by Flower A. Newhouse
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Summer Pilgrimage (2 of 3): The Soul
Saturday, June 26, 1954 (005-1)
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.
The Power of Words
Sunday, March 20, 1955 (020-1)
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.
Michaelmas: Feast of the Angels
Sunday, September 25, 1955 (030-2)
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 Meaning and Right Uses of Causal Realities (4 of 5)
Sunday, October 23, 1955 (033-2)
Flower provides rare glimpses into the soul. Example of Dr. Maurice Nicole and long quote from his book Living Time. The soul is the 'I' of us which is our character and is dormant until exercised. Our souls counsel us and we receive revelations or understanding. Description of the soul as it appears in the aura and its faculty to perceive, generate and redeem.
The Heart of Christmas
Sunday, December 25, 1955 (036-1)
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.
Priestess of the Home
Sunday, May 13, 1956 (052-1)
Focus on the Divine feminine aspect of God. Mother Light inspires women to their highest potential and encourages them to be priestesses of the home. Points out how men can overcome their lack respect for women and fear of femininity. Shares the lives and events of some significant 'priestess' women.
Being True to Ourselves
Sunday, October 7, 1956 (058-2)
This inspiring talk encourages us to live from our God Indwelling rather than our personality selves. With several examples and esoteric insights of how we can accomplish this, Flower guides us to a higher way of living and viewing life around us.
Spiritual Discipleship (1 of 9): God
Friday, June 20, 1958 (090-1)
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
Saturday, June 21, 1958 (090-2)
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.
Adventures in Christian Mysticism
Sunday, April 5, 1959 (107-2)
Flower Newhouse explores a mystic's direct, first-hand experience of union with God, the efforts a mystic makes to become attuned and awakened to God, the mystic's need for openness and expansiveness beyond logical reasoning, the three stages of Christian Mysticism, and the personal experiences of some well-known Christian Mystics.
The Path of the Masters
Sunday, August 23, 1959 (116-1)
This talk illustrates the evolutionary path of perfection by introducing us to the existence and service of the great hierarchy of perfected beings known as Masters. One need not have direct contact with Them to become aware of Them. One needs only to be sensitively alert and receptive, and desirous of knowing Truth. Masters can reveal to us what we are in the process of becoming. These Great Souls have all the virtues of character raised to its highest strength. They have outgrown earth.
The Reality of the Christ Hierarchy
Sunday, December 13, 1959 (121-1)
Emmanuel means God with us and it refers to the spiritual title given to this soul who also bore the name of Jesus when he became spiritually of age and took upon Himself the mantle of the Christ. We should call Him by the spiritual title. Our Lord was human, but He more quickly had the power of excellence, that supreme ability to surrender himself, and to give himself to that which is higher than anyone else that has evolved through the earth. There are many perfected souls; that option is open to all, and all are evolving toward it. Before the Lord Emmanuel, the Lord Maitreya was the Christ of our planet. Our Lord is the supreme officiant of humanity. Reading of Flower's favorite excerpts from the Gospel According to Thomas. Past lives of Jesus as Joshua, David, and Ikhnaton. Jesus as Lord and Master.
Man’s Duty Regarding the Law of Evolution
Sunday, June 11, 1961 (154-1)
This talk enlightens us to the esoteric interpretation of spiritual evolution beginning with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Flower explains how humanity is meant to evolve ever Godward, and the role karma has on our spiritual growth. She reveals two keywords to help us on our spiritual journey-acceptance and patience.
Adventures in Faith Class (18 of 20): Inner Peace through Faith
Wednesday, June 6, 1962 (189-2)
Put God first. That is the shortcut to everything, and if you find yourself struggling it is because your mind is centered with the negativity. It is centered in your thought life instead of on God. This statement by Flower sums up this Wednesday evening class on faith. We are reminded that our purpose in life is to strive toward spiritual masterhood, and we do this through self-control and self-discipline, and by putting God before anything else in our lives. The lecture is followed by a question and answer period.
