Sunday Speaker – May 20, 2018
Doug Craig
“Inspiration or Desperation – the two modes of learning.”

On our journey whether we are conscious of it or not, any change or learning in our lives comes from being prompted by inspiration or desperation.

“Spirit” will always inspire us first if we are asking to learn and grow. If we choose to ignore inspiration then circumstances appear to get worse until we say “I’ve had enough”. We then act from desperation and make the required changes. There are situations that happen to us beyond our control. How we handle them -inspiration or desperation – determines the impact upon our being. We always have choice on how we respond to what is provided to us in the form of guidance or choice in how we respond to situations or circumstances, especially those outside of our control. Also, to be inspired we must provide a channel that is not obstructed, thus we are summoned to release all negativity within in ourselves before we act on it. In addition, to assist in our readiness to receive inspiration we can ask ourselves a question regarding what we continually seem to be creating in our life experience “If I don’t like what I am receiving then what look at what I am giving”.


Reverend Doug is currently an instructor in the School of Business at SAIT and teaches courses in financial and managerial accounting and computer spreadsheets. He has served in this capacity for 29 years, over 2 different terms. Rev Doug has been actively involved in the new thought movement for over 38 years. He has spoken in over 60 new thought churches in Canada and the United States.
Rev Doug was the founding minister of the Red Deer Centre for Spiritual Living and served as its pastor for 8 years. He is currently guest speaking in two churches on a regular basis. (Unity of Calgary & the Red Deer Centre for Spiritual Living). Doug’s extended ministry involves the various services he provides such as guest speaking, weddings, memorials, counselling & self-development classes. In addition he is a professional Santa Claus and does custom tour guiding in the Canadian Rockies

His personal motto is “If you change your attitude you change your experience.”

His primary message is, “Attitude + Choice = Consequence.” Reverend Doug is well known for his passion with respect to the learning and application of spiritual principles.