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Commit to Excellence

By on July 13, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Commit to Excellence


Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP, MIT

Wow, June already!  Closing in on summer.  It’s true — June is busting out all over.

Should be an interesting weekend.  This evening, the Belmont Stakes.  Although there won’t be a Triple Crown this year, the Belmont remains the test of champions.  Every year, it brings back memories of the year we went to the Belmont and saw the great Secretariat complete his Triple Crown.

And on Sunday evening, one of my favorite annual events — the Tony Awards.  It looks like we have some close races this year.  What will win Best Musical?

What do they have in common?  They celebrate excellence.  Once upon a time at our center, we had stickers saying, “I AM COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE”.  That is a commitment worth renewing every day.  Are you committed to excellence?   How does it show up in your life?

So we pray:

There is only One Life.  That Life is God.  That One Life is perfect.  it is in, as, through, throughout, and all around me and each of us.  it is Spirit; It is Consciousness.

I know that the perfection of the One Life expresses right now in every aspect of our lives, in every being, in everything.  Everything vibrates with a degree of livingness.   That Life is all, and it is more than good, it is excellent.

In every moment, I renew my commitment to excellence, to the highest and best.  I seek and express excellence in everything i do, and I honor excellence in every endeavor, whether my own or that of another.  For the other and I are one, and our most excellent, our highest and best, lifts up the world.

I am thankful for knowing, recognizing, pursuing, and achieving excellence.  i am grateful for all the ways it shows up in my life and in every life, every being, everything.

And in that gratitude, I now release my word to the Law of the Universe, knowing that it is done and done well.  All is well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.

And SO it IS!

Treatment for June 10, 2017

Going with the Flow, Moment by Moment

By on July 11, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Going with the Flow, Moment by Moment
Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP
Prelude  (written yesterday)
Wow, what a day, perfect weather with blue sky and temperature in the low 70s.  A follow-up appointment with an ear doctor to confirm that my infection is totally gone and a good work out at the gym.  Now it is simply time to treat. 
I recognize Divinity right now, this moment, as I look at the blue sky through the blinds of my window, with memories of sitting on our deck just a few minutes ago watching the sun begin to think about setting.  I know God, Spirit, is here in all of this, moment by moment.  I feel divine myself.  
I accept the glory of this moment and this day of moments knowing that I am part of all of this around me, and inside me, as I sit and soar into the space of God.  I become One with all of it and I know everyone who reads this will be with me in their own Divine space.  We are all part of this world of God.
So, as I move on into this evening and the coming day, I accept the glory of each moment.  The weather may change, the events evolve, our lives move on and we accept the flow of life all around us.  We simply go with that flow, moment by moment.  We each have the power to simply realize the reality of it All in our own lives, and the reality of our own lives in it All.
I am so grateful for the Peace of this moment and I know you all can simply join me in the place of thanksgiving.  We are so grateful for this beautiful life as it is right now and for the power of these words to inspire even more beauty, moment by moment, as we release them into the Law of the Glory of Life.  I expect we will all see the beauty of each moment, just One-at-a-Time.  
So, we release all thought of what is past and what is next and just float forward, moment by moment, feeling the peace of each instant of time.  
And so it is, Amen.
Treatment for June 9, 2017

One Power, One Presence, One Mind

By on July 4, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
One Power, One Presence, One Mind
Treatment by Rich Kurasiewicz, RScP
It’s Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of Summer. BBQs, schools are winding down, and vacations starting. It’s a good time for remembering those who have passed and were instrumental in our lives. It’s also a good time to take stock of our spiritual lives before we get busy with summer activities. Daily spiritual practices also assist in getting us centered with our spiritual within as we connect with the Power, Presence, and Intelligence of the Universe. It is the Truth that sets us free as we are continuously guided, directed, led, and protected by Spirit, which is within each and everyone. And so we pray….
God is the One Power, One Presence, One Mind and One Life. It is the spiritual substance of which everything is made. God is present everywhere in every thing, and it is Good. There is only One Mind present and we use it. And I am that I am. I am one of this One Power, One Presence and One Mind. An abundance of Good is present in my life and in all my affairs. I rely on It as it is the Truth that sets me free. I am blessed and a blessing to everyone who comes into contact with me, as I know what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and where to do it.
And just as I am perfect, whole, and complete, each and everyone is perfect, whole, complete, eternal, and immortal. I know that each and everyone is divinely guided, directed, led, and protected to their highest good and greatest yet to be as they consciously connect with the Spirit within and allow the Truth to set them free. I declare that an abundance of Good, Peace, Love, Joy, and Health manifests in the lives of each and every one. I know that we are grateful for all those who came before us and instilled values and showered us with love. Our lives are better because of them and we are shining lights to those who follow. I declare that our love and joy lead us and guide us to live fulfilled lives.
I am so very grateful for the Truth that sets us free, for those who came before us and our willingness to open to the Spirit and Truth within. I am so very grateful for all the blessings in our lives and for those to come. I am so very grateful for the Peace, Love, Joy, and Abundance that continue to manifest in our lives as our lives. I am so grateful for the divine guidance and love in our lives that make our lives worth living. And I release my word unto the Law where it is already known in the mind of God. I know that my word will not return unto me void. I do give thanks that this is so and so it is!
 Treatment for May 27, 2017

