The November newsletter is available here
By: Brian Tracy
Your ability to achieve your own happiness is the key measure of your success, of how well you are doing as a person.
You learn the key to happiness that has been the same through all of history. You learn how to dispel the two myths that may be holding you back and how to achieve more happiness in everything you do.
How often haven’t we heard the advice “write it down, start a journal….” as an answer to our daily struggle to come to terms with certain experiences (lessons) in our lives. Such simple, yet powerful advice, yet it seems that only an average of 16% of the population has made this a daily practice. Why is that you ask…perhaps it is not because we don’t want to, but because we don’t know how to,,,
Journaling is like any other acquired skill and habit, practice makes perfect. As a form of therapy it can help you uncover deep seated emotions and aid in bringing them into the light for healing.
Our August newsletter is available for download here.
The Sanctuary is having a Jumble Sale on 1st October 2016. The congregation is requested to bring in any old clothes, linen, etc, that can be used to generate much needed funds for the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary regrets that the development circle has been stopped at the Church for personal reasons of the leader.
(From the writings of Dr. Emmet Fox)
My soul is filled with Divine Love. I am surrounded by Divine Love.
I radiate Love and Peace to the whole world.
I have conscious Divine Love. God is Love, there is
nothing in existence but God and His Self-expression.
All men are expressions of Divine Love, therefore, I can meet
with nothing but Divine Love. Nothing ever takes place but
the Self-expressing of Divine Love.
All this is true now. This is the actual case, the actual state
of affairs. I do not have to try to bring this about, but I
observe it already in being now.
Divine Love is the actual nature of Being. There is only
Divine Love, and I know this.
I perfectly understand what Divine Love is. I have conscious
realization of Divine Love.
The Love of God burns in me for all humanity. I am a lamp
of God, radiating Divine Love to all whom I meet, to all
whom I think of.
I forgive everything that can possibly need forgiveness,
Divine Love fills my heart, and all is well.
I now radiate Love to the whole universe, excluding no one.
I experience Divine Love. I demonstrate Divine Love. I
thank God for this. And, so it is.
Say this prayer every day for 30 days with meaning and conviction.
You will soon notice positive changes in your life that will appear like magic.
A lot of people mistake Spirituality for Religion or some mysterious, supernatural occurrence. Some even think of it as a sect but this is because of their lack of knowledge and their fear of being manipulated. If we move past this and try to study and understand what spirituality actually is, we’ll come to a realization that it is nothing mysterious or supernatural nor in any way connected to a sect of any kind.
These 7 differences between Religion and Spirituality will help you understand what Spirituality actually is.
RELIGION MAKES YOU BOW – SPIRITUALITY SETS YOU FREE
Religion tells you to follow an ideology and obey certain rules or you’ll be punished otherwise. Spirituality lets you follow your heart and what you feel is right. It sets you free to be what you truly are, without bowing to anything that doesn’t resonate as right with you nor to anyone because we are all one. It is all up to you to choose what you’ll honour enough to make it divine.
RELIGION SHOWS YOU FEAR – SPIRITUALITY SHOWS YOU HOW TO BE BRAVE
Religion tells you what to fear and tells you about the consequences. Spirituality makes you aware of the consequences but doesn’t want you to focus on the fear. It shows you how to stand despite being afraid, how to move on, doing what you feel is right despite the consequences that may come. It shows you how to act on love and not act on fear, it shows you how to control fear and use the best of it.
RELIGION TELLS YOU THE TRUTH – SPIRITUALITY LETS YOU DISCOVER IT
Religion tells you what to believe and what is right. Spirituality lets you discover it by yourself and understand it in your own unique way. It lets you connect with your higher self and see with your own mind what truth is because the truth as a whole is the same for each one of us. It lets you believe in your own truth through your own perception of your heart.
RELIGION SEPARATES FROM OTHER RELIGIONS – SPIRITUALITY UNITES THEM
Through our world there are many religions and they all preach that their story is the right story. Spirituality sees the truth in all of them and unites them because the truth is the same for all of us, despite our differences and uniqueness. It focuses on the quality of the divine message they share and not on the differences in details of the story they speak.
RELIGION MAKES YOU DEPENDENT – SPIRITUALITY MAKES YOU INDEPENDENT
If you attend religious events only, then you are seen as a religious person and someone who is worthy of happiness. Spirituality shows you that you don’t need or depend on anything to be happy. Happiness is always found deep in ourselves and only we are responsible for it. We are always where we need to be and not just while attending at some events or buildings. Divinity is in us and that is why we are always worthy.
RELIGION APPLIES PUNISHMENT – SPIRITUALITY APPLIES KARMA
Religion says that if we don’t obey certain rules there is punishment that awaits us which relies on our belief. Spirituality lets us understand that every action has its reaction and realise that the punishment of our actions will be the reaction coming from the actions we set in motion. It relies solely on the fundamental forces of The Universe and it doesn’t need you to believe in that force to be true.
RELIGION MAKES YOU FOLLOW OTHER’S JOURNEY – SPIRITUALITY LETS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN
The foundation of one religion is the story it tells about a God or Gods, their journey to enlightenment and the truth they have discovered making you follow their steps. Spirituality lets you walk your own journey to enlightenment and discover the truth in your own way following what your heart tells you is right, because the truth is always the same no matter how you get to it. The details of the story are not important they just help the character discover the truth. The message that shares the truth is what is important, The Divine Code of the Human Heart that resonates harmoniously through each of us. That is why every religion has some truth in it.
The greatest difference between religion and spirituality is that spirituality is the essence of every religion
Working on platform on Sunday 29th May
Chair: Mary-Ann Van Eeden
Address: Rosemary Lindsay
Clairvoyant: Rosemary Lindsay
Wishing you all a very Blessed week
We will be having a bring and braai on sunday after the service, so why dont you come and join us.
Working on Platform on Sunday 15th May
Chair: Trish Meyer
Address: Janet Pullock
Clairvoyant: Janet Pullock
Wishing you all a wonderful week.