“In the last 10 years, we have seen a rise in selfishness: selfies, self-absorbed people, superficiality, self-degradation, apathy, and self-destruction. So I challenge all of you to take initiative to change this programming. Instead of celebrating the ego, let’s flip the script and celebrate the heart. Let’s put the ego and celebrity culture to sleep, and awaken the conscience. This is the battle we must all fight together to win back our humanity. To save our future and our children.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”
~ Black Elk – Oglala Sioux ~
“We are all equally capable of spiritual awakening. It may not seem that way, at times. Some of us are so caught up in the drama of our day-to-day existence that we have lost track of who we really are. But eventually, all of us will make the discovery of our true nature.”
― Victor Shamas, The Way of Play: Reclaiming Divine Fun & Celebration
“Our world will never be changed until individuals have changed, and individuals will never change until religion as inner transformation has penetrated to the hearts of their beings and made them into new persons. Change happens one human being at a time. It is your transformation, my transformation, that will make a difference in this wondrous but troubled world of ours, as we become who we truly are.”
― Theodore J. Nottingham, Yeshua the Cosmic Mystic: Beyond Religion to Universal Truth
“The spiritual is inclusive. It is the deepest sense of belonging and participation.We all participate in the spiritual at all times, whether we know it or not. “ —Rachel Naomi Remen
Announcement: Espirational First Tuesday Live on Facebook, today (Feb. 5 at 2:00 PM Central Time). Miss the live broadcast? Go to the top of this page and click on the Calendar to find the video along with my notes, links and any photos included in the presentation. Today’s topic is Gone Crazy: Crazy Quilting as an Art Form.
“The problem today lies not in getting religion into business and personal relations, but in getting life and light into our personal religion.” — Eric Butterworth, from Discover the Power Within You, Harper and Row 1968
If you are beginning to realize there may be more to the message of Jesus than what you have been taught in church, the New Thought classic Discover the Power Within You by Eric Butterworth is a good place to start. This book is available in our bookstore.