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by Flower A. Newhouse from 1950 to 1990

Flower A. Newhouse, circa 1940's

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Extracting Spiritual Stimulus from the Arts

Sunday, September 2, 1956 (060-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseHow beauty depicted in great paintings, music, sculpture and architecture inspire us and lead us to the Divine with descriptions of how the Arts affect our higher bodies.

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Let Us Love All

Sunday, September 30, 1956 (058-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThose 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.

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Various Forms of Healing

Sunday, February 17, 1957 (062-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWe 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.

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Healing from the Spiritual Viewpoint (2 of 3)

Sunday, January 26, 1958 (082-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWe 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.

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Studies in Progress (3 of 4): Progress through Grace

Sunday, June 19, 1960 (131-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe Spirit of Grace, the fourth Aspect of God, is essential to humanity's progress. The Spirit of Grace does not work through nations, but through people and even animals. Divine Grace can overcome the limitation, the eccentricities, and the egotism in men's hearts to bring about the unification and the protection of this world. The work of this Spirit is needed now more than ever to assure the continuation of humanity on earth. Examples of how the Spirit of Grace works through others are given as follows: St. Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Monks; St. Paul, Bernardo Jines, founder of a school for homeless boys in Lima, Peru; a dog named Peril; a chef who was cured at Lourdes. The best channels of Grace practice self-sacrifice, self-surrender, self-giving and love in action. We can be instruments of Grace by praying for the world to be saved by Grace.

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Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Sunday, November 20, 1960 (141-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis Thanksgiving talk gets right to the point. We should be living in gratitude each day, from one moment to the next. Flower emphasizes that lack of gratitude brings severe karmic consequences. We need to not only remember to say 'thank you' from our hearts to those around us with every opportunity that arises, but we should remember to thank God daily for all of the blessings we tend to take for granted.

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Upholding and Strengthening the Beautiful

Sunday, March 26, 1961 (149-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe Reverend Flower A. Newhouse presents the timeless, spiritual beauty as seen in great works of art, literature, and music. How can anyone proselytize his powers, his talents, by using them in a common place and mediocre way, when he has gifts at all, and every man has. He has a gift of character, the gift of his individuality, the gift of his dedication, and other gifts in addition. And yet, are all using these gifts greatly, and charged with dedication that will direct men to look for God and to turn toward the spirit of goodness? (Palm Sunday)

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The Heart’s Symbolic Function

Sunday, February 11, 1962 (174-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower states that by being more awakened to the superphysical aspects of the heart we may come into greater control of this wondrous center. Some individuals experience heart awakenings during their lifetime, and some are born with their heart centers already functioning. Describes the heart chakra from physical and superphysical standpoints, including the heart center on astral, mental and soul levels. Explains that it is important as we progress in our Christian experience that we love others as well as those souls in the inner kingdoms, and in doing so our hearts shall be lifted. As ones heart is lifted upward, the hearts spiritual counterparts on each level vibrate at higher and higher levels, creating greater color in every body, as well as size of heart center. Indicates that there are 714 references to the heart in the Bible, New and Old Testaments. Quotes several of these, and recommends anyone who experiences difficulty with their heart, to read and use them in their life.

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Effort without Ego

Sunday, August 11, 1963 (229-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseIt 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.

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Man’s Purpose in Life

Sunday, March 13, 1966 (301-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis talk is very specific in what our purpose in life is–to be more God conscious, more God aware. Flower gives examples of how we can live our lives more purposely. She also explains the difference between a spiritual purpose and a personal mission, since people often confuse the two. She shares her personal as well as others' experiences that illustrate living life with spiritual purpose, and presents that purpose in nine parts.

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The Light That Fills the Hearts of Men

Sunday, December 25, 1966 (320-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThrough 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.

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The Meaning of the Sacrament of Beauty

Sunday, June 23, 1968 (364-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower 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.

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Additional Insights into the Arts

Sunday, July 7, 1968 (366-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower 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.

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Lord Christ to Thee Our Hearts Are Open

Sunday, December 21, 1969 (406-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe Rev. Flower A. Newhouse explains how the Christ is the greatest influence in our lives, and that we can begin to pay the tremendous debt we all owe to Him by the Christing of our thoughts, the Christing of our emotions, of our living, and of our entire nature. Christmas is the initiatory transforming event to give a part of ourselves to the living Christ - to love more lovingly, to serve more selflessly, to honor Him in every moment of our lives.

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Walking in Beauty

Sunday, June 27, 1971 (466-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis 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.

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The Hierarchy of Great Souls Made Perfect in God: The Masters

Sunday, August 15, 1971 (469-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseDescribes 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.

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The Meaning of the Sacred and the Profane Beauty

Sunday, November 7, 1971 (477-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower discusses the higher meaning of all art forms in this talk, which is inspired by a book she read by Gerardus Van Der Leeuw, a Finnish writer and a great genius. Flower concludes that all this brings home to us the task of making our own lives beautiful. If we are not dancers, we can walk with greater grace. We may not be trained or great singers, but at least we can sing with all our souls to God and through what we sing, be healed of minor limitations.

