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 (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.
Toward the Development of Creativity
017-1 Sunday 01/23/1955
We need to have more of the realization of the creativity powers which are inherent within us. The soul is the source of inspired ideas, in tune with the causal world - the reservoir of God's light, GodÂ¹s information, all the archetypes of the future and past.
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.
Keeping Spiritual Interests Creative
012-2 Sunday 08/21/1955
Expresses the importance of living one's life from the Kingdom. Flower describes ways we can practice and live our lives with spiritual creativity at the center keeping us focused on the Higher Kingdom of God's world. She explains how a person is not truly living his or her life as a Christian unless they are living in this way.
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.
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.
The Use of Experience and Vision
061-2 Sunday 01/06/1957
Man would prefer that the world be perfect with no illness, pain or discord. We must not question God's Divine Plan but work with the life He has given us to refine and improve ourselves.
Let Us View Death Constructively
063-2 Sunday 04/07/1957
Explains that transition is as much a part of the experience of men as is birth. Gives reasons for fears of death; allays them. Describes experiences at transition and beyond, joy of loved ones at reunion on the inner, and variety of Inner world adventures and experiences.
An Endeavor towards Awakenment
073-1 Sunday 08/04/1957
As we practice qualifications of becoming aware, which is reverence and opening a lifeline of spiritual contact or communion between the invisible and the manifest visible world, we cannot help but grow and discover glimpses of greater awareness. Give first attention to God, lifting up and giving ourselves each day to the Supreme, to channel, correct, transform, enliven, bless and heal. The more reverent we are, the more sensitive, more informed intuitionally we can become.
Explaining the Meaning of War Esoterically
070-2 Sunday 09/22/1957
It is needful in these days that we face, to consider deeply the spiritual meaning of war because if we can understand it once and for all, some of its suffering and some of its pathos will be gone. We might even be able to see it constructively and it might be able to help us inwardly to better see that a definite end is brought about concerning war.
Man's Three Great Needs
078-1 Sunday 11/03/1957
Flower reveals the three tasks we should be practicing to achieve our purpose for being on this earth as exemplified by Isaac in Genesis: 1) Build an altar (worship God), 2) Pitch a tent (awaken to our Real Selves), 3) Dig a well (apply God's Truth). They are quite simple in theory, but very difficult for most of us to achieve living in the outer world and all of its distractions.
Highlights of the Study of Numbers
082-2 Sunday 02/02/1958
Everything in the world physically and in the inner worlds is attuned to rhythm, frequency and number. Pythagoras is responsible for our arithmetic. India began the system that begins with zero and it meant God. Explanations given for meaning of numbers 0 to 9 both in our birth dates and names. Pythagoras taught 3 important things to prepare us for spiritual study are gymnasium, music and numbers. Quotes given from Ariel Taylor on numbers and explanation of numbers 11 and 22.
Man's Need for Good Relatedness
083-1 Sunday 02/16/1958
Flower explains the importance of good relatedness and how persons come to have poor relatedness, often stemming from childhood experiences with parents or authority figures. She gives examples of people who had poor relatedness and the effects it had on them and others. She states that many persons are saved because they had someone, a husband, a wife, friend, minster, who really listened to them and who encouraged them. She encourages everyone to think about this subject and how they can be of help to those who have difficulties along these lines. She goes on to say that the finest therapy in the world is the therapy of a wholesome religion. It is the mature type of religion that will enable us to grow or develop faith - a faith that will help us face the upsurgings of depression, fear and other negatives.
Nature's Portals of Instruction
088-1 Sunday 06/08/1958
It is nature, which is the great healer and the restorer, the transformer and the instructor. Flower describes the importance of sensing spiritually when we are in the out of doors and the transformation that can take place when we do. She shares experiences of spiritually awakened naturalists who have practiced this and how we should follow their example. When at last we begin to understand this great world of nature, we will understand that nature is our greatest investment.
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.
Have Talismans and Mandalas Spiritual Value?
098-1 Sunday 10/19/1958
Study of mandalas can enrich our lives. In the western world mandalas are called medallions, coats of arms or seals. Description of mandalas given. Symbolism on one-dollar bill explained. Example of mandala dream from the Bible. Quotes given from book Psychology of Carl Jung. Jung's symbolism representing the anima and animus. Symbolism of the cross. Quote from Tertullian.
