April 11, Veronica Gabrielle La Barrie

I wake up and know what my purpose is!

Sunday, April 11, Veronica Gabrielle La Barrie

A pioneer in the study and teaching of A Course in Miracles, Veronica Gabrielle is a proclaimed visionary, spiritual teacher and writer.

Hear Veronica’s inspirational message on:

YOUR SACRED PURPOSE

click here to connect with us on Sunday and hear the talk on > Zoom

Quotes

Teach and practice, practice and teach – that is all we have ; that is all we are good for ; that is all we ever have to do – Ernest Holmes

Affirmation

I wake up and know what my purpose is.

MEDITATE BEFORE THE SERVICE

We’ll be having a meditation at 9:45, before the service, to calm and center ourselves.

Please join in!

ENJOY AND SING ALONG WITH OUR AWESOME HOUSE BAND

Our House Band, The Cosmic Vibrations, led by Music Director Brad Allen, currently features Brad Allen on guitar, Dr. Chuck Greenwood on percussions, Joe D. on harmonica and bass guitar, and many exceptional guests who bring success energy and passion to our services that you will be moved by the their performances.


STEERING COMMITTEE
REPORT

From Werner Summer

After switching locations a few times — including a former Sheriff station — in 1974 the building we are in today was purchased, a corporation was founded, and an outpost of the Church of Religious Science of Los Angeles, California was created, that morphed into our Center for Spiritual Living of today. 

In 1956 a man named Neil Groom came to Yucca Valley with the idea of bringing cable TV to the area, because there was no tv up here. And by changing his thinking, he changed his life and the life of many others, by visualizing and materializing his well-calculated dream.

He and his family put up an uncounted number of poles throughout the Morongo Basin and they started laying hundreds of miles of cables. One of the Grooms was always hanging out up there somewhere. First Yucca, then Morongo, then Joshua Tree. First there were 3 channels, then 5, then 7. The pictures weren’t the only thing that started moving up here. 

The Grooms purchased a building on Bannock Trail for their living quarters and main offices. A familiar address. One door left and one door right. In the back of the building there was a white-painted wooden building where they stored their equipment.

In 1964, the Grooms sold out to a larger company and moved away. They sold the building and the entire business for over $1 million, in “1964 dollars”.

The company that followed the Grooms operated their business from this location for several years, then they moved on to larger hunting grounds and then sold it to our Center.

The cinder block building in the back is a Cold War atomic bunker with a basement. Some early “Cold War Spiritual Sunday Services” were held in it, I was told.

Much of that early TV story, and what followed up to our Zoom Story today, should tell how different and unique we are. 

Please compare this picture — that was taken in 1965 — with what you see whenever you visit the Center.

Part II:

Steering Committee Meeting 

Our Steering Committee meeting will be held

THIS SUNDAY
right after the regular service
On ZOOM

ALL ARE WELCOME!!

We want people to really chip in with their
amazing ideas on how to improve
the Center even more.

The plants, the grounds, the building,
the kitchen, the music, the service,
the bathroomsZoom,
just about everything!

We want all opinions and all of your desires and ideas fulfilled. 

So Sunday after 11 a.m. please participate in
our
ZOOMSteering Committee meeting!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Volunteer Tuesday, Weekly from10 am – 2pm

What a beautiful Tuesday it was at our beloved Center. Every day we can spend at this beautiful inspiring location is a blessed day for all!

Karen was busy on the back side of the building doing weeding and brooming. BradCyndy and Tricia were cleaning up the Sanctuary and made it ready for the Service on Sunday. 

Brad, Theresa (who joined us over her phone) and Karin were working on our office computer in preparation to get some important apps installed in the future. Werner watered and soaked all of our plants. Something that hasn’t been done for a while. 

Werner also installed the sturdy green plastic box with door on top – donated by Karen Kebler – that keeps our water faucet and a portion of the watering hose safe and locked up. 

Now we need someone who cuts down the two tree stumps on the south side with a larger chain saw, and the project building maintenance can be considered almost done.

