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
The Power of Words
020-1 Sunday 03/20/1955
The discoveries of Count Alfred Korzybski, the founder of the Science of Semantics, on the use of words and their effect on others are explored by Flower as she reminds us that we are accountable for every word we utter. She shares how to speak according to the standards of spiritual truth, and in this way become a 'co-worker' with God for creating Good in our world.
A Potpourri of Spiritual Thoughts
035-1 Sunday 11/06/1955
Flower discussed a potpourri of wholesome foods for spirit that guide us in living. She suggested using single words as keynotes to remind us of spiritual needs we are working on. We can vary the words by using different synonyms. Importance of willingness, obedience and patience were discussed. Thoughts influence things; we influence others through love and will influences the self. Definition given for sainthood. It is important to be free from attachments. Reference to Dante's Purgatorio symbolizing rejoicing when a person achieves mastery.
Growth in the Handling of Our Emotions
057-2 Sunday 09/23/1956
It is important for us to learn to control our emotions by choosing our thoughts and interpretations of others constructively.
Open the Heart to Nature
070-1 Sunday 07/07/1957
Most of the greatest things in life are silent, and they will meet us and enrich us in silence. The stars are silent, the growing flowers and trees are silent, and gravitation. The inspiration of thoughts comes silently too. As we approach God, we want to meet Him in such silence that we silence all of ourselves and we listen to the reverberations and the rejoicings that are broadcast from His kingdom.
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)
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
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.
His Word was with Power
105-2 Sunday 02/15/1959
Lent is a glorious time of unfolding. Lent requires maturity of the Christian because it symbolizes all that man must undergo to become master of his own being. We should welcome the active side of Lent and the contemplative side, and study the Word during Lent. Jesus was very insistent on the proclaiming of the Word. Therefore we are responsible for proclaiming it. The words of God have flowed forth from the invisible to the visible through the written word and the spoken word, and even more than that, they have incarnated in changed lives.
The Probing Mind Finds
120-2 Sunday 11/29/1959
God dwells in the world, in the universe, and in those areas and dimensions that exceed our present understanding. In fact, we cannot escape God, but to be aware of God in immensity and confronting us is something that will benefit us and bring refreshment both spiritually and in being. So we lift our cup of being to the Supreme Presence, which is here and everywhere equally present and ask to be bathed in the Divine Light.
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.
How Thoughts Influence Life
150-1 Sunday 04/23/1961
In a talk giving in San Diego, Flower stresses the importance of being aware of and using rightly the power of our thoughts. You think a thought and it is a living thing. It is a moving thing. It is color. It is pattern. And the clearer your thought is in meditation or prayer, the larger the pattern of your thought will be as it moves along. If you are very reverent, your thought pattern will move up. It is very important for every Christian to arouse himself, to shake off the lethargy that has been upon him, and to see that his mind is fully dedicated to God because there is that above mind, which is much greater than mind, which will use all the forces of the mental powers in order to guide them, to instruct, to teach, to mold, to bless the energies of consciousness as well as of emotions and of the physical body and of the affairs in the world.
Teachableness: The Art of the Spirit
174-1 Sunday 02/04/1962
Learning depends upon teachableness. Flower stresses the importance of our being willing to change and grow by being teachable. Through several examples of individuals who significantly changed their outlook on life and their circumstances, by being open to trying a new approach, we are taught that we should change our approach as well. If we can raise our thoughts, then through holy enthusiasm, through teachableness, through creativeness, we will have a doubling and an expanded consequence of pleasure and of goodness in our own experiences, and for that we should be most grateful and we should be most eager to anticipate it, to welcome it, and to move towards it.
Contemplation and What It Is
207-2 Sunday 12/02/1962
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse explains that contemplation is achieving the heights of realization and meditating upon the great archetypal realities that are everywhere around us. Whenever in our spiritual practices we are particularly inspired, instructed, and the recipients of revelation, we are contemplating. A new mode of spiritual activity has taken place in us, and is expressing through us. The thoughts that come with revelation, and inspiration, and instruction, are not planned in our own minds. We don't think them out, they are unfolded, they are given, and we are their witness. For that reason, contemplation is an endeavor that requires the very highest from us, and towards which we should always aspire.
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.
Seven Bodies (4 of 6): The Mental Body and How It Functions (2 of 2)
261-2 Sunday 10/11/1964
Know that at all times that you are responsible for what you think, and what you think you ordain for your destiny. Do you like what you ordain? If not, change it before it manifests. Flower emphasizes the importance of spiritual thinking as opposed to ordinary human thinking. She describes what happens to us when we allow our minds to wander aimlessly or possess negative thoughts and images. She gives guidelines in purifying, refining, and redirecting our thinking to a higher level that in turn lifts us spiritually. She shares Carl Jung's insights on how mental thoughts affect the human subconscious and the discoveries he made when he embarked on his own very personal experiment exploring his own thoughts. Flower further stresses the importance of refining our own mental bodies to help us with our spiritual growth.