Life's Unfinished Business
109-1 Sunday 04/19/1959
We know the weaknesses we have brought forward and in our reflection period each night we should review the day looking at what we have contributed to the past, the present and the future so we can unfold and develop our potentials. Flower describes a book on intuition that says if we want steadiness and self-control we must release self-indulgence. The intuitional faculty transcends the intellectual one and as we transcend and transform, we evolve, drop what binds us and come into a state of receptivity. Once we receive intuitions and they work out constructively, we begin to have a foothold in the world of God's Light and to more fully trust intuition.
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.
110-2 Sunday 05/31/1959
In this lifetime, we are responsible for building a conscious bridge between this dimension and the world and experience of God. We should take our Christian faith so much to heart that we have a readiness to leave this body when God wills. We are not allowed, no matter how deeply we love, to let that love take the place of our love for God. Describes the Angel of Transition as mighty, strong, resplendent, all-glorious. Describes post-transition experiences, hosts present at Memorial Services, battlefield victims leaving their bodies as cocoons, welcomed by Shining Being.
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.
Studies in Greatness (3 of 3)
130-1 Sunday 05/29/1960
In this third talk on 'greatness', Flower explains that before our evolution is finished, each of us must attain the spiritualizing of the will and self-surrender that characterizes true greatness. This talk focuses on the illumined Initiate of Light Emanual Swedenborg, his growing clairvoyance, his ability to tune into the inner worlds with full waking consciousness, his description of three main groupings in the inner world and his willingness to reveal to mankind the inner experience to which we will all graduate.
Studies in Progress (1 of 4): Progress through Challenge
130-2 Sunday 06/05/1960
This first talk in a series on human progress begins by reminding us how important it is to live in the present. Don't count what you are going to be according to your futuristic hopes and dreams. Live in today. The present moment is the only moment in which you will ever live in any dimension and therefore, telescope all that you know in this moment at hand. She goes on to review humankind's progress from barbarians to the modern age with its emphasis on intellectualism and our individual part in humanity's goal of world unity and peace. Using Albert Schweitzer as an example, she says, 'you and I are expected to remember these two things every day, every moment: I need to achieve spiritual enlightenment and unfoldment through reverence, and at the same time give myself largely and willingly and joyously to others, while I help the world achieve more peace and more unity.'
Studies in Progress (2 of 4): Progress through Faith
131-1 Sunday 06/12/1960
Faith is self-commitment which depends on God's sufficiency, not man's self-reliance. Lew Ayres, former actor, went on faith around the world filming world faiths. Examples of George Muller's work building an orphanage. Example of a progressive school in Pacific Palisades that teaches pre-school children and their parents to recognize that through spiritual faith their relationship can be more beautiful. Lessons Flower learned from her Korean-American children. The best gift parents can give their children is a background in which character can develop. We must practice faith in overcoming bad habits. Examples of tithing and success that followed.
Studies in Progress (3 of 4): Progress through Grace
131-2 Sunday 06/19/1960
The 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.
Persons I'd Like to See Alive Today
134-1 Sunday 07/24/1960
Stressing the great value of the Sabbath, Rev. Newhouse explains that the progress made in our world is the result of great souls who lived on earth. She discusses Initiates she wishes were back in our world today and explains each of their special strengths. These Initiates include Elijah, Confucius, Socrates, Virgil, Prestor John, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Browning, Marguerite Valois, John Ruskin, William James, and Edvard Grieg.
Seership: Its Role and Value
136-2 Sunday 09/11/1960
Flower talks about the purpose clairvoyance serves spiritual seekers and leaders. She uses many examples from the prophets of the Bible to modern day seers. Clairvoyant talents come for one reason, to cause people to be aware of the superconscious that is within them and of the Divine overshadowing reality which envelops them, and to make them conscious participants in the world of the Divine. The lofty aim of religion is to bring us to that wise development of sensitivity where we will be able to know union with the Divine in an aware, in a direct, in a very reverent sense. Discusses Rd. Rhine and Edgar Cayce.
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.
Lessons from Past Civilizations
151-2 Sunday 04/30/1961
Mankind is very decidedly standing at a crossroad and trying to decide whether to turn to the right or the left. Other civilizations have met comparable challenges. Some of them have succeeded in overcoming the challenges that we are making. Others have succumbed to the temptations and deteriorated from within by thinking themselves superior to other races or nations and treating them as subhuman or becoming complacent. And so our world indeed is facing a terrible crisis, the outcome no one knows. What is needed is creative humility of the type that will be dependent upon the only power that sees us through the ordeals ahead; and that is the spirit of God.
