The Freedom Factor

“Science of Mind” – p.25

Ernest Holmes wrote:

“Freedom is the birthright of every living soul…  Our inherent nature is forever seeking to express itself in terms of freedom.  We do well to listen to this Inner Voice, for it tells us of a life wonderful in its scope; [and] of a love beyond our fondest dreams… .”

Sunday, July 22, 2018 our lesson is “Freedom to Be Me”


When it is Hard to Love, Love Harder


  1. Go up to someone you’ve never met before, hand them a $10 bill and say, “You look absolutely awesome/stunning/gorgeous/beautiful/handsome (whatever you want to say!)” followed by, “Have a great day!”
  2. When you see a police officer, fire fighter, a service man or woman, nurse, doctor, EMT, etc.  – Thank them!
  3. Ask, “What may I do to help?”
  4. Offer to buy a homeless person whatever he wants from the store he’s sitting in front of.
  5. Do a 30-day forgiveness meditation for someone you are angry with or you dislike… personal or public!
  6. Admit you were wrong, but don’t ask for forgiveness.
  7. Write someone a Letter of Appreciation.
  8. Be lavish with your verbal praise… and mean it.
  9. Don’t just wish someone a happy birthday on Facebook… text them; call them; send a card.
  10. Choose who you associate with… Stop associating with people who don’t do anything but make you feel bad about yourself or your life.
  11. If you can’t do that… make a list ahead of time of things to talk about with those people that do not involve complaining about life.
  12. As Mother Teresa once said, “People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.  Love them any way.”

Awakening to Life

Happy New Year: 2018 is the year!  This is the year that we awaken, truly awaken, to the beauty of life that Spirit intends for us to live.

What might that awakened life look like?  Each week in January, 2018, we will explore this question while we reground ourselves in our fundamental New Thought teachings.

Join us for services on Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.


Rev. Beth


1. Fear of being judged as wrong, bad or imperfect;

2. Fear of being worthless, unworthy, or inconsequential;

3. Fear of failure, of being incompetent, or unable to do;

4. Fear of being abandoned or ignored;

5. Fear of overwhelm and intrusion;

6. Fear of missing out or being limited;

7. Fear of being blamed;

8. Fear of showing weakness and vulnerability; and

9. Fear of being unlovable, shut out or inharmonious (this includes fear of conflict


Ideas of Power, Holmes Papers Volume 3, (from a talk given at the Wiltern Theatre, April 27, 1958)

It is our philosophy that if we scrape away the debris—that which contradicts the divine Presence—we shall find a Divinity concealed in everything, every person, everywhere, all the time. It is our belief that in such degree as we may individually and collectively perceive this Divinity, It will appear. “Act as though I am, and I will be.”