by Flower A. Newhouse from 1950 to 1990
Here you'll find a large sample of the recorded lectures given by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990. These lectures can be purchased on CD-ROM and many are now available as Audio Downloads.
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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
Summer Pilgrimage (2 of 3): The Soul
005-1 Saturday 06/26/1954
The soul that is active in us is dwelling in a wonderful world, a causal world of Light, a world of power and beauty and creativity such as we know nothing about in this dimension. In this second of three talks given during a Summer Pilgrimage Retreat focused on spiritual awareness, Flower describes the soul world, the soul's different faculties, and how it appears in our auras. She clarifies common misconceptions about the soul, describes lost souls, and speaks about the symbology in fairy tales.
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.
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.
Christ's Star-like Spirit
015-1 Sunday 12/19/1954
During Christmas there are openings into the Reality of Christ wherever there is appreciation for goodness. By following His path, remaining open and aligned to that which is above us, we will be raised in consciousness. The triad of Holy God powers that The Christ came to radiate and teach us, will become more active in us and gradually govern us.
Toward the Development of Creativity
017-1 Sunday 01/23/1955
We need to have more of the realization of the creativity powers which are inherent within us. The soul is the source of inspired ideas, in tune with the causal world - the reservoir of God's light, GodÂ¹s information, all the archetypes of the future and past.
The Power of Words
020-1 Sunday 03/20/1955
The discoveries of Count Alfred Korzybski, the founder of the Science of Semantics, on the use of words and their effect on others are explored by Flower as she reminds us that we are accountable for every word we utter. She shares how to speak according to the standards of spiritual truth, and in this way become a 'co-worker' with God for creating Good in our world.
The Value of Group Consciousness
023-2 Sunday 06/12/1955
We should be interested in every cause that is just, in every cause that speaks for a greater good up to which mankind must climb. Since one person is limited in his means, in his mentality, in his strength, it takes many working together for mankind to know the great blessing that cooperation can bring.
Living in Tune with the Eternal
017-2 Sunday 08/14/1955
Flower describes the importance in living in tune with Eternity Consciousness rather than just from the mind and body.
The Kingdom of the Shining Ones
020-2 Sunday 12/04/1955
Flower describes the great love and caring of these higher beings and all the benefits Angels bring to mankind and the planet. She shares examples of Angels as found in the Bible and other forms of literature. She shares experiences she and others have had first hand with these magnificent and Holy Ones. But most of all, she brings the reality of these high Presences to the forefront of our consciousness. Talk given in Los Angeles.
The Heart of Christmas
036-1 Sunday 12/25/1955
The more we worship Christ, the more He dominates the center of our consciousness, because we choose to be Christ-led, Christ-centered. The gift we give Him each year is our self; deepened, widened, opened more receptively, made more sympathetic, made more appreciative to His vast and eternal ministry.
Increasing Our Appreciation of God in Nature (3 of 3): Consciousness Side of the Mysteries of Nature
051-1 Sunday 06/24/1956
When in nature we must practice unification, adoration and wonder. Quotes and experiences in nature from mystics and naturalists. Sufi teaching regarding various stages of consciousness. Days have cyclic changes just as the year has seasons.
Discovering Gateways into Light
056-1 Sunday 07/22/1956
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.
Let Us Love All
058-1 Sunday 09/30/1956
Those souls who are surcharged with the spaciousness and the inclusive consciousness of goodwill want to know and to understand and to love all. All of us, as we are traveling on the path to our Lord Christ, must recognize that we must move from the personal to the impersonal and from the impersonal to the universal. And we must move consciously, willingly and eagerly to open up our hearts.
We Live on Many Levels Simultaneously
052-2 Sunday 03/10/1957
Often during our own individual moments before God we become awake to this same experience of feeling one in us who is larger than our surface self. This larger presence gives us a key and a prompting to living a greater life and channeling a deeper and more inclusive love.
Healing As Practiced on Various Levels of Consciousness
067-1 Sunday 05/05/1957
Healing is important because of the background that is entailed in the meaning of wholeness. Great unity between religion, medicine, and psychology to speed the work of man's attaining wholeness. Paracelsus said sickness was a result of man's own inner contentions. God uses many channels to bring forth great light, many venues of healing. There's only one Healer, and one healing Power, and that is God, but these are auxiliary means. Talk given in Los Angeles.
