At the Science of Mind Spiritual Center Los Angeles, you will hear relevant messages, by Rev. Pam MacGregor, that you can apply to everyday life. The theme for the month of August is Laughter: Spirit’s Medicine of Grace.
Every minister I know wants his or her talk to touch the collective heart of the congregation. Would it surprise you to know that surveys reveal the best ways to achieve this is to cause laughter? It’s not that ministers are frustrated stand up comedians with a pulpit; it’s that laughter is a healing art, a friend on the spiritual journey, Spirit’s most excellent medicine.
The Christian mystic Anthony De Mello tells a story about a group of disciples who seek to learn from a saintly teacher the stages he had passed through in his practices. After describing how he found himself in the Land of Love, a disciple asked, “Was that the final stage of your quest?” “No,” the Maser said. “One day God said, ‘Today I shall take you into the innermost sanctuary of the Temple…and I was led to the Land of Laughter.’”
The topic on August 14, 2016, was Reconnecting to Your Wholeness One Laugh at a Time. In truth, the sense that we have become disconnected to our innate wholeness is an impossibility! It is a joke on ourselves by the ego. The only “reconnection” required is steadfastly reminding ourselves of who and what we are, even as we stand in the quagmire of wondering if we’ve been fooling ourselves all along with our “spiritual work.” We can no more separate ourselves from our inherent wholeness than we can remove our breath from our body, or our inherent sense of humor from our beautiful humanness.