Newsletter – February 2024

Dear Friends,

“We Bring Upon Ourselves the Penalty of Our Own Thoughts.”

We  begin with a question: “Is what I am thinking now, upholding the truth of my being?”  If it is not, then I am actually penalizing myself by my own thinking.  Coming into the now moment, let us realize that in this moment, we are alive and have been given the opportunity to think, live, and be, what and who we are in Truth.  Are we making the most of this opportunity?  Are we understanding the gift in this moment?

There are times when we are faced with situations and challenges that we would rather avoid at all costs.  And then we may remind ourselves:  this too shall pass.  Perhaps we could be mindful and know that there is Something which does not pass: the deep-seated Truth residing within each individual, and nothing we think, say or do, can change that underlying Truth.  It is the same today and forever—let us be aware of IT in stillness.

Those who have taken part in our Divine Science Basic Principle Class will remember that there is an inevitable consequence to what we think and believe.  This is the Law of Expression, and it is working in every single life, continually.

We read in scripture: “The land that thou seeist, to thee will I give it.”  In other words, how we see life is what our experience of it will be.  Each and every day, we are projecting our thoughts, our beliefs and our desires—we are sending these out into the universe, and may be quite upset when we receive what corresponds to what we are holding to be true.

We do not have to be predictors in life.  There is another option … refer to the poem below.  We see all around us, evidence of the “road most traveled,” which seemingly leads from fear, to greed and wars and man’s inhumanity to man.  How futile, when after all is said and done and we leave this earth plane, and realize that we cannot take earthly treasures with us; we cannot ultimately be measured by our worldly achievements.

Time and time again, we are given the opportunity to BE STILL AND KNOW.  How often do we ourselves delay our own discovery of the true treasure of Life?  In taking the road less traveled by, we are realizing an opportunity to be a pioneer, a leader, a guide, as we venture forth in Life.  It is not about conquering the highest mountain peak, or achieving  status in our work positions; it is about leading and guiding by example; by our uplifted consciousness.

Emmet Fox stated in his writings, “Life is Consciousness,” and it is!  We nurse our worries and concerns; we hold them  close to our chests.  Is this what we are doing or are we aware of that other “road” – the one less traveled by? The road seemingly most traveled by, in the world, has brought about what we are all experiencing throughout the planet today.  And it can change!

Scripture and the teachings found in all the major traditions and belief systems have the “golden rule” philosophy:  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  When are we going to wake up to the Truth that in Spirit we are One and that all solutions come through our knowing and abiding in the Truth of All Being.

As a man thinketh, so is he.  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap.  Yes!! We bring upon ourselves the penalty of our own thoughts.  It is time to wake up and  nurture the Christ Consciousness within.  As we become Still and Know, we are knowing  for All.

In closing……………

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down on as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

 And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Bountiful blessings,


(Photo by Samantha Barris)





Newsletter December 2023/January 2024

Dear Friends,

There is a Spiritual Foundation in Every Circumstance

Divine Science bases its teaching upon the principle of the Omnipresence of God; the changeless and eternal divine truth of the omnipresent God; no matter what name we know IT by.  This is God, in, through, and as, all!  We can never be separated from this truth of our being and the principle of omnipresence—it is in, and forever, expressing through all creation.

We have been given the gift of LIFE that continues to LIVE us; yet are we ever fully satisfied?  We have been told to “seek first the kingdom…” and we know it is not a kingdom of worldly things, material objects that do not last, but in realizing the truth about Life, is our discovery of that very kingdom—it is an experience in consciousness—a deep knowing.

In his essay entitled, The Station, Robert Hastings mentions how, in our minds, we hold an idyllic vision of how things should be. On a long train ride, instead of embracing each moment, seeing the beautiful landscape, our focus is on our destination.  We are thinking of arriving at the station where all will be as we have envisioned it, so we are restless to get there.  Well, Hastings states that there is no station, no one place to arrive at, and that the true joy of life is in the trip.

Ian Howard Marshall, a Scottish New Testament scholar, said that the rich fool in Jesus’ story isn’t covetous just because he wants a pleasant retirement.  His folly is that he believes the storage of grain solves the problem of his human existence.  He worships at the shrine of the bulging barn.  The story can be found in Luke 12:13-21.

Human beings, it seems, will never be happy with what is available in the world.  There will always be the desire to have more, followed by fear of  not having. Much of life is lived at this surface level that ultimately does not satisfy.  Our thoughts and beliefs emanate from us at all levels of frequency and cannot not have an effect.  We need to ask ourselves: are we part of the human turmoil in the world right now, or are we holding that calm that forever resides within, in truth?  And of course this calm is our Spiritual Foundation in every circumstance.

