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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 9/12/19

What are you aware of?  Last evening during The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz’s words reminded us that until we are ‘Aware’ in this ‘Now’ moment, we cannot change any of the old agreements we have made through the process of domestication.  Awareness is the process of perceiving in the moment, recognizing where I am in this now moment and understanding the steps necessary to change or move forward. 

Interestingly, today is Unity’s World Day of Prayer and the affirmation is,

I celebrate the vast possibilities for my life.

As we discussed Wednesday evening, how many times am I aware during my day that many times those vast possibilities come through the silence.  When will each of us remember, “I could pray instead of worry, pray instead of trying to figure out, pray instead of becoming upset, pray instead of taking this personally, pray instead of assuming?   

I hope you will join us this Sunday for a very inspiring service.  It will be Multigenerational in nature, because our Youth will be sharing skits with us that they created themselves about The 4 Agreements, then the Prayer Chaplains will share some statements about how prayer can shift first ourselves and then the world. 

Special Music will be our very own Voices of Unity with a few special surprises along the way. 

It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, oh Lord

Standing in the need of Prayer,

Rev. Denise

Denise’s Daring Daydreams 09/05/19

And the Assumption is?  Have you ever made an assumption about someone or something only to realize that you were way off? 

Making assumptions seems to be a part of everyday life.  Most of us do it without even noticing that we are doing it.  It is difficult at best to always be aware of how much our own beliefs influence and potentially distort the truth. 

Ask yourself these simple questions: 

  • When did I last find myself assuming?
  • What was I assuming and why?
  • Would the situation have been different if I hadn’t made the assumption?
  • What would I do differently next time?

I hope you will join us on Sunday Morning as we delve a bit deeper into the 3rd Agreement, the area of Assumptions.  I think we will all get to the place of acknowledging Awareness as the key.  Think of how much better our lives could be if we made a conscious effort to be more aware of our own thoughts and to make a conscious choice not to assume.  Maybe that would add to our feeling of freedom. 

The awesome Deborah Bishop will be joining us again this Sunday with Special music.  I leave you with a few of her words:

“I know where I belong. 

It’s where my heart beats strong. 

Where love, grace and faith they fill me. 

And it’s a Miracle – to finally Feel – Free.”

Rev. Denise