It is All

By on June 30, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
It is All

Treatment by Suzanne Delahaie. RScP, MIT


I offer this prayer for everyone in honor that this touches you in some where,

There is only one, one source, one being that is the full experience of that which is.  It is the completion, and it is the beginning.   It is all that I am, all that I know, and the joy and love that is the full experience that is.  It is the complete expression of all those that are reading this prayer.  Knowing that all that is, experiences through me and all others the joy and wonder that is, I realize that this joy is shared by all at the deepest level of their being, even if they are not aware of this  experience. They experience the love of the universe, and the prosperity that is, in their hearts.  The love, joy and prosperity of the universe floods their hearts, flowing through all of their being. It is with this experience of joy, and love that we give thanks to all that we are for all that we are.   In this spirit we release the words of this prayer knowing their truth.

And So it is

Love Y’all

Treatment for May 20, 2017


By on June 17, 2017 in Prayer of the Day

Treatment by Reverend Faith Woods


From Science of Mind, p. 626: “There is that within me which knows, understands, accepts, believes recognizes and embodies. I know and know that I know…”

One Love. One Life. One Source. One Divine Presence. One Spirit. One.

One Love fills me. One Life animates me. One Source fuels my being. One Divine Presence spills forth from me and One Divine Presence spills forth from you. The very “being” I am is the very “being” you are.

The circle of Life is the “O” in One. This chant becomes my mantra today::
From you I receive
To you I give.
Together we share
From this we live.

With full expectation of receiving, I simply speak my word for a deeper understanding of giving and receiving from all expressions of Source. May I see Love, Beauty, Truth and Goodness at the core of each expression. May I see this in the physical world; may I feel it in my body temple; and may I let Love, Beauty, Truth and Goodness flow from me in return. May I know at every moment there is a never-ending supply of Good as I become ever more generous in my sharing of resources.

I speak this word for all reading this prayer, for Celebration Center and all Centers for Spiritual Living. I speak this word again and expand this prayer to include all expressions seeking to bear witness to the Divine Presence in their lives.

I feel these words – this prayer – moving now from mind to Law and from Law to full expression. Gratefully I let go and proclaim – and so It Is.

Affirmation: Throughout this day, I stay awake to new understandings and deeper engagement with the Divine.

Treatment for May 18, 2017

Everything Works in Divine Order if We Just Allow It

By on June 15, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Everything Works in Divine Order if We Just Allow It


Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP, MIT


It’s May, but it feels like April.  There has been a lovely chill.

Today I have been focusing on trying to get some work done.  Unfortunately, this computer had other ideas.  It stopped for a few hours and I just got it back up.  But it seems to be running smoothly now.

Everything works in Divine order if we will just allow it to.  Sometimes, we have to do so forcefully (such as unplugging, restarting, and cleaning the computer), but it always works.

We simply step into this as we pray.

There is only One Life.   It is perfect, whole, and complete.  It is my life right now.

It is fully expressing in each moment as every one of us.

I know that in Divine life, all is in Divine order.  That order pervades my life.  It fills everything in my life.  It continually moves forward, upward, ever greater, higher, and deeper.    Everything operates the way it is supposed to.  I move forward.  Each of us moves forward.  With ease and grace, we step into our greater expression always.

I am thankful for the ever greater, for the divinely driven evolution forward and upward, for life itself.

And in that gratitude, I simply release my word to teh Law, knowing that it is done.

And SO is IS!

Treatment for May 10, 2017

Get in My Car and God

By on June 11, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Get in My Car and God


Treatment by Edward Preston, RScP

Well, I am in Macomb, MS, on the 4th day of a 10 day trip.  It’s all about family and friends.

So, I just relax as I look at a beautiful blue sky with lots of sunshine.  I feel the Presence, and know that Presence includes grandchildren and in-laws and co-grandparents.  I recognize this as a divine day. With more ahead.  I become one with my car as we drive together around the beautiful countryside.  The steering wheel makes us one.

I realize that family and friends make my life rich, both nearby and distant family and friends.  And on a day like this, I befriend the strangers walking along the streets and roadsides as I drive by.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to just get in my car and go.  I invite you all to join me in this opportunity, wherever you are.  We give Thanks for our ability to travel, down the block or around the country and world.

So, I get in, release the parking break and just go, off into whatever is next.

