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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 08/23/18

Unity of Music City has been focusing for the entire month of August on the theme “You Can Heal Your Life.”  We’ve practiced the Reset Breath; we’ve looked at Our Willingness to Change; we’ve discussed our beliefs in what we deserve, what we are willing to accept into our lives and now comes one of the big frogs:  “Critical Thoughts and Pesky Emotions.”

Unity’s third principle is:  Thoughts in mind reproduce after their kind.  Do I really understand what that Universal Principle means?  It means that if I think a thought (or feel an emotion because all thoughts contain emotional charge) that thought will reproduce like bunnies.  Literally hundreds of experiences to confirm my thought – over and over.  It is as if the Universe is saying – “Well O.K.  If that is really what you want, here it is.” 

When I actually began to understand the magnitude of that principle is when I did work on some of my core beliefs and the thoughts that led me to believe those thoughts.  When we tell ourselves something over and over, when we allow others to tell us things over and over, we begin to believe them.  When we continue to step into relationships that confirm for us we are not good enough, when we continue to work in environments where we never get it right, when we are in situations where there is constant competition to be “better than someone else,” it can cause wear and tear on our very souls.  Been there, done that, and it makes you physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually sick.   

I hope you choose to join us this Sunday morning as we unravel some of those thoughts using the affirmation:  I Am One With The One.  We will be joined by the inspiring Laurie O’Shea who will share with us music that  supports us to Heal our thoughts, heal our emotions and continue on the path to Freedom. 

Breathing Out.  Breathing In.

     Every Breath Is Love.

Rev. Denise

Denise’s Daring Daydreams 08/16/18

Do you believe you deserve to have the desires of your heart?  If you don’t believe it, you won’t allow yourself to have it.  Circumstances beyond your control will arise keeping you from your good and it will seem that something “out there” is keeping you from your good, when the real issue is that you believe that you do not deserve it.  That is the vibrational energy you are putting out into the universe. 

So we begin with the statement, “I approve of myself.”  Say that statement 3 or 4 times a day and I promise you, everything unlike that will come up such as, “How can I approve of myself, “I’m fat!”  How can I approve of myself, “I can’t even pay my bills.”  How can I approve of myself, “I’m not worthy/good enough.”  The list goes on.  Even reading this and considering doing the exercise can bring up stuff like, “this is silly,”  or “how can I approve of myself when I’m having to sit and do this 3 or 4 times a day?”  “How can I approve of myself when my own mother thinks there is something wrong with me?” 

Are you aware that part of self-acceptance and feeling that you are deserving is releasing other people’s opinions.  As I have shared with many children I’ve counseled, “If I told you over and over every day, “You are a purple pig,” would you believe it?  No you would laugh at me or get annoyed with me and think I was crazy.  I can’t begin to know who I am until I learn to love and approve of myself just the way I am. 

If I want to believe I deserve the desires of my heart I have to begin to think thoughts that make me happy.  I have to begin to do things that make me feel good.  I have to be with people who make me feel good.  I have to eat things that make my body feel good.  I have to go at a pace that makes me feel comfortable.  Think about seeds you plant that grow into tomato plants.  The seed doesn’t look like a tomato plant and it sure wouldn’t taste like one.  There seems no way that this tiny dried seed is going to produce a tomato plant, but you plant the seed in fertile soil and keep it watered every day.

When the tiny shoot comes up, you don’t stomp it and say, “That’s not a tomato plant,”  Rather you look at it and say – “here it comes.”  “Very soon I will have many juicy tomatoes.”  It is exactly the same with creating the experience of loving yourself.  The seed is the affirmation “I approve of myself, or I love myself.”  You say it 3 or 4 times a day and very soon, you actually begin saying, “here it comes.”  I’m beginning to love me!”

Join us on Sunday morning.  Rev. Deborah Bishop will bless us with special music as we affirm: 

                             I am worthy, I am deserving.  I allow this to be. 

Rev. Denise