Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 08/18/2016


As a Spiritual Community, Unity of Music City has taken on the challenge this year of learning and experiencing what Choosing Peace is all about. In a world that appears at times to be so separate and even in conflict about many issues, we are finding that Living Peacefully and Compassionately not only affects each of us and the persons that we are in contact with, but that it is also affecting us as an entire community. 

We are in the middle of a three-week series of lessons entitled, Your Presence is Requested.  Last week in our Sunday Celebration Service we experienced several moments of Wonder.  In our Wednesday evening study group we took a walk together with the phrase “I wonder about.”  I encourage each of us to do just that at least once before Sunday

Morning.  Walk through your home, your neighborhood, your place of business, etc. with a wonder filled mind.  It seems we never resolve issues in our lives unless we are willing to suspend our viewpoint in favor of a genuine moment of wonder. 

This week we are focusing on Feeling the Spiritual Center.  You may automatically be asking yourself, is there a center point where spirit resides?  Eric Butterworth, a well-known Unity Minister who is no longer in the physical body wrote:  “God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”  I ask you to remember you Geometry or Math classes, and that for me is many years ago. 

A circle is a shape with all the points the same distance from the center.  The circumference is the distance around the circle.  Now the quote by Eric Butterworth stated that God, Spirit, Universal energy is a circle whose center is everywhere:  That means where ever I may be I am standing in the center of Universal Energy.  Actually Quantum Physics teaches the very same thing.  And the second part of that statement is that this circle is infinite because the circumference is nowhere. 

I just ask you to ponder this statement in preparation for Sunday service.  The obvious fact that brings to the surface for me is that every person, animal, plant, object etc. is in this very moment in the very center of Spirit.  Or there is not a spot where God is not.  I leave you with a quote from Psalm 139:7 “whither shall I go from thy spirit or whither shall I flee from thy presence?”  The writer of the psalm states that there is no place I can go that is away from God or the presence that created this amazing world we live in.  And that statement goes for every other person inhabiting this planet with us. 

When I choose to acknowledge the fact that each of us live in the spiritual center; I then can have the ability to connect with those persons or situations that I have labeled separate or different from myself…..creating more peace….more love…..more joy….and more compassion.    Isn’t it time to truly live from that center and begin to light up our world?  Join us on Sunday for another Experience of Authentic Transformation.  Sean O’Shea will be sharing special music.  See You Sunday!    (If you are in search of the grace prayer that we used in Sunday service – it is posted on my Facebook page.  I will have more in the bowl on Sunday for those who want a copy.        

Rev. D