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.
Michaelmas: Feast of the Angels
010-1 Sunday 09/26/1954
Rejoice and give reverence to God that there is an order that is with Him purely, and loyally, that are able, willing, and desirous of companioning us on our path. Flower quotes widely from the Book of Enoch and intersperses the quotes with her own words.
Christs 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.
Michaelmas: Feast of the Angels
030-2 Sunday 09/25/1955
Flower focuses on the importance of Angel awareness to Christians and urges us to acknowledge the Angels in our daily lives, not just at high occasions such as Michaelmas and Christmas. She cites several passages in the Bible where Angels are referenced and shares of great souls who were aware of Angel Presences, and the world religions that honor the Angels.
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.
Easter in This Year of Our Lord
065-1 Sunday 04/21/1957
In this Easter message, the Reverend Flower A. Newhouse presents Easter as a time to triumph over old attitudes, forces, and habits. The pervasive celebration of Easter in our country is a testament to its collective importance as a spiritual touchstone.
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.
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.'
Spiritual Discipleship (2 of 9): Lord Christ
090-2 Saturday 06/21/1958
Our Lord Christ is the most influential individual that humanity has ever known or ever will know for all of earth's existence. There are Lords and Logi above Him, but as it concerns humanity, He is the highest that our own humanity has unfolded. He is the first flower, He is the full ripened fruit, and He is indeed the model and archetype of our own spiritual becoming.
Spiritual Discipleship (3 of 9): Other Aspects of God
091-1 Sunday 06/22/1958
The Spirit of Truth is a very best means of our approach to the Eternal God and to learn of God. So many times we stand in the way of truth because we do not wish to listen intuitionally. It requires so much effort, only that of sincerity, but it does require us to still ourselves so truly that we can know that we can receive and experience a baptism of the Spirit of Truth.
Spiritual Discipleship (6 of 9)
092-2 Sunday 07/20/1958
We don't need to postpone our eternity because our eternity is now, and the soul, which has never left its threshold, can bring about the experience of Divine nowness if we cause the mind, emotions, energies, and physical form to be creatively subservient to that Holy One within each one.
As Christ Might Idealize Christmas
102-2 Sunday 12/21/1958
Flower describes the Christmas symbols and their meaning to Christians. She gives her thoughts on what Christ would like for humankind.
The Feast of the Angels (3 of 3)
115-2 Sunday 08/16/1959
The Angel line is different from the human line. Life Motivation Wave instructs man throughout his evolution. Fallen Angels constitute third line of evolution. Angels surround man from their first experience on earth. Guardians remain with their charges at least to the third degree of initiation and often to Mastery. Next to our Guardians the Angel most watchful of man is the Angel of the Christ Presence. Angel line has three sexes, masculine, feminine and biune. The Angel of the Place serves Questhaven and her opposite, the angel of the Height, is stationed at Inspiration Point. Example of the noblewoman, St. Frances of Rome. Example of Peter in the Bible being freed from prison by a Protector Angel.
Christmas in the Heart
122-1 Sunday 12/20/1959
Christmas is an event of spiritual empowerment. It is a bestowal from great cosmic glories. We require planetary and solar nourishment which is poured out at the great spiritual festivals. Explains the symbolism of the Christmas tree, decorations, and gift giving. Let us use whatever will lift our emotions - music, symbolism in decoration, the shared impressions of love for Christmas, all that is food to our emotional body and mentally gives us an impetus toward the development of greater character.
Christian Mysticism (3 of 3): Conclusion
133-2 Sunday 07/17/1960
Flower explains that man can experience reality if he prepares himself in order to do so. The way of mysticism begins in a longing for God to be known directly. When an individual Christian takes up his Lord's challenge personally, he comes to the third phase of Christian mysticism, self-surrender. From self-surrender he moves to a fourth experience, consecration. All that matters is sincerity for the life practice of Christ's holy channelship, is that God is to be all-in-all.
