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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/01/19

Sometimes the only word that works is WOW! When I begin to think of all the experiences our Spiritual Community has walked through together, I can’t imagine anything more powerful than the time we spent last weekend with Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Paula Looking Horse, Grandmother Aggie and Nadeen.  They set the stage for this months theme:

 

ONE PEOPLE

ONE PURPOSE

ONE GOD

 

I know when I first glance at those 6 words, the first thing that comes to mind is, why didn’t I use the word Power instead of God?  I think my answer will become clearer as we walk through the next month together. 

Unity believes in God as a presence and a power that created the entire universe.  And as you may be aware of, many persons in our world believe God is a man, or some other being that has power over us.  Some people believe that your God might be different than my God, or should be called by a different name.  Maybe that is why our world has remained in separation for all these years.

Whether each of us realizes it or not, God is called by many different names in the Bible. That is because of the energy or focus of the moment and how God was being perceived at that time.  Some of the names are masculine in nature – some are feminine in nature.  Some of the names are more about an essence and some are more about a process or flow of energy. 

I hope that you will join us for this series of lessons on what it means to be One.  The thing that seems to divide us presently in this country and other areas on our globe is that we believe that our definition of God is right or our ways are the only way. Sometimes even Unitics believe that the spiritual path we are walking is the one everyone should walk.  What if  there truly are many paths up the mountain, and what if we are all going to reach the same peak?

The youth department will be assisting us in looking at what has happened in our world and how it may take the animal kingdom to pull us back together.  They will be sharing with us the story of Old Turtle.  Special Music will be the awesome team of Suzie and David Wright. 

Let’s each of us wake up to the realization that “We Are All One.”

Namaste’
Rev. Denise


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 04/25/19

This weekend’s events are pivotal for our spiritual community — a tipping point for the City of Nashville and Mother Earth as a whole.  It will be a moment that has been visioned, held in meditation, and spoken about with those who were able to hold the vision with us. 

I have overwhelming love and gratitude for the Gypsies, Musicians, Artists, Writers, Wanderers and Dreamers who have shared sacred space with me for the last 20+ years.  I am also thankful to the thinkers and planners and organizers who have made this journey a bit easier for us dreamers.  I cherish those who have held onto the dream even when many thought we might be a bit crazy to believe so firmly and to have the patience to allow the flow to happen.   The Time Is Now – And We Are The Ones. 

As Chief Arvol states “Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of mankind”.  I for one am grateful that I am here with each of you as we plant peace once again on the grounds of Unity of Music City.  I affirm you will be present for Nashville Chooses Peace – Saturday April 27th.  I also encourage each of you to make a point of attending our service on Sunday April 28th 11:00 a.m. when Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Paula Looking Horse and Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim will be sharing from their hearts, to ours, how our thoughts, words, emotions and actions can truly heal the hoop of the earth. 

Wakan Tankan – Great Mystery who guides us on our path.  Lead us to the way of peace.  Let us live together as brothers and sisters.  Teach us to seek the wonders of this life so we may love beyond our fears.  May we walk in balance with each passing glorious Sun.  

Rev. Denise