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THE ANSWERS ARE WITHIN By Rev William Curtiss

THE ANSWERS ARE WITHIN

“God never asks a question. It is not necessary for God to ask questions because God already knows all the answers. The word for this is “omniscience.” It means that God is the source of all knowledge, wisdom, and intelligence. Since I am one with God, then I have access to all knowledge, wisdom and intelligence. I know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. I have all the answers. There is Something within me that knows. I trust it totally. It is never wrong; it is always right.

I am filled with confidence because I know, and I know that I know. I never have to worry about the outcome because I am always divinely guided into perfect right decision and perfect right action. I never worry about the “means” because the “end” is already secure. My purpose in life is to express God. God’s purpose in life is to live fully, joyously, creatively and lovingly. I fulfill God’s purpose when I live that way, for I am a vehicle of God’s life. I am the means by which God lives. Accordingly I am endowed with everything necessary to live God’s life: all knowledge, all wisdom, all intelligence.

Knowing this, I now approach each day with excitement and great expectations. Each day is a new opportunity for me to express God, and I have within me an inexhaustible reservoir of resources to do a magnificent job living God’s Life.

I draw upon my inner reservoir of knowledge, wisdom, and intelligence to answer every question and to meet every challenge that presents itself to me today. I have an inexhaustible supply of answers, and they are all right answers. I approach this day in total confidence.”

By Rev William Curtiss – Science of Mind Magazine, December 1992 “Daily Guides to Richer Living”

The power of focusing on the truth of our existence is great. We “pray without ceasing” whether we are aware we are praying or not. Every thought is sending an energetic projection, a blueprint to the Universe about our true beliefs and understanding. Life is a culmination of what each person believes to be possible.

Dive into your beliefs, discover what you believe to be possible. Remember who and what you are and allow this knowing to pull you forward.

Holly Holmquist

Day Minister – Spiritual Mentor

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Holly Holmquist is a Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor and host of the radio show Open Conversations on KKNW Alternative Talk 1150 AM. Holly offers private mentoring sessions, classes and workshops. Listen to past Open Conversations shows, see blogs and read about Holly’s ministry at holmquistholly.com.

 

Elizabeth Brandon on Open Conversations 01-19-2017

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Excited to welcome Elizabeth Brandon back to Open Conversations at a special time this Thursday, noon – 1:00 pm Pacific time. Stream the show live on 1150kknw.com or tune in live at KKNW Alternative talk 1150 AM. Join the conversation as Elizabeth Brandon shares what has inspired her successful  30 year career as an introspective painter.

Artist Elizabeth Brandon has shown her paintings for over 30 years in galleries across the US. Her style is primarily influenced by the 17th century Dutch and Spanish painters.  Along with showing her art nationally, Elizabeth painted the cover paintings for Cooks Illustrated from 2000- 2007 and established their familiar look. In the 1970’s, she gained an in-depth knowledge of the principles of light and atmosphere in the Old Masters tradition from her years of study at the Art Students League of New York, where she also met her artist husband, Joseph Sulkowski.

Elizabeth’s work includes still life, florals, and landscapes. Recently she has embarked on a new series based upon her 20 year yoga practice. These paintings are inspired by aspects of healing with a spiritual approach to yoga asanas, breath work, and body knowledge.

Elizabeth’s introspective paintings draw from her passion for the natural world and it’s attributes of light and shadow, with an emphasis on expressing the energetic chakra systems of the body.

She has won numerous awards for her still life and is currently represented at Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole, WY,  Marine Arts Gallery in Marblehead, MA,  Edgartown Art Gallery in Martha’s Vineyard, and her studio/ gallery  at www.elizabethbrandon.com

Holly Holmquist is a Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor and host of the radio show Open Conversations on KKNW Alternative Talk 1150 AM in Seattle, WA. Holly offers private mentoring sessions, classes and workshops. Listen to past Open Conversations shows, see blogs and read about Holly’s ministry at holmquistholly.com.

