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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/07/15

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Sunday is Mother’s Day, and many of us, whether our mothers are alive or in the next dimension, have realized the wisdom of their words. The Reverends Becky Whitehead and Jamie Sanders join me on the stage as we talk about Past, Present and Future of our spiritual community and the Unity Movement.  We will add some words of wisdom from Mother Myrtle Fillmore. Many wish Myrtle had written more books so that we would have her words to guide us in our lives.  But when she was asked to write her memoirs she stated:  “I have never cared to interest folks in my individual life.  It makes no difference who I am or what I have done.  What is important is that I am doing what the Father has given me to do, according to my best light.”

What has “the Father” – Divine Mind – Holy Spirit – Universe or God given you to do?  What talents and gifts do you have to share with the world?  Are you willing to share them? Or are you hiding them so that you will not be asked to serve others?  Over the next two months we will be focusing on 7 steps towards being more authentic and transparent with your gifts so that the doors of heaven will open and shower you with a life that is “heaped up, pressed down, and shaken together and running over.” We are told that as we give, so shall we receive and this giving is not just about money – it is about our time and our talents.  We have been blessed with these amazing talents to share them with the planet.  Not to sit and wait until we are good enough or smart enough or old enough.

Sunday we begin by focusing on Re-Cognizing; who we are as a movement, as a spiritual community, and as individuals in a collective consciousness on a planet which is a part of a galaxy which is a part of a universe…..  Get the picture?   We will do just that by stepping into a sort of “Life review.”  I leave you with three Myrtle Fillmore quotes to ponder:

PAST:  “The past recedes from us if we do not embrace it and the light that the changing perspective throws upon it makes it a pleasing background for present activities.”

PRESENT:  “Keep your soul open to the shining light of Truth by denial of past or future claims upon you, for you live in the now.  Affirm the now as your only active eternity.

FUTURE:  “The future is what we make it.  But we are learning that we are developing God given faculties and powers, coming into consciousness of son-ship.  So, after all, the future is in God’s hands, and it will reveal in our life the state that Jesus called the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven.”   What are you dreaming or creating within your own Kingdom of Heaven?

Namaste’, Rev. Denise

 



Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 04/30/15

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Years ago our spiritual community had a leadership pledge that spoke of “inviting people into a greater experience of God.”  I have thought many times over the years as I travel home from a Sunday morning Celebration Service or a Wednesday evening meditation or class – “Did I invite the persons who attended into a greater experience?”  And many times I wonder what an invitation like that would actually be like. 

Over the next few weeks as we dive a bit deeper into “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza, we will be shifting our focus to the process of Meditation.  I will be inviting you into a process of meditation that is tried and true.  This process comes through the Buddhist tradition.  The Tibetan Buddhist Monks definition of meditation is first to “Know thyself,”  or to become the observer.  As you spend time observing, you then begin making the shift from the old you to a new expanded version of you.  Secondly we move from observation to cultivation.  Think of tending a garden and cultivating the soil.

One of the questions Dr. Joe asks his reader is, “What is a greater expression of myself that I would like to be?”  The answer to that question may allude you in this moment, and in a meditative state the answer could rise to the surface as we cultivate our inner state.  To Cultivate the Self means to literally cultivate your inner soil so that new ideas and thoughts might be able to seep in just as water can seep in and nourish the roots of plants.   As I allow space for new ideas, beliefs, emotions and actions – I am stepping into a great experience of God and creating An Experience of Authentic Transformation. 

Thanks to Rev. Jervais Phillips and Rev. Jimmie Scott, I am an avid meditator.  This one process has changed my life more than anything else I have ever done, whether it be therapy, massage, reiki, – yes the list goes on and on.  The process of meditation literally begins to change the brain waves in your mind.  Want to change your personal waves of the future?  Join us on Sunday morning as we begin our conversations around Meditation. 

Affirm with me:  I am open to expanding my beliefs, ideas and feelings.  I am open to a greater experience of God. 
 
Namasté
Rev D