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Creative process in action: science of effective living
Sermon series # 2: 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 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.
His latest sermon, “Creative process in action: The Science of Effective Living” presents a ‘new’ way of thinking about your spiritual 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.
“You and the universe,” said Dr. Teel. “It’s for us. It ever expands our good. We are spiritual beings divinely ordained and eternally blessed. We are one with and ‘in’ God.”
Each Sunday, I sit in the front row of Mile Hi Church—furiously taking notes to share with an ever-hungry world for a more meaningful spiritual or religious understanding of this world. While ancient religions, formed two, three and four thousand years ago, worked for those ‘tribes’ in that era, they lack the ‘cogency’ needed to apply to our 21st century world.
However, some of their ancient ‘truths’ give us guidance. Therefore, ‘new thought’ religion blends ancient wisdom with newer understandings.
New thought works for spiritual fulfillment. Life changing ideas mean ‘process’ and ‘co-creation’ with God; through God working and expressing through you. Again, not some big bearded old man sitting on a throne somewhere in never-never land!
“Remember that consciousness takes form,” said Dr. Teel. “Reality is based on consciousness to form or experience. All voice gives way to potential. Hermes related that all is mind and every cause its effect and ever effect is its cause. Thoughts make our world and divine declaration of God sets it all in motion.”
Remember that God expresses through you so you set anything and everything in your life into motion or into reality. Having a bad day? How about changing your thoughts?
As Dr. Teel said, “Thoughts thicken into things. You, me, everyone is a unique center of creative consciousness. We set creation into motion. The universal power responds to our minds. Power works on our thoughts. We can use it.”
As I sat in the pew, I noticed that nothing in that church revolved around sin or redemption from sin. Dr. Teel said, “We might say that s.i.n. means ‘self-indulgent nonsense!” Where did that term come from anyway? I think the first ‘sin’ arrived with Adam eating the apple in the Garden of Eden. As a critical thinking 21st century contemplator, I am astounded how humans ‘think’ that such myths actually carry merit in modern times.
Those ancient tribes created ‘religion’ as a device to deal with futility and/or other phenomena they didn’t understand. Most myths erupted from ‘fears’ of the unknown. Today, we ‘know’ the unknown through science, language, mathematics and critical understanding. Why not develop a spiritual or religious paradigm to reflect such knowledge?
Voila! Mile Hi Church fits the bill! Today, we appreciate that we may be co-creators of our lives with God working through us. Mile Hi offers educational classes to guide students toward fruitful and successful lives. Free of guilt or sin! What a concept!
Induce a new believing
Dr. Teel said, “We’re called to induce a new believing while we launch new patterns for thinking, understanding and living. We can launch new thinking from our understanding. Remember that energy follows action. We can cultivate creative thinking for our benefit.”
Live the possible today! If you are a shy person, pretend to be a brave person. It’s all in your mind. Have others show you the way. Spirits got your back. Notice you need not suffer damnation or salvation. You may accept God’s greater good by becoming an open channel to the divine. God’s good expresses through you, as you.
“One life, one intelligence, one power, life divine,” said Dr. Teel. “Live all possibilities. I choose to claim the magnificence of myself…love sharing, creativity unfolding, joy celebrating, deep acceptance of greater expression, and higher quality.”
How about it? Can you say “Yes” to a new believing and receptive universe?
“The universe says bless you and creates an ever greater good for you,” said Dr. Teel. “Release to the law of mind; release knowing it is done.”
Dr. Teel stood back while Jennifer Burnette stepped up, “Gratitude before me, gratitude behind me, gratitude to the left of me, gratitude to the right 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.”
“And so it is, so I am and so we are,” said Dr. Teel.
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, fruitful, fearless and effective life. You may hear 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. Begin your spiritual ‘new thoughts’ for an ever-expanding and fulfilling life experience.