Living with Extra-Sensory Perception
Sunday, October 7, 1962 (201-1)
Rev. Flower Newhouse explains that all persons possess a spiritual faculty within but few have trained themselves to bring it forth. Seeing spiritually is both a great opportunity and a Divine obligation so courage, responsibility, reverence, patience and perseverance are required. She addresses the priceless intangibles brought by group worship and changes in auras when one enters a place of worship. Saying she would not give up development of sight for anything, she describes a special blessing from the Lord of the Mountain at Frazier Mountain, seeing a deva temple, being summoned to Angelic strongholds and holy cities and the great wonder of seeing an single Angel and Angelic Hosts.
Silence and What It Is
Sunday, November 11, 1962 (205-1)
Differentiates Silence from prayer and meditation. Describes three stages in Silence: conditioning ourselves for divine reception, standing receptively in God's light, entering a higher state of being. States that Silence is entering the boundary of God's great country of the Eternal. Gives keynotes of Silence, including stillness, joy and expectancy.
Determinism Versus Free Will
Sunday, March 24, 1963 (218-2)
We have free will to choose how we respond to life's challenges. We have sown seeds in the past which result in the harvest we experience now. Examples are given to illustrate how we can transcend karma and make our lives meaningful. The message is given to live our lives to the very last moment with determination to grow and improve constantly-meeting every situation with love.
The Necessary Cultivation of Tranquility
Sunday, June 2, 1963 (224-2)
An inspiring talk for anyone striving for inner peace. At the kernel of every soul that lives in this dimension and in God's country is a center where God is, and all peace rests upon this center and man's abiding within it. To have peace we should really think of a sunburst as from within us, raying out its flashing points of light into all of our aura, and we should stand still in the mystery and the wonder of that flashing of the star of our God Self. And whenever we are inclined to be the most disturbed, we should stop and practice this attunement to the star of our inner being.
Keep This Day Fortified
Sunday, October 13, 1963 (233-1)
Flower A. Newhouse shares ideas from her earlier booklet, The Armor of the Spiritual Life, telling us we are each given the same number of hours in the day to bring forth the best we can. She suggests putting spiritual armor around ourselves in the form of various aspects of prayer, meditation, concentration, contemplation, previsioning the day, light-treatment and triple ring-pass-not of the white light of Christ. She explains that Masterhood begins right where we are, and as we train ourselves we will be flooded by the Light of God-inspired effort and growth.
Why We Are Here
Sunday, December 8, 1963 (237-2)
Flower describes why we have an earthly existence and what our reason for being is. Simply put, we are here to recognize the Divine within each of us. She uses the analogy to our own human growth and evolvement of the lowly acorn and its unfoldment to becoming the mighty oak tree. She reminds us that our earthly home is only temporary and our true home is with God. This we should never forget.
Christ the Great Hierarch
Sunday, December 22, 1963 (238-2)
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.
Sunday, February 28, 1965 (273-1)
Flower explains the restricting growth self-centeredness causes us in our personal evolution. Anyone who is selfish is a child who has not grown up into spiritual maturity. Flower shares examples of individuals who exemplified love and unselfishness. Love only wants to raise, to lift, and to help, love is kind and just. Love is gratitude in expression. Love is of God, and being of God it will bless the receiver as well as the possessor of this wondrous current. Let us remember all the days of our lives that we are to love, not as our personality self wants to love, not even as our higher self desires to love, but as our Lord loves.
How to Receive Richly from Nature
Sunday, August 1, 1965 (284-2)
Flower emphasizes the importance of tuning in to the Divinity in nature when we are in the out of doors. We must want very much to find God in His garment of nature. And if we keep our attention observant and alert, attuned, and grateful to His Presence, we will begin, even through our five senses, to be conscious of things we never realized before. She tells us that mountains are spiritual centers and that we should yearn to love mountains, if we do not already do so. Flower describes that when flowers and trees are watered and cared for lovingly by us they respond like pets.
