The Spiritual Meaning of Freedom

Talk title: 
Celebrate Freedom
Reverend Maryum gives the talk

Center of the Heart is a Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Barbara California. Lead by Spiritual Leader & Senior Minister Reverend Maryum Morse for over ten years.  Our Center is non-denominational, non-judgmental, where we give total acceptance, allowing for spiritual growth and healing of your emotions so that you can become happier, experience more joy, miracles and release fears. You will find a healing spiritual community to embrace your creativity, celebrate your individuality, learn laws of prosperity and abundance and the tools to deepen your connection with Spirit.


Rev. Maryum invites you to attend our Sunday Celebration Service to hear her talk

"Celebrate Freedom"

Rev. Maryum Morse gives this talk this Sunday, touching on the freedom that is readily available within. In this Celebration Service, share in good music from our director Eje Lynn-Jacobs and singer/keyboardist George Friedenthal.  Douglas Howard, RScP is our scheduled Practitioner to help with the message. We look forward to your presence here with us!

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Happy 4th of July!


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Video Links:

06/25/17 Center of the Heart - Denise Foxwell, RScP - Invocation  -

06/25/17 Center of the Heart - George Friedenthal  sings "Miracle"  -

06/25/17 Rev. Maryum Morse sermon "Divine Miracles"  -

06/25/17 Rev. Maryum Morse - Drumming Ceremony  -

06/25/17  Center of the Heart - George Friedenthal "Quiet Place" Meditation  -


This Week's Affirmation:

“God as love is fully present in my life – paying attention to me, caring about what I want, accepting me unconditionally, just as I am.”

Quote of the Week:  

“We are all at a certain place in our growth, but there is a complete certainty before us.  We shall continuously expand and experience more and more of that life  -  which is already perfect.”  - Ernest Holmes   Creative Ideas

Reverend Maryum's Weekly Prayer:

The Spiritual Meaning of Freedom

From a talk given at the Wiltern theatre, Sunday morning July 4, 1937

By Ernest Holmes

“True freedom-true liberty-has something cosmic behind it.  If the time has come that modern science has proved that we cannot move a piece of paper without changing the balance of the entire physical universe; if we come to the place where we know that the stuff of which our physical bodies are made is the same stuff of which the planets are made; if we have come to the place where such a profound unity is maintained that physicists believe there is no such thing as disunity in the physical world; then we can easily see what the great spiritual leaders of the ages meant when they told us of that greater unity in which we all live and move and have our being, and that the idea of freedom itself is tied up with the true concept of the unity of good.

 If our nature is one, if God is one-and we know that God must be one, for the universe cannot be divided against itself-then we are all tied into an indivisible unity.  We shall have to get back to this unity to find the meaning of freedom.  Nothing in any part of this cosmic whole could be considered freedom that would destroy the liberty of some other part of it.  That would be self-destruction, would it not? As Jesus pointed out two thousand years ago, that would be a kingdom divided against itself.  The kingdom of God is one kingdom.  So we know that true liberty must spring from true unity.  We are bound into a supreme unity; we are tied into an immutable law of irrevocable cause and effect-that is unity moving into action.  Cause and effect is something that happens as a result of the use of unity. Consequently we are one even while we are many, and since each one of us is a part of the whole, if we seek to destroy each other we only ultimately hurt ourselves.  That is the great lesson on life.

I believe that the true spirit of democracy is a spiritual conception where that is freedom, liberty without license, and a flexibility that makes evolution possible on the foundation of freedom.  As we enter into the spirit of the meaning of Independence Day, the day when symbolically, was conceived, the day when freedom, objectively, in our country was announced, we should think of it not merely as a political system or form of government, but we should think of it as a spiritual conception, an idea in the Divine Mind Itself, taking form in human experience; we should learn to love that liberty, and in loving that idea we should learn to tenderly and prayerfully handle the embodiment of that idea and nourish it always to greater strength; we should really conceive again the great spiritually conception of that rugged man of God who said: ... that government of the people, by the people, and for  the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

And so it is.

Peace and blessings,

Rev. Maryum Morse

Center of the Heart Affirmation:

Miracles follow miracles. Wonders never cease. I give thanks for this magnificent day