11/17/2019 Practices of Thriving 10: The (super)Practice of Tithing
For those who are willing, the practice of tithing can be a very helpful practice. There's no requirement in Unity to tithe; we do teach that it is a powerful practice. Unity/Peace, Tucson is a tithing center, founded by tithers, and primarily supported by tithers. If tithing a full 10% seems too scary, start with something smaller and grow your practice. Thank you for listening- we know it's a challenge, because we've all been there!
11/10/2019 Practices of Thriving 9: Receiving and Allowing
It is not uncommon to worry and complain about lack in our lives even as we block our own good, and do not allow Good to express fully. We need to learn to allow ourselves to receive.
11/03/2019 Practices of Thriving 8: Generosity
As we relax into "enough-ness" we begin to understand that it is okay to share. We can safely help others without fearing harm to ourselves. And... it can be a challenge to navigate generosity when so much of the world is sending us the message that we must have all the latest "stuff".
10/27/2019 Practices of Thriving 7: Trust the Eternity of Life
Part of our ability to thrive and live the abundant life involves learning to manage fear. Much of our fear has its source in the fear of death. Yet- we are told that Life is eternal. In Truth, the sacred portion of us will never, and can never, die. The human body and everything of "this world" will be left behind at some point. It's important for us to live fully as well as to do and to say what we need to do and say before that time. VIsit www.theconversationproject.org for important resources.
10/20/2019 Practices of Thriving 6: Faith
When we couple our thinking and feeling natures, we bring together Imagination and Faith, which give shape and form to our beliefs. Be mindful of what it is you believe; our faculties (12 Powers) are neutral and will support the use we choose. Do you believe life is a wonderful adventure or a drudge merely to be survived? The faculty of Faith will support you either way.
10/13/2019 - Practices of Thriving 5 - Imagination
As we learn to live more abundantly, we begin to use our innate faculties, AKA Twelve Powers. Today, we engage our faculty of Imagination to give shape and form to our desires.
10/06/2019 - There's an Idea For That!
Licensed Unity Teacher Susan Smith shares the lesson today, reminding us that - no matter what! - there is ALWAYS a Divine Idea available which is absolutely perfect. Looking for outer "fixes" sometimes works, sometimes does not. Divine Ideas are always helpful
09/29/2019 Practices of Thriving 4- Living Life More Abundantly
Jesus, the master teacher we call our "Elder Brother" or "Wayshower", reportedly said that he had come that we might "live life more abundantly". That would seem to indicate that there is more - much more- to be had from living life than just merely surviving. Surely, his whole teaching mission revolved around the message that there is more to life than just the things we see with our eyes.
09/22/2019 Passion, Feeling and Mental Equivalents
Emmet Fox was one of the great metaphysics teachers of the early-mid 20th century. He wrote of creating "mental equivalents" of whatever we wished to see manifested in our lives. He also spoke to the fact that many folks affirm their good in a rote manner, which discussing their ill with a great deal of passion. Licensed Unity Teacher, Susan Smith, discusses the importance of passion and feeling as we work with Truth.
09/15/2019 Practices of Thriving 3: Cultivating Christ Consciousness
We continue building our willingness and awareness of our Divine Nature. Our ability to demonstrate abundance and prosperity in our lives requires us to really believe.