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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Summer Pilgrimage (3 of 3): The Adonai and Spirit of God Indwelling
005-2 Sunday 06/27/1954
From here on we want to learn all that we can about the Holy triad because healing will flow from the awareness of the divine powers that are resident within. Discusses esoteric teachings regarding our seven-fold bodies and the hierarchy of God's inner kingdoms.
What Would We Do: If Someone Close to Us Were Critically Ill?
042-1 Sunday 02/26/1956
We must be objective in helping loved ones who are seriously ill. When spiritual healing fails, we should not be ashamed to seek medical help. We always need permission from someone before we pray for them.
Effective Ways of Dealing with Loneliness
053-1 Sunday 06/10/1956
Those who have a good and satisfying relationship with God are never lonely. And secondly, having this first, they cannot help but love people more and not only mankind, but the creatures and all of life. For if they love God, who made life, then they love that life itself. They love everything in it that is of God, the good. And wherein they find discords and that which is not of the good, they are so busy correcting the misery of the world, that they haven't time for grief or for loneliness or for the feelings of the lack of acceptance or of one's own inner disapproval. So in order to have permanent healing from loneliness, we need to consider those two things and what we can justly do about them.
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.
Various Forms of Healing
062-1 Sunday 02/17/1957
We must be open to various kinds of healing. It is not always advisable to rely on spiritual healing alone; God has created the medical arts, and many other forms of healing which we can use. In order to be healed, we must be flexible, teachable, and humble.
Healing in the Christians Experience
066-1 Sunday 03/31/1957
Prayer and attitude of a patient play an important role in healing. Flower emphasizes the need to be flexible, teachable, and humble if we want to be healed.
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.
Deeper Aspects of Healing Techniques: The Patients Contribution to Healing
067-2 Sunday 05/26/1957
All illness puts us back into a state equivalent to childhood. There is a constructive side to that because no one can help us, neither God nor a friend, nor a physician, unless we are going to be constructively dependent. That is open and teachable and ready and receptive to instruction, admitting that we don't know everything, and that this is a state which needs conquest.
The Patients 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.
Healing from the Patients Viewpoint
074-2 Sunday 08/25/1957
The patient's attitude has a great deal to do with healing. Negative persons may have more difficulty regaining health.
Healing Power through Invocation
073-2 Sunday 09/29/1957
We should be open to all means of healing. All of these instruments are God's channels. For most people who are ill, a rededication to more wholesome and far-reaching purposes is required. We must be aware of our motivation for illness and healing. Powerful invocations are important for healing prayers.
Aids to Christian Healing
080-2 Sunday 10/27/1957
Healing opens us to higher faculties. We must desire to be healed, and be willing to bring about changes in ourselves in order to become whole. The four basic aids to healing: prayer, self-surrender, renewal of the mind and blazing creative trails to wholeness. Discussion of the role of the chakras.
The Spiritual Study of Healing
079-1 Sunday 11/17/1957
It is not feasible, or true, to say that man is wrong when he is sick, that he is in some way spiritually perverted when he is not succeeding. The opposite might be the truth and we have to see every person in an individual light to know wherein he is ill.
Aids to Spiritual Healing
072-1 Sunday 12/01/1957
The state of humility opens us to the supernal in us, and only humility. Self must never be enthroned because it is the greatest mistake that is made if we capitalize that. The self is a part of God's unfolding plan. We must be humble in order to request healing, and to accept the fact that we need healing. Discussion of the role of the chakras in health and healing. The talk ends with questions and answers. Talk given in Los Angeles.
Healing from the Spiritual Viewpoint (1 of 3)
077-1 Sunday 12/29/1957
Discusses mental and emotional healing, and brings out the point that seeking professional, medical help for mental and emotional illness is nothing to be ashamed of.
Healing from the Spiritual Viewpoint (2 of 3)
082-1 Sunday 01/26/1958
We are more than body, we are God's. Inner meaning to parts of the body and how to keeping good health. Symbolism of the anatomy and the evolution of man. Importance of numbers representing parts of the body and life itself. Vital organs, blood, etc. Inner state of health. Change within self for healing come. We can't do it ourselves, we must rely on God.
Healing from the Spiritual Viewpoint (3 of 3)
084-1 Sunday 02/23/1958
Healing of the whole man is spiritual in context, yet we must never approach it from any single angle. Healing needs to be approached from many angles in order that we get the full context of God's operation of healing powers through this earth.
