The magic of believing in myself is one of the most exciting experiences
any of us can ever undertake. I found that believing in myself I could
achieve any goal in my heart, any dream I have ever considered and any
thing I could imagine.
It Happened In Las
DR ELLEN JERMINI, UNI marketing director, and I went to Las Vegas to
give a seminar mid November and had an experience unequaled. Ostensibly
the purpose was to give a seminar and creative workshop entitled
Creative Magic Workshop of Believing in Yourself. However, after
arriving in Las Vegas I found that old acquaintances and students began
to pop-up out of nowhere and it was like "old home week" as I
renewed old memories.
From her God Unlimited Church
Symphony of Creation, a metaphysical teaching, healing and counseling
center, our student Rev Rhonda Joyce directed the seminar and provided
us with the Las Vegas Religious Science Church as our activity site. The
charming church north in the city-first of all-was a place of particular
order and beauty. Rev Sheila Weldon, minister, was careful to have the
church and its spacious grounds reflect the orderliness of her teaching
of the Law of cause and effect. If she wanted to have order in her life
she made order in her outer world as well as in her thought. We had met
earlier this year at the International New Thought Alliance congress in
As the seminar began a young man
with a luxurious full face beard and well groomed long hair, reminiscent
of the 70's, appeared at the church door. We welcomed Jesse as a seminar
participant. He drank coffee and ate cookies with us as though they were
going out of style. He told us he is a graphic artist and paints
American Flags on walls, or anywhere desired. Previously he had painted
other symbols on walls across America.
He had a dilemma, however; three
days ago he had misplaced his motorhome. He had parked it before a
church and used their electricity to charge his weak battery. He then
took a spacious walk about the city and got lost. He did not remember
where he left his motorhome and his friend.
During our noon lunch I suggested
to Rhonda's friend Robert Shappy that he take Jesse along and they would
spot his motorhome. Both were incredulous that such a lucky break would
happen, but they did as I requested. Robert too is a custom artist who
does murals, walls, pools, vehicles, portraits, framed canvas and a
variety of other creative expressions. He and Jesse are a matched pair.
Within the hour Robert returned without Jesse. Jesse had found his
motorhome and his friend. They instantly moved their charged motorhome.
Robert said it was like magic, they went the way he said, not where
Jesse thought, and immediately they came upon his motorhome. I explained
to Robert it was the magic of believing in yourself and it works every
Rev Bernie Welan, who operates a
metaphysical training center in Las Vegas, had not seen me since he
graduated from the UNI in 1976. He looked like a powerful wrestler with
strong penetrating eyes, an alert mind and a great sense of humor. He is
a cantor in synagogues and loves to sit in on "after hours" in
clubs of Las Vegas where prominent musicians hang around after the show
is over. He is accorded a seat of honor among the talented men and women
and is well known to all of them. He had introduced Rhonda to the UNI a
few years ago. As I heartily patted him on his barrel chested back he
chided me, "You know I am 84, take it easy." You could have
fooled me. He looked in his 50s. When he speaks his voice carries
powerfully over the room and commands instant attention.
Bernie spoke with the others
present and offered continuous advice and suggestions to them during
each pause. As I spoke sharing the UNI philosophy with quips and wisdom,
Bernie continually offered verbal applause and support of everything
that I was telling the group. Though he had heard me on tape, he had not
heard me in person since 1977. He told the group how he and I walked the
meditation paths of the campus and talked philosophy for hours on end.
Jennifer Black, Connie Napolitani,
Curtis Carlson and Veronica Danzer asked scores of questions as I
explained that we alone live the magic of believing in ourselves. I
demonstrated how to relax and let go of all apparent needs that we can
so readily do without to tap into the unlimited possibilities that lie
within us. We can do all this by changing our perception and reclaim the
power within us finding our magical illuminating self.
I explained how using our blessing
book, our magic book, we will find that we have many more magical
experiences than we ever give yourself credit for. It is in writing down
our "happenings" every day that we realize we have so many of
them, otherwise we think that nothing is happening.
The emotional sensation and pitch
was so high that when the seminar ended no one wanted to leave their
chairs. In fact, after each lecture, everyone remained seated hoping for
As we give our very best in every
experience, great blessings flood our lives. If we are reluctant to
enter into the game of life, the fame of every happening, we fail to
truly take home the blessings awaiting us there.
A Wanna Be Monk
AFTER A FABULOUS seminar in Leuen- berg Switzerland and Monte Bré Sopra
Locarno, Tessin, participants went home with the sense of intense
illumination. They came to the seminars throughout Switzerland and
Germany with the intention of getting something, but really not knowing
exactly just how much they were going to take home with them.
One participant from Switzerland
came to campus November 15 through the end of the month: To get a taste
of monastery life and begin the course work of the University of
Gerd Braun is a successful
entrepreneur in Switzerland near St Gallen. He works with people in
creating good health through massage and Ayurveda treatment. He runs a
very busy establishment. However, on campus he became a monk in
training. He followed all of the directives given him and quickly
recognized why things are done: all to train him in selfdiscipline,
selfde- dication, selfdetermination and selfdiligence-leading to his
selfawarness and being able to love unconditionally.
He floundered in his mind many
times, but quickly took charge and after an introspective walk on the
meditation path he returned a renewed being. He learned to relax in the
Jacuzzi and exercise on the Exercycle and SwimEx so completely that when
it was time for bed he fell to the floor and slept soundly. He had time
every day to read his lessons three times every day. He worked on his
required reading and listening tapes. He proved to be a sincere and
diligent student. It was evident in his mental attitude, his physical
attitude and most of all an inner spiritual awareness.
As Gerd said, "I can see the
change in me." As I say to Gerd and to all of the other Monks and
Novices, "If you could see what I see, you would really be
I AM THE MIRACLE in my life.
As I am consistent in speaking my word and claiming the truth about
myself, everything that I desire manifests, every dream I consider is
complete and I live in my eternally perfect ideal spirit mind and body
at all times and I am happy beyond words. What a nice way to go!
-Dr Herbert L Beierle