March 2017 Theme – “Bridging the Gap”
[Ministers’ Note: The overall theme and some of the specific concepts contained in this month’s talks come from the book “Successfully Mid-Air” by Sandra Daly.]
FOR RELIGIOUS SCIENCE:
Dr. Ernest Holmes wrote: “Let us feel that our purposes are animated and inspired from on high and then let us go forth and make our dream come true in human experience.” These are inspiring words, but actually accomplishing this requires bridging the gap between incubating the idea and manifesting the dream. Sometimes that gap can be scary, and yet what we do inside it can make all the difference in the world. This month, we will successfully bridge that gap.
Charles Fillmore wrote: “The German philosopher and poet Goethe says, ‘The highest and most excellent thing in man is formless, and we should guard against giving it shape in anything less than noble dress.’ This is a recognition of the truth that man has the capacity within himself to give form to the formless substance.” These are inspiring words, but actually bringing forth this “noble dress” -- aka our dreams, hopes and desires – from the “formless substance” requires bridging the gap between incubating an idea and manifesting the dream. Sometimes that gap can be scary, and yet what we do inside the gap can make all the difference in the world. This month, we will successfully bridge that gap.
March 2017, Talk 1 – “Taking the Leap of Faith”
What dream has been nudging at your heart that hasn’t yet been put in the incubator? And if it hasn’t been put there, why not? Chances are the answer involves fear in one of its many forms, shapes or sizes. This morning, we will join hands and support one another in taking the leap together regardless of our fears!
March 2017, Talk 2 – “Building the Bridge”
To build the bridge between the dreams of our hearts and their manifestation, we must learn how to use some very specific tools – and then we must actually use them! Over the next few weeks, we will explore the various tools to have in our “navigating the gap” toolkit.
March 2017, Talk 3 – “Half Way Across the Bridge”
It may feel as if you are building the bridge to your dreams while you are walking across it. If so, that’s OK. By using the tools learned last week, this week and next week, we’ll keep the bridge at least two steps ahead of us.
March 2017, Talk 4 – “Reaching the Other Side”
Today, we will explore our final tools for building our bridge and learn how, when properly and consistently applied, these tools really do bridge the gap between incubation and manifestation of our dreams. They really do get us to the other side!