Our Soul Is Enlivened by Thought Word Deed and Effort
071-2 Sunday 07/28/1957
The Reverend Flower A. Newhouse talks about prayer, love, faith, idealism, symbolism, and love of nature in striving to live in such a manner that more and more our consciousness and life is diffused by the soulic potentials and qualities and powers. (Incomplete Recording)
An Endeavor towards Awakenment
073-1 Sunday 08/04/1957
As we practice qualifications of becoming aware, which is reverence and opening a lifeline of spiritual contact or communion between the invisible and the manifest visible world, we cannot help but grow and discover glimpses of greater awareness. Give first attention to God, lifting up and giving ourselves each day to the Supreme, to channel, correct, transform, enliven, bless and heal. The more reverent we are, the more sensitive, more informed intuitionally we can become.
Changing our Level of Being
075-1 Sunday 09/08/1957
Describes Maurice Nicoll's four states of consciousness of mankind: Sleep of dreams; awakening; self-observation; masterhood-the achievement of objective consciousness. Notes that we would not desire change if there were not current powers, gifts that would enable us to achieve these realizations. There are hosts of individuals who have gone the path of spiritual evolution, who have achieved wholeness. From these beings comes an eternal heritage to us. Their impacts are constantly challenging us to desire change until we ourselves have achieved Masterhood.
Spiritual Discipleship (1 of 9): God
090-1 Friday 06/20/1958
Whenever we intone any of the Holy aspects of God we should do it through vertical consciousness, we should have the feeling that we are spiritually on tip-toe and that all of us is filled with eagerness to get into our intonement. And do not forget that our Lord said that the greatest commandment is 'Thou shalt love thy God with all thy heart and with all thy might.'
Nature's Eternal Refreshment
111-1 Sunday 06/07/1959
The great outdoors offers inward peace and benediction to all who will go out of their homes into their great expansiveness, for here God truly is to be felt more closely, more intimately, more gloriously, more shiningly than in almost any other sphere where we will find Him. Great naturalists introduce us to a new consciousness and a new dimension. Flower shares several examples of naturalists inspirational writings, as well as true experiences of animal lovers who have taken wildlings into their homes.
The Probing Mind Finds
120-2 Sunday 11/29/1959
God dwells in the world, in the universe, and in those areas and dimensions that exceed our present understanding. In fact, we cannot escape God, but to be aware of God in immensity and confronting us is something that will benefit us and bring refreshment both spiritually and in being. So we lift our cup of being to the Supreme Presence, which is here and everywhere equally present and ask to be bathed in the Divine Light.
Postscript to Christmas
121-2 Sunday 12/27/1959
Christmas is such a high planetary experience. It is a perpetual baptism of spirit. Christmas can only be celebrated from the soul. We should deeply consider taking a part of our work for the new year, the promise to love spiritually, think spiritually, and will spiritually. Christmas is aligned to these powers and reflections of spirit. We want only that love which is spiritual. Love which is emotional is prideful, exclusive, it is critical, it is selfish. This day is what the Christ spirit needs to have as outposts of its consciousness. If we become instruments of its force, we may be sure that the power will flow through if we have the instrument ready. Gifts should be given all year, not just at Christmas. Describes a trip to Allentown where she met cousins. Describes the use of a strong archtypal word to help us through an ordeal.
Adventures in Christian Mysticism
124-1 Sunday 02/14/1960
Flower describes that it is through intuitional consciousness that we reach heightened states of God Awareness. The intellect must remain passive in order to attain expansive states of consciousness, direct knowing and illumination. Explains that the one thing that has kept Christianity alive since the time of Christ on earth is the creativity and works of the Christian Mystics. Mentions various mystics during history. Talk given in San Diego.
Studies in Greatness (3 of 3)
130-1 Sunday 05/29/1960
In this third talk on 'greatness', Flower explains that before our evolution is finished, each of us must attain the spiritualizing of the will and self-surrender that characterizes true greatness. This talk focuses on the illumined Initiate of Light Emanual Swedenborg, his growing clairvoyance, his ability to tune into the inner worlds with full waking consciousness, his description of three main groupings in the inner world and his willingness to reveal to mankind the inner experience to which we will all graduate.
