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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 12/22/16

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When I stepped into new thought, one of the first expressions I began hearing was:

 As above so below; as within so without.By Hermes Trismegistos

So you say, who is Hermes and what did he know?  Well Hermes was an ancient writer who took the form of the Egyptian God of Wisdom and Magic, Thoth.  Hermes wrote a series of sacred texts which are the basis of Hermeticism; an ancient philosophical and magical tradition that affords people who follow the practices a profoundly deep spiritual transformation.

Some of the beliefs of Hermeticism are very similar to my own Unity beliefs: 

  • All humanity is divine.
  • Spiritual Growth is achieved through Mind/Body/Spirit Connection
  • The Universe we live is in Alive and Expanding
  • Become Curious to Expand with the Universe.
  • Human Beings can access and affect the world in which they live through meditation, ritual, thoughts and emotions; and    other magical practices. 

Hermes created a very catchy saying, but it took me quite a while to really understand those 8 words and to give them space to work in my life.  Let’s take a peek at the meaning of Hermes words:

As above (as in your mind)so below (so in your body and life.)As within (as in your consciousness)so without (so your outer experience)

 

What this teaching really says is that the Universe and your surroundings rearrange themselves to bring you what you believe an to reflect your existing reality within your consciousness. 

So why do “bad” things happen?  And do I really have that kind of ‘control’ or ‘Influence’ over my entire existence?  I know those questions are questions that the prayer chaplains and the healers in our spiritual community wrestle with daily.  The Archbishop Desmond Tutu states:  “We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested.” 

I hope you will join us at Unity of Music City for:

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHTING SERVICE  7:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATION OF JOY 11:00 a.m.

We will be realigning ourselves with the vibration of Joy, knowing that Joy is the last ingredient in the package of messages we are taking to the world.  We are the Hope of the World and we share that hope through Messages of Peace; Messages of Love and Messages of Joy. 

May the peace, love, and joy of this season grow in your heart.    
Rev. D



Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 12/15/16

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A Physician once said, “The best medicine for humans is love.”  Someone asked, “What if it doesn’t work?  He smiled and said….. Increase the dose.”

We came into these bodies as love with a natural tendency to be love.  So what happened? 

We were taught to focus outside ourselves. We were taught to look at the world and beginto see the differences instead of the“Connecting link of Oneness.” 

Looking at the definition of the word “medicine,” two images rise to the surface. 

  1. The science or practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, or
  2. A compound or preparation used for treatment of prevention of disease. 

Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life, talks about the word disease as “Dis – Ease” (Not experiencing ease and grace in your life).  This same definition is used by new thought practitioners and healers who are continuously aligning with wellness and choosing not to empower health issues by focusing on a particular ailment or diagnosis (knowing that dis – ease is not only physical but more of a Dis – Connection to Vibration of Love and Oneness)

During Advent, the world focuses on Love.  Do we really know the power that is love?  Unity’s founding father, Charles Fillmore states:

Love is the connecting link that binds together the whole human family. 

 

Unity of Music City has an old vision statement that I believe is still a big part of who we are and what people feel when they are with us:

“Remembering our oneness with all creationwe awaken the world to infinite possibilities.”

Join us on Sunday as we answer three important questions: 

  • What is love?
  • How do I create more love within myself?
  • How can I share that love with others?

Want to see, hear, feel, and experience more love in your life and in the world?

 Increase the dose!

 Namaste’Rev. D