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2008 Vol7 4 by abstraks


									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Volume 7 Issue 4                                                         October 2008

              Non-profit Org.

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               Orlando, FL
                   PAID                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            At the Center

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Trust in the Lord (Law) with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YOU ARE THE POWER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                From one perspective, there is plenty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                going on in the world to find offensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and cause concern. We can take issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with an assortment of events going on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in the area of economics and in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                running of our government, in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                country alone. There is more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                enough evidence that the world is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                falling apart to make you want to run

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A member in good standing with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and hide. The future doesn’t look
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           From another perspective, we have all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           been on a ride together that no longer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fits with who we are. We are evolving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and the outer circumstances of our lives have to catch up with all the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         changes that we’ve made within. Something inside of us is demanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         more out of life. We are demanding more of ourselves. Something greater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         wants to happen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         As with all major transitions, there is the shock and awe of facing the facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and fear about how our life will change. What will we have to give up?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Adjustments will need to be made. Plans and strategies must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         implemented. Except this time, it’s going to take more than trying to fix
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         good that is already in place and to create something new from a much
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         bigger place.                                                  (continued on pg 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Inside this issue…                                                 Wheresoever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Youth Corner                                                        you go,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             go with all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Fiscal Crises: Why the Ship Hit the Sand                          your heart.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Upcoming classes and events                                      — Confucius
                          “CREATING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL!”                                             “CREATING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL!”

    THE                                          It’s so easy to REACT. It’s quite
                             (continued from pg 1)
 SPIRITUAL                   another thing to remember WE ARE THE POWER in
  CENTER                     our lives. God is our Infinite Source. God, Infinite                                  Sunday,
                             Intelligence, Spirit is alive and well and knows
                             exactly what it is doing in and through and as us.                                  December 21
   MISSION                   We just have to get with the plan. We are infinite                          Holiday Celebration & Potluck
                             beings and there is nothing anyone or anything can                           10:00 - 11:15 Sunday Celebration
    We are a trans-          do to us really, even if we think so. We are
                                                                                                           11:15 - 1:00 Potluck and Social
                             indestructible spirit, stronger than we know
  global community                                                                         Our Christmas Celebration this year will be a combination of
living from Universal        ourselves to be.
Spiritual Principles to                                                                                 Traditional and Winter Solstice.
                             We spend so much time REACTING, we forget we                        Everyone is welcome. Bring family and friends.
create and express a
      greater life
                             have the power to CREATE what we want to see in
  experience for all.        our world by starting right where we are with our                                       Join us for this
                             own lives.                                                                            unique Celebration!
  We live and love
    passionately,            Ask yourself, “Am I merely reacting in my life or am I
enthusiastically and         deciding to take my power back from all those
 unconditionally by          places I have let it go?” Have I let what’s going on in
fanning the flame in                                                                   (continued from pg 10) fiscal, social, cultural, environmental and spiritual
  our hearts for the         the world affect what I am doing right where I am?
                                                                                       areas) and thus become galvanized to make a difference for those less
 God in All Creation.        If you are merely choosing to react, you will live out    fortunate within their own communities (see Ray Anderson's carpet giant
We inspire, guide and        your days a mess. If you take your power back, then       Interface) or help populate entities like Clinton's Global Initiatives.
  support everyone           you know that you have a Power for Good available
   who is ready in           to use and you can create the reality you want to         Productivity goes up, turnover goes down. Communities (local and global)
developing a leading         experience. It’s all up to us. It’s not dependent on
edge consciousness                                                                     prosper.
    that creates             what is going on outside of us. It is dependent on
 excellence in mind,         everything that is going on inside. That’s where the      The corporations within the global community that implement these types
  body and total life        real Life is anyway.                                      of changes gain a huge competitive advantage (and handsome returns to
     experience.                                                                       shareholders).
                             Individually and collectively, we are at a choice point
                             of agreeing to move forward with confidence really        Meanwhile, Corporations and individuals committed to profit at all costs
                             knowing we are ONE with INFINITE SOURCE or                (like existing financial institutions and Wall Street), bear the greatest tax
                             agreeing to stay in reaction and fear and watching
                                                                                       burden, because little else is cultivated in their garden.
                             things crumble. What will it be?
                             We are weeks away from making a huge decision             After all, on any scale of evolutionary needs (Maslow) survival (profit) is
                             together on who best will lead us in that choice. Our     foundational; but don't we want the "legal person" to evolve into more
                             goal is to have a leader that really can most make        than that? Develop a an evolved consciousness?
  The Mission of             things happen in order to bring about the changes
 THE INSTITUTE FOR           we need to see. We need a person who has the              Aren't we better (or more) than that? Imagine the possibilities when the
    CONSCIOUS                skills, who exemplifies the most evolved leadership       "legal person" becomes
    LEADERSHIP               and who is humble and courageous enough to keep           self-actualized?
    “We are a                on growing themselves in the middle of it all. We
                             need a person who has the vision to see what is           Rev. John DePalma                                 Esmine Anthony
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resource for the             possible and work towards that end.                                                                          Licensed Real Estate Agent
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                             what is going on behind the       (continued on pg 4)
 communities.”                                                                                                         Altamonte Springs, FL 32714   Office fax: 407-767-8557
                        “CREATING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL!”                                    “CREATING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL!”