Christs Contribution to the Preciousness of Life
143-1 Sunday 12/25/1960
When you step into the Christ current, you are made whole. Christmas is an achievement of history for which our Lord is responsible. When we approach it half-heartedly, when we don't give it our total selves, we not only fail him, but we fail all the yearnings of our superphysical and our subliminal nature. The Christ is a living reality and he is very much in action behind the scenes of our living. He is so occupied with his great work of being hierarch of all religions. He has given us a spiritual morality by which we live. He loves us each one so greatly, and His love is universal. It applies to those who are not Christian, just as much as those who are.
Drawing Closer to God (3 of 3)
158-1 Sunday 08/27/1961
Flower stresses our golden precepts: first; to realize Divinity or God; second, to realize God's Divine presence within us; third, to live attuned to our Lord's way; and fourth, to fulfill all the Christian rules. Explains need to overcome faintheartedness, halfheartedness, lack of commitment to Christ. We are living less than our Christianity unless we make eternity the background of our Christian worship. Emphasizes striving for continual overcoming. Gives examples of raising children in awareness of great Christian powers. Begins with dedication of carillon bells.
Feast of the Angels
161-2 Sunday 10/01/1961
God has made, not only one kind of being, called the human being, but He has made many orders, and we know so few of them. Shares examples of Angels described in Holy scriptures and great literature. Functions of individual Archangels given and Orders in Angel Kingdom explained. Naming of Angels signifies one of Light, a messenger appointed by God. Present-day stories and personal experiences with Angels and Angelic intervention shared.
Christmas in the Year 1961
167-2 Sunday 12/24/1961
Christmas is a high, glorious, mysterious event. We aspire to its innermost meaning. When we are spiritually impoverished, help is given from beyond ourselves, enabling us to be freed from being rooted in ourselves. Through love of him and being sent in him, we can sense the majesty and glory of the movement of power and wonder that is everywhere around us. The splendor of Christmas is revealed to us when we are in a childlike state of purity, that beholds God in his glory and responds in purity and purposefulness.
Drawing Closer to God (3 of 3)
196-2 Sunday 08/12/1962
Retreats exist to give people a plan where they may come and feel closer to the eternal. God is the reason for our incarnation. It is not beyond our capacity, nor our purpose, to keep the maker of our lives before us and keep ourselves responsible to Him. We are failing until we take that pledge of giving ourselves and loving God continuously, every moment, of every hour, of every day, every year, until by the thinking of that great rhythm of light, we are made finer and cleaner and closer, and spiritualized according to His way and His spirit.
Michaelmas: Feast of the Angels
200-2 Sunday 09/30/1962
Beauty, purity and purposes of Angels described, especially work of Guardian Angels. Angels have garments of essence in continual motion. Artists sensed and drew this as wings. Describes ways Angels assist mortals and responses to prayer. Differences between Angelic and human evolution. We are unceasingly in the presence of Angels, wherever we move, because Intelligences of this purest and highest creation are carrying out the will of God in the most minute as well as the most major circumstances and undertakings.
The Christmas Message
209-1 Sunday 12/23/1962
During Holy season, we know that the Lord Christ returns to us again and again. He is not dwelling in any far off place to which we haven't access. He dwells, it is true, on planes higher than we can usually reach. But once a year, he descends and gets to close to this earth that the very atmosphere rings with the music of his qualities. His spirit is tangible among us. We know that the atmosphere is different, not because it is December 24th on our calendar, but because there is an entirely different light in the world living around us. This is the one who came to teach us the way back to God that we must treat consciously. The most dreadful thing in the whole world is for us to be unmoved and insensitive at Christmas time.
Christ the Great Hierarch
238-2 Sunday 12/22/1963
This talk helps to prepare one inwardly for the holy midnight hour of Christmas, which is essential to achieve a highly spiritual Christmas experience. Flower explains what is happening on the spiritual plane at this time, and what one must do to be receptive to the energy and blessings which are present. She emphasizes one should strive toward realization through attunement rather than anticipation of an inner experience or feeling.