At lunch we had an interesting conversation about “incarnation”. 

Every month when we read “What We Believe” written by our founder Ernest Holmes, we say: “We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in everyone and that all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.”

ONENESS (AKA THE THING ITSELF)

This One has no beginning and no end and is represented in our teaching by a Circle. 

The Science of Mind teaches that all of creation, all of time and space, all existence, in fact, EVERYTHING, is one thing and that One is all there is. 

There is nothing outside of it. It is called God, Spirit, The Universe and countless other names. It escapes a true name that can fully describe it because it is ineffable.

We believe that, while It is all there is, within It, there is an infinite plurality. 

Each creation of this One is an incarnation of It and in fact IS It. There is no Person, Place or Thing and no Experience, Feeling or Thought that exists outside of It. This is central to all of the philosophy. It is the most fundamental aspect of our teaching.

With much LOVE,
Karin


As we regularly say at our services, we are a 100% volunteer run Spiritual Center.  We are always encouraging more people to participate so we have new faces and new voices involved on Sundays. It would be so wonderful if someone would step up and take over the regular “Tuesday-Water-the-Outdoors-Plants Ministry” because those plants greet us when we arrive and they express who we are and how much we care.

If there is something you would like to help with for Sunday service, or anytime, please contact us at yvcslwer1@gmail.com.


THIS THING CALLED LIFE

“The Difference Between a Healing And a Cure”

By Merryl Lentz


A cure is not a healing, and a healing is not a cure. The words are often used interchangeably, but they actually have very different meanings and effects.

Curing occurs when health is restored, symptoms are alleviated and disease is eliminated. Healing, however, is a restoration of wholeness. It’s not necessarily the riddance of symptoms, but a process involving mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. It’s not something facilitated by doctors or medicine, but by a connection with the Divine that exists around us, as well as within us all.
 
For example, there could be a deaf man suffering from depression. He doesn’t leave his house, and he’s very unhappy. Then he has a healing — a healing that reveals to him something he hadn’t previously known, or that opens something within him so that he experiences an entirely new level of love in his life.

And as he does, he suddenly embraces life in a completely new way. He’s now able to be out in the world and be with people. The depression dissolves because he can now fully enjoy his life.
 
His hearing hasn’t been cured. The man is still deaf, but he’s been healed. He has had a spiritual awakening. So someone could be cured of an illness but still not be healed, perhaps because the root cause of the illness or the pain still exists inside, or a connection has not yet been forged with a spiritual source of vitality.
 
Some people do experience healings that completely release chronic condiitons — ulcers, depression, addictions, brain trauma. Other people have a healing that they might not even recognize right away. And yet, as they begin integrating spirituality into their lives, and the Divine energy field opens up more and more, they suddenly find that they’re not as besieged by something as they used to be.
 
Maybe someone shifts stubbornly-held beliefs, and then their life and health open up in an entirely different way. Or perhaps they suddenly have an insight into their past that reveals how they could be in forgiveness of someone they’d been blaming — and with this forgiveness comes healing. Spiritual blockages dissolve. Stuck energy releases. A purifying process moves through their bodies. Their entire life’s trajectory suddenly, miraculously shifts.
 
Sometimes, healing can be a prolonged process because it involves personal shifts in numerous areas, encompassing what you eat, drink, say, think and do. It may require the assistance of professionals to help free you from previous, unhealthy patterns and instill new, healthy ones.

Western medicine can be quite valuable, but it largely focuses upon curing when healing and spiritual expansion are imperative to access the root sources of numerous physical and mental ailments. Pessimistic thoughts, toxic relationships, inadequate diets, sedentary lifestyles, scant stress management, and spiritual bankruptcy can all block or limit the healing process. Even if a cure is attainable, healing will further reinforce it.
 
On Beliefnet.com, Patricia Reis is quoted as saying, “The bigger meaning of healing is a ‘wholing,’ a filling out of the missing pieces of a person’s life.”
 
