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This allows us to continue to offer you an ever expanding range of articles and even more graphics!  We hope you like the new format.  Your comments are always welcome.  We need your thoughts and guidance in order to provide the newsletter you want.

Our newsletter begins and ends with thoughts about serenity.  Our first article is by James Allen, the famous author of "As A Man Thinketh".  We end our newsletter with the Serenity Prayer.  Both emphasize how essential a sense of inner peace is to the cultivation of all other spiritual qualities which we seek to manifest in our lives.  We're certain you'll find both the article and the prayer worthwhile.

We continue with our collection of essays by Ernest Holmes, with his thoughts on "What and Why is Man" in which he expresses his views on the essential nature of humankind and our integrated relationship with our Creator.  As always, Dr. Holmes' thoughts are empowering and encouraging. 

In addition, we offer two unique perspectives on the spiritual life - first, Emilie Cady's article "Heirs to the Kingdom" and Wallace D. Wattles perhaps controversial thoughts on "The Right to be Rich".  For those of us who think money is the root of all evil, this article may stimulate new thinking.

In addition to an affirmation for health, you'll find a new spiritual poem, this one entitled, "Tomorrow".

Finally, our newsletter also includes an article by one of our most popular writers, Steve Roberts and his new essay, "Family of the Heart" in which he explores the connections that exist between us all through a thoughtful review of the life of artist Robert Rauschenberg.

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Essay:  Serenity   by James Allen (Author of "As a Man Thinketh")

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought. 

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought. As he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene. 

The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanor is strongly equable. 

The strong calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm. That exquisite poise of character which we call serenity is the last lesson culture; it is the flowering of life, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold - yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money-seeking looks in comparison with a serene life - a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm!  "How many people we know who sour their lives, who ruin all that is sweet and beautiful by explosive tempers, who destroy their poise of character, and make bad blood!

It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control. How few people we meet in life who are well-balanced, who have that exquisite poise which is characteristic of the finished character!"  Yes, humanity surges with uncontrolled passion, is tumultuous with ungoverned grief, is blown about by anxiety and doubt. Only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him. 

Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this - in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep; wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power.  Say unto your heart, "Peace, be still!" 

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Essay:  Why and What is Man?                                    by Ernest Holmes                                  



We find in the physical universe that automatic laws govern everything; for instance, the tree cannot say “I will not,” because of the law that holds it in place; it grows without any volition of its own. So it is with all nature; but when we come to man we find a different manifestation of the Spirit, a being who can say “I choose.” In all creation, man alone is an individual; man alone is free; and yet man alone wants, is sick, suffers, and is unhappy. ‘Man marks the earth with ruin”; why? because he has not found his true nature. The very thing that should free him, and eventually will do so, now limits him. God could not make an individual without making him able to think, and he cannot think without bringing upon himself the results of his thought, good or bad. This does not mean using two powers, but using the One from two standpoints. Nothing in itself is either good or bad; all things exist in mind as a potentiality; mind is eternally acting upon thought, continually producing its own images from mind, and casting them out into manifestation. Man must be the outcome of the desire of the Spirit to make something which expresses the same life that It feels. Man is made to be a companion of the Infinite; but to arrive at this exalted plane of being, he must have his freedom, and be let alone to discover his own nature; to return love to his Creator only when he chooses to do so. At the doorway, then, of man’s mind this wonderful God has to wait. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock”; the opening must be on the part of the individual.

Man lives in a mind that presses in upon him from all sides with infinite possibilities, with infinite creative power. The divine urge of infinite love crowds itself upon him, and awaits his recognition. Being the image of this Power, his thought also must be the Word or cause in the life. At the center of his being is all the power that he will need on the path of his unfoldment; all the mind that man has is as much of this Infinite Mind as he allows to flow through him. We have often thought of God as far off, and of man as a being separate from the All Good; now we are coming to see that God and man are one, and that that One is simply awaiting man’s recognition, that he may spring into being and become to man all that he could wish or want. “As the father has inherent life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life within himself.” It could not be otherwise; we are all in Mind and Mind is always creating for us as we think; and as we are think­ing creatures, always thinking, our happiness depends upon our thought. Let us consider the law of our life.


SPIRIT creates through law. The law is always mind in action. Mind cannot act unless intelligence sets it in motion. In the great universal mind man is a center of intelligence, and every time he thinks he sets mind into action. What is the activity of this mind in relation to man’s thought? It has to be one of mental correspondence; that is, mind has to reflect whatever thought it casts into it. Wonderful as Universal Mind is, it has no choice but to create whatever thought is given it; if it could contradict that thought, it would not be a unit, since this would be recognizing something outside itself. This is a point in Truth which should not be overlooked. The ONE MIND knows only its own ability to make whatever is given It; It sees no other power and never analyzes or dissects; It simply KNOWS, and the reason why people do not understand this is that they have not realized what mind is. The ordinary individual thinks of mind only from the limitation of his own environment. The concept he has of mind is the concept of his own thinking, which is very limited.

