Dear Grants Pass Center for Spiritual Living Community:
Welcome from Rev. Steven Van Meter, newly installed Minister of the Grants Pass Center for Spiritual Living! As we begin our Summer of 2018, I just want to extend a loving warm welcome to everyone! Get out and "Pray"!
Summer is the time to get out and play! To go camping and let our spirit bask in the sun! The summer solstice is on Thursday, June 21st, and is all about acknowledging the sun’s cycle and its force on earth, where rewards are reaped from the harvests of the spring of our lives. That is why it is the perfect time to spend outdoors soaking up the powerful energy of our summer sun. We get to show heartfelt gratitude and celebrate the abundance and blessings that are in our lives, in the warmth of Spirit's love.
This season is all about celebrating one's abundance and giving thanks for all that you have, from wealth to good health, and all that is in our lives in any form. Religious Science/Science of Mind teaches and honors all forms of spiritual connection. For those who may see the seasons as a religious practice, there are variations on the rituals or traditions. Some will burn a Yule wreath in a bonfire; some will dance under the moon, drum, sing, and pray. The variations are endless — some rituals may be prescribed and ceremonial, while others will be more spontaneous, like a last minute camping trip! But we are all witnessing the turning of the wheel of the year. Summer is the perfect time for an outdoor celebration of life!
When people attune themselves to the rhythms of the natural world and invite and understand the seasons of waxing and waning and of birth, growth, death and renewal to reverberate more consciously in their lives, we all become more in rhythm with the universe. Let's celebrate our connection this summer!
However you choose to celebrate this summer season, remember that you are expressing spiritual energy all the time, if you know it or not! Welcome home to yourself! Enjoy the summer of your life! You are an event God is having! Make today special!
Rev. Steven Van Meter