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
Learning the Meaning of Acceptance
048-2 Sunday 09/09/1956
Life's highest lesson is constructive growth through positive acceptance. In this dimension, acceptance is our highest answer to God's will. The need to accept God's will, even though we don't understand it, is what is important. It's only when we trust a superior wisdom greater than our own, that we can with vision and faith and teachableness and flexibility, go forward.
The Patient's Responsibility Towards Healing
069-1 Sunday 06/30/1957
A discussion of psychosomatic illness, and how we need to access unused aspects of character to overcome illness. Jesus healing miracles are discussed. Examples of people who have been healed through their faith.
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)
Man's Need for Good Relatedness
083-1 Sunday 02/16/1958
Flower explains the importance of good relatedness and how persons come to have poor relatedness, often stemming from childhood experiences with parents or authority figures. She gives examples of people who had poor relatedness and the effects it had on them and others. She states that many persons are saved because they had someone, a husband, a wife, friend, minster, who really listened to them and who encouraged them. She encourages everyone to think about this subject and how they can be of help to those who have difficulties along these lines. She goes on to say that the finest therapy in the world is the therapy of a wholesome religion. It is the mature type of religion that will enable us to grow or develop faith - a faith that will help us face the upsurgings of depression, fear and other negatives.
According to Thy Faith
089-2 Sunday 07/06/1958
Faith teaches us to stand at ease and restfully while God is working out all the answers in a way perhaps beyond our comprehension and our expectation, and in a much more interesting manner than we would idealize. Through sharing several examples of individuals, Flower describes what living in faith means. As we give our thoughts only believing one pointedly to the good side, we shall see that faith is creative and productive thought. And never have we any right to think in any other way
110-2 Sunday 05/31/1959
In this lifetime, we are responsible for building a conscious bridge between this dimension and the world and experience of God. We should take our Christian faith so much to heart that we have a readiness to leave this body when God wills. We are not allowed, no matter how deeply we love, to let that love take the place of our love for God. Describes the Angel of Transition as mighty, strong, resplendent, all-glorious. Describes post-transition experiences, hosts present at Memorial Services, battlefield victims leaving their bodies as cocoons, welcomed by Shining Being.
Meaning of the Spiritual Sun
125-1 Sunday 01/10/1960
Since earliest times God was thought of as great light and in the Christian faith we read our God is a consuming light. Light as in the form of fire is the purest of all elements, indeed it is so pure that very few spiritual individuals understand it on this earth and very few scientist's will ever know it in its entirety. We should think about this glorious light and this spiritual fire by which we are invested because we know that the greatest souls of earth have been the fire bands of spirit. And we know that whereever there's one awakened by God, that fire of spirit will be found through him with ever successively awakening light within others. So in deed we turn our thoughts to this subject of fire and of light and of the spiritual sun and of the solar logos itself with renewed impetus.
126-2 Sunday 03/13/1960
Explores the importance of having spiritual purposefulness or aims in our striving to be closer to God. Consider the means we are using to grow into the stature that the Christ has prepared for us. Faith always is powerful and is the one of the qualities to use, but it must be creative, it must be kept fresh and one must be adaptive to find ever new means to use to bring about the goal, the intention of our own inner transformation, and our achieving what the message of Lent tells us we can, the purification, the rising, the going through the way of the cross and coming out on the other side unselfed.
Studies in Progress (2 of 4): Progress through Faith
131-1 Sunday 06/12/1960
Faith is self-commitment which depends on God's sufficiency, not man's self-reliance. Lew Ayres, former actor, went on faith around the world filming world faiths. Examples of George Muller's work building an orphanage. Example of a progressive school in Pacific Palisades that teaches pre-school children and their parents to recognize that through spiritual faith their relationship can be more beautiful. Lessons Flower learned from her Korean-American children. The best gift parents can give their children is a background in which character can develop. We must practice faith in overcoming bad habits. Examples of tithing and success that followed.
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.
