learn. teach. serve.
My Blog & Other Writings
Interests & Activities
I have been writing a weekly blog for quite some time. The topics are mainly inspirational or spiritual in nature (practical spirituality), each hovering around 500 words.
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My many roles
(in random order)
Love & Logic Facilitator
Marketing & Communications Professional
Novice Musician (piano)
Adventure Sci-Fi Fan
Thank you for stopping by and exploring my website. These pages provide a space to express my many interests and activities...interesting links and projects...outstanding organizations...and a dabbling of fun. Please visit often and enjoy!
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A Prayer for Everyone
Just as I am a BELOVED child of God, I KNOW this to be true for everyone on this planet. Perfect God, perfect human, perfect being…This is how I was created - in the image and likeness of God. And without a doubt - that is how everyone was created in this world…and all of Life. Each created in and through the Perfection of Spirit.
Whether in chaos or silence…I listen for that Voice of God…for the whisper in my heart that guides and directs my life. I connect with Divine Consciousness and I experience a life filled with Love and Harmony, Peace and Joy, Abundance and Balance, Wholeness and Clarity.
All of these qualities exist in my Divine Nature right here, right now… and are available to experience in my life according to my belief. These qualities also exist in the lives of each person on this planet…because we are all made from the same God stuff. We are all One.
I knowingly choose…and lovingly discern…to live a life guided and directed by the indwelling God. I give great thanks for the eternal Spirit energizing my life. And I release this prayer to the Divine Intelligence, to Love and to Law that creates and lives through, in, and as me and each one of us…world without end.
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Spiritual Mind Treatment (prayer) for
As the Christmas holiday season approaches, I recognize the Christ-consciousness present in every person and every situation. I feel the joy and peace of sharing gifts of heart, precious offerings of love between friends and families, each a giver and a receiver. The blessing is in the gratitude recognized for that connection. The contentment is experienced in the exchange of gentle and loving energy.
I am part of that energy, a participant in the exchange of a growing Christ-consciousness in the world. Divine Love is my birthright. I am a child of God and so are all the beautiful souls surrounding me in this generous experience of life. We are made from the same God-spark and connect deeply in our Oneness each time we look in another’s eyes, hold hands, or pray in solitude.
This knowing brings joy and contentment to my heart and mind as I breathe in the eternal now of Spirit. I trust with absolute confidence the perfect unfolding of my life and those around me. There is only love and peace, filling up my soul, expanding my heart space, and seeding my mind with pearls of joy. All I do is done with grace and ease, with compassion and kindness, and thoughts of abundant Good.
I am filled with gratitude …for being an individualized expression of God …for having the power to recognize and choose in each moment …for knowing the Law of Creation works unceasingly according to my belief …for experiencing life to the fullest …and feeling great love and contentment in this moment.
So I release these words to Law, to Spirit, to Principle, knowing they cannot return to me void. I know there is a Power in the Universe that is mine to use. Even before I speak, this Law acts on these thoughts to create for my highest and best good in all matters and experiences.
And so it is!
I'm what folks call "bi-vocational" in that my work efforts span multiple dimensions, often simultaneously.
In the past I was most often employed in a "corporate" position (such as an Executive Assistant or as a Marketing / Communications support professional). I also enjoy exploring the work world as an entrepreneur. Even at this moment, I'm sure to be thinking about or preparing for some type of self-employment venture.
Now, my role as Senior Minister and Educational Director at Parker Community Church of Religious Science (Colorado) challenges me in so many ways, utilizing all my life's skills and allowing me to grow as a person. It energizes me to take on new challenges and to fully express my divine purpose:
to learn...to teach...to serve.
I invite you to visit our church any Sunday morning, listen to audio sermons on the church website, or join us for spiritually-focused workshops and educational experiences.
Visit http://www.ParkerCCRS.org for more information about the Science of Mind philosophy and our Spiritual community. Come and see!
Fun & Interesting Links
I like to share the positive things in life, including links to websites that are inspirational, fun and maybe even quirky. Since this list will change from time to time, check back often to see what's going on.
Here are just a few to get you started:
The Science of Mind Archives & Foundation
Emerson Theological Institute
Affiliated New Thought Network (ANTN)
Pandora online music (try the Spa station)
Rev. Carla Ryan