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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 03/09/2017

Unity of Music City is Rediscovering Lent in a New Thought way.  The Second Sunday  of Lent focuses on Imagination which is one of Unity’s 12 Powers.  Imagination is located in the area of the third eye and when quickened by the Holy Spirit this Christ-like faculty allows us to image and form in our minds eye the desires and dreams of our hearts. 

The Imagination will carry out any idea or set of ideas that we as the lovers and dreamers set forth.  The question becomes twofold:

What am I seeing?

and

What am I seeking?

Sometimes we as humans are unaware of how our own imagination is working.  I’m going to share a statement with you to ponder a bit before Sunday:

“Worry is the darkroom where negatives develop.”

If we are willing to give up something for Lent, maybe our incessant need to worry would be a great idea.  What if we understood that the things we worry about are being fleshed out in our minds in such a way that we are imagining them right into manifestation? 

Do you think that if we understood that statement, we might choose to imagine what we wanted rather than what we worried about?

Sunday’s affirmation is “I see myself as God sees me.”  The living loving presence of God, the essence of the Christ sees each of us as powerful beyond measure.  We just don’t realize that personal power; and we have chosen to use it to the detriment of ourselves and others.  What would I love?  What if I let go of worry and knocked on heaven’s door?

P.S.:  Don’t forget to spring forth your clocks on Saturday  Night as we enter Daylight Savings Time.  

Namaste’
Rev. D


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 03/02/17

Unity of Music City is Rediscovering Lent together.  Whether you have been a participant in Lent before or this is your first time I invite you into the practice “Unity Style.”  New Thought believes that Lent is best practiced by letting go of negative thoughts and feelings, not necessarily things. (Although, sometimes I find those things may be standing in the way of realizing my true Christ nature.)

Lent is a season of retreat from “things of the world”, for two reasons:

  1. Cleansing of the mind
  2. Remembrance of Spirit

In this way we are preparing ourselves for Easter Sunday – a resurrection from the darkness of doubt, fear, and negativity to the light of faith and understanding of the One presence and One power. 

I hope you will join us on Sunday for a Lesson entitled The Altar.  We will be discussing how to prepare ourselves as the true “Altar of Spirit” – and that process involves “altering our minds.” We have a new face joining us for Special Music: Trace Jory.  Some of you have already met Trace, who attends our services regularly.  I know his songs will touch your heart and your mind as he assists us in shifting from the place of seeing ourselves as broken or less than – to seeing ourselves as the Temple of God – the Altar of the Divine.  We know that “It is not I, but the Christ within that does the work.” Galatians 2:20

.   All I have to do is be willing to create the altar/alter. 
 
Namaste’
Rev. D