Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living

Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living

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I am spirit.

Lesson 97, A Course in Miracles
Let me not forget my function.

Lesson 64, A Course in Miracles
REMINDER: RGCSL Community Reach Out Project.

FOOD DRIVE Feb 8 - Mar 4
We are excited to help Mary Ann Binford Elementary School support their food-insecure families with food and hygiene products - canned food, breads, water, shampoos and soap products. They have supported 40 families since the pandemic began.
Please drop food donations / money at the center office M-Th 10-3. Mail checks to RGCSL 4374 Alexander Blvd NE Ste. T 87107. Mark Food Drive on envelope and check. We will do the shopping for you!
Good morning! Blessings to all.
Peace and Love to all, this morning!
NEEDED TO RAISE MY SPIRIT TODAY AND HAD THIS PRECIOUS GIFT OF GETTING TO WATCH LAST SUNDAYS'S SERVACE AGAIN! THANKS TO EACH OF YOU WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE
Please Remember This Sunday The 9th Is Last Chance To Do Our Part In Ensuring ABQ Familes Do Not Go To Bed Hungry. We Are Wrapping Up Our Food Drive To Benefit ABQ Storehouse. All Non-Perishable Foods Accepted🥫🙏
Hello my Spiritual Friends, I have a son who lives in Albuq. His family has a special need for finding a reliable caretaker for his wife who has MS. I was wondering if you have an area to post this desire in your Center or website.
To phone Stefan Watson at # 505-553-6582 to check out the details. If this is a possibility I would appreciate it.
Love and Light,
Gene Watson
" I follow no Jesus, Mohammed, or Buddha but when I consider the idea that the Mystery which I call the Tao somehow brought into being what I call the universe; which managed to evolve what I call consciousness, is what I call amazing! To be amazed each day is quite enough religion to fill me with awe and reverence. To see it all with gratitude and wonder is quite enough prayer to move mountains. To walk in beauty is quite enough worship to satisfy the most demanding of deities."- William Martin
"What if our religion was each other. If our practice was our life. If prayer, our words. What if the temple was the Earth. If forests were our church. If holy water--the rivers, lakes, and ocean. What if meditation was our relationships. If the teacher was life. If wisdom was self-knowledge. If love was the center of our being." ~ Ganga White
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July 9th - Albuquerque, NM
This full day immersion retreat could change your life.
Are you as happy as you want to be?
Are you in a rut and don't know what to do?
Do you desire Greater Success in Business?

Join us and let Eugene explain a way to create a happy, healthier, more prosperous life.

“Living the Five Steps of Prayer” with Eugene Holden

Explore, Experience and Express the deeper meaning of each of the five steps of Affirmative Prayer!

Go beyond merely speaking your word,
to Becoming the Word made flesh.

As a ninth degree black belt with over 40 years of experience in Martial Arts
Eugene credits Tai Chi Chaun for his clarity about the Oneness.
Eugene allows vision to guide him. It is prayer that fuels him!

Eugene has written for the Science of Mind Magazine for 12 years and he has served for 10 years – 6 as the manager – of the World Ministry of Prayer.

He has devoted 30 years to the Science of Mind teaching
and it his purpose to joyfully inspire people
to remember who and what they truly are!

This workshop is designed to dive deeper into
each step of Affirmative Prayer
for the purpose of becoming deliberate manifestors.

Saturday March 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm
High Desert Center for Spiritual Living
5621 Paradise Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87124

Suggested Love Offering $25
Lunch included, RSVP required!
505.922.1200 or [email protected]

HighDesertCSL.org

We are a Center for Spiritual Living where all people are welcome and outrageously supported to be who he/she is intended to be. We teach and practice the Science of Mind and the principles of New Thought.

It's a great day to be alive!

We teach the Science of Mind, which is the study of Life and the nature of the laws of thought; the idea that we live in a Spiritual Universe; that God or Spirit is in, through, around us; and that this Presence is a loving source of all Good. Most important, every man, woman and child who lives in the Universe is significant to the Creator. Our doors will forever be open to all...