The Spiritual Value of a Talisman
160-2 Sunday 08/20/1961
Ancient use of symbols in Chaldea, Egypt and Greece drew freshets of power. Illumination is often charged with symbols and so are dreams. The ancient world considered mandalas, or talismans, to have spiritual power and contain messages from God. Constantine's dream of a flaming cross led to success in battle and ultimately becoming Emperor. Flower described a sample mandala one might receive to symbolize goals of entire life. Description of symbol of a tree, sun, star, triangle, etc. Amulets were used to repel evil. Arthur Waite's invocation for blessing of a mandala or talisman. Quotes of Edgar Allen Poe and Jacob Boehme given.
The Third Eye and What It Signifies
161-1 Sunday 09/24/1961
Flower addresses the reality of Extra-Sensory Perception, a faculty sometimes called the Third Eye or Second Sight, which is present in everyone but dormant in most and which provides information about the physical worlds as well as worlds beyond. She tells of prophets of ancient and more modern times who were skilled in its use including MacDonald, Elijah, John, Boehme, Swedenborg, Arthur Waite, Martinez Pasquales, Abbe Fournie and Jean Baptiste Willermoz.. She speaks of false prophets that focus on the glamorous, and the gradations of progress in the flower, rock and tree worlds. She says she would not give anything for her ability to see this other world.
More about Christian Mysticism
176-1 Sunday 03/04/1962
The definition of Mysticism is given as the ultimate goal of Christianity and all World Religions because it points to man's direct union or attunement with God. The goal is that man be made conscious of God and lifted into the state of greater God awareness. Various examples of the great mystics, and their illumination are sighted. Describes the five stages of enlightenment as considered by Christian Mysticism.
Adventures in Faith Class (16 of 21): The Esoteric Value of Creative Faith
186-2 Sunday 05/20/1962
Flower describes attributes and requirements of faith, giving specific insights as to how best to pray and envision for various needs. Discusses health, protection, and world conditions. Describes prayer archetypes, the Garden of Prayer, help being given by souls in the inner worlds in aiding prayer work. Concludes with audience questions and answers. Talk given in Los Angeles.
What Can We learn from Memorial Day Observances?
188-1 Sunday 05/27/1962
Briefly reviews history and purpose of Memorial Day, which permits us to remember the presences of those who have been part of our lives who are no more here, but who are very much alive in the world of God. Describes events at and following transition, beginning with Angel of Transition. Describes Three Pools of Energy: cleansing, renewal, and baptism. Necessity for person to attend Memorial Service. During Life review, each person is their own judge. After thorough life review, reunion with loved ones, then exploration of inner worlds. Description of astral world sites of beauty and great interest. Mental world landscapes quite different.
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.
Benefits from the Life of Saint Patrick
218-1 Sunday 03/17/1963
Flower brings to light the way the Hierarchy chooses its ambassadors to man on earth, choosing some because of their gifts and others through channeling. St. Patrick, who was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a young man, was probably chosen because that area of the world needed Christianizing. He established three hundred and sixty churches. Alfred the Great in the ninth century was likely chosen for the purpose of unifying England which he did so well that many other kings turned their reigns over to him. Louis the Ninth demonstrated that a monarch could live purely and consecratedly. He participated in the Crusades and became known as the 'Mediator of Europe' giving advice that was always just.
Dreams and What They Can Mean
220-1 Sunday 03/31/1963
The fascinating and illuminating world of dream interpretation is explored by Flower. Using the Swiss Psychiatrist, Carl Jung, as a primary source for dream symbols and meaning, many examples are shared of the importance of exploring our subconscious through our dreams. In this way we can further our spiritual growth as well as heal ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. Flower concludes this talk stressing the importance of remembering and recording our dreams by saying, 'a dream, which is uninterrupted, is like a letter, which has never been read.'
The Staff of the Illumined
221-2 Sunday 04/21/1963
Perfected souls came with powerful inspiration. Their words have been recorded down to our present day. They have a message for us which shall outlast this planet's lifetime. When we consider what a soul undergoes in the journey of evolution through this human way, we know that the human career begins at the stage of individualization. There is a long vast journey of growth and unfoldment, and then at last the first degree of initiation, or rebirth, is achieved. When this stage comes, man becomes a part of a larger order. He becomes a member of the Great White Brotherhood, and he serves no longer his own unfoldment, but the development of the world. Then there is a later stage, of the fifth initiation, when the human evolution ceases, and the superhuman evolution begins.