Every change and challenge in life brings with it a gift.  In fact the challenge contains the gift so we need to go beyond the surface stuff that many cling to, and find the treasure—that kingdom in consciousness.  And more than that, find it not only for ourselves, but take the hands of those around us so that together we move into a new understanding of Life.  It is the understanding that way-showers who have gone before us, knew for themselves and shared with us all.

Let us create a meaningful draft in our community, in our country, and on this planet, as we embrace the principle of Omnipresence. We are never separate from our Source; IT is our very Life—the Life force within each of us. IT has been and will be so, eternally.  When we really and truly, awaken to the principle of Omnipresence then we will understand that there is indeed a Spiritual Foundation in every circumstance. It is not about arriving at a destination, but through awareness, living our truth each and every day.

And we proceed in the consciousness of the One Presence, knowing as we do so, we are blessed with infinite Peace, Love and Understanding.  And so it is!

In Closing…….
 We mindfully bring ourselves into the awareness of God’s Presence….
And in the stillness, we feel the response of Spirit.
As we receive the Christmas message, meant for each individual,
Divine Love pours forth through every heart…..
Dissolving all barriers, touching all souls.
Our faith is in the radiant Spirit that is everywhere present.
And the wisdom that illumines us with the light of Truth, provides a greater understanding of the gift of Life.
We become aware of the power of Creation moving through us, and ….
We are filled with an overwhelming joy.
As radiating centres for divine activity, we gratefully receive the gift of Spiritual understanding…
And there is Peace… there is Love… in gratitude  we say: 
Thank you, O most gracious God, Thank you!

Bountiful blessings,


















































































































































































































Newsletter – November 2023

Dear Friends,

“Conscious Alignment”

On many occasions we light a candle—maybe to remember someone, to celebrate a special event. The candles themselves do nothing but serve as a focus and remind us of the Light that is.  Within each of us is the Light, waiting to be recognized.  The potential of waking up to our Truth is within each soul.

Years ago I came across a statement on a company website which indicated their intention as: the ultimate alignment—between investor and the investment.  Who or what, is the actual Investor of all life? God—the originating Creator of all.  And each of us; all creation in fact, is the investment. Generally in life today, we are invested in “getting;” getting paid each month for example. Do we perhaps invest in the body and not the mind? Each has come forth from the One Investor  in all the universe. IT is invested in each soul—it is up to us to align with IT.

Interestingly, we are always aligned but usually with our own human thinking, our worries, hurts and fears and then we reap accordingly in our daily experience…..and we wonder why?  Two aspects of life need to be noted: Firstly, Perception; and  secondly, Reality.
Perception—the human aspect constantly changes due to our circumstances, age, and other reasons on the human level.
Reality/Truth, is fixed. It is only our viewpoint of it that changes. We have a choice—which do we trust?  Humanity focuses on a problem, talks about it, and it grows right before our eyes; the very thing we do not want. Why is this? Well we all know that where attention goes, energy flows.  In Spirit there is no excuse. How can there be? In 1 John 4:17, we read: “As he is, so are we in the world.”

If we do not know, or realize  who we are in Spirit, then how can we have real purpose? Our purpose is rooted in the truth of our being. As he is, so are we in the world. This truth needs to be embraced by each one, and only then can we realize in consciousness, that right where I am is Everything and it is ready to manifest in my experience.

Often we try too hard to make things come about; like putting our human shoulders to the wheel, and in this way we are actually honoring, though through our effort and focus, the very situation or experience that we are trying to avoid.  Our practice requires that we remain focused on being aligned and when we do this we are receptive to the solution, the way forward to all possibility, and ready for the unfolding of Spirit’s work in and through us.

At times on the human level, we try to be fixed; physically and mentally; but there is only one true path to wholeness of spirit, and that is when we turn back to our Source.  That is when we experience the ultimate alignment between Investor and  investment.  We need to remember  that the Investor, (God) is always aligned with IT’s created investment; therefore it is up to us to know and embrace this Truth..

This is our contribution to life; and through being mindful of our true heritage, and living accordingly, we are trusting Life. We are trusting the unchanging REALITY, and by letting go of our human perceptions, we are able to realize and experience our true value—knowing and seeing the same for all.  Let us drop our human perceptions now. They do not serve us. Our true and only purpose follows when we are able to BE STILL AND KNOW…. From a place of deep, and inner gratitude.

