Ask Reverend Sandy Moore
By Rev. Sandy Moore



Rev. Sandy Moore is the founder of the Center for Universal Truth in San Juan Capistrano. She established this New Thought spiritual community to bring together individuals of various religious and spiritual faiths so that their lives could be empowered and enlightened by applying practical spiritual principles. Rev. Sandy’s Sunday morning message is one of hope, love and healing and the celebration services are filled with music, love and inspiration.

“Ask Rev. Sandy” is a column that has been developed to allow people the opportunity to seek additional answers about spiritual and religious insights. These are a few of the most recent questions that have been received:

Q:  Dear Rev. Sandy,
How do I become spiritual?
Tema, Ghana  

Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and all the spiritual mystics have told us that the door to a larger life is always open. We must enter and walk through that door on the journey to spiritual awakening. Always, at the other side of confusion is peace; at the other side of chaos is calm; at the other side of discord is harmony. Evil is dissipated by good, and light overcomes the darkness. Our consciousness is what makes the change. Nothing happens by chance.

The journey to spiritual awakening takes focus, discipline and deliberate intention. We must be willing to take time daily for spiritual practice in order to train our consciousness to focus on uplifted spiritual thoughts. Prayer, meditation and silence enable us to clear our minds of constant ego chatter and focus on the presence of God, which is love, peace, understanding, wisdom, forgiveness and clarity.
It is essential to make room for God and good in your life. Honor yourself enough to create the time to practice the presence of God in your life. It is helpful to find a Spiritual Community to support you in the process.

Q:  Dear Rev. Sandy,
How do I know the will of God for my life?  
Dana Point, CA

I feel each of us comes to earth with a Divine Mission. If we take time to see the things that open and awaken our hearts — we will get clues to our purpose.  I believe we have all come here to do one important thing. As Mother Teresa said, “We are not here to do great things, only small things with great love.”  When we learn to love one another and love the earth — peace will prevail.

Loving one another does not mean we condone poor behavior, only that we recognize that inside every individual is a beautiful spiritual being wanting to express. Everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have. Every day is an opportunity to either sharpen the tools we have, or replace them with new ones.

Dear Rev. Sandy,
Q:  Why does it feel, at times, that we are presented with more challenges than we can handle?

We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Many of us have forgotten that and live as if our physical existence is the truth and reality of our lives. If God is all there is, we must each be a unique and individual _expression of that essence. The reason we forget that truth is we have been gifted with the power of free will and choice.

Many of us have chosen to believe our physical reality is what is real. We forget that form follows thought and we have the power to choose new thoughts at any moment. If we enlarge our perspective to understand that something so much greater is happening in our lives and every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow, our lives will take on more meaning and peace. The Universe can only give us what we are willing and ready to take.

If you would like to ask Rev. Sandy a question, please contact us at the Center for Universal Truth, 27121 Calle Arroyo #2200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 or at . We look forward to hearing from you.

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