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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/19/2016

DDD

I invite you into a TBT moment:

On April 2nd, Unity of Music City
invited Nashville to “Choose Peace”.
We did that by offering an event
which included many different
expressions of peace.

We shared our land with
“Lovers and Dreamers” of peace.We planted a Peace Pole – anchoringthe vibration of Peace into our land.

We danced, we sang, we shared, we ate we talked to each other, we prayed,
we hugged, we met new people and
we learned new things about old friends.

All these expressions rose from a belief that choosing peace gives usthe ability to share peace.
We completed the day by creatingA human peace symbol,the physical culmination of  coming together in circle as
True Believers. 

 

Fast forward 7 weeks and we find that many of us are still living in that vibration of love, joy, and peace. We have carried that vibration into our respective lives, creating more peace in the lives of all that we touch.  From the perspective of the Law of Attraction, this vibration that is growing stronger among us is the only thing that can bring our world together as one. 

Sunday is our quarterly Multigenerational Service and I am looking forward to co-creating a vibrational peace vortex with our amazing youth group led by Stefanie Jakobs and Chel Rattray.  The youth will be sharing with you what this expression of peace has created within their lives. 

This will be a moment in time that you don’t want to miss.  Join us on Sunday morning ready to embrace the creative child within yourself.  “And he said:  Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:3 

I leave you with a quote from two of our teens:  “When we are all one – we’re a masterpiece!”   Cameron Rattray and Torin Liles

Peace is the Way,
Rev. D


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/12/2016

DDD

Mahatma Gandhi had a deep desire for peace, not only in his personal life, but in the entire world.  His focus was in the area of religion.  To him the peace walk was simple:  undertake a friendly study of other religions, seek the truth in all, and trust that the truth of one complements rather than competes with the truth of another.  WOW – what an amazing thought. It is a simple thought although the actuality of the process brings up fears of perceived separation.

If you have been aware of any news about our Tennessee Education System in the last few months, there has been a lot of energy around the adopted curriculum in Middle School, reading about the cultural aspects of different religions.  There seems to be a huge fear in the process of learning about those who might be different from us.

Over 2000 years ago, Jesus our Master Teacher was teaching about creating more love, joy and peace in the world during a time when there was great conflict about who was right and who was wrong. The stakes were pretty high; if you were perceived as wrong you could be thrown in jail or killed.

The politicians and religious leaders of the day were not necessarily happy with his teachings and many times attempted to back him into a corner with “Official Religious and Political Laws.”  Jesus had a great way of speaking to these questions and many times he used parables or stories speaking to the questioner’s subconscious or as well as to their logic and reason.

One such time Jesus was asked about all the commandments and laws that the Jewish Community was to follow.  He was specifically asked which the most important law to follow was.  He quickly said Love:  Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.  Easy enough you say?  And I say, as long as you like your neighbor.  Just who is your neighbor? Hence the simplicity of Jesus’ message.

I hope you will take the time out of your Sunday morning to join some of your neighbors at 10:

30 for coffee and tea in the Namaste’ Café, and finding out some of the truths they hold dear.  Then move into the Celebration Service for the message “Divine Simplicity: Just Who Is My Neighbor?”

Lifting Others Valuing Everyone creates the experience of peace in your life,”  Rev D

Peace is the Way,
Rev. D