In Closing…….  Jesus, the master teacher and not a ruler,  experienced  great animosity, great negativity, and the ultimate in man’s inhumanity to man.  But did he ever accept these things as the Truth of his being?  Absolutely not.  In every adversity, in every experience he found new channels for growth in his awareness of the One Presence, the One Power, the I Am Presence in the universe.  He accepted the experiences as guides and chances to move forward in understanding and development.  He recognized his temptations for what they were: experiences to demonstrate, through recognizing the God within, that he could overcome all.   Dr. Jack Holland

Bountiful blessings,















































































































































































































Newsletter – October 2023

Dear Friends,

“The Experience of True Realization.”

God, Truth, Life, can only be known through experience.  However, once experienced, that experience, having found a niche in our consciousness, remains with us.  And even in our seeming forgetting, it is still there and accessible at any time when we choose to be still.

In his book, God Believes In You, Francois du Toit states the following:  “Nothing makes you more vulnerable than to be driven by a sense of need or lack.  Nothing makes you more beautiful than a sense of total fulfilment.  The awareness of who we really are and considering the greatness that dwells in us is out of all proportion to the lie of lack and need.”  This ties in so well with the well-known words which we have heard often from Genesis 1:31: “God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.”

Very often we hear folk question why God is allowing all the strife, the starvation, the difficulties of life on earth.  Well, the response is: What is happening on earth amongst humans is not what God created.  We teach in Divine Science that like begets like, so it follows that what is happening on earth among the inhabitants of our beautiful planet, has nothing to do with God.  What God created out of Spiritual Substance (ITSELF) is still that.

All in creation has come forth from the One Invisible Source – First Cause – God.  In our humanness, we are inclined to focus on what we see (with our human eyes) and relate that, which is seen, to be either good or bad. What idea is uppermost in our minds?  The Truth of all Creation, or the doubts and fears that we are faced with on a daily basis, here in world?  Joseph Murphy stated:  Your subconscious mind accepts the dominant of two ideas, this is the law.  So we might need to check out what we are holding to be true, not only for ourselves, but for the world and life in general.

We are told over and over to: seek first the kingdom—the kingdom in consciousness—not a place to be reached physically—rather an understanding of truth in consciousness.  And of course we may try, with expectation, to be aware of this kingdom within; we may anticipate how and where we will find it.  It occurs when we are alone; when we least expect it; when there is no human expectation.  When, perhaps without realizing it, we are aligned totally without effort or human thought, to the truth of our being.  And suddenly we will know, as did Jacob: “The Lord is in this place, and I knew it not!”

The words Jacob spoke, proclaiming God’s Omnipresence forms the basis of  our Teaching in Divine Science—the practice of the Presence of God.  In this way we turn away from the physical and mental aspects of life and lift our consciousness to embrace Spiritual Truth.  It really does not matter which path or tradition we follow or resonate with as after all, we are One in Spirit anyway.  This brings us back to what was mentioned earlier—the awareness of who we really are.  This awareness already indwells each of us.  We do  not have to strive or try.  Yet in order to experience this truth, all our human thoughts, fears, needs, must be set aside and understanding will evolve when we least expect it.

We are part of a beautiful, unfolding purpose.  Let us be aware and embrace it. And as we do so, in an easy and accepting way, we are giving way to an experience of true realization.  God saw all that he had made and it was good.  Let us see with the eyes of Spirit!

In Closing…….  This principle applies to the solving of a problem whether for ourselves or for another.  The solution of a  problem is accomplished in proportion to the amount of effort we can bring to relaxing from effort.
In other words, it is very much like waiting out a storm instead of going into it head on.  It is a constant remembrance that “this too shall pass,” and then sitting quietly, or moving about carrying on one’s affairs in the realization that whatever the name or nature of the “this,” it will pass, not by any concerted efforts of our own, directed toward the achievement of some specific purpose, nor by human will or  supernatural powers, but by virtue of the nothingness of this “it” which we have been honoring by fighting.
“The battle is not yours, but God’s…..stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord.”  this can only be described as the effort of effortlessness, the effort which is necessary to be quiet in the face of a storm or in the face of the discords of human experience so that these, too, may pass.
Joel S. Goldsmith

Bountiful blessings,



















Newsletter – September 2023

Dear Friends,

“Let The Will Of God Be Done On Earth.”

Contained in the Lord’s Prayer we have the words: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  As most of us already know, the Lord’s Prayer, uttered in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke, is always in the present tense.  Years ago, at the start of school assembly, I remember we recited the Lord’s Prayer. It was rattled off parrot fashion, really without thought or meaning.