We are surrounded by an All Seeing, All Knowing Mind, which is One and runs through all. The belief in the dual mind has destroyed practically all philosophies and religions of the ages, and will continue to do so until the world comes to see that there is but One. Whatever name is given it there is but One. It is this One that creates for us, whatever we believe. Our thought operative through this One produces all our affairs. We are all centers in this Mind, centers of creative thought activity. There is nothing which appears in the manifest Universe other than an objectified thought, whether it be a bump on your head, a growth on your foot or a planet. It could not be there were it not made out of Mind, for mind is all there is to make anything out of. Whatever is made is made out of it. Nothing exists or can exist without a source from which it springs.

We are not dealing with a negative as well as a positive Power — not two powers but one; a power that sees neither good nor evil, as we see it. It knows only that it is all, and since it is all, it creates whatever is given it. From our limited standpoint we often think of good, and evil; not realizing that, as yet, we do not know the one from the other. What we call good to-day, we may call evil tomorrow, and what we think to be evil to-day, we may tomorrow proclaim as the greatest good we have known. Not so with the Great Universal Power of Mind; It sees only Itself, and Its infinite ability to create.

To the thinking person this will mean much; he will see that he is no longer living in a limited universe, a world of powers, but that he is immersed in an Infinite Creative Medium which, because of Its Nature, has to create for him whatever he believes. Jesus understood this, and in a few simple words, laid down the law of life: “It is done unto all people as they believe.” This is a great thing to keep in mind. It is done unto us; we do not have to do it, for it is done unto us of a power that knows itself to be all there is. Could we even believe that some material mountain would be moved, the power is there to do it. Without this belief there is no real impulse for the Creative Mind, and we do not get an affirmative answer. We must realize more clearly that this Great Power has to operate through us.


CREATIVE. MIND cannot force itself upon us because we have the power of self-choice. It recognizes us when we recognize it. When we think that we are limited or have not been heard, it must take that thought and bring it into manifestation for us.

When we look about us and see nature so beautiful, so lavish and so limitless, when we realize that something, some power, is behind all, and sees to it that plenty obtains everywhere, so that in all things manifest there is more than could be used; and when on the other hand we see man so limited, sick, sad and needy, we are disposed to ask this question: “Is God good after all? Does He really care for the people of His creation? Why am I sick? Why am I poor ?“ Little do we realize that the answer is in our own mouths, in the creative power of our own thought. The average person when told the Truth will still seek some other way.

God has already done for us in a mechanical way — all that He can do; and having been given the ability, we will have to do for ourselves the rest. Yet the Great Power is always near, ready at any time to help, but we must use it according to its own nature in harmony with its laws. Man should learn that he himself is the center of this Divine activity. Realizing this, he must seek more and more to utilize his own Divine nature, and by so doing he will come more fully under the protection of the great laws that govern all life, manifest and unmanifest. Whatever man is, he must find that because he is made out of God, he must be of the same nature. This Infinite One cannot know anything outside of itself; anything that would be a contradiction of its Divine nature; man’s ignorance of his real nature binds him with his own freedom, until he comes to see things as they really are, and not as they appear to be.

In the Infinity of mind, which is the principle of all metaphysics and of all life, there is nothing but mind, and that which mind does. That is all there is in the Universe.

That is all there ever was or ever will be. This mind is acted upon by our thought, and so our thought becomes the law of our lives. It is just as much a law in our individual lives as God’s thought is in the larger life of the Universe.

For the sake of clearness, think of yourself as in this Mind, think of yourself as a center in it. That is your principle. You think, and Mind produces the thing. One of the big points to remember is that we do not have to create; all that we have to do is to think. Mind, the only Mind that there is, creates.

Few people seem to understand the nature of the law and so think that they have got to do something, even if it is only holding a thought; thinking or knowing is what does the thing. It will make it much easier for us when we realize that we do not have to make anything, just to know; that there is something back of the knowing which does the work for us.

That person gets the best results who realizes that he can use this divine principle; he who can get the clearest concept of his idea, and who can rely on mind to do for him, keeping everything out of his thought that would contradict the supremacy of Spirit or Mind.

By simply holding a thought we could not make anything but by knowing in mind what cannot we do?


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We are also pleased to announce the recent release of "Affirmations of Ernest Holmes" - a collection of 20 of Dr. Holmes' most powerful and effective affirmations and treatments.  Each of the affirmations was designed by him to create the best mental attitude and sense of feeling that will promote positive change according to the subject matter of the affirmation.

The affirmations cover a wide range of topics from healing and excellent health, to increased abundance and prosperity, to a greater sense of uni8ty and oneness with Spirit.  These affirmations have been practiced by hundreds of thousands of people for decades and have been found to work with great effectiveness.

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Affirmation:  (Selection from The Conscious Word Daily Affirmation)                       


I am a spiritual being - my body is perfect,

           Made in His likeness and image.

          The Light now streams through every cell and fiber.

         I give thanks for my radiant health.



(The preceding is a selection from our daily affirmation, emailed directly to you each morning, called The Conscious Word.  You can obtain more information by clicking Here.) 