Christmas is an Initiatory Reminder
268-1 Sunday 12/20/1964
Christmas is the spirit of Christ made manifest and visible to man, transforming our outer lives. It is a time to adore the living Christ, the model of our own becoming. Christmas is a reminder of the first degree of initiation. Describes traits of initiates. A reborn soul has, as his or her predominant quality, obedience to superior development and attainment, and to everything that is above one in God. Describes symbolism of Christmas star, manger, Bethlehem, tree, bells, carols.
Why Knowledge of the Angels is Important
289-2 Sunday 09/26/1965
Bible and many other religious and cultural examples honoring Angels given. Individuals with Angel beliefs and experiences shared, including Joy Day's experience. Angels are still in existence at this moment, carrying out God's wishes, teachings of the Angels and their helpfulness does not pertain to any one age, nor to only a certain limited amount of persons. This help is given to all who are prepared and who make themselves ready for such unfoldment and disclosure. Angels do not want our human worship, nor wish us to interfere with their labors. The more types of Angel beings we know, the better for us in our meditative work.
Easters Meaning for Us
303-1 Sunday 04/10/1966
The story of our Lord Christ is a continuing unfoldment. It is always glorious and beautiful to recognize at Easter and at Christmas how very much He has grown, and how much wider are the hosts that are about Him, and how many more persons He has claimed. The cross was not the ending for Him. It was only the beginning, and our Lord Christ is very much alive, so that we always include in addressing Him the term, Thou who art the Living Christ, because we consider that very important in rightly addressing this very great soul.
Of What Does an Ideal Awareness in Nature Consist?
308-2 Sunday 06/26/1966
The more an individual loves nature the better is it revealed that he is advancing. The more mature the soul the deeper will be his love for the out-of-doors and for the creatures. God has placed within man an awareness, sometimes it is only intuitional but that is enough, of another kingdom; a kingdom that serves the trees, the grasses, the winds, the storm and all the loveliness of nature. And the same intuition tells us that we can receive much from this other side of life if we are open to its inner perspective.
Why the Reality of Angels Is Vital to Our Age
314-2 Sunday 10/02/1966
Flower A. Newhouse beautifully describes the great Reality of Angels in today's world. She describes the various duties and responsibilities of the different types of Angels and stresses the important role They have in our everyday life. She shares what transpires between the Kindel Archangel and a soul who has passed into the inner realms, and the tough questions one has to face about how one lived on earth. Flower also describes various experiences she had with Angels from the time she was a child on into her adult life. This is a fascinating peek into a world most people aren't even aware exists.
The Light That Fills the Hearts of Men
320-1 Sunday 12/25/1966
Through Christ we receive the impulse of the Christing of our own nature. When the Lord Jesus became the Lord Emmanuel at His ascension, He became the director of the Christ Spirit and charged it with his own Beinghood. We have a twofold responsibility: firstly, to remember our Lord Christ and what he represents; secondly, we owe our Lord the increase of the Christ spirit, day by day, by making the commonplace uncommon. The meaning of Christmas is so deep because it unites the physical and eternal world, and it relates us to that part of us which has always belonged to God and will forever. When the Christ looks at you, he makes you feel as though he sees the God indwelling that you are becoming. He makes you know that he sees what you can be.
The Inner Side of Nature
331-1 Sunday 06/18/1967
This revealing talk on the inner side of nature opens up another dimension for us to be aware of until our own inner sight is developed to show us such wonders. Flower shares how to prepare both inwardly and outwardly before going out into nature to benefit the most from it. She suggests studying certain naturalists, writers, and poets to aid in this preparation. She then takes the listener on a mountain trail and describes all that she sees and experiences with her higher faculties.
