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Part 3: Science of effective living--tools for enlightened living

Sermon series #3: Creative process in action: Science of effective living
In this series of sermons by Dr. Roger Teel, www.milehichurch.org , in Denver, Colorado, you will learn new concepts, new ideas and amazing lessons for living a productive, fearless and effective life.  You may hear Dr. Teel’s humorous, insightful and compelling sermons each Sunday by streaming that website.  You will laugh, cry and learn.  He’s a brilliant theologian and 21st century spiritual leader. Mile Hi Church welcomes all faiths, all people and alternative lifestyles.
 
His latest sermon “Back to Basics”-- “Science of effective living: Tools for enlightened living”,  Dr. Teel presents a ‘new’ way of thinking about your spiritual life, physical life, relationship and work life.  You might name it ‘ancient wisdom’ amalgamated into ‘new thought’.  It stems from the teachings of  Dr. Ernest Holmes and his insightful book: The Science of Mind and Spirit. 
 
Dr. Teel offered a new topic: “Science of happiness!”  Several books on the market show anyone ‘how to be happy’.
 
As he always does to start off a sermon, Dr. Teel told a joke about a bagpipe player hired to play at a funeral of  a Scotsman.  I can’t tell the story well enough because I couldn’t write it down fast enough.  But, the bagpipe player came to a graveyard an hour late, and the only people there were a bunch of ditch-diggers.  He figured they were burying the coffin, so he got out and played his best piece, “Amazing Grace.” He finished with sweat pouring down his brow.  The ditch-digging crew stood up to give him a rousing ovation.  One crewman said, “I’ve never had anyone celebrate with such enthusiasm for the burial of  a sewer pipe line!”
 
You had to be there as Dr. Teel tells those jokes with the talent of Robin Williams. He rocks the audience with laughter every Sunday.  And, more important, creating laughter also allows him to open peoples’ emotions up so he can pour-in spiritual wisdom.  He makes for a master teacher!
 
Dr. Teel said, “We live a great life…we live to enjoy a great life!  Today, I’d like to go over tools and techniques for living a great life.  As we speak about it every Sunday, Dr. Ernest Holmes started the Science of Mind and Spirit as an educational institution.  He talked about the universe being formed from the invisible to the visible form.  Thought became form.  Each of us is the center of creative consciousness.”
 
Rather than following ancient religions where ‘God’ or ‘The Great Spirit’ or any ‘deity’ of 1,000 names for the ‘Infinite Intelligence’ may be mentioned, this evolved concept shows that ‘God’ works in and through each of us and that the power of God responds to our thoughts.
 
He talked about Jesus being the ‘Master teacher’.  To be fair, you may take Buddha, Hindu, Confucius and any number of spiritual leaders as master teachers.  They purported to know something more than the average human.  But in the end, today, we know that each of us enjoys the same abilities to understand and create our own lives through our understanding of ‘creative processes’.    In other words, we no longer need to ‘look up to’ historical figures because we enjoy the same abilities within ourselves. 
 
In fact, if you return to the Jesus lessons, he said, “You will go forth and do greater acts than I did.”  He correctly stated that you enjoy the same unlimited abilities he enjoyed.  You can engage them or otherwise. It’s up to you!
 
TOOLS FOR ENLIGHTENED LIVING
CENTERING YOUR MIND
 
“Let’s begin with ‘Centering’” said Dr. Teel. “Some faiths teach ‘atonement’.  We teach ‘At-one-ment’.  Spiritual life is about ‘centering’, not about being ‘high’.  But once you become a centered being, a ‘high’ becomes a byproduct.  Spiritual energies shift around us and inside us. We must be available to the spiritual movement. When we center, a peace moves through us.”

Dr. Teel showed the audience on the big screen the factors that bring about ‘enlightened living’.  Solving problems means thanking the ‘god energy’ within you to understand and solve personal problems.
 
“We need to release and let go so many mistaken old stories,” said Dr. Teel. “If you keep making mileage from your old stories, you fail yourself. You can release guilt and shame.  You can gain insight and go forward. Instead of guilt and shame, march forward to the light.”
 
RELEASING
 
“Make a shift in consciousness to release and let inner love heal you,” said Dr. Teel. “Then we can forgive others and then ourselves.  Let a grievance against another go. Let go and let God.”
 
From releasing, Dr. Teel talked about ‘Affirmative Prayer’ or ‘Spiritual mind treatment’.  In such a prayer, we do not ‘beseech’; ‘implore’ ; ‘beg’ or ‘bargain’ with God. Since ‘God’ expresses through each of us, we manifest ‘God’s’ ability to create. That’s affirmative prayer. We work with the Creator to manifest our intentions.  Good 21st century spiritual stuff, huh?! You betcha’!
 
PRAYING HEALS
 
Holmes said, “Use principles that the God-life knows.  God is not a reluctant energy. Prayer is based on omnificent good.”
 
 “We open to that opportunity so God heals us,” said Dr. Teel. “When we pray, we realize we are spiritual beings that we are the breath of God.  When we do, we let it go and we give in to it.  Prayer is not 911 prayer.”
 
Essentially, prayer treatment helps a person move into alignment with the emerging creative energy of the universe.  Call it God or call it Gertrude! It does not matter. You  can harness ‘IT’ with your thoughts and words. 
 
“We do not pray to change others or any situation,” said Dr. Teel. “We pray to change ourselves.  Break-throughs happen within each of us. Let’s all heal ourselves.”

Dr. Teel does note that anyone can pray for anyone else using ‘prayer treatment’ or ‘affirmative prayer’.   It means you align with the God power within you and move it to loved ones or anyone that you render into prayer.
 
CELEBRATE THE GOOD
 
In the end, life encourages all of us as to ‘celebration’.  Just go out and enjoy yourself!  Cheer! Laugh! Jump up and get excited!
 
“Some people are awkward about being happy,” said Dr. Teel. “Voltaire said, ‘Life seems like a shipwreck, so let’s sing in the lifeboats.’ Therefore, celebrate your life!”’
 
“Let us pray,” said Dr. Teel.  “Move to that place, one life, one love, that life is my life and your life.  I am a child of the infinite source. My consciousness soars. I am a blessing unfolding. I am the higher good. I place my life in right action.  God is at work in my life. My life is centered. I am grateful.  I turn it over to the infinite law. It’s unfolding.  I let it be and so it is.”
 
Lauren stepped forward to sing, “Gratitude before me, gratitude behind me, gratitude to the right of me, gratitude to the left of me, gratitude above me, gratitude below me, gratitude within me, gratitude all around me, I’m so grateful, I’m so grateful, I’m so grateful!”
 
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In this series of sermons by Dr. Roger Teel, www.milehichurch.org , in Denver, Colorado, you will learn new concepts, new ideas and amazing lessons for living a productive, fearless and effective life.  You may hear Dr. Teel’s humorous, insightful and compelling sermons each Sunday by streaming that website.  You will laugh, cry and learn.  He’s a brilliant theologian and 21st century spiritual leader. Mile Hi Church welcomes all faiths, all people and alternative lifestyles.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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