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CONSCIOUSNESS FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH
By Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
 
More often than not, when we find an interest in consciousness it is because we wish to demonstrate more prosperity. Although that is a worthy and necessary concern, there is a baseline consciousness that we must work from regardless of whether we have all that we need. This is mental health as it is known in the medical profession. I like to think of it as attaining a consciousness of equanimity. This means a poised balance that attends us in the best or worst of times.

The medical profession and our spiritual approach in Religious Science have many areas of agreement. And why not? Religious Science includes religion, science and philosophy in the broadest context.

Here are eight acts in the objective world of becoming that will make a positive difference to your quality of wellness on your journey through life:

1.      Find the Positive
2.      Eat Healthy
3.      Get enough sleep
4.      Practice mindfulness
5.      Keep Moving
6.      Limit alcohol use
7.      Focus on gratitude
8.      Connect with others
 
1.      Find the Positive
Two immediate benefits derived from thinking positively are better stress management and improved health. Stress can be one of the most devastating influences on your health. Therefore, it should come to no one’s surprise that mediation, prayer and other definite activities included in this list will be worth the investment of your attention.
 
2.      Eat Healthy
On a survival basis, we may be inclined to eat what is available to us. However, improving our quality of health requires a good diet. The experts recommend the right portions of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy and protein.

3.      Get enough sleep
Experts tell us that sleep problems and mental health conditions can become a vicious cycle. They recommend 8 hours of sleep per night. Preparing for a restful night means getting away from the news cycle. Remember you are not running the world. After all, your circle of influence is what you can  directly affect. Winding down with music or mediation or prayer will result in a deeper rest.

4.      Practice mindfulness
Mindfulness is a Buddhist practice that has become popular among non-religious people as well.  It is a focus on what is happening in the present moment. Phone apps and online tools are available for the beginner. This will reduce worrying.

5.      Keep Moving
Exercise is the main prayer the body needs. It is not your words or beliefs but the physical efforts you make daily that will yield the positive health-difference you desire. Checking with your doctor is advised.

6.      Limit alcohol use
If alcohol affects your mood or your interaction with your friends or your ability to get things done, then you should be seeking expert guidance.

7.      Focus on gratitude
If you have days when “Things do not go according to plan,” then take time out. Breathe. Think of what you are grateful for. In this way, you will find you can change the consciousness of losing into one that can begin to win again.

8.      Connect with others
Feeling isolated and overwhelmed may be resolved by talking with loved ones or by joining a support group. When people are not physically present, give doing it virtually a chance. It can make all the difference in the world.

In Conclusion
My emphasis is on Process Science of Mind. This involves a greater emphasis on the objective world of becoming and the processes we must participate in if our dreams are to become the realities we desire.


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Sunday Topic 4-11-2021

Kingdom of God Parables and You

Some of Jesus’ deepest insights are reflected in his poetic parables, and none more so than those dealing with the kingdom of God.


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 Wednesday Night Service on ZOOM!! 
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4-7-2021 Dr. Arthur's topic will be:

Steps to a Happier Life

Here are five simple steps you can practice mindfully each day to bring greater happiness into your life.


Order of Service
 
Minister: Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
Assistant Minister: Rev. Larry Barber
Duration 1 hour, from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Zoom Check in between 6:20 PM - 6:30 PM
         
Welcome: Dr. Arthur Chang
 
Connecting Time 10 minutes
 
Invocation: Rev. Larry Barber
 
Reading: Rev. Larry Barber
Meditation (10 minutes)
 
Lesson: (20 min)
 
Q and A 
 
Prayer requests
 
Benediction
 
10 - 15min for last 3 items



Ponte al dia
 
Síguenos en Fundadores Facebook en Español
 presentaciones de los practicantes:
Domingos a las 10:00 am servicio, 11 Abril,
Practitantes de Español
Lunes a viernes 7:00 pm 5 minutos de inspiración por uno de nuestros practicantes

Lo invitamos a realizar estudios complementarios con zoom de estudio de libros en la filosofía de La Ciencia de la Mente, ya sea los miércoles por la noche a las 7:00 pm o los viernes por la noche a las 5:00 pm. Para recibir más información y recibir una invitación, escriba a Ivania a ivalsa2000@yahoo.com.

"¿Qué es la ciencia de la mente?" Clase por zoom gratis presentada por Ivania Gonzales, RScP, 6:00 pm los sábados
 
Los invitamos a todos a unirse con nosotros y así crecer espiritualmente y aprender como "cambiar sus pensamientos para cambiar su vida".
Ernest's Corner

Man’s life, in reality, is spiritual and mental, and until his thought is healed, no form of cure will be permanent. We understand that health is a mental as well as a physical state. We seek to heal men’s mentalities, knowing that to the degree in which we are successful, we shall also be healing their bodies. We know, too, that to the degree in which we are able to see a perfect man, he will appear. We feel that the spiritual or real man is perfect and we seek to uncover this perfection which is within every man’s life. This is spiritual mind healing.

The Science of Mind, Page 190-3

Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 
Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  
Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 
"An Enlightened Mind for Our Time"
The weekly broadcasts are: 
Monday: "A Call to a Positive Spirituality"
Tuesday: "Your Place in the One Mind"
Wednesday: "Your Creative Power"
Thursday: "Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life"
Friday: "Getting What You Love, Loving What You Get"
The shows are posted daily and available 24 hours per day. 
Ask for help

Sometimes it’s just not feasible to navigate the tricky anxiety, depression, isolation and trauma by yourself. For those who have underlying mental health conditions, for those who have experienced past traumas, for people on the frontlines in medicine, and for people who are lonely, this moment can be especially tough. But there are a number of free, confidential resources to turn to for help. Here are a few:
—Steinberg Institute website, links to mental health resources and care throughout California, https://steinberginstitute.org/links-research-care/
—Institute on Aging’s 24/7 Friendship Line (especially for people who have disabilities or are over 60), 1-800-971-0016 or call 415-750-4138 to volunteer. https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line
—Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, 24/7 Access Line 1-800-854-7771, links to COVID-19 information. https://dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information/
—Mental Health Association of San Francisco 24/7 Peer-Run Warm Line, 855-845-7415. https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/covid-19/
—Fresno County Behavioral Health Warm Line, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 559-600-WARM (9276). https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/behavioral-health
—National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
—The Crisis Text Line, Text “HOME” (741-741) to reach a trained crisis counselor.
—California Psychological Association Find a Psychologist Locator,  https://www.cpapsych.org/page/find
—Psychology Today guide to therapists, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
Some psychologists will work with people for free or reduced rates, if needed, given the challenging times.
Founder's Practitioners are also available for prayer to address your needs. Call the church office for an appointment.
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