Living with the Realization of the Angels
339-1 Sunday 10/01/1967
Flower shares that mention of the Angels was eliminated in 4th Nicene Council because of fear of rivaling the Christ. Books of Apocrypha mention Angels and Archangels. There are Angels for each of the Seven Rays. There are feminine and masculine Angels. There are many orders of Angels always near and they can do things for us that others can't do. Descriptions given of Angels and their activities. Description of hearing Angels of Song at Mt. Rainier. Description given for Angels and devas in Nature Line. Description of power center at Lake Patzcuaro, the wheel beings and colors present.
The Meaning of the Sacrament of Beauty
364-2 Sunday 06/23/1968
Flower states that God comes to us by many paths, and we should welcome and value every path He uses. For one of the greatest and most joyous ways He illumines and touches is by the beauty of holiness, by beauty - the spirit of true and genuine beauty. It is a wonderful thing to be aware that all art is sacramental. Everything we do can become an art - our living, our thinking, our meditations - everything. She details how a person with extended perception experiences examples of the arts - four-dimensionally, and describes great art as it appears in the higher planes.
The Influence of the Angels
372-1 Sunday 09/29/1968
This Michaelmas talk reveals the vastness of the Angel Kingdom and emphasizes the importance of being aware of this higher level of Beings. Flower shares insights from Gustav Davidson's dictionary on the Angels, along with references to Angels in the Bible and by other Christian Mystics. It is an informative and fascinating journey into another realm. She reminds us that the Angels need and deserve our honor, and that we shall give them forever.
Christmas Is the Time of Spiritual Wonder
377-2 Sunday 12/22/1968
A story Flower Newhouse wrote in 1949 describing what happens on Christmas Eve at midnight that we can experience if we are open to it.
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.
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 Glorious Reminder of Michaelmas
401-2 Sunday 09/28/1969
Michaelmas talk from 1969 with extensive information on the reality of Angels and Devas.
Lord Christ to Thee Our Hearts Are Open
406-1 Sunday 12/21/1969
416-2 Sunday 03/29/1970
Reverend Newhouse explains the purpose of Christ's life and the triumph of his achievements. We should not call Him Jesus because that is His historical name. Isaiah told us that it would be the Lord Emmanuel as Christ who would help us and inspire us. And if we do our Lord honor it is through His new name, the name of His spiritual service and destiny by which we intone Him. Examples are given of ways to further the Christ Cause and ways to increase your reverence for Lord Emmanuel.
The Inner Values of Summer
422-2 Sunday 06/21/1970
The summer solstice ushers in a time when we should attune ourselves more fully to nature, to learn from nature. Flower recounts the experiences in nature of many nature mystics and naturalists. She explains how we can benefit by being in nature during the summer months.
The Value of Knowing There Are Angels
435-1 Sunday 09/27/1970
In this informative talk on the Angels, we discover the multitudes that there are, from Angels of Birth and Angels of Death, to Angels of Nature and Angels of the Christ's Presence. We could never exhaust the types of Angels that there are and with every new season that comes, we realize more deeply and more joyously how wonderful it is to be granted one more insight into an activity of an Angelic Presence we had never even surmised existed before. We learn the importance of honoring the Angels and that their capacity to love is far greater than anything we humans can comprehend, especially that of our Guardian Angels. Angels are infinitely wise, and they have a love for creation that is almost incomprehensible to us. For that reason they can serve so nobly, so daringly, and so purely.
Christmas: The Festival of Spiritual Joy
444-2 Sunday 12/20/1970
Come let us receive Him and let this Christmas record in us His own great influence. The Lord Christ has made a greater impact on earth and humanity than any of us have realized or been grateful for to this very day. The word Christ in every language is the greatest word that exists. We cannot properly attune ourselves to this transcendent person unless we understand much about His office, His background, and what He is now. In this talk, Flower describes Christ's mission and who He really is. She tells the Christ's story as one having authority and integrity.
