Science Of Mind #28

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Goodness Flows From Me

Every heart responds to the warmth of love. Every mind yearns for its embrace and no life is complete without it. Love really is the fulfillment of the Law of Good. Love alone can heal the world and enable people to live together in unity and peace. Believing that love is the great lodestone of life and that love alone fulfills the Law of Good, quietly I say to myself: I believe that God is Love. I believe that Love is at the center of everything; therefore, I accept Love as the healing power of life. I permit Love to reach out from me to every person I meet. I trust the guidance of Love because I believe it is the power of Good in the universe. I feel that Love is flowing through me to heal every situation I meet, to help every person I contact. Love opens the way before me and makes it perfect, straight, and glad.

Love forgives everything unlike itself; purifies everything. Love converts everything that seems commonplace into that which is wonderful. Love converts weakness into strength, fear into faith. Love is the all-conquering power of Spirit. As a child walks in confidence with its parents, so I walk in confidence with Life. As a child, through love, trusts its parents, so I put my whole trust in Love, which I feel to be everywhere present, within, around, and through me – within, around, and through all people. In that Love I am safe, secure, and cared for.

-Ernest Holmes

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May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Quotes From The Theosophical Society #1

The Holy Science

“Whatever plane our consciousness may be acting in, both we and the things belonging to that plane are, for the time being, our only realities. As we rise in the scale of development we perceive that during the stages through which we have passed we mistook shadows for realities, and the upward progress of the Ego is a series of progressive awakenings, each advance bringing with it the idea that now, at last, we have reached “reality”; but only when we shall have reached the absolute Consciousness, and blended our own with it, shall we be free from the delusions produced by Maya [illusion].”

-Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

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May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

The (real) Meaning of Christmas

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis  “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”

-Dr. Seuss,  ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

 

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”

-George Carlin

 

Merry Christmas to all on this most wonderful day of the year! This morning children everywhere will rise early in anticipation of opening their gifts, brought the night before by Santa Clause. Families will be together to share the joy and love of the Christmas Spirit. Christmas is celebrated in different ways all over the globe on or around December 25th.

Here in the U.S., families decorate the outside of their homes with festive lights and displays. Inside, stockings are hung over the fireplace to be filled with goodies and the Christmas tree is adorned with lights and decorations, and surrounded by gifts to be opened on Christmas morning. Later – the family, gathered together from far and wide – have a traditional turkey feast. But how did we come to celebrate Christmas the way we do?

We know that Christmas is an annual festival solemnizing the birth of Jesus Christ (or Jesus the Christ). It’s a religious and cultural celebration observed by billions around the world.

The gospels of Luke and Matthew state that Jesus was born in Bethlehem to the Virgin Mary. The pregnant Mary and her companion Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the census, Jesus being born there. The Angels then heralded him as a Savior for the world.

Although no date is given in the Bible, early Christians connected Jesus to the Sun with such phrases as “Sun (not Son) of righteousness.” The Romans marked the Winter Solstice on December 25th, consequently, the first recorded Christmas celebration was held in Rome on that date in 336 A.D.

The word Christmas is a shortened form of “Christ’s Mass.” The word is recorded as Christesmaesse in 1038 and Cristes-messe in 1131. Christ is from the Greek Khristos, a translation of Hebrew Masiah or Messiah, meaning “anointed.”

The abbreviation ‘X-mas’ is based on the first letter Chi (x) in Greek Khristos. Christmas has been known by various names throughout history. Anglo-Saxons referred to the feast as “Mid-Winter”. In Old English Geola (Yule) referred to the period corresponding to December and January which eventually became Christian Christmas. Noel (or Nowel) entered English in the late 14th century from Old French Nael, ultimately from Latin Natalis, meaning ‘birth’.

Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the world including many non-Christian countries due to periods of colonial rule, for example; Hong Kong. Another reason would have been  because of a countries Christian minorities, Japan is one such country, where Christmas is popular despite a small number of Christians. Many of these countries have adopted Christmas traditions such as gift-giving and decorating Christmas trees.

So that is the History of Christmas, but what about the true meaning of Christmas. I know sometimes here in the U.S. we forget what it is really about. Almost everybody here celebrates; even the atheists. It has become  more of  a commercial holiday, with the television news reporting more on how much Americans spent on the holidays than on stories about the real meaning.