Online services available

05/02/2021

The Place Where God Shows Up
by Rev. Karen Linsley, M.A., Interim Minister

Today I need no recognition of God, for I am the place where God shows up. And so I speak my word now for a continued and ever deepening belief in and knowingness of my Oneness with that Power, that Energy Force, that Light, that Love. I feel this power because there is no place where God ends and I begin, no place where I end and God begins. We are one, and so I move through life with the power of God at my fingertips. And with this power, I know. And with this knowing, I affirm goodness in my life. I affirm peace in my life. I affirm success in my life. I affirm prosperity in my life. I move out into the world with this peace and from this place of peace I have clarity about what is mine to do, and what is not mine to do, and I do what is mine to do with efficiency. And I release the rest with gratitude. I continue that gratitude knowing that the Law has already taken my words and acted upon them with a resounding YES of affirmation, and I release and anchor: AND SO IT IS!

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The Place Where God Shows Up
by Rev. Karen Linsley, M.A., Interim Minister

Today I need no recognition of God, for I am the place where God shows up. And so I speak my word now for a continued and ever deepening belief in and knowingness of my Oneness with that Power, that Energy Force, that Light, that Love. I feel this power because there is no place where God ends and I begin, no place where I end and God begins. We are one, and so I move through life with the power of God at my fingertips. And with this power, I know. And with this knowing, I affirm goodness in my life. I affirm peace in my life. I affirm success in my life. I affirm prosperity in my life. I move out into the world with this peace and from this place of peace I have clarity about what is mine to do, and what is not mine to do, and I do what is mine to do with efficiency. And I release the rest with gratitude. I continue that gratitude knowing that the Law has already taken my words and acted upon them with a resounding YES of affirmation, and I release and anchor: AND SO IT IS!

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05/01/2021

Blind Spots
by Nancy Bowers, RScP
Nancy Bowers, RScP

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.”—Rumi

God is all-seeing, all-knowing and created us in perfect love. The things we made up that keep us from experiencing the Peace of God are not reality. They are our blind spots. They are the blocks that keep us from experiencing Truth. The Truth of the Creator is Endless Love, of Perfect Oneness. The Essence of the Creator is Flawless Harmony. The Magnificence of God is Eternal Love, a Love so deep, It is beyond human understanding. We live in a Love so Magnanimous that It bathes us in Its Purity and restores our souls to right action. We have blind spots, but God sees beyond them to the Light.

So in this moment, I pause to remember that those blind spots are not the truth of who I am. They are simply the blocks I’ve erected because I falsely believed they would keep me safe. They are my fears. They are the places calling to be healed. Though I did not insert those blocks knowingly, they are still my responsibility. God will never snatch them from me, but will gently heal them the moment I give them to Him. Do you have blind spots, too? Are there places within you where you cannot see God’s Love because you feel hurt or angry or ashamed? Welcome to the human condition, my friend. Now, let’s go even further. Let’s go to the field.

Beyond ideas of right or wrong, health or sickness, good or bad, there is the perpetual Peace of God. Past notions of wanting things to be other than they are, I find understanding and compassion. I may not always see how the pieces fit, or why things are as they are, but the pulse I return to time and again is the Love of God. So I affirm acceptance in this moment, and in every moment that appears to be less than ideal. I welcome in the Love of the Creator. I allow His Peace to warm my heart. I breathe into surrender. I allow God to lead me. I give up the idea that I know what anything is for. I trust God. I let Him handle the details. I surrender my blind spots to you, Lord. I ask that You shine Your Light into their dark corners and illuminate my mind with Your Peace so that all I experience is Oneness. I savor this place of rest where I need judge nothing. In Oneness, blind spots are dissolved and all I see is Love.