Perhaps today we need to be taking stock, not of religion per se but of the philosophy of the teaching of Jesus and others.  In fact we teach Divine Science as a practical way to live life, following the laws of Spirit that are not dogmatic, but applicable in all aspects of life; therefore they are “user friendly.”

It is no good merely having the theory of how to live life, and then not apply it.  Much the same would be to learn how to read music and then never pick up an instrument……what good would that do? It is important that we align with the principles of living life—if we knew notes of music and played them haphazardly, there would be no rhythm.

We are told in scripture to “take no thought,” and of course as we investigate life, we will come to realize that ultimately, every thought is a prayer—as a man thinketh, so is he!”  In our Statement of Being the focus is on the Omnipresence of God.  God—present in all IT’s Creation; in every blade of grass, leaf on every tree, in and as every soul on the planet, as well as the animals.  Every aspect of creation carries, and is part of, this Originating Intelligence.

Why do we not trust it? All struggle and strife is at the dual level of the world, where we experience good, bad, etc. Do we let the “stories of the world” affect us?  The new “buzz word,” artificial intelligence, also referred to as AI, appears to be taking the world by storm, and some folk are concerned about this. While I do not profess to even understand any of this, we could, from moment to moment remember who we are in Truth, and refer instead to OI—Omnipresent Intelligence.

As we recognize where our thoughts are taking  us, let us remember that each day can be a new beginning, and that we live our lives, whether we realize it or not, in the omnipresence of the One Creative Source of the universe.  The most important aspect to realize is that heaven is a state in consciousness, and only when we are aware and ready to observe what it is we habitually carry in our own consciousness, can we transcend the ups and downs of this world, and merge with the Presence.

There is order in the universe; a flock of birds will rise up en masse into the sky and not collide with each other.  We look at a beautiful moon, cloud formations, green valleys, our country, populated with amazing animals and wildlife and then we still, at times, have the audacity not to trust.  Prayer is union and communion with God, in the Silence.  We deny this Presence when we pray to God to do something for us, when all that is required is that we BE STILL… and take no thought.

Meister Eckhart, the 13th century mystic, indicated the following:  “The most powerful prayer, one well-nigh omnipotent, and the worthiest work of all is the outcome of a quiet mind.  The quieter it is the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the prayer is.  To the quiet mind all things are possible.  What is a quiet mind?  A quiet mind is one which nothing weighs on, nothing worries, which, free from ties and from all self-seeking, is wholly merged into the will of God and dead to its own.”

In Closing…….  There is no higher goal attainable on earth than an inner communication with this Presence that never leaves us nor forsakes us.  It does not send us food, clothing, and housing.  It does not lead us to a fortress or a high tower; it literally is the fortress and high tower.  There is no sending of anything; there is no giving of anything, except the giving of Itself.

 When the realization of the omnipresence of God is attained, there is freedom from worry, fear, lack and limitation.  If a need appears, we retire within and tabernacle with this Presence, and in due time, It will appear outwardly as the very form of our experience.

 As we come to this place in consciousness where we are able to relinquish human might and power, human opinion and judgement, a divine Grace, invisible, yet perfectly tangible to the person experiencing it, takes over.  We cannot see this transcendental Spirit, hear It, taste It, touch It, or smell It, yet It is here and It is now—we feel it and we know It. 

Bountiful blessings,










































































































































































































Newsletter – August 2023

Dear Friends,

“Are We Living in States of Perpetual Anxiety?”

Truth is the common denominator in all of Creation.  The I Am of each one of us; the I Am of each individual on the planet is the SAME TRUTH, realized as per the understanding of each.  Having just stated this, and when we look around at the seeming chaos in most facets of life, we might ask: “how can this be?”  The same truth residing within each soul……?  Well, it would seem from the evidence all around us, that we still have to wake up to the truth of our being.

Life in our day-to-day earthly experience is filled with challenge; filled with issues, or lessons to be learned.  Essentially these are opportunities.  We might then ask: “opportunities for what?” Generally, we seem to be living life in a state of constant anxiety. More seems to be  unknown than known; and there are no guarantees about anything anymore. It seems the earth is currently peopled by individuals who are part of a common anxiety.  So what is the stabilizing factor; where is the balance; and how do we deal with the issues of life as they seem constantly to appear before us?

We teach the Bible stories, understanding that these are our stories too. We face many of the same challenges of the various characters portrayed. And it came to me that at this time, on this planet, are we not all in the same boat (so to speak) as the Prodigal Son, when it seemed he had hit bottom—taking care of pigs in a pigsty? It appeared he had lost all.

