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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 02/11/2016


The first time I tried to read the Course in Miracles was in 1990.  I was attending Unity Nashville, (then First Church Unity) and I decided to join the Sunday morning class.  Of course I quickly bought the book and began reading.  One of the passages I remember reading was about Love.  The passage began with the following words:  “Thought is the Cause experience is Effect.  If you don’t like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of thinking.  Love in your mind produces love in your life.  Fear in your mind produces fear in your life.”

The good thing was I actually already believed those words.  I had experienced some extremely negative things in the late 80’s that had led me to an awesome therapist.  She told me about a book – Happiness is a Choice and I very soon had become a believer in the power of my choices in feelings.  Of course, I did not always find my new choices easy to make.  I remember saying, what about those times that I just found myself in the middle of an unpleasant situation?  (That was long before I really could grasp how I created those experiences for myself).   But – I quickly learned and practiced tools that assisted me in making different choices that led me back to a place of peace.  I felt really good about my progress until one day in class we began discussing the difference between what is real and what is an illusion.  I read the following words found in CIM……

  • Love is real.  (It’s an eternal creation and nothing can destroy it.)
  • Anything that isn’t love is an illusion.
  • Remember this and you’ll be at peace.

Today I fast forward 20+ years realizing that I do have an easier time knowing that I know that I know.   Love is what I am.  Love is who we are.  There is only love.   But so many times during my life I “wake up” and find myself in a situation experiencing anything but love. You see we go to sleep around the truth of our being and create just the opposite.  The opposite of love is fear…. Anger….blame….. etc. etc., and when I am experiencing those emotions – boy, do they seem real!  But the part that seems to keep drawing me back is “Remember this and you’ll be at peace.”  The older I get the more I know in a very deep place inside I desire peace – not just for me but for everyone I meet – and the more times than not – I have learned to choose peace – even when there is a place inside me that is screaming, “This sucks – and it is not peaceful – and I want to tell everyone about it!”

Join us on Sunday morning as I collaborate with Voices of Unity for “Love is the Answer because there is really only Love….. so living loving spirit……….can you just “Wrap Me in Your Arms of Love and Hold Me There Forever?”

Peace is the Way,
Rev. D

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 02/04/2016


Sound has been used in many cultures as a tool for healing.  This healing may come through mantras or melodies or using certain instruments such as singing bowls, flutes, or didgeridoos.  In actuality by using rhythm and sound frequency we begin to entrain our brainwaves.  Then it becomes possible to shift our normal beta state (waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxation consciousness).  You ask what the merit to doing that is — more love, joy and peace.  Is there anyone out there that wouldn’t sign up for more peace or love or joy in their life?

Last evening the participants in Winter Feast for the Soul meditated to “World Sound Meditation (Gaia’s Song)” by Tom Kenyon.  All of the persons in the circle had deep experiences of transformation.  Many if you may have seen the viewing of the movie The Songof the New Earth, created as a song of love and healing for our earth.  This movie was released in 2014 and some of you saw the release in our Sanctuary.  You may remember the music performed by Tom.  Watching the movie and opening to the sound experiences created brief “altered states of consciousness,” which many persons took with them for days and weeks afterward.  (I will speak to our Prayer Chaplains and Healing Arts Ministry about creating another viewing of the movie in our Sanctuary for those interested.)

This Sunday we have an experience with a different Denise; Denise DeSimone – an Author, Speaker, Singer, and Minister who wrote the book From Stage IV to Center Stage.  Yes she took herself from Stage IV Cancer to Healing and then out into the world to talk about it.  Denise will speak to us during our Celebration Service and then offer a Sound Healing Workshop after service called “The Sound of Your Dreams”.  Whether you have had a diagnosed disease or you just would like to “tweak” your health and wellness; this would be an experience you don’t want to miss.

Those who chose to come to the workshop will experience:

  • A Guided Meditation
  • Chakra Clearing and Balance
  • The Wheel of Life Visual
  • Your Name as a Mantra

“Your dream is calling your name.”  Denise DeSimone    Oh – I know – this is Super Bowl Sunday!  You will be home long before Kick– Off time!

Peace is the Way,

Rev. D