297-1 Sunday 01/16/1966
Man's mind is his most potential as well as his most neglected instrument. We are responsible for our thoughts. Description of how our atoms are used when our physical life ends. Flower described three levels of our minds: sub-conscious, conscious, and super-conscious. Flower's advice to a woman suffering from depression. We should dwell in a consciousness of agelessness. Talk includes Flower and Lawrence's discovery of Questhaven. Description of forms, color and movement of our thoughts and prayers. We must erase negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.
Our Winged Faculty: The Sixth Sense
298-1 Sunday 01/30/1966
Everyone has a sixth and seventh sense. The sixth sense is aware of realities that are taking place at distances, telepathy, being able to pick up thoughts from others. The seventh sense is the sense of motion in the inner worlds, traveling to a distant place as quickly as thought and returning. Included are many accounts of people using both of these higher faculties. Ways that you can tune in to your own sixth and seventh sense.
The Special Power of Silent Effort
300-1 Sunday 02/27/1966
Speaks of consciously entering the Great Silence, explaining that we must have outer silence in order to enter the inner silence. Flower stresses that more is often accomplished through silence than through words, and suggests that we can help those in need by holding them in the silence. She gives personal examples from her work and tells of hearing the Music of the Spheres outside in the silence of the night. To be a channel for the releasement of archetypes of beauty, purposefulness and usefulness we must be silent. She tells us that silence strips us of our egotisms. We are only ready to pray, meditate, serve or speak when we experience first relaxation, then patience and finally silence.
The Tremendous Creative Influence of Thought
355-2 Sunday 03/17/1968
Flower Newhouse describes in detail the power of thought. Through several examples, she shares the superphysical aspect of thought, its color, form, and effect. She says, 'We learn through extrasensory perception, through extended vision, that thoughts have activity, they have motion. Thoughts have color and thoughts have form... realizing then, that thought is not only creative and has influence, but thought is something, it does something, it moves somewhere, you want to see that it's going the right direction, and it's going into the field where, that is the reservoir of the Christ Spirit, where it can be acted upon and brought to you when you are ready for the right answer.'
The Art of Cultivating and Controlling Thought Power
382-2 Sunday 02/16/1969
Let this vine be in you, which was, and is, in Christ Jesus. This is the goal of evolution. This is our innermost aim to come to that state of consciousness wherein the highest in us thinks through us and uses us as its channels. Flower describes how meditation can help us refine our mental body, and emphasizes the importance of choosing our thoughts, words, activities, and relationships from a higher level. If we do this, you can be that one in your field of service that lifts the whole atmosphere into a more wholesome place in which to function, wherein greater brotherhood or sisterhood is realized, where thoughts of a constructive order are given precedence over discord.
Lord Christ to Thee Our Hearts Are Open
406-1 Sunday 12/21/1969
The 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.
Beauty's 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.
A Basic of the Spiritual Life: Stewardship's Blessings and Challenges
512-1 Sunday 08/20/1972
In this talk on stewardship, the aspects of giving of our time, energies, and money in various ways is discussed. The importance of our attitudes, thoughts and motivations toward abundance are also pointed out. Flower says, that most persons think of stewardship only from the standpoint of money, but it also pertains to our time and our energies, and we need to be just as wise in our use of these two aspects as we are of the supply we are privileged to earn. It is negativity in consciousness and behavior that causes us to have a stoppage of force between the Divine and our outflow of good to the world.
Our Thoughts and Acts Create Records
702-1 Sunday 02/10/1980
Every one of your thoughts, your emotions, and your actions leaves a pattern in the atmosphere around you, even the most trivial of your thoughts and your feelings. And these patterns live for a time. It is true that those that are insignificant in value disappear very gradually and only those thoughts and energies which contained great power, either the power that was good or that was destructive, are apt to be resident in your aura even today, unless you changed. And when you become more than you were, when you had a terrible temper or you did something not quite honest, or you express some feeling of animosity to an individual, when you outgrow feelings of that kind and possibilities of that kind then, of course, all the old things are disintegrated by the light of your new creations that are on a much higher level.
Your State of Consciousness
808-2 Sunday 03/18/1984
In this talk, Flower stresses to be a watchman of your thoughts at all times. She goes on to explain that we need to still our minds in order to let God in. She tells us our consciousness is an eternal gift, and that we are preparing ourselves for that time when we are not in physical form, but all consciousness.