This article is about the process of developing a special service Outreach Ministery as a Practitioner of Religious Science. My special focus is prenatal and perinatal experience--that is, the journey each and every one of us experienced on our way to becoming human. My purpose is two-fold: To impart inspiration to people looking toward building community; and if I can lend toward even one person realizing more about the profound significance of Infant Consciousnes and the foundations of all that we are set in these earliest experiences, my purpose will be served.
I am writing this article from Spring, Texas, where I have been a Practitioner with Creative Life Church for. . . hmmm, 18 years this coming October. I have grown and prospered by every Treatment and every act of service I have been priviledged to participate in; through this way of life I have literally transformed. And, about five years ago, in November of 2000, Spirit dropped me into an adventure in consciousness unique to anything I had ever experienced--the realms of Infant Consciousness--not only the consciousness of babies I know today, but how my own consciousness in infancy fundamentally influenced who I am today. Even as someone brand-new to this arena, touching back on perceptions, sensations and symbols floating through my being, telling me tales from my journey into becoming human and being born, I experienced expanded awareness and healing at the literal core of my being. Suddenly I had insights and energetic shifts about aspects of my life I had been treating about for years. I was in awe! All at once I knew what I was experincing was a foundational thread in Global tansformation. We all pass through common portals to get here, each creating our own unique rainbow of experiences along the way. I almost could not get my mind around the profound ramifications of incorporating this level of consciousness into Treatment. I knew I had lit on the verge of my Soul's Code for being here.
This was the first of many steps I would take in realizing the field of prenatal (in the womb), perinatal (birth and just after), and infant consciousness as a vital Outreach Ministry of Religious Science. Here I share what I have discovered along the way as personal celebration, and with the intention of encouraging Outreach Ministery development throughout our communities in the myriad of transformational ways it may apply.
I cannot overstate the significance of the power of prayer in my finding this path. I PRAYED. Hands down, I prayed with heartfelt conviction for eight solid months pursuant to entering the place and meeting the people who so graciously introduced me to this healing work. You see, I was not praying about my purpose--I did not know I was--I was praying about the chance to heal my own, personal birth issues. I was clueless at the time that what I would find could apply to the whole world. I was following my heart with the faith of surrender to the process, and I was delivered into a world of my dreams.
The next most surprising thing I realized is how I knew this was a life-passion--how do I know this is resonant with my Soul's Code? Because from the first moment the seeds of this potential took hold in my imagination I knew I wanted to make this available to everyone under the sun, regardless of the unknown potentials to make my living doing it. I felt, and I still feel it to be that important. For me, today, this is what is meant by, "Find your passion."
The next step in my process of developing my Outreach Ministery was to begin learning everything I could about the special interests of this field.
I entered a training program for the healing of birth trauma, and began networking with people invested in pre- and perinatal considerations at all levels. Soon it was time to declare my intention professionally. Using a basic application format for Special Focus Ministries designed by UCRS, I built a personal portfolio creating a synthesis of my experience as a Practitioner with my growing knowledge on Infant Consciousness and the influence of Infant Consciousness on co-creation. This was an excellent defining process for me, which I would recommend the equivalent of to anyone passionate about outreach. It took me into investigating demographics of who in my immediate sphere of influence could benefit from my services. I created a five-year business plan, allowing me a practical vision of financial considerations, and best of all this was a vehicle for me to intimately experience a foundational action steps in realizing my dream.
Since this process began three years ago, I have enjoyed naturally occurring opportunities to introduce people all around the country to Religious Science in ever-expanding circles and networks. This work has given me cause to publish stories, poems and articles in mainstream publications where revealing the creative process is welcomed and celebrated. And, I was recently invited as a guest on a public radio show, "The Whole Mother Program." It has been an ultimate Win/Win exchange at every turn, as every connection has been a precious gift.
So, if you and/or your church community have the sense of a community outreach vision, I whole-heartedly encourage you to Go For It, and hang on for the ride as Spirit fashions it's wings to fly!
Hope you come back for a read later. Vicky