Posts Posts by: "Rev. Terry Shea"

Many of you may have wondered who Marlo Stanfield is and what the quote from him has to do with anything and why I trotted out this quote from him.  This is his way of taking a radical approach to the topic of Sunday’s lecture, insecurity and uncertainty. Have you noticed that despite all…(Read More)

Do you know that when a random sampling of people were given the option of speaking in public or dying and that considerable number of them chose death? As someone who speaks in public all of the time and has for a long time, I found this shocking. “What could possibly be so bad about…(Read More)

Many of our leaders and teachers say that Religious Science and The Science of the Mind is the greatest teaching the world has ever seen and that Centers for Spiritual LIving is the “spiritual answer” for our time; that we are needed right now, at this juncture in human history as never before. This is…(Read More)

Religious myth serves to metaphorically describe and make tangible the characteristic phenomena, experiences, and insights encountered during the intense mystic state. The term “mystic” has unfortunately become too associated with later Catholic esotericism to be useful. The term “mythic” helps to keep our conceptual framework fully associated in metaphysics as we know it in Religious…(Read More)

Let’s face it the protomyth of our culture, Genesis states EVERYTHING was created from the spoken word.  God said “Let it BE!” and it was. Elsewhere, in the Gospel of John it says, “My words  are life and they are spirit and they accomplish that whereto they are sent.” (John 6:16)  So from…(Read More)

A wealthy retired man was suffering from a deep-seated fatigue that made his very bones ache.  His doctor told him that he should get a job of some kind.  He protested, “But Doc!  I am so utterly exhausted all the time, I can barely make it through the day.”  The doctor replied.  “My friend…(Read More)

“If we want to live and love with our whole hearts and if we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way – especially shame, fear and vulnerability.” I’ve always felt mildly suspicious about the claims from some folks that…(Read More)

“What does Wholehearted Living have to do with imperfection?” That’s what I wanted to know. I was initially fascinated by Brené Brown’s TED talk on the power of vulnerability and then confused to learn that embracing one’s vulnerability was the access point to something called Wholehearted Living. To be honest I wasn…(Read More)

We think we react to the world as it is, when in fact we react to the world as it exists in our minds. This inner world is so powerful that it interferes with our ability to see reality and as a result we are often overwhelmed with the fear of what might happen. Unfortunately…(Read More)