Sunday, December 29, 2013

This will be a new column we are starting from Vicky.  Let us know if you enjoy and want more of these.

Merry Christmas to ALL
First, on Sunday I got a few questions about the SynchroDestiny telebridge book study on Tuesday nights. The group is ongoing, but we have suspended meeting until the first Tuesday in January, which is January 7 at 8:00pm Eastern Time.
Also, along this same line, the Saturday Morning telebridge Discussion Group will also continue in 2014, and our next meeting is now Saturday, January 4 at 11:00 am Eastern Time.
To join either of these calls the number is the same: Dial 1 712 432 3100, then access code 809778.

Deepak Chopra calls Synchronicity "the Infinite Organizing Principle of the Universe." I mean he is talking about organization of Omnipotent Intelligence and down to subatomic detail. According to Deepak, learning the dance of synchronicity in Life opens literally limitless potential to orchestrate being a part of ongoing miraculous developments as a daily occurrence. My personal practice of this has born it out to be true, which is why I am on fire to share it with as many people as possible.
With "Principle" being a key component of Deepak's definition of synchronicity, it is no surprise that the practice of consciously working with synchronicities to cultivate miraculous demonstrations encompasses Science of Mind to a "T." In praying about this writing this morning, it came to me to research specifically what Ernest had to say about synchronicity in the SOM textbook. The word is used only one place in the text, in his sample treatment for Obstetrics. Personally, this alone was synchronistic for me, since I have a deep belief that one key to balance and harmony experienced in all things can be founded in how they come into creation. Ernest says that Creation is an infinitely synchronized process that is to be trusted.  What we first tend to notice as little coincidences are Spirit's invitation to us to dance.
So, how does storytelling figure into this? On Sunday, Rev. Carolyn led us into a delightful spontaneous opportunity to share personal Christmas stories. It was so rich to hear favorite memories, painted by those who had lived them like they were yesterday. Storytelling weaves our memories into rich texts for knowing and sharing who we are with the world. In this same way, storytelling about synchronicities weaves the pieces together and gives them energy through speaking the words with the emotions moments of perfect timing inspire. This combination of Attention with Intention is the Universal Recipe for Divine Demonstrations.

May simple joys throughout your Holidays make believing in what is Possible for You easier than ever!

Overflowing Blessings!
I was thinking about why this time of year is so full of stories that are deeply heart-felt.  Part of it is that, it seems, the whole world is involved in creating a special time of the year full of expectations and "shoulds".   We should be happy.  We should be surrounded by family.  We should feel loved and be kind and send forth peace.  Christmas means these people should be together, eating this food, with these decorations, singing these songs, and saying these things, etc. etc. etc.   {Please don't expect me to have any thing other than an angel on the top of my tree.}

All of that is wonderful.  Or, it's not.

If everything works out as it 'should', then great; but for most of us that doesn't happen totally.  Learning to deal with the variations that happen, moves us from being in a reactive mode to things vs. being a creator of our lives.   It is the stories we tell ourselves around all of this that are important. 

On Sunday, we told stories.  Most were funny and warm and heart-inspiring.  And some (perhaps unsaid) were sad and nostalgic and brought a tear.

The spiritual truth in all of this is that we are our memories.  This is what makes us individuals.  

On a Sunday morning after all of us gather for a service, we each leave with a different memory of the past hour even though we all had the same 'experience'.   We interpret based on our past memories ( because what we have experienced is the filter through which all new experiences pass.).  The really cool thing is that we can rewrite our memories.

Oh yes we can!
a burning bowl ritual.  On January 5, we will have a meditative service and honor the different religions and expressions of Truth in the world.  One part of the service will be a world peace meditation.

I look forward to sharing this journey into the New Year with as many of you as possible in person, and with all of you in Spirit.  I anticipate with great joy creating memories with my LCSL family.

Much love and great glee! 
Rev.  Carolyn

P. S.  Thank you for supporting Tracy and I in creating a memory of playing cello and piano together to create a moment of sharing.  Playing for others is exciting, scary, terrifying and fun all at once.