And so it is,


Treatment for May 9, 2017

The Truth Sets Us Free

By on June 10, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
The Truth Sets Us Free
 Treatment by Rich Kurasiewicz, RScP
Easter and Spring Break are over and Summer is around the corner. Easter is a time of renewal to take advantage of a special time to go within, reconnect with divinity within, to let the Truth set us free and let this Light shine the rest of the year. Spiritual practices daily renew our connection as we accept the blessings of Spirit in our lives and we are divinely guided, directed and protected to our highest good and greatest yet to be in service as the activity of God as love in the world. And so we pray….
There is only one Power and Presence and Life and Mind—it is God, the living Spirit Almighty. God is the Creator and the Creation, all life and everything there is. God is the substance of everything that was, is and will be. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent; eternal and immortal. And I am that I am. I am one of the Father, the Spirit, the one Mind and the one Life. I am divinely guided, directed, led and protected to my highest good and greatest yet to be as the activity of God as love in the world.
And just as I am perfect, whole and complete, each and everyone is perfect, whole, complete, eternal and immortal. I know that each and everyone is divine within and of the one Life, one Power, one Presence and one Mind. I declare that the Truth sets us free and we use a Power greater than ourselves for our good and the world’s. I know that each and everyone is the light of the world and a blessing to themselves and everyone they come into contact with. I declare that the gifts of peace, harmony, beauty, love, joy, abundance, health, harmony and happiness have already been made and we accept them, knowing it is God’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom. I know that we first seek the Kingdom of God and it is already within and available when we raise our consciousness to perceive it.; and we are blessed and a blessing. 
I am so very grateful for the Truth that sets us free, for the gifts that have been made, for the Kingdom within and for our desire to renew and raise our consciousness and accept the gifts. I am so very grateful for each and everyone’s service and for the forgiveness and gratitude that we manifest in our lives, in all circumstances and in all experiences.  This is all good and very good! And I release my word unto the Law where it is already known in the mind of God. I know that my word will not return unto me void. I do give thanks that this is so and so it is!
Treatment for April 27, 2017

Bloom Where You’re Planted

By on June 10, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Bloom Where You’re Planted


Treatment  by Tim Phares, RScP, MIT

April already.  Spring.  Renewal.  And baseball season, always a good time.

I love this time of year.  It’s getting warmer (good thing), all the flowers and other plants are blooming.  Sometime soon, we will go pick berries.  And we just had Opening Day of the baseball season.  Meanwhile, we just returned last night from class.  Growth, opportunity, and movement are occurring.

There is an old saying — bloom where you’re planted.  This is a time of blooming.  There is no better time to bloom than now.

So as we open to blooming, we pray:

There is only One Life, One Mind, One Power, One Presence.  It expresses as all things.  It inspires all, moves all, and yet surrounds and encompasses all that is.  It is the All.

The Life, Love, Light, Power, Peace, Beauty, and Joy that It is is what each of us is right now and always.  We are the dance of those qualities, dancing their dance of possibility eternally, growing, blooming, and expanding into and as the ever new.  It is good.

And so we focus on growth, on thriving, on expansion, on the new blooms that fill our lives with glorious possibility.  We focus on those possibilities.  We choose.  We know.  We accept.  And we thrive.

I am grateful for new blooms, for openers and openings, for  all those wonderful opportunities and possibilities that fill our lives, for the wisdom to know which are ours.  I am grateful for all of this.

And so I simply accept this good with great gratitude, knowing that it is done right here and now, that that wonderful new bloom, that glorious growth is showing up right now and continually.   And I say yes to it.

And SO it IS!

Treatment for April 10, 2017

Ah, Spring

By on May 30, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Ah, Spring
 Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP
Most of my life I have considered Fall to be my favorite season because of the color.  Yet, today, I spent the afternoon in the yard weeding our walk, feeding ducks and birds, listening to woodpeckers, and enjoying 75 degree temperatures and blue sky.  It’s Spring!
So, I really recognize Spirit, God, in all the seasons.  I know all the seasonal changes are divine, as are all the changes going on in my life, even the ones I don’t like for now.  The time for God is Now, not tomorrow or next fall.  
I allow the seasons to bring me together with the ducks and birds and other critters as we all just love this season now.  We are One together in the Now, with Spirit.  
I realize I love watching Mr. and Mrs. Mallard just ducking down into the creek water, and flapping their wings in the water to splash, and just loving the sun and warm air.  I then know they love me for throwing corn and critter food down into the creek for them.  And I love my walk around the lower yard and along the creek, which always needs weeding in spring.  I just meditate as I pull up weeds and grass by the roots to free the walk of them and refresh it for spring.  And I love sending all the grass and weeds off to composting so they too can be recycled.  Life is all about cycles and recycles. 
I am so grateful for the power of these words in my life.  They bring me into love of life Now, not tomorrow or next Fall.  I just say Thank You Spirit for this day and this moment and I share this moment with all those who have experienced this day and now read this treatment.  
So, I release these words into the Law, knowing they work in my life and all life, wild life and human life and All Life.  And now I go out to walk my talk and weed some more  of my walk by the creek.  I just keep loving life Now.  
And so it is, Amen
Treatment for April 9, 2017