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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/10/2016

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WOW.  What a week we have had.  And no matter what side of the election you might have been on, (of which there were more than two), I fully understand now why spirit led me to read, study and share this Toltec process of The Power of Belief.  (I love it when synchronicity looks me in the eye and I can say “I see you Holy Spirit – and I Believe.”)

We have already explored the first two steps which are Practicing Awareness and Giving Up the Need to be Right.  In exploration of our own beliefs and those of others we must become aware, which takes the process of curiosity. Am I willing to be curious about another’s belief and how does that willingness possibly change who I am as a person?  I also have to give up my need to be right if I am truly willing to listen to “the other.”  Am I willing to truly explore where my beliefs came from and why I hold them so tightly? 

But – and I mean  But – I think where many of us are right in this moment is possibly a place where we may need to do a bit of self-care.  I may be struggling to be fully aware or to give up anything right now.  When we are holding things close to the chest and attempting to process  –  We must learn to ‘Love Ourselves Without Limits’. 

The act of self-love is taking a pledge to treat yourself with compassion rather than criticism or kindness rather than self-loathing.  That would include not allowing myself to get on the “ain’t it awful train” and ride it to the end of the track.  Are we really Unity Truth Students – and do we really believe Thoughts in Mind Reproduce after Their Kind? 

In order to master this third step of ‘Loving Ourselves Without Limits’, there are few hurdles some of us must be ready to jump over.  I won’t sugar coat this…..it will be a bit of work.  Are you ready?  We will take a deeper look at each one on Sunday. 

Are YOU ready to……..

  • Accept the parts of yourself that you deem “unacceptable” or that you try to hide?              
  • Let go of love that is conditional – your own and others?
  • Embrace the act of forgiveness?
  • Banish the demon of perfection?
  • Be impeccable with yourself?

Let there be love, joy, and peace on earth and let it begin with me — not with Hillary Clinton, not with Donald Trump, not with Barack Obama, not with ______ (You fill in the blank).

Namaste’
Rev. D


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/03/2016

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Have you ever been so sure that you were right, that you gave up your ability to be peaceful?  The reason many of us are limited in our present day lives is because we are holding on to limiting beliefs.  And, I realize that now, you are asking, “why would someone do that?”  I think it is because it is very hard to let go of the conviction that you are right. 

We live in a world where we have been taught that it is imperative, (a life or death situation) that we be right.  Think about your growing up years.  You were probably trained that being right was a way to be accepted.  Being right was the way to get good grades and scholarships and praise. Being right was a way to avoid criticism.  Being right was a way to win. 

The reason we can’t let go of what we have come to believe (even if it is making us unhappy and sometimes even if we don’t believe it anymore) is because we have been champions of our points of view.  We have defended our thoughts and beliefs at every turn.  We actually have a deep seated need to be right because we have become Judge and Jury of anything that might be even a scooch different than our sacred internal beliefs.   (The Harvard Business Review stated recently in regards to shifting beliefs in business — “The work of deep-seated, sustainable change remains the hardest work there is.”) 

Have you ever heard someone complain that what they really wanted in their life is impossible?  If you begin to listen closely, they will present evidence, much like a lawyer in a courtroom, proving their point.  If you or anyone else should suggest another way of looking at the same issue you would hear, “Yes…….but.”  That very statement stops the process of evolving and taking in new information. 

What if Henry Ford had listened to the “Yes…..buts?”  What if the Wright Brothers…..what if……what if…..    I ask you between now and Sunday to think about what would happen if you were willing to suspend justification and evidence gathering for just a few hours?  I am about to share with you a big piece of truth…….breathe………….   

“Giving up the need to be right does not mean that what you are observing,
hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting, touching, smelling…. is not accurate. 

Giving up the need to be right only means I am giving up my interpretation because
that’s where the attachment begins.”  Rev. D

 

Join me at Unity of Music City on Sunday, November 6th  for Step 2 on the Path of Peace: Giving Up the Need To Be Right.  Joining us for Special Music is Michael Elley.  I know you will be not only blessed, but also be given much to think about and ponder.  

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  Neale Donald Walsch

Namaste’   Rev. D