I am so grateful for God’s Grace. I am so grateful to touch the Peace of God, even if I lose it again. At least I know that it exists and that all that is required to return here is my willingness to give up my blind spots. Thank you for these Holy Instants, these precious moments of Love. Thank you, Lord, for Your Never-ending Mercy. Thank you, for filling my heart with Your Goodness. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I breathe out resistance and release this prayer and with it, my blind spots. It is done and I affirm God’s Grace by saying, And so it is. Amen.

www.rgcsl.org

Blind Spots
by Nancy Bowers, RScP
Nancy Bowers, RScP

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.”—Rumi

God is all-seeing, all-knowing and created us in perfect love. The things we made up that keep us from experiencing the Peace of God are not reality. They are our blind spots. They are the blocks that keep us from experiencing Truth. The Truth of the Creator is Endless Love, of Perfect Oneness. The Essence of the Creator is Flawless Harmony. The Magnificence of God is Eternal Love, a Love so deep, It is beyond human understanding. We live in a Love so Magnanimous that It bathes us in Its Purity and restores our souls to right action. We have blind spots, but God sees beyond them to the Light.

So in this moment, I pause to remember that those blind spots are not the truth of who I am. They are simply the blocks I’ve erected because I falsely believed they would keep me safe. They are my fears. They are the places calling to be healed. Though I did not insert those blocks knowingly, they are still my responsibility. God will never snatch them from me, but will gently heal them the moment I give them to Him. Do you have blind spots, too? Are there places within you where you cannot see God’s Love because you feel hurt or angry or ashamed? Welcome to the human condition, my friend. Now, let’s go even further. Let’s go to the field.

Beyond ideas of right or wrong, health or sickness, good or bad, there is the perpetual Peace of God. Past notions of wanting things to be other than they are, I find understanding and compassion. I may not always see how the pieces fit, or why things are as they are, but the pulse I return to time and again is the Love of God. So I affirm acceptance in this moment, and in every moment that appears to be less than ideal. I welcome in the Love of the Creator. I allow His Peace to warm my heart. I breathe into surrender. I allow God to lead me. I give up the idea that I know what anything is for. I trust God. I let Him handle the details. I surrender my blind spots to you, Lord. I ask that You shine Your Light into their dark corners and illuminate my mind with Your Peace so that all I experience is Oneness. I savor this place of rest where I need judge nothing. In Oneness, blind spots are dissolved and all I see is Love.

I am so grateful for God’s Grace. I am so grateful to touch the Peace of God, even if I lose it again. At least I know that it exists and that all that is required to return here is my willingness to give up my blind spots. Thank you for these Holy Instants, these precious moments of Love. Thank you, Lord, for Your Never-ending Mercy. Thank you, for filling my heart with Your Goodness. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I breathe out resistance and release this prayer and with it, my blind spots. It is done and I affirm God’s Grace by saying, And so it is. Amen.

www.rgcsl.org

04/30/2021

Awake
by Tilia Giron

Tilia Giron, RScP - All is Love

Awake. My prayer today is to stay awake. To stay aware and mindful of all that I choose in consciousness.

To be open to love.

To be in allowing.

To choose in the very moment dropping all of the past and not worrying about the future.

To look for joy, love, and adventure all the while knowing I already carry all this within. Within I am centered in Spirit.

I remain open to recognizing the unexpected as it arises,

Seeing opportunity and blessing in all.

Remembering that I am the one in charge of my life.

Creating what I choose for I with Spirit am the powerhouse in my life.

I remain awake and aware of old patterns of reactivity and mindlessness that though fallen by the wayside could otherwise stealthily creep in.

Instead, I am and remain aware of who I am, this beautiful unique expression of That Which Is, living Joyously and

Lovingly,

Openly,

Consciously and

Freely every moment of this blessed new day.

Set into motion as they are created, my intentions are already done!

And so it is!

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Awake
by Tilia Giron

Tilia Giron, RScP - All is Love

Awake. My prayer today is to stay awake. To stay aware and mindful of all that I choose in consciousness.

To be open to love.

To be in allowing.

To choose in the very moment dropping all of the past and not worrying about the future.

To look for joy, love, and adventure all the while knowing I already carry all this within. Within I am centered in Spirit.

I remain open to recognizing the unexpected as it arises,

Seeing opportunity and blessing in all.

