Here you'll find a complete list of recorded lectures, available on CD-ROM or for download, given by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990.
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Every Man Is Responsible for His Standards (009-1 Sunday 8/29/1954)
Flower reminds us about the importance of having a spiritual code or keynotes to live by. Every individual is like a sponge absorbing, but we must become ever more selective and assimilate only that which we choose, only that which discrimination tells us will give us healthier mental hygiene. As we practice the Christ's fullest teachings, our own moral code will continue to expand, and we will be a stronger crusader and pioneer and protector of the weak, the fearful, the downtrodden, or the attacked than if we were not living to the highest and fullest that we understood. And what we ask for ourselves we must ask with the same vigor for all. Excerpts...
The Christ Self in Men (013-2 Sunday 12/12/1954)
Flower A. Newhouse teaches us the importance of getting to know our God Indwelling so we can touch the kingdom of God the Whole. Excerpts...
Christ's Star-like Spirit (015-1 Sunday 12/19/1954)
During Christmas there are openings into the Reality of Christ wherever there is appreciation for goodness. By following His path, remaining open and aligned to that which is above us, we will be raised in consciousness. The triad of Holy God powers that The Christ came to radiate and teach us, will become more active in us and gradually govern us. Excerpts...
The Heart of Christmas (036-1 Sunday 12/25/1955)
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. Excerpts...
Let Us Love All (058-1 Sunday 9/30/1956)
Those souls who are surcharged with the spaciousness and the inclusive consciousness of goodwill want to know and to understand and to love all. All of us, as we are traveling on the path to our Lord Christ, must recognize that we must move from the personal to the impersonal and from the impersonal to the universal. And we must move consciously, willingly and eagerly to open up our hearts. Excerpts...
What We Need to Polish in Greater Exercise of Our Use of Christian Truths (063-1 Sunday 3/17/1957)
Flower explores the greater mysteries of Christ's teachings, focusing on the Holy Spirit and our need to call upon this great power to help us overcome ourselves. The Holy Spirit has a distinct function, and we are so much poorer for lack of exercising its qualities. She gives details and examples for each purpose of the Holy Spirit to help us understand each one further. She also expresses the importance of living in the present moment. Excerpts...
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. Excerpts...
His Word was with Power (105-2 Sunday 2/15/1959)
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. Excerpts...
The Positive Life (106-2 Sunday 3/1/1959)
Flower describes the Christ Ideal. She tells us that it is not enough to believe in a Deity, but we must strive to know God. She says that religion should make a difference, so much a difference that Christians should be known as Christians even though their names might not be known. They should express something, be far more tolerant, far more inspired and joyous and interested and outgoing and self-giving than are those who merely assent to God's Presence. Through descriptions and examples she guides us to follow the way of Christian Mysticism and reminds us that everyone who claims to love God has the great challenge to prove it by his or her living. Excerpts...
Easter's Immortal Influence (108-1 Sunday 3/29/1959)
We are faced as Christians with the heritage given us. Our Lord is not one who lives in another dimension in some supernatural state apart from us. Our Lord is a Living Christ, and we should always mention that, that phrase, in that way. He is living. He is serving. He is doing. He enters our realm to work with us and to guide us further in His teachings. Excerpts...
Aligning All of Our Vehicles with Healing Currents (109-2 Sunday 4/26/1959)
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. Excerpts...
The Feast of the Angels (3 of 3) (115-2 Sunday 8/16/1959)
The Angel line is different from the human line. Life Motivation Wave instructs man throughout his evolution. Fallen Angels constitute third line of evolution. Angels surround man from their first experience on earth. Guardians remain with their charges at least to the third degree of initiation and often to Mastery. Next to our Guardians the Angel most watchful of man is the Angel of the Christ Presence. Angel line has three sexes, masculine, feminine and biune. The Angel of the Place serves Questhaven and her opposite, the angel of the Height, is stationed at Inspiration Point. Example of the noblewoman, St. Frances of Rome. Example of Peter in the Bible being freed from prison by a Protector Angel. Excerpts...
