Sunday, May 9, 2021
Featured Speaker, Steven Schultz
Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University; Professor at National University
Hear Steven’s Inspirational message:
“A MOTHER’S GIFT”
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An international journey of friendship and learning, through religious and spiritual connections, thanks to a gift my Mother gave me many years ago.
- “Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths – Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and others – are welcome in our communities.”~ Centers for Spiritual Living LinkedIn page
- “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
- “Each one of us is an outlet to God and an inlet to God.” ~ Ernest Holmes
I boldly look beyond my known world and discover so much more of who I am.
WE WELCOME BACK
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.
Volunteer Tuesday, Weekly from – 10 am – 2pm
Oh what a busy volunteer day it was again at our beloved Center. Danielle organized the kitchen. Tricia organized and thoroughly cleaned the large bathroom. Donna cleaned stains from chairs from the sanctuary, and she watered plants with the help of Werner. Brad installed his drums for our house-band to use and organized the stage.
Karin did some cleaning and office work. Werner brought his artist’s brush and paints and did the so-much-needed touch up work to the beautiful piece of art that was donated to us by Tricia and now embellishes our Social Hall.
Afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful lunch together. When we meet we always share inspiring messages to help each other on our spiritual journey.
As Mother’s Day lies ahead of us we realize EVERYONE is capable of making life more comfortable for others, not only mothers or fathers. Each and every one of us has an important part in lifting the “collective unconscious” by replacing fear with LOVE, intolerance with acceptance, and judgment with respect.
Now that I am becoming a grandmother again I realize that for humankind to become kind it is so important that EVERYONE – woman or man – has to open our hearts and minds to the tender, powerful, and devoted Presence of Divine LOVE. From this place we begin living our lives confidently, freely, and successfully.
Coming Sunday we have the chance to celebrate the Feminine Aspect of the Divine within EVERY human being.
Love is greater than all else and covers a multitude of mistakes.
Love overcomes everything and neutralizes all that is unlike itself.
Love is God. ~ Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind,
Last chance to donate your used Laptop computer
If you have a not so old laptop that we could use for our Zoom services,
it would be greatly appreciated.
And we would like to thank those of you that have donated cash towards
the purchase of a couple of laptops.
That is also greatly appreciated!
We will have to get something in the next two weeks
to keep the zoom services going.
We need one to record on and one to show the gallery view
for the speaker to talk to.
We have been using members’ computers
that will not be available in the near future,
so please, if you have a laptop computer you can donate,
call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can.
If you would like to make a financial donation towards the computers,
if we have to buy them next week,
you can go to the Paypal button on our website or at the bottom of this newsletter
or mail or drop off a check to:
YVCSL, 7434 Bannock Trail, Yucca Valley, 92284.
If computers are donated
we will use cash donations towards the sound system.
Thank you and with much LOVE,
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.
If there is something you would like to help with for Sunday service, or anytime, please contact us at email@example.com.
THIS THING CALLED LIFE
“The Less You Respond to Negativity
The More Peaceful You Become”
By Merryl Lentz
Try to recall a negative encounter you had with someone, either recently or in the past. Did you engage with their negativity?
It’s my experience that we cannot resolve negativity with more negativity. I liken it to putting out a fire with gasoline. Gasoline causes toxic gas to burn even more fiercely, and the same happens when we douse negativity with more of it.
Negative people are addicted to the high that negativity offers. It is this intensity that negative people are drawn to. Retaliating with negativity empowers them more, and you’re likely to walk away feeling disillusioned.
However, dealing with negative people via objectivity confuses them because they’re not accustomed to it. I’m not suggesting you become a doormat and allow others to walk all over you. I’d encourage you to choose your battles wisely. Conflicts with negative people aren’t battles you want to enter into lightly, since you’ll lose every time.
It was the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who said: “Those who fight monsters should be careful, lest they become monsters.”
Negative people are experts at owning their darkness and enjoy being mired in toxic situations. They look for negativity at any opportunity and will drag you into their pit of despair. Even if you win the battle, you will lose the war, because they’ll come back at you with even greater force. This can stifle people who are unaccustomed to dealing with toxic individuals.
Sometimes, you may feel vindicated by giving a negative person a piece of your mind. You’re right and they’re wrong! You’ve won! However, here’s a secret: the toxic person was never winning in the first place.
It may look that way, but step into their shoes and you’ll soon realize the heavy cost of carrying that negativity. Negative energy is like a slow-acting poison that eventually and inevitably takes its toll on the person dispensing it.
How dismal their lives must be if negativity is their answer to everything. It reminds me of the story told by the Buddha in which he compared anger to holding hot coal in your hands. The intention is to throw it at another person, but we’re the ones who get burned.
This personifies what negative people thrive on. Their anger and hatred becomes a weapon that turns against them.
So, what is the antidote to dealing with negative people? Don’t try to de-fuse their anger with rationality, because a negative person can’t be reasonable. As Albert Einstein said: “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.”
In a similar vein, notice your own anger and negativity when in their company. It’s not that you’re never going to get angry around destructive people. However, try not to engage with their energy, even though in the heat of the moment, the temptation to do so can be strong.
With this in mind, think again about the negative situation I asked you about earlier. What emotions were being triggered? Anger? Shame? Guilt? Disappointment? Why do you feel this way? Where in your past have you been triggered by similar events?
Every encounter with a toxic person is an opportunity to master your emotional constitution. Yes, there will be times when that person gets the better of you, but try using the opportunity to improve yourself each time.
It’s only when we truly know ourselves that others are less likely to pull us into their lair of despair.
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