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Denise’s Daring Daydreams 02/22/18

It was Lao Tzu who said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”  Although the journey we are on may feel like a thousand miles, whether we are tall or short, young or old, rich or poor, the journey of a lifetime is only 18 inches.    

Unity of Music City has been focusing on the journey from our head to our heart  for the month of February and have found the journey to be a bit deceptive.  Depending on our families, religions, communities, or what happens as we live our lives, the journey can take a day, a month, a year or a lifetime.  This journey is a shift from “logical thinking” to the intuitive wisdom of the heart.  Sometimes when we think we have the journey complete, another situation wakes us up to the possibility that I still have miles to go.   

The old ways of thinking are no longer enough to meet the needs of our transforming world.  Based on “The New Normal,” it’s time for an evolutionary Quantum Leap in consciousness.  Sunday we will discuss one of the most profound shifts possible:  The shift from living our lives based on the way our minds see the world –  “Seeing is Believing,” to living our lives based on the way our heart with our mind senses the world – “Believing is Seeing.” 

When we move from just our heads to the marriage of our heads andhearts we are equipped to better embrace and respond to whatever comes.  Then, and only then, do we become the Heart of Humanity. 

Using our Journey as a Wake Up Call,Rev. Denise

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 02/08/18

What an amazing time to be alive – not because we don’t have any conflict or “issues” to deal with.  It is just the opposite – I am given the opportunity every day to walk my talk, to prove that my faith and these Unity Principles work.  Some of you may know that I spend part of my waking hours, when I am not being a Unity Minister, as a Spiritual Midwife and Mindfulness Coach, and some of the people I serve are attempting to have a family and are struggling getting pregnant.  Last evening I was using a therapeutic process called, Cognitive Restructuring.  It is a fancy name to say, “Thoughts in mind reproduce after their kind and you get to choose.” 

The people I work with are not necessarily ‘New Thought,’ although last evening I had 4 of the 8 people in the group that had extensive experience in visualization, yoga and meditation.  When they left the group, they had all shifted some thoughts and were actually experiencing some relief in their stress levels and for the most part had smiles on their faces.  I share this with you to say, this stuff we call ‘Unity’ really works – when you work it.  So, this Sunday is the Second Sunday in February.  For the entire month of January we began by taking a look at the first 4 Unity Principles:  One Divine Thought Pray/Meditate…..   Now it is February and it is time for some Action.  It is time to put the love thing into action.

Last Sunday we focused on the Oneness of all creation and our connection with the One Presence and One Power. Ask yourself, “When am I experiencing the Presence?  Am I willing to spend more time in the silence?” This Sunday we will be focusing on our Spark of Divinity and how that Spark can assist us as we maneuver through the high traffic volume of our lives.  I hope everyone reading this email will choose to join us as we begin to understand two very important things:  The Living Loving Spirit of God can lift us higher, up over the traffic jams in our lives to our destination of love, joy and peace.  And secondly, when each and everyone of us join hands and get on the Love Train the trip will become smooth and much more fun because we can share our love and give each other support. 

Our own Pat UpChurch will be sharing special music with the help of Unity in  Harmony – our own Praise and Worship Team.  My how we are blessed to have such talent right in our own community! 

“Your love, lifting me higher – Than I’ve ever been lifted before”