Duty's Great Purpose (117-1 Sunday 9/13/1959)
Flower Newhouse teaches us the importance of living a purposeful, dedicated Christ-consecrated life. We have a duty to our parents, our children, our sisters and brothers, our husbands or wives, our friends, our spiritual family and a duty to God for the upliftment of mankind. If we fail to give service in these relationships, our penalties are compounded with interest and we will face a lack of caring similar to what we inflict on others. Our tendency is to rejoice in some relationships and evade others, but dharma, the principle of right selection, is the law for the evolving soul. When we grow in spiritual stature and understand duty we can no longer fail. Excerpts...
The Reality of the Christ (121-1 Sunday 12/13/1959)
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. Excerpts...
Christmas in the Heart (122-1 Sunday 12/20/1959)
Christmas is an event of spiritual empowerment. It is a bestowal from great cosmic glories. We require planetary and solar nourishment which is poured out at the great spiritual festivals. Explains the symbolism of the Christmas tree, decorations, and gift giving. Let us use whatever will lift our emotions - music, symbolism in decoration, the shared impressions of love for Christmas, all that is food to our emotional body and mentally gives us an impetus toward the development of greater character. Excerpts...
Postscript to Christmas (121-2 Sunday 12/27/1959)
Christmas is such a high planetary experience. It is a perpetual baptism of spirit. Christmas can only be celebrated from the soul. We should deeply consider taking a part of our work for the new year, the promise to love spiritually, think spiritually, and will spiritually. Christmas is aligned to these powers and reflections of spirit. We want only that love which is spiritual. Love which is emotional is prideful, exclusive, it is critical, it is selfish. This day is what the Christ spirit needs to have as outposts of its consciousness. If we become instruments of its force, we may be sure that the power will flow through if we have the instrument ready. Gifts should be given all year, not just at Christmas. Describes a trip to Allentown where she met cousins. Describes the use of a strong archtypal word to help us through an ordeal. Excerpts...
Wholeness As an Ideal and Objective (123-1 Sunday 1/31/1960)
We are taught by our Lord Christ that we were born or rather we were created before we were born on earth. In this inner creation we were made perfect. We also recognize that in being created Divine, we have nothing to do with our own Divinity, we gave no work to it, no development, we paid no price for it, it was a great gift. We must think not only from the standpoint of one incarnation, we think from the standpoint and vastness of eternity itself. Discussion of reincarnation. Excerpts...
Adventures in Christian Mysticism (124-1 Sunday 2/21/1960)
Flower describes that it is through intuitional consciousness that we reach heightened states of God Awareness. The intellect must remain passive in order to attain expansive states of consciousness. Explains that the one thing that has kept Christianity alive since the time of Christ on earth is the creativity and works of the Christian Mystics. Mentions various mystics during history. Excerpts...
The Way of Holiness (126-1 Sunday 3/6/1960)
All of us must find oasis, a holy island, in our calendar and in our ongoing through the years, Lent is one of the finest of them. It is a time when outer distractions are deliberately put aside when the highest in us tells us the trivialities and pretenses and expectations and worldliness and all the things that are a part of the unregenerate life need to be set distinctly apart; way outside the territory of our given attention for we in this new period are wholly concentrating upon the reason for our incarnation That is the meaning behind Lent. One great soul the greatest that this humanity has produced, the Lord Christ, showed us how to live. The more we grow the more we see the greater our Lord is. And we appreciate in this holy island, this time of apartness from outer living, periods for drawing upon His matchless courage, His tremendous life, His great and inexhaustible spirituality. Excerpts...
Spiritual Purposefulness (126-2 Sunday 3/13/1960)
Explores the importance of having spiritual purposefulness or aims in our striving to be closer to God. Consider the means we are using to grow into the stature that the Christ has prepared for us. Faith always is powerful and is the one of the qualities to use, but it must be creative, it must be kept fresh and one must be adaptive to find ever new means to use to bring about the goal, the intention of our own inner transformation, and our achieving what the message of Lent tells us we can--the purification, the rising, the going through the way of the cross and coming out on the other side unselfed. Excerpts...
Christian Mysticism Retreat (3 of 3): Conclusion (133-2 Sunday 7/17/1960)
Flower explains that man can experience reality if he prepares himself in order to do so. The way of mysticism begins in a longing for God to be known directly. When an individual Christian takes up his Lord's challenge personally, he comes to the third phase of Christian mysticism, self-surrender. From self-surrender he moves to a fourth experience, consecration. All that matters is sincerity for the life practice of Christ's holy channelship, is that God is to be all-in-all. Excerpts...
