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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/07/18

“A dream is a wish your heart makes . . .”  was a song that was part of the Walt Disney movie, Cinderella.  It had many of the same sentiments of “When you wish upon a star . . .” from the movie Pinocchio.  How is it that in the 1940’s and 50’s there was emphasis placed on dreaming and 60+ years later, we as a society, place much more emphasis on reality and “figuring it all out?”  What would it be like to tell your boss or the people you are serving on a board with, “I’m going to go home and dream a bit about all this and get back to you?”   But wait . . . what about the spread sheets, the budget, the . . . you know what I mean.  Even when the movie, The Secret, came out many people embraced it and many people pushed back on it saying it was all about wealth and getting what you want.   What I can tell you about the movie and the law of attraction is that it was basically about “the dream”  which can be used for individuals or groups.  We could even lean into a dream of making the world a better place or possibly Unity of Music City becoming the #force4good we have dreamed about. But the main idea of the dream is that you loose control of your own ego thoughts and allow something greater than you to take over. 

 

As a noun the word dream means a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.  If I believe that dreaming only happens during sleep then it makes sense that I would not necessarily take them seriously or even remember all of my dreams.   Another definition of the word dream as a noun is a cherished aspiration ambition or ideal. When I begin to think about dream in that way, it is understandable that the desires of my hearts, my goals, and intentions are in some way dreams.  The question I would ask is, do you realize that the desires of your heart, your personal intentions are coming from your higher self – something greater than your ego mind? 

 

The interesting thing about the word dream is that it can also be used as a verb.  “I dreamed about the situation last evening” could still happen in my sleep, but what about “I dreamed about my deepest desires?”  What about visioning or contemplating the possibility of doing something brand new?  What about leaning into the desires of my heart and visioning or dreaming the infinite possibilities of the universe? What about dreaming about stepping into your own abundance?

 

This Sunday, June 10th we will be doing some Dreaming at Unity of Music City.  Our lesson topic is the 5th Invitation which is “Be Awakened by the Dream.”  Have you ever had a dream that was so very real that it woke you up?  I’m not talking about a dream at night.  I’m talking about a dream that was from that deep place of desire within yourself and the desire or the dream woke you up to who you really are.  The amazing Julie Rust will be with us supporting our lesson with songs about believing and dreaming. 

 

Calling all dreamers,

Rev. Denise



Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/31/18

I don’t know about you, but for many years of my life I was waiting for the moment when “the good part started.”  When was I going to be ready to step into my greatness that somehow people kept telling me was there?  When was I going to seize the day or the opportunity to live the dreams and desires I had always had floating around in my mind?  I went through many workshops and training programs and was told that I had to live my life On Purpose; I had to set Intentions; I had to Live Deliberately.  I still have all the certifications and I can tell you people come to see me to learn how to do these techniques which I teach – companies and organizations want to have the techniques I use to assist their employees or board members to create a better organization.  And, even in saying all of that, the statement that rings truer to my mind at this time in my life is – are you ready?  

 

If I want to have a great life – I must live like I am dying.

 

Unity of Music City is on its 4th Invitation from the Universe.  The first three were from the mother and they were Feel Everything, Question Everything and Resist Nothing.  June’s Invitations come from the Father and are a bit more action oriented.  The first one is rather bold and really is the precursor for the rest of the month:  How would I live my life differently in this moment if I knew that I was dying?

 

I spent 2 years as a Volunteer Chaplain for the Alive Hospice Facility located on Patterson Street.   I can share with you that I learned more about living life from the guests there than I ever learned in a seminar, workshop or even in Ministerial School.  What I heard over and over from the guests (we called them guests instead of patients) as long as they could communicate with me was, don’t hold back on your dreams no matter what anyone tries to tell you about working hard and earning a living.  Those things that you have always wanted to do – go do them now.  Spend time with your family and loved ones – tell people you love them.  Don’t waste time on arguments or trivial matters.  In the end all that truly matters is that you have loved.  A song by Carrie Underwood comes to mind:  “Sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand, and what you’ve been out there searching for is right there in your hands. When you figure out that love is all that matters after all, it sure makes everything else seem so small.” 

 

I invite you to join us on Sunday morning – whether in person or on the YouTube Channel.  Our special music will be by our own Ryan Gill and Dr. Judy Blackwelder. You don’t want to miss this transformative moment of Awareness Presence and Intention –  Live Like You’re Dying.

 

Namaste’

Rev. Denise