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Beauty’s Endowments to Spiritual Life

Sunday, June 25, 1972 (508-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWe 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.

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The Coming of Christ into our Hearts and Lives

Sunday, December 23, 1973 (545-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThere 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.

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Aspiring to Realize the Beautiful

Sunday, June 23, 1974 (558-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseIf 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.

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The Raising of Consciousness

Sunday, January 26, 1975 (573-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis 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.'

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An Ideal for Today’s Literature

Sunday, June 22, 1975 (583-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseIn 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.'

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The Spiritual Values and Uses of Color

Sunday, September 7, 1975 (589-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseIn this insightful talk, Flower shares with us the spiritual meaning of color as given by Pythagoras in his teachings. She emphasizes the importance of choosing the right color to help one in an area of need. For example, certain shades of red can boost one's physical energy, shades of orange can promote courage. She says she can't stress enough how vital it is that each one of us become an artist (not necessarily in the traditional sense) using color to enhance our lives, even if it is simply in what we choose to wear or how we decorate our homes. She says, "our persons and our homes, our entire environment including our garden, must be an expression of our personal art in which we have used what we know spiritually to bring out certain effects."

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Steps Toward the Real Self: The Soul

Sunday, February 8, 1976 (600-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower Newhouse speaks about the soul, the personality self, the ego and the shadow self, and how eventually the outer personality is used by the soul as the personality surrenders more and more, the soul begins serving its selfhood and Divinity starts developing in us.

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Insights the Soul Reveals to the Personality Self

Sunday, February 15, 1976 (600-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseDiscusses the importance of the Soul self and Higher Triad, our Immortal Nature. Explains lower self (personality) and Dweller on the Threshold, or Shadow, and the conflict existing between these two parts; and the gradual process of loosening the influence the Shadow on the Personality Self. Also, gives beautiful explanations of how the Soul works in our lives.

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Thanksgiving the Giver of Spiritual Joy

Sunday, November 21, 1976 (620-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWe do not practice gratitude just on one day in the year, but it is good publicly, and together, to celebrate the thanksgiving that is always in our hearts. One of the most important qualities we can unfold or develop is the one of appreciation. One of the qualities that comes forth when we are grateful for everything God has made is the quality of remembrance. Jesus blessed something before the ripening or fulfillment appeared. Every day, we should remember constantly the goodness of God. The Divine love, the wisdom, the wonderful feeling of joy and infinite patience which God has. Includes story of Flower's struggle to feel gratitude after Lawrence's passing. The one who is the most grateful is the happiest, the most giving and receives the largest renewal. Gratitude is a magnet for good. Talk is concluded by questions and answers on a variety of topics.

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Welcome Beauty Consciously and Appreciatively

Sunday, June 26, 1977 (635-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower 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.

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The Shape of Things to Come

Sunday, January 1, 1978 (648-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWith promptings from the inner realm, the Reverend Flower A. Newhouse gives and highlights of the new year related to weather patterns, world affairs, medicine, and the arts.

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Maytime’s Inner Mysteries

Sunday, May 7, 1978 (657-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseIt means so much to those who are so much greater than men for human beings to look up and into the world of God. There they stand bringing to us a new love of the outdoors. A love of everything which refines us, ennobles us, and brings us into deeper appreciation of beauty, whether it is in a song, or a symphony, or a poem, whether it is a painting we see or the real natural mural of the out-of-doors. If we allow our hearts to express this season more than our minds we, through feeling, will intuitionally tune into the great, great Hierarchy of Divine Servers which is about us at this time.

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The Lessons the Arts and Nature Reveal

Sunday, June 25, 1978 (660-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower 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. She then tells of and later shows several examples from her own home.

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How Well Do You Enter the Silence?

Sunday, October 12, 1980 (719-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseSilence simply means entering the Divine threshold. Wherever God is we find Divinity. God is here in this dimension, too and we find everything He made shines with peace and loveliness and love and beauty. And we will find this amplified many times when we lift our hearts to Him on our own threshold of entrance.

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Realities We Should Consider in Summer

Sunday, June 20, 1982 (763-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseEach season has its own tone and meaning. As summer begins, let us appreciate what it has to offer, and cultivate beauty in such a way that our consciousness will be saturated with beneficial archetypes. Healing comes through our appreciation of beauty, whether in music and religious dance, in the consciously uplifting visual arts, and of course, in our companionship with nature. When we are humble, there's no obstacle between us and the reception of Truth. Come to Stillpoint, for there is God. Flower includes examples of her clairvoyant visions, especially in regard to music.

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Christmas’ Significance on the Inner Planes

Sunday, December 23, 1984 (828-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower 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.

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