                                                                                                   2 0 0 8 Pledge Program
                    mindless profiteering, excessive compensation and
(continued from pg 9)
ultimately criminal activities.                                                 Our center is supported by the generosity of many people. We
                                                                                appreciate everyone who supports this spiritual community in
The political pendulum swings back and forth deregulation to regulation         whatever way they can. The Pillars of the Spiritual Center are people
with shameful partisan bickering and blame.                                     who have made a financial commitment for the year. This program
Mindless consumerism is an integral part of the paradigm as each                helps us to better serve our members, friends and community by
individual relentlessly strives to find meaning in incessant acquisition        giving us an accountable financial structure to provide a strong
hoping the next purchase will somehow fill the emptiness inside.                foundation. Thank you so much for your continued participation! We
                                                                                celebrate all of our 2008 Pillars listed below:
What is needed is a reframing of the basic responsibility and vision of the
corporation. The "legal person" must evolve a "corporate soul". (see
Richard Barrett's "Liberating the Corporate Soul"). Corporate                   Mary Benoit                   Velma Grasseler              Dave Peppers
consciousness must emerge and evolve.                                           Ken Blanchies                 Barbara Hart                 Patricia Ramsay
                                                                                Valli Bowngard                Anna Henriquez               Mary Schaperow
The "bottom line" must be broadened along the parameters of                     Vincent Brecht                Andrea Lister                Kristin Schmidt
sustainability; not just fiscal, but social, cultural, environmental and        Gayle Cohen                   Lloyd E. Longley, Jr.        Valerie Summers
spiritual (not religious) sustainability. ROI becomes much richer in its        Waukena Cuyjet-Kapsch         Roberta Lynch                Rena Tiano
scope. (Defined on a sliding scale from 10 years to the proverbial 7            Marlene DeBlau                Agnes Mathiesen              Heidi Watt
generations).                                                                   John DeBlau                   Lynne Mixson                 Sara Whittington
The role of government then is to define benchmarks in each of those            Rev. Cath DePalma             Joe Muley IV                 Rita Young
areas and provide long-term or even permanent tax incentives for                Rev. John DePalma             Victoria Paradise
achieving those benchmarks.                                                     Anthony Diaz                  Nancy Payne

As the "corporate soul" evolves in meeting different aspects of multi-level     Pillars are entitled to a subscription to the Creative Thought
benchmarks, the incentives grow.                                                magazine. Additionally, as a Pillar, you are automatically included in
The benchmarks on one hand, essentially are invitations to take over            the Unexpected Income Program, which means you are included in
regulatory functions the government now performs (since conventional            regular Spiritual Mind Treatment for Prosperity by a licensed
wisdom says businesses always do things better).                                practitioner or Minister. If you have pledged this year and do not see
                                                                                your name, please contact the office.
Alternatively, these new "regulatory functions" can be outsourced by
corporations to emerging new for-profit enterprises, or existing non-profits.                         Spiritual Center Income
                                                                                                            2008            2007
On the other hand, the benchmarks encourage research and                                Income            62216            57939
development, innovation and creativity as they re-engineer dated policies,              Expense           59199            57729
processes and procedures, re-vitalizing old markets and opening new
                                                                                        Net                  3017             210

