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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 10/06/16

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The synchronicity of my life is still amazes me.  The chapter that Lunch Bunch was discussing on Wednesday was “How Little We Know.”  One of the quotes from that chapter was, “Some of our deepest convictions are based on faulty foundations.”  When I first read those words my mind began to ask, “How do we create those foundations?”  That question led me to our topic for Sunday
– The Island of What You Know. 

I know that sounds like a strange lesson topic, but play with me for a moment.  The island of what you know is the result of what you’ve agreed to believe.  It is the foundation you’ve laid for the building of your life experiences.  It is the container of what you have chosen to put your faith in.

The definition of an island is isolated land surrounded by water.  When we create this “island of belief” that is specifically ours it may seem awesome in the beginning but eventually we start creating a system whereby we begin voting people off the island that do not agree. 

As we continue to isolate ourselves more and more with our separation beliefs, we find that certain persons are not even allowed close.  We add obstacles that keep those with different ideas away from our island.  The sharks just might eat them before we have a chance to get a glimpse of who they really are.

I hope you choose to join us on Sunday  as we continue our walk with Beliefs and how they affect our world.  What you are experiencing right now in this very moment is the culmination of everything you have agreed to believe. Learn to change what you believe.  It changes the story of your life from one of separation to a beautiful dream of inclusion.

“He drew a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.  But love and I had the wit to win.  We drew a circle and took him in.”                                       Edwin Markham     

 
Namaste’
Rev. D   


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 09/29/16

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If you want to change your life —  Right now – in this moment – there is nothing more powerful than changing what you believe.  What we believe creates our personal reality.  Some of those beliefs are actually unseen agreements we made long ago. 

Our beliefs impact every thought, every word, and every feeling.   Those same beliefs impact the actions we make that shape our world.  In fact, we interpret everything we see, hear, and feel through the filter of our beliefs.  Those very same filters even seem to alter the things we perceive. 

Last evening there was a group of persons who met at Unity of Music City to have conversations beyond the Debrief of the Real Talks.  One of the discussions we had that actually lasted almost one hour and a half was in regards to the conversations and experiences each of us had growing up around race and separation from others. 

I can’t speak for anyone else who was there, but what became very obvious to me as I sat and listened to others talking and sharing their experiences and their feelings were the fact that the beliefs of their family or their friends did make an impact on them.  Sometimes the impact was positive and sometimes negative.  Eventually each person had to decide whether to hold onto a belief or not.

The other fact I came away with was that everyone in the circle has transformed or moved beyond many beliefs from their family or friends. 

Over the next two months, Unity of Music City will be focusing on beliefs and a process we can use to change the beliefs that are limiting to our lives. There is no way for us to change unless we begin to have an understanding of how we create our own unique perception of the world through what we believe.

Join us this Sunday for The Fabric of Belief.  You don’t want to miss the singer, songwriter, performer — ‘Rique’ who will be adding his amazing voice and presence to our morning. 

“Limiting beliefs result in drama and sadness.  Positive beliefs support a life filled with happiness and possibilities.”   Don Miguel Ruiz

Namaste’
Rev. D