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Saturday, November 15, 2019 edition
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Rev Maryum Morse
gives the talk: "Accepting What Is" this Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 10:30am. In this talk, Rev will discuss how through learning how to stay present and accept whatever it is in front of you with grace and compassion, your life becomes easier. She will give examples from her own experience as well as the wisdom teachings of Ernest Holmes and other New Thought authors.
Roxy Angel Superstar, 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:
"You cannot be in a place other than where you are right now, but you have the power to begin to express your perspective about where you are in increasingly better ways." Esther and Jerry Hicks
This Week's Affirmation
"I have the passion and perseverance to be happy"
Reverend Maryum's Weekly Prayer
I Choose a Divine Perspective
Recognizing God is all present, all powerful, and all knowing I begin this day knowing I am that I Am. I am one with the One.
As a perfect expression of Spirit, I consciously choose my thoughts and support myself in peace, love, and joy. My feelings indicate when I stray from this intention, therefore, I easily recognize fears and false beliefs, should this occur. I recognize them and simply let those thoughts go. I open my mind and affirm the Truth that returns me to my Divine identity. God is the One Life within me. I live in love and appreciation for this perfect Universe and allow my authentic expression to nurture me. I have faith and know blessings of love and positive creative energy surround me attracting my desires to me. How good it is.
I allow gratitude to lead my way. Guided with grace, I release my word, confident all good is manifest through Spirit as 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!
This Week's not to be missed Events!
Healing Your Inner Child -
Sunday, November 17, 2019
1:00pm - 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!
Winter Outdoor Rummage Sale
Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
Food for Thought...
5 Keys to Accepting What You Can't Change
article by Joseph Wilner
"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune." -
Accepting what we don't like may be one of the most difficult aspects of life. I'm all for taking action and changing what we can, but inevitably there will be people, situations, and events we don't like and that we aren't able to change.
Do you find yourself trying to change things you have no control over?
If so, you probably find it difficult to be satisfied and content with life. If we can't change a situation or an outcome our best option is to learn how to accept it and deal with it.
Acceptance has many benefits:
A more positive attitude
Less worry and stress
Less energy drained from trying to figure things out
Ability to embrace change
Greater appreciation and gratitude
A more compassionate perspective
Acceptance is not the same as resignation or passivity. We can continue to push forward despite accepting that there are things beyond our control. Here are a few tips to living with greater acceptance so you can have more joy and peace of mind.
1. Let go of the past
We all have baggage that we carry from our past, and this baggage gets heavier the longer we hold onto it. Many people have a hard time letting go of past. We carry a mental reminder of our mistakes and losses with us everywhere we go, not realizing how much they steal from our present joy and contentment. We can't change the past. What happened in your past happened, so our only hope is to learn how to accept our past and move forward.
"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." - C.S. Lewis
2. Learn coping skills
At one point or another life will present us with an unexpected turn of events. It may be a difficult loss or a failure of epic proportions that we aren't prepared to deal with. Sometimes these events are beyond our current ability to cope. So, part of the acceptance process is learning new ways to cope with a crisis. Keep your emotions in check so you can make a more conscious decision about how to deal with a difficult situation.
3. Make it meaningful
Sometimes the "worst" thing that happens to us ends up being the most fundamental part of our personal growth. It is easier to accept something when we explore the opportunities and possibilities that come out of it. What can you learn from your difficulty? How has your difficulty made you a stronger person?
"When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Viktor Frankl
4. Expect less
We live in a world that tells us to want more, be more, and do more. This isn't always a negative message, but it often gets in the way of our life-satisfaction. When something doesn't meet our expectations we are disappointed and angry. Life can appear purposeless, unfair, and ruthless if our expectations are unrealistic. So, instead of expecting something to happen, or expecting a person to act a certain way, try to focus on accepting and creating. Focus on what you want to create instead of what you expect to happen. Creation is motivating, expectation is demanding.
5. Set new goals
When we run into failure or setbacks it can feel like we are stuck with nowhere to turn. Life will take unexpected turns and when this happens our trajectory might have to change as well. There is a point where it is in our best interest to move on and let go of what we want. If something doesn't work the way we planned, don't get caught up in the outcome. Instead of doing the same thing and expecting different results, accept things aren't working the way you planned and do something different.
You may not be able change what you're going through right now, but this doesn't mean you can't live a full and meaningful life. You can adapt and adjust to your present circumstances.
Stop avoiding difficult issues and only focusing on what you can't change. Focus on what you can do about the situation, and if you can't change something it's time to accept this reality.
What do you need to accept so you can be happier and more fulfilled?.
"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
Office Hours : Tues - Thurs 2:30pm - 6:00pm
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