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Prayer of the Day
Treatment by Rev. Faith Woods
As I center for prayer, I take a breath and begin an inward journey to the core of my being. There I find the holy place of love, and the Presence of Good is right where I am.
There is one Life and It is good. There is one Divine Presence of Love and it is good. There is an abundance of Good – there is only Good – there is only Love.
As I connect to the most high and holy Love, I know that I am whole, right here and now. I feel the love of the Infinite and I know that love is here for me. As I know that about myself, I recognize it for each person. Knowing my words and the human language is incapable of expressing the fullness of Spirit, I simply relax and begin to feel it resonating within my body and escaping the bounds of my body flesh. As I imagine this, I let go of time and space and welcome each of you into my space. The flow of love connects each of us to one another. Within this now moment and very crowded space, I speak my word – resonantly and fully.
I whisper the word Love. I speak the word Love. I shout the word LOVE! In my mind’s eye I release Love into the Universe for it to grow and blossom in my mind as each person. I allow my little mind to grow it bigger than ever before – to expand its meaning for me and for you. I begin with a barely visible pin dot of light, direct all my Love and all I know about Love to expand that light – and then I invite all the Love I do not yet know, have not yet experienced and watch it grow even more. For we are always promised more! And what could be sweeter than more love?
In my mind’s eye, each person is filled to overflowing and consciously letting it spread through their sphere of influence – giving it freely to the world at large. Each Center for Spiritual Living is filled and Love is pouring out of doors and windows and going forth with all people as they take it with them.
I claim the healing power of this light and love. I claim the blessings that flow forth from it. I claim that we are united by Love and use this weapon of mass enlightenment in our work as healers. I choose not to hide it- I choose to let it out. I choose to let it have its sway with me today and tomorrow and in every moment.
I am grateful for Love at this moment. I am grateful to know it is what we are. I am grateful for those who catch the excitement of love, the beauty of love, the joy of love. I am grateful for those who accept the gifts that Love brings.
I am so grateful there is an abundance of love and that we need never be stingy with it. I am grateful to know it is so great and so powerful it cannot be contained – that we can never put this Love genie back in a bottle.
This is my prayer. I send it forth. It is in the law that lovingly takes these words and makes them blossom and bloom in the world.
And so it is that I release my word from the holy and sacred space of love.
Treatment for November 18, 2016
Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP
We have just had a national election that was bitter and divisive, and millions are happy with the result, while millions of others are upset. It occurred on the latest date Election Day can be, so we were treated to almost a week of “extra” divisiveness.
Tomorrow, we observe Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor those of us (including me) who have served in our armed forces. To all, we say thank you.
One thing on which I think we can all agree is thanking our veterans for protecting our liberty — even when it’s used in such divisive ways as we have seen in this now-concluded campaign.
Remember, whatever appearances may be, we are one. We’re all people and we’re all Americans, and we need each other. We’re in this together, like it or not.
Ernest Holmes said that we are a teaching and healing order. Now is a time to put that into play. Both teaching and healing are called for, as Americans mourn and celebrate.
And so we do what we do best, which is pray. An activity very much needed at this time.
There is only One. One Life, One Mind, One Power, One Presence, One Intelligence, One Consciousness. It is All in All, in, as, through all. All there is is this One.
Thus, each of us is that One. We are its expression. It has chosen to express as each of us consciously, deliberately, intentionally, in this place and time. Each of us expresses that One here and now.
Each of us radiates the love, peace, harmony that is God’s perfect expression for us. Each leader and each citizen is guided. Each of us is secure in the freedom to express ourselves fully. We thank and honor those who have helped secure that freedom, and we know that our leaders work to maximize and protect that freedom and the opportunity to live the fullest, greatest lives we can live.
I am grateful for peace, harmony, love, freedom. I am grateful for Divine Guidance. I am grateful for Wisdom. I am grateful for those who put their lives on the line to secure the blessings of liberty. For all of this, I am grateful.
And I simply know and accept the highest and best for each person, for my country, for those who serve, and for all. I know that all is well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well, and in that knowing, I simply let go and let God. I know that this word is fulfilled right now.
And SO it IS!
Treatment for November 10, 2016
Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP
I am writing this a day before Election Day, because I will be going to the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival on Nov 8-11. So, as I write this treatment for Nov 9, I have not yet voted and I have no idea how the election will come out.
As I begin to write, I recognize the Presence in the beautiful, blue-sky overhead. I feel it in my comfortable home and peaceful yard and creek full of fallen leaves. I know that Presence will be My Presence as I vote tomorrow and watch others going in to vote. It is their Presence also.
I bless them all and know that we will all join together to celebrate and become One as we hear the election results Tuesday night. The winners and losers will accept their new role in this life and know that there is One Life; that Life is God’s life; That Life is Perfect; That Life is my Life now. That Life is all life.
I realize that Spirit guides the fingers of every voter and finds many different ways to express Itself, even in electoral politics. I know that Spirit will lead us all into a new life together, with wonderful new ways of working together and living together.
I am grateful for our power to be the Presences here and vote as the Presence and watch the results of this election as the all-seeing Presence. I open my heart and mind to this Presence and to all that it has to offer as we finish this election and move on.
I now gratefully move on and see everyone moving with me to a new life and love of life. We are One in the Presence.
And so it is, Amen!
Treatment for November 9, 2016
Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP
Today is an interesting intersection. In Canada, it’s their Thanksgiving. In the United States, it’s Columbus Day. Columbus Day has become controversial, due to a particular reading of history, but many still celebrate it.
Columbus Day, at its best, honors the spirit of exploration and adventure, the expansive drive that led Christopher Columbus to the New World to plant the seeds of Western European civilization in this part of the world.
Canadian Thanksgiving, like ours next month, is a day set aside to give thanks for the bounty of the Universe.