Realizing the Importance of Masters (137-1 Sunday 9/18/1960)
There are many levels of intelligence and spiritual unfoldment represented amongst humanity and all its peoples. There have been souls who have risen from the earth's training, who have reached the first flowering, the great budding of wholeness as it pertains to this dimension. They are the perfected sons and daughters of life. We know that Osiris, Ikhnaton, and our Lord Christ, the Buddha, Lao Tzu. Confucius, Pythagoras, Quetzcoatl and many others have achieved a masterhood of intelligence, of character, of spiritual development, of mastery over their physical vehicles. When you see a Holy One, you will never be content until you yourself are complete. Excerpts...
Christ's Contribution to the Preciousness of Life (143-1 Sunday 12/25/1960)
When you step into the Christ current, you are made whole. Christmas is an achievement of history for which our Lord is responsible. When we approach it half-heartedly, when we don't give it our total selves, we not only fail him, but we fail all the yearnings of our superphysical and our subliminal nature. The Christ is a living reality and he is very much in action behind the scenes of our living. He is so occupied with his great work of being hierarch of all religions. He has given us a spiritual morality by which we live. He loves us each one so greatly, and His love is universal. It applies to those who are not Christian, just as much as those who are. Excerpts...
The Bridge of Realization (144-2 Sunday 1/15/1961)
Flower talks on the importance of developing and using our spiritual abilities to become more God aware. We must, as we go onward, see that we will be sensitized to Spirit safely only as we live the regenerate life, and only as we become more honest, more devoted, more self-sacrificing, more in love with God, and aware that God is our greatest need. She describes spiritual realization as a bridge. It is a mediator between our incompleteness in the physical and in the superphysical realm between those wondrous faculties we possess which could link us to wholeness and everlastingness, the spirit of beauty, the spirit of goodness, the Spirit of Christ. Ours is the choice. Excerpts...
Drawing Closer to God Retreat (3 of 3) (158-1 Sunday 8/27/1961)
Flower stresses our golden precepts: first; to realize Divinity or God; second, to realize God's Divine presence within us; third, to live attuned to our Lord's way; and fourth, to fulfill all the Christian rules. Explains need to overcome faintheartedness, halfheartedness, lack of commitment to Christ. We are living less than our Christianity unless we make eternity the background of our Christian worship. Emphasizes striving for continual overcoming. Gives examples of raising children in awareness of great Christian powers. Begins with dedication of carillon bells. Excerpts...
Christ's Life Drama and its Relationship to our Growth (167-1 Sunday 12/17/1961)
Flower discusses the life of Jesus, who born on earth in order to lead us into those great archetypal developments for which we have been prepared. Shares insights from Carl Jung with discussion of archetypes. To Carl Jung, God was not knowable. He was experienced as a reality through the intuitional nature. They always changed names of disciples to something finer and better than their personality or historical names. Jesus came a Master, He left a Lord. The last of His Lordship degree was being able to come back after death to prove that there was another side to life. Excerpts...
Christmas Eve Midnight Watch 1961 (168-2 Sunday 12/24/1961)
The hour before midnight on Christmas Eve, 1961, the Reverend Flower A. Newhouse gathered in the Church of the Holy Quest with those who follow her teachings to witness and describe the annual inner procession honoring the Lord Christ. His keynote: 'Cleave to Divinity. Its course through you shall be for strengthening. Mighty are the works of Eternity.' Excerpts...
Christmas in the Year 1961 (167-2 Sunday 12/24/1961)
Christmas is a high, glorious, mysterious event. We aspire to its innermost meaning. When we are spiritually impoverished, help is given from beyond ourselves, enabling us to be freed from being rooted in ourselves. Through love of him and being sent in him, we can sense the majesty and glory of the movement of power and wonder that is everywhere around us. The splendor of Christmas is revealed to us when we are in a childlike state of purity, that beholds God in his glory and responds in purity and purposefulness. Excerpts...
Experiences on the Human Path (169-1 Sunday 12/31/1961)
Our purpose is our need for God Our life work is to know God better and more deeply and consistently every day. Tests recur to see whether we are strong enough to to press on, to have a greater load to carry as our privilege in Christ's great Cause Our speech has to be more differentiated, more full of discernment, more perceptive, more true to spirit. We've got to be true to spiritual reality all the way through. Taking care of people, even difficult ones, is not only an individual gift to them, but it is a giving to the great stream of humanity. God makes us channels of grace for many other individuals, and that the more we can serve as channels of grace, the more blessed we are, in the way God intended us to be. Excerpts...