Right now, if we consider each country; every continent, and all the people living today, have we not fallen into that same place of despair, having “used up” all on the material level of life?  As participators in mass consciousness—forming part of the make-up of general belief and focus, can we continue to “go along” with the way things are in the world, or are we beginning to be aware?  Are we ready to wake up to who we are in Truth, knowing that this is the reality of each soul on the planet?

In the story (found in Luke Chapter 15) there is a break-through when the young man hits rock-bottom—where we read: “He came to himself..” And once we truly realize an aspect of Truth, we cannot un-know it.  We are told in the story what happened to the young man when he denied his truth and sought satisfaction and happiness outside of himself.  And are we not seeing evidence of this all around us in the world today?

There is a consequence, which is inevitable, when we try “going it alone,” and move away from the truth which is the common denominator in life. We can never actually move away from the Omnipresent Presence.  The truth of who we are, spiritually, can never change, but we move away from it in consciousness.

We are told in the story what happened to the young man when he denied his truth and tried finding satisfaction and happiness outside of himself. Well are we not seeing evidence of this all around us in the world today? There is a consequence, which is inevitable, when we try “going it alone,” and move away from our spiritual heritage.

There are many souls throughout the planet, who, through awareness are knowing and living Truth. We are united in moving forward in uplifted consciousness—this is our purpose.   Why live in perpetual states of anxiety when instead we have the opportunity each day to:  BE STILL, KNOW, AND TRUST!

In Closing…….
 “Various impulses, not all of them meritorious, impel to the search for God.  These impulses are as diverse and contrary as the convictions of the disciples about the ministry of Jesus.  Some believe that spiritual achievement will bestow temporal authority; others, that it will compensate for weakness of character; and still others, that it will make available to them the material objects of their desires.  While ulterior motives are present, true faith is not possible.  The heart which is established in righteousness seeks nothing for itself, requires nothing, and demands nothing.  When we attain to a sufficient faith, all things that are needful are added.  Miracles are wrought, not as the result of faith, but by the very fact of faith.
 Manly P. Hall – The Mystical Christ

Bountiful blessings,









































































































































































































Dear Friends,

“Are We Living in States of Perpetual Anxiety?”



Newsletter – July 2023

Dear Friends,

“The Heartbeat of the Universe.”

We do not have to travel to a particular place, or wait for a special time of the day or year to enter into holy communion with Life.  It seems (generally speaking) that fewer people are attending churches and membership appears to be on the decline. Recently in class there was mention that when googling the word, “church” the first definition that came up was: church is a building where Christian worship is held.
 It seems that understanding is evolving to the degree that no longer is God being confined to a particular space, but being recognized and acknowledged in all of IT’s creation. And this is where Omnipresence comes in; and the realization is dawning that there is no separation.  Wherever God is, I am.
Church is not a building – but perhaps we should ask ourselves what the purpose of church is.  We have known it as a meeting place for those who wish to connect in spirit and maybe to learn more about how to live life.  Yet Truth, no matter if given from a pulpit or not, is available to all.  And whether an individual attends a formal church gathering or not, does not change the truth of who he or she is.
Despite the seeming decrease in church attendance, many more seem to be turning to a spiritual way of living.  A way that does not box one in to certain dogma or creeds – a way that perhaps opens wider avenues that lead to deeper understanding.
With any shift in life, a draught is felt somewhere, yet we seem to be moving rapidly toward Oneness in Spirit.  And when boundaries blur, as they seem to be, we may tend to hold on for dear life, to what is familiar now.  Change is constant, yet many times challenging.  This is when we need to turn to what is constant and unchanging – the promise of God’s eternal Presence.  Whether we know this Presence as God, or by another name, is not important.  When our intention is to know God; to know Truth; we find it.
There is no separation in Truth, in Spirit, and Oneness of Being is emerging.  Boundaries are blurring, yet how we hold onto some of them.  God is now – Life is now – Love, Trust, Peace, all now!!
God is the heartbeat of the universe – IT is what makes seeds germinate; new birth, the tides, the seasons; all these things over which we have no control.  Each of us is being “breathed,” right now, and our hearts are beating. And, when intentional, we are One with the Creative Source and Intelligence of all life.  This is something that can only be discerned when we rest from our reasoning minds that are most often concerned with issues in the world; this is something that can only be EXPERIENCED when we drop all thought and come into the Silence.
We do not need a building for this experience. It is of course wonderful to have a place where one can be in the company of others who, like us, are intentional in our quest for that which is beyond the material experience of living.  So, coming together in person is also valuable.
In 1 Corinthians 13 we read that love is the greatest gift.  We need to be reminded that it is God’s love, using us, expressing through us.  This love that is the absolute attribute with no opposite.
We know that what we hold in consciousness, we do get back in our experience of life. Are we holding on to the way we feel life should be, and thereby resisting change, when, if we take a moment and BE in the Presence, we will ultimately assist in bringing about trust, faith and peace.
It is all about intentionally tuning in to Life—aligning with the Heartbeat of the Universe—the very Life of God, living each one of us now.
We can be in nature, in the garden, looking up at the heavens at night, the clouds during the day, feeling the wind, and in one moment of stillness, of deep realization, know: all is governed by the Isness of God—present in, as, and through, all creation.