Interestingly, both are fixed by their respective governments on the first Monday in October.
So today, we celebrate adventure, expansion, bounty, abundance. We celebrate that human drive to reach out, to find more, to be more, to explore. We explore abundance, gratitude, expansion, abundance. We expand into our adventure of prosperity and celebration.
There is only One Life. It is the All. It is alive in, as, and through each of us. It is perfect, whole, complete.
Each of us is that One Life. It is us and we are it. And so the word i speak and write is God’s word through me. That Word, that Life is prosperity and abundance, therefore I am those things.
I know, realize, accept the abundance that is God’s bounty as and for me. I explore the greater prosperity, the expansive adventure, stepping more fully each moment into that greater experience of life that is mine, and I accept it on behalf of every one of us. I open myself to where it takes me and I embrace that.
I am deeply grateful for this abundant, expansive, joyous life of prosperity.
And so, I simply let it go and know 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 October 10, 2016
Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP
Wow, it’s already 5:30pm on my day and I’m just thinking about my prayer for the first time.
So, I simply begin: I am late and lately I have had several words dominant in my conversation and thinking. I’ll use them all in treatment:
I just pause in this moment, my moment, and I look out at a clear blue, late afternoon sky, and feel the cool fall air coming through my partially open window. I am so privileged to just be sitting here right now just thinking and writing what I think. It is sort of like Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages, except its late afternoon. But I recognize the divine diversity of all around me and I feel it inside and I know it for all who read this treatment.
As we all become One in this moment of celebration of our diversity and our privilege, we unite in knowing our Oneness and see the Unity in our Diversity. We are One and All.
I realize that life itself is so varied and diverse. I accept that the word “Oneness” had no meaning by itself. It needs our “Manyness” or “Diversity” as a contrast so we can understand our Oneness more deeply.
I say, simply, thank you God, Thank you Oneness, Thank you Diversity, and I am so grateful for the blackness and whiteness of this page that allows my words to move out into the Universe of Love and to be read by all of you and included in your lives.
So, I just let it all be and accept it all in its ups and downs, blacks and whites, ins and outs, and rich diversity.
And so it is Inclusively, Amen.
Treatment for October 9, 2016
Treatment by Suzanne Delahaie, RScP
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118 v.24
This beautiful piece of scripture, came to me just as I was sitting down to write this prayer, It reminds me to see that God has made the day, and that I can and do rejoice in this day.
As I know that there is only God, God creator, God in all as all. I see the God in all, the actions of God in all, the being of God as all. I know that as God is all and that therefore God is in me as me, in all that I see, and know. I know that God is joy, and I can rejoice with God in the creation of the day. As I know that I am glad for this day, I know that as I am joyful, God’s joy fills me fully. As I release concerns of the day, I am realized of the experience that is God: The Joy, the love, the beauty. I am so filled with the experience of being, the love that fills me to overflowing, I am filled with gratitude, and as I know this for myself I know it for all who read this prayer.
I am so grateful. I give thanks. And know that it is so. AND SO IT IS.
Treatment for September 20, 2016
Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP
Night sets in and we approach the 15th anniversary of 9/11. (Wow, 15 years!) This was one of the most dramatic events of our time. Every year, we stop and remember. We remember those who perished, we remember the first responders, we remember the devastation and anger, and the resolve. It is important that we do so. It is also important that we take time to contemplate what drove this terrible incident.
Martin Luther King reminded us that “darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” And we know that what we focus on expands. And so we fill that dark space with light and fill that space of hate with love, remaining ever vigilant to ensure that love and light triumph. We do what needs to be one to keep that space of love and light open and full.
There is only One Life. It is Love. It is Light. It is Freedom. It us peace. It is the life of each of us now.
As the expression of that One Life, I am love, light, freedom, peace. I radiate these things in every circumstance, in every moment, in every encounter. They shine forth. I am vigilant to make sure that I reflect these qualities as fully as possible.
I accept and affirm that they fill my life and the lives of all I meet.
I am thankful for these things, for this knowing, for every moment.
In gratitude, I let go and release this to the Divine Law, knowing that all is well and it is done.
And SO it IS!
Treatment for September 10, 2016
Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP
Well, I sit here with a blank mind trying to think of what to write a treatment about. I love a blank mind when I am going into meditation, but when I am trying to think of what to write about, a blank mind does not help…….unless I just write about a blank mind.
I see the One Mind as a blank mind, not because it is empty, but because my small, finite mind cannot embrace the giant Thoughts and Ideas of the One Mind. I accept its blankness as a beautiful aspect from my individual perspective. I know its blankness as a Divine aspect of Mind. I call it my Mystery. I recognize my own blankness of mind is a doorway into the One Mind of my mental and spiritual Universe.
I accept my blankness as both a doorway and a viewing window into the One Mind. I allow my blankness to lead me into that beautiful feeling of Oneness with something so much bigger than myself. I allow a Peace to emerge from my blankness, which is truly the Peace that passes all understanding. I unify with the One Mind through my Blankness. It is also Divine.
I realize that I am joined by a nearly infinite number of other minds who also can celebrate both our blankness and our individual pieces of Big Thoughts. I return from my Blankness with new thoughts about what to do in my life. I know we all do this also when we return from Blankness. I accept it as a form of Visioning. We find Divine insights in the Blankness.
So, right now I am very grateful for the blank mind that I began with and for the wonderful Blankness of the One Mind in which we all share. I thank my own mind for its blank times and just gratefully walk through that blankness into the One Mind.
So, I just release these words into the Law of Blankness knowing that they bring a wonderful power into all of our blankness as we simply accept it as our path to inspiration and insight and Divine Instinct.
We are one in the Blankness and so it is. Amen.
Treatment for September 9, 2016