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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/14/19

 

In the New Thought World there are lots of programs and workshops and conversations about “levels of consciousness” and how to transform yourself, or as we discussed in Wednesday evening class, “have that Road to Damascus Conversion Experience.”  So now the Million Dollar Question:  Have you ever wondered where you are in all of this and why it may be one of the most important questions you ask yourself? 

I ask that question, not in terms of it being a contest, or to say you’re better/worse than other people, but as a kind of inner GPS that simply tells you where you are.  The more I have studied myself, I realize that depending on the situation, who’s involved and how much it actually affects me, I can slide up and down the scale without even being aware – until I am.  As humans, we tend to have very distorted and biased perspectives, especially when it comes to ourselves.

It’s really easy to go on a yoga retreat and think you’ve transcended stress forever, or think you’re enlightened after reading a few spiritual books or attended “that” workshop.  This is why it’s crucial to have references that “tell it like it is”. 

During one of my recent cleaning out processes I came across notes from Ministerial School from a file I had labeled “A map of Consciousness.”   At first I giggled to myself, well there has been a map all the time and I just forgot about it.  But then when I actually sat down and looked at it I realized that the reason I sometimes don’t refer to this “map” is because I am asleep to the unfolding that is occurring within me – sometimes to the extent that I stop it because it is painful.

I hope you’ll join us this Sunday for, “Falling Asleep in a Field of Daisies,” closely attuned to the Poppy field where Dorothy fell asleep in the Wizard of Oz.  Maybe we don’t have a wicked witch that is casting spells on us – Maybe we have error thoughts that cast those same spells on us and it takes our close friends and our guides to assist us in raising up out of that fog. 

Special Music will be by our own Ryan Gill – and I promise you the songs he has chosen will be ones you do not want to miss. 

“Oh Great Light of the World Fill Up My Life”,

Rev. Denise

 


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/07/2019

 

Last week we watched as Dorothy met the Tin Man and we also became more aware of the fact that pairing the brain with the heart assists us in the forward movement of our lives.  As we move towards Sunday, November 10th, we become more and more focused on our “gut.” 

Our gut is directly engaged with the world.  Our gut also deals with instinct and intuition which leads us to the immediacy of the situation at hand.  As I have shared with many of you, when my gut speaks to me, I have learned that it is definitely time to listen.  If I disregard my gut, I have learned that I end up in a “world of hurt.” So, where does courage come in?

The Cowardly Lion tells us that if we only had the nerve we could take the next step even if we were afraid.  So, it is up to me to determine if I am afraid of my next step or if I am afraid of not taking the next step and having my gut flare up?  Maybe I’m supposed to go a different way?

A lot to think about?  Yes it is.  Learning to align our heads, our hearts and our guts is the beginning of living a life of peace, purpose and passion and leaning into the lives each of us desire to live.  Our own Praise and Worship Team will be sharing some music to help us remember that we need that “Circle of 5” or so persons to stand beside us as we journey down our path.   Dorothy had Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion . . . . . who are the supporters for your life?

“No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t shed a tear

Just as long as you stand by me.”

 

See you Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Rev. Denise