with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. At Yom Kippur it is a great season of the year to ask – what does completion mean? In the Science of Mind magazine for October, Idella Chadwick is quoted: “A thing can be finished in the outer only as far as it is finished within the consciousness of the one doing the work.” In … Read More
As I read through the familiar Christmas texts this year, there was something that jumped out at me that I’d not paid as much attention to before, and that is how many times in those first couple of chapters of Luke that “fear” is addressed. A form of the Greek word “phobos”, translated as “fear” or “afraid” appears seven times in Luke 1 and 2. Year after year we latch on to the familiar images of adoring parents, a cooing baby and humble shepherds, but this year I was struck by the fact that this story is also full of anxiety.
From Norma’s Sermon on Gratitude Greg Braden offers that we can ask ourselves the following questions to begin activating the magical practice of gratitude: 1.) Do I acknowledge that there is a single source of all that is or ever may be? Do I acknowledge that every life event including this disaster is part of the ONE? 2.) Do I … Read More
Spirit am I, Free of all limits Safe, and Healed and Whole, Spirit am I, Free to Forgive and Free to Bless the World, Spirit Am I. Christian Mysticism – on Thanksgiving Day By Norma J. Burton, M.Div. November 28, 2013 My birthday always comes around Thanksgiving time- what a grand time to be born when everyone is giving thanks, … Read More