Additionally, shareholders see a decreasing tax burden by investing in          Thank you all for making a commitment to support the ongoing and
these "conscious corporations" (like existing SRI' s -socially responsible      expanding life of your spiritual community! If you are interested in
investments-on steroids) and perhaps individuals in the most evolved            becoming a Pillar or participating in the Unexpected Income
corporations pay little or no income tax.                                       program please call 407-673-3030 or
Government shrinks, new businesses and jobs are created, taxes are
                                                                                               There are two ways of spreading light:
Most importantly, people find greater meaning in the workplace, in a                       to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
"conscious corporation" that is making a difference (in (continued on pg 11)                              — Edith Wharton
                             “CREATING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL!”                                                “CREATING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL!”

                  scenes. We can’t know what is in store for the future. We
 (continued from pg 2)                                                                                    FISCAL CRISES: WHY THE SHIP HIT THE SAND
 can’t know a person’s soul. God only knows!
                                                                                              Today we have an ostensibly conservative administration casting a net of
 The decision before us is not an intellectual one. It can’t be figured out that
                                                                                              corporate welfare wider than liberals could ever have conceived.
 way. Words and promises are no guarantees for how someone will lead
 once they are in a position of power.                                                        More than a financial crises, this is an unconscionable failure in leadership.
 So, how do we pick if not with our heads? We can choose with our hearts.                     Each side is reactive to failures that are systemic and likely will never be
 Being One with this Intelligence, this Infinite, Universal Mind means there is               resolved within the paradigm each is mired in.
 a knowing within us at a deeper level. There is a voice within you that
 speaks, that knows beyond your conscious mind or mine.                                       For me, the cause of the crises is fundamentally an out-picturing of outworn
                                                                                              and out dated concepts of the free market system that encourage
 Listen to your heart. Ask for guidance. Listen to that still small voice within.             unconscious behaviors with unintended side effects. As Ernest Holmes says
 The Universe does know best. The Universe knows what we are ready for,                       there are no mistakes, just inevitable consequences.
 knows the important next steps, knows how to make transformation
 happen in the most impossible looking situations.                                            These "unconscious behaviors" arise from a basic assumption that a
                                                                                              corporation as a "legal person" is entitled to make a profit at any cost.
 God bless this person whoever they are because they are going to need it.                    (Perhaps legally required to).
 It’s really a position bigger than any person. It’s going to take the very best
 of us all to come forward and make something more out of what is and                         Given the complexity of life, within local and global communities dependent
 create a world that works for all.                                                           on cooperation, this mindless, soul-less, unconscious imperative of the
 Is it possible to trust Divine Right Action is taking place and accept the                   "legal person" puts the entire global economy (perhaps even survival) at
 outcome no matter what—no matter if it is our choice or not? To not only                     risk.
 accept the outcome, but support it, go with it, give it our (continued on pg 5)
                                                                                              The consciousness of the "legal person" at this point of its evolution has
                                                                                              been retarded to a single minded focus – make a profit (while avoiding
                                                                                              regulations and being eaten); a consciousness even more primitive than our
                                The Guiding Principles, Values and Beliefs for                Neanderthal ancestors (more reptilian than human).
                                      The Spiritual Center of Orlando
                                                                                              Advances in medicine have evolved beyond bloodletting; rocket science
                         •     We transform lives by clarifying and revealing the Truth.      advancing beyond gunpowder. Why the concept of capitalism remains
                         •     Expressing love for each other and ourselves is more           rooted in an antiquated iteration defies comprehension.
                               important than any task, situation, condition or conflict.
                                                                                              In my opinion, the lack of evolution in the "corporate soul" actually causes
                         •     We learn from our children as we honor them with our           the run-away growth in government, which must rein in corporate excesses
                               time, talents and resources.                                   with punitive attempts at regulation and agencies springing up to monitor
                         •     We recognize, respect and love the diversity of God as it      excesses. Corporations pollute the environment; fines, regulations and
                               appears in all people, especially in the expression of their   agencies spring up. Corporations conspire to get around regulation,
The Spiritual                  spiritual beliefs.                                             government expands to close loopholes.
  Center                 •     As we seek more life and greater love, we remember the
PO Box 940310                                                                                 Then if government doesn't do enough, community activists spring up to
                               gift has already been given.                                   blunt real and perceived injustices. (Unions, Greenpeace, activists of every
 Maitland , FL
 32794-0310              •     We are committed to our spiritual practices as they            ilk.) Lobbyists counter with all forms of influence peddling.
                               expand our awareness of our True Nature.
                                                                                              The structure within the corporation rarely commands personal
                         •     Giving our financial support, our time and talent to our       responsibility to address these injustices, with leadership beholden to
                               spiritual community contributes significantly to our own       satisfy only shareholders, who legitimately are only interested in ROI.
                               spiritual development.
407-673-3030            •     There’s a fire in our hearts for the God in all Creation.      So the cultural environment within the corporation is rife for all sorts of                                                                                 individual misdeeds, malfeasance and abuse from the cronyism of a Board
                                If it is loving, if it grows, expands or deepens love,        of Directors to the petty fiefdoms of mid level managers, (continued on pg 10)
                                                 it’s the right thing to do!
                         “CREATING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL!”                                           “CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS!”

