I ‘discovered’ Rev. Bonnie Rose by somehow ending up at her blog, Holy Chit. (Chit is a Sanskrit term for Consciousness). God loves humor. Bonnie Rose does too. She sparkles. It makes spirituality fun rather than the lugubrious weight it is so often presented to be.
Rev. Bonnie Rose is the senior minister of Ventura Center for Spiritual Living provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place. It is a spiritual community that honors all paths to God and can help you experience a personal relationship with God. When God is the focus of our spirituality, then other areas of our lives fall into place, we are happier, we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and we help bring peace and harmony to the world.
To begin with I was fascinated by the loving heart and humor in her writing. A recent one in particular caught my attention. It was entitled, “Forty Gifts in Forty Days” and began…
Once again, I did not want to follow God’s instructions.
It started a couple of weeks ago. It was time to consider how to create a good, prosperous year for myself and our Center. “Raise your IQ (inspiration quotient),” I said to myself. “Attend lots of seminars with great spiritual teachers. Travel. You need to stay inspired.”
Then God whispered.
“Bonnie – Don’t spend time and money on seminars. Make a radical change. Stay close to home and give something away every day. That will transform you more than any inspirational workshop.”
Please read the rest here… http://holychit.org/2016/02/forty-gifts-in-forty-days/
I thought it would be fun for Bonnie to receive a gift. I sent her a NoBull Peace Prize. She is filling the world with Love.
You can meet Rev. Rose here… http://venturacsl.org
I would suggest you might enjoy listening to her speak. I did. Here is a talk about the efficacy of prayer She is a great speaker and her points are simply and clearly made. The first seven minutes of the video are elements of the church service so if you want to skip ahead right to her talk…
The second person to whom I sent my little gift of a NPP was Frank Huguenard. I’d like to let him introduce himself.
“Hi, my name is Frank. Like everyone else, I’ve got a story but my story is not so important. What is important is that however the chapters and verses of my journey have unfolded, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to take some of the lessons I’ve learned in this classroom we call life and disseminate that knowledge and wisdom in documentary films so that everyone can learn from them.
In the classical sense of the word, I’m a scientist. By this I mean to say that I’m someone who’s always had a thirst for knowledge and have questioned everything with a skeptical, but open mind. The word science is derived from the Latin words scientia, which means ‘knowledge’ and scīre which means ‘to know’. Throughout my life, I’ve experienced first-hand several instances of pre-cognition and telepathy that have proven to me that the worldview that we’ve been taught in our schools about the nature of reality is at best, incomplete, and at worst, completely wrong. Modern Science has evolved over the past few hundred years to totally deny us our spirituality and as a result, our planet is undergoing catastrophic changes. As a consequence, we need to take immediate action in the form of a major course correction that alters Modern Science to include consciousness as a fundamental component of our collective reality.
So over the past 20 years or so, I’ve embarked on something that I like to call spiritualology, which is the research, examination, interpretation, distillation and subsequent re-synthesis of science, religion, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, anthropology into a new model that can use to possibly explain and understand our spiritual existence. My goal is to be part of the evolution of human consciousness that is happening on the planet right now by helping people to become aware of, nurture and ultimately evolve their own consciousness.
Frank is creating a series of movies that present one of the greatest events of our time, the approaching merge between science and spirituality. His latest release, The Physics of the Soul is a thoughtful and hopeful for those of us who hope those using their minds discover their hearts. It features Dr. Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., author of “The Biology of Belief” (among other works); Dr. Norm Shealy, M.D., author “90 Days to Self-Health”; Dr. Stuart R. Hameroff, M.D., Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies; Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., President Emeritus Institute of Noetic Sciences; William Tiller, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Stanford University; Lynne McTaggart, author “The Field”; Dr. Larry Dossey, M.D., author “One Mind” and Gary Zukav, author “The Heart of the Soul” among the interviews.
You can go here to see the trailer and rent to watch or obtain copies of The Physics of the Soul as well as finding out about Frank’s three previous films on consciousness, Beyond Reason, Beyond Belief and Beyond Me…