In Closing…….
 “When the realization of the omnipresence of God is attained, there is freedom from worry, fear, lack and limitation.  If a need appears, we retire within and tabernacle with this Presence, and in due time, It will appear outwardly as the very form necessary to our experience.
As we come to this place in consciousness where we are able to relinquish human might and power, human opinion and judgment, a divine Grace, invisible, yet perfectly tangible to the person experiencing it, takes over. 
We cannot see this transcendental Spirit, hear It, taste It, touch It, or smell It, yet It is here and It is now – we feel It, and we know It.  When we let go of our human rights or human will or desires – even the good desires – and absolutely resign ourselves to God’s will, It rushes in as if there were a vacuum, and when It takes over, we can feel Its every movement coursing throughout our body, right through the muscles and vein down to the nails.  We are one with the rhythm of the universe, and all is well.  All that the Father has is now flowing through us out into this world as a divine Grace, bringing us to all that is ours and bringing us to all those to whom we belong.”
-Joel Goldsmith-

Bountiful blessings,





































































































































































































Newsletter – June 2023

Dear Friends,

“The Measure of Life”

Life…..and I usually refer to “Life” with a capital “L”, is changing…evolving…so how we reference this Life we are living now, also needs to change.  In our world, as humans, measurement plays a large role in life:  we measure distance, rainfall, time, our money in the bank, our self-worth, even our intelligence, and so on.  The intention at this time is that we move our attention – our focus – onto the TRUE MEASURE OF LIFE, which ironically is beyond measure as in Truth there are no limits. And we are part of this vast measureless universe. It is the sacred mystery that has nothing to do with our small-minded human “doings.”

Obviously in our day to day living there are times when measurements in the world do apply.  Soon building will begin on my cottage and great care has to be taken by the builder to ensure that the building fits the plans.  But there is another way of doing this, of measuring our worth and our treasures.

I read a book some years ago, by Credo Mutwa, entitled: “Song of the Stars,” and in the final chapter entitled: The Boundaries of Human Life, he stated that when people discovered God, they discovered a shapeless, featureless, endless entity with which no-one could cope, and so in order to handle the mystery of God, man reduced that mystery to a shape that he could recognize and therefore understand.  To me this explained so well that we seem to have the need to have things “boxed in” or defined by a specific shape, size, or description according to our human perceptions.  And yet these perceptions occur through so many filters and really are so limiting.

When we know who we are in Truth, and that in Truth (Spiritually) we are all equal, then we will find ourselves lifted in conscious acceptance, ready to experience a way of life that is promised to us.  “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.”  We are each like individual snowflakes falling from the same cloud; tiny, very fine, perfectly patterned and beautiful.  Yet, we need to remember that an avalanche is made up of tiny, individual, seemingly harmless flakes, and together in avalanche form can have a tremendous impact on an environment.

I read a book some years ago, by Credo Mutwa, entitled: “Song of the Stars,” and in the final chapter entitled: The Boundaries of Human Life, he stated that when people discovered God, they discovered a shapeless, featureless, endless entity with which no-one could cope, and so in order to handle the mystery of God, man reduced that mystery to a shape that he could recognize and therefore understand.  To me this explained so well that we seem to have the need to have things “boxed in” or defined by a specific shape, size, or description according to our human perceptions.  And yet these perceptions occur through so many filters and really are so limiting.

When we know who we are in Truth, and that in Truth (Spiritually) we are all equal, then we will find ourselves lifted in conscious acceptance, ready to experience a way of life that is promised to us.  “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.”  We are each like individual snowflakes falling from the same cloud; tiny, very fine, perfectly patterned and beautiful.  Yet, we need to remember that an avalanche is made up of tiny, individual, seemingly harmless flakes, and together in avalanche form can have a tremendous impact on an environment.

