04/14/2019: Basic Practices 9: Willingness_Palm Sunday
We look at the metaphysics of the Easter story, through the lens of willingness to take the steps which lead us forward to our own transformation
04/07/2019: Basic Practices 8: Living Truth
Many of us are (in Unity minister Eric Butterworth's words) 'over-read and under-done". In other words, its easier to know about Truth than to actually live the Truth we know. At some point, we have to put feet on our prayers.
03/31/2019: Basic Practices #7: Faith
For some, faith is easy and natural. For others, not so much. Some of us thought "faith" is something you either have or you don't, but - since it's one of our Twelve Powers, we all have it, and it can be used in helpful or not-so-helpful ways.
03/24/2019 Basic Practices #6: Thoughts Are Things
Sometimes, when things seem the most chaotic, we want to wonder who or what to blame. Surely something "out there" much be at the root of our unease and uncertainty. The real answer is usually much closer- we need to look at our own thoughts and beliefs
03/17/2019 Basic Practices 5: Affirmations and Denials
Probably the most-used and well-known New Thought/ Unity practices are affirmations and denials, which help us to train our minds to think more productively. Denials help us to release old, erroneous beliefs which do not serve us, and affirmations help us to integrate Truth (which is ALREADY True) into our thought processes. No matter how long you've been studying New Thought or how much you think you are ready for the "more advanced" teachings, denials and affirmations are always helpful, and can help kickstart shifts in thought (which helps facilitate shifts in behavior).
03/03/2019: Basic Practices 4- Zeal
Zeal is one of our inherant abilities in life: the ability to be enthusiastic. Enthusiasm motivates us and helps us to more readily activate our other abilities, which helps us live more optimally in the world. As with all of our abilities, enthusiasm can also go astry if used from our sense consciousness. Licensed Teacher Susan Smith presents today's lesson.
02/24/2019 Practice #3 - Spiritual Community (New Members)
Spiritual Community is where we learn to live together authentically. We learn to assume the best of one another, and grant one another grace to try what may be a very new way of being in the world. Today is also the day we affirm our leadership council and welcome new members into our community.
02/17/2019- Thoughts, Words, I AM (with Teri Wilder)
Our words and our thoughts are important. The things we say have an effect, on us and on others. The way we talk about ourselves is especially important. Today we have a guest, singer-songwriter Teri Wilder, who supports the message with her music. Thank you, Teri.
02/10/2019 Basic Practices: Affirmative Prayer
Our fourth Unity principle is that prayer and meditation are the tools we use to train our minds and most optimally align our thoughts and feelings with Truth. Hint...affirmative prayer is probably not the type of prayer you grew up with.
02/03/2019: OOMPA- ACTION!
We've come to the 5th principle (note: #4, Prayer and Meditation, was not recorded due to technical difficulties. Check out the new series, Basic Practices, on 02/10/2019 for a lesson on Affirmative Prayer) O= One Power, One Presence O= Original Good M= Mind Action P= Prayer and Meditation A= ACTION!