Walking in Beauty
466-1 Sunday 06/27/1971
This talk awakens us to the beauty that is all around us, not only God's artwork in nature, but in the fine arts as well as our everyday living. Flower stresses the importance of creating beauty in our homes and in our daily surroundings through our choice of artwork, jewelry and decorations. She encourages us to listen to uplifting music and visit museums of fine art. She shares what she sees clairvoyantly when gazing upon a painting that is done well. She advises us to become that type of Christian that walks with awe in the imminence of God's presence in nature, who listens with inner feeling to monumental works of harmonious sound. Appreciate tremendous beauty and receive from it the charging that is there for you. See every hour as a new canvas upon which you may make your impressions, your impressions of raising the hour into the level of harmonious significance, or into the expression of the beauty of holiness.
Glory of Angelhood
472-2 Sunday 09/26/1971
An Angel has already had 124 initiations; first as elemental creature, then a deva, and then at long last the development of Angelhood. Astonishing beauty enfolded in color mists, and only the face, head and throat, the hands and sometimes arms, and the feet are visible. The rest is like a cloud of light about them. According to their degree of unfoldment and also their specific way of serving will the great Angels have a color aura. An Angel's eyes are very large. More orders than we can imagine, working for the world. Flower describes many of these orders: Elohim; national, state and city Angels; Angels of Time, Years, Centuries, Seasons; Angels of North, South, East, West; Planetary Angels at chakras; Solar Angels; St Michael and Warrior hosts; Angels in charge of animals; many more.
Beautys Endowments to Spiritual Life
508-1 Sunday 06/25/1972
We need beauty as much as we need food and health. Flower Newhouse describes spring and summer as the Festival of Reception, then further notes that the Spirit of Beauty is all-giving, and when we are ready to receive and sensitive enough, we will be aware of how richly it adds to our inner life. It requires the purifying of our senses and the ennobling of our hearts and our thoughts. Further, she makes us aware of the many forms of beauty, including literature, arts, music, dance, and nature, among others.
Confronting Angels as a Reality
515-1 Sunday 10/01/1972
Begins with discussion on book, Men and Angels, by Theodora Ward, explaining Ward's research and discovery of Angels. Author had experience, as she wrote the book of feeling Presence. Later gives examples from Bible. Gives many New Testament and apocryphal examples as well. Swedenborg and William Blake knew Angels by sight. Some persons were even jealous of the Angels - one was Martin Luther; another was John Calvin. The Angels are perpetually aware of the glory of God and are praising God and giving Him thanksgiving. We can do likewise, and in doing so we'll feel the reverberations of their frequencies moving in and among us.
The Holiness of Christmas
520-2 Sunday 12/24/1972
This talk was given on Christmas Eve Sunday at the close of a Christmas Retreat. Flower begins by describing the Christ's purpose for our humanity, then leads into a description of what takes place on the inner on Christmas Eve with the approach of the Hierarchy in celebration of Christ's birth, referred to as the Nativity on higher planes. She ends the talk by sharing with us what we can gain if we celebrate Christmas rightly. There is no one in the world that is more interested in you and your future than this One who is carrying out God's will directly of spiritualizing the entire planet. Help Him to do that.
Christs Past Present and Future Influence upon Us
528-2 Sunday 04/22/1973
What a day Easter signifies. Only our intuition can tell us of some of its meanings. Most of them go way beyond our comprehension. They are known to those of high development, a development beginning with Mastership. We realize that something mighty took place which Easter commemorates which will cause us to be indebted to that one who made it possible for all of our evolution. Flower shares from her personal memories of Christ and the Disciples.
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.
The Coming of Christ into our Hearts and Lives
545-2 Sunday 12/23/1973
There is no more Divine event that has ever happened on earth than Nativity, the coming of the Christ. We look at Easter upwards and we know that there is a mighty event being celebrated of a tremendous attainment at that time, but it is so far ahead of us in our own unfoldment because of what it signifies; Easter does the completed degree of Lordship which our Lord had achieved. But Christmas celebrates His coming.
