The Art of Inspired Living

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The Changeless

Ye are the light of the world.
St. Matthew 5:14

The outer world is changing.  The only thing that is not changing and will never change is the sacred and holy place within you.  

The messaging we are receiving in all forms of the media is contributing to the separation we are experiencing now in ourselves and with each other.  We must wake up lest we become divided against ourselves.  Can you see that concepts of right and wrong are man made?  We have to search inside ourselves now to find “the way, the truth and the life.” It is in that place that you will find the answers to all your questions and the clarity that is so needed at this time.  It is in that place that we can reconnect to the oneness of all life and the unity of our humanity.  It is in that place that you raise the consciousness and find the power to rise above any outer circumstance and the peace that enables you to endure any outward condition. 

It is your holy essence, that which is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow which has been there since the beginning of time.  All the answers lie within you.  It is the gift of life—the treasured essence and clarity of your being.  You will find it and utilize it through inner exploration, meditation, quiet walks in nature, and being still with the Self.  That is the answer for these times in which we live.

We cannot count on the outer world to give us what we are seeking.  Our charge then is to realize our oneness with all of life and the peace and harmony that comes from that awareness.  Blessings then abound even in what seems like the darkness.  Truly, our richest life is lived from the inside out.  We find in the center of our being everything we’ve been seeking, including freedom, and we are at peace at last.

Affirmation
I am here for the healing body, mind and spirit of everyone on this planet and for the healing of Mother Earth.

Rev. Karen Wylie

Weekly Healing Zoom Meditation

Join us for our healing meditation every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 PM PST.

Our purpose is for the healing body, mind, and spirit of everyone on this planet, including ourselves and Mother Earth

For signup info,
contact Rev. Karen at

or (310) 968-8928

Online Meditation Retreat

We sit in meditation to discover the peace within us, which flows throughout our being, soothing, warming, and harmonizing our mind, body, and soul. It is exactly what we need in this time of confusion and chaos in our outer world. 

The morning will include three 30-minute yoga sittings, divided by 10-minute breaks, and a concluding yoga Nidra sitting. There will be an opportunity for sharing and discussion at the end of the morning. 

Saturday, July 25, 2020
9:00 – 12:30 pm

Cost: $25
To register, please fill out the form below. You will be taken to PayPal, where you may make your payment.

This event is no longer accepting registrations.

Witness Consciousness

At the present time, the dysfunction of the old consciousness and the arising of the new are both accelerating.  Paradoxically, things are getting worse and better at the same time.  Although the worse is more apparent because it makes so much “noise.”
Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks

Recently I was playing a doubles tennis match and something interesting happened to one of the opponents on the other side of the net.  He became very upset with himself over the way he was playing and he began pummeling himself with negative self-talk.  As expected, the more he railed against himself, the more his game deteriorated.  He became angrier and angrier.  As I watched him, I realized he was really in a tennis match with his ego, not us, and his ego was winning.  He told me later that his ego has been in charge for most of his life.  He’s used it as a defense mechanism while inside himself, he’s often felt weak and vulnerable.

We now have evidence every day of what happens when the ego takes charge.  As we have seen, an ego out of control can be a dangerous thing.  When the ego is allowed to take charge, we often discover a scared being out of control.  The ego is run by fear, and the greater the fear, the greater the need to control everything.  Sometimes we think a huge ego is a great power but that is never the case.  It is in the letting go of our need to be seen and heard that we find our true power.  True power is humbling.  It is not arrogant and forceful.  

So we check in with ourselves.  What are we saying and doing that is real and how much of it is a lie trying to cover up a false sense of self?  Now, more than ever, we must be in high integrity with the self.  Now more than ever, we must shine the light of truth and beauty everywhere we go.  The world needs our compassion and understanding.  The world needs our clarity and conviction.  Through living in our highest integrity, we give others the opportunity to do the same.  Inside each of us, whether we know it or not, is the most beautiful essence of divine life.  We are meant to live from that place…defenseless, for in that place, there is nothing to defend against.

Affirmation
I choose to live in highest integrity with myself!  I know who I am!  

Rev. Karen Wylie

Mountaintop Consciousness

Know Thyself
One of the Delphic maxims inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

When Martin Luther King said “But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop…I’ve seen the Promised Land,” he was not talking about having reached a level of popularity and acclaim in the outer world. He was talking about what he had discovered within himself.

He was telling us, just like Jesus before him, to seek ye first the kingdom of God within. It’s about learning to live from the inside out. This spiritual aspect of you has been there from the beginning of time. It has never succumbed to the illusion of separation. It knows only oneness, unconditional love and eternal life.

We are here to get to know and trust that place within each of us. It is a safe harbor in any storm that arises. This world we are living in is filled with ups and downs, things and events we call good or bad. That within us, which is our connection to the Christ Presence, will always show us the way to peace and love in troubled times. It will always provide answers to our toughest questions and comfort in our greatest need and biggest challenges.

Our job is to become so aligned with the Spirit within us that we are the beacons of light for others who are lost and cannot see. We become the visionaries, the instrument through which a great transformation takes place on planet earth. We rise together to see a glorious new day filled with oneness, peace, love and inclusivity. We are not at the effect of the coronavirus or the economy or separation of any kind that may occur in the outer world. We are the change makers of our time. Peace and prosperity show up as soon as we open the door to our own inner storehouse of well-being.

