After living in California for 34 years, Rev. Kim Yalda recently moved back to her hometown of Flushing to live with and care for her 95-year young mother. We are blessed at The Life Enrichment Center that this beautiful, deeply spiritual Science of Mind Minister chose to become a member of our Spiritual Family. On Sunday, July 15th, she spoke at the Sunday Service, not as a “guest speaker,” but as a family member. Below is her bio.
Just as there is nothing we need to do to make our self exist because we already “are,” there is nothing we need to do to make Joy exist in our life. It already does. Joy is happening everywhere, all the time, because Joy is the creative energy of Life, Itself. We are all a part of the Joy of Life. It already lives in us because Joy is the Nature of the Universe in which we live. We could say that the Joy of Life began in the beginning when God saw all that He had created was very, very good, and then said. “This is so good it calls for celebration!” And from that moment on the Universe has been celebrating the existence of Creation.
Every living thing was created out of God’s Pleasure, and every living thing is able to feel Joy—even the flowers dance in the breeze. Even though we may not feel like dancing at the moment, or believe that our life is worth celebrating at all, there is a party going on in our soul that is celebrating us, just the same. We can choose to join It, or we can choose to be a party pooper. But, either way, the celebration of Life isn’t affected. Joy is ongoing because It is the Infinite, Eternal Nature of the Living Universe. As long as there is Creation, there is Celebration! (Read more…)
All we need to do is to look at animals to see that Joy is a natural quality of life. Animals are instinctively joyous. They play, jump, leap, dance, and some even smile. Animals appear as if they don’t have care in the world, and that is because they don’t. They innately trust that Life is for them and will provide all they need. It is through the conscious choice we make to respond to life situations with the Joy of Being (no matter what may be occurring) that we demonstrate that we, too, trust that Life is for us and will provide all we need. (Read more…)