BELIEVE ~ PRAY ~ KNOW ~ HEAL
Teresa Bielenberg, RScP
Teresa is a Practitioner and Quality of Life Coach with more than 35 years of professional experience and expertise in the science of mind and spirit (intentional living), holistic healthcare and healing, and the process of transformational change. She works with a variety of people facing life and lifestyle challenges, and sincerely believes “We all have the ability to open our hearts and minds to the power of living on purpose – which will change and prosper our lives. We have the wisdom, the power and the capacity to re-create ourselves in every sense of the word. With the right combination of personal, spiritual, and process support we can intentionally lay the foundation for a better, happier, healthier life. We can live more fully and freely each day”.
Linda Villegas Bremer, RScP
IIn 1980, Linda took her first Science of Mind Class. Now she gratefully serves our community as a licensed practitioner. One of her joys is preparing the facilitation guides for our Sacred Circles. Having grown up in a Hispanic community in a border town at the southernmost tip of Texas, Linda is bilingual. This has helped her serve by teaching classes in Spanish on topics such as Leadership and Ethics for Centros Para La Vida Espiritual – Mexico. (Centers for Spiritual Living – Mexico) Linda feels that because of her Mexican heritage, she has been blessed with a great sense of mysticism. She also has degrees in chemistry and mathematics as well as a Master’s Degree in Financial Management. She has worked as a technology consultant, project manager, and a consultant in strategic planning. In her “spare time,” she really enjoys writing and has self-published a book entitled Soul Reflections.
Sandy has known, on some level, since she was a child that she had a special spiritual path to follow. Growing up as a Catholic, her first thought was becoming a nun, but as a teenager, she decided to explore many other religious traditions and ended up as a “born-again” Christian. Years later, becoming disillusioned with the Bible thumpers often associated with fundamental Christianity and having a failed marriage within the movement, she left it all behind. It was then that she discovered New Thought principles that made sense to her. She joined a local Center for Spiritual Living, jumped right into classes and became a licensed practitioner in the summer of 2016. During and after this time, she became Director for the local CSL before going out on her own as an Outreach Practitioner. Sandy currently lives in rural Idaho with her husband, where she is self-employed running several internet-based businesses. Her current projects consist of two practitioner-based businesses using all her skills: Spirituality for Entrepreneurs and Spiritual Tools for Hungry Souls.
Susan traveled a deep and winding path to God, beginning in her childhood living on a reservation. Her early lessons of seeing Spirit in nature and the experience of tribal traditions are still a strong influence on her today. She has studied archetypes with Caroline Myss, healing modalities at the Deepak Chopra Institute, and is an initiate of Peruvian shamanism. In Religious Science, Susan found “a faith that has faith in me.” She provides spiritual counseling as a practitioner at the Center and in private practice. She loves teaching Religious Science classes and writes spiritual articles for a local news publication. Susan’s passion is to serve as a divine channel to aid and empower others in the clearing of dysfunctional thought patterns, emotional wounds, traumas, and life obstructing beliefs. She bridges mind, body, and spiritual healing modalities as a counselor and alchemical hypnotherapist in her private practice.
Buffie Finkel, RScP
Buffie’s spiritual journey got jump-started in 1987 when she discovered Louise Hay’s little book “Heal Your Body.” The idea that our beliefs and feelings about ourselves and the world around us could send us messages through our bodies was novel, yet rang completely true to her. Buffie’s path continued slowly and gently, with marriages, children, divorces, and moves, but inevitably progressed up the growth spiral. In 2007, after years of recovery, therapy, and determined self-discovery, a friend introduced her to the Tacoma Science of Mind church, and she was delighted to find that here was an existing spiritual philosophy which reflected what she already knew to be true! Shortly after this, the Center for Spiritual Awakening of Olympia attracted her notice and she walked in the door, only to find several old friends already there! She has been an active member of this church, now called the Center for Spiritual Living Olympia, ever since. Buffie believes strongly in the power of community, as a place to grow and both get and give support. The flow of Spirit through the consciousness of committed people is uplifting and inspiring. Buffie finds great joy in the study of the Science of Mind, and all New Thought as well, and after several years of classes, heeded the call to become a Practitioner. Buffie loves to pray with people, knowing the Truth as Love and Wholeness.
Marlisa Johnson, RScP
Marlisa is a 3rd generation Washingtonian and has lived in the Olympia area for most of her life. She has one son and one grandson, of whom she is immensely proud. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and her rescue dog Khloe, as well as working in her yard and doing yoga.
Marlisa considers herself to be a newbie to Science of Mind. In 2013 she found herself searching for something more in her life. That search led her to Center for Spiritual Living – Olympia. She often says she came for the meditation, but she knows it was so much more than that. It was the Spiritual, not Religious connection she was searching for. Once she entered those doors, she knew she was home. The people, the music, the message and most of all the teachings of Ernest Holmes opened her up to so much more than what she thought she was looking for. Marlisa started taking classes right away and became a Licensed Practitioner in July 2019. Being a Practitioner has enhanced her ability to see God in everyone and everything. These are beliefs she now knows she always had, but now absolutely knows. These principles are true and she tries to live from that spiritual place each and every day. Life is meant to be lived, loved and cherished in our human form for the short amount of time we are here on this earth.
John Mulhall, RScP
John has been involved in the metaphysical field seemingly his whole life and has studied and taught meditation and other metaphysical classes since 1973. Being a Practitioner enhances his own desire to take the time to recognize his connection with God/First Cause and to be ‘at cause’ in his own life and less ‘at effect’ in daily life, while allowing him to share this same recognition with others in their own lives. It is one of the great pleasures of his life to see people open up to more of who they truly are. He subscribed to ‘Science of Mind’ magazine for many years and eventually sought out a Science of Mind church. Taking the Foundations classes whetted his appetite for the personal-ness of this Spiritual practice, and he continued classes and became a certified Religious Science Practitioner in July 2003. He was received into CSL-Olympia as a Practitioner February 6, 2011. John is a Master Mason and Past Master of his Lodge; active member of the Tacoma Valley Scottish Rite where he is a 33rd Degree Mason and Knight Commander Court of Honor. A retired Firefighter and Navy Master Chief, he is the Training Officer at Capital City Rifle and Pistol Club, where he trains Range Safety Officers and teaches classes.
Alex Perlman, RScP
We welcome Alex to our Practitioner Team. His picture and bio are forthcoming.