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Eternal Holiness Abides in Me

What better way to start the day than with a declaration of the truth,

“Eternal holiness abides in me.”

And yet, for many of us, it’s hard to say this statement with a straight face! After all, you say, “There were times when I was mean just for the sake of being mean, I withheld my forgiveness because I wanted to, I yelled at her because she yelled at me,” and the list goes on. With all that going on inside of us, how in the world can we affirm, “Eternal holiness abides in me?” But this lesson says…

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A Happiness Birthday Reminder


Sometimes we hold on to our problems like a dog hangs on to a bone. The idea of someone taking those problems away from us causes us to growl and bark out things like, “you don’t understand why I’m so hurt by this” or “how can you expect me to let that go?!” The audacity of someone thinking they can solve our “dearly beloved” problems is just too ridiculous.

When I was in high school (remember high school?), I thought everything was a life-and-death situation. In my mind…

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Is Peace a Rare Commodity?


Peace seems to be a rare commodity these days. Wars rage around the world and even in our own backyards. Perhaps you have experienced family challenges, health issues, or just a feeling of malaise. But you are entitled to so much more; you are entitled to miracles!

A miracle is nothing more than a resetting of our minds to the truth of who we are and what we are entitled to. This awareness allows us to be in the world but not of this world – to use these temporal experiences as a doorway to the peace that will lead us home. And there is no better manual to lead on this journey than A Course in Miracles, as it says…

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A Story of Resurrection


As we approach Easter, I want to share a story of my resurrection: My experience of life in what we call death. February 19 of this year marked twenty-five years since my mother made her transition from this worldly experience to the next experience of life that is eternal. As I remembered her life and all that she imparted to me, there was no sadness. I feel her all around me, and I shed a few tears now and then, but they are really tears of joy for what she taught me and continues to teach me…

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God is the strength in which I trust


Many years ago, I saw an episode of the BBC’s nature series Frozen Planet which featured an amazing little creature called the Arctic Woolly Bear Caterpillar. I have shared this little fella’s story at conferences and retreats, because it is a good lesson for all of us.

The Arctic Woolly Bear Caterpillar has a fascinating life cycle. He begins eating voraciously as soon as spring begins in the Arctic when there is finally vegetation to consume. Because of this short season, he will not consume enough to complete his metamorphosis by the time the ground freezes once again. So, the Woolly Bear does an astonishing thing…

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Become a Holy Helper


Become a Holy Helper by making a monthly gift to the Center to guarantee its many services are readily available to those in need.

When you begin your ongoing monthly pledge of $20 or more, we will welcome you with a gift of our new water bottle imprinted with the poignant reminder to “Teach only love, for that is what you are.”

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I could see peace instead of this


If you have been joining us in our Lessons in Light series that follows the forty days (traditionally known as Lent) leading up to Easter, today’s lesson is “I could see peace instead of this.”(W-34) In the wake of what is occurring in the world right now, this lesson is a welcome and powerful refocusing of our minds.

The purpose of all of the lessons in this series is to help you refocus your attention on God’s Will for you, which is not a life of sacrifice and darkness but of love and light. When we began these lessons…

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2022 Retreat Scheduled


We are delighted to announce the scheduling of our 2022 Holy Encounter Retreat for September 9th-11th. After two cancellations during the pandemic, we feel we are all overdue for the experiential recharge these retreats provide. We look forward to gathering together again in our high desert paradise as we explore A Course in Miracles together.

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The Cost of Grievances


We don’t have to look very far to find worry and concern. We have experienced a worldwide pandemic, where the U.S. suffered over 900,000 deaths as a result. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is threatening nuclear war if anyone interferes with his desire to reclaim the sovereign country of Ukraine and make it part of his empire. And how about you? What are you going through in your life that is causing you concern: health issues, family challenges, financial difficulties? There are plenty of reasons to fear, but fear does nothing to help. Fear always seems to be the natural knee-jerk reaction, but, as we are told in A Course in Miracles

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