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (182-2 Sunday 4/15/1962)
Describes the events of Palm Sunday. Describes the purpose and need for many versions of Christianity, and that these are beneficial. Periodically the disciples reincarnate to rekindle the flames of Christianity. It isn't any book, any theology, any creed–it's the Living Christ, whom we worship. Early Christians knew the truth that men go on and finish their evolution and become perfected. For five minutes every day, we should meditate on what Christ means to us. Four ways the Christ influences the earth: regenerating nature, enlightening men, giving dynamic spiritual principles, and opening the gates to the inner kingdom. Excerpts...
Initiation: The Perfecting of Man (226-1 Sunday 6/23/1963)
Flower explains the spiritual evolution of man, and how we humans eventually evolve to Lordship through the degrees of initiation. She describes each degree of initiation and gives examples of those who have aspired to each level, beginning with first-degree initiates, such as Walt Whitman, all the way up to sixth-degree initiates, which is the level of our Lord Christ. Excerpts...
Keep This Day Fortified (233-1 Sunday 10/13/1963)
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. Excerpts...
The Diamond Heart (238-1 Sunday 12/15/1963)
This talk given during the advent season focuses on our humanity striving toward having a 'diamond heart,' or someone who has come to crystalline purity and no longer allows the personality to intrude. Flower explains what is required to achieve this with Christ, the greatest diamond heart who ever lived, as our example. Excerpts...
Christ the Great Hierarch (238-2 Sunday 12/22/1963)
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. Excerpts...
Living above the Visible (255-2 Sunday 7/26/1964)
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. Excerpts...
Christmas is an Initiatory Reminder (268-1 Sunday 12/20/1964)
Christmas is the spirit of Christ made manifest and visible to man, transforming our outer lives. It is a time to adore the living Christ, the model of our own becoming. Christmas is a reminder of the first degree of initiation. Describes traits of initiates. A reborn soul has, as his or her predominant quality, obedience to superior development and attainment, and to everything that is above one in God. Describes symbolism of Christmas star, manger, Bethlehem, tree, bells, carols. Excerpts...
Power Transformers (290-2 Sunday 10/10/1965)
Biographical information on various remarkable people. Thomas Paine, a 4th degree initiate, much maligned genius with many talents and interests who greatly helped American revolution. Thomas Jefferson was remarkable, close to mastership, with many varied talents and author of much of the Declaration of Independence. Henry Ford was another transformer, in a practical sense. Gives examples of ordinary people as power transformers. The essence of Christianity itself is to see where we may serve, to see how Christ can use us to lighten the load of someone else. Excerpts...
Meaningful Extracts from Baron von Hugel (293-1 Sunday 12/5/1965)
Gives biographical data of, and spiritual insights from Baron Friedrich von Hugel, Evelyn Underhill's spiritual director. Considers him second degree initiate with much of third degree work completed. Describes his fearlessness and states that he was a spiritual giant. It was he who brought Underhill to Christ, she having previously been theocentric. Quotes extensively from von Hugel's letters. Analyzes, interprets, comments on his sayings. Excerpts...
The Meaning and Value of the Sacraments (299-2 Sunday 2/20/1966)
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. Excerpts...
Easter's Meaning for Us (303-1 Sunday 4/10/1966)
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. Excerpts...
The Masters of Wisdom and Their Work (316-1 Sunday 10/23/1966)
Descriptions, functions, responsibilities of masters given. Functions of Lords, Logos and Eons also. Lord Christ is responsible for redeeming of the world, the Lord Buddha for enlightenment, the Manu for raising of all civilization, the Maha Chohan for achievement through the broadcast of Spirit of Truth of all men coming to recognize Truth Each of us serves an inner order. 12 orders and specific masters named and described. Describes guidance from Master John via Guardian Angel; describes Christ's appearance to her in mountains. Every atom in our bodies will constitute our own world or planet or star with which you must deal when you become an adept, later a Lord, and later still, a Logos. Excerpts...
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. Excerpts...