The Risen Christ: The Governing Lord Emmanuel
553-2 Sunday 04/14/1974
As Reverend Newhouse does so eloquently, she describes how Christ is the only one in all our humanity that achieved Christhood. She explains the strength, dedication, and love it took for Him to achieve such a tremendous feat. Also how the resurrection transformed the disciples.
Aspiring to Realize the Beautiful
558-2 Sunday 06/23/1974
If we want our lives to be richer, then we need to behold beauty everywhere. We need to seek it, we need to express it and appreciate it and share it. Have you ever realized that beauty is always a gift of grace? When it comes to us it does so with a certain amount of surprise. It is wonderful to see life freshly, to meet things that are not anticipated and find them so exquisitely uplifting. Flower Newhouse discusses beauty in art, architecture, words and music, as well as in our own homes, sharing some of the inner impressions and effects given by beauty in its various manifestations.
Illumination Retreat (3 of 3): Illumination and Enlightenment
559-2 Sunday 07/14/1974
This talk inspires one to desire illumination as it brings us face to face with the reality of God. In this process we move beyond believing in God, to knowing Him, and Flower says this should be our greatest desire. As we conquer life's trials, and in so doing, conquer our shadow natures, we are like chicks emerging from their shells. Flower says that at that moment of exultation, you will have a breath of what the greater initiations are all about because you're like a chick that has made a hole in a shell and you see a little bit of the country out there and get a fresh breath of an atmosphere that you have never known before yourself and you like it, and the territory there is invigorating. And so you keep pecking away at that shell until you are free.
Michaelmas and Angelic Hierarchies
565-1 Sunday 09/29/1974
The Angels are more involved with man than he is conscious of. You can never be anywhere, in any room of your house or in any areas outdoors, or any place you go on earth, and be hidden from these who have all-seeing eyes, and who, when you are spiritual-minded, are attracted to you as bees are to flowers. The more devotional, the more selfless, the more trustworthy, the more truthful you are, the more they will be inclined to come close to you and to help you.
An Ideal for Todays Literature
583-2 Sunday 06/22/1975
In this talk, Flower encourages us to read challenging and illuminating literature. She gives several recommendations of authors as well as book titles that will uplift the reader and stretch the mind. She warns us not to subject ourselves to books that bring out our lower natures, but to find writers who give us beauty in their descriptive imagery, like Gladys Taber. She challenges us to be responsible for the use of your words that you speak and write. Be more discriminating and be responsible for what you read. She concludes her talk by sharing, 'There are testaments not only of devotion, but testaments of challenge and of initiatory experiences that come through the writings of those who have been wise enough to hold to the pure gold of great transforming truth. Find those books. They are your eternal friends.'
The Great Reality of Angels
590-2 Sunday 09/28/1975
When persons find that Angels are realities, they usually come with such surprise to the finding! Early Christian fathers tell about visitation of the Angels in times of prayer and again at junctures of crisis. These Great Ones are still, as they have been all through the centuries, with us. They are Intelligences of an older order of life, much older than human beings. Because of that They are wiser and stronger, and for that reason They are entrusted with duties to help the Christ Cause. There is no selfishness in Angels, there is no ego. There is only obedience and immediate changing of Themselves when necessary for a larger good to come through. They are patient and devoted; their spirituality is pure. Their creativity is tremendous, and always inspiring. One keynote above every other virtue is great joyousness.
The Message the Glory of Easter Teaches Us
604-2 Sunday 04/18/1976
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse discusses who Christ is, His mission, and His conquest. The Resurrection applies to us too. We have our own Easter to receive again and again and to experience. There are always trials and testings and it is expected that following the lead of the Christ, we know the way, we too can break through our own barriers that keep us from our fullest expression. Christ is the divine Pattern of our becoming and is the most advanced of our humanity. She states that we are also to achieve wholeness and completeness and the conquest of limitations. We can achieve them best by remembering that our indebtedness to the great exemplar, Christ, can best be paid through our own willing resurrections by the Christing of our entire beings.
