Here you'll find a complete list of recorded lectures, available on CD-ROM or for download, given by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990.
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The Accomplishments of Meditation (011-2 Sunday 10/24/1954)
Meditation is key to developing our character. What is character but the quality of consciousness made manifest. We cannot change the consciousness without touching higher frequencies, higher envisionment, higher realizations, higher channelings, realized only through meditation. Excerpts...
Brief Specific Meditations and Thorough Depth Meditations (012-1 Sunday 10/31/1954)
A focus on the importance of meditation and the individual preparation prior to one's meditation periods. Provides a variety of approaches to prayer and meditation along with examples of prayer customs in various cultures. Daily prayer and meditaion are the means by which the eternity consciousness and you will become completely linked. Excerpts...
Meditation: The Gateway to Life's Highest Goal (021-2 Sunday 4/3/1955)
This talk highlights the importance of meditation, the proper technique, and outlines different types of meditation. Flower says we have no excuse for not meditating. She says, any person who can think at all can meditate. She emphasizes that meditation is central to our spiritual training. It is through meditation that we connect to our higher selves and God, grow spiritually and are rightly directed in our daily lives. Excerpts...
Meditation (043-1 Sunday 3/4/1956)
Discussion of historic past of America, Russia, and England Excerpts...
Discovering Gateways into Light (056-1 Sunday 7/22/1956)
Meditation is the most fertile and the most effectual way by which God can be approached. Meditation is spiritual concentration, requiring we empty ourselves, create the right mood, practice stillness and envision positive archetypes. Examples of keynotes to bring us to positive attention. Meditation is a perpetual return to God, our inner sanctuary. Excerpts...
How Thoughts Influence Life (in San Diego) (150-1 Sunday 4/23/1961)
Flower stresses the importance of being aware of and using rightly the power of our thoughts. You think a thought and it is a living thing. It is a moving thing. It is color. It is pattern. And the clearer your thought is in meditation or prayer, the larger the pattern of your thought will be as it moves along. If you are very reverent, your thought pattern will move up. It is very important for every Christian to arouse himself, to shake off the lethargy that has been upon him, and to see that his mind is fully dedicated to God because there is that above mind, which is much greater than mind, which will use all the forces of the mental powers in order to guide them, to instruct, to teach, to mold, to bless the energies of consciousness as well as of emotions and of the physical body and of the affairs in the world. Excerpts...
Silence and What It Is (205-1 Sunday 11/11/1962)
Differentiates Silence from prayer and meditation. Describes three stages in Silence: conditioning ourselves for divine reception, standing receptively in God's light, entering a higher state of being. States that Silence is entering the boundary of God's great country of the Eternal. Gives keynotes of Silence, including stillness, joy; and expectancy. Excerpts...
The Way Within (231-1 Sunday 9/15/1963)
Our unconscious mind gives us many clues and instructions in our dreams at night. This inner side of ourselves gives us wonder opportunities and potentials to work on and sometimes startling revelations. Excerpts...
Keep This Day Fortified (233-1 Sunday 10/13/1963)
Flower A. Newhouse shares ideas from her earlier booklet, The Armor of the Spiritual Life, telling us we are each given the same number of hours in the day to bring forth the best we can. She suggests putting spiritual armor around ourselves in the form of various aspects of prayer, meditation, concentration, contemplation, previsioning the day, light-treatment and triple ring-pass-not of the white light of Christ. She explains that Masterhood begins right where we are, and as we train ourselves we will be flooded by the Light of God-inspired effort and growth. Excerpts...
Visualization (239-1 Sunday 1/26/1964)
The first segment of this talk addresses the function of the Holy Trinity and how we should focus our prayers to the different aspects of God. The second segment is on the importance of visualization, particularly in our meditations and prayer work. Flower compares the spiritual aspirations and meditation techniques of the Eastern student, for example a Zen student, to that of the Western spiritual student, specifically Christian and the use visualization as a tool in meditations and prayer work. Excerpts...