                                                                                    (continued from pg 4) best love and
                          WHY TAKE CLASSES?                                         attention? Because that is what we
As inspiring as Sunday celebration can be, the real work of                         must do. We may not get the person we
transformation happens as YOU learn to use the powerful spiritual                   think should win. Old world politics can
tools we provide in classes. If you are ready to become the change                  be a slippery slope. We CAN put the
                                                                                    best consciousness out there in
you've dreamed about, then don't hesitate to get involved by
                                                                                    preparation of what is to come even if
registering for a class today!                                                      the world is not quite ready for it yet. We
                                                                                    CAN, literally, create the future we want
                              UPCOMING CLASSES
                                                                                    to see now. Our precious attention and
                                                                                    focus must be kept on what is possible
                   SOM 206 What the Mystics Knew                                    always versus what is.
                     October 28 — December 18                                       Is it possible to trust Divine Right Action is taking place in our own lives and
What did they know that we've forgotten? Discover the timeless wisdom of            that the very best is happening for us as well? Even if you don’t like what is
the greatest teachers to have walked this planet! The primary focus of this         or are faced with what seems like an impossible situation, is it possible for
class is on deepening the student's actual experience of the eternal nature         you to believe the work you do in your mind now, focusing on what you do
of Spirit.                                                                          want is key in the creation of your future.
For more information, contact Rev. Waukena at 407-474-6456 or
                                                                                    What faces us seems like insurmountable problems. To a Universe that is
                      SOM 207 Edinburgh Lectures                                    Infinite, they are a piece of cake. The solutions are already at hand. We just
                                                                                    have to use this Intelligence, get in alignment with it and we are tapped in.
                        coming in January 2009
Based on the classic lecture series, the                                            We are not victims of the times or of circumstances. The world is going to
Edinburgh Lectures have inspired nearly every                                       do what the world is going to do. It’s a choice for us to live richly in the
other early New Thought writer. Judge Thomas                                        midst of whatever is going on.
Troward delivered them in Scotland in 1908 and
they have served as the touchstone for                                              I invite you to join me in continuing to be everything we came here to be. It’s
metaphysical thinking to this day. Troward's mind                                   more important than ever that we create. We were born to create. John,
is logical, brilliant, and extremely precise. This                                  Waukena and I are here to love and support you on your journey. Taking
class is excellent for the serious student of New                                   care of yourself, spiritually, is more important that ever.
Thought.                                                                            Regarding our future, it will be what we make it. It’s time we take our Power
  This class is required for a practitioner license and
                                                                                    back. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. All of Life IS conspiring on
            entry into Science of Mind 400.
      For more information, contact Rev. John at                                    our behalf. We are so grateful to know that is
          407-673-3030 or                                         our truth. We have awakened to Our Spiritual
                                                                                    Magnificence!!!                                           CDs of our Sunday
                                                                                                                                              Celebration of Life
                                                                                    And so it is!                                        are available for those who
                                                           The cost for any SOM                                                           are unable to attend. It is
                                                                                    Rev. Cath
                                                            class is $150 for 8                                                         our sincere desire to extend
                                                           sessions (with a 10%                                                            this ministry to all those
                                                           discount for Spiritual                                                        who wish to participate in it
                                                            Center Members).                                                                and to support them in
                                                                                                                                            whatever way we can.
                                                          You may also attend on                                                             CDs are $5 per week,
                                                           a class by class basis                                                               $15 per month.
                                                             for $20 per class.                                                              Become a member of
                                                                                                                                           THE CD PROGRAM now
                                                               Additionally,                                                                by calling the office at
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                                                           required text books.                                                                  information.
                   “CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS!”                                                          “CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS!”

