Spiritual coaching is what I offer. It is valuable because it doesn’t require you to accept a disease label as a definition for your life. It is valuable because it doesn’t require you to confess things to anyone but God, which protects your privacy. Finally it is valuable because it teaches you how to empower yourself.
The path of optimistic intelligence is a path of discovery. It is a discovery of the natural optimism that you have lost due to damages to your faith in love. It is the discovery of the power of the communication between faith and love.
Along the way I will teach you the basic dialogs between faith and love. There are three kinds of faith and three kinds of love that form three dialogs.
Many may ask “How can I help myself?” This isn’t what takes place. You have experiences of love in yourself and from this love you will find help, and by your choices in life you can find even more love to enrich and increase those experiences, so in actuality others are helping you from within you through the experiences they gave you. Consider also that there is a virtual social world within your mind that holds a treasure trove of help, plus with God you are never really alone. So you don’t really help yourself, all alone, in your mind you have many helpful experiences, and the help from your experiences and memories are actually help from others and from God.
There exists an Artist in you which is your connection to the creative God in heaven, there is a Director in you that is God on earth directing you, and there is a Caretaker in you which is the loving spirit of God which unites you to all of God’s family. The Artist in you can communicate to the Kid in you when that Kid shows the faith or trust of play, the Director in you can communicate to the Kid in you when that Kid shows the faith required to be meditative or mindful, which is the faith to listen without jumping to conclusions, and the Caretaker in you can communicate with the Kid in you and in others through the faith of having the trust to be honest with yourself and others who love you, a faith that I simply call “feeling”.
These communications exist in society and they exist in you. They are what I call the “inner-communion” of love. This communication which yields optimistic intelligence or wisdom, must be passed on lovingly from spiritual coach to students who in turn become coaches for others. Eventually a Church is built in which there are many coaches with various skills and gifts. It takes a community to raise a child and it takes a community to raise a child of God to wisdom and greater love and faith.
Those who invest in such a Church will reap a great harvest in this world and in the world to come. The parables of Jesus and the writings of wisdom from many religions and cultures all become plain when you are in the process of being coached, but the meanings are more deeply grasped when you have developed the skill and actively coach others.
Ministers are those who have made coaching their mission in life. Ministers are human beings and can’t live on air, they are worthy of the offerings made to them. Those investing much will be blessed much in return. Yet, you cannot give and expect faith to follow, you must follow the path and give with a cheerful heart, fully knowing within you the appropriateness of your gift.
I am building an online Church and will build a Church locally to establish a strong base for expansion not only on the internet, but around the world in many physical locations.
You don’t have to follow a religion to follow this path, this is a spiritual path, but you will still need a community of others for real growth to occur, and real changes made in this world come from good hearts committed to working together.
I will help you online with coaching for any donation you are wise enough and able enough to make. This is hard work and hopefully you will join in this endeavor and build spiritual community where ever you live. I will help you by phone, but it is best if we can use skype which you can download at skype.com if you have a computer with sound and or a camera. Then write to me and tell me your handle there and I will send you a note there. I am “irememeberthis” on skype.
Only by such communication can the world be healed. Religion often divides but spirituality unites us all. This spirituality is not a belief system but a way of communicating between perspectives of love and faith. It is best practiced within a loving community, but it must begin with each of us. Love is the seed of a more caring world, but we must plant that seed in our own heart and in the hearts of others, we must embrace one another in our differences, not by mere tolerance alone, but by appreciation of the treasures such differences can yield.
Some will not be willing to strive for a greater embracing of others or even of themselves. This movement is for those who have arrived at the understanding that it is their duty to do so, and an obligation they must accept in order to save our world.
I will provide a page for such donations as you feel moved to make. Understand that all are respected in this movement. Do not feel badly if you give very little, for if you are poor a little gift to God is counted as a lot, and if you are wealthy and give a small donation, if may be because you have given to other worthy causes. All God asks of anyone, is that they communicate between love and faith, for where this occurs the kingdom of heaven reigns, within us, between us and around us, just as Jesus once said.
I teach that you must first forgive before you can repent, and that forgiveness isn’t possible until you have felt and relived what damaged your faith in the presence of God’s love. Your natural optimism is the mustard seed of faith, the honest inner light which will brighten your life and open up to the abundant love of God. This natural optimism is Christ alive within you. It is the nature of a child, the child you must become to enter into a real communication of love and faith, a communication which is itself the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever is baptized into the fire of this optimism, is baptized into life.
I am a minister of the Universal Life Church. The Universal Life Church believes in life and it believes in you, whatever you believe, and it recognizes that when we come together in growing understanding, love and faith that all peoples and all cultures and all the religious and non religious will be richly blessed.
Begin to undo the crippling hurt to your faith in love that this world has heaped upon you. Rise up with the dawn of a new day of joy, love and peace. You can conquer what is holding you back in life, and embrace what was and is your birth right: the kingdom of heaven here on earth. No, you don’t have to die first, Jesus said “The kingdom of heaven is within you, between you and around you.” The kingdom of heaven is the communication between faith and love.
The gates are swinging wide to heaven. Come inside. Learn the wisdom that comes from trust and love.
Rev. David Mitchel Stow