How to Find Healing in the Silence (251-2 Sunday 6/14/1964)
States that there are many reasons why we approach Silence: for tranquilizing, as preparation for worship, attunement with Deity. One simple form of of Silence which too often we neglect, is to enter Silence for healing. Describes changes in aura and renewal of energies after silence. Lists positive affirmations or watchwords for silence. Gives examples of people transformed by practice of Silence. Excerpts...
Thanksgiving as a Sacrament (265-1 Sunday 11/22/1964)
Flower and another speaker alternate in listing all the things for which they and the congregation are grateful. Excerpts...
Humanity's Need for Meditation (266-1 Sunday 12/6/1964)
We are responsible for our thinking and it must be improved. People who are difficult to us require our universal love and goodwill. Quotes from Thoreau given. Procedure for practice of concentration, meditation and contemplation given, and descriptions of each. Daily review of life rules is important. Meditation deals with higher levels of thought, not logical thinking. Suggested guidelines for meditations on 8 different days. Suggested meditation for Christmas and Easter. We should meditate on our possibilities and talents. Gandhi's life rules given. Excerpts...
The Esoteric Side of the Taking and Keeping of Promises (271-2 Sunday 2/7/1965)
Flower first speaks about the importance of keeping one's word. She describes esoterically what occurs when we make a promise or pledge to ourselves, someone or something else. She tells us that those who are insincere have karmic consequences. Flower then shares spiritual impressions from different music numbers that a group of listeners responded to. Flower shares her own impressions along with those of the group. The talk concludes with a led meditation that pledges the participant to God. Excerpts...
The Importance of Idealization and Visualization (285-2 Sunday 8/22/1965)
This is an excellent talk describing the use of visualization in meditation and prayer work. Flower specifically walks the listener through the use of this tool step-by-step. She explains the importance of having good prayers and meditations and why visualization is key to attaining this. She then gives specific examples of individuals who use visualization to attain their goals. She encourages us to use this in our everyday life to make our ideals reality. Excerpts...
In Everything Give Thanks (292-2 Sunday 11/21/1965)
If we are grateful, we open spiritually. We are much more sensitive and responsive or receptive to the great glories that pour forth esoterically through the Christmas season. Thanksgiving is a period in which we recapitulate, reappraise and reexpress the many things for which we are grateful. It cleanses the feelings and makes them pure and God-aligned, and brings us into condition for enlightenment. Since our nation is the cradle of the new race, America is an archetype in its highest aspirations of those qualities which we all bless. On Thanksgiving day, we repeat the summarizing of that which our soul knows to have been good for us. The more we are grateful for shelter, for the joy of our loved family, for beauty, the more we appreciate those things, without being unduly attached to them, the more we will attract still more abundantly and ever better quality will come to us. Excerpts...
Contacting the Creative Source (301-2 Sunday 3/20/1966)
Focusing on the creativity of the mind, the Reverend Newhouse tells of the great reservoir of Divine power, knowledge and energy available to us. To tune in to the Divine, we need a suitable condition for tuning in, minds trained to be open and alert stillness. She says our striving should be self-emptied and God filled as we learn to be accountable for every thought and to use our minds purely, rightly, unselfishly and helpfully. By envisioning what is needed (constructive desire), supplying that archetype (steadfast expectation), blessing it each day (reverent attention) and showing our appreciation we can bring forth what is idealized. She tells us that clarity in thought forms is more important than strength. Excerpts...
The Glory of Harvest (375-2 Sunday 11/24/1968)
The best of the year is saved for the last. We are cleansed through gratitude. Gratitude is one of the chief characteristics and requirements of illumination. The other two are love and humility. A man of faith is grateful and that is why he attracts grace to himself. It is because faith which is the blending of many other qualities, puts him into attunement and realization, enables an individual to be open and receptive and teachable, and joyous. We should give thanks for our testings. Begin and end the day with a prayer of thanksgiving. Gratitude is the memory of the heart. Excerpts...
