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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 02-09-17

Can we reinvent the future?  The great Henry Ford stated, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t so a thing, you’re right”.  Sounds like he believed thoughts in mind reproduce after their kind. 

I know, I know . . .  many of us are spending our time pointing fingers and cursing the darkness; blaming others for what we perceive to be wrong with the world.  If you go back and read the Dalai Lama’s statement, he very clearly says, we must become the counterforce of the force that created what is if we want to create something new. 

I hope you realize he did not say push against what is or complain about what is. He did say become a new energy or a new force.  We do that by paying attention to our own consciousness and by adding those things that will assist in creating and possibly releasing things that stand in our way. 

I am excited about Sunday morning.  The amazing and inspiring Sherrie Phillips will be back with us as we look at the next 7 Words that we will be adding to our minds and hearts during our 64 Days of Nonviolence:  Healing, Dreaming, Faith, Contemplation, Groundedness, Faith, and Humility.  I hope to see you on Sunday as we meld our energies together to “Reinvent the Future”.  


Rev. D

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 02-02-2017

What an interesting time it is to be alive.  Yesterday the Lunch Bunch was reading a portion from, A Force for Good by Daniel Goleman, in regards to “Minding Our Emotions.”  We had a very lively and deep conversation about how to be “in the world” and “not of it.”  How do we as humans allow our feelings but not allow them to “have us?”

Over the last week based on the events in our world, many of us have experienced emotions that have been new for us or possibly emotions that were stronger than usual.  One person on Wednesday stated that her feelings were actually heavy and hard to wade or move beyond. As a spiritual community we have experienced together over the last two weeks, Sunday services that have given us tools to not only ground us, but to tune up after the experience of those emotions.  We are also offering Winter Feast for the Soul that assists us to just “Be Still and Know,” and to look at the beliefs that are running our lives.    

If any of these “emotional” experiences seem to ring true for you, I hope you will join us on Sunday as we discuss:  The World Calls Us to Courage.  The Courage I am talking about is a choice to choose Love over Fear. Just say that in this moment and see how it marinates within your being:   I choose love over fear.   

This choice seems easy enough until I get in the middle of a situation . . .”Danger Will Rogers!” Depending on the magnitude of the situation and my belief in its outcome, it is easy for me to jump on the fear train, add a dash anger and disgust along with persons who will support that vibration, and ride for several miles until I am sad and depressed about the outcome.  Then I begin to point fingers at the situation and those who I have drawn to me as the problem – when it was me who made the choice to jump on the train in the beginning. 

I hope you noticed that this is a proverbial train – not real – just in our mind.  We do this emotional stirring within ourselves, and very soon, do not know what is real and what is imagined.  Intrigued?  I hope so. 

Sunday we will be looking at another possibility – one that calls us to be courage – one that calls us to love.  And remember that love has to begin with ourselves first. 

Our soul knows that we came into this life with a plan, a calling, and a purpose.  Love is the vibrational energy that created us and love is the energy that is calling to us now.  The question is: Are we willing to make the courageous choice of Love over Fear? 

I am excited to announce that the amazing Vic Sorrell will be assisting us on our journey . . . “Love is here for you…..will you be here for love?”

Chose Love and be a #force4good.    
Rev. D.