The Conquest of Small Temptations
145-1 Sunday 01/29/1961
Temptation arises from the darkness. There is a side of life still unevolved, still primevally dark, and it is this side, which belongs to also the animalistic side of man, and has a linkage or correspondence with the carnal nature of every person, that it is forever endeavoring to pull man down, and resists all advances in consciousness, in behavior, in expression, all movements and endeavors that are upward lifting. This same type of darkness within us is that expression that makes us feel that things are a little bit too hard, that we have earned a rest, that we don't need to make sufficient effort.
How Thoughts Influence Life
150-1 Sunday 04/23/1961
In a talk giving in San Diego, 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.
The Communion of the Holy Assembly
155-1 Sunday 06/25/1961
The Reverend Flower Newhouse speaks of the more advanced orders of life which serve God and are yearning to be contacted by us and of our need to stretch our souls toward them to climb in consciousness. Explaining that Christianity has borrowed traditions from the older Jewish faith including from the esoteric portion of the Kabbalah called the Zohar, she discusses the advanced orders of Angels, Adepts, Masters and the Ancient of Days and Silent Watcher which are equivalent to the Logi.
Added Insights into Christian Mysticism
194-1 Sunday 07/22/1962
Flower states that Christian Mysticism is the very aim and endeavor of every Christian heart. The questing Christian who is on fire with love for God is conscious of the fact that in Christian Mysticism is a path that leads to God and an awareness and total comprehension of the spirit that made us. Discusses mystical states of consciousness. Cites lives of mystics, including Alfred Tennyson, Simone Weil and Thomas Merton.
Applying the Immensity Consciousness
198-1 Sunday 09/02/1962
When we think of the manner and the great generosity of God, the manner by which He has created this cosmos, we should be in perpetual astonishment, wonder, humility and deep appreciation. And we should think of our own lives being challenged by the greatness and the grandeur of the scale upon which God conceives. So by thinking of the immensity consciousness and of the bigness of life and applying that to the minute circumstances with which we deal, we can never feel limited. Included in this talk is a wonderful exercise to help expand one's immensity consciousness.
Seven Bodies (2 of 4): The Light Bodies - The Soul, Adonai and Monad
200-1 Sunday 09/23/1962
We need to remember that we are a seven-fold being, that there are great altitudes of consciousness in us which we require in our daily living and which will bless us and give us help and talent if we will remember to call upon them. Flower describes these higher bodies, the Soul, Adonai and Monad, which overshadow us and influence us when our other faculties of mind, feelings and energy are stilled with holy reverence and spiritualized living.
Applying Universal Consciousness
211-1 Sunday 01/06/1963
We are forever at work on the permanent structure of our own divine unfoldment. Work is involved when we choose to move forward. Higher states of consciousness indwell us inherently. Our whole evolutionary period should move from personal consciousness to universal consciousness. Goodness is primary and superior to truth. Truth is secondary and full of methods and theories, goodness is wisdom attained. Examples of goodness such as the good Samaritan; a Welch minister who saved a lamb; and a Japanese farmer saving a village are given. Universal consciousness changes us in regard to our spiritual will. Will is superior to theories of truth.
Effort without Ego
229-1 Sunday 08/11/1963
It is tragic that some people never achieve freedom from themselves. They are egocentric from their birth until death. They never know what it is to have something higher than themselves that takes over and channels them. And until this happens they are in a very sorry state. It is so necessary that a man awakens to the full degree and measure of soul consciousness. When he does this he is aware that though his human self is very human and there are parts of him which are limited, there are also aspects of himself which are intoned to intelligence, capability, wonder, excellence, beauty, power, and to God.
Living above the Visible
255-2 Sunday 07/26/1964
States that our great purpose in this incarnation is to live above the visible plane; to have conscious affiliation with Divine world of spirit from which we came, to which we forever belong. Christ says the Kingdom of Heaven is within us; we are to increase awareness of these inner worlds. Psychology and parapsychology are increasing openness and sensitivity to them. Describes the training undertaken by Sufi mystics, travelers on the great path.
Having a Secret Formula for Life
256-2 Sunday 08/09/1964
Flower teaches that we need a formula for our lives, something to spur us on to higher levels of consciousness. She also speaks of making medallions showing in symbols of our formula or credo. She gives many examples of successful people who have had a code or credo for their lives giving them purpose to achieve.
