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Pray....And Things Happen!
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Today, Pathfinders meets a fork in the road, and a path will be chosen. Or will it?
If we go to the left, what will we encounter? If we take the fork to the right, will it matter?
Today, Pathfinders will hold its first Sunday Gathering. Does that make it a church? Must we adopt certain beliefs to attend? What about another place I go to? Do I have to switch allegiance? The answer to each of these questions is NO!
Pathfinders was not formed be a church with a building and a staff and a creed one must recite. Rather, Pathfinders is a supportive spiritual system of people who know that Spirit lives witin them...people who are committed to a spiritual life, whatever form that may take...people who are open and accepting and growing....people who desire to express more of Spirit in their lives.
You are a Pathfinder if you know that spirituality is an important component to your life...if you love and accept others and encourage them on their paths....if you know spirituality is an inside job.
Our purpose at Pathfinders is to reveal to people their own inherent spiritual nature and to encourage them to express that in the world. Our world needs each and every soul now present on the planet to discover, explore and express the Spirit Within them, because without that the picture of our wholeness is complete. As Ram Dass said, "We're all just walking each other home."
Pathfinders seek universal truth wherever it is found---in the words of Jesus, Buddha, Great Spirit, Allah, just to name a few. We take those truths inside of ourselves and contemplate and meditate upon them. If our inner guidance is such that this is a truth for us to incorporate in our own lives for the betterment of all, then we put it into practice.
Our gifts come in many forms: healing, prayer, creative arts, visual arts, hospitality, study, writing.....and others. Each of these gifts are given so that we can bless the world. Your gift is essential; it is critical that you nurture and develop it so we can once more come into our wholeness.
Master Teacher Jesus told us that greater things than he did, we would do. Now is the time to bring that prophecy into fruition with the love and support of each other.
We will gather today, and some of us will take one fork in the road and some will take the other. It doesn't matter, for we walk in Spirit and in Truth, knowing all roads eventually converge once more in our Oneness.
Hoping to see you there on Sundays at 4 pm at Jongo Java Coffeehouse on Main Street in Hendersonville, NC. If you cannot be there in person, please hold us in the light of love and laughter.
|Posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:32 PM||comments ()|
ANNOUNCING: COFFEEHOUSE SPIRITUALITY ON SUNDAYS AT 4 PM!
Beginning June 7, we'll be gathering at Jongo Java Coffeehouse, the best coffee shop in Hendersonville, NC, at 4 pm, for a little music, a little meditation, a little reflections and discussion.
As with everything Pathfinders does, we include all people of every creed (or no creed), race, age, gender, color, lifestyle....and any we've left out...to join us.
Our purpose is to offer an opportunity to a larger population to discover and explore the Spirit within them and in each other. It doesn't matter what you call God--i call it Dear One--or if you follow Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed or any avatar/leader/savior. What matters is that it's time for everyone to recognize that the Divine Spirit lives and breathes in everyone and to honor that in every way.
Let's erase the boundaries, blow up the box, blur the lines, and love and respect each other. It's all good. It's all God. It's in everyone of us!
Pass the word along.....until even the rocks cry out!
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We haven't posted in a while, but we're back now on a regular basis to share thoughtful questions, concerns, and insights as you travel along your spiritual path.
Today, let's think about returning...to our regular blog, to our spiritual paths, to our authentic selves. And consider what a "return" means. Is it a step backwards? Is it a retrogression rather than a progression? Can is be a positive thing?
We believe that taking a step back can be a good thing, giving us time to reflect on the past and sort it out. For example, we have reread our blog reflections in the past and wonder if there has been a positive response. Have our insights and musings been of service or solace to anyone? Is there a reason to continue or do we just like to see our words in print?
We like to think that we are all connected in Spirit and in Truth and we want to serve those who seek assistance, confirmation, or support along their own spiritual path. If our blog reflections on this website have lifted your spirits, informed or excited you, please let us know. You can email us at [email protected] or find us on facebook at PATH Ministries. Thank you for your time and input.
Revs. Richard Talley and Eileen Douglas
|Posted on September 26, 2011 at 2:21 PM||comments ()|
It's about intention, commitment, and willingness.
I'd be willing to bet that most of us have wished others good luck or have felt we were at times lucky or unlucky ourselves. "Luck"is defined as "success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions" and as " chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen."
In fact, in English we often use phrases such as "The luck of the draw," "Tough luck," and "As luck would have it," conveying the idea that we are not in control of what happens to us, but that we are buffeted about by the winds of chance in the universe.
We understand that this is nonsense, but how many of us have said such things? It permeates our language, and language posits our deepest cultural beliefs. We know our words have power and that as we speak them they go out into the world to do our will and to create our experiences.
What if we replaced the word luck or lucky with God or Spirit? Would that be a powerful affirmation to keep in circulation in our world? Let's see...
***"As GOD would have it"--sounds much better...it IS much better!
***"With a little bit of SPIRIT"--I like it!
***"With GOD, we'll make it." Yes!
***"You're in GOD!" All right now!
Monitor what you say.
Your words give your power away!
Choose carefully and
You won't need any "good luck" today!
Sweet Spirit, let the words of my mouth an the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you and for our world. AMEN
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Everyone remembers the poem that begins, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood." I have always pictured those two roads as autumn leaf-covered level paths winding into a sun-dappled forest. And most of us who are consciously on a spiritual path would claim we chose the road less traveled so as to "make all the difference."
I never thought before that perhaps the roads or paths weren't flat and easily traveled. What if one was the high road and one was the low road? What if both roads led uphill, but one was full of twists and turns and rocky precipices? Which one would we choose then? If we knew ahead of time what perils and/or promises were presented along the path we choose, would we still choose it? What difference does it make? All the difference, so the poet concluded.
Perhaps the difference is how we choose which path to take. If we are spiritually guided, then we know it is the right path, no matter what we may encounter along the way. We know that we are never alone, and that we can trust our inner/higher source to help us make wise decisions. And, we know that there are lessons to be learned and blessings to be gleaned from challenges. And that truly makes all the difference!
INNER GUIDE, let me have the strength to turn to you when I am faced with a decision, and let me follow you guidance, knowing you will be with me on my journey towards remembering my wholeness. AMEN.
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Can you smell autumn in the air yet? Just a hint of what's to come...
Miracles are like that, too! Sometimes you just know that something's coming, something good--just like in the song from West Side Story. We may not know what it is, but we "feel it in our bones."
You might just have a hunch, or begin notice how things are falling into place, or feel amazingly motivated in a certain direction. There are often signs along the way that we miss because we're going too fast. Have you ever been speeding down the freeway and you miss the signs for your exit? It's not that they weren't there, it's just that you were probably going too fast to notice them or you weren't paying attention. Once we slow down and take notice of what's going on around us, we see a spiritual plan unfolding. We see good things coming our way. We feel empowered as we watch things beginning to come to pass.
As a good friend, Rev. Caryl Menkus always reminded us, just listen and pay attention. We can add just watch and just tune in. Once we do this, we'll be ready to prepare for the changes and challenges that come with becoming all that we are meant to be. ARE YOU READY? CAN YOU FEEL IT IN THE AIR? SOMETHING'S COMING....SOMETHING GOOD!
Creative Force within me and all around me, I feel your presence and your power as you work in my life. I am alert to your action that I may do what is mine to do in order to bring about the highest good for all.