02/18/2018 Intention, Love, Lent
We continue our journey through Lent with a reminder of the importance of intention in our lives. What do we really desire? What do we really want? Are we willing to devote ourselves to cultivating the consciousness of Good which will help humanity?
02/11/2018 Love and Lent
This week, Ash Wednesday (which is the start of Lent) falls on Valentine's Day. As an intentional segment of our spiritual journey, Lent gives us a time to focus on releasing that which is no longer helpful, and also to integrate that which we most desire (love) into our lives. Seems like a good week to get started! Download your Unity booklet, Keeping a True Lent, here.
02/04/2018 - Love (church with Daniel Nahmod)
We have a tendency to think of love as purely an emotion - that emotion of really, really, really liking something a lot. Today, we expand our understanding a bit; it's not easy, and it's not always fun. But Love is one of our 12 Powers, one of our Divine abilities, and a tool we can use to more fully express the Christ.
01/28/18- Decluttering for Peace of Mind (Chaos to Peace, pt. 2)
Last week we talked about junk drawers and closets and such. This week, we're talking about our mental clutter. We need to keep our consciousness clear as well!
01/21/18 - From Chaos to Peace: Making it So
When things seem chaotic, there are basic practices which can help us to bring restore order. Divine Order is one of our innate faculties or abilities, one of our Twelve Powers, according to Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore. We cultivate practices to use as tools when they are most needed. Sometimes those tools require quite a bit of practices, other times, it can be as simple as cleaning out a junk drawer or overcrowded closet.
01/14/18- Being Peace in the Midst of ALL Matters
One of the most difficult lessons for us to learn is that we truly do have the choice to be at peace, no matter what. No matter how frightening, no matter how difficult, no matter how... anything... we can learn to remember to ground ourselves in Truth, and "be" the peace which is needed in the world. We can do this.
01/07/18 The Courage to Imagine- I Am Peace
It's a new year, and the world needs YOUR intentional consciousness! Imagination is one of our Twelve Powers, and it is the one that actually brings shape and form to our ideas and intentions. The creative power of our imagination is powerful, and it's important that we use it purposefully and productively.
12/31/17 - Gratitude, Release, Intention for the New Year
As we close out 2017, it's time to pause, consider where we are, and where we might like to be headed. At our service, we used a "cleansing bowl" to ritualize this process. If you're listening at home, you may want to use a shredder, or dig a hole, or even place a candle in a safe container and burn your "releases". We used 4x6 cards to write our intentional areas of willingness, and everyone took home a small picture frame so that we can place these intentions where we'll see them on a daily basis. Feel free to create your own ritual of release and intention. Oh- by the way- near the end, I mentioned the definition of patience as being from Unity's glossary, The Revealing Word. Actually, this is my paraphrase from Chas. Fillmore's book, Keep a True Lent. Just don't want anyone out there getting frustrated looking for the reference... Happy New Year!
12/24/17 A Christmas Story
12/24/17: It's Christmas Eve... there's a star, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, angels... all of the ingredients which make the ordinary events of our lives into miracles.
12/17/17 Advent: Love Yourself- Let Something Good Be Said
12/17/17: Love is our "harmonizing" power. Our lives align according to what we "love"- make sure you're being kind to yourself!