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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/21/18

When I was attending the Unity Conference, we were reminded of a quote from the Color Purple written by Alice Walker, “One day when I was sitting quiet and feeling like a motherless child, which I was, it came to me: that feeling of being a part of everything, not separate at all, I knew that if I cut a tree my arm would bleed.”   What would it mean to me to widen my world to that extent?  Do I really know that I am a part of everything and everything is a part of me?  Why am I willing to see less than what is true? 

One of the other statements shared with us at the conference was that Unity needs to step up and be a part of a larger global stage.  The Seventh Invitation brings us all to that point:  Widen Your World.  This invitation calls each of us to see the earth and its inhabitants as one interdependent whole.  To serve and sustain that world means assessing the global impact of all our thoughts, words, emotions and actions.  Or as Dr. Judy Blackwelder taught all her band students for 39 years:  “Everything you do affects everybody else.”  The statement made such a profound impact on her band students that they created a plaque for her with the words.  It resides in our sun-room.  When I see it every morning as I go through that room to sit on the back deck and watch the world wake up my thoughts are these:  If the whole world is my partner then how will I show up today in that partnership? 

We have been taught through the study of Quantum Physics that every object in the Universe is composed of cosmic dust – the same cosmic dust.  What that means is a dog, a jet plane, a virus, myself and a glass of Merlot are each made from the remnants of the Big Bang.  But then there is another observation that Quantum Physics shows us:  two subatomic particles that once interacted will still respond to each other’s motions and vibrational energy eons later, even if they’ve traveled light-years apart.  As to why this happens, scientists are still attempting to explain past the belief that we all are part of the great Matrix or Web or Vibrational Energy of Life.  So that thought brings up a question:  Can I influence the course of events in this world with my thoughts, my words, my emotions, my prayers, my energy?

Join us this Sunday morning when we discuss at depth what it truly means to Widen Your World. At this specific time in history it is imperative that we heed the call to make a difference in our world.   Voices of Unity will be in the house and their two specific songs will invite us to not only embody this message but to take our message of hope and peace out beyond these walls. 

Rev. Denise

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/14/18

Have you ever thought, “My life would be much easier without some of these Relationships?”  It seems that when we review our day or week or year, it is relationships that seem to rise to the top of the conversation – “For better or for worse.” No matter if we are talking about partners, bosses, children, parents or friends, many times our lives would be less hectic without some of the relationship issues we seem to face.  

Edwene Gains says, “Life is a party – this is a party planet.”  Have you ever felt in the deep places of your soul, “Everyone else was invited and ready for this party and I think somehow I got thrown in the back door and now the door is closed and I can’t get out?”  How do I step into this divine dance of relationship, of loving and being loved without my deepest fears coming up? 

This Sunday’s lesson is ‘Love Like You’re Dancing’ . . . what if I have two left feet . . . then what?  How many times do I find myself in the Divine Dance of Relationship without the balance of giving and receiving? We have been told to love our neighbor as we love ourselves –  so what’s it all about Alfie?  There seems to be an ongoing dance of giving and receiving in all our relationships.  If we are not balanced in the flow, it starts with the loving God part . . . God being the essence of life.  Do you love your Life?  What if the only real thing that needs to change is that you need to become a better dance partner?

Join us Sunday for an experience and a conversation of The Divine Dance of Life. 

 “When you get the choice to sit it out or dance . . . I hope you dance.”

Rev. Denise