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Essay:  Family of the Heart               by Steve Roberts

I love to make new acquaintances after they’re dead.  I’m an obituary man.  My favorites are those that leave me feeling some long-lost brother or sister has left their body before we learned we were related and had a chance to compare notes.  Such is my response to the recent New York Times obituary of Robert Rauschenberg.  His presence in my family of the heart reminds me how agreeably vast and assorted this family is.  I wouldn’t bet against it including you. 

I think a friend of mine once told me he went to college with “Chris Rauschenberg, the son of the artist.”  That’s about as close as I’ve come to knowing anything about the man (by name, anyway) until I read the Times’ death narrative.  Since it mentioned a 44 year-old London Sunday Telegram story hailing Mr. Rauschenberg as “the most important American artist since Jackson Pollock,” I’m sure I’ve seen plenty of his work;  I just can’t say what or where.  My enchantment with art is the same as my enchantment with anything else—the flight and sounds of birds I’ll likely never know the name of, for instance.  Just the other night I saw one of the most beautiful films about big love I’ve ever watched, and you could bribe me with a hundred foot massages and I still couldn’t come up with the title.  It’s a wonder I can tell you Grandma Moses painted the Mona Lisa.

Obviously love of art is not knowledge of art.  The kinship I enjoy with Mr. Rauschenberg, therefore, emanates solely from whatever perspective we share that transcends our worldly activities.  And my understanding of that perspective is limited to the contents of a single obituary discovered during my regular scan of notables who’ve shed their need for pockets.  It’s rather fitting when you think about it.  Mr. Rauschenberg himself was a master of conjuring beauty out of what art wonks call “found objects.”  Why, if he’d been a chef we’d be calling him the czar of Lazarian Cuisine (i.e., the magic of resurrecting leftovers, named after the guy Jesus brought back to life).  I, meanwhile, say we can find the meaning of life in a grain of sand or The Nosepickers’ Ballet just as surely as we might find it in scripture or the pearls of a saint…if we’re willing to abandon all preconceptions and look deeply enough within ourselves.

Here’s a grain of sand I found in Mr. Rauschenberg’s obituary: a quote attributed to him that begins, “Anything you do will be an abuse of someone else aesthetics….” 

I feel my own myriad scars; I think of the leaders, wizards and Pooh-Bahs I’ve met or heard tell of; heck, I reflect on anybody with whom I’ve shared more than a handshake and it just seems that understanding and acting on the implications of that statement defines our peace of mind and our role in the world as much as any other single factor. 

Person, family, business, nation—it’s all the same so far as I can tell.  Living begins when we start our endless love affair with life’s number one question: “Who will I/we be or die trying?”  Its marrow is fire, the sacred passion deep within us to embrace the essential: Who will I be regardless of the chattering judgmental voices in my head and their cousins, the voices of society, including the people I revere the most…and fear the most? 

Nietzsche said, “He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear with almost any ‘how’.”  The truth of this statement is amply proven by stories from concentration camps.  But it also applies to those of us who journey only through so-called ordinary life.  What other than “purpose” or “meaning” keeps adversity in any of its countless forms from overwhelming us from time to time?  (One might say our nation’s choice after 9/11 to not mobilize around the question “Who will we be or die trying?” or more simply, “What does it mean to be an American?” is a big reason why U.S. behavior has caused our moral leadership to take a hit in the world community.)  Viktor Frankel, psychiatrist and Auschwitz survivor who wrote the classic ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ said, “…a human being is not one in pursuit of happiness but rather in search of a reason to become happy….” 

And not someone else’s reason, but our own.  Which is why the ticket to misery is making choices that follow any voice other than the voice of our own inner heart.  Learning to hear and be guided by that voice just may be the essence of life.  Paramahansa Yogananda, in his ‘Autobiography of a Yogi,’ one of the best-selling spiritual books of the past 100 years, writes that every life circumstance can be addressed effectively with the judicious use of a single question: Who am I?  Buddhist tradition defines a “warrior” as one who has the courage to know oneself.  Tibetan tradition calls a “warrior” one who faces his or her fears.  Indeed, without a warrior’s perseverance, quieting the small-self buzzings of limitation (those voices threatened, or “abused,” by our innate passion for meaning) can feel like trying to hear a cricket at a Rolling Stones concert. 

My professional history has caused me to be asked on occasion, “What will it take for us to communicate effectively with the world?”  Over the years, the first words out of my mouth have become, “Learn to manage fear.”

Eyebrows have been known to hit the skylight in response—“fear” being the most despised four-letter word in American business, if not everywhere.

So I explain.

For individuals and institutions alike, the more we understand who we are committed to being, and the more clearly and powerfully we communicate that identity to the world, the easier it is for some people to reject us, having realized that what we’re proffering is too rich or scary or just plain unappealing to them.  Now, for the healthy company or person, this is good news.  Marketing is the art and science of establishing a heart-and-mind rapport with those one can actually serve, the exquisite fit of offer and need.  Excellent communication, a component of marketing, is respectful of its entire audience, helping those who shouldn’t be customers to say “No thanks,” just as easily as it helps those we can truly serve to say, “I want to know more.”  For an unhealthy company or person—one where the fear of rejection holds sway—such arresting, emotionally powerful, meaningful and memorable communication is impossible to create.  It’s not a mystery why so much of every kind of man-made expression deadens the soul, from TV ads to sermons. 