The Aquarian Age Facing Us
222-1 Sunday 04/28/1963
Described Piscean traits, Aquarian traits, explained the phases of Aquarius and what planet the phases are under, changes through togetherness. Visions for the Aquarian Age by the author are given. Advice about how best to flow with the changes brought about by the Aquarian Age is given.
Living above the Visible
255-2 Sunday 07/26/1964
States that our great purpose in this incarnation is to live above the visible plane; to have conscious affiliation with Divine world of spirit from which we came, to which we forever belong. Christ says the Kingdom of Heaven is within us; we are to increase awareness of these inner worlds. Psychology and parapsychology are increasing openness and sensitivity to them. Describes the training undertaken by Sufi mystics, travelers on the great path.
Seven Bodies (2 of 6): The Astral Body and Its Characteristics
260-2 Sunday 09/20/1964
Flower describes the Astral body, what is beneficial and harmful for the Astral body. Explains how to control unhealthy emotions, describes the planes of the astral world and discusses therapeutic treatment for the astral body with beauty.
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.
When We Lived Under Other World Faiths
270-1 Sunday 01/17/1965
Flower discusses traits of ancient religions and philosophies. They satisfy us at different levels of our growth, but they will not satisfy persons of other levels. As we evolve, we are led to different teachers, to different faiths, in order that in their classrooms we can learn the wisdom or the emphasis that is necessary to us at that period of our instruction within.
Plausible Explanations Regarding Certain Enigmas
274-1 Sunday 03/21/1965
Much of the material for this talk was taken from Frank Edwards book, Strange World. In regard to strange and scientifically unexplained earthly events, Flower shares possible spiritual explanations for these occurrences. From nature mysteries to 'boy wonders' she tells story after story of strange phenomena that have baffled mankind over the years. Let us appreciate it when it happens, but let it always remind us that the Creator who made us and this world and this cosmos is greater than any of His laws. And at any time He wishes He can supersede them, which He sometimes does to our amazement.
The Meaning and Value of the Sacraments
299-2 Sunday 02/20/1966
There is great esoteric Christian meaning during the symbolical rites of the various sacraments. Christ is the Light of the World symbolized by candles in a church. Incense symbolizes the coming of the Wise Men. Descriptions are given about what takes place superphysically during different ceremonies. The bread and juice used in communion taste different after being blessed. At memorial services the person who passed must be present and receive the thought forms of those who are honoring him. We should bless and dedicate new buildings businesses, memorial trees, and our cars.
Adepts of the West
302-1 Sunday 03/27/1966
Flower discusses adepts, initiates, masters and esoteric groups throughout history, concentrating on those of the western world. After discussing Manes, the Paraclete, and Manicheaism, she indicates various ways that inner truths were disseminated, including various Orders of chivalry, troubadours, bards, guilds, and lists famous alchemists and instructors. She lists many inner Orders and notes that we potentially or actually, are serving these Orders whose vows we keep and radiate in living.
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 Significance of Sacred Cities and Sites
353-2 Sunday 03/03/1968
Esoteric insights into the different energy currents and influences that emanate from different sites around the world. It has been our great interest throughout this incarnation to be conscious of the fact that in some places there issued forth a power that was not felt elsewhere. It has been fascinating to observe how some cities and some sites possess colors, frequencies and influences different than exist elsewhere.
Eternal Resources of Spirit
359-1 Sunday 04/07/1968
Jesus went through the ordeal on the cross, not as a ritual, but in full consciousness. In becoming a Lord with the full investments of Christhood, He could become the Christ Regent. We too are on the way to our own Christship. We will never be Christ as our Lord is Christ Hierarch, but we must be vested with the Christ within us. Our work is to face our own initiations. We have three things to do in f acing initiations. We must know ourselves spiritually, know ourselves in the world, and know the world in ourselves. The first degree of initiation is the one of rebirth. The second degree of initiation is baptism with power. The third degree of initiation requires of us spiritual maturity. The fourth degree of initiation requires that we conquer for good ego and self love. The fifth degree of initiation takes one into mastership.
