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Talks

VISION Podcast comes directly from our Sunday talks that are given by Rev. Patti Paris and other guests.
  1. Our good awaits our welcome. The door is unlocked, the gift is given- it is we who must accept. We stare the “facts” right in the face, and we know a greater truth. Why is being negative seen as being realistic, when it takes no more energy to think one way than another?
    We must stay conscious of the narrative that run through our minds. When our buttons get pushed, we may fall into unskilled behavior, but we can learn and grow from it. An unskilled action defines a moment, not a life.

  2. We are on a journey of spiritual unfoldment. A path to self-discovery that is never ending. We begin where we are, in the world of conditions, knowing that there is a greater world of Truth to be known and lived.
    We are greater than our “humanness”, we keep our eye single of the light of spirit, and we discover the joy of living. And that joy transforms us, and those around us.

  3. The givingness of life is the foundation of the Universe, and the essence of the individual life. We are hardwired in the brain to care and connect with each other. Yet we often fall into the habit of the busy and unexamined life, avoiding feeling the pain another person is going through. Because this would mean we would have to be present to our own feelings.
    We must be authentic with our own experiences, to feel the truth of our own lives, before we can be present for another. And being present can be enough. We don’t have to have the right words, or take specific action. Just being fully present for another can be enough to change the world.

  4. The keys we have always been looking for; joy, love, peace, creativity- are all within. They always have been. It is our willingness to say YES, to step away from self-doubt and engage in gratitude and love that puts the power in our hands.
    Optimism isn’t a platitude, it is a practice. To turn away from that which does not serve us, and focus our attention on the life we do want.

  5. We are powerful, imaginative people. And when we rest in thoughts with feeling, that is what manifests for us. And yet there is the element of faith. That child-like wonder that simply knows it’s going to work out.
    We must end the cycle of praying to exchange conditions, and move our prayers and affirmations to the level of Cause. We say YES to the impulse of the universe, to the call within of a greater life. How open to our good can we be?

  6. Maya, the swirling illusion, is a constantly shifting, every-changing place. We must find our “little spot of God”, and stay firmly planted in the Truth.
    We use our imagination to take us beyond the past, and with conviction, we hold on to our dreams until they arrive. We disconnect from confusion and discouragement, that power is ours, and we stay focused.

  7. We must commit in mind to our goals, to our desires. The Law reflects our thoughts back to us; muddled in/ muddled out. When we are clear, life is clear. We say we want clarity, but often what we want is permission to do what we already know we want to do.
    We must have trust that there is One Power operating on our behalf to give us all that we desire and require. And it is for us to do that work, either in mind, or in the world.

  8. Imagination is freeing. The answers of ‘who am I?’, and ‘why am I here?’ can all be found there. Imagination fuels our dreams and fires our soul. It is the creative energy that transforms what is, into what may be.
    We lay aside our fear and doubt, and we go for it! Go for our dreams, our larger life, that passion that is crying to be made manifest by and through us. We are that which we seek.

  9. Springtime is filled with newness, and invites us to turn the soil of our minds, to prepare for new plantings. We must awaken to the patterns of our behavior, if we are to have a new life free from the past.
    The excuses and blames belong in the past. They may have had value then, but the I AM we are today is not bound by th

  10. The nature, and value of friendship, and the power of our dreams being supported.

  11. The season of Spiritual Renewal is now; we prepare the soil by removing the clay of false belief, and uncovering the stones of our emotional charges, and then we plant the seeds of our desire.
    We must behold the Oneness of all our relationships, holding no one separate from us. Forgiveness sets us free from the past, and allows the new day to dawn.

  12. Like the prodigal son, sleeping with pigs after his “riotous” living, when we start down our new path, our new direction, the AH HA moment awakens us to ourselves. We turn towards our Truth, and Spirit fills the gap. We feel we are separate from our good, but the Truth is we are one with it.
    We can spend time rearranging the conditions of our lives; people, places and things, but if the consciousness behind it has not changed, we will be living the same experiences over and over.

  13. It is good for us to examine our place in the Universe, our cosmology. To use the scope and poetry of available spiritual teachings to guide us in our philosophy of transformation.
    We align with the Divine Fire within, and pour that into our thoughts and desires, allowing the substance of the Universe to create with us a life of Joy, Abundance, Freedom and Peace. We turn away from doubt and distraction, and hold to our Truth: that we are One with God.

  14. Are we citizens of the world, of our nation, of our state, our city, our block, or just our homes? We are called by Spirit to express a great and joyous life. Ego warns us to stay small, to not try for our dreams. But those are conditions. Truth is always pushing us onward to more.
    When we are challenged or get our buttons pushed, we have a chance to examine ourselves from within, or we can retreat to blame and defend our woundedness. But they didn`t install that button, they just pointed it out to us. And so will the next person, until we do the inner work.

  15. We must keep our eye on the goal, not on any obstacle or perceived block that appears before us. Look at where you`re going, not at where you are.
    When we pray, we align with our desires- we don`t pray “for” something, a thing that is not with us/ part of us. We pray the experience of something we already are, already know- the truth of us; pray health, pray love, pray abundance and financial well being. We make our good welcome, and let go of the “how”.

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