"Thank you for you coming to Vegas and facilitating our Board Retreat, speaking at our Sunday Service and for your amazing workshop Sunday afternoon. I am so happy to have a “new” spiritual practice that includes me writing which is one of my favorite past times. My heart and mind feel in alignment so I know great things are in store for not only myself but our congregation in 2018. It is with a grateful heart that I share that the first week of November we received a tithe of $30,000 to an additional $800 was given to our Ministry of Prayer Team. We had a week that our service received almost 3x what we normally receive in financial contributions. Our congregation is open and receptive to talking about money. I know that this is a new beginning for our Center. I am so very grateful and look forward to you visiting us again." - Reverend Staci Hylton | Co-Senior Minister | Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living
It seems that every New Year, people are excited and optimistic about achieving their desires. I hear friends powerfully proclaim, “I want to lose ten pounds” or “I want to get out of debt.” Now that we are 1/3 of the way into 2018, how many resolutions have you achieved? When was the last time you visited your goals? Do you even know where you put your list of resolutions?
Please don’t despair – you’re not alone. Many of us are excited about a new fresh start and then life’s normal challenges and demands take our attention. We can forget to take time for ourselves each morning to revisit our goals and connect to our spiritual source. It can feel like life is choosing our course, rather than us. Here’s some good news – it’s not too late to achieve those goals and resolutions that you had at the beginning of the year and to create the life that you love.
First, commit to using the right words when describing your goals. Our subconscious is designed to help us achieve whatever we put our attention on. To make the statement “I want to lose ten pounds” true, you always have to be wanting to lose. A better way to achieve what you want is to describe the outcome of your goal with gratitude: “I am so grateful that I have a physically fit, trim, toned, and energetic body that is pain-free and easily able to go on walks with my family and friends. We have so much fun together!” With a goal like this, your subconscious and your intuition are going to show up more often, and in more obvious ways, to point you toward steps that you can take to make those statements true.
"May's presence was energizing and beneficial in so many ways and helped our people in building greater momentum in affirming prosperity consciousness in every area of life. The feedback has been incredible! Our people are in action! Momentum is generating excitement and joy both individually and collectively! We are eternally grateful for the gift of our experience with May. Her generous, warm and loving Spirit is impacting the future of our people and our organization. Her divine presence will make a great contribution wherever she shows up on the planet. She’d definitely invited back!" - Reverend Bernette Lee Jones, Senior Minister | One God One Thought Center for Better Living
When Life Gets Busy - Breathe
I’m here in New York City, the town that never sleeps, and I decided to pay attention to those around me as I walked around the city over a few days. There’s a vibration here unlike anywhere else that I’ve been. People are working to be as productive as they can in every moment. I’ve witnessed people talking on the phone and drinking and eating while they quickly walk down the street. I’ve seen others walk out into oncoming traffic and step around cars like a dance to get to the other side as fast as they can. These are busy people with places to go and things to do.
What I couldn’t get a sense of is whether they were enjoying themselves. I rarely saw people smile and had trouble catching them in the eye to acknowledge them with a nod and “hello”. So, why do I bring this up? Because, we can all get going so fast to be as productive as we can and forget to connect to our Spiritual source who can help to make our lives easier and more fun while accomplishing our goals in greater measure. To stay connected and achieve more of your desired outcomes, do the following:
SPIRITUAL LAWS ARE RELIABLE
Have you ever been pulled over for speeding in your car and received a ticket? That feeling of seeing the police car lights flash in the rearview mirror would bring tears to my eyes and make my heart race. Most every time that’s happened, I’d later reflect on the situation and ask myself why I didn’t “remember to remember” that speeding or breaking the law would be expensive and cost me more time and frustration than I wanted.
I believe that Spiritual Laws should be treated the same way. When we remember to operate within them to realize a benefit, we live a great life. When we don’t, it’s costly and painful.