Dwell in Living Time
283-2 Sunday 07/11/1965
Living cannot be improved unless we give spiritual attention to time. When we do that, then we make no more mistakes in calculating time unwisely or in wasting it or in being heedless of its vast privilege. God's gift to us is eternal life and that eternal life should begin right now in living time because it is a foretaste of our own immortality. And it brings us in alignment with the inner worlds, which we should know even before we enter them. It gives us the consciousness that makes us worthy to go home to God when we are ready.
297-1 Sunday 01/16/1966
Man's mind is his most potential as well as his most neglected instrument. We are responsible for our thoughts. Description of how our atoms are used when our physical life ends. Flower described three levels of our minds: sub-conscious, conscious, and super-conscious. Flower's advice to a woman suffering from depression. We should dwell in a consciousness of agelessness. Talk includes Flower and Lawrence's discovery of Questhaven. Description of forms, color and movement of our thoughts and prayers. We must erase negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.
How to Inwardly Celebrate Christmas
319-1 Sunday 12/11/1966
Now the spiritual person who loves and honors Christ greatly, knows that he will not be particularly lifted and benefitted permanently through the outer festivities, the family reunions, glorious and happy though they are. He knows that unless something happens to him, unless he knows a birth within himself of a higher state of consciousness, the meaning of this particular Christmas will be lost to him. And so the more devoted and consecrated the individual, the better will he endeavor before Christmas comes to realize its worth and to prepare for it.
The Glorious Necessity of Balance
329-2 Sunday 05/21/1967
In this insightful talk, we are given ideals to strive toward that will help us achieve balance in our lives. This is not only important for our physical existence here on earth, but as Flower explains, 'The great Masters, those who are perfected men and women, will accept no pupil who is not balanced, and this is because an individual who is balanced has control on every level in which he is interested. For that reason, then, we need interest and achievement on every level of our seven-fold nature, so that we may be able to be at peace and at home on the different planes of consciousness as we precipitate in this wonderful mystery of balance.'
The Scalpel of Decision
344-1 Sunday 11/26/1967
We are continually faced with new decisions and our Higher Selves urge us to go into new areas of consciousness and live more highly. The practice of humility and self-surrender help us achieve higher consciousness. Flower explains nether, primal and summa states of consciousness.
Mankind's Great Goal
357-2 Sunday 03/31/1968
Flower reveals that the goal of mankind is to know the source of his origin through illumination. She describes in great detail the five life waves of humanity on this earth, which began several millions of years ago, much longer than science has claimed. We are currently in the fifth wave, which alone began about 18 million years ago. She explains how each wave has advanced to the next and that through it all we have but one purpose, and that is to be reconnected to God in full consciousness through illumination.
Eternal Resources of Spirit
359-1 Sunday 04/07/1968
Jesus went through the ordeal on the cross, not as a ritual, but in full consciousness. In becoming a Lord with the full investments of Christhood, He could become the Christ Regent. We too are on the way to our own Christship. We will never be Christ as our Lord is Christ Hierarch, but we must be vested with the Christ within us. Our work is to face our own initiations. We have three things to do in f acing initiations. We must know ourselves spiritually, know ourselves in the world, and know the world in ourselves. The first degree of initiation is the one of rebirth. The second degree of initiation is baptism with power. The third degree of initiation requires of us spiritual maturity. The fourth degree of initiation requires that we conquer for good ego and self love. The fifth degree of initiation takes one into mastership.
Additional Insights into the Arts
366-1 Sunday 07/07/1968
Flower describes places in Europe that are inspired and designed that raise our consciousness. She explains why we need beauty in our lives. She lists many musical numbers that inspire the listener.
The Art of Cultivating and Controlling Thought Power
382-2 Sunday 02/16/1969
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.
Music is the Gateway into Divine Presence
396-1 Sunday 07/20/1969
Flower explains music as a path to higher consciousness. Most persons feel it on the astral; can be used to cleanse heavy emotions. Can step into mental bodies and be analytical. We can step into our soul bodies; this is harder to do; when we listen with our causal body, instead of the music being out there, and we observers, we are instead participators. On causal level we are one with everything we appreciate, and therefore when hearing great music it sounds through one. Describes thought forms, colors and archetypes seen while listening to musical excerpts. Describes inner music at transition to inner worlds.