Know Thyself…Great words for an important time in our history. There is a great healing in body, mind and spirit happening individually and collectively on the planet at this time. We keep our eye single upon a great vision for oneness and unconditional love throughout the land.

Affirmation
I am an instrument through which God’s love reveals itself.

Rev. Karen Wylie

Times, They’re Changing

Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separation.
Rumi

Fear not; for I have saved you, I have called you by your name because you are mine.
Isaiah 43:1

The planet used to seem so big, so spread out. Not anymore. As much as some of us would like to isolate, that can no longer work on Mother Earth. What happens somewhere on the planet winds up affecting another part somewhere else. This is a fact we are going to have to get used to, but I think just as we’ve done our spiritual work on the microcosmic level, we can begin to do our spiritual work in the macrocosmic realm.

Jesus, the great teacher and mystic whose life we celebrate this month, has provided a way forward. We cannot live in separation and isolation anymore. We are now being called as never before to remember our oneness with God and with all life everywhere. We are to find that place within us individually and collectively of forgiveness, peace and love.

As we raise the consciousness individually and collectively on this planet, we can overcome any obstacle and begin to create a world that works for everyone. I’m choosing to lift my sights that high for planetary peace.

If we could but realize the depth of God’s love for us, we would be able to release and let go of the fear that has been running amuck in our world of late. The enemy uses fear to gain power, decrease our hope and limit our victories.

A new day is coming. I see it and declare it so.

Affirmation
I release any sense of fear and separation within myself now.

Rev. Karen Wylie

Meditation – The Doorway to the Self

Any great student of truth will eventually come to ask the question, “Who Am I?” The answer lies in the stillness of your own soul. Come join us as we deep dive into the sacred self.  Our morning includes meditation, revelations, uplifting songs and quiet walks in nature.  Randee Vasilakos, RScP, assists and anchors our gathering in a consciousness of prayer and healing.

Sunday, March 15, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ojai Retreat and Inn
160 Besant Road
Ojai, CA 93023

For directions: ojairetreat.com

For Info, contact Rev. Karen Wylie at 310.968.8928
By Love Offering: ($20.00 Suggested)

All for One and One for All

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28

Emmet Fox has said, “In a much more literal sense than people are aware, we are limbs of one Body.” Craziness goes on in this world, much of it in the name of God. If we really felt we were “limbs of one Body”, would we cut off one of those limbs?

Jesus was saying in Galatians, there is no person, race, class, color or nation that is superior to any other in the sight of God. There must be a purpose to all this madness. Perhaps the gravity of the situation is what wakes us up in a big way. We cannot possibly stay asleep while the limbs are being cut off. We begin to see as never before how much we have damaged our mass psyche and the door is opened to the opportunity for redemption, healing and forgiveness within and without.

We pray not just for ourselves but for all mankind. We lay down our arms and stop the war inside of us. We let go of our sense of separation, our need to be right, our judgments and our anger. Little by little, we correct the wrongs that we’ve been committing inside ourselves, no matter how small, no matter how clever we’ve been about it.

When we are free from our own internal war, our own bondage, we see differently and we can become a catalyst for change. So we pray for peace, love and joy inside ourselves and all across this precious planet of ours, and our prayers shall be heard.

Affirmation
I see a new world. It begins with me.

Rev. Karen Wylie

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

An in-depth look at “true love.” There is an aspect of you that perhaps you have yet to discover. What is this true love and how do you find it within yourself? Join us for this beautiful morning where we explore the nature of love through meditation, shared insight, revelations, inspiration, sacred stillness, uplifting songs and quiet walks in nature.  Randee Vasilakos, RScP, assists and anchors our gathering in a consciousness of prayer and healing.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ojai Retreat and Inn
160 Besant Road
Ojai, CA 93023

For directions: ojairetreat.com

For Info, contact Rev. Karen Wylie at 310.968.8928
By Love Offering: ($20.00 Suggested)

Becoming a Servant of Love

Love Yourself.
Gautama the Buddha

What I desire is to become a servant of love in its purity. That is, I wish to serve love in all its many facets.

Osho says much of our conversation around love involves feeling obligation, but real love is a nourishment; it strengthens the soul. It is nondemanding. It is given from a place of fullness, from a place of the radiant wholeness within.

In our culture, we throw the word around easily. We say we are in love when we barely know the meaning of the word. We confuse attraction for love. Real love is a sharing. It knows the joy of giving. One feels grateful to be able to give love. There is no expectation, just the joy of sharing from a very deep place. True love is nourishment for the soul. It gives you insight and understanding; it empowers you.

The very first step in love is to love yourself. Soon, you will want to share that love with others. Love is such a light that the darkness of the ego cannot exist in it at all. The inner light of love will dispel your inner darkness, your inner weakness. Love makes you a tremendous power, a spiritual force. Through great love you witness eternity. That kind of love never dies.

Don’t be afraid to love yourself. Love totally, and you will be surprised. The day you can get rid of all self-condemnation, self-disrespect—the day you can get rid of the idea of original sin, the day you can think of yourself as worthy and loved by existence—will be a day of great blessing.

Love is the natural evolution of a consciousness seeking to know itself. Socrates said: “A man who practices the mysteries of love will be in contact not with a reflection, but with truth itself.”

Affirmation
I open my life to the great love that resides within me!

Rev. Karen Wylie

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