Remembering that I am the one in charge of my life.

Creating what I choose for I with Spirit am the powerhouse in my life.

I remain awake and aware of old patterns of reactivity and mindlessness that though fallen by the wayside could otherwise stealthily creep in.

Instead, I am and remain aware of who I am, this beautiful unique expression of That Which Is, living Joyously and

Lovingly,

Openly,

Consciously and

Freely every moment of this blessed new day.

Set into motion as they are created, my intentions are already done!

And so it is!

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[04/29/21]   What this chapter is really all about is claiming our personal power. Knowing our truth. Believing and feeling and embodying the absolute fact that we are a part of god. A wave in the ocean. A breath in the air. Manifested so that god could experience the physical. Join Rev. Karen as she talks about being able to successfully rock the boat without falling in the water!

04/29/2021

A Place of Calm
by Kamatara Johnson, RScP

In this moment of stillness, I breathe mindfully and relax. I slow down and raise my awareness of the Presence that is always there should I but choose to recognize It. The I Am is all that I am in the here and now. I am an expression of that One Love, One Mind.

Remembering who and what I am, I am rooted in peace, in strength, in grace. I bring that settled, solid feel to my day, interacting from a place of calm. I listen from the heart and allow Spirit to inform me. I welcome the still, small voice to guide me and recognize the power of this knowing. I am in the gentle flow all day and feel confident and content. I focus on Spirit and everything else falls into place.

I’m so grateful to be able to lean into the Divine and use the guidance of Spirit to improve my experience of life, to settle down and into the synchronicity that is possible when I surrender and allow. And so I do, right now. I let go and let it be, knowing as I have spoken, so it is done. Amen.

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A Place of Calm
by Kamatara Johnson, RScP

In this moment of stillness, I breathe mindfully and relax. I slow down and raise my awareness of the Presence that is always there should I but choose to recognize It. The I Am is all that I am in the here and now. I am an expression of that One Love, One Mind.

Remembering who and what I am, I am rooted in peace, in strength, in grace. I bring that settled, solid feel to my day, interacting from a place of calm. I listen from the heart and allow Spirit to inform me. I welcome the still, small voice to guide me and recognize the power of this knowing. I am in the gentle flow all day and feel confident and content. I focus on Spirit and everything else falls into place.

I’m so grateful to be able to lean into the Divine and use the guidance of Spirit to improve my experience of life, to settle down and into the synchronicity that is possible when I surrender and allow. And so I do, right now. I let go and let it be, knowing as I have spoken, so it is done. Amen.

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04/28/2021

I Grow and Achieve Success
by Kathy Mathiason, RScP

Kathy Mathiason, RScP - Presence and Power of the Infinite Mind

I know there is only One Mind, One Creative Intelligence, One Divine Spirit that is in through around and animating everything in the Universe. This Intelligence is the Principal back of everything. It is the only reality there is. It is absolute Good, absolute Wholeness and Pure Love.

This Loving Divine Spirit, this Creative Intelligence is operating through me and expresses as me now.

In this secret place, at this sacred time, anything that may be resisting, rejecting or rebelling against the forward movement or action of good in my life is dissolved. Consciously I accept only good in my life. I move forward with ease and grace to achieve success in all of my endeavors. Right here right now I release any ideas of fear, lack or limitation. I accept only harmony, freedom, and I trust In the Divine Principal. I know that those who are moving forward with me in my life are grounded in these principles. Together, we experience joy, acceptance of our creations, and I know we possess the belief and faith to know Love is the only power there is.

I give great thanks for this Power and Love in my life. I know that it is the Power and Love that compels me forward and energizes my creativity. I am so grateful to be blessed with the gifts of Spirit.

Release my word into the law of Love and Creativity knowing that it is taking action right here, right now.

And so it is.

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I Grow and Achieve Success
by Kathy Mathiason, RScP

Kathy Mathiason, RScP - Presence and Power of the Infinite Mind

I know there is only One Mind, One Creative Intelligence, One Divine Spirit that is in through around and animating everything in the Universe. This Intelligence is the Principal back of everything. It is the only reality there is. It is absolute Good, absolute Wholeness and Pure Love.