On the same website, in an article by Jeff Totey, actor Angus T. Jones, who previously played the youngster on the CBS sitcom, “Two and a Half Men,” also spoke along the same lines when he said, “I really want to come into the Light, because I know that is where the healing is, and I’ve seen God do amazing things.”
 
Healing can sometimes be facilitated by something as simple, and yet profound, as contact with nature or animals. Therapy dogs and cats are sometimes visitors to individuals in hospitals, assisted living residences or other medical facilities. These furry friends provide nonjudgmental companionship that can produce wondrous healings through unconditional gifts of love, devotion, understanding and acceptance.
 
Healing is a natural process that lies within everyone’s power to access. Conversely, curing, typically provided by doctors, is an external treatment in which medicine or surgery are utilized to mask or alleviate a person’s symptoms.

Although the power of curing shouldn’t be completely negated, it often lacks focus upon the factors that triggered the illness or infirmity in the first place. Healing reaches deeper than curing, and arises from within, by addressing the spiritual imbalance underlying the physical or mental symptoms.
 
With healing comes health, wholeness, peace and a connection to the Divine. For someone who has been labeled as incurable, healing is a wonderful avenue for proving that the diagnosis is wrong, and completely surmountable.


As we know, prayer is very powerful. If you need guidance, direction, healing, support or blessings for yourself or another, we’d be glad to pray for you.

Please email your requests to:

yvcslwer1@gmail.com


All requests and responses are strictly confidential.

Please check the YVCSL.org website for further announcements and our future Calendar.
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March 28- Anne Fernandez

I know I have the power to choose right now
and in each and every moment,
I am choosing Joy.

Sunday, March 28, Anne Fernandez

Anne Fernandez

Author, speaker, meditation guide and Reiki energy healer.
Private practice for 30 years as a clinical hypnotherapist
and life counselor.

Click on link below to hear ANNE’S live, inspirational talk about…. 

Changes and Choices


January 17 – Hiroko Momii

When it gets dark enough you can see the stars – Charles A. Beard

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021

FEATURED SPEAKER HIROKO MOMII

Whenever you’re able to truly let go of all worry, fear, and obsession and simply ask the Divine for help. It comes in minutes. “Letting go” means disengaging from the suffering states, letting go of the fear of divine punishment or guilt for being undeserving of grace. Only in a beautiful state can you truly draw blessings from the source.

Click on link below to hear Hiroko’s inspiring talk entitled….

Accessing and Connecting to Divine (Universal Intelligence)


January 3 – Anne Fernandez

I am releasing what no longer serves me and I how have space for new beginnings

Anne Fernandez

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2021

FEATURED SPEAKER ANNE FERNANDEZ

Click on link below ( “New Beginnings) to hear Anne’s talk

NEW BEGINNINGS

Prepare your mind to receive the best that Life has to offer. – Ernest Holmes

“Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings” – Jonathan Lockwood

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning” – Meister Eckhart

AFFIRMATION

I am releasing what no longer serves me and I now have space for new beginnnings

ENJOY AND SING ALONG WITH OUR AWESOME HOUSE BAND

Our House Band, The Cosmic Vibrations, led by Music Director Brad Allen, currently features Brad Allen on guitar, Dr. Chuck Greenwood on percussions, Joe D. on harmonica and bass guitar, and many exceptional guests who bring success energy and passion to our services that you will be moved by the their performances.


The Centers for Spiritual Living Heart of Peace Committee is inviting YOU to contribute your consciousness to healing the world and establishing sustainable peace.

Join more than 500 million people from an array of faith traditions and philosophies, across seven continents, meditating simultaneously on DECEMBER 31, 2020.

The gatherings begin at precisely the same moment all around the world in all the many languages, to pray in the ways of their own traditions.  (4 am Pacific Standard Time). We each affirm Peace and commit to do our part to heal the world. It is truly an amazing experience to sense the consciousness and the presence of hundreds of millions of people sharing the hour!  

