At the dawn of the 21st Century this Baby Boomer was expecting to looking forward to a time when the Unity of all Life would have been taken for granted.
My generation missed the mark on quite a few things, it seems. Instead of Brother and Sisterhood we are creating rampant tribalism that threatens a retreat to fear and disunity. What happened to us as a nation and a society?
I graduated from College in 1966; a time when we welcoming the coming of the Age of Aquarius and the dawn of universal love and plenty. What went wrong ? The assassination of JFK in 1963 changed everything; followed by the shooting of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.
Instead of Aquarius, we got Mars and the Vietnam War.
It’s a wonder Boomers turned out as well as we have. Nothing like a nice big mortgage to make you grow up, put down the joint and get to the business of work, children and and building an adult life. We were a a turbulent generation;most with multiple careers (I have had 4) and multiple marriages (also 4)
I attribute our rather chaotic journey to old age to a generational span that began in the last days of World War 2 for the oldest of the Boomers (I was born 3 days after the Japanese Surrender) then listening to Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey as tykes and continuing to elementary school and Patti Page, Doris Day, Chuck Berry, Elvis and Yes, Pat Boone.
That’s enough to mess with anyone’s head!
By the time I hit Jr. High it was ’57 and Rock and Roll was in full swing, followed by a High School experience never again to be duplicated. My graduating class at Van Nuys High School in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles numbered 1150! Cruising Van Nuys Blvd, Burgers and Shakes at Bobs Big Boy on a Friday night, Those were the days.
Boomers just may have been the last generation to really have fun that did not depend on a smart phone, tablet or e-mail, texts or whatever We actually talked to each other, slept out under the stars in the back yard in summer in a pup tent with our friends and talked til 2;A/M.
We rode our bicycles the 20 miles to the beach and thought nothing of it. Our parents gave us 50 cents for emergencies. LOL
What does this have to do with Religious Science or spirituality? We made our own fun, we learned how to be a friend and how to relate to the opposite sex. We did not stare at a computer screen. We were self sufficient, made our own fun and our own friends. Learning social skills was part of growing up.
You see, Religious Science is a do it yourself religion. Yes, we have classes, ministers and Sunday Celebrations. What you get out of Religious Science is up to each individual. You learn Principle ( the basic spiritual rules that make it work) and then you think the thoughts, you speak your Word and you operate the Law of Mind action which is the mechanism that creates all things, including your life experience. If you are a good operator of the Divine Law you will flourish like a rose in spring. If not you may experience struggle.
You see, we are the authors of our lives. No victims here. We are at choice every minute of our lives. We decide what our life will be by what we think, believe and say.
You and I are the Masters of our Fate and the Captains of our Souls. God Creates the Law and the Word and we do the work.
Until we are together again… Think of things you desire in your life, speak words of good report and make your daily choices in alignment with your desires. Know that you are the power in your life, you are not a victim, your life is yours to create.
Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, “I am a Religious Scientist”