The Years of Jesus Until Thirty
384-2 Sunday 03/02/1969
Describes Christ's early life in Nazareth, including vibrant details of His family and the countryside. These recollections come from Flower's own memories of that life. Flower states when He was here as the historical Jesus, He did not need to be taught, by any person, any philosophy, any book, that which He came to say. Jesus traveled widely in Palestine, but did not study in India or other countries. Describes His temptations and triumphant victory over evil.
What Religion Is Attempting to Achieve
402-1 Sunday 10/12/1969
Flower describes some troublesome trends in our country and how we need to take a stand for Truth. The emphasis is put on how we need to constantly be striving for growth toward God. She says, With spiritual illumination comes the realization that God is endeavoring to perfect His creation. For each phase of His creation, He has a purpose. He achieves the perfecting of creation through various means; one of them is through His love and caring for creation.
Consciousness Is Our Best Tool
428-2 Sunday 08/09/1970
Describes evolution of consciousness in mankind, from earliest lives to present, then extends to future higher inner world states. Progression from body consciousness, self-consciousness, awakening (spiritual) consciousness. Describes sheaths formed around our God Inbeing, the Divine Knower. Most spiritual-minded persons stand today are filled with an awakening that there is God in whom they live and move and have their being. this outer form they see is but the smallest part of Being which they are, and that behind and within Being itself is the divine Indweller forever one with God the whole.
Insights into the Destiny of the United States
466-2 Sunday 07/04/1971
America was destined by the great hierarchy of Just and Pure Souls Made Perfect in God to serve a spiritual purpose. This purpose concerned the fact that in our country centuries ago was prepared the seeds for a new civilization, a new seed bed of ideas. This talk was given in a time where Communism was a dark cloud over humanity, at a pivotal point in our human evolution. Flower explains the development of humanity from the beginning of time, and how in different time periods there were highly developed souls brought into a certain country to help lift and direct our evolution. America is the center of the 6th sub-root race, and despite its faults, is leading humanity to a higher place of development.
The Persistent Challenge Towards Spiritual Maturity
471-1 Sunday 09/12/1971
In this talk, we are reminded that our goal as humanity is to become spiritually mature. In other words, to become masters. Flower says that spiritual maturity is being master-like. It is working upon the achievement of masterhood. It is taking up hour by hour, and day after day, our individual life work, which is the development and the unfoldment of spirituality, depth in consciousness, the improvement of intelligence, and a greater self-giving towards our world.
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.
The World Mother's Influence on Earth
479-1 Sunday 11/14/1971
Explains the Greatness of Mary's Soul, her incarnation on Earth, and her Divine Work for humanity. Describes her great role in Christianity and Her present work on the inner planes which is that of comforting and expressing mercy, of living love, of raising the standard of femininity in the world. Indicates the importance of recognition of the divine feminine principle by religious faiths, and, explains that some faiths are more evolved in this area than others. Describes various personas of the Divine Mother that serve in Her Work, and who are recognized by religions. An example of this is Kwan Yin in China.
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.
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.
Meditation: The Bridge to Reality
548-2 Sunday 02/03/1974
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse explains that Meditation, which is the practice of the Presence, is also the bridge which leads us into the deep within - a great, the powerful, the divine within, which is in us as well as in the interior world which God ensouls. Meditation takes from concentration the continued habit of thinking clearly and thinking beautifully and selectively. She explains that learning how to purposely meditate tunes us to the foundations of creative living.
Lenten Insights into the Mystery of the Holy Grail
551-2 Sunday 03/17/1974
This talk is an interesting sharing of a non-fiction book written by Trevor Ravenscroft, whose teacher had known Adolph Hitler as a young man, and his insights of Hitler's diabolical nature before they became known to the world. This teacher would later work with England during WWII to expose Hitler's weaknesses, and it is thought by some to have led to his eventual defeat.
The Aspect of the Divine Mother
570-1 Sunday 12/08/1974
God is a consuming Fire' and 'God is Love' verses, are both true, describing different attributes of the same spirit. Father aspect of God much emphasized, and the Mother aspect receives too little attention in traditional churches. God which is Spirit is beyond our concept, but when God wished to incarnate on earth at that entrance into the world of Adonai, then God was separated into two aspects, male and female. Representative of feminine is Holy Universal World Mother, a real person, a Regina. Cares for, nurtures people and animals in need. Her outposts include Master Mary, Kwan Yin. Examples of world mothers include Mother Teresa. As a man evolves, he begins to be gentled, begins to love, to become more tender. As woman evolves, she becomes strong, sees the light of reasoning. God the Father is strength; God the Mother is love; God the Son is light. Includes remembrances of Mary in Palestine.
