Sanctuary

In my last blog I talked about Nature as being a place where we can renew our connection to the One and remember who we are. I wrote that blog in Leadville, but fortunately for us, we don’t necessarily have to drive a couple hours to be in Nature where we live…and BONUS TIME…there is a hidden gem right outside of Sedalia called A Sanctuary Place where they have several meditative media to help facilitate inner peace. I had visited this place during my early Science of Mind studies with Rev. Carla and Mike Ryan, but had not been there

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Musings on Nature

While it is difficult to completely eliminate any kind of noise in our world, it is certainly worth a try. In the absence of sensory pollution we can become a little clearer. We can hear the voice within a little better, which is why so many seek a bit of nature as a means of release and escape from the pressures of living. Like Thoreau, We take a mini retreat to “Walden pond” to get reconnected not just with Nature, but with our own nature. We remember that we are like the trees: rooted and strong; timeless and eternal like

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Why are we called a Center for Spiritual Living and not a church?

By Rev. Rick McCollum I have had people ask me why we call ourselves a Spiritual Center and not a church.  The definition of church focuses on a physical building dedicated to the Christian faith.  We do not limit ourselves to just the Christian faith.  We honor all paths to the Power in the Universe that is greater than we are.  We recognize every individual is an expression of the One God, One Spirit, One Power that is called by many names and is the same Divine Presence.   Just as we would not limit ourselves by saying we are

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Gratitude

By Rev. Rick McCollum I recently attended the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Louisville Center for Spiritual Living in Louisville, Kentucky.  This was certainly a trip down memory lane.  After almost six years of being away from that Center, I was invited to be their Keynote Speaker at the celebration.  I did help to start and grow the group, as well as, serving as the first Board President for 3 years.  I was brought to a place in consciousness of extreme gratitude.  I am grateful for Vicky Jeter, the Licensed Practitioner who conceived and began the study group 12 years

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Spiritual Practice

By Rev. Rick McCollum A spiritual practice is anything that directs you to the God of your understanding.  The power in the Universe that is greater than we are.  There are an infinite number of things that we can identify as a spiritual practice.  Since we are each on our own journey, I cannot tell you what will help to connect you to your higher power.  I can share some of the things that many people find helpful but this is an individual decision.   Some people find meditation of some sort a great way to connect with their spiritual

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