John Randolph Price and Jan Price established World Healing Day, a global mind-link for peace involving millions of people that began on December 31, 1986 — with the Los Angeles Times reporting up to 400-million participants. The event has continued on the same date and time each year. The purpose of this mind-link was to bring human consciousness to the tipping point – that level of awareness of our oneness that would ensure peace and eliminate suffering, conflict, and inequity.

Tuesday Volunteers

Our Volunteer Tuesday will resume January 5, 2021

VOLUNTEERS

Come and put some of your good vibes Into the gathering space of your Spiritual Community. We promise there will be music and fun….and the satisfaction of being a part of the  uplifting energy beautification! Masks and distancing, with plenty of ventilation. That doesn’t stop us from dancing around the room now and then!

Please check the YVCSL.org website for further announcements and our future Calendar.
Please register online on our website YVCSL.org. (coming soon) You might also like to review our Facebook page: Yucca Valley Center for Spiritual Living. We hope to see you there.

Click the link below (sign up for newsletter) to get weekly updates at what’s going on at our Center!

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December 20 – Featured Speaker – Jody Curtis

Sunday, December 20

 Jody Curtis 

Jody is the former Director of Spiritual Studies and Reverend-in-Residence at the Institute of Mentalphysics – Joshua Tree Retreat Center. She was ordained as a Reverend of the Science of Mentalphysics in 2014 and taught Breathwork and Meditation classes at the Institute from 2009-2019.

Currently, she teaches breathwork, health and wellness, and manifestation classes internationally online, and has students in 94 countries. She is a founder and Creator at EmpowerHouse Productions, and is passionate about creating content that uplifts, inspires and empowers humankind

In case you missed it, or would like to revisit the Sunday talk – Click on link (The Science of Spirituality ) sit back and enjoy!

“THE SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY” 


Nov 22 – Featured Speaker – Marsha Straubing


Sunday November 22

 Marsha Straubing

Marriage and Family Therapist and an Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner in private practice. Marsha is a workshop leader and regular contributor to Agape’s Inner Visions: A Guide for Daily Inspiration.

Hear Marsha’s words of inspiration and renewal

Home for the Holidays

Quotes:

The Father’s House is Always Open

And so the son found everything in the Father’s House just as he had left it. Nothing had changed and he was made welcome to all the divine stores. But he had to return to find joy and peace forever more. -Ernest Holmes

Be where seeing arises from, where even the function of seeing is seen. Remain rooted in this unseen place.   This is your Self and your home. – Mooji

Affirmation:

Today I turn away from the world of appearances and limitations and enter the unseen world of Spirit and from this, my true Home, I celebrate Life.


Nov 8 – Featured Speaker Brenell Hornsby

New Classes! New Volunteer Opportunities as we renew the Center!

Featured Speaker this Sunday, November 8, 2020

 Brenell Hornsby, M.A., L.P.C. Mental Health Practitioner

Brennel’s Inspirational talk on:

“Expanded Consciousness and the Illusion of Death”

Is this so called life all there is? Not hardly!

“Practically the whole human race is hypnotized because it thinks what somebody else told it to think.” – Ernest Holmes

“We are continuously living a new life, and when the old and the new do not fit nicely together, the old, no longer able to contain the new, should be discarded.” – Ernest Holmes

“You are an Eternal Being now on the pathway of endless unfoldment, never less but always more yourself.  Life is not static.  It is forever dynamic, awake and aware.  There is something within you that sings the song of Eternity.  LISTEN TO IT.” – Ernest Holmes

The ever-expanding truth of who “I AM”
is revealing itself to me in every moment.
I have only to accept it.”
                                  ~ Brenell Hornsby

If you would like to hear more about the history of Science of Mind and learn more about our upcoming classes, lectures and seminars please visit YVCSL.org or facebook at Yucca Valley Center for Spiritual Living

Brad Allen November 1, 2020

Featured Speaker

Listen to Brad’s words of inspiration and renewal

All is Vibration, Including our Thoughts

JOIN OUR LIVE SERVICE ON ZOOM

by clicking here > Zoom

We all need reminders to let go of the details and raise our vibrations.

