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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 07/13/2017

The World Stage seems to be filled with displays of conflict and negativity.  And even as I am writing these words I know and affirm that Spirit is working it out.   ‘They’ may have meant it for evil but we know in ‘New Thought’ that God means it for good.  This realization leads us to our focus – Let Me Be A  #force4good in this world – each day I’ll give my best.    

How can I partner or co-create with Spirit in a way that brings healing and wholeness to the many issues I see in my world?  Is it possible when I find myself in the middle of some “Via Negativa,” to remember to shine my light; to remember my oneness; to just remember? 

The only way to remember is to give space between the incident or situation and my response: surrender to the moment, the situation, the feelings, and turn it over to a presence and a power that is greater.  Many of us attempt to live our lives focused on our intellect or our understanding of psychology, religion, politics, economics – you fill in the blank.  Without a sense of the expanse that is Creation Spirituality, my world becomes too small.  When my world is too small, so is my soul, causing me to pull my energy in to protect myself.   

The choice to pull in my energy means I miss the moment of surrender.  The act of surrender connects me to the power that literally pulls me up out of the dark pit I may find myself in.  Pulling my energy in limits my perspective.  Surrendering means that I am able to touch the energy that flows in and through everything and everyone.  In that moment I begin to remember.  In that moment I also notice my light shining in the middle of the darkness making clear a way where there had been no way.     

Join us on Sunday morning as we continue our discussion of Creation Spirituality.  Our Special Music will be our own Suzie and David Wright.                                                      

“Let me be a source of constant love, bringing hope and happiness.” 

Rev. Denise



Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 07/06/2017

Can you believe it is already July and we are moving into the 3rdquarter of 2017?  Unity of Music City began our year with a focus on “Being a #force4good.”  The path we have taken has been one of Subtle Activism, the alignment within ourselves with Compassion for All Creation.  Secondly we focused on taking steps of Compassionate Action. 

Our community has helped out in many ways within our Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory areas, and beyond.  Some of those ways have included:  Second Harvest Food Bank, Soles4Souls, Pennington Elementary Volunteers, and just recently our involvement in Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary.  Now is the time and we are the people to take the next bold steps. 

During our third quarter we will focus on what Social Engagement really looks like and how we, as individuals, make decisions around service. Social Engagement is defined as one’s degree of participation in the community or in society.  There are many opportunities for service, the challenge is finding the one that fits for you and your life style.  

Social Engagement is moving beyond merely giving money or placing a can of food in a box for someone to take to a Second Harvest Food Bank.  Don’t get me wrong, those actions are awesome ways to serve the families and organizations that we are serving.  But, if you begin to talk to the people who have taken the time to go to tutor or read to students, or work for a couple of hours on a Saturday at the Dodson Chapel Food Bank; that action is a very different level of involvement and creates a much different affect within the lives of all involved.   

Martin Luther King, Jr. stated:

 “What the world needs today is a higher love that is
spontaneous and overflowing.I’m speaking of Agape Love,the love of God at work
through each human heart.”

 

I believe that continues to be what our world needs in 2017.  I affirm you will find the time to join us this Sunday as we begin our focus on Social Engagement and what it truly means to express and receive Agape Love.  Join me in holding the vision for our planet – moving from Mass Consciousness to the Consciousness of Love.  Our Special Music Guest this Sunday is Deborah Bishop, a recording artist, singer, songwriter and performer.  We look forward to her own special flavor added to our Sunday Celebration.

Remember for the month of July – no matter what may be going on in the outer  world – Spirit is Working It Out!

Namaste’
Rev. Denise