We all know the real meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of a great man whose life was dedicated to spreading a message of love and peace. We should remember that the tradition of gift-giving is about the act of giving,  not receiving.

I love this quote from American author Steve Maraboli:

“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

Let’s try to remember what it is all about this holiday season. Try to spread joy and love to those you encounter, and remember, it’s about a man two thousand years ago who just wanted us to all get along. Peace. In the words of Dickens’ Tiny Tim – “God bless us, everyone!

Merry Christmas

Joyeux Noel

Frohe Weinachten

Feliz Navidad

Buon Natale

Feliz Natal

Vrolijk Kerstfeest

Craciun Fericit

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narcdzenia

God Jul

Vesele Vanoce

Heri Ya Krismasi

Sheng Dan Kuai Le

Nollaig Shona Dhuit

Gozhgg Keshmish

*Please forgive any misspelling

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

 

Rosicrucian Reflections #51

The aim of all human beings is to perfect ourselves; to become better persons. Therefore, constantly endeavor to awaken and express the virtues of the soul that animates you. In doing so, you will contribute to your evolution and serve the cause of humanity.

-Rosicrucian Guidebook

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May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations And Blessings #53

Meditation

From the calm place

At my spiritual center

I have touched the wisdom

Of the earth in winter.

Regeneration streams

From the holy earth to me,

And I am full.

I now gather to me the lessons

Which will empower me

To channel this life-giving earth force

For the good of all beings.

The Blessing

The winter’s journey

To the source of inner creativity

Now turns and guides me slowly

Toward outward manifestation.

Depth will be fullfilled

In expansion

As I contemplate

My dharmic path of service.

I give thanks for the Mother’s gifts

Which have brought me to this.

-Danaan Parry

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May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Weekly Meditation #50

The Divine Promises Are Kept

The divine promises are all kept; not one is changed. The great I Am has told me that my life is perfect; God will never desert or leave me to travel alone. I know that from this day on and forevermore I live under divine protection and love. I live under divine promise.

-Ernest Homes

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May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Science Of Mind #27

The Spirit Lives Within Me

Spiritual mind healing has long since passed the experimental stage. We now know that we cannot tell where the body begins and the mind leaves off, and many of us believe that the actions, organs, and functions of the physical body really are activities of the infinite Intelligence within us. To come to realize, then, that there is One Body, which is the Body of God and which at the same time is our own body, is to accept a greater influx of the One Life.

We should daily affirm: There is One Life, that Life is God, that Life is my life now. every organ, action, and function of my physical body is in harmony with the Divine Life. There is perfect circulation, perfect assimilation, and perfect elimination. If there is anything in me that does not belong, it is removed. If there is anything that my physical being needs that it does not appear to have, it is supplied. My body is daily renewed after that image of perfection of it that is held in the Mind of God. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which art in heaven is perfect.”

I affirm, then, that my body is the Body of God; it is a body of right ideas all working in harmony with each other. The Life of the Spirit does circulate through it; the Law of the Spirit does govern it; the Love of the Spirit does sustain it. Therefore, I sleep in peace and wake in joy and live in the continual acceptance that life is good. My whole experience is of God. My whole life is God in action, for I am One with All-Life and All-Power.

-Ernest Holmes

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Pagan Prayer #4

Morning

Today is a day to focus on creativity. I am both a product of a creative universe and a part of its ongoing creativity. Every day that I walk through this world is a day in which I create something just by being present. Creativity is my greatest power and I will use it consciously and carefully. Whatever good I want to see brought into the world, I can help create it today.

Evening

I know that I did my best today to focus on creativity, and I can rest tonight knowing that I was part of the creative process of the universe. Even in my sleep, I continue to be a creative being.

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Rosicrucian Reflections #50

“While Light, Life, and Love are part of all that we naturally see and experience, they are veiled or hidden by our attention to the material and the mundane. The Mystical students intention is to remove, one by one, these veils so that, to some degree, a greater realization will appear. For although Light, Life, and Love are obscured in removing the veil, a realization dawns that Love for example, gives birth to all that is good and renders purpose to that which is named “Beauty”. Love is boundless and eternal, and it assures continuity in the expression of all experiences.”

-Rosicrucian Manuscript.

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis