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Inspiration Blog

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Feb 25, 2017 at 05:57 PM

I am excited to share new ideas from a book on listening by Mark Nepo. Mark’s simple yet poetic style helps to bypass the egocentric efforts employed through our intellects that struggle to find a way through our conditions and circumstances. Instead, Mark’s book opens doors to that mysterious connection to the sacred that releases the pressure of humanized thought and helps to close the sense of separation responsible for our fear and doubt.


How to Explain the Universe

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Jan 31, 2017 at 06:25 PM

How do you explain the Universe, God, and your relationship to the Eternal? Deepak Chopra has written another book and this time he has ventured into the world of science; and has come under attack by scientists who have accused him of mixing spirituality with science.


Welcome to 2017 an Opportunity to Thrive

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Dec 31, 2016 at 09:24 PM

Welcome to 2017. This year has been waiting for you and promises to manifest what you think about all day long. This is both a warning and an opportunity to change the way you think about what you want. To assist you in this worthy cause, I will be speaking about what it takes to enter the Magic Shop, a metaphor for the higher consciousness where we all have the capability to manifest.


Four Ceremonial Steps to the New Year

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:21 PM in Personal Growth

We are now officially heading toward Thanksgiving, Solstice, Christmas, and New Year’s. Each occasion presents us with an opportunity to practice the Principles we teach and the Philosophy we live. Each occasion helps to focus our attention on traditions that prioritize what is important and how we can re-mind ourselves how to behave and how to share.


Find Your Inner Artist, or Lose Your Life

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:40 PM

The month of September is my opportunity It is time for our annual Adventure in Faith program. This year our focus is on the Creative Power of Spirit and calls upon the genius of Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. The weekly message will look at how we recover our sense of oneness when we abandon the judgments and toxic influence of fear, doubt and limitation. I love the way Julia seeks to reconnect us with the Universal Divine that forever creates within each a life worth living and work worth creating.
As part of each weeks Sunday service we will have a different live artist creating a work of art during each service. The intent is to inspire each who attend to find their creative self and exercise an act of creation. There is no other way into the creative here and now presence of Spirit’s Intelligence except by means of The Artist’s Way. This does not mean you have to make a living as an artist. But you can’t create a spiritual living if the inner-artist has been abandoned or limited because of fear and lack of self-worth. This is one of the most overlooked symptoms of dissatisfaction because no one every connects unhappiness to an unexpressed ability to create.
The inner life, however, is not interested in your condition or your reaction. It is completely focused on your sense of acceptance and willingness to create a new way of living organized with Love and expressed in Peace. If you’ve missed the point of the artist’s way, you will hide your discontent in an illness or failed relationship that cannot heal because you keep chasing the wrong cause—your fear.
This is why Cameron leans on the idea of RECOVERY. I think of it as CONNECTING my creative dots and following my intuition. As Julia says, “Artists are visionaries. They routinely practice a form of faith, seeing clearly and moving toward a creative goal that shimmers in the distance—often visible to us, but invisible to those around us.” I cannot see into your future, because, without your creative self, you have no future. Just a place to wait out your boredom and negativity. Just a life unexpressed because you missed the point of your existence…CREATION! Join me for this Adventure in Faith and together we will climb the inner Everest and discover our true north.


Tears to Triumph, The Basics of our Teaching

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Aug 30, 2016 at 08:06 PM

September is dedicated to the basics of Science of Mind and the brilliance of Marianne Williamson’s new book, Tears to Triumph. The first Sunday in September is devoted to how you can discover God’s love and feel the warmth of God’s Creation: Heaven.


Rhythm and Soul Month

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Aug 02, 2016 at 01:16 AM

Every year, in August, I take time to examine the great singers, song writers, composers, and musicians who have influenced and changed the way we think and behave. The powers that influence our behavior are not typically our own. Of all the arts, music is one of the most powerful because it speaks through vibration, words, style, and emotion. Most people don’t recognize the full impact music has on the soul. Dr. Holmes writes, “The greatest music ever composed was written by the hand of a mystic, and the highest and best in art has come from men and women of spiritual perception. The mystic does not read human thought, but rather he or she senses the atmosphere of God.”


A Look at our Relationship with the Spiritual Universe

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Jul 07, 2016 at 01:22 AM

This month is dedicated to chapter six in the Science of Mind textbook: Humanity’s Relationship to the Spiritual Universe. This series of talks is all about how you connect with God and use that connection to move from Bondage to Freedom, from Limitation to Real Prosperity, from Misunderstanding to Understanding, and from Self-Loathing to Self-Knowing.


The Genius that Created America

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Jun 22, 2016 at 07:31 PM

I love celebrating our history and our founding mothers and fathers. This year our Sunday service falls on July 3rd, close to one of my favorite holidays. Every year I spend time talking about the miracle called the United States of America, and every year I am flooded with fond memories of the stories that reveal the fortuitous confluence of the genius that created our country


The Importance of Family

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Jun 06, 2016 at 08:10 PM

It doesn’t take a genius to see the importance of family, but it does take a person committed to living in the consciousness of family to see the genius of why family is so central to success. I know lots of “alone rangers.” These are the folks who saddle-up their lives and have no fun while they cross the prairie of discontent heading for the mountains of memory hoping to find a reason to be present. They climb, cuss and calamitize with every Calamity Jane and John they bump into.