Staff Sergeant William J. Rice on Open Conversations 01-15-2017

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Proud to welcome Army Ranger and Combat Medic Staff Sergeant William J. Rice  back to Open Conversations.  This Sunday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Pacific time, Staff Sergeant Rice will continue to share how he has pursued his life’s purpose by serving his country. Listen live on KKNW Alternation Talk 1150 AM. Remember you can also stream the show online at 1150kknw.com. Join the conversation as this Veteran shares a fulling and purpose filled life lived in service.

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Staff Sergeant William J Rice was born to a U.S. Navy Serviceman father, Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) Anthony Rice, and a Filipino mother, Elizabeth Ross Rice, on the U.S. Navy Base Subic Bay, Philippines, while his father was serving abroad with the U.S. Navy. His Grandfather, Richard Ross, served in the U.S. Marines during WWII where one of Corporal Ross’s tours took him to the Philippines where he met Teodora Olivas, who is Staff Sergeant Rice’s grandmother in the Philippines.

As the son and grandson of military men, Staff Sergeant Rice and his family lived all over the world, stationed in places such as Hawaii, Japan, California and the Philippines, to name just a few. Staff Sergeant Rice grew up daydreaming about being a combat soldier in the military. He used to play “Army” with his cousin, Jamie Rice, who later joined the U.S. Marines to add to the Rice family military traditions.

On Staff Sergeant Rice’s 20th birthday in 1996, the same year his father retired from the U.S. Navy, he joined the Air National Guard which was soon followed by his active duty enlistment in the U.S. Army.  His Military training started in the U.S. Air Force, where his military specialty was as an aircrew member in the world-renowned work horse of the U.S. military air fleet, the C-130 Hercules.  While in the Air Force, Staff Sergeant Rice’s training consisted of Loadmaster course, Aircrew Level C Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape course and U.S. Paratrooper Airborne schools.

While in the Air Force, Rice served in Bosnia flying U.S. Special Forces and Army Rangers to a small war torn village called Tuzla in Bosnia where the NATO Stabilization Force’s took control to begin its campaign for peace in that region of Bosnia.  He realized that while being a Loadmaster fulfilled his patriotic duty, he was not fulfilling his dream of being a combat soldier.

It was Staff Sergeant Rice’s 51st flight mission with the U.S. Air Force from Germany to Bosnia, when he realized his life’s work was not to stay in the air and drop off the soldiers to fight but to follow the troops off the plane into combat. In late 1997 Staff Sergeant Rice requested a conditional honorable discharge out of the U.S. Air Force to Join the U.S. Army and that was granted.

While in the Active Duty U.S. Army, Staff Sergeant Rice was placed in the Transportation Corps under the XVIII Airborne Brigade, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. There he was on the ground with the Infantryman where his heart wanted him.  Staff Sergeant Rice (then Private First Class Rice) was deployed in 1998-1999 to The Republic of Nicaragua in Central America for a humanitarian crisis. While in Nicaragua Private First Class Rice dealt with medical trauma emergencies throughout this tour. ssg-rice-nicaragua-1998

Not knowing how to treat seriously injured victims and soldiers, as his military training only gave him basic knowledge of first aid, and watching people die in his arms, at that time he recognized another calling and added U.S. Army Combat Medic to his credentials.

In November 2001 Staff Sergeant Rice reenlisted to be a U.S. Army Combat Medic. During his reenlistment contract preparations Staff Sergeant Rice made sure his enlistment contract demanded that he attend not only the Combat Medic school but also attend the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger School in Ft. Benning, Georgia. This is an intense 61-day combat leadership course oriented toward small-unit tactics. It has been called “the most physically and mentally demanding leadership school the Army has to offer.” He was then sent to more advanced schools the Army needed him to attend. The U.S. Army Expert Field Medical Course, Combat Team Medical Trauma Course Trauma AIMS Course (specializing in Advance Airway, IV Therapy) and Medical Trauma Simulation Courses, to name a few.

In all of his career, Staff Sergeant Rice was able to continue his civilian education and obtain a Bachelors of Sciences Degree in Environmental Sciences using the Montgomery GI Bill and support of his Commanding Officers and fellow soldiers.

