By Rev. Steven Van Meter
March 2014 Blog
Do you have a dream deep in your heart that you want to pursue? If you do, have you taken the first step necessary to achieve it? Taking the first step is perhaps the most difficult thing to do in achieving a dream. There are lots of mental obstacles that might make it difficult to take that first step.
Here are some “don'ts” to help you solve the mental obstacles:
Rev. Steven Van Meter
Center for Spiritual Living Menifee Valley
Blog for February 2014
Does the month of February, with Saint Valentine ’s Day right in the middle of the month, remind us of the love in our life or our lack of love? All of the relationships in our lives are expressions of Spirit. What is the primary love relationship in your life? Is it your partner, your parents, your job or your lover? Your primary relationship should be with your Source, your Higher Power or whatever you choose to call God in your life!
Before we can reach for an outer relationship with someone, we must form a good relationship with ourselves. Your lover is not to be found out there somewhere; it is a new depth to be discovered within yourself. You are the person you have been waiting for. We give from our overflow. How do you treat yourself when you have made some silly mistake? Do you find it easy to accept a compliment? Are you quick to divert a flattering remark?
As a student of Truth, it’s important to realize that you live at the very heart and center of the Universe of love. We need to give way to love. To release something within ourselves that is already present within us.
Forming relationships is not about finding the right person; it’s about being the right person and a new level within ourselves to be discovered.
Rev. Steven Van Meter is our senior minister and Community Spiritual Leader at CSLMV.