Just think that if each of us could “see” beyond the human confines we have set ourselves and know through the experience of individual revelation, who we are in Truth, and then come together as an avalanche of spiritual understanding, what a huge impact that could make?  Every truth in spirit is already established, awaiting our recognition and acceptance.  We teach that God is omnipresent, but it is only through our spiritual consciousness that we will realize and know this Presence that is with us always.  It is only through our spiritual consciousness that we will recognize the kingdom.

We speak of being the offspring of God.  We repeat the words: “I and the Father are One,” and while this is true in the Absolute Sense, it is not true in our experience until we realize it for ourselves.  So….what is stopping us?  Maybe we are measuring ourselves as less than worthy because we are still doubting our divine heritage.  Maybe our human minds are trying to comprehend the extent of the truth of which we are a part.  And our human minds will not comprehend it.  It is not a human experience, but rather an  unlimited, spiritual one.

In Closing…….
 A Daily Remembrance
The purpose of prayer is not to change God, but to change ourselves.  When we pray we are affirming the nearness and responsiveness and availability of God.  There is no attempt in prayer to manipulate God.  Prayer has nothing to do with convincing God of our need.
God as All wisdom, All knowledge, and All understanding knows just what to do and when to do it.  Prayer is to commune with God.  In prayer we respond to Him.  We become open and receptive to Him.
This Principle of Pure Wisdom is not a heartless ruler.  This infinite Intelligence enfolds us in His Infinite Love.  There is no hurt in His love, no punishment, no limitation.
God is the Presence of perfect peace, total forgiveness, infinite supply.  And He is with you and in you.  This indwelling Presence of Total Good is the only source of Wholeness and well-being.  Prayer is answered “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord.  – Dr Al G. Salazar

Bountiful blessings,




































































































































































































































































































































































































Newsletter May – 2023

Dear Friends,

“Resurrection Through Inner Peace”

We recently celebrated Easter – it is an annual “event” or “occurrence” on our calendars, and we observe it according to our respective traditions.  Is it not time to realize though that this is NOT JUST A ONCE A YEAR HAPPENING?  It is a continuous process of our very lives; our very evolvement to remembering; our evolvement to finally understanding what we are doing here – our very purpose, if you like, for being here now. And what is called for is our trust in the quantum leap that is expected of us.  Trust of course comes from understanding.

And I believe that the quantum leap is to really take on board; embrace in consciousness, that not only each individual, but the whole planet, is going through a resurrection process. To word it another way would be to state: the timing is right and the opportunity is offered now for the ultimate resurrection in consciousness.

We hear folk say, (and probably have said it ourselves): “One day when…………”,or, “as soon as…..” or, “before this happens or that happens,” and so on.  Always projecting into the future;  hopes, dreams and intentions; which is delaying accepting the value of now.  Often it is a case of: “things will be better – when,” or “wait until a new party is voted in,” or even, “once I start my new job,” and so on.

The language Jesus spoke was Aramaic – spoken in the present tense.  Example:It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” And we might say, “yes, I have heard all this before and what has it done for me?”  It is no good just hearing it and carrying on as before.  This truth needs to be embraced! The Presence, the Kingdom in consciousness, needs to be experienced, until we just know it deep within, realizing that the promise of this kingdom is now, in consciousness.  In our Divine Science classes, we teach: First in mind, then in manifestation.  As a man thinketh, so is he. Life expresses from the inner to the outer.

In Genesis 1:31 we read:  And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.   We need to remind ourselves of this; and that it still is very good – yet remember at the same time that we are talking about creation at the spiritual level.  That spiritual perfection in all creation, that remains. That same spiritual creation of which each of us is a part and being so makes each soul infinite and eternal.

Alan Cohen states in his book: Lifestyles of the Rich in Spirit:  “Remember that the real healer is Spirit, and that Spirit will work through you if you are willing to listen with a quiet mind and a receptive heart.  Like you, the world already has what it needs to be perfect.  Some have feared the healing of our world because they have equated healing with ending.  But this could not be so.  All healing is a beginning.  The resurrection of life will come not through destruction, but through transformation.  The caterpillar does not die; it becomes something new and wonderful.  The world does not need your manipulation, but is desperate for your awakening.  With your arising to the truth within you, you will carry all who have slumbered, to their healing as well.  Jesus said that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against the son of God,” and we join him in his identity as a peaceful warrior.  He came as a harbinger of what we we have come to accomplish.”