Reinforcements Can Be Spiritual
409-1 Sunday 02/01/1970
This talk discusses how spiritual reinforcements can be used to help one progress spiritually. Flower gives specific examples of reinforcements that can activate one's faith. Faith is that contact with the available Divine Presence. And when we possess faith it should never be inactive. It must always be active, so that it fills our first wonderful blessing, which is consciousness. Followed by 27 minutes of Q&A.
Consciousness is an Able Tool
411-1 Sunday 02/15/1970
As we take steps upward in consciousness, return in thought to God, and to repledge the gift of ourselves to His Holy Presence and Holy Cause. Followed by Questions and Answers.
Consciousness Is Our Best Tool
428-2 Sunday 08/09/1970
Describes evolution of consciousness in mankind, from earliest lives to present, then extends to future higher inner world states. Progression from body consciousness, self-consciousness, awakening (spiritual) consciousness. Describes sheaths formed around our God Inbeing, the Divine Knower. Most spiritual-minded persons stand today are filled with an awakening that there is God in whom they live and move and have their being. this outer form they see is but the smallest part of Being which they are, and that behind and within Being itself is the divine Indweller forever one with God the whole.
The Heart of Thanksgiving
443-1 Sunday 11/22/1970
By gratitude, we purify ourselves, we humble ourselves. In Thanksgiving, we can appreciate illumination of the festival of rebirth that comes at Christmas. Flower discusses the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims, and other traditions in ancient Rome, and the Jewish tradition. Thanksgiving is the most glorious expression we can ray forth from the highest consciousness within us. When we express gratitude, the highest fires of the soul are lighted in us and they shine out with blessing, when we are genuine and give a benediction to the giver.
The Great Within
458-1 Sunday 04/18/1971
We've been using only a fraction of what we may tune in to when we recognize what is here in consciousness to know. There are all kinds of varieties and degrees of consciousness. Different types include lower, higher, instinctive, feeling, and soulic consciousness. Ways to achieve soulic consciousness - cease to talk about limitations, or those things which we have formerly feared or dreaded. Instead, speak about and think about peace; the achievement of that state which needs no guardedness, no too great caution. We invite that state of consciousness which helps us to be attuned to capabilities.
After Death and Its Inner States
464-1 Sunday 05/30/1971
Flower describes what happens to an individual after death. She includes the assistance of the Angel of Death and the Guardian as the soul journeys the inner worlds. The astral and mental worlds are also described, as well as the length of time one stays in each level. She speaks of when the soul is ready to incarnate and the help from the Kindle Archangel. The future gestational period for an incoming soul will take place in a test tube. This will be to eliminate any inherited disease. Look forward to death and strive to deserve it in a manner that will bring it to you while you are in full consciousness and with great joy.
Sacred Fire and its control: Kundalini and Chakras
468-1 Sunday 08/01/1971
On every plane where consciousness is active we find the sacred flame burning brightly . This holy flame gives us our life force. It enables a couple to reproduce and bring forth children. It is responsible for the light, the beauty, and the vision that the artist possesses. It is the enlightenment within the mystic. It is the mastery given given to the adept.
The Persistent Challenge Towards Spiritual Maturity
471-1 Sunday 09/12/1971
In this talk, we are reminded that our goal as humanity is to become spiritually mature. In other words, to become masters. Flower says that spiritual maturity is being master-like. It is working upon the achievement of masterhood. It is taking up hour by hour, and day after day, our individual life work, which is the development and the unfoldment of spirituality, depth in consciousness, the improvement of intelligence, and a greater self-giving towards our world.
The Language of the Soul
484-1 Sunday 12/12/1971
The soul knows truth instantly. It is the shining vehicle; it is the vehicle that knows God. The soul gives us the courage, the vision, the genius , the know-how, for any task which we are given. All we need to do is keep in touch, keep attuned to the Higher Self. The soul is never wordy or superficial. Language of the soul is one of beauty, harmony, and great inspiration. Life lessons are impressed on us by soul. Soul intuits reality in every situation. Gifts of the soul are listed. Finishes with Questions and Answers. Talk given in Los Angeles.
Reinforcing Centeredness Within
486-2 Sunday 01/16/1972
States that centeredness is one of the cardinal qualities that each of us needs to attain; it is the means by which illumination comes. To be centered means that you are aligned to your real self, your soul. Gives examples of different approaches by which centeredness can be experienced anew. Reminds us that In spiritual living, faith needs to be ever fresh.; we must hunger for newness in our own approach. Describes Centering, a book by Mary Richards, as astonishing. Suggests having a symbol in your mind always that brings you as readily as possible to centeredness.
