I have a friend who always says to me, "You are either green and growing, or ripe and rotten." That is just her way of keeping me from becoming too complacent because my life is comfortable and joyful. So many times, we sit back and become complacent, or we are impatient in allowing our vision to unfold. Our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes said in The Science of Mind, "It follows, then, that the range of our possibilities at the present time does not extend far beyond the range of our present concepts. As we bring ourselves to a Greater vision, we induce a greater concept and thereby demonstrate more in our experience. In this way there is a continuous growth and unfoldment taking place. We do not expect to give a treatment today, for prosperity, and have a million dollars tomorrow. But little by little we can unfold our consciousness, through the acquisition of greater and still greater mental equivalents, until at last we shall be made free." We must, in our quest for spiritual growth hold our vision in place, having faith and trust in spiritual laws, while actively pursuing greater and greater growth in our lives.
Oasis Center for Spiritual Living is celebrating a rite of passage right now. One of our members is not physically capable of attending our services anymore. So, our members voted to move our Church to his house.
You are welcome to join us on Sunday by calling (303) 595-9001.
Yours in service,
Rev. S. Tucker
What are you committed to? Do you have a list or do you have just a couple of things that are most important to you? For some of us, these questions are pretty hard to answer. However, one thing I do know is that whatever we commit to requires constant review. Here at the Oasis, we are actively looking into what we stand for, what we do, and how do we express our vision into our community and into the world.
In the spirit of our community and the new year, we are re-committing to the vision and the ideals that inspired the foundation of this church. I know that as time passes and we get into the day to day routine, we become focused on the little details and the bigger picture takes a back seat to just getting things done. This is normal. So, we use reminders to review where we have been, where we are at, and where we are going. New year observances are very handy for this, don't you agree? We can set aside some time to consciously compare our actions with our vision and get re-aligned.
For 2018, our re-commitment will, in part, take the form of serving our members in the most beneficial way for them. I see it as a declaration of place and purpose.
Rev. Lynn Tucker
Albertina "Tina" Guiffre is a licensed Practitioner that took her training at the Oasis from Start to Finish. She has served our Church for many years.
The I Ching speaks of the Winter season as a time of reflection, a time of renewal. It is the time when we turn our attention inward -- assessing the year just past, and formulating plans for the year just ahead. It is a time of completion preceding a time of new activity.
Nature is ever vigilant in her course of tearing down and rebuilding. The leaves of fall render themselves ever into the loam which feeds the buds of spring. We can harmonize ourselves with this process.
Take the time this season to assess your life in the past. What things have worked well, and need to continue? Likewise, assess which things are no longer serving your needs…are you willing to let these things go? Also, is there some new goal you want to pursue in the coming year, some new direction you intend to take in your life? Does room need to be made to allow this new dream to prosper?
I know that Divine Order permeates all of creation. It expresses Itself in all things, including each of us. Its Power is ours to use as we grow into the now, leaving the past behind and looking towards the future. The blessings of Life fill us with joy and gratitude, as we know the rightness that they should be so.