We are ready to assist in the resurrection of Truth and Peace in consciousness and as always, it begins with you and me!

In Closing…….
 Fear of lack, fear of public opinion, fear of weakness, of illness and of death, fear of competition and of injustice, fear of the very living of life—these are the general aspects of fear that become imbedded in man’s consciousness and then cause individual difficutly as well as world inharmonies resulting in wars and cruelties.

 We must begin with the individual consciousness.  Feel that it is not an insurmountable task but a goal that is attainable, here and now.  When we give our attention to things of the Spirit, we are replacing the false fears with Truth.  Then all conditions adjust.  The method consists of persistent practice of the principles of Truth.  Recall to mind the basic roots of each human being.  This is a big step along the way.  It gives assurance that the outer can change, that miracles can happen, that there is nothing to fear for the Divine Presence is all, and is everywhere equally present.  Our awareness of this truth makes the difference to each of us.   Helen Zagat—Faith and Works

Bountiful blessings,




































Newsletter – April 2023

Dear Friends,

“Rising Above…Means, Letting Go!”

Humanity keeps trying to fix the world, be it at government level, through trying to earn more money, or in some cases even “keeping the peace” no matter what the personal cost.
There is a passage from Chronicles 20:17, that, according to John Randolph Price in his book, “The Angels Within Us,” is a coded message.  Let me quote the words found in Chronicles:
“You will not need to fight in this battle; take your position, stand still, and see the victory of the Lord on your behalf.”

Price indicates that the coded message, when really understood, can be of the utmost help in lives that are stressed through relationship breakdowns, or financial issues, time shortages, aches, problems and insufficiencies.  We hold onto situations, and we do so with our constant attention to whatever it is. We all know – right from our Basic Principle classes: where attention goes, energy flows.  It when we let go of our human perceptions that we rise above them.

Let us now go through the coded message in Chronicles to better understand:-  There is a process, and the first step is: TAKE YOUR POSITION.  In this context it would mean assuming an attitude in consciousness. Awareness is key – and when it comes to assuming an attitude in consciousness, through awareness, we are brought to a point of choice where we do not say: “Yes, but…..!”  We put a lot of intense focus on our problems and now we need to turn that focus into awareness of Truth.  It means turning within to that which already is, and always is eternal!  The eternal Presence within.

That brings us to the next step / the next instruction: STAND STILL.  Now this standing still means to enter into a state of serenity and trust through complete surrender to the Presence within.  Through the STANDING STILL, and surrendering to Truth,  inevitable victory is the outcome.  It is not victory over anyone or anything – it is the victory of Spiritual Realization – that there is only God and ultimately God is in charge.  Where we fall short at times is that we may agree that God is the only Power, that God is in charge, yet we try to maintain control, sometimes at all costs.

God means to some people – an entity to be used, to bring about health, provide abundance and harmony and peace.  Yet we are told in scripture that it is useless to see a power with which to overcome enemies or difficulties, and we are to live life… “not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit.”  Going back to the example of Jesus where he declared: It is not I, but the Father within who doeth the work,” we again have the perfect instruction or method to rise above the issues of the world by letting go to that which IS, and eternally, IS.

If we go to God with a need, then we are seeing only the need.  When we pay heed to the steps (instruction) in Chronicles we see that by taking position, making the choice to stand still, (freezing the frame if you will, so it is no longer active) – this very BEING STILL – in the Presence, is our RISING ABOVE, or changing our perception, as we mindfully align with the Truth of our Being.  And the outcome is inevitable. Yet…. not always according to the way we want it, rather according to what we need, to grow in understanding. AND  SEE THE VICTORY OF THE LORD ON YOUR BEHALF.

In Closing….
What need one do that he may see and say the Truth, and nothing but the single Truth?  He need only turn to God direct.  Here, he cannot see two; the One will absorb his complete attention.  Here  he shall know and say, I am Spirit, I am the one Being now, and my Consciousness of this Truth is my spiritual World or Universe.  Reader, this is what is urged upon you to accept, the Truth of the One as our present Reality, rather than place our Reality in a distant future.
 Until one knows the innate Power and Glory abiding within every heart which seeks Truth from God direct, he may believe that Revelation has come to an end.  Through his willingness to discard teachings which do not measure up to the Absolute Truth of one Being and one Universe, and identify himself now as this one Mind and Being without a second, he is bound to see and feel the Glory of the Light, and experience it as his own present spiritual Consciousness.
Lilian DeWaters :The Voice of Revelation

Bountiful blessings,