache within about 20 minutes, but of course that's not a scientific trial. Perhaps my headache would have faded anyway. I also experienced the value of social support when giving birth to my two children. I had dramatically different outcomes when supported by midwives I knew and trusted, compared to a series of strangers. Again, my case doesn't prove anything on its own but this effect is borne out in trials with thousands of women: continuous one-on-one support during labor is one of the only known interventions that reduces the risk of surgery during childbirth.

Mostly though, I experienced the effects I describe in the book through talking to people treated using some of these approaches, often participants in clinical trials. They included a kidney transplant patient drinking a lavender-flavored milk to calm his hostile immune system; people who have suffered decades of recurrent depression now kept well by mindfulness training; and pilgrims seeking healing at the religious sanctuary of Lourdes in France. Meeting these people took this beyond an intellectual project for me. They showed me how the scientific findings aren't just statistics on the page but have the power to transform lives.

You write about burn victims who are being treated, in part, with virtual reality. Can you explain this, and what lessons you think it holds?

This is another therapy I got to try - researchers in Seattle have developed a virtual reality landscape called Snow World. You fly around inside an ice canyon and fire snowballs at characters inside the game, such as penguins and snowmen. It's meant to work as a painkiller: the idea is that the brain has a limited capacity for attention, so if the ice canyon commands that attention, there is less capacity left over for experiencing pain. When I tried Snow World, the researchers used a heated box to simulate a burn to my foot - it was quite painful outside the game, but once immersed, I had so much fun I b
arely noticed it.

This technique was developed to help burn victims - they have to undergo agonizing sessions of wound treatment and physiotherapy. Even when taking the maximum safe dose of painkillers these patients are often still left in horrible pain. Trials show that undergoing these sessions while immersed in Snow World reduces their pain by an extra 15-40% on top of the relief they get from drugs.

This is just one of many lines of research telling us that the brain plays a big role in determining the level of pain we feel. Of course any physical damage is important, but it is neither sufficient nor necessary for us to feel pain. So I think we've got our approach to pain all wrong. Our focus is almost exclusively on trying to banish it with drugs, which is incredibly costly and causes huge problems with side effects and addiction. Research like Snow World shows the potential of psychological approaches for treating pain: both to maximize the effectiveness of drugs and perhaps in some cases to replace them.

Excerpted from:

  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

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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