Poor White Trash or Rich Beyond Measure?

"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just about money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things." -Eric Butterworth Poor White Trash or Rich Beyond Measure? Written by: Louann Hillesland MA, LPC, RSPc ‘I was the unwanted third girl of our impoverished family,’ Onya shared quietly. ‘At school I had no friends, no teachers who cared about the raggedy little girl with the ‘crazy parents.’  The other kids surrounded me one day taunting ‘You are poor white trash!’  I stood up to them with my chest and chin juttedRead more...

Right Thinking

Written by: Louann Hillesland, MA, LPC, RSPc “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” -Roy T. Bennett   Have you seen Ford v.s. Ferrari? After thoroughly enjoying the movie, the quote by Henry Ford came to mind, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t you’re right.” When Ford made his statement, he was acknowledging a universal Truth.  All thought is creative.  We can consciously use and direct this creative force. A simple example of this is when we use our thinking to encourage ourselves, ‘You can do this,’

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Treatment Purpose: Stepping into Oneness, Truth, and Full Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”        -Martin Luther King Jr. Treatment Purpose: Stepping into Oneness, Truth, and Full Light  By: Louann Hillesland, MA, LPC   Recognition: There is one Power operating in this universe.  This Infinite Power is everything. It is all there is. The Source of All Creation is One with the all-abiding everything. Oneness is all there is. This force of Oneness is wholeness, love, joy, abundance, and Light. This Power is the force of Truth, the One Truth, and the only Truth. Unification:

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Summer Camp Report

by: Rev. Phil Tapp, Youth Minister The experience of CSL summer camp was nothing short of amazing! The theme of this year’s event was “Just Grow Through With It”. Seven of us made the trip to Idyllwild, CA for the week-long event. It was pretty much a solid 16-hour day (minimum) for the teens full of love, connection, music, dancing, and workshops designed to empower them to live from their highest self. The spiritual growth among our group was fantastic, obvious and measurable among each person. I want to share a few observations that I gleaned from this trip. My

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A Word from WOWWW

In Rev.  Rick’s July 7th sermon on “The Office of Imagination,” he discussed envisioning the life we want by controlling our thinking to create the experiences we desire—Conceiving, Believing, and Receiving.  In one of John Lennon’s most beloved songs, “Imagine,” he encourages us to visualize peace, love, and understanding.  I used my imagination to create the lives of four aging Beatles fans which became my debut novel, “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da.”  And in that book, the characters set their sights on their hopes and dreams and begin a journey of discovery, challenge, and fulfillment. The CSL-Parker Women of Wealth, Wisdom and Wonder will be discussing my novel this

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