The Perennial Transformation (320-2 Sunday 1/1/1967)
In this New Year's Day talk, Flower begins by giving an esoterical translation of one of Thomas Merton’s books that relates to the holy cycle of the year. She talks about the importance of living our lives attuned to these cycles and shares the impact individuals have when living their lives in this way. She gives specific suggestions in how to live our lives in this way, and says we should strive to keep living Christmas daily. We must never leave the threshold of our consecration, our dedication, our gift to the Christ, our worship of the Divine Resources. Excerpts...
To Be a Good Disciple (321-2 Sunday 1/15/1967)
Flower explains why each individual should be striving for self-mastery by becoming a good disciple of the Lord Christ. She outlines the qualifications needed to achieve this and follows up with several individual examples of those who are true disciples and overcame their personality selves. Strive to become disciples. You will find the real disciples, always the hard-working ones in any work or cause. Strive yourselves to be that kind of disciple, and when you are all the truths that you need to know will come to you easily and with greater inspiration and from higher resources than ever in your wildest hopes you thought might happen to you. Excerpts...
Unveiling the Mysteries of the Holy Spirit (324-2 Sunday 3/5/1967)
Flower explains the aspect of God in and throughout the Holy Comforter. We need to understand more about the Holy Spirit if we are to develop the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and are to be guided, blessed, and helped by it. This third aspect of God, functions throughout our planet, just as the Christ Spirit, and God the Mother, Father Spirit, do. Flower shares the symbols (white dove, rush of wind, seal of the Holy spirit) of Holy Spirit and cites relevant Bible verses. Describes manifestations and functions of this aspect, as enlightener, stimulator, awakener. Gives examples of outposts of Holy Spirit. There will be an increased emphasis on Holy spirit with coming of Aquarian Age. Ends with brief, but fascinating Question and Answer session. Excerpts...
The Chakras that are Present in Us (325-1 Sunday 3/19/1967)
Flower describes the chakras, their appearance, colors and location in each of the higher bodies. Explains their differing functions in each of our inner bodies. Describes three energies coursing through thespinal cord–the life force from God the Whole courses down; Vitality energy spirals up from right side of spine; Kundalina fire begins on left side of spine implanting its energies at the seven sacred centers. States that God in us, our Divine spirit, has its outflow through the heart chakra. Notes that on Palm Sunday our Lord Christ was aware of the tremendous background that He had behind Him. In that preparation he knew how to work on his inner bodies so that the tumultuous acclaim of the excited, fickle, changeable crowd did not excite him. Excerpts...
Living with the Realization of the Angels (339-1 Sunday 10/1/1967)
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. Excerpts...
The Tremendous Creative Influence of Thought (355-2 Sunday 3/17/1968)
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.' Excerpts...
Eternal Resources of Spirit (359-1 Sunday 4/7/1968)
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. Excerpts...
Understanding the Value of the Sacraments (373-2 Sunday 10/27/1968)
A church is a holy place where one encounters God. Holy Ones enter from the altar which represents the peak in man; the nave represents the filling of power; candles represent the presence of the Living Christ; Bible represents the Word of God; christening service gives permanent thought form by representative of the Christ and creates a link between inner and outer. Inner values of communion service, baptism, marriage, memorial, home blessing and dedication services described. Memorial service is most transcendent of all. Excerpts...
The Art of Cultivating and Controlling Thought Power (382-2 Sunday 2/16/1969)
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. Excerpts...
The Years of Jesus Until 30 (384-2 Sunday 3/2/1969)
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. Excerpts...
Christ's Great Teachings (386-2 Sunday 3/16/1969)
Discusses the meaning of the Beatitudes. Speaks of Christ's desire to simplify Jewish religious rites. Christianity rises out of the teachings of the Old Testament and the very quintessence of what is good in the Old Testament is found in the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes themselves are not new teachings, they were teachings that the multitudes could appreciate and find familiar. Excerpts...
Emmanuel: God With Us (389-1 Sunday 4/6/1969)
Easter celebrates our Lord's victory over death and evil. He is now a transformer that touches spiritual essence throughout all regions. He is the example of what it means to think and feel and live and aspire from the soul plane. Christ's mission is to release the Divine into our conscious knowing. Beings higher than ourselves in intelligence and unfoldment carry out the purposes of our Lord, which emphasise the four cornerstones of Christianity–love, faith, kindness and integrity. As you serve the Christ, the adventure you will know of becoming more universal and more cosmic in your appreciation will be the most wondrous spiritual adventure you have ever enjoyed. Christ will not finish His work until the whole planet and all of humanity of every century is brought to its highest degree of development. Excerpts...