                               Spiritual Mind Treatment
               Spiritual Mind Treatment is powerful affirmative prayer! And
                                                                                             YOUTH CORNER
               treatment always demonstrates! Often because we are not                There is only
               clear or too close to a condition we do not produce the results        All-Loving
               we’re looking for when we pray. That’s the time to call a              Spirit. This
               practitioner! Practitioners are always available for healing and       Spirit is who I
               expanding possibilities by knowing the Truth and revealing our         really am and
               innate wholeness. There is a fee for this service, but no one is       guides my
               turned away because of a financial difficulty.                         soul on every
               Practitioners                                                          level of
               Lynne Mixson          407-404-1198 lmixson2001@yahoo                   existence. I
               Bob & Bernie Thompson 828-926-9744                                     am a
               Spiritual Mind Treatment, Spiritual Counseling & Coaching              Youth
               Rev. Cath DePalma 407-673-3030                       Leader, here to facilitate, not
               Rev. John DePalma 407-673-3030                       dictate. Each young person in our
               Rev. Waukena Cuyjet-Kapsch 407-474-6456                Spiritual community has a teacher
                                                                                      within. Through love and humility, I
                                                                                      serve the Youth by facilitating a
                        You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when.     healthy environment for their inner-
                              You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.      leader to come forth. I am thankful
                                                                     —Joan Baez       to serve in this way. I trust it is so
                                                                                      now and always!
                            MY LIFE IS THE INFINITE PRESENCE                                            — Heather Ross
 universal      I know that I am an infinite being and there can be no                Heather is our Youth
    Mind        beginning and no end to my existence. There is that within            Facilitator. She grew up in
                each of us that knows this, for it is the Truth that is               California, and is trained in
contains all    affirmed within our consciousness. This Life of mine, which           theatre, Montessori methods, and                           Support our Sponsors!
knowledge.      is God, expresses as health, harmony and happiness.                   has traveled worldwide. She is
   It is the                                                                          very excited to be working with the                     If you would like to place an ad in
  potential     I welcome each day as an opportunity to experience                    Youth Group.                                               our next issue, please contact
                learning, reading and creating. God is alive and well in me                                                                       the office at 407-673-3030
ultimate of                                                                                                                                              or
                wherever I position myself. I approach today no different
 all things.    than any other day because I choose to fully engage in life.
  To it, all
 things are     My faith dissolves any fear of an end of life. I live! I live in
  possible.     the present. I live in the knowing that there is more to life
                than what I'm experiencing right now. I live in the ebb and
                flow of life. I stay connected to the One as I breathe in and
 — Ernest       breathe out. I celebrate the magnificence of all life. I stay
 Holmes         relaxed in my connection with Spirit and reap the benefits                    Anthony J. Diaz, Esquire, CPA
                                                                                    1211 Orange Ave.                  Phone: 407-774-4949
                I rejoice and give thanks that this is so, now and always.          Suite 104                             Fax: 407-774-4960
                And so it is.                                                       Winter Park, FL 32789           www.

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