In becoming a Combat Medic and a Ranger, in his 20 plus years with the Army, Staff Sergeant Rice has served all over the world, including going back to Bosnia for a second tour which gave him a completion of his Air Force Tour, two tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he served as senior medic at Camp VI, the highest level detainee prison, and in Kuwait. He received numerous decorations including the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Unit Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal 3rd award, Humanitarian Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 3rd award, Presidential Unit Citation 2nd award and the Army Superior Unit 2nd award, just to name a few of his decorations. ssg-rice-iraq-2006

Experiencing firsthand the humanitarian efforts of the US military, Staff Sergeant Rice has a unique perspective of the great good that can come of military service. Injured in one deployment and Critically Injured in another, Staff Sergeant Rice has been transitioned into the Wounded Warrior Transition Program where he is preparing for his retirement from his years of faithful service not only for his country but for his families military tradition. He says now it’s time to start his new career, whichever path that may take him.

Staff Sergeant Rice believes in finding that path.  He will be going back to college in a career not yet determined in addition to his Bachelors of Sciences Degree. In his free time Sergeant Rice is an Alumnist with Wounded Warrior Project and mentor to the younger Army Soldiers, Airman, Marines and Navy Corpsmen during his volunteer time with the Wounded Warrior Project and other VA organizations.

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Sincerely, Holly

Holly Holmquist is a Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor and host of the radio show Open Conversations on KKNW 1150 a.m. in Seattle, WA. Holly offers private mentoring sessions, classes and workshops. Listen to past Open Conversations shows, see blogs and read about Holly’s ministry at holmquistholly.com.

Joseph Sulkowski on Open Conversations 1-5-2017

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Excited to welcome, artist and visionary, Joseph Sulkowski back to Open Conversations. Listen to Joseph share the trials and triumphs of life as an artist on KKNW Alternative Talk 1150 AM or stream the show live at 1150kknw.com. This Thursday, Jan 5 2017, from noon to 1:00 pm Pacific time.  Join the Conversation!

Joseph Sulkowski was born in 1951 and knew from the age of five that he would be an artist. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the oldest the art school in the U.S. founded in 1809. Afterwards, he continued his studies in the techniques of the Old Masters at the Art Students League of New York.

 Joseph refers to his style of painting as “poetic realism”, an interpretive form inspired by the Natural World. The animals, figures and landscapes of the Sporting Life are subjects that continually draw his attention. His trips afield have taken him from the quail hunting plantations of south Georgia and the grouse moors of the Scottish Highlands, to the fly fishing streams of Wyoming and Colorado and the polo fields of England.

Joseph’s paintings are in public and private collections worldwide.

His work is represented by Halcyon Gallery, London,England; The Edgartown Art Gallery in Martha’s Vineyard; Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole,WY; Marine Arts Gallery in Marblehead,MASS; Dog & Horse Gallery in Charleston, S.C. and Portraits Inc. in New York City.

 You can view Joseph’s art on his website at: www.josephsulkowski.com

He and his artist wife, Elizabeth Brandon live in Franklin,TN

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Sincerely, Holly

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Holly Holmquist is a Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor and host of the radio show Open Conversations on KKNW 1150 a.m. in Seattle, WA. Holly offers private mentoring sessions, classes and workshops. Listen to past Open Conversations shows, see blogs and read about Holly’s ministry at holmquistholly.com.

Prayer for World Peace by: Ernest Holmes

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A Prayer for World Peace

by: Ernest Holmes

I know there is but One Mind, which is the mind of God, in which all people live and move and have their being.

I know there is a divine pattern for humanity and within this pattern there is infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness.

I know that the mind of humankind, being one with the mind of God, shall discover the method, the way, and the means best fitted to permit the flow of Divine Love between individuals and nations.

Thus harmony, peace, cooperation, unity, and mutual helpfulness are experienced by all.

I know there will be a free interchange of ideas, of cultures, of spiritual concepts, of ethics, of educational systems and scientific discoveries—for all good belongs to all alike.

I know that, because Divine Mind has created us all, we are bound together in one infinite and perfect unity.

I know that all people and all nations will remain individual but unified for the common purpose of promoting peace, happiness, harmony, and prosperity.

I know that deep within each person the Divine Pattern of perfect peace is already implanted.

I now declare that in each person and in leaders of thought everywhere this Divine Pattern moves into action and form, to the end that all nations and all people will live together in peace, harmony, and prosperity forever.

Amen. And so it is.