Healings Constant Challenge
081-1 Sunday 03/30/1958
The psychological difficulty of our culture is that of neuroticism. Discussion of what neuroticism is and how it affects individuals. Gives several examples of case from a book by Dr. Ellis, How to Deal with a Neurotic.
087-1 Sunday 04/27/1958
When we ask for healing for chronic illness, it is important that we first decide that this healing will be permanent and that we will do our utmost to uproot whatever the states are within us which have brought about this unpleasantness. Complete healing requires complete surrender to God's will.
Practicing Christian Healing
089-1 Sunday 05/25/1958
We must be aware that God has given us a spirit of love and power, and a sound mind. These are our birthright. If we do not possess them, we must examine what disrupts the flow from the divine indweller.
What Lies Behind Illness
087-2 Sunday 06/29/1958
There are with the exception of accidents, three general causes of illness. They are bacteria, degeneration, and stress. Functional disorders arise out of situational or environmental or work problems, or our relationship to our work situation or our family situation or the world at large. Out of the situational maladjustments come the disorders including headaches, colds, colitis, stomach upsets, and any number of conditions. Summarizes studies by Dr. Robert Collier Page on stress illnesses in the workplace.
The Quest for Wholeness
093-2 Sunday 08/31/1958
There is a growing acceptance of the power of spiritual healing. Illness can be cured when the person is treated holistically - mind, body, emotions, spirit. Examples of severe illnesses that were cured through spiritual means. Discusses the need for those giving healing prayers to be pure channels of healing energy.
Every Christian a Healer
101-2 Sunday 11/30/1958
People can cause their own illnesses when the superego is in charge. Through their attitudes, they put up barriers to their own healing. There are five steps to wholeness. The first and most important of which is surrender to God's will. The second stage of spiritual healing is one expressed in the maxim, fast on negatives and feast on positives. The third rule is to remember that only God can heal. The fourth rule is to practice harmony to the fullest extent. Fifth, we must put ourselves into a state fit for healing. Our love for God must deepen continuously and forever.
103-2 Sunday 01/25/1959
God's light expresses certain frequencies which man can attune himself to according to his need. The mystic tunes into God's light and seeks enlightenment. The one who is ill tunes into God's light and receives healing. One who is ill is also wise to seek the expertise of physicians, psychologists, or teachers to help us and heal us.
The Healing of Spirit
107-1 Sunday 03/22/1959
One of the major services of the Lord Christ, his proclamation of going out into all lands and healing the sick and speaking to them the holy word. It is the first injunction which too many of us forget, but each of us need the most in the end of our Christian profession, to become a healer and a priest, and we fail our Lord in His teaching until we accomplish that commissioning. The basis of spiritual healing is suggestion. Pythagoras used arithmetic problems to heal people, and used music, color and poetry for therapy.
Aligning All of Our Vehicles with Healing Currents
109-2 Sunday 04/26/1959
Speaking of the interconnection between mind, body and emotions and the need for inner wholeness and oneness with the Divine Indwelling, Rev. Newhouse uses the example of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde as a man with a divided nature. She tells of Bishop Stephen Neil of England who helped people suffering from nervous problems to learn to identify the dividedness of their nature and to work to unify it. She presents the work of Psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Lowe who held recovery meetings for mental patients to teach them to recover from their illness by learning to use their muscles to train their brains to resume rightful management of the body. The power, oneness and maturity of the Lord Christ is given as the greatest example of wholeness the world has ever known.
Those Who Are Targets for Illness
117-2 Sunday 09/27/1959
We must never have within us any rigidity or fixation towards a way of health we cannot break. We must accept in fullness of reverence and in complete trust that we have a life graph given us by our Father, that this life graph of our purpose will not expire until our purposes are completed. The average Christian who is doing his best but is not thinking of God all the time, must realize that his density is largely in his own keeping and that his destiny of health is governed largely by his attitude, by his feelings and by the way he uses his energies.
Wholeness As an Ideal and Objective
123-1 Sunday 01/31/1960
We are taught by our Lord Christ that we were born or rather we were created before we were born on earth. In this inner creation we were made perfect. We also recognize that in being created Divine, we have nothing to do with our own Divinity, we gave no work to it, no development, we paid no price for it, it was a great gift. We must think not only from the standpoint of one incarnation, we think from the standpoint and vastness of eternity itself. Discussion of regeneration and reincarnation.