The Incarnating Soul (392-2 Sunday 6/1/1969)
Flower poses questions asked by parents of a new baby, 'Where do you come from? Why are you here? Why have you come to me? How may I best help you?' and then uses the teachings of the Christ to answer those questions about all incarnating souls. Describes evolution of humankind, varying according to primary ray, from earliest lives in Mongolia up to the present. Lists fourth wave lifetimes (composite nations, blending). Mentions cosmic evolution within Solar system. Explains how parents can help their child's soul grow and evolve. Excerpts...
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. Excerpts...
Love is Christ's Pathway (514-1 Sunday 9/17/1972)
Love that will sustain and see us through every testing is spiritual love. Example of couple with marital problems; advised that they once had love; now they could come to love again. Several years later, they had achieved spiritual love. Need to realize that in marriage is our opportunity, beginning with the governing of our relationships nearest at hand, and blessing them with the might of spiritual love. There is where we find our own transformations. Love for children and animals as well. Gives examples of her children, raccoons in mountains, and family dogs. Love, true love, never faileth. It does not fail one's marriage partner, one's child, one's friend, or anyone. Excerpts...
Christ's Past Present and Future Influence upon Us (528-2 Sunday 4/22/1973)
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. Excerpts...
The Coming of Christ into our Hearts and Lives (545-2 Sunday 12/23/1973)
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. Excerpts...
The Risen Christ: The Governing Lord Emmanuel (553-2 Sunday 4/14/1974)
As Reverend Newhouse does so eloquently, she describes how Christ is the only one in all our humanity that achieved Christhood. She explains the strength, dedication, and love it took for Him to achieve such a tremendous feat. Also how the resurrection transformed the disciples. Excerpts...
What All Men May Receive from Christmas (622-2 Sunday 12/19/1976)
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. Excerpts...
Holy Expectancy: Living the Life (752a1 Wednesday 1/13/1982)
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. Excerpts...
The Mystical Side of Christianity (776-1 Sunday 12/19/1982)
Presented the Sunday before Christmas, this talk focuses on the history of the celebration of Christmas in the United States, preparations for Christmas, gifts to the Christ, expansion of Christ consciousness, Christ's message and the Christ temperament and character. Excerpts...
Christ Our Lord Most Holy (783-2 Sunday 4/3/1983)
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. Excerpts...
God's Spirit Indwells Us. How Do We Perceive This? (804-1 Sunday 1/15/1984)
Flower describes ways to draw closer to God the Whole and God Indwelling, how to 'live the life'. There isn't anything more important than learning more about God. This is the message given by our Lord Christ. He knew God, He worshiped God, and because He did, He gave us the incentive to seek God, to know what He is like, and to be worthy of such communication. Excerpts...
The New Year's Challenge (830-1 Sunday 1/13/1985)
Flower describes how we should start each New Year and challenges us to use our time wisely. Whatever you need to overcome, know that Christ will help you if you take it before Him and include it in your daily work on your New Year resolution. Excerpts...
The Christward Ministry has a complete list of recorded lectures given by Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990. All lectures can be purchased on CD-ROM and newly digitized talks are now being offered as Audio Downloads!
The following lectures are instantly downloadable for $5.00 each. You can now listen to Flower with ease on your computer or mobile devices (MP3 format).
Holy Expectancy–Living the Life
Why We are Here
Man's Duty Regarding the Law of Evolution
Determinism Versus Free Will
Values to Be Derived from Power Tides and Cycles
What Religion Is Attempting to Achieve
Why the Reality of Angels Is Vital to Our Age
Our Very Important Guardian Angels
Christian Mysticism and What It Is
Understanding the Seven Rays
Man's Ties with His Country
Walking in Beauty
The Priestess of the Home
The Akashic Records
The Meaning of Open-Key Periods
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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
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Christian Mysticism is simply a method of reverence and devotion to God. It is a path of attainment which leads to the Divine Reality–to first-hand knowing of God. The mystical path stresses the way of Divine union with God through illumination.
The Living Christ is the Lord of Angels and of men and the model of our own becoming. His service is the broadcasting of the Divine Christ Spirit, the light of redemption. His influence awakens in us the Christing of our own natures.
