By Revs. Sandy and Kirk Moore

Revs. Sandy and Kirk Moore are the co-founders of the Center for Universal Truth in San Juan Capistrano. They established this New Thought spiritual community to bring individuals of various religious and spiritual faiths together so that their lives could be empowered by applying practical principals. This column has been developed to allow people the opportunity to seek additional answers about spiritual insights. If you would like to ask them a question, please send it to the Center for Universal Truth,
27121 Calle Arroyo Suite 2200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, or visit You can also call (949) 481-4040.

Q: I recently watched the film “The Secret” and have been visualizing and affirming my desires. However, I have not yet received the results I was hoping to attain. What am I not doing in trying to achieve the results I want?
Mission Viejo, CA

A: “The Secret” is a wonderful introduction to the power of the mind and applying visualization as a tool for creating those results we desire in our lives. There are some additional components that really create the impact of our results. While visualization and positive affirmation are definitely key ingredients in this process, there is also a deep knowing or truth in our beliefs that has a great impact to the degree at which we receive results.
In other words, we can continually visualize and affirm what we want, but if we have any doubt or hidden belief that maybe we can’t achieve what we want, that will diminish our ability to manifest our desire. It is helpful if we can first check our consciousness or old thought patterns, then work on clearing that old belief and fill ourselves with faith and trust in the out-picturing of the end result. Our mind is a powerful tool in creating that experience in life we all desire.

Q: There appear to be so many challenges in the world at this time. How does one person begin to make a difference without being overwhelmed?
Lake Forest, CA

A: When people ask me that question, I often refer to a quote I once read:
Jane Goodall, the renowned primatologist, was talking to a woman who said she wanted to do something to change the world, but the problems were too huge to tackle. Jane told her, “Just find your piece of it.”
I believe we each have unique and inherent gifts we are born with, our Divine purpose. When we take the time to uncover these gifts, we will know what piece of the world is ours to embrace and “be the solution.”  It is so true that we can each make a difference whether it be in a large arena or a small one. There is always some impact we have in our world.

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