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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 10/14/2016

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Have you ever felt your heart break?  I know I have, and the thing that makes it harder to heal is our personal attachment to the way we think things are supposed to be. In effect, the structure or image we have built in our mind begins to collapse.   Eventually we move on, but not before we set in place a belief that keeps us safe in the future. 

What is interesting to me are the emotions that occur during the time we feel our heart is breaking, they are real. Emotions never lie.  Yes, we feel hurt or angry or jealous; but it is what happens after the emotions that causes us the greatest pain.  It is the story we create after the fact that many times adds a lifetime of pain and confusion.  That story has a lot of generalizations and “awfulizing” statements that seem to make the situation much worse.  I am talking about statements such as:  “I will never again!”, or “all so and so’s can’t be trusted!”….…..etc. etc.

Join us on Sunday morning when we will be discussing Faith and the Broken Heart.  Do you have the faith that is able to withstand the test of time?  Do you have the faith that is able to make it through the heart breaks of life?  Are you able to create lemonade from lemons or are you sitting around complaining that you didn’t want the lemons in the first place or that you always get lemons…..  You know the drill. 

The awesome and inspiring John McAndrew will be with us this Sunday singing two great songs that will assist us in processing this topic.  I hope to see you all either in the Namaste’ Café at 10:30 where Eric Santagada is adding his awesome tunes and energy or at 11:00 in the sanctuary to Celebrate All We Are Becoming Today.

Namaste’
Rev. D  


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 10/06/16

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The synchronicity of my life is still amazes me.  The chapter that Lunch Bunch was discussing on Wednesday was “How Little We Know.”  One of the quotes from that chapter was, “Some of our deepest convictions are based on faulty foundations.”  When I first read those words my mind began to ask, “How do we create those foundations?”  That question led me to our topic for Sunday
– The Island of What You Know. 

I know that sounds like a strange lesson topic, but play with me for a moment.  The island of what you know is the result of what you’ve agreed to believe.  It is the foundation you’ve laid for the building of your life experiences.  It is the container of what you have chosen to put your faith in.

The definition of an island is isolated land surrounded by water.  When we create this “island of belief” that is specifically ours it may seem awesome in the beginning but eventually we start creating a system whereby we begin voting people off the island that do not agree. 

As we continue to isolate ourselves more and more with our separation beliefs, we find that certain persons are not even allowed close.  We add obstacles that keep those with different ideas away from our island.  The sharks just might eat them before we have a chance to get a glimpse of who they really are.

I hope you choose to join us on Sunday  as we continue our walk with Beliefs and how they affect our world.  What you are experiencing right now in this very moment is the culmination of everything you have agreed to believe. Learn to change what you believe.  It changes the story of your life from one of separation to a beautiful dream of inclusion.

“He drew a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.  But love and I had the wit to win.  We drew a circle and took him in.”                                       Edwin Markham     

 
Namaste’
Rev. D