by Rev. Joyce Duffala
Ernest Holmes (1887- 1960) was a lifelong seeker of knowledge and spiritual wisdom. He studied the philosophers of the ages, the spiritual traditions of the world, and the science of his time. His constant inquiry was: what wisdom do they have in common? What truth among them is universal—recognized in all of them—regardless of the language, cultural context, or conventions of its origin.
Toward the end of his life, Ernest encouraged his students to remain “open at the top,” by which he meant to not get stuck in what he had discovered and concluded, but rather to continue the inquiry into the nature of Divine Reality.
We, of the Centers for Spiritual Living who continue to study Holmes’s teachings, cherish this wisdom. It reminds us to take personal responsibility for keeping our minds open to new ways of thinking about the Divine; and to keep our hearts open to those who practice spirituality in a way different from ours, and to remain curious to learn their discoveries about the nature of Divine Reality and how to participate more fully in It.
Last Updated: Friday, 18 September 2015 14:18
Sun. Nov. 22 - Evening Service, 7 pm, in Room 10 (North Wing)
Mon. Nov. 23 - Heart Coherence Meditation, 7 pm, in Room 10 (North Wing)
Mon. Nov. 23 - 12 Step/Science of Mind Support Group, 7 pm, in Room 11 (North Wing)
Wed. Nov. 25 - Meditation, 6:30 to 6:50 pm, in Grinton Chapel
Wed. Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7 pm, in the Sanctuary
Thur. Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Potluck, 12 Noon, Sanctuary and Social Hall
Sat. Nov. 28 - Spirit Writes Group, 10 am in Room 10 (North Wing)
Sat. Nov. 28 - Saturday Meditation Group, 10 am, in Room 11 (North Wing)
Last Updated: Monday, 23 November 2015 14:06