An Interpretation of Health and Disease
163-1 Sunday 10/22/1961
The theme of spiritual healing is very neglected in our Christian faith today. True, there are some teachings of it appearing every now and again in various denominations but as a whole, the teaching has been greatly omitted. And since everything, according to the New Testament, if we really believe it and sense it intuitionally as being true, since everything must have its foundation for us in Christ, then this most noteworthy keynote of His should apply to us and to our humanity in its allness and its hereness and its immediate application right today.
Why Certain Individuals Were Considered Great Souls
175-1 Sunday 02/18/1962
Reverend Newhouse opens her talk with the reasons we come to this particular church, the presence of the Lord's Spirit and the active faith found here. She speaks of discovering greatness in unexpected souls and places and of the debt we owe Initiates who lived before us including Hosea of Samaria and his belief in God's love and forgiveness, Isaiah whose greatness of character earned him great respect, Daniel, who was God's man, Confucius who changed the life of the Orient, Luther who brought Reformation and freedom of religion, Benjamin Franklin who enabled Americans to be free and other great souls including Robert Browning and Albert Schweitzer.
Adventures in Faith Class (16 of 21): The Esoteric Value of Creative Faith
186-2 Sunday 05/20/1962
Flower describes attributes and requirements of faith, giving specific insights as to how best to pray and envision for various needs. Discusses health, protection, and world conditions. Describes prayer archetypes, the Garden of Prayer, help being given by souls in the inner worlds in aiding prayer work. Concludes with audience questions and answers. Talk given in Los Angeles.
Adventures in Faith Class (19 of 21): Inner Peace through Faith
189-2 Wednesday 06/06/1962
Put God first. That is the shortcut to everything, and if you find yourself struggling it is because your mind is centered with the negativity. It is centered in your thought life instead of on God. This statement by Flower sums up this Wednesday evening class on faith. We are reminded that our purpose in life is to strive toward spiritual masterhood, and we do this through self-control and self-discipline, and by putting God before anything else in our lives. The lecture is followed by a question and answer period.
The Value of Creative Faith
204-1 Sunday 10/21/1962
This talk was given at a church in New York and is on the subject of faith. Flower says that we can never have enough faith and faith must be intensified at every degree of our unfoldment, and when it is then we can walk freely and knowingly and joyously with God. She further explores how we can deepen our faith through our daily living, prayer work, and relationships with others. She concludes the talk by reminding us that through faith we are not limited by our circumstances.
Emmanuel: God With Us
389-1 Sunday 04/06/1969
Easter celebrates our Lord's victory over death and evil. He is now a transformer that touches spiritual essence throughout all regions. He is the example of what it means to think and feel and live and aspire from the soul plane. Christ's mission is to release the Divine into our conscious knowing. Beings higher than ourselves in intelligence and unfoldment carry out the purposes of our Lord, which emphasise the four cornerstones of Christianity–love, faith, kindness and integrity. As you serve the Christ, the adventure you will know of becoming more universal and more cosmic in your appreciation will be the most wondrous spiritual adventure you have ever enjoyed. Christ will not finish His work until the whole planet and all of humanity of every century is brought to its highest degree of development.
Faith Versus Need
408-1 Sunday 01/18/1970
This talk is on the subject of faith as it relates to one's needs, primarily in relation to health or financial. Of all the things that we require the most spiritually it is faith. Flower shares several examples of individuals, including herself, who have been helped in outer ways when they have put their trust in God. She reminds us that although our circumstances may appear limiting, we must never limit God. She also describes what happens esoterically when one exhibits this quality. Faith, love, and integrity bring about in their blending a glorious beautification of the mental body, the astral body, the etheric body which have a residual effect upon the physical form.
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.
Thresholds of Initiations
426-1 Sunday 07/19/1970
Life can be made much more interesting and fulfilling when we understand what it is trying to accomplish in us. Everything about that which we meet, that which we encounter in our daily living, has purpose and meaning, and we are to see it in that sense and rise to meet it, knowingly, expectantly, and charged with faith. It is how we respond to these testings that determines our spiritual development. A portrayal of a woman who embraced her suffering and terminal illness, offers an inspirational example of how we can use difficulty as transformational, when we surrender to God.