The Raising of Consciousness
573-2 Sunday 01/26/1975
This 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.'
Authority and Obedience Viewed from the Deeper Teachings
602-1 Sunday 03/07/1976
One need of every individual is to learn to accept authority. The Hierarchy set up a nuclei throughout the earth to carry out its impulses and wishes. Many of the first kings were advanced souls. Rebellious souls who refuse to carry out authority have caused mankind confusion. We must all watch and decide carefully what we will follow. Persons most obedient to authority will be entrusted to wield authority in future lives. Reference to testings given to Pythagoras' students on accepting authority. Reference to Christ's impulse into the world to love one another. Mature spiritual servers respect authority.
Man's Ties with His Country
610-1 Sunday 07/04/1976
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse commemorates the 200th anniversary of our nation's independence. This independence came about through great sacrifice, courage and wisdom. That wisdom came in from the the Phoenician's who gave our country its spirit of enterprise, and the Ancient Greeks who gave us our ideals for justice. Flower explains America's spiritual heritage and the greatness of our Founding Fathers and the American Spirit.
The Inner Dimension of Prayer
624-2 Sunday 01/16/1977
This talk describes the importance of praying rightly and how we can each contribute to world peace, world happiness, and world progress when we learn to pray more effectively. Flower lists the different aspects of prayer and gives examples of how we should pray. She describes what happens on the inner when we pray. She also shares how important it is to think of God when we are praying and to find new ways to address His Presence each time we pray. She tells us, 'God is unlimited and man, when his heart and his being functions rightly, is too, in his faith. And the way is open for all. Walk in it and be charged by it.'
Thinking Helpfully of Those Who Have Died
633-1 Sunday 05/29/1977
Briefly recaps history of Memorial Day holiday. Explains experiences at transition as described by Kubler-Ross, Bailey. Emphasizes importance of memorial service. Describes three pools of essence: cleansing, peace, and renewal. States importance of remembering persons who have passed on, yet need to release them completely. Gives examples of communications with Lawrence. Describes astral world experiences, including death-body becomes gossamer, then dissolves as person is suddenly in mental world. Alludes to Causal world: most persons are taken there briefly (unconscious), just before rebirth on earth. Stresses need to correct bad habits here on earth.
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.
The Shape of Things to Come
648-2 Sunday 01/01/1978
With 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.
Idealize-Then Measure Up
652-2 Sunday 02/26/1978
We all need to realize in Lent that we have these sandbags to loosen, and the more we do that, the more free we are. And there is nothing in the whole world to compare to the freedom of someone who doesn't just believe in Christ, but who knows Him, who senses Him and God behind all outer living. That person knows a responsibility for his belief in Divinity and in the Christ. His responsibility is to remake himself as best he can. It's an endless job. It's a wonderful work. And it is our lifetime's labor.
Maytime's Inner Mysteries
657-2 Sunday 05/07/1978
It 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.
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.
From Death to Return
735-2 Sunday 05/24/1981
On this day before Memorial Day in 1981, the Reverend Flower A. Newhouse stresses the importance of honoring all loved ones who have preceded us to the Inner Worlds. She suggests questions we might ask ourselves about our readiness for transition and encourages us to speak properly about those who have passed on by never being dour or using the past tense because they are more alive on the inner than they were in the physical world. The experience of death, activity on the inner planes and the return to the earth plane for another life are also addressed.
The Reality of Devachan
768a1 Sunday 09/05/1982
Flower describes life after death and the spiritual level that we merit. A great deal of time and purification is needed to finally reach the 4th plane of the higher mental world, or Devachan. The past life is reviewed completely and great insights are learned. Plans are made in the last period of Devachan planning and idealizing our next incarnation.
How to View Those Who Have Died
787-2 Sunday 05/29/1983
Anyone who has graduated deserves to give full attention to inner worlds. They are where they belong, enjoying themselves immensely. Although it is okay to send them thought forms of love and of happy events here, do not try to call them back to give you advice. Describes events after death including electric separation by Angel of Transition, three pools, reunion and life review. Describes astral world, astral body, creation of clothing, scenery, gardens and homes. Soul will want to visit friends, travel, then help others, then study in Halls of Learning and Wisdom.