Stewardship's Blessings and Challenges: A Basic of the Spiritual Life
512-1 Sunday 08/20/1972
In this talk on stewardship, the aspects of giving of our time, energies, and money in various ways is discussed. The importance of our attitudes, thoughts and motivations toward abundance are also pointed out. Flower says, that most persons think of stewardship only from the standpoint of money, but it also pertains to our time and our energies, and we need to be just as wise in our use of these two aspects as we are of the supply we are privileged to earn. It is negativity in consciousness and behavior that causes us to have a stoppage of force between the Divine and our outflow of good to the world.
Living for the Achievement of Alpha Waves
523-1 Sunday 01/28/1973
Flower describes in detail the higher states of consciousness that man should be trying to achieve. She discusses the findings of scientists who have proven the reality of these higher states and shares many experiences different people have had while achieving the alpha waves of consciousness. Flower stresses that the ability to achieve this higher state is not limited to special people, but that anyone is capable of doing it. When we pray earnestly and with the right spirit, self-forgetfully, we enter the alpha waves.
Taking the Myths Out of Marriage (2 of 2)
524-2 Sunday 02/18/1973
As we think about the spiritual depths that we need to give marriage we should realize that there are assets and liabilities each of us takes into the marital relationship. It is vital that every spouse, man or women, works at this marriage every moment of his waking consciousness to extend its boundaries of interest, to beautify the relationship, to deepen it, to receive more from it and to give more because of it.
The Higher Planes of Consciousness
531-1 Sunday 05/27/1973
Explains events experienced after transition, beginning with the Angel of Transition, 3 pools of cleansing, and the Memorial Service. Includes reception of those with addictions, compulsions; suicides; murderers. This type experiences first level of the astral (purgatory, but still more lovely than earth). Those who attend them come as healers and friends; not judgmental but very firm. Further describes higher astral plane levels, then mental plane levels as souls learn and evolve. Discusses travel in higher planes; building one's abode, making garments; reunion with loved ones. Transition of astral body plane. Ends with remembrance of QH dear ones now passed.
Contemplation: The Art of Spiritual Envisionment
549-2 Sunday 02/17/1974
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.
From Procrastination to Accomplishment
552-2 Sunday 03/31/1974
Reverend Newhouse talks about Lent and its major stimulus to improve our negatives and procrastinations. She encourages us to live with an expectant, higher consciousness here and now while still in this life; we must rid ourselves of the sandbags that keep us from living a full spiritual life.
There Are No Dead
556-2 Sunday 05/26/1974
In this Memorial Sunday talk about death and transition, Flower A. Newhouse emphasizes that although the body dies, the person never dies but wears countless robes that wear out. She explains that following transition and a passage through the three electrical pools, persons are more vital, awake, and joyous and have a much more expanded consciousness than before their passing. She describes the evolution of man through the gradual improvement and refinement of each vehicle with new inheritance factors each lifetime, and discusses karmic marriages and the apparatus by which we become sensitive to the inner kingdoms. She stresses that there are no dead, but that each person knows transition and through that transition, transformation.
The Value of Solitude
560-2 Sunday 07/28/1974
Flower A. Newhouse emphasizes the importance of solitude to the process of illumination, referring to it as an island of space in consciousness. Although she recognizes the value of relationships in our lives, without aloneness providing time and space for self-examination and meditation, growth toward illumination and approaching the wonder of God cannot occur. She cites the example of Thoreau who spent two years in isolation at Walden Pond as well as the experiences of a Tom Neal who wrote An Island to Myself, and John Muir who, even after his marriage, spent three months each year alone in the mountains. The examples given all take place in wilderness areas with mountains and forests being the areas most mentioned. She warns against allowing attachments to interfere with opportunities to practice solitude and silence.
The Law of Manifestation
566-1 Sunday 10/13/1974
This talk focuses on the importance of visualizing how we want our life to be and helping it to come into being by creating an archetype to go with our vision. Flower suggests we are to remember that 'the law of manifestation harks back to the realization that in back of our idea is the Divine Intelligence, which has made all things and is responsible for all good things.'