The Art of Cultivating and Controlling Thought Power (382-2 Sunday 2/16/1969)
Let this vine be in you, which was, and is, in Christ Jesus. This is the goal of evolution. This is our innermost aim to come to that state of consciousness wherein the highest in us thinks through us and uses us as its channels. Flower describes how meditation can help us refine our mental body, and emphasizes the importance of choosing our thoughts, words, activities, and relationships from a higher level. If we do this, you can be that one in your field of service that lifts the whole atmosphere into a more wholesome place in which to function, wherein greater brotherhood or sisterhood is realized, where thoughts of a constructive order are given precedence over discord. Excerpts...
Hail to Those Who have Achieved Mastership (397-1 Sunday 8/3/1969)
Masters choose one of these areas of service: to help humanity; to become divine couriers between earth and the Solar Logos and help prepare other planets for life in future; or enter into Nirvana for total contemplation, meditation and prayer. There are major festivals in which Masters, Lords and Logi meet to celebrate and to hold a baptism for this solar system that we can scarcely comprehend. In year 2000 will be a tremendous gathering of the Great Ones who inaugurate new seed ideas to feed the Aquarian age. Includes descriptions of, creativity of, and friendships between masters and the requirements if we would learn first-hand from masters. Excerpts...
Reviewing the Modes of Meditation That Apply to the 20th-Century Individual (530-2 Sunday 5/20/1973)
Contemplation: The Art of Spiritual Envisionment (549-2 Sunday 2/17/1974)
In this talk the Rev. Flower A. Newhouse tells us that meditation is the most important thing we do and that contemplation, the very summit of our innermost practices, brings contact with the Supreme within and illumination. She speaks of being in the rarified atmosphere of the Divine where the soul exists and the flashes of inspiration which occur in that state. She describes how three layers of the alphabet came to her during contemplation and the use of them in names. Flower explains that we are aware of God when we cease to be aware of ourselves, and that vertical consciousness brings us into God's presence. Excerpts...
Bodies (4 of 5) The Mental Body (673-1 Sunday 12/17/1978)
This talk was one in a series that Flower Newhouse gave on the Seven Bodies. She gives an in-depth description of the Mental body and shares what we can do to help our mental bodies expand and grow as well as what we should avoid that causes our mental bodies to contract. Meditation is one of the things we can do to help our mental body, yet she warns about staying in meditation too long and shares why that can be harmful. She tells us there will come a time when audible speech will cease as we will communicate by seeing each other's thought forms, and no one will be able to keep secrets anymore, the truth will be known, therefore, humans will aspire to higher living. Excerpts...
The Christward Ministry has a complete list of recorded lectures given by Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990. All lectures can be purchased on CD-ROM and newly digitized talks are now being offered as Audio Downloads!
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Holy Expectancy–Living the Life
Why We are Here
Man's Duty Regarding the Law of Evolution
Determinism Versus Free Will
Values to Be Derived from Power Tides and Cycles
What Religion Is Attempting to Achieve
Why the Reality of Angels Is Vital to Our Age
Our Very Important Guardian Angels
Christian Mysticism and What It Is
Understanding the Seven Rays
Man's Ties with His Country
Walking in Beauty
The Priestess of the Home
The Akashic Records
The Meaning of Open-Key Periods
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Angels Animals Arts Awareness Bodies Christ Christmas Consciousness Discipleship Easter Evolution Faith Family God Healing Hierarchy Initiates Karma Inner Lenten Love Masters Meditation Michaelmas Music Mysticism Mystics Nature Numerology Perception Prayer Psychology Reincarnation Retreat Seasons Senses Soul Symbols Thanksgiving Thoughts Transition Travel Words World Zodiac
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Christian Mysticism is simply a method of reverence and devotion to God. It is a path of attainment which leads to the Divine Reality–to first-hand knowing of God. The mystical path stresses the way of Divine union with God through illumination.
The Living Christ is the Lord of Angels and of men and the model of our own becoming. His service is the broadcasting of the Divine Christ Spirit, the light of redemption. His influence awakens in us the Christing of our own natures.
The Way of Discipleship is a way of drawing ever closer to the Divine Presence. It is a voluntary surrender of the entire self to the service of God. It pays great attention to spiritual realities and goals inspiring us toward inner growth.
