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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 07/12/18

My journey into New Thought began a bit rocky.  I had literally been kicked out of a fundamentally Christian church for divorcing an abusive man (abuse was not one of the sanctioned reasons for ending a marriage).  When I left the childhood church I had grown up in, I felt lost.  I spent a few Sunday’s not going anywhere, but because I had gone to church every Sunday as long as I could remember, it felt odd.  So I began visiting other churches and other religions.  Some places only took one Sunday for me to acknowledge, “this is not for me”.  Other places I stepped in at least with one foot and peered into theology and beliefs – not really being able to find my niche.  I remember the day that my best friend called me and said, “There is this “Unity Church” that has been meeting at Hillsboro High School that is opening at a new location next Sunday; do you want to go with me?”  I was at best leery, but it was my best friend so I decided to go. 

I sat on the very back row with my friend and from the moment the minister (Jimmy Scott) began his meditation I began crying.  I knew that something about this place was different, I just wasn’t sure what it was.  I also knew that I had a lot of old beliefs to heal or get rid of before I could dive into the deep end of the pool with this Unity stuff.  That day happened many years ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday.   Do you remember when you found something that meant so much to you that you knew your life would never be the same? 

This Sunday I am excited to share another slant on Freedom – Unity Style.  Unity is not a dogma or even a theology.  We say we follow 5 principles.  Our founder Charles Fillmore had over 30 principles that when you become a Unity Minister you study and immerse yourself into.  And, what I will say is the 5 really encompass it all.  One  Divine  Thought, Pray/Mediate, Act.  That is really all it is – have one divine thought – pray it – meditate on it and act from it.  It will change your life in ways that you don’t even begin to understand in this moment. 

The Youth of Unity will join me on the stage along with some of their teachers and our own amazing Youth Minister Stefanie Hartman Jakobs.  You don’t want to miss this time to understand not only how to think differently, but how to feel differently and act differently with these basic Unity Teachings.  Our Youth will assist you in ‘Coming Alive with the 5’.  And if that is not enough to entice you – our special music this Sunday will be Suzie Wright and Nickie Conley and Jamie London. 

What an exciting time to be Alive and Stepping into our Abundance,
Rev. Denise 

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/28/18

A few years ago Judy and I began a small business called The High Vibration Zone.  This business houses my spiritual midwifery and mindfulness coaching, guest speaking and Judy Blackwelder Music.  The High Vibration Zone introduces people to the universal energy that we talk about in New Thought.  It also shares the ideas that if you want to live a purpose filled, passionate and prosperous life you must begin to think in terms of your personal energy frequency and vibration.  For Judy and I, we have found a new “Freedom” that comes from the choices we make each day around energy – whether we are giving it or receiving it.  Creating a personal balance is essential to the entire process. 

Over the last few years, light energy has been streaming onto and into the planet.  As the vibrations of the planet increase, humans, animals, plants etc. are beginning to experience new phenomena every day and attempting to incorporate those experiences into their very being.  Many talk about feeling energy rising and the affects it is having on their mind, body and spirit. Some of these experiences actually fit and seem to make things easier.  Some of the shifts seem to be the cause for struggle and more questions than answers.  I have known persons that instead of moving forward have attempted to go back to their old ways of living, only to find that those doors are closed.  

Remember the old adage: When one door closes another door opens.  It is really true.  AND, can I trust those new doors?  What if it doesn’t look like what I thought it would look like?  What’s a person to do?  I have actually been known to slam shut a door so that the new door would open.  I understand that sounds a bit radical, but sometimes situations require new solutions when it comes to energy balancing in your life. 

During the month of July, Unity of Music City will be focusing on FREEDOM.  At the same time our country begins grand celebrations for the 4th of July focusing on Freedom and Independence, I ask you – are you really free?  What is holding you back from living the life you are truly meant to live?  What if all of these shifts in energy are to assist you in ReMembering Who You Are?  The first of the lessons in this series of 5 is entitled Setting the Stage for Freedom.  Our own Nickie Conley will be sharing her amazing voice with us, along with Voices of Unity. 

 The First ReMembering:  You will know the truth and truth will set you free.  John 8:32 

But first . . . LOL . . . If you want to live your life in freedom you must look at the foundation that you have set for it.

Rev. Denise