The Raising of Consciousness
573-2 Sunday 01/26/1975
This talk focuses on what we can do to lift our consciousness, so that we are not self-centered, but God-centered. Flower says, 'Raising consciousness is always our endeavor, to lift ourselves from the unreal to that which is more real.' She reminds us that there is an invisible world around us that we often forget exists, and that if we appreciate our many blessings and have hearts filled with gratitude, we will be more aware of that inner world. We will also be closer to being our true selves and climbing the path of mastery. She says, 'when we learn to uplift our consciousness continuously we are, at that moment at least or as long as we practice it, living the life.'
The Touch of Light
586-2 Sunday 08/03/1975
The importance of Light, and Its origin, to our everyday living, as well as ways in which Light might be wielded in order to heal, enlighten and clarify challenges which come to us is discussed. The effects of Light on each of our Inner Bodies is pointed out, as well as a description of Its appearance in the aura of the various bodies, depending on one's focus of attention. The role Light plays in the process of Initiation, as well as some requirements for that event, are also elucidated. The importance of maintaining 'outgoingness' is touched upon as well. The tape ends with a meditation using Light for planetary and personal treatment.
Develop Wholesome Imagination: Creativity
587-1 Sunday 08/10/1975
This talk explores the importance of having an imagination, a creative mind. Flower gives several examples that illustrate creative living, from developing beautiful homes and gardens to how we approach our jobs and interact in our relationships. She says, 'Each of us needs to be an artisan in the workmanship of our lives...and the great work consists of everyone making the upmost of his life.' She pushes us to live beyond the ordinary and expected, but to tune in to our intuitive nature and look for a spiritual opportunity to do better than we have ever done before.
Improving Our Prayers and Meditations
599-2 Sunday 02/01/1976
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse discusses the importance of purifying our consciousness, and to live within the ever expanding consciousness of God awareness, God Presence.
Springtime and Our Love for the Earth
602-2 Sunday 03/14/1976
This talk begins with the earth's physical evolution as life began on our planet. Then Flower discusses the importance of appreciating all of earth's natural beauty and resources, especially the flora and fauna, though she includes minerals as well. She describes the attributes of a variety of trees from the great sequoia and redwood to the elderly bristlecone pine. She shares her experiences of being prompted by folatel angels when finding an animal in need of a home. She concludes this talk with these words, 'Go into nature. It will be your school. It will be your temple. It will be your song and your inspiration and it will enable you to return to your everyday positions, challenges, larger in consciousness, deeper in your love, and higher in your reaches.'
Consciousness is Man's Best Tool
613-2 Sunday 08/22/1976
Many different types of consciousness exist. We are challenged every day by the need to improve the state of our consciousness. If we do not like the state we're in, we can change it, because consciousness is creative. Consciousness as it functions through us gives us ability: consciousness is never-ending. Gives examples of ways to lift consciousness.
Let Us Reorder Our Lives
623-2 Sunday 01/02/1977
A New Year may have challenges and opportunities, but should be treated as a new journey. It is a journey in consciousness. A psychiatrist suggested it is wiser to just make two resolutions because we are more likely to achieve them. It is important to put the spiritual first. Examples are given for both spiritual and practical resolves. We need to simplify our lives, and to maintain positive and appreciative attitudes towards everyone. A monthly review of our goals is stressed.
Love That Is Ennobling
626-2 Sunday 02/13/1977
In order for Valentine's Day to have any meaning it should be practiced every day. And in order for it to be that, then we must follow the eleventh commandment of the Christ which was added in principle to the ten commandments from the Old Testament. Jesus said: 'a new commandment I give unto you that you love one another as I have loved you.' This breathes of a different kind of love than most people express toward each other. And this great eleventh commandment is one we should reflect upon daily for when we do that it saves us in so many ways and it enables us to lift up our consciousness and to give love in such a way that it is help and a lifting influence to others. Even in practical ways spiritual love is seen to excel.
Inspirations Found through Consciousness Raising
629-1 Sunday 03/20/1977
Flower shares with us the importance of immensity consciousness, lifting one's consciousness Godward, even in the mundane every day tasks of life. She gives specific exercises one can do to practice this upliftment as well as examples of how she uses various techniques herself. She recommends authors to read, music to listen to, and places to visit that all aid in this endeavor. She concludes this talk by reminding us that the Divine God Presence and the Divine Lord Christ are the greatest things we could ever think upon, and that thinking of them frequently during the day makes life itself smoother, more beautiful, more rhythmic, more harmonious and more noble.
