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Inspiration Blog

If You Want to be Free, Come Study With Me

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Aug 30, 2017 at 11:58 PM

The great advantage of our teaching is in its ability to set you free. Free from fear, resentment, limitation, and regret. Very few teachings have this ability because most teachings and philosophies build their view of life from an idea that somehow we are INCOMPLETE. That there is a supernatural component of life, that we must earn, learn or have a special talent for in order to succeed. It is easy to get lost in a world of false assumptions and negative energy.


Finding the Rhythm and Soul of Creation

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Aug 01, 2017 at 05:49 PM

Starting Sunday, August 6, I will be giving a series of talks on the application of our Spiritual Cause and Effect approach to centering your life rhythmically and using your Soul artistically to create and live a life that is inspired, original, and authentic.


The Principles of Successful Living

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Jun 27, 2017 at 09:52 PM

Although I do not focus on success, I realize it is an important part of what most feel is an important goal. No one wants to be a failure, but success is not about achievement. Success is not a goal, it is a conscious attitude that propels my momentum and keeps me focused on my growth and unfoldment. The Science of Mind is a consciousness that says, “…we are surrounded by a Universal Mind, into which we think.” This Mind, which is also the Law of Creation automatically, creates whatever we think into it. This creation, however, is not something we take. It is something we BECOME.


If Life is a Game, Do You Know How to Play It?

By Dr. Jim Turrell on May 12, 2017 at 08:53 PM

Life is a constant discovery of how love functions and creates our good. In tribute to this idea, I will be giving a series of six talks, starting today on May 14th, based on a classic book in our lexicon of favorites by Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life and How to Play It. Bob Groux, who has been reading this book asked if I was familiar with it. It’s been a long time since I read it, but I was so glad Bob reminded me of how brilliant Ms. Shinn was in sharing her wisdom.


How to be 25% Richer by the End of 2017

By Dr. Jim Turrell on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:07 AM

I am starting a new series of talks on The Basics of a Cause and Effect Life, applying it to prosperity, relationships, and health. Each Sunday I will build the Cause and Effect Model so you can see exactly where life might be breaking down or distracting you; with unnecessary conditions and circumstances. The key is in knowing where you have the power and how to use it to change the way you think, feel, live and act.


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.