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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 04/16/15

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Before Eckhart Tolle wrote A New Earth he put some writing into our world called The Power of Now.  One of the great quotes from that writing is, “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”   So here comes the 35,000 foot question, asked by Ryan Gill on Wednesday evening.  How do we dream our dreams and create our future lives and remain in the present moment?  That one question prompted one of the best discussions we have had thus far during our Wednesday evening class, “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.”   The only way to ever get to your dream is to live each moment in the present.  And I know – some of you are saying that is so confusing.   

Let me see if I can give a bit of clarity and we will attempt to give more on Sunday morning.  As I dream and vision the life I would love to live, I then begin to trust Holy Spirit to assist me in bridging the gap between today andtomorrow; tomorrow and next week; next week and next month; etc.  The only way I can move along with the flow of Spirit is by being in the present moment.  In each of our lives there are goals set.  The difference in living a quantum life is the trust factor. I match my personal vibration to my dream and then I trust Spirit to do the rest.  Do I trust Holy Spirit to bring it to me in such a way that I will be surprised?  And am I going to be wide awake enough to see each step along the way?  And am I open to the change that each step will bring? 

In A New Earth, Eckhart states, “Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”   So my question for you is this, as you create the vision for your life – are you willing to trust Holy Spirit to lead you?  If you work with the present moment and not against it, believing that you chose this exact moment as a stepping stone toward your next right and perfect experience – you just may begin to experience how life begins to work with you and for you – not against you.  Remember our Purple Bracelets?  Do you still have yours?  I believe there are still some in the work room to be purchased if you need a reminder……  “Spirit is working it out.”    

Namaste’  Rev. Denise



Denise’s Daring Daydreams – 11/21/2013

What are you thankful for?  On Saturday, Dr. B shared with us her A – Z process of gratitude.  Every morning, on her way to work, she goes through the alphabet thinking of people, situations and things that she is grateful for.  So last Saturday, during our Surprise Abundance Leadership Workshop, we spent some time making three different lists.  I encourage you to try this and see how it begins to shift your own personal energy.

1.  List names of people (A – Z) that you are thankful for.

2.  List things (A – Z) that you are thankful for.

3.  List things (A – Z) that have to do with your job that you are thankful for.

You will become amazed at the people’s faces, objects and situations that begin to flood your mind.  Some of them may even be things you have not thought about in years.  Gratitude is a spiritual practice that seems to shift our attitude’s about our own lives.  When I am able to sit in the quiet for a few moments and allow these types of thoughts flow, my whole vibration starts to shift.

I have such fond memories from my childhood around Thanksgiving.  I think it may be because it was such a very different holiday – one that did not involve gifts or spending lots of money.  What it did mean was that my family would come together and enjoy each other’s company.  As my parents have aged, I find that I look forward to those times when we can just come together and share a meal and talk and share how our week has been.

What seems soo glorious to me is that we have that same thing as a spiritual community.  Those of you who were a part of our service last Sunday morning had to have felt it.  If you haven’t been to visit us in a while, you must come see.  We have our sanctuary set up with many tables and chairs, along with a few rows for those who want to sit in that way also.  Before our service began, I sat back in the sound booth and just observed the chatter and the energy and the sharing that was taking place at tables where people were sharing coffee and a sweet roll and just enjoying each other’s company.  There was truly a sense of love and family in the room.

If you have been looking for that type of spiritual community – as my friend Rev John McLean says, “Do your soul a favor,” join us for our 11:00 service.  This Sunday is homecoming.  The entire service is one of praise, thanksgiving, songs, sharing and great great joy.  I for one can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be.  The music will transform you just through listening, tapping your feet, clapping your hands or standing and singing along.  And of course our Thanksgiving feast will happen right after our service.

If that is not enough to turn your head, listen to this.  We will have John McAndrew, Mama’s Gotta Sing, Voices of Unity, and our own great Praise and Worship Team performing awesome music after lunch.  You definitely will feel the gratitude and then blessings just by showing up and being there.  I hope to see you on Sunday.   Love Rev. D.