Take a New Look at Reincarnation
656-1 Sunday 04/16/1978
Flower urges those to whom the thought of reincarnation is new to open their minds and explains that this earth is a school and we come here to learn one grade at a time. One incarnation, or one grade, would not be sufficient to expand our consciousness. Although many references to reincarnation were removed from the bible, many still remain.
A Look at Illumination and Initiation
660-1 Sunday 06/18/1978
How much do you want to be close to God? How much do you want to know Christ? It takes many lifetimes to prepare for the explosion of consciousness ushering one into a new dimension of awareness. Required qualities for illumination are described, as well as those which are detrimental to achieving initiation. Illumination brings at-one-ment with the Divine. Dreams can reveal preparation for this high experience. Each degree of initiation and its requirements are described and examples given of individuals who have achieved different initiatory levels.
The Akashic Records and Major Routes We Incarnate
665-1 Sunday 08/27/1978
Everything we think, say or do is recorded eternally in the Akashic Records. People of a high spiritual consciousness can go to these records to investigate and learn reasons for present behavior.
Consciousness Is Our Best Tool
690-2 Sunday 09/02/1979
It is very necessary that in elementary ways we begin to apply the deepest type of Christian consciousness, Christ consciousness, that we know because you are tested in the little things. And the Great Ones watch you as to how you react in the so-called unimportant situations more than they watch you when you are being severely tried. Then you know that you are lost unless you surrender to the larger consciousness and the greater power which is also within you and around you. It's a great adventure. Put consciousness to work and allow it to transform you and your reactions to life as fully as it is capable of doing.
The Awareness of the Real Self: The Soul
717-1 Sunday 09/07/1980
Above the mind is our real and True Self - the soul. This source of wisdom and strength is first contacted in states of higher consciousness and through intuition.
Christ and the Knights of the Round Table
733-1 Sunday 04/19/1981
Every power of good and every prayer and meditation take us into Christ's presence. John Muir came to Christ during his visit to Rome and after that he lived for Christ. Malcolm Muggeridge came to Christ by observing Mother Teresa's selfless work. Quotes given from Manly Hall's book The Mystical Christ. Quotes given from Roy Trevivian's TV interview of Malcolm Muggeridge. Flower described music in Wagner's Parsifal. Christ dwells in a state of super-consciousness and when He wishes is conscious of everything going on in the world.
Our Festival of Thanksgiving
774-1 Sunday 11/21/1982
Flower tells us that our auras have a light orchid color when we pray with gratitude. It is that colorful essence that will emanate that gives to the Christ Spirit its color and beauty. Thanksgiving should bring to the foreground of our attention the reasons we have for being grateful. Flower says she doesn't know of any condition that puts a person in the state of consciousness, ready for illumination, as much as gratitude. Gratitude is the final quality the Great Ones who work with humanity look for.
The Mystical Side of Christianity
776-1 Sunday 12/19/1982
Presented the Sunday before Christmas, this talk focuses on the history of the celebration of Christmas in the United States, preparations for Christmas, gifts to the Christ, expansion of Christ consciousness, Christ's message and the Christ temperament and character.
The Blossoming of Consciousness
805-2 Sunday 02/05/1984
In this talk on the unfolding of our minds and souls to a higher consciousness that connects us to the Divine, Flower describes the importance of using and developing our higher faculties. One visualization that she shares to help us do this is to keep before you a triangle, inside of which is the eye of God. The base of it is truth, one side of it is goodness and the other side is beauty. All of consciousness needs to express those three qualities, and wherever you find that done you will discover a beautiful consciousness.
Your State of Consciousness
808-2 Sunday 03/18/1984
In this talk, Flower stresses to be a watchman of your thoughts at all times. She goes on to explain that we need to still our minds in order to let God in. She tells us our consciousness is an eternal gift, and that we are preparing ourselves for that time when we are not in physical form, but all consciousness.
Gratitude: The Strength of Discipleship
826-1 Sunday 11/18/1984
Thanksgiving should be a day of deep recollectedness and a going over anew of the many reasons we have to be thankful for God's great love. We must live in the consciousness of appreciation. Story of the giving tree, where Flower received illumination. Discussion of the colors associated with gratitude. If we are grateful for a good marriage, for home and family, then, if we're grateful, we should want to share that with others. Stories shared of those who are grateful.