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.” 


Intentional Creation

With all that is going on in our world today… our energies have been fragmented and somewhat unfocused.  This calls for us to realign ourselves with the God of our Being and to intentionally create the life of our dreams.  Each Sunday during the month of October we will be talking about various aspects of conscious intentional creation.

We are made in the image and likeness of the Divine and that means that each and every one of us (no exceptions here!) contains all the attributes of the Divine.  One of those attributes is most certainly the ability to create, and the fact and the Spiritual Truth are that we are always creating.  We cannot NOT create.  The question is, “Are we intentionally or unintentionally creating?”

Are we creating by design or are we creating by default?  When we are intentionally creating, when we are creating by design, we are the happiest because we are consciously aligned with the Source of Life… God!

Love Is Within Us

Sharing a prayer from one of my colleagues, Rev. Carrie Hunter, from Sydney, BC…

Ernest Holmes wrote:
Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed.
To the extent that we abandon love, we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem and embracing it is our only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again.
Love heals, love forgives. Love makes us whole.
These words mean so much to me today as I continue to pray for a more peaceful world – for an end to senseless racism, violence and war.
What I know for sure is that in each of us, there is a power that is greater than anything we can imagine; a power that can overcome every obstacle in our experience and keep us safe, satisfied and at peace.
It is the Power that heals all pain and suffering; that mends our broken hearts; that makes us new again. It is the Power that returns us to innocence we thought was lost. It is the Power that gives us courage to rise up in the morning to a new day and to go forward, with love in our hearts, making us beacons of light and hope for all humanity.
It is the Power that gives us the determination to commit to creating a better world – to make a difference – to heal this planet – one soul at a time.
Knowing that God is always with us and knows every word we speak, knows all our joy and all our sorrow, knows our needs and desires, even before we do – know with me that this healing power is at work in our lives and in the lives of those we love. In a moment of silence, let us call forth those loved ones now and have them bask in the love and healing Presence of the Divine.
And, Oh God, let us remember that we ARE Love.
And so it is!

Rev. Carrie Hunter
CSL Victoria
c/o 311-9560 Fifth Street
Sidney, BC
V8L 2W5


August is Membership Month

Join us for a month of refreshing and renewing!!!

Summer is the perfect time to pull out our favorite reading as well as to explore books we haven’t yet read. Often this is done on vacation as we escape into daring adventures, steamy romances or juicy mysteries with lots of plot twists and turns. This month at San Antonio Center for Spiritual Living, we will take highlights from four different books that are on Rev. Beth’s summer reading list. And while these books won’t be adventure, romance or mystery novels, they will definitely be adventurous, they will help us connect with deep love and they just may have a twist or turn along the way.