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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/22/17

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to be happy most of the time and some people seem to be sad most of the time?  When I was much younger, I fully believed that it was because of the situations they found themselves in, but as I have aged I have known people who lived very challenging lives and seemed to find a way to stay positive and happy.  I have also known people who have very blessed lives who seem to be sad, angry and upset most of the time. 

There is the verse in Nehemiah 8:10 that says “The Joy of the Lord is my strength.”  Is that the secret to life?  Is that all it takes to live a good life?  The statement was a suggestion from Nehemiah the prophet who was speaking to his people during a very challenging time for each of them.  He was telling the people to “Breath”.  “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared.  This day is holy to our Lord/Law.  Do not grieve for the Joy of the Lord/Law is your strength.” 

Nehemiah had the auspicious job of rebuilding the temple at a time when there was increasing stress among the people of Israel.  The walls of Jerusalem were broken down and he was asking the King of Judah for permission to rebuild the city.  Sounds pretty stressful, but through it all Nehemiah remembered that the vibration from which he and his people moved forward would have a bearing on the results that they each created – not only for each individual, but also for the collective.   

This Sunday Judy and I will be out of town putting some finishing touches on a few things in Savannah, TN around her mother’s home.  The awesome and inspiriting Sean O’Shea and his talented wife Laurie will be at Unity of Music City to bless you.  The title of Sean’s lesson is:  God’s Sense of Humor.  When I read his title I said to myself, “Wow – even the creator of the universe has a sense of humor”.  That’s awesome to remember. 

We all have things that could agitate us.  But what if we learned to find the humor in most every situation?  Would life become more joyous?  Sean O’Shea says:  “You Bet!”    I affirm you will join others in our spiritual community on Sunday as Sean points out some humorous situations – some even found in church!  I also know you will be blessed by the music of Laurie O’Shea.  I’ve heard that she will perform one of her original songs. 

I will catch each of you on the flip side. 

Namaste’
Rev. Denise



Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/15/17

How do you define “Success?” andhow you do begin to measure upto your own definition?

Success is usually defined as having achieved or accomplished an objective.  One of the most important key steps in achieving success is to know your personal definition of success. That can be a bit difficult until you quit comparing your life to the life of others. 

Next you must work the Universal Law of Success to achieve your goals.  I never realized that there was a Law of Success until I took several deep dives into the Law of Attraction.  The Law goes something like this:  Whatever I think I can do – I will do.  Whatever vibration I hold is what I will draw to myself.  That statement brings to mind the children’s story of The Little Engine That Could.  This specific story is used to teach young children about the value of optimism and hard work; two of the things that seem to bring success into our lives.   

When we catch the spirit of “I Can” we will have the key to a successful life.  The story of the Little Engine That Could shows us that even when we might know someone else could do what is ours to do with ease and grace  – when I begin to share my time, my talent and my treasures – I will be successful.  Another way of saying the same thing is: When I align my vibrational energy with the desires of my heart; success comes with more ease and grace than I thought. 

The inventor, Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  I affirm you will join us on Sunday morning as we continue this journey in the flow of Masculine Energy. 

Open up before God, keep nothing back.  He’ll do whatever needs to be done.  He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.  
                                                                                                       Psalm 37: 5-6

Namaste’Rev. Denise