And it’s no mystery why so much of Robert Rauschenberg’s work does the opposite, likened as it is to a St. Bernard: uninhibited and mostly good natured.  He seems to have been generally unfettered about offending anyone’s esthetics, even his own.  His perspective included:

§        “Screwing things up is a virtue.”

§        “Being correct is never the point.”

§        “Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.”

§        And, “…knowing more only encourages your limitations,” a healthy take on the deadly human tendency of being attached to what we know and the effort we put in to learn it.

From the snapshot of Mr. Rauschenberg’s obituary, I’d say there are lots of us all over the world who are related to him (and to one another) by a measure much more compelling than DNA.  Ours is that family of the heart composed of warriors from every walk of life aspiring to live with optimism and generosity of spirit.  And if, at our next reunion, each of us were wearing a sandwich board stating one view we hold about ourselves, we’d recognize Mr. Rauschenberg because his would say something like, “A lot of people try to think up ideas.  I’m not one.  I’d rather accept the irresistible possibilities of what I can’t ignore.”

To find out more about Steve, see examples of his stone sculptures or read a chapter from his book, click Here.

 Steve Roberts is the author of Cool Mind Warm Heart, a collection of essays, stories, and photographs of stone sculptures he builds on his Vermont farm.  He can be found on the web at CoolMindWarmHeart.com and at TheHeartOfTheEarth.com.

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News:  The Conscious Word and Conscious Wisdom are Now Available With A 2 Week FREE Trial

The Conscious Word is an email newsletter sent directly to you each day.  Each issue contains an inspirational affirmation designed to help uplift your spirits and support your conscious efforts at personal and spiritual growth and development.

By practicing the affirmation which we email to you, for 3 to 4 minutes a day, you create an effective tool that will help you experience an ongoing positive change in your life. 

We all “know” many things.  However, “knowing” something, in and of itself, does not make it “true” to us.  We can read all about oranges; we can look at pictures of oranges and we can talk to people who have eaten oranges.  But, until we taste the orange ourselves, we do not truly understand the full truth about what an orange is. 

Likewise, we can experience the “truth”, the real nature, of many more subtle and essential concepts by “tasting” them.  One of the capabilities of an affirmation is to provide us with a “taste” of the subject matter of the affirmation.

However, something else is also at work in an affirmation.  One of the secrets of the universe is that when a human believes something is so, it becomes what he or she believes.

Jesus said “Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, `Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea,' it shall be done.  And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”  (Book of Matthew verses 21 and 22)

The key words in this quote are “If ye have faith and doubt not..” and “all things whatsoever ye shall ask believing..”

Jesus is describing this receptivity of the universe to human belief.  However, there are requirements for this belief to be effective.  Jesus says we must have “faith” without doubt and that we must “believe” as we ask.

James Allen’s famous premise “As a man Thinketh, so it is” expresses this same truth.

In essence, when we become utterly convinced of the truth of something, which means we have absolutely no doubts about it, the universe will be molded and shaped to match our conviction.  The challenging part is to find a way to become convinced of something that is not yet actualized.  To cultivate our faith.  This is where affirmations can help.

By taking a thought or collection of thoughts and impressing them deeply upon the mind with persistence and concentration,  a conviction can be cultivated.  Developing our own personal convictions, especially about ourselves, and then deepening and persisting in those convictions is a major key to our health, happiness and success in life.

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Each issue contains inspirational guidance and wisdom designed to help uplift your spirits and support your conscious efforts at personal and spiritual growth and development.  We're offering a Two Week Free Trial subscription, so that you can experience personally how Conscious Wisdom can help change your life.  The regular monthly subscription costs $3.50 each month.

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News:  New Product Line Added To Our Catalog:  Spiritual Classical Music
The Conscious Living Foundation is pleased to announce that we have added an entirely new category of music to our product catalog.  In addition to our wide variety of New Age music CDs and Cassettes, we are now offering a variety of classical recordings of the very highest quality.

This expanding selection of recordings are primarily performances by the acclaimed choral group Gloriae Dei Cantores.  You will find selections by Renaissance masters,   sacred music of Russia (including numbers by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky), Palestrina, Brahms and Mozart.

In addition, there are more traditional spiritual songs such as Amazing Grace, What A Friend We Have In Jesus and Simple Gifts.

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In our attempt to offer new products and services which support your efforts at personal and spiritual growth, The Conscious Living Foundation is now offering for the first time, a greatly expanded catalog of products.  We hope, once you see our low prices, that you'll think of us as your first source for all your needs.

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Conscious Friends - Creating a World-Wide Spiritual Community

Tens of thousands of people visit The Conscious Living Foundation website.  Married or single, male or female, youth or senior, we all appreciate having friends who share our common interest in personal and spiritual growth.  As we learn and mature, many of us have realized that relationships are an important part of creating and maintaining a harmonious and uplifting life. 

To that end, The Conscious Living Foundation is pleased to announce the formal launch of the Conscious Friends section of our website, in the hope that we all can find new like-minded friends, develop deeper relationships and work together to enhance our world.

