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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/08/18

How many times have you gone to a restaurant and had something that tasted so very good that you wondered what that burst of flavor was because you knew that you would like to create the meal at home?  And how many times have you attempted to recreate that flavor and found that something was a little bit off?  Maybe the secret was in the sauce? 

Just like food, the same thing goes for living “The Unity Way of Life.”  When I found Unity in 1986, I realized very quickly that something was very different in the experience I had there.  It was unlike any other spiritual experience I had had in any other setting, but I was still very unsure of what it was.  Being the student/teacher that I was, I began to dive right into Unity Classes and began to hear a whole new philosophy around living life.  To me it was like a breath of fresh air or as my grandmother would say, I took to it like a duck to water. 

Over the next several years I began to read everything I could get my hands on and take as many classes and workshops that I could find.  Those experiences assisted me in making basic Unity principles my own.  Now those basic Universal principles seem so much a part of my life, I sometimes forget that others are experiencing that same “burst of flavor,” but are unsure as to what that flavor is.

I hope you will join me on Sunday morning as we discuss The Unity Way of Life: The Secret’s in the Sauce.  Our own Praise and Worship Team will be providing special music.  And of course, after the service we will have a business meeting followed by our own version of “World Café” – a time of sharing among community members that I know you will find exhilarating.  Many of us went through a similar process on Wednesday evening and were delighted about the connections we made in class. 

See you on Sunday,Rev. Denise



Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/01/18

Have you ever contemplated how to grow hope in your life and the world?  Hope is a feeling of expectation and a desire for certain things to happen.  Actually there are some spiritual practices that coach us to not have expectations – so, how does hope or faith work? 

Many of us use the word Hope in a kind of flippant, non-committed way.  I hope that it doesn’t rain today.  I hope that she will go with me to the party.  I hope that this crisis will pass.  That type of hope is on some level hopeless because we are waiting for some force outside of ourselves to shift the present situation in our favor. 

I ask you to contemplate hope for the next few days.  Hope to me is that quiet whisper inside me that is saying “Yes” when it seems the whole world is saying “No.”  We live in such uncertain times today.  Many people are hungry, homeless or hurting in other ways.  I have hope that you will join Unity of Music City on Sunday morning in the discussion of hope.  Time can stand still and hope can rise to the top when each of us breathes into the sacred moment together and answers “What would we love?  What brings us Joy?  What creates more peace?” 

The amazing Professor Deb Moore will be speaking Sunday morning.  I know you will want to join her and others in your spiritual community as you say “Yes” to being the light of the world.  Together we can make a difference. 

Namaste’Rev. Denise