 QUOTES

“Whatever is in your heart – live that! Trust. BELIEVE… and Receive. Raise your vibration. Attract positive energy. Manifest faster!”   –    Ernest Holmes

“To learn how to think is to learn how to live.” 
                                    Ernest Holmes

“When we really love and accept and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works.” – Louise Hay

AFFIRMATION
 “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”                                    Dr. Seuss

Dr. Chuck Greenwood -October 25, 2020

FEATURED SPEAKER – October 25, 2020

Dr. Chuck Greenwood

My follow-up talk to “Don’t Shoot the Messenger”   A presentation of spotlighting an unlikely key that will unlock your self-imprisonment and free your Soul. 

Hear Dr. Chuck’s  live, insightful talk about….

“Your Ego is Your Key to Enlightenment”

QUOTES

“The ego and soul are both aspects of an omnipresent Source of Divine Intelligence”.                  

Matt Kahn

 “The ego mind is always asking  “What if?” It is forever exploring the possibility that there may be a better place to be, a better job, a better relationship, a better scenario than the one that confronts us here and now.  All this is motivated by FEAR. “

~ Paul Ferrini

“We cannot accept the ego as something we ourselves created, this would be contrary to our concept of life.” Ernest Holmes

AFFIRMATION

 I am the Light…the Light I am!   (5x)       

JOIN OUR LIVE SERVICE

NEW!!

ON LINE ZOOM CLASSES on SPIRITUAL Studies and  HEALING ARTS starting on  OCT 26th/28th/30th @ 6 p.m.

ALL INTRODUCTORY CLASSES ARE FREE

Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 6-8 pm  Science of Mind Practitioner  Denise Myers. Denise is a REIKI Master Teacher (RMT) Licenced as a ‘You can heal your Life’ practitioner. Author of ‘The Power of Choice’, Denise will present her 1st of 4 2-hour classes on ‘Ordering From The Cosmic Kitchen’. This is based on  Science Of Mind Minister Louise Hay’s work. The first of the 4 lectures is FREE. The remaining 3 classes will be held the following Wednesdays at the same time.* * *


Friday, Oct. 30, from 6-7 pm – Rev Tricia La Brie. Extensive knowledge in Managerial Sciences and facilitator of SOM class ‘This Thing Called You’. 1st of 8, 1-hour classes

The Seven Kinds of LOVE. The first of her 8 lectures is FREE.  The remaining 7 classes will be held the following Wednesdays at the same time.


OUTDOOR DRUM CIRCLE

Facilitated by Anne Fernandez, October 31st , Drum Circle, Movement and Meditation

Saturday 3pm – 5pm

Come and join us as we celebrate Autumn,  a change of season and our ability to flow with the winds of change. Our drummers will lead us into flowing movement and we will end with a meditation. We will be outdoors and everyone must wear a mask. We will be honoring the social distancing protocol. Dress comfortable, bring water  and BRING YOUR CHAIR. 

There is rhythm in all of nature. Come join us and find your inner rhythm.

Love & Light 

Anne Fernandez, Yucca Valley Center for Spiritual Living

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Come and put some of your good vibes Into the gathering space of your Spiritual Community. We promise there will be music and fun….and the satisfaction of being a part of the  uplifting energy beautification! Masks and distancing, with plenty of ventilation. That doesn’t stop us from dancing around the room now and then! Please, come help us with the goal of completing the painting of the entryway and social hall, this coming Tuesday. Tile is scheduled for installation starting 11-3.

Please check the YVCSL.org website for further announcements and our future Calendar.
Please register online on our website YVCSL.org. (coming this week) You might also like to review our Facebook page: YuccaValley Center for Spiritual Living. We hope to see you there

If you would like to hear more about the history of Science of Mind and learn more about our upcoming classes, lectures and seminars please visit YVCSL.org or facebook at Yucca Valley Center for Spiritual Living