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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/04/15


I spent this morning having a wonderful surprise adventure.  Judy is very good at knowing just what I need after a long month of May in a school counseling office closing down files for the year.  And of course this year, I was having to prepare notes for another person who would be opening the files for the next school year.

Judy had made us both an appointment at Serenity Salt Cave in Nolensville, TN.  This facility has a Himalayan Salt Cave Room created by Dr. Smiechowsky, an expert in the healing effect of Himalayan Salt.  The experience is designed to enhance your relaxation while getting to the benefits of wellness.  As I lay in a zero radius lounger and breathed in the salt air that was flowing into the room, I had a moment of realizing that I was in an amazing environment of peace and love.  It felt as if the energy of that room had just “wrapped me in the loving arms.”   Of course, the song Judy wrote and Jamie London sings so beautifully ran through my mind.  “You are the one that I, I know will leave me never – wrap me in your arms of love to stay.”

Wouldn’t a relationship with Holy Spirit be just the ticket we need to move to the next level in our lives?  Whether it is to deal with a crisis; to swim through the rapids of a situation or to create the life of our dreams – a relationship with Holy Spirit gives each of us the support and connection we need to stay in the flow.

When we are living the “Unity Way of Life” we don’t look to the world for comfort – we look to spirit.  We don’t look to the world for peace, we look to spirit. We don’t look to the world for security – we look to spirit.

The shift to Sprit Led Living may take a bit of time to adjust to.  Just as we look to food and water to fuel our physical selves, we begin to look to meditation and prayer to fuel our spiritual selves.  Just as we engage in exercise to firm up our physical bodies we look to meditation to firm up our spiritual bodies.  Meditation is a spiritual exercise of sorts, which develops our spiritual muscles.  At some point in our lives, whether is it physical or spiritual, gravity pulls our muscles down if we’re not working at keeping them up.

What are Flabby Spiritual muscles?  Well I am so glad you asked.  Spiritual Flab is things like negativity, victim consciousness, fear…..need I go on?  Just as we would do well to exercise our physical muscles on a regular basis, we would also be doing ourselves a favor to exercise our spiritual muscles.  And yes – you can ask why!  We want to be vital, alive and strong.  We want to be living the lives we dream of.  And the greatest benefit of meditation is that at some point – the reenactment of our dramas become boring to us, (as they have already come to those around us).

Are you really ready to Live Your Dream in 2015?  Join us on Sunday as we discuss the process of Observing and Reminding Ourselves.  And of course the awesome Gregory Fisher will be with us for special music.  See you on Sunday.

Namaste’  Rev. D

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/28/15

 DDD_header“Mommy, is the Harry Potter story true?” My sons loved Harry Potter and the “magic” that the story seemed to bring to our lives. We read the stories together and we went to see each and every movie together.  Whether the story line was true or not, the whole Harry Potter Movement of sorts brought magic to many children’s lives because it allowed them to think of what might or could