Understanding the Seven Rays
Sunday, February 6, 1966 (298-2)
This lecture explains in detail each of the seven rays and their importance in our lives in understanding both ourselves and others. Flower describes the colors, symbols, Masters, and teaching adepts of each ray as well as giving examples of well-known persons, group organizations and religions for the seven rays. She explains that we have 3 rays influencing our lives: our main ray, sub-ray and finally the ray that affects us on the physical level only-that of our zodiacal sign. All of these rays help to balance our personality selves.
Easter’s Meaning for Us
Sunday, April 10, 1966 (303-1)
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.
Why the Reality of Angels Is Vital to Our Age
Sunday, October 2, 1966 (314-2)
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 Masters of Wisdom and Their Work
Sunday, October 23, 1966 (316-1)
This talk by Flower A. Newhouse offers descriptions, functions and responsibilities of Masters and Lords. She even touches on our future evolution toward Logoshood. This is an intimate talk where Flower shares personally how she receives guidance from the Great Ones as well as the Lord Christ's appearance to her in the mountains.
The Inner Side of Nature
Sunday, June 18, 1967 (331-1)
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
Sunday, October 1, 1967 (339-1)
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.
Joys of Christian Mysticism
Sunday, January 21, 1968 (348-2)
Flower explains how Christian Mysticism compares to traditional, fundamental Christianity and what is required spiritually to follow the Christian Mystic pathway. Examples of saints who were Christian Mystics.
Values to Be Derived from Power Tides and Cycles
Sunday, February 4, 1968 (350-2)
Explains God's cycles of occurrence, regularity, and alternation, according to the Law of periodicity. Outlines the cycles in a day, the 52-day cycles of the year, and the seven-year cycle, . Emphasizes the best use of these cycles and tides, during the hours of our days and days of our lifetime.
Mankind’s Great Goal
Sunday, March 31, 1968 (357-2)
Flower reveals that the goal of mankind is to know the source of his origin through illumination. She describes in great detail the five life waves of humanity on this earth, which began several millions of years ago, much longer than science has claimed. We are currently in the fifth wave, which alone began about 18 million years ago. She explains how each wave has advanced to the next and that through it all we have but one purpose, and that is to be reconnected to God in full consciousness through illumination.
In Nature’s Glories Are Great Lessons
Sunday, August 4, 1968 (368-1)
This talk inspires one to go out into nature with a whole new outlook and receptivity than one has previously experienced. Flower shares with us how we can benefit from the great blessings nature has to offer us not only on a physical level through our five senses, but how we can be touched and blessed on a superphysical level as well. She says, that the more casual you are in nature, the more dormant your inner faculties are. But as it is true with everything, the more appreciative you are, and that is one of the things you have to do in approaching the Spirit of Grace, if you sound appreciation through all of your five senses, plus your sixth and seventh senses, you will not only give something to the Divine around you, to God in nature, but you will receive something from the Divine itself.
The Influence of the Angels
Sunday, September 29, 1968 (372-1)
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.
The Glory of Harvest
Sunday, November 24, 1968 (375-2)
We are cleansed through gratitude. Gratitude is one of the chief characteristics and requirements of illumination. The other two are love and humility. Stories are shared that emphasize the importance this great quality. We need to give thanks for all things, including our testings. Begin and end the day with a prayer of thanksgiving. Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Hail to Those Who have Achieved Mastership
Sunday, August 3, 1969 (397-1)
Masters choose one of these areas of service: help humanity; enter spirit of Everlasting God-blending into or melting into God; or enter into Nirvana for total contemplation, meditation and prayer. There are councils throughout different seasons of our year. Major festivals in which Masters, Lords and Logi meet to celebrate and to hold a baptism for this solar system.
The Glorious Reminder of Michaelmas
Sunday, September 28, 1969 (401-2)
Michaelmas talk from 1969 with extensive information on the reality of Angels and Devas.
What Religion Is Attempting to Achieve
Sunday, October 12, 1969 (402-1)
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.