The Angels Bless All Kingdoms
616-2 Sunday 09/26/1976
It is time that man recognizes that Angels are real. An Angel's retreat for renewal and recharging is called a Habitude. Flower describes several Angel Habitudes in higher planes. Describes Angels and their beauty; only the face would be visible, the rest is Light. Explains that the Angel kingdom is much older than human kingdom. All of Their activities for all kingdoms, of Man, Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral, are to the glory of God.
What All Men May Receive from Christmas
622-2 Sunday 12/19/1976
Every year you should have grown in the deepening of your recognition of Who the Christ is. And as you begin to know Him, you will realize that He is someone who lives from the innermost and radiates light forward to the outermost in touching us, but He is of earth. Revering and loving Christ and recognizing that Christmas blesses us with many benefits and we have intuitionally to tune in to more and more of the opening of the lens of our inner reception.
Welcome Beauty Consciously and Appreciatively
635-1 Sunday 06/26/1977
Flower stresses the importance for each of us to express beauty in our lives through creative endeavors. She explains that we need not perceive ourselves as having true artistic talent, but that we are all capable of expressing beauty creatively. She tells us we should create beauty in our homes and gardens and everything around us. She gives several examples of famous artists, composers and writers who have contributed beauty to our world through their creative pursuits. Beauty is important because God speaks to us not only in nature and at church, but through the arts.
From Christs Victory to Yours
654-2 Sunday 03/26/1978
Easter celebrates the living presence of the Lord Christ. He is not a principle to us. He is not a figure that lived in the history of the past and then alone helped man. He is an Eternal person with whom we are to reckon. With every Easter that comes we should be that much closer to an appreciation of what it means to know the Christ. There is no other name throughout humanity that has the power of the name and the spirit and the person of the Christ.
The Lessons the Arts and Nature Reveal
660-2 Sunday 06/25/1978
Flower dedicates this retreat to the Spirit of beauty. She states that those who are appreciators of beauty as it courses through both the arts and nature, should begin with ourselves, and not only during this season but every day, to see that we embody something of the Spirit of Beauty.Â She then tells of and later shows several examples from her own home.
Angels Express the Glory of God
667-2 Sunday 10/01/1978
Discusses various ranks of Angels and their titles and mentions the different responsibilities and powers the various ranks of Angels wield. Although mankind is largely indifferent to knowledge of the Angels, currently there is a trend toward more realization and appreciation of their reality. Examples are given of persons who had encounters with Angels; though they did not actually see the Angels, they saw the Angels' light surrounding them. Angels rarely enter human incarnation but when they do, their powers are diminished and the human bodies they wear are unwieldy. A few who have incarnated are composers Cesar Franck and Mozart, as well as Joan of Arc. By contrast, devas come into incarnation more frequently. Humans are never out of the observation of Angels.
Christ Our Lord and Redeemer
681-1 Sunday 04/15/1979
Discusses evolution, preparation for life on earth, and review of one's life with Kindel Archangel upon return to inner worlds. Flower shares her personal memories of Christ.
The Values of Nature in Mans Growth
685-2 Sunday 06/24/1979
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse discusses the invaluable importance of nature, and what we can learn from nature Intelligences. She describes several nature mystics and how nature is one of our greatest teachers.
Let Us Realize Angels Better
718-2 Sunday 09/28/1980
States that Angels are everywhere and part of Christian heritage. Churches don't often mention them. God created the Angel line of evolution including elementals, devas, Angels, Archangels, Archi, etc. long before human line. Lists several orders of Angels. Describes Angels' character, appearance and mode of communication. Lists Archangels at head of each ray. Describes character, appearance, and mode of communication of Angels. Describes person's Angel experiences.
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 Very Important Guardian Angels
762-1 Sunday 05/30/1982
Do you know your Guardian Angel? Do you feel her? Flower A. Newhouse addresses in great depth our relationship to our Guardian Angels. Through examples in her own life, she illustrates how this Shining One is our greatest supporter and spiritual teacher from the inner realms-a gift from God. Questions and answers in regards to Guardian Angels conclude this talk.