Occult Factors at Work in Prayer
138-2 Sunday 10/16/1960
Flower focuses on the two main reasons we pray–our need for God and our adoration for God. Flower explains why and how we should improve our prayer work. She describes what happens esoterically when prayers are said and how the Hierarchy aids our prayers. There are different types of prayers–prayers for healing, for upliftment, for attunement. They are too numerous to count. She uses Bible verses to support the importance of prayer and gives personal accounts of how prayers are answered.
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.
The Cosmic Factors in Disease
231-2 Sunday 09/22/1963
Review of a book called Cosmic Factors in Disease by Alrther Goodham. The main theme of Cosmic Factors in Disease is that illness is a direct result of a conflict between our personality selves and our higher selves. The reason we get sick is that our personality selves do not want to be surrendered. The symptoms of disease are desperate gestures made by an ego to establish the fact of its existence. To shrink from the Eternal is to invite disease. Stress disease is the result of conflict between the personality and the spirit. It arises from a stage of crisis between the ego and the cosmos.
The Magic of Giving Thanks
236-2 Sunday 11/24/1963
Discussion of the first Thanksgiving and how it came to be a legal holiday. Now people have many reasons for being thankful, but it should not take a certain day a year to remind them of their blessings. Gratitude has a healing quality. If we could see clairvoyantly we would notice that our thoughts changed from flat thought forms of a neutral or beige color, which is a nondescript form of thinking, to thinking in terms of beautiful rounded thought forms which suddenly burst their rounded form and became like flaming pyramids of orchid colors and these colorful forms would travel swiftly into the great light of God.
How to Find Healing in the Silence
251-2 Sunday 06/14/1964
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.
The Activities of Invisible Helpers
262-2 Sunday 11/01/1964
Discusses human helpers in the inner worlds, those who help souls who have recently come across. Servers help people who were like themselves when they left this plane. Part of their restitution is to welcome and prepare these souls. Helpers of newly transitioned souls with difficulties (suicides, murderers, murder victims) may take person to sanitaria for healing of inner bodies. Humble helper, a human being who has gone into the higher worlds ahead of the rest of us, is only allowed to help for two generations of humankind. He must know all the circumstances that this person who has newly died has been meeting. After two generations, that's impossible, as our world and its inventions progresses so fast, so; swift turnover of servers of this type. Other helpers work praying for similar persons yet on earth, helping them bring forth new developments for good.
The Esoteric Side of Freeing Oneself from Creating New Karma
272-2 Sunday 02/21/1965
To be free of adverse karma we must work to overcome ourselves, desire to understand and grow from life's lessons and a desire to be part of the new. Flower described ways that we create new karma, rather than freeing it. Examples are given of ways to change negative habits into positive ones. Our present conditions are a result of our past actions. To end karma we must work out the old and not create it. Description of major and minor karma, and dharma. Cruelty to persons or animals brings disastrous circumstances. Spiritual healing and karma. New mental and astral bodies are created each lifetime.
The Activity of Karma in our Daily Lives
315-1 Sunday 10/09/1966
The most potent forms of transformation are the result of suffering and the willing acceptance of meeting whatever confronts us in a constructive way. Each day our actions are sowing seeds for the future. Of the sixty billion humans in existence only a small percentage incarnate at any one time. Division of masculine and feminine poles occurred about 25 million years ago, and ultimately they come together again and become androgynous. Describes the three kinds of karma. It is our Monad who needs the experience of growth, strengthening, conquest and mastery. Flower gave several examples of karmic relationships of people she counseled, including consequences of polygamy and polyandry. All healing is karmic.
Spiritual Healing As I View It Today
317-1 Sunday 11/06/1966
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse explains our need to be humble, teachable, self-giving in our great need to surrender our wills to God's will in order to experience healing. She explains how to bring through the Divine, to live with greater spiritual maturity, and to give ourselves completely over to God while striving to live as pure of a life as we are able.
Nature As Healer and Enlightener
394-2 Sunday 06/22/1969
There are many paths by which we meet God, and upon which He speaks to us. Among them are the way of reverence through religion, the way of music, the way of color, the way of beauty, and the way of nature. We believe that for the most part the initiations of nature, or the ways of nature, are the least tried by most Christians. This is because they are so immersed in details, they are so lost in the abstractions of their routine living, that they do not disengage themselves sufficiently to behold with wonder the voice of God speaking through His firmament.
