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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

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 08/09/18

I continue to be amazed at the insistence of some to focus on the 10 Commandments.  It’s not that I don’t see the merit in them but the biggest issue is that Jesus the Christ stated “I did not come to “abolish” the law (or the Abrahamic Traditions), but to “fulfill” the law.”  As we begin to take a deeper look at the gospels, the language used and the translation, the word “fulfill” could be translated as “complete.”  Jesus spoke about assisting his disciples and others how to completely step into living and moving and acting within the law. 

When I received the word that this year’s World Day of Prayer would be focusing on being a healing presence, I realized that we were at a great place in consciousness to focus on healing and wholeness as a spiritual community.  We began that journey this last week.  I hope that you were able to be in the presence of Brenda Julian Williams either Sunday during our celebration service or Wednesday evening as she spoke to the development and use of the Reset Breath.  And now the fun begins!

Jesus the Master Teacher shared a prose poem in eight verses which we call the Beatitudes.  These verses are complete within themselves and constitute what it means to live Practical Christianity in the world today.  Unfortunately many take the verses literally and miss the deeper meanings that lead to “completion of the law.” 

The words in this poem are very similar to the Eight-fold Path of Buddhism or the Oriental mode of approach to philosophical teachings.   Jesus realized that if one’s mental and emotional states were in alignment with spirit, everything else in their life would be right also.  He even said, “God is spirit.”  If we want to heal our lives we must align with the essence of this spirit of love that Jesus was speaking about.  Then and only then will healing and wholeness manifest.  As within – so without. 

I encourage you to walk this journey with us.  Each Sunday we will be taking a deeper look at a Beatitude and each Wednesday evening we will take the Beatitude deeper using the works of Louise Hay – You Can Heal Your Life.  Each Wednesday evening the Prayer Chaplain Program and the Healing Arts Program will have persons there ready to assist our energy shifts as we wander through the wilderness within. 

Sunday our lesson topic is I AM Willing To Change.  I affirm that each of you will be ready to take the deep dive into this material of healing and wholeness.  We have a new Special Music Guest:  Becky Duffield.  I know she will bless us with her amazing talents. 

Get Ready My Soul – I’m Diving In,Rev. Denise