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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 01/28/2016


The city of Nashville experienced a Winter Wonderland last week – a forced time of slowing down the pace.  Many of us were literally unable to travel for a while.  In the space of slowing down, I have heard from persons other than myself that those things within that we have tried to ignore or forget about began to surface.  How interesting that Unity of Music City is in the middle of Winter Feast for the Soul and boy did the snow give us a feast!

Prayer and Meditation bring Transformation — and sometimes that means letting go.  That’s a quote some of you may have seen on my Facebook page.  The real reason why some of us haven’t created the lives we desire is that we don’t take the time to get still and quiet and allow spirit to do its most awesome work of transformation.  Are you willing?  Are you open? 

I’m getting ready to make a very bold statement.  If you are seeking peace in your life, it will never be fully within your grasp until you come face to face with your deepest desires.  Just breathe that in.  What thoughts are there?  What feelings surface?

This Sunday is multigenerational Sunday.  It is always a treat to share the stage with our youth.  Sunday the youth of UMC will be giving us a peek into what they have been studying about Peter Pan and the field of dreams.  Peter believed fully in the power of dreams.  No matter whether you have watched the original Peter Pan, Hook or seen the musical, there are many great truths to be gleamed if we as adults are willing to become a child once again. 

“So come with me where dreams are born, and time is never planned.  Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings forever, in Never Neverland.”  Peter Pan

Here’s to flying!  Are you ready? 

Peace is the way………. Rev. D✌🎵💕

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 01/21/2016


If you were in our service last Sunday, you heard the words “Spiritual Atmosphere.”  Those two words refer to what each of us “live and move and have our very being in.”   The atmosphere I am referring to is, “the pervading tone or mood of a person, place or situation.”  The word I use when talking to Judy is I want to go back to a certain place because it has a great “ambience” or “feel”.  And so how does that ambience, feel, or spiritual atmosphere actually happen?  It begins with the planting of dreams in the substance of spirit.


We plant our dreams through our thoughts, our words, and our emotions which become our spiritual atmosphere.  That atmosphere begins to become palpable.  People around us begin to feel it.  As they feel it they respond to it/us and that whole process then becomes our belief about how the world works.  The interesting thing about the process is we forget we created the belief within ourselves and we think the world is “doing it to us.”  When all we really need to do is change our beliefs – which will begin to change our world.


You may ask how does that happen.  Well as I continue to move through the world in my own spiritual atmosphere, that specific vibrational energy creates my perception of what I see, hear, feel and experience in my world.  That atmosphere may be peaceful or not, loving or not, joyful or not — It is the essence of substance (God – Holy Spirit) in which we move through the world.  It is the same substance or essence that our own Dan Speering referred to in an email to our leadership and finance team and a “vibrational field of dreams”.  And yes – everyone begins to feel it, whether it is individual, or a collective Spiritual Atmosphere such as we have created at Unity of Music City.


So if I am not really happy with my life or I have the intention to make some changes it only makes sense that I might want to spend time shifting my own “Spiritual Atmosphere?” Of course one great way to begin the process is spending time in Prayer and Meditation – which we are focusing on as a spiritual community.  Sometimes during Prayer and Meditation there are things that rise to the surface that seem to continue to want our attention.  Then we need a bit deeper spiritual “surgery” of sorts.


Sunday Morning, Rev. Donna Michael will be presenting, “Making Sense of Your Soul’s Journey.”  She will also be leading us in an afternoon workshop called Soul Mapping – understanding the many twists and turns our lives have taken.  “When you connect the dots (events) of the life you’ve lived, you can create the life you want”, Rev. Donna.  Don’t miss experiencing Donna, a nationally known speaker, teacher, song writer, and recording artist.  Rev. Donna Michael is an ordained minister for the Centers for Spiritual Living, a Certified Radical Forgiveness Coach, and the creator of Possibilities Program — Live Your Limitless Life!  Donna will also be sharing musical chants with us on Sunday during the lesson that will assist in shifting our spiritual atmosphere.


Peace is the Way,

Rev. D