Meditation and Prayer are the disciplines that most directly draw us Godward and into the inner worlds. During these moments, we consciously purify ourselves of worldly or personal preoccupations and center ourselves wholly upon consciousness of God.
The Angelic Kingdom consists of beings created by God. They, like mankind, press toward the goal of perfection and union with the Supreme Spirit. Angels are purer and more spiritual than man. Their very spirituality readily makes them mediators between Heaven and Earth.
Nature provides healing and enlightenment. When wisely trod, the path to God through nature employs every faculty inherent in man. In nature, beauty shines in all its pristine essence before us. It is for us to newly discover and translate this beauty to our spirits and our senses.
Reincarnation is the realization that life is a school, striving to awaken and quicken the Divinity within us, striving to bring man from primitive stages of unfoldment to that of greater and more glorious awareness.
The life and writings of Flower A. Newhouse are those of a Christian mystic, and her insights into the inner realms of life provide us with a path to wholeness that she called "Living the Life." These teachings are not doctrine, but a practical guide to the direct, immediate experience of God. Flower's mission was also to reawaken humanity to the reality of angels, a work she began with her first book in 1937, and added to in many published writings and in recorded lectures.
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Major Retreats are held to celebrate the annual festivals of Easter, Michaelmas, and Christmas.
Jun 22-23 Vernal Retreat
Annual Celebration of The Arts and Nature
Seeing Divine Life in All Things Material and Interior
Sat: Activities to bring us into greater contact with God
Sun: Expanding Our Perception–Learning to See
by Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Aug 10 Masters Silent Retreat
Annual Day of Silent Attunement and Dedication
Sep 27-29 Michaelmas Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Angel Kingdom
Dec 20-22 Christmas Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Christ Coming
Apr 18-20 Easter Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Christ Resurrection
are held every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Quest, with music, meditation, prayer and a spoken message.
Audio recordings of past sermons.
Apr 7 I have come to bring fire on Earth: Christ Our Enlightener
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Apr 14 The I Ching: Ancient and Modern Wisdom
Apr 21 The Mystical Gifts of Personal Retreats
Rev. Lucy Wold
Apr 28 The Inner Purpose and Meaning of the Lord's Prayer
Rev. Blake Isaac
May 5 Living a Christ-filled Life
Rev. Hal Lingerman
May 12 The Many Expressions of Motherhood
Rev. Elizabeth Wood
May 19 Expanding Our Perception: Learning to Listen
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
May 26 The Continuity of Life
Captain Dan Willis
Jun 2 The Importance of Spiritual Travel
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jun 9 Expanding our Understanding of the Healing Ways of Jesus
Rev. Miara Wiltshire
Jun 16 Christ's Beatitudes: Finding Harmony of Male and Female
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Jun 23 Vernal Retreat: Expanding Our Perception: Learning to See
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Jun 30 The Law of Freedom
Rev. Myrna Triggs
Jul 7 The Inner Influence of Our Zodiac Signs
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jul 14 Life's Lessons and Legacies
Jul 21 Living the Lord's Prayer: A Sharing of Lawrence Newhouse
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Classes and Workshops are offered regularly on Christward principles, prayer, meditation, healing, and artistic expression.
View our Calendar for an up-to-date list of the Classes and Workshops currently being offered.
World Prayer is practiced each Friday at noon in Chapelito. Join us here, or from wherever you are, in group prayer for the blessing of our planet, humanity, and all life.
Finding Your True North Classes are held each Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Academy. These classes are designed to help us find ways into God's Presence, using Flower A. Newhouse's western approach to meditation. Early lessons were posted online at /findtruenorth.
Wisdom Classes are led by Rev. Blake Isaac and held on alternating Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. in Chapelito.
Pranic Healing Clinics are conducted on the first Sunday of each month in the Questahven Academy from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn more at pranichealingsd.com.
PanEuRhythmy is danced most early mornings near the Labyrinth. This dance-exercise-meditation opens us to the presence and power of Spirit within ourselves and the universe. Learn more at paneurhythmy.us.
Servers in Action Days are on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and service to Questhaven.