This Loving Divine Spirit, this Creative Intelligence is operating through me and expresses as me now.

In this secret place, at this sacred time, anything that may be resisting, rejecting or rebelling against the forward movement or action of good in my life is dissolved. Consciously I accept only good in my life. I move forward with ease and grace to achieve success in all of my endeavors. Right here right now I release any ideas of fear, lack or limitation. I accept only harmony, freedom, and I trust In the Divine Principal. I know that those who are moving forward with me in my life are grounded in these principles. Together, we experience joy, acceptance of our creations, and I know we possess the belief and faith to know Love is the only power there is.

I give great thanks for this Power and Love in my life. I know that it is the Power and Love that compels me forward and energizes my creativity. I am so grateful to be blessed with the gifts of Spirit.

Release my word into the law of Love and Creativity knowing that it is taking action right here, right now.

And so it is.

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04/27/2021

Being with the Divine Source
byChris Duvall, RScP

Only in prayer do we achieve that complet­­­­­e and harmonious assembly of body, mind, and spirit, which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strength – Alexis Carrel

Taking this moment simply to be with Divine Source … I relax into It. I notice my breath and remember that the Breath of Life is breathing me, and I am breathing It. As I enjoy It now, Power, Presence, and healing Understanding flows to, through, and from me.

The Breath of Life is with me every moment of my day, supporting me, energizing me, filling me with Its goodness – in both happy and challenging times. But how often do I notice it? How often do I feel grateful for Its sustenance? How often do I honor It? How often do I pause, and allow It to lead me?

Today, I ask for the grace of awareness – of the simple gift of the Breath of Life, breathing me as I am breathing It. I ask for Its Power, Presence and healing Understanding to flow where it is needed today, to strengthen, support and invigorate. May awareness of the Breath of Life lift vision, transform thought, affect speech and reform the conditions of life. May all human purposes align within It with consequential good for the whole.

I give thanks for ever-increasing awareness, honor, and reliance upon Spirit and Its incredible gifts. I give thanks for the work of Spirit through everyone – for Its Peace, Its Health, and Its Joy made manifest in the each and the all. I release this word into Law with confidence in Its accomplishing power. And so it is.

There is a vitality in our communion with the Infinite, which is productive of the highest good – Ernest Holmes

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Being with the Divine Source
byChris Duvall, RScP

Only in prayer do we achieve that complet­­­­­e and harmonious assembly of body, mind, and spirit, which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strength – Alexis Carrel

Taking this moment simply to be with Divine Source … I relax into It. I notice my breath and remember that the Breath of Life is breathing me, and I am breathing It. As I enjoy It now, Power, Presence, and healing Understanding flows to, through, and from me.

The Breath of Life is with me every moment of my day, supporting me, energizing me, filling me with Its goodness – in both happy and challenging times. But how often do I notice it? How often do I feel grateful for Its sustenance? How often do I honor It? How often do I pause, and allow It to lead me?

Today, I ask for the grace of awareness – of the simple gift of the Breath of Life, breathing me as I am breathing It. I ask for Its Power, Presence and healing Understanding to flow where it is needed today, to strengthen, support and invigorate. May awareness of the Breath of Life lift vision, transform thought, affect speech and reform the conditions of life. May all human purposes align within It with consequential good for the whole.

I give thanks for ever-increasing awareness, honor, and reliance upon Spirit and Its incredible gifts. I give thanks for the work of Spirit through everyone – for Its Peace, Its Health, and Its Joy made manifest in the each and the all. I release this word into Law with confidence in Its accomplishing power. And so it is.

There is a vitality in our communion with the Infinite, which is productive of the highest good – Ernest Holmes

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Albuquerque, NM
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Sunday Services are held 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in our sanctuary located at 4374 Alexander Blvd. NE. There is Convenient Parking right next to the building. Please join us! Our offices are housed and classes are held at the same location.

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