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E-Light News is from the Heart and Soul of Spirit
Saturday, November 15, 2019 edition
"Accepting What Is"
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 - session 3
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
8:00am -2:00pm

The Good Thought
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
" The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am."
Michael J. Fox


Intuitive Card Reading just for You!
I am pulling a card  from the Keepers of the Light Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray  for today's wisdom

Paul The Venetian
"Experiencing Grace"
"The opportunity to improve your plans. Listen to your intuition for accurate guidance. Face your fears and grow stronger. "
"Share your gifts with grace. Waves of inspiration and love are coming to you."
About Paul The Venetian: "Paul The Venetian is said to be the ascended form of Paolo Veronese, a famous artist of the Italian Renaissance. 'The Venetian' refers to the fact that he was connected to Venice, Italy. It is believed that on his passing in 1588 he had the opportunity to help humanity by sharing his lifelong wisdom.
He is the Keeper of the Light who helps us accept our talents and hone our skills so that we can share the beauty of our soul with the world. He brings waves of good energy, grace and encouragement, and works with all artists, musicians, designers and anyone else who needs support in channeling their talents."
Extended Message: "Whatever creative ideas you are having at this time, they are inspired by the Divine. Paul The Venetian is here to help you channel your gifts. You may have felt blocked or held back in the past, but now it is time to recognize how talented you really are.
Follow your bliss and share your grace. Your creativity is a gift to the world, and as you share it with all those around you, you make space in your heart for goodness to enter.
Recognize your gifts today and express your creative self in a way that suits you."
What stands out from this card is: Follow your bliss and share your grace. 
Here's why:
I love how the words bliss and grace are aspects of the Divine.  Ineffable states of being that denote a soul at peace and in deep appreciation of what is.
This Paul ascended master card speaks to a centeredness that can be achieved when you open to your own heart and begin to mine those gifts of creativity, bringing them  out to be shared instead of hidden away or ignored.
This phrase "follow your bliss" means to me, that you follow the breadcrumb trails made by you exploring your interests fully.  It's like going into this cabinet that holds all your impulses, dreams, "what ifs", "wouldn't it be great ifs", "I really wish I had the time because I would be doing xyz all day long"
If you ever made a statement like that but quickly dismissed the possibility of going for your dream with some "lame" but "practical" excuse - this card is saying "Get off your excuse and let's do this Already!"
You have been empowered by the Universe to explore what you love and what are interested in with commitment.  Don't half ass this.  I figure it's like this: You wouldn't think of the dream, if there wasn't a chance for it to become real.  The very fact that you are thinking of it at all, to me means, that it almost guarantees that if you follow that which that makes you happy, then grace is gonna pop up in your life in some form or fashion.  Grace is like the relief you feel from scratching an itch.  Grace is like gentle rain touching your thirsting lips.  And grace is also dwelling in the wonderful inner landscape of your creativity which can pop up in the form of a new idea or activity to investigate further.
So with this wisdom dropped on us, how can we not find the courage to step out of the "safe" warm and cozy Certainty into the Unknown realm of possibility! 
There could be a budding Picasso within you!  There could be some idea that you thought of that if implemented would cause convenience and pleasure for thousands of people.
So Paul urges you to have faith in your own brilliance and rely and trust in your inner guidance to tackle on your greatest bliss.  I say heck yeah!
Bring it on! I'm ready to explore my own talents knowing that with perseverance and willingness to learn, make mistakes and try again - someday I'll make incredible art.   So what if it frustrates me sometimes. With patience and tenderly allowing myself the space to grow and expand, someday I'll be creating fabulous art.  Someday you too will also create something incredibly fab.
I urge you all to take those brave steps and to answer that call of Spirit to follow your bliss and then enjoy the grace.
Here's an affirmation to help anchor this idea:

I believe in myself. I deserve to accomplish my goals.

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


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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
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:

Lesson 6
We must learn to trust in the law of growth

". . . . he who believeth shall not make haste . . . ."
We must learn to trust in the law of growth. We do not force a seed into a full grown plant. There is a law of evolution or unfoldment in nature which does this in logical sequence.
There is no mental coercion in using the Law of Mind any more than there would be in using the creative law of the fertility of the soil. We plant a seed in it, it evolves a plant. To plant a seed of thought and then uproot it through doubt, denial, undue haste or anxiety, is to neutralize our own effort. It would be like planting com and then uprooting it every few days to see if it were growing. We must learn to trust this law of growth since it is a natural part of the order of Cause and Effect.
We must be careful and never think of this Law as though it were two forces. There is no good and evil in themselves. There is merely One Life Force, but there is more than one way to use It. If we have been using It in a limited way we can reverse the process and use It in a less limited way.
Evil is brought to us through the same law which produces good. If we would no longer experience evil we must no longer think about it or act on it. If we would project abundance of everything worthwhile, we must be free from anxiety or any sense of pressure, particularly we must guard against any sense of discouragement, and for all of these are an inversion of the Life Principle.
The gardener plants his seed and waits joyfully for the harvest. So the one who uses the Science of Mind must realize that he does not put the vitality into his thought, he merely experiences the result of the vitality already inherent in the Mind Principle.
There is neither strain, concentration, nor any particular effort of the will needed in doing this, but there must be a careful weeding out of negative thoughts; and there should be a great sense of joy and thanksgiving, and an enthusiastic acceptancy as we wait for the certain harvest.
By Ernest Holmes
Lessons in Spiritual Mind Healing

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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." -
William James
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?.
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