Conscious Friends offers several excellent features designed to help us communicate with each other, including access to custom created profiles of spiritually oriented people, a wide range of stimulating and thought-provoking forums, public and private chat rooms, instant messaging and our own private and confidential internal email system.

However, the most valuable assets within Conscious Friends are the people who create the community.  Even in its infancy, we have members from Croatia, Great Britain, Switzerland, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Canada, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Portugal, Oman and Norway, as well as all over the United States.  And, our membership continues to grow every day.  Don't miss this great opportunity to discover how wide-spread, optimistic and hopeful our global spiritual community really is.

Joined together we can create a world-wide Spirit village, a global community of high-minded individuals who can help uplift and serve each other and all our brothers and sisters hungry for a deeper meaning in their lives. 

Membership is free, so we invite you to visit Conscious Friends and discover for yourself the great opportunities which await you - just click  Here.

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Essay - Heirs To The Kingdom          by Emilie Cady                      

Each of us must sooner or later stand alone with our god; nothing else works. Nothing else will ever make you master of your own destiny. Your own indwelling Spirit provides all the life and health, all the strength and peace and joy, all the wisdom and support that you can ever need or desire.  No one can give to you as can this indwelling Presence.  It is the spring of all joy and comfort and power.

We’ve believed we were helped and comforted by others, that we received our joy from circumstances outside of us, but that’s not so.  All joy and strength and good come from inside, and if we only knew this truth, we would know that nothing outside of us can take away our joy or our good.

Most of us have believed ourselves to be slaves (or victims) of circumstances.  Some have said that, at best, we are servants of the Most High.  Neither belief is true.

It’s time for us to wake up fully, to know that we are not slaves, not servants, but sons and daughters; “and if children, then heirs” (Rom 8:17).  Heirs to what? Heirs to all wisdom, so we need never make mistakes; heirs to all love, so we need never feel fear, envy, or jealousy; heirs to all strength, all power, all life, all good.

We’re so used to the sound of the words we heard in childhood that we often forget to look for the meaning in them.  Have you ever considered what it means to be “heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ” (Rom 8:17)?  It means, as Emerson said, that “every[one] is the inlet, and may become the outlet, for all that is in God." It means that all that God is and has is truly ours, the rightful heirs, if we can only claim our inheritance.

Paul said,

So long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a bondservant though he is lord of all; but is under guardians and stewards until the day appointed by the father.  So we also, when we were children [in understanding] were held in bondage under the rudiments of the world: but when the fullness of the time came, . . . And because ye are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying Abba, Father.  So that thou art no longer a bondservant but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God” (Gal 4:1-7).

The “Spirit of his Son” is the risen Christ that dwells in each of us. And it is through that indwelling Christ that we are to receive all that God has and is¾as much or little as we can (or dare to!) claim.

No matter what you thought started you on this journey, it was really because it was God’s “fullness of time” (Gal 4:4) for you to claim your inheritance.  You could no longer be satisfied with, or in slavery to, the material world.  God’s “fullness of time” for you is now.  It’s time for you to be free, to have dominion over the material world, to be no longer a servant, but a first-born, in full possession of your inheritance!

Yet even as we take in that wonderful truth, we realize that we’re no longer to be looking for rewards, or for a belief to follow.  We’re not on this journey to get something, or to follow someone, but to find a new way to live life.  And in the course of these Lessons, we’ll take the first steps toward a new life¾of freedom, perfect love, and all good.

As we begin the walk, we discover that every right thought we think, every unselfish word or action, must¾by unchanging laws¾lead to good results for us.  But on our way, we must learn not to focus on these results.  Instead, we must learn to be the Truth, consciously.  We must learn to be, consciously the love, the wisdom, the life that we always truly are, though unconsciously¾and let the results take care of themselves.

We bring these qualities to our consciousness by taking daily time alone, focusing on the divine Presence within us.  In daily meditation lies the secret of power.  No one can grow in spiritual knowledge or power without it.  No one would ever dream of becoming, say, a master musician without daily practice! You need to practice the presence of God just as you would practice music.

You may be so busy working and even helping others that it seems there’s no time to go off by yourself.  But the invitation is clear: “Come ye yourselves apart . . . and rest a while” (Mark 6:31).  And that’s the only way to gain the definite knowledge, true wisdom, steady purpose, or the power to meet the unknowns of daily life, that sets us free.

The thing to remember is that doing is secondary to being: when we are consciously the Truth, it radiates from us and does the works without our running around looking busy.  So if you have no time for this quiet meditation, make time; take time.  If you look carefully, you’ll find some things better left undone.  You may spend time chatting with friends or neighbors that, rather than diffusing your energy, could be spent “refueling” in the silence.  Even some unselfish act may not be so important that you should neglect your regular, daily meditation.

And when you do withdraw from the world into the silence, don’t think about yourself or your failures, but focus on God.  Let all your thoughts center on your relation to the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.  Let all the old fears and trouble go for awhile; work at turning your thoughts away from them to some line from a hymn, a Psalm, or statement of Truth.