The Way of Discipleship is a way of drawing ever closer to the Divine Presence. It is a voluntary surrender of the entire self to the service of God. It pays great attention to spiritual realities and goals inspiring us toward inner growth.
Meditation and Prayer are the disciplines that most directly draw us Godward and into the inner worlds. During these moments, we consciously purify ourselves of worldly or personal preoccupations and center ourselves wholly upon consciousness of God.
The Angelic Kingdom consists of beings created by God. They, like mankind, press toward the goal of perfection and union with the Supreme Spirit. Angels are purer and more spiritual than man. Their very spirituality readily makes them mediators between Heaven and Earth.
Nature provides healing and enlightenment. When wisely trod, the path to God through nature employs every faculty inherent in man. In nature, beauty shines in all its pristine essence before us. It is for us to newly discover and translate this beauty to our spirits and our senses.
Reincarnation is the realization that life is a school, striving to awaken and quicken the Divinity within us, striving to bring man from primitive stages of unfoldment to that of greater and more glorious awareness.
The life and writings of Flower A. Newhouse are those of a Christian mystic, and her insights into the inner realms of life provide us with a path to wholeness that she called "Living the Life." These teachings are not doctrine, but a practical guide to the direct, immediate experience of God. Flower's mission was also to reawaken humanity to the reality of angels, a work she began with her first book in 1937, and added to in many published writings and in recorded lectures.
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Major Retreats are held to celebrate the annual festivals of Easter, Michaelmas, and Christmas.
Jun 22-23 Vernal Retreat
Annual Celebration of The Arts and Nature
Seeing Divine Life in All Things Material and Interior
Sat: Activities to bring us into greater contact with God
Sun: Expanding Our Perception–Learning to See
by Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Aug 10 Masters Silent Retreat
Annual Day of Silent Attunement and Dedication
Sep 27-29 Michaelmas Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Angel Kingdom
Dec 20-22 Christmas Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Christ Coming
Apr 18-20 Easter Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Christ Resurrection
are held every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Quest, with music, meditation, prayer and a spoken message.
Audio recordings of past sermons.
Apr 7 I have come to bring fire on Earth: Christ Our Enlightener
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Apr 14 The I Ching: Ancient and Modern Wisdom
Apr 21 The Mystical Gifts of Personal Retreats
Rev. Lucy Wold
Apr 28 The Inner Purpose and Meaning of the Lord's Prayer
Rev. Blake Isaac
May 5 Living a Christ-filled Life
Rev. Hal Lingerman
May 12 The Many Expressions of Motherhood
Rev. Elizabeth Wood
May 19 Expanding Our Perception: Learning to Listen
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
May 26 The Continuity of Life
Captain Dan Willis
Jun 2 The Importance of Spiritual Travel
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jun 9 Expanding our Understanding of the Healing Ways of Jesus
Rev. Miara Wiltshire
Jun 16 Christ's Beatitudes: Finding Harmony of Male and Female
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Jun 23 Vernal Retreat: Expanding Our Perception: Learning to See
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Jun 30 The Law of Freedom
Rev. Myrna Triggs
Jul 7 The Inner Influence of Our Zodiac Signs
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jul 14 Life's Lessons and Legacies
Jul 21 Living the Lord's Prayer: A Sharing of Lawrence Newhouse
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Classes and Workshops are offered regularly on Christward principles, prayer, meditation, healing, and artistic expression.
View our Calendar for an up-to-date list of the Classes and Workshops currently being offered.
World Prayer is practiced each Friday at noon in Chapelito. Join us here, or from wherever you are, in group prayer for the blessing of our planet, humanity, and all life.
Finding Your True North Classes are held each Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Academy. These classes are designed to help us find ways into God's Presence, using Flower A. Newhouse's western approach to meditation. Early lessons were posted online at /findtruenorth.
Wisdom Classes are led by Rev. Blake Isaac and held on alternating Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. in Chapelito.
Pranic Healing Clinics are conducted on the first Sunday of each month in the Questahven Academy from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn more at pranichealingsd.com.
PanEuRhythmy is danced most early mornings near the Labyrinth. This dance-exercise-meditation opens us to the presence and power of Spirit within ourselves and the universe. Learn more at paneurhythmy.us.
Servers in Action Days are on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and service to Questhaven.