The Challenge of Reincarnation
Sunday, October 11, 1970 (437-1)
Flower discusses our need to reincarnate. Reincarnation is believed by many religions such as Buddhism, Sufis as well as Christianity; also accepted by some Egyptians and Greeks and referenced in Talmud, Zohar, Kabala and New Testament. Includes quotes of Jesus on reincarnation in Bible and comments on some scholars' objections to reincarnation. Extent of earth's aura described. Past lives acknowledged by Emperor Julian, Plato, Napoleon, Thoreau, Count Leo Tolstoy, Wagner, Viktor Hugo, Nietzsche and Louisa Alcott. Flower discussed disadvantages of knowing our past before we are ready. Goethe's quotes on reincarnation.
Walking in Beauty
Sunday, June 27, 1971 (466-1)
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.
Christ’s Past Present and Future Influence Upon Us
Sunday, April 22, 1973 (528-2)
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.
The Coming of Christ into our Hearts and Lives
Sunday, December 23, 1973 (545-2)
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 Meaning of Open-Key Periods
Sunday, August 11, 1974 (561-2)
This talk describes the purpose of open-key periods in our lives. These periods are times in our life when we seem to have little purpose or direction, where no one else is guiding or directing us and we have only our inner selves to turn to. Flower gives specific examples of what can happen during these times and what we can do to get through them successfully.
Not Who but What is God?
Sunday, November 24, 1974 (569-1)
Flower discusses what God is, God the Whole. God remains beyond the limitations of our minds because He is infinite and we are finite, because the rational mind cannot truly, properly, and deeply understand the imperishable, and that which exceeds rationality. We are filled with this Force of God when we are properly attuned. Mentions scientists who are tuned in to impersonal God, the great Intelligence, power of the universe. Stresses need for renunciation, overcoming of personality self.
Man’s Ties with His Country
Sunday, July 4, 1976 (610-1)
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.
What All Men May Receive from Christmas
Sunday, December 19, 1976 (622-2)
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.
The Inner Dimension of Prayer
Sunday, January 16, 1977 (624-2)
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.'
The Akashic Records and Major Routes We Incarnate
Sunday, August 27, 1978 (665-1)
Everything we think, say or do is recorded eternally in the Akashic Records. People of a high spiritual consciousness can go to these records to investigate and learn reasons for present behavior.
Christian Mysticism and What it Is
Sunday, October 21, 1979 (694-1)
An overview of the history, meaning and language of Christian Mysticism, what it is and is not, the desires, beliefs, practices and nature of mystics, examples of the writings and personal experiences of mystics and a brief discussion of other forms of mysticism.
What Each of Us Needs to Contribute to Our Own Healing
Sunday, July 26, 1981 (740-1)
In this talk the Reverend Flower Newhouse explains that only Masters have complete command of Their bodies, and that illness comes to us when we allow a separation to come between us and our Souls or Higher Selves. She urges us to fill ourselves with humility, teachableness and surrender with the willingness to learn the way to health. She advises us to let our Soul be our director, healer, advisor and teacher and to never give ourselves credit for our healing which belongs to God who made us. Flower encourages exercise, following your doctor's advice, and never feeling guilty about being ill. It is our responsibility to admit that something is wrong, to go to a doctor and to surrender ourselves to God’s care. Followed by Questions and Answers.
Holy Expectancy-Living the Life
Wednesday, January 13, 1982 (752a1)
Flower discusses importance of living the life. The three aspects of Christ's teachings to practice are gathering of spiritual knowledge, improvement of our devotions, and living the life. Flower explains how knowledge becomes wisdom; her use of a journal and scrapbook. Discusses ways to improve our devotion; importance of balancing both hemispheres of the brain. This Wednesday night talk is followed by questions and answers. Flower describes the difference between psychology, metaphysics, esoteric and mystical Christianity.
Our Very Important Guardian Angels
Sunday, May 30, 1982 (762-1)
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.
Christ Our Lord Most Holy
Sunday, April 3, 1983 (783-2)
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.