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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/09/2017

Last week we began 30 days of Thankfulness.  During our Celebration Service we added Gratitude Graffiti to our walls in the Sanctuary.  We were also reminded of several ways to shift our consciousness through practices of Gratitude and Thanksgiving.  So the question that I am burning to ask is, “How is it going?”  “Have you begun to become more and more aware that, “The more I am thankful, the more I have to be thankful for?” 

Our journey continues.  This Sunday our focus is “Each Breath leads me to a place of Gratitude and Love.”  One of the things I became very aware of during my training in Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn is that my breath is the one thing I have readily available to me in reminding me of my peace, my love, and my joy.  It’s not that I haven’t carried stones and crystals in my pockets and my purse or worn them as jewelry; but what has become acutely obvious over the years is that I can always breathe.  The second thing that was a bigger “aha” was when Brenda Julian Williams taught many of us the Reset Breath.  The entire concept still blows me away and as I teach that practice to others they are deeply grateful for its effectiveness in “turning things around quickly.” 

In the very beginning of the Christian Scriptures we are told that “God breathed into us the breath of life and we became living souls.”  What exactly does that statement mean to you?  When was the last time that you noticed the sound and feel of your own breath?  Breath is the inner life flow that pulses through our entire being.  As we balance our breathing through long and steady inhales and exhales, we begin to be more and more aware of the inspiration or the whispers of Holy Spirit.  The inspiration of the Holy Spirit is the silent but passionate movement of God within our being.  This very breathe of God becomes manifest as emotions, thoughts, words, and actions that move in and through each of us and pushes our individual creations out into our world.  In that way, breathing is a symbol of inspired living.  When Jesus the Master Teacher breathed on his disciples he stated, “Receive ye the Holy Spirit.”  John 20:22

Are you open to receive?  If so, or even if you are just a little curious, join us on Sunday as we begin #force4good Part 2.  We have the amazing Gregory Fisher who will weave his vocal magic into our worship experience. 

Love is in the Air –  Breathe Deeply
Rev. Denise

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/02/2017

It is that time of year when we begin to move towards Thanksgiving.  During Thanksgiving we think about those things we have to be grateful for.  The gratitude process is a major step in the direction of developing an Attitude of Gratitude.  Having an Attitude of Gratitude means making the expression of thankfulness a habit. 

Whether or not this attitude comes naturally, paying attention to the positives in your life will train your mind to see more of them.  The more I am thankful, the more I have to be thankful for.  Esther and Jerry Hicks share a game to play called, The Rampage of Appreciation.  This game can be played anywhere at any time by directing positive thoughts to your mind.  Begin by seeing an object or person that you find pleasing.  Feel thankful.  Once you have harmonized with the vibration of gratitude, look in a different direction and find a new object or person.  Continue this process until everywhere you look you see something you are thankful for.   

The vibration of gratitude is the most powerful connection between the physical and non-physical you.  The more you find something to appreciate the better it feels.  The better it feels, the more you want to play the game.  The more you play the game the more you find things to appreciate and the circle continues.  The Law of Attraction assists with positive thoughts with very little time and effort.  As you harmonize with this positive vibration you will enter the state of allowing positive things to begin flowing to you with ease and grace. The better it gets – the better it gets! 

Join us this Sunday morning as we begin the discussion of how being thankful can assist us in being a #force4good.  The amazing Sherrie Phillips will be in the house.  See you Sunday.  “The more I am thankful, the more I have to be thankful for.” 

Namaste’Rev. Denise