Founder's Center for Spiritual Living
3281 W. 6th Street, LA, CA 90020
213-388-9733
FOUNDER'S IS OPEN!!
Dr. Arthur is on vacation!
Founder's is featuring some great guest speakers!

Join us for in person services in English and Spanish
on

Sunday, August 14th at 10 am


We have all safety protocols in place, masks are optional!

While we highly recommend that congregants get vaccinated prior to coming to service, it is not a requirement to attend. Just tell us your vaccination status as you enter the building so we can seat you properly.

If you have any questions, please call our Church Office:
213-388-9733 Ext. 101 for English
Ext. 118 for Spanish
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Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom so you won't miss our new feature on Hints for Health!!
DO WE CREATE OUR OWN REALITY?
by Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
 
Do we create our own reality? The easy answer is “yes and no,” On a macro level, we do not. On a micro level we do. As individuals we do not determine what the Congress does at the macro-level. However, we must adjust to the impact Congress’s actions have on us at the micro-level.
 
Although individually, we are not responsible for the state of the world as it is, either our consciousness is accepting the status quo, or it is not. When it is not, then it is likely, over time, that each individual may become an agent for change at the macro-level. Using the principle, “Change your thinking, change your life,” is still vital because we are engaging process as a whole. As Lao Tzu says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Nor is the great Chinese sage saying the first step will accomplish the journey. Change will be in process as it always is.
 
The embodiment of our thoughts will give rise to our actions and will draw unto itself a complement of conditions far more agreeable with our thoughts for the desired change. This does not mean that the universe will change to match our false assumptions about how the cosmos works. It means as we work with universal laws, we will discover that, spiritually, we are working with a sense of the Presence of the Universe as well. Faith is the conviction that the universe is for us and is forever, within the relentless flow of changes, providing us with options. This is because God is persuasive and not coercive. Creating our universe means employing the freedom of choice. If God were coercive rather than persuasive, then there would be no freedom of choice. In this sense, our choices allow us to create our own reality.
 
When we are faced with few options, we may lose sight of the reliability of God to provide us with options. This brings to consciousness the symbolic meaning of such stories of Jesus as commanding the storm to be still or walking on water. The disciples were, undoubtedly, frightened and feeling that they had few options in face of the storm that was threatening to overturn their boat and drown them all. Like the disciples, when we are faced with such threatening conditions, it is natural to experience fear. The fear response is the automatic trigger of our fight or fight mechanism, which may not offer an appropriate or effective response for our survival. Jesus’ affirmation to the disciples— “Peace! Be Still!” (Mark 4:39) calmed them as it can calm us. This is because there is a greater state of consciousness characterized by peace that opens us up to our God-option. This is why people are encouraged or trained to be calm in the face of challenge.
 
The next time you are faced with panic and overwhelming feelings, affirm,
“This is my opportunity to calm my storm,” or “to walk on water.” In short, to do the seemingly impossible to your everyday consciousness but not to your God-consciousness.
 

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Wednesday Night Zoom Services

are on hiatus for the month of August
Join Dr. Arthur on September 7th when they resume.



 Wednesday Night Service on ZOOM!! 
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Ponte al día

Los servicios en Founder's el domingo, 14 de Agosto,
a las 10:00 en la capilla. Ven y disfruta de la conexión espiritual que todos compartimos. Bendiciones, Ministerio Español de Founder's.

Síguenos en Founder's Facebook en Español
 presentaciones de los practicantes:

Linea de oración de Founder's: Para obtener información sobre servicios de Founder's o para dejar un mensaye que quiere oración de un practicante, llame directamente al 213-388-9733 x 117. Puede dejar su nombre y número de teléfono y un practicante le devolverá la llamada.

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.

Los invitamos a todos a unirse con nosotros y así crecer espiritualmente y aprender como "cambiar sus pensamientos para cambiar su vida".
meditation candles
Founder’s Prayer Lines are ready for your calls
 
Please call
213-388-9733 Ext. 106 for English
213-388-9733 Ext. 117 en Español
Leave your name and phone #, and a practitioner will contact you within 24 hours. Meanwhile, please use the recorded blessing to help center yourself and know that God is always with you.
Para obtener información sobre servicios de Founder's o para dejar un mensaye que quiere oración de un practicante, llame directamente al 213-260-7895 . Puede dejar su nombre y número de teléfono y un practicante le devolverá la llamada.
Ernest's Corner
 
We are dealing with an impersonal Principle. It will oper­ate for one just as quickly as for another, because It is Law. Dare to speak, and to know that what you speak is the law unto the thing spoken regardless of what conditions exist. One, alone, in consciousness with the Infinite, constitutes a complete majority. Knowing this in your thought, work in perfect peace and calm. ALWAYS EXPECT THE GOOD. Have enthusiasm and, above all, have a consciousness of love—a radiant feeling flowing through your consciousness at all times. Treat yourself until you have an inner sense of unity with all Good.

The Science of Mind, Page 184-3
Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 
Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  
Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 
"Success through the Feminine Pathway"
The weekly broadcasts are: 
Monday: "Success and the Feminine Pathway"
Tuesday: "The Feminine Pathway as Via Negativa"
Wednesday: "The Sacred Walk through Death's Valley"
Thursday: "Forgiveness, Accountability and Release"
Friday: "The Return with the Treasure"
The shows are posted daily and available
24 hours per day. 
Ways to Manage Stress
By Lauren Ragland
Medically Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella, MD on September 14, 2021
Stress is part of being human, and it can help motivate you to get things done. Even high stress from serious illness, job loss, a death in the family, or a painful life event can be a natural part of life. You may feel down or anxious, and that’s normal too for a while. Talk to your doctor if you feel down or anxious for more than several weeks or if it starts to interfere with your home or work life. Therapy, medication, and other strategies can help. In the meantime, there are things you can learn to help you manage stress before it gets to be too much. These tips may help you keep stress at bay:
·   Keep a positive attitude.
·   Accept that there are events that you cannot control.
·   Be assertive instead of aggressive. Assert your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive.
·   Learn to manage your time more effectively.
·   Set limits appropriately and say no to requests that would create excessive stress in your life.
·   Make time for hobbies and interests.
·   Don't rely on alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors to reduce stress. Drugs and alcohol can stress your body even more
·   Seek treatment with a psychologist or other mental health professional trained in stress management or biofeedback techniques to learn more healthy ways of dealing with the stress in your life.