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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 04/30/15

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Years ago our spiritual community had a leadership pledge that spoke of “inviting people into a greater experience of God.”  I have thought many times over the years as I travel home from a Sunday morning Celebration Service or a Wednesday evening meditation or class – “Did I invite the persons who attended into a greater experience?”  And many times I wonder what an invitation like that would actually be like. 

Over the next few weeks as we dive a bit deeper into “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza, we will be shifting our focus to the process of Meditation.  I will be inviting you into a process of meditation that is tried and true.  This process comes through the Buddhist tradition.  The Tibetan Buddhist Monks definition of meditation is first to “Know thyself,”  or to become the observer.  As you spend time observing, you then begin making the shift from the old you to a new expanded version of you.  Secondly we move from observation to cultivation.  Think of tending a garden and cultivating the soil.

One of the questions Dr. Joe asks his reader is, “What is a greater expression of myself that I would like to be?”  The answer to that question may allude you in this moment, and in a meditative state the answer could rise to the surface as we cultivate our inner state.  To Cultivate the Self means to literally cultivate your inner soil so that new ideas and thoughts might be able to seep in just as water can seep in and nourish the roots of plants.   As I allow space for new ideas, beliefs, emotions and actions – I am stepping into a great experience of God and creating An Experience of Authentic Transformation. 

Thanks to Rev. Jervais Phillips and Rev. Jimmie Scott, I am an avid meditator.  This one process has changed my life more than anything else I have ever done, whether it be therapy, massage, reiki, – yes the list goes on and on.  The process of meditation literally begins to change the brain waves in your mind.  Want to change your personal waves of the future?  Join us on Sunday morning as we begin our conversations around Meditation. 

Affirm with me:  I am open to expanding my beliefs, ideas and feelings.  I am open to a greater experience of God. 
 
Namasté
Rev D


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 04/23/15

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Are you a Survivor or a Creator?  Do you carry the energy of a survivor or a creator; and what does that really mean to you in your life?  Have you ever watched an interview on TV with some business person or celebrity; or read a biography of an accomplished person and wondered “Wow, how did this particular person go from such miserable beginning to becoming such a successful, influential and happy person?”  As I sit and write this email the names, Oprah, Nelson Mandela, Howard Schultz, the Starbucks founder all come to mind.  Each of these individuals started their lives in poverty and became some of the most revered or wealthy individuals on the planet.  Yes – they may have survived lots of things AND at some point they began viewing themselves as Creators, or Manifests. 

A person who stays in the energy of a survivor is always tethered to the experience of surviving.  They always seem to be looking at the circumstances of their lives and attempting to “figure out what to do next.”  They are letting the circumstances or the conditions of life run them and their decisions. Quite interestingly they find themselves over and over again in circumstances or situations to try and solve or figure out.  A Manifest or Creator on the other hand will “come at life” in a very different way.  Their decisions and dreams are about how they are going to do to make life more fulfilling and happy.  They are living from ideas like:  “I’m living in a house by the ocean and as I open my windows I smell the salty air.  I have relationships with people who not only support my dreams but pull my vibrations up higher by inspiring me to move beyond.  I own my own business and assist others to live the life of their dreams which gives me all the time and money I want or desire to travel and experience places and people that I dream of meeting.” 04-26-15

I know that some of you are saying that is a great “DREAM” but what about the reality of the situation?  Some of us are saying…..I’m proud that I have survived all that I have survived and I am very happy with where I am right now thank you! I’m experiencing a Rampage of Appreciation.  I hear you!  And all of that may be true – – AND – – down in the recesses of your being is a place where you and Holy Spirit meet up — Your Sacred Sanctuary.  That place is where the angels and higher beings and ascended Masters connect with you and call you to grow and become and be all that you can be!  Sometimes in the interest of “staying happy – and appreciating – and being grateful for” we forget that we are here to expand and grow and learn and become more and more.  It is the human experience.  And it is just as easy to create positive and loving experiences as it is negative and unloving experiences.  The creative process works all the time for everyone in every circumstance.  We just have to remember:  Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world!   Or maybe we can remember EXCUSE ME!  I interrupt this broadcast! 

Join me on Sunday when I promise, I will step on some toes…..  This lesson is not just about us individually; it is about us collectively as a Spiritual Community.  What are we creating together…or are we in the Survival mode?  Do we live from week to week…..praying dear God….help us have enough to pay our bills and be what we want to be……AMEN.  Or…..are we dreaming bigger dreams?    Did I peak your interest in any way.  Maybe your personal life vibrates in the same place.  AND…..wouldn’t it be nice to move beyond the Survival Mode?  Wouldn’t it be great to put your attention on creating the next adventure or experience instead of placing your attention on how you will pay bills or survive one more week?  

Remember the Law of Attraction?  Yeah!  It works all the time, every day for every one of us.  AND . . You see I am a child of God and I deserve to have everything I want!     WHAT DO YOU WANT?  SURVIVAL    or    CREATION?       See you Sunday!  I will be joined by Suzie and Dave for some awesome special music.    We are going to stir some Energy!      

Love ya more!     Rev. D