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.
What Inner Meaning Is Behind Being Lost Or Saved?
527-2 Sunday 04/08/1973
Difference described between Christianity and churchianity. Discussion of Catholic faith, Protestant and other faiths. Discussion of meaning of being lost or saved. Apostle Paul's version of being saved vs. our Lord's. Emerson met several famous authors in England and was disappointed to find they were not the same persons that their writings indicated. He felt Henry Wordsworth was the most outstanding and was one person at all times. Teilhard de Chardin was a 4th degree initiate and was badly treated by the church. After his passing his writings have been accepted. Explains that psychopaths have lost contact with their souls. After they return to primal essence and are sent out into life again they will be reunited with the seed atoms of their souls. The two things that can't be compelled from us are belief and love.
An Initiate's Most Important Requisite
534-1 Sunday 07/08/1973
Flower describes the church as the home of our higher beings. We come here as we would to a school, for various classes of instruction. The church is a school to teach the way to God. Its many grades are all interesting, and in every church there are individuals who belong to various levels. Further, she states that in the every day application of spiritual teachings, the chief spiritual qualities that we must express, besides the necessity of humility and reverence and the giving of ourselves to God, are love, faith and integrity.
The Inner Dimension of Prayer
624-2 Sunday 01/16/1977
This talk describes the importance of praying rightly and how we can each contribute to world peace, world happiness, and world progress when we learn to pray more effectively. Flower lists the different aspects of prayer and gives examples of how we should pray. She describes what happens on the inner when we pray. She also shares how important it is to think of God when we are praying and to find new ways to address His Presence each time we pray. She tells us, 'God is unlimited and man, when his heart and his being functions rightly, is too, in his faith. And the way is open for all. Walk in it and be charged by it.'
Stewardship: The New Way
625-2 Sunday 01/30/1977
This talk shares a different way to view stewardship that goes beyond tithing. Through examples of individuals who give with their time and/or money, we are shown a way to look beyond our earthly limitations and reminded that with God all things, including our financial needs, are limitless. The time will come as we have this kind of faith in our stewardship, when we will be completely without fear in relation to money or provision or funds with which to pay our taxes and so on, we will be without fear. And also, our heart will so have stretched in its givingness that there will be many living that are better and happier and well-provided for than would be possible without those whose faith, and whose vision, and whose trust are large.
The 'How To' of Faith
682-1 Sunday 04/29/1979
Reverend Newhouse gives examples of well known people who have used faith in their work and lives, including Lawrence and her faith in acquiring Questhaven. She talks about how we need to keep the communication lines open to God and be patient and accepting for His answer.
A Spiritual View of Stewardship
727-1 Sunday 01/25/1981
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse explains through several person examples that it is possible to be absolutely free from the fear of the loss of money, because it has been proved to us by so many means, that when you walk in faith with God as your partner, your good will be overflowing.
Meet Problems Wisely with Faith
785-2 Sunday 05/01/1983
This talk reminds us how we must continually work on our faith, so that it can always be attuned to God and His will for us. When we face a problem we don't know what God's wish for us is. His wish might be entirely different to our own. Flower gives several examples of faith resulting in wondrous outcomes for individuals, using quite a few from the writings of Emily Gardner Neal, a former newspaper reporter, who went into churches to work with miraculous healings. Flower reminds us, that if you don't like your life exactly as it is, you can have it improved. All you need do is to be in contact with God to trust Him to teach you how to be the receiver of the good for which you ask.
Thanksgiving from the Heart
852-2 Sunday 11/24/1985
Discussion of the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and how it came to be a national holiday. Story of the call from Flower's guardian that the family needed to be in Los Angeles by November, and how the family acted on faith and did as they were instructed. Flower soon was teaching five classes each week. Reading of passages by John Muir which demonstrate his love of nature. Stories of gratitude shared.