More about the Angels
770-1 Sunday 09/26/1982
Angels are everywhere and more numerous than the human kingdom. The Bible has 295 references to Angels. The Council of Nicea in the 4th century struck out far more material from the Bible than is now available. At that time they felt that subject of Angels was so glorious and great that if it was too emphasized in Christianity, that people would not honor the Christ as much as they do. The churches leave out an emphasis of the Angel kingdom. This leaves a great gap between God and Christ, and all of the Aspects of Divinity. There must be something in between! Angels are messengers from God. Flower describes the appearance of Angels at Michaelmas and mentions St. Patrick, Mortimer Adler, Dionysius, and Thomas Aquinas on the Angels.
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.
Christ Our Lord Most Holy
783-2 Sunday 04/03/1983
Reverend Newhouse asks us some questions about our purpose in being a Christian and in what ways we show that to others. She explains how great the Lord is to this planet and that we should think and pray to Him every day. She emphasizes the Holiness of Christ.
789-1 Sunday 06/19/1983
Those persons who love nature become nature mystics and these mystics are the very ones who can tell us things about nature that we might not tune into ourselves. They have seen into the depths of nature. They don't see just trees and sunshine and the beauty of the arrangement of the landscape, they sense presence and they sense power and they receive vitality in a new way. Flower shares some of her own experiences in nature, and those of other well-known nature mystics.
Angels Are Our Best Sponsors
796-1 Sunday 09/25/1983
God created the Angel Kingdom first, before humans, on our planet, bringing intelligences of all orders, and giving them duties regarding the planet, its weather, and life. Names types of Angels that man encounters. Describes Angel of Death seen when her grandmother passed on. Mentions life review by Kindel Archangel, and that we meet Angels at strategic times in our lives, such as birth, tragedy, crises, baptism, marriage, death. Recounts several of her personal experiences with Angels. Describes appearance of several Orders of Angels.
Our Gift to Christ
802-1 Sunday 12/18/1983
Giving Christ a gift at Christmas is one of the most important things we can do every single Christmas eve. It should be a specific gift, not a general gift. There are direct and indirect gifts. We should renew the pledge daily, and as we do so, the thought form of the gift grows. The Christ gives to us all year long. A discussion of the appearance of prayer forms. You want to be in a special place when you give your gift. Story of a young boy who gives a blind woman a Christmas tree. Describes being in the mountains with Lawrence on Christmas Eve.
Questions and Answers on the Angelic Kingdom
822-2 Sunday 09/30/1984
Flower states the need for awareness of Angel Kingdom, and shares that her purpose in this work at Questhaven is to try to bring back into Christianity the opening to the worlds of Light, to the splendor and the resurgences of the Angelic Host. Answers many questions about orders of Angels, which ones to call on for specific needs and influences. Describes Angels present at ceremonies and high events — birth, death, weddings, special services; times of creativity.
Christmas Significance on the Inner Planes
828-2 Sunday 12/23/1984
Flower reminds us that Christ is unique and has attained what no other man has. We wouldn't know God if it weren't for our Lord. He brought down God into our hearts in a knowing way. Although we know Christ best, God is no longer an abstraction to us. Christ means something, it means that here is One who has attained what no other person has. He didn't ask for this, it came upon Him. It was the grace of God that descended upon Him, chose Him, because there was no mark of defilement or impurity or prejudice in Him. He was the Son of God in the radiation of His light, and that radiation remains steadfast.
Christ in Our Daily Lives
836-1 Sunday 04/07/1985
Rev. Flower Newhouse speaks about how this past Lent has affected us, ways in which we can feel closer to Christ, through illness, through becoming more genuine, through our Christmas gift to Him. She describes how she has proceeded through this last Lenten period and every day to become closer to Christ.
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.