The Hierarchy of Great Souls Made Perfect in God: The Masters
469-1 Sunday 08/15/1971
Describes perfected beings that still have any connection with humanity; their functions and locations in inner worlds. Inner hierarchy has its seat in Shamballa; led by the Christ; different masters serve in different areas such as government, education, healing, arts, science and religion. Angel Hierarchy also exists, led by the Angel King, works with weather, elements, rising of continents, life on earth through nature. These two hierarchies meet and mingle, that is, their leaders may confer in council. Each, knowing the intentions of the other, can do much better in his own sphere of service.
Taking the Myths Out of Marriage (1 of 2)
524-1 Sunday 02/11/1973
Today we are considering the marriage relationship and its beautification, edification and healing in some areas. Many ideas in this talk were prompted by the book, The Mirages of Marriage by Wm. Lederer and Dr. Don L. Jackson.
Angels in the Life of Man
540-1 Sunday 09/30/1973
Flower describes ranks, orders and beings from the Angelic Kingdom, who all give allegiance to Christ. Closest to us is our Guardian Angel, who helps us grow and confers minor initiations. Gives many examples of different types of Angels, such as Angels of Truth, Angels of Weather, Angels of Wisdom, Healing Angels (Healing Angels present at shrines also, such as Guadalupe and Fatima), Warrior Angels, Angels of the Seasons, Color Angels, Music Angels. When happy, Angels smile and release a burst of color.
Spiritual Responsibilities toward Healing
563-2 Sunday 09/08/1974
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse explains that through the many methods of healing, from the physical, metaphysical, mystical, and esoteric - our responsibility is to make ourselves worthy to be healed; making ourselves good conductors of the inner Light of Spirit.
The Decisive Moment
666-2 Sunday 09/17/1978
Crises are tremendous opportunities, provided we face reality, meet the truth and respond effectively. A crisis precipitates a decision for us. At critical moments, when we apply Christ's teachings, rather than react unconsciously, and we respect everyone who believes in God, regardless of his path, then indeed do we receive many intimations of divine presence, mantlings, benedictions, sometimes healing. Cites many examples of people who overcame tragedy and enduring sorrow, by putting attention on others and generating good into the lives of others.
A Spiritual Viewpoint of Holistic Healing
678-1 Sunday 03/04/1979
Flower describes the need for healing and for hospices, and envisions a hospice here at Questhaven with a holistic approach to health. She says that it is important to have a special place to go when we are tried by a serious illness, and when the time comes for us to change worlds.
The Mystery Underlying Suffering
705-1 Sunday 03/23/1980
Flower tells us that the more we know about realities such as suffering and evil, the better we are able to meet them. She explains that the mystery behind suffering is two-fold: 1) it is the purifier and 2) it is the means by which we are brought to truth about ourselves. She describes the work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and tells us that the way of acceptance of suffering is strengthening and transforming. She stresses that it is so important to work on ourselves to our last breath in this body and that much of our suffering, especially minor suffering, is brought by our own wrong attitudes, prejudices, stubbornness, closed minds, greed, fearfulness and lack of discrimination.
What Each of Us Needs to Contribute to His Own Healing
740-1 Sunday 07/26/1981
In this talk the Reverend Flower Newhouse explains that only Masters have complete command of Their bodies, and that illness comes to us when we allow a separation to come between us and our Souls or Higher Selves. She urges us to fill ourselves with humility, teachableness and surrender with the willingness to learn the way to health. She advises us to let our Soul be our director, healer, advisor and teacher and to never give ourselves credit for our healing which belongs to God who made us. Flower encourages exercise, following your doctor's advice, and never feeling guilty about being ill. It is our responsibility to admit that something is wrong, to go to a doctor and to surrender ourselves to God's care. Followed by Questions and Answers.
874-2 Sunday 09/28/1986
Orthodox churches may mention but don't teach about Angels. Angels are a glorious order. They are so much higher, their purity, goodness, love and self-giving is in what they are and do for those they serve. God wanted man and the creatures to be cared for, and very lovingly. Angels were given charge of caring for us. Whoever hasn't seen an Angel or loved one, is very impoverished. Flower describes several different orders of Angels and their interactions with men, animals, other needs. Angels of healing, of love, of initiation, of time, of transformation, of guardianship, of protection, of destiny, and many others. Angels are desirous of helping people understand what it is they are to know; to realize that they should improve their relationships; to know that they can be stronger than they are. There's no mother's love, no teacher's love, no child's love, that can ever compare to your Guardian Angel's love. Wherever you go, you will be protected.