Unless you’ve tried it, you’ll never know how this simple practice quiets the nerves, reduces fears, and dissolves the stresses of the day into nothing.  So never let your minutes or hours apart be a time of effort or concern, but always a time of peace: just calm, quiet waiting¾alone with the Presence within.

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News:  Special Discounts

If you're considering buying a gift for a friend or loved one, why not select gifts that can genuinely make a difference in their lives?  This time, give books, candle holders, incense, hand made soaps, videos, spoken word CDs and a huge variety of other products that will continue to inspire and encourage throughout the year.  To view our entire catalog of products, click Here.

We make buying even easier with our Special Product discounts.  We have collected together some of our most popular spoken word audio CDs at tremendous savings.  Click Here to see our great selection of best sellers and favorites.  They include audio versions of your all time favorites, perfect to listen to while driving or exercising.

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News:  Exploring The Free Downloads Library of The Conscious Living Foundation


One of the most popular sections of our website is our Free Downloads Library.  It is made up of several sections which are updated on a continuous basis (Click on any underlined words to go directly to that section):


Spoken Word Audio 

(Lectures, Talks, Sermons, Recorded Comments, Classes and Workshops)


Our Spoken Word Audio section currently includes recordings made by Mahatma Gandhi, Rabbi Michael Laitman, Billy Graham, Amee Semple McPherson, Kathryn Kulman, William Simpson, Krishnamurti and The Dalai Lama.


In addition, it contains recordings of works such as:  The Book of Proverbs, The Game of Life by Florence Scovel Shin, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A' Kempis, Practicing The Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, The Dialogs of St. Catherine of Siena and As a Man Thinketh and Byways To Blessedness by James Allen.



(Music and sounds from a variety of sources, styles and historical periods)


Our Music and Audio section contain a wide range of musical styles from various historical periods, but all "spiritual" in nature.  They currently include selections from such albums as:  Yoga Heart Healing, MasterPeace, Harmony in Disarray, Siddartha, Hush and Feel, Gospel Music, Tara Mantras, Soul Calls, The Kyoto Connection, Daughter of Love, Dream World, Buddhist Chanting, Songs For The Soul, Mind Sailing, Timeless Vibrations, Heart of the Mother, Yosemite Suite, Connected, The Cosmic Chants of Paramahansa Yogananda, Marti Walker, Hindu Chants, The Reflecting Pool, Winter Snow and Strings and Root Road Flute.



(Large variety of films and videos, historic and modern, documentary and talks)


Our Video section currently contains:  The Ocean At Dusk - Guided Relaxation, A Biography of Mother Teresa, Meditation and Movement, Imagination Meditation, Laughter Meditation, Music for Meditation and Healing, A CNN Report on the Health Benefits of Meditation, A Biography of Mary Baker Eddy, A Man of God - An Interview with Leonard Ravenhill, Paramahansa Yogananda & Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda & Ramana Maharshi, Paramahansa Yogananda at Mt. Washington, Paramahansa Yogananda on a Walk In New York, Paramahansa Yogananda Demonstrating How To Sleep, Krishnamurti Talks on Freedom, Krishnamurti Talks on Life and Death, Krishnamurti  Talks on Meditation and Krishnamurti Talks on World Suffering.


Still Images

(Nature Pictures, Saints, Sages, Gurus, Mandalas, Chakras, Fine Art)


Our collection of pictures is too large to list in detail, but we promise that you will browse for quite some time in order to see them all.


Complete Audio Classics

(Complete Plays, Radio Dramatizations, Books Read Aloud

and Stories To Entertain The Entire Family

- With a special collection for children)


Our audio classics are dramatic portrayals designed to primarily entertain, but with wholesome content that expresses positive values and that are suitable for the entire family to experience together.  They include such titles as:


The Importance of Being Earnest, Treasure Island, A Tale of Two Cities, War of the Worlds, Abraham Lincoln, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Immortal Sherlock Holmes, Around The World In 80 Days, Pickwick Papers, Julius Caesar and Jane Eyre.


In addition, there is a special Children's Section containing dramatizations and readings especially created for younger children.  They include such titles as:  The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Jack and The Bean Stalk, Puss and Boots, Blue Beard, Thumbelina, Cinderella, Twas the Night Before Christmas, Snowdrop and the 7 Dwarves, Robin Hood, The Golden Fleece, Beauty and The Beast, Rapunzel, King Arthur, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Magic Carpet and many, many more!


Wall Paper

(Large Beautiful Pictures with Inspirational Quotes Suitable To Place on The Background of Your Computer Desktop or Screensaver Program.)


The images in this section of the newsletter are a few of the selections contained in our Wall Paper Download Library.  To read the inspirational inscriptions, visit us by clicking "Wall Paper" above.



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Article:  You Are Worthy      by Nancye Sims

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. 
It is because we are different that each of us is special. 
Do not set your goals by what other people deem important. 
Only you know what is best for you. 
Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart. 
Cling to them as you would your life,
for without them, life is meaningless. 
Do not let your life slip through your fingers 
by living in the past nor for the future. 
By living your life one day at a time,
you live all the days of your life. 
Do not give up when you still have something to give. 
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. 
It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other. 
Do not be afraid to encounter risks. 
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave. 
Do not shut love out of your life 
by saying it is impossible to find. 
The quickest way to receive love is to give love; 
The fastest way to lose love 
is to hold it too tightly. 
Do not dismiss your dreams. 
To be without dreams is to be without hope; 
To be without hope is to be without purpose. 
Do not run through life so fast that you forget 
not only where you have been, 
but also where you are going. 
Life is not a race, but a journey 
to be savored each step.
Reprinted from www.InspirationLine.com



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Essay:  The Right To Be Rich       by Wallace D. Wattles

WHATEVER may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.

A man develops in mind, soul, and body by making use of things, and society is so organized that man must have money in order to become the possessor of things; therefore, the basis of all advancement for man must be the science of getting rich.

The object of all life is development; and everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.

Man's right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich.

The man who owns all he wants for the living of all the life he is capable of living is rich; and no man who has not plenty of money can have all he wants. Life has advanced so far, and become so complex, that even the most ordinary man or woman requires a great amount of wealth in order to live in a manner that even approaches completeness. Every person naturally wants to become all that they are capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature; we cannot help wanting to be all that we can be. Success in life is becoming what you want to be; you can become what you want to be only by making use of things, and you can have the free use of things only as you become rich enough to buy them. To understand the science of getting rich is therefore the most essential of all knowledge.

There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy. The man who does not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the man who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is abnormal.

There are three motives for which we live; we live for the body, we live for the mind, we live for the soul. No one of these is better or holier than the other; all are alike desirable, and no one of the three--body, mind, or soul--can live fully if either of the others is cut short of full life and expression. It is not right or noble to live only for the soul and deny mind or body; and it is wrong to live for the intellect and deny body or soul.

We are all acquainted with the loathsome consequences of living for the body and denying both mind and soul; and we see that real life means the complete expression of all that man can give forth through body, mind, and soul. Whatever he can say, no man can be really happy or satisfied unless his body is living fully in every function, and unless the same is true of his mind and his soul. Wherever there is unexpressed possibility, or function not performed, there is unsatisfied desire. Desire is possibility seeking expression, or function seeking performance.

Man cannot live fully in body without good food, comfortable clothing, and warm shelter; and without freedom from excessive toil. Rest and recreation are also necessary to his physical life .

He cannot live fully in mind without books and time to study them, without opportunity for travel and observation, or without intellectual companionship.

To live fully in mind he must have intellectual recreations, and must surround himself with all the objects of art and beauty he is capable of using and appreciating.

To live fully in soul, man must have love; and love is denied expression by poverty.

A man's highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The man who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a man. It is in the use of material things that a man finds full life for his body, develops his mind, and unfolds his soul. It is therefore of supreme importance to him that he should be rich.

It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich; if you are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so. It is perfectly right that you should give your best attention to the Science of Getting Rich, for it is the noblest and most necessary of all studies. If you neglect this study, you are derelict in your duty to yourself, to God and humanity; for you can render to God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.

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News:  Conscious Money Circulation "Abundant Blessings"

Would you like to have a greater feeling of being in the flow of abundance?   Is the activity of paying your bills a time of stress and anxiety for you?  The meditation, affirmations and background music on this CD were created to provide an uplifting and expansive experience of abundance and prosperity while paying bills.

Abundant Blessings © contains a meditation and affirmations for Conscious Money circulation. The meditation guides you within, to a place of centered calm. Affirmations of abundance and gratitude play in the background while you pay your bills or any time that you would like to be uplifted.

Play this CD and transform the mundane into the miraculous as you pay bills with gratitude and JOY!

To find out more about Abundant Blessings, click Here.


News:  First Spanish Products - Conscious Word, Conscious Wisdom and E-books

The Conscious Living Foundation is proud to announce the translation of our website into Spanish.  The entire website, with all of our articles, poems, inspiring stories, affirmations, previous newsletters, quotations and affirmations are now available.  We are excited about the prospect of being able to reach others who were unable to share in all of the resources of the site because they didn't read English.  To visit the Spanish language version of our site, click Here.


In addition, we have begun creating our first products for those who prefer to read in Spanish.  The Conscious Word and Conscious Wisdom are both now available in a Spanish version. 


We have also translated 14 wonderful, inspirational masterpieces and are offering them as E-books in Spanish.  The titles include:

As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
Prosperity by Charles Filmore
The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
The Tao Te Ching
A Lamp Unto My Feet by Walter Lanyon
The Science of Getting Rich  by Wallace D. Wattles
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda (2 volumes)
Above Life's Turmoil by James Allen
An Introduction to Yoga by Annie Besant
Teach Us To Pray by Charles Filmore
The Power of Thought by Thomas Hamblin
The Secret Door To Success by Florence Scovel Shin
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Charles Johnson
Your Word is Your Wand by Florence Scovel Shin


This E-book collection in Spanish can be purchased for $7.00 by clicking  Here.


He desterrado el pasado

Ahora vivo en el maravilloso presente

Donde regocijantes sorpresas

Llegan envolviendome

Todos los dias.


If you have any suggestion on other titles which we should translate, or other languages we should support, we would love to hear from you.  You can email us at: 


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News:  Destiny Designer - A Practical Aid To Organize Your Life

Even when we read spiritual books; even when we exercise; even when we practice affirmations and positive thinking;
even when we pray and meditate - it is not enough until we undertake these actions - consistently every day. 

If we aren't organized, we aren't committed.

Virtually all organized, responsible business professionals carry them. They are essential.  They are the omnipresent symbols of our busy, complicated lives. They are, of course…day planners. And until now they have performed just two functions, where to be or what to do next: the next meeting, the next event, the next task, the next party, the next phone call...

Now there is the Destiny Designer,™ a breakthrough personal calendar/planner that demands your focus on enhancing the fullness and richness of your life as much as it does managing your daily routine. If you use this one-of-a-kind tool every day, you will create the life you most passionately desire!

In our busy lives we often do that which screams for our attention first, not what truly moves our lives forward in a real and fulfilling way. Destiny Designer™ is designed to keep you centered on what is actually important in your life - not merely what you must get done in your profession.  Find Out More - Click Here.


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A Poem by William Simpson -


When everything is said

When all words cease

When the breeze is still

When the birds sleep


When there is calm between friends and

Lovers peacefully share their bed


When every care is embraced,

When every thought is satisfied


A joy shall awaken

A faint flame shall kindle

Slowly spreading itself through

Sleepy souls cold and bitterly aching

For its warmth.


It shall grow into a great conflagration

Igniting every sorrow and pain

Withering every fear and regret

Until united in our great shared joy


We shall merge into that greater Joy

Holding hands and embracing

Uncontrollable laughter resounding with relief,


Tears washing the crevices of our smiles

Forgiveness and understanding clothing us

In angelic radiance


Unbounded recognition of our

Shared love and kinship

Dissolving the last barrier.


Voices in accord,

Harmonizing in serenity and felicity

Transported in one shared delight




We shall go out in joy

And be led back in peace and

The mountains and hills before us

Shall burst into song.


(From the collection, "From The Path - Verses On The Mystic Journey" click Here for more)

Copyright 2004 by The Conscious Living Foundation, All Rights Reserved

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News:  Two New Music CDs:  "Soul Calls" and "Yoga Heart Healing"


Spirituality is a quiet inner quality that eclipses all boundaries of land, caste, profession, and religion, - and it manifests in many ways. For those whose spirituality seeks an ever deepening personal peace, the music of the SOUL CALLS provides a peaceful, soothing vibrational environment for the heart and mind of the listener. For those who are actively engaged in the interior life of loving God, the lyrics of the SOUL CALLS affirm the longing for and the presence of the Divine Beloved. Touching the heart of the peace-giver, the spiritual seeker and the devotee alike, the SOUL CALLS take the consciousness within ~ to the place of peace.   Click Here




YOGA HEART HEALING was created from the need to heal Anahata, the fourth chakra, considered the seat of universal love.   Anahata is the color green.  Our recording was created to support your practice of yoga, massage and other nurturing and healing activities.


Inspired by Dharma teachings from both Hindu and Buddhist wisdom, Yoga Heart Healing will open your heart chakra with its rich vibrant textures of soothing melodic transitions.  - just click Here!


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Essay:  The Twelve Promises of Alcoholics Anonymous
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through . . .


  1. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
  2. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
  3. We will comprehend the word serenity.
  4. We will know peace.
  5. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
  6. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
  7. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
  8. Self-seeking will slip away.
  9. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
  10. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
  11. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
  12. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.


Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fullfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.


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News:  New Audio CD - Embracing The Stillness - Lessons In Meditation


Embracing The Stillness is a collection of meditation techniques explained and practiced with the Director of The Conscious Living Foundation, William Simpson.

It contains the following tracks:

  1. Discovering The Purpose of Our Lives  (2:29)
  2. How To Meditate  (3:22)
  3. Meditation on a Devotional Phrase  (11:01)
  4. Affirmation for Relaxation and Happiness  (6:45)
  5. Learning the Technique of Meditating on Om  (5:46)
  6. Meditation on Chanting Om  (6:25)
  7. Affirmation for Health, Wealth and Wisdom  (8:28)
  8. Sitting in the Stillness  (3:31)
  9. Affirmation for Perfection, Immortality and Light  (11:25)
  10. Visualization and Prayer for Others  (2:44)
  11. What We Believe  (1:31)

"There is an essential part of our being which exists beyond thought and feeling - pure awareness.  When we can remain present, alert and calm, we discover the fertile ground upon which we can plant the seeds of immediate growth, positive change and joy". 

William Simpson -
from "Embracing The Stillness"

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Essay:  The Twelve Steps of Co-Dependents Anonymous and Serenity Prayer

1.  We admitted we were powerless over others, that our lives had become unmanageable.

  1. 2.  Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  2. 3.  Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood God.
  3. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  4. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  5. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  6. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  7. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  8. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others.
  9. Continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  10. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.
  11. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other codependents and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the Serenity

to accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

and Wisdom to know the difference




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