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God’s Gift to Us All – Humility   Leave a comment

3ny-2Still available on-line at ThirdChurchNYC.com

A talk by Tony Lobl CS,

an international speaker and full-time spiritual healer.

Location:  583 Park Avenue, at 63rd Street, New York

This inspirational talk is sponsored by Third Church of Christ, Scientist, New York.

Date:  Saturday 24th December

Time:  6.45 pm Music – vocalists and carols; 7.30 the Lecture will begin

7.30 pm 24 December New York time translates to 11.30 am Christmas Day in Canberra and Sydney

Tony’s new talk, God’s Gift To Us All – Humility, will explore the healing power of this essential quality.  Participants will rediscover with Tony, the Christmas story through the lens of humility and how it can bring healing to our lives.

At 7:00 pm, New York vocalists Tanesha Gary, John James, and Andricka Hall will sing carols and songs of Christmas.

At 7:30 pm, Tony Lobl will begin his inspiring talk.

If you were unable to attend in person the lecture can still be heard on-line at

ThirdChurchNYC.com 

 

 

 

Your 12 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas   1 comment

dreamstime_3642401. Start with stillness.  There is always so much to be done before Christmas, so before starting go somewhere quiet to gain a sense of poise.  It might be your greatest gift to family and friends, as well as fellow workers, shoppers and shop assistants.  “Be the calm you want to see!”

2. Let love lead you.  Take opportunities to spread seasonal “peace and goodwill”.  Reordering priorities to do everything with intentional love can bring a sense of calmness and control, allowing you to get everything done more smoothly.

3. Value family and friends.  As you sign, seal and send your Christmas cards (via email or snail-mail) treat each one as an opportunity to value the person you are sending it to.

4. Be kind to yourself and others.  Research shows kindness is good for your health.  So saying sorry, no matter who causes the collision, might be the way to negotiate crowded streets, transport and busy shopping centres.

5. Shop ethically.  “Treat others as you would like to be treated” (the Golden Rule) could translate to “love the Christmas crowds as you would want them to love you.”

6. Embrace spontaneity.  The need to balance work, domestic duties and social activities is always more acute at Christmas time.  Keeping an open mind and making room for flexibility as each day unfolds reduces stress and increases joy.

7. Be grateful.  Scientists are accumulating evidence which verifies what spiritual thinkers would affirm from experience: a gratitude attitude can reduce anxiety and depression.

8. Enjoy yourself.  If you’re full of gratitude and exuding calmness and kindness why shouldn’t you cruise happily towards the kind of Christmas you enjoy?  Appreciate the festive lights.  Share in the growing anticipation of your children.  Meditate on the Christmas story and let the message inspire you.

9. But don’t forget others.  For some reason the season of goodwill seems to bring out the worst in many people’s experience.  Loneliness feels more lonely.  Alcoholism seems to be more obvious.  Domestic tensions can spiral.  Spare a prayer for those in need and, when you can, make a difference in practical ways.  The message of Christmas is that peace and goodwill are good for your health.

10. Peace interludes.  Pausing for moments of mental stillness can make all the difference, even transform your day.  Be honestly aware of your thoughts and when they start going round in circles or racing in a wrong direction steer them back to that place of spiritual poise.  “Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.” (Mary Baker Eddy)

11. Forgive even if you can’t forget.  It’s amazing how long family feuds and broken friendships can last if we’re not careful.  The run-up to Christmas offers an opportunity to review and revise our mental list of grievances before they ruin our holiday break or, even worse, our health.  The Mayo Clinic reports that forgiveness can lead you down the path of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.  We can’t always change others.  But we can change how we think about them and act towards them.

12. Give beyond the gifts.  And finally it’s Christmas day.  Does it need to be religious?  Not necessarily.  But there is a reason to celebrate Jesus.  One way to look at his life is that he showed us how the qualities we choose to express can improve our experience and touch our loved ones and neighbours.

This article is shared by local writer and practitioner of Christian Science, Kay Stroud, who teams with Tony Lobl for this Christmas inspiration. Kay blogs for APN about the relationship between thought, spirituality and health, and trends in that field www.health4thinkers.com

7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Mary Baker Eddy   Leave a comment

689px-Public_Domain_Mary_Baker_EddyScience and Health with Key to the Scriptures150 years ago today, a New England woman recovered from an injury expected to be fatal. But she was no ordinary woman. Mary Baker Eddy was a spiritual thinker who for decades had been striving “to trace all physical effects to a mental cause”. Now she had caught a breakthrough glimpse of the idea she came to call “the discovery of Christian Science”.

Benjamin Franklin once said:  “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”

Mary Baker Eddy — transcending the ‘or’ in Franklin’s statement — qualifies on both counts. Eddy certainly lived a life worth writing about.  Her experiences as a healer, public speaker, teacher, author, businesswoman, church founder, innovative theologian and “scientific” thinker, could each be worth a biography in their own right.  And as one of innumerable people who credit her writings with bringing me spiritual insights that have restored my health, I would certainly suggest what she wrote was, is and will continue to be worth reading.

Perhaps that’s why she hasn’t been forgotten!

For instance, she is found alongside Franklin and 98 others in The Atlantic’s list of the “100 Most Influential Americans of All Time”.  And her primary book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, has been designated by the National Women’s Book Association as one of 75 books written by American women whose words have changed the world.

Click here to read the full text of this article by Tony Lobl where he describes his 7 reasons for finding Mary Baker Eddy a most remarkable and memorable woman.  Tony is a full-time Christian Science healer and a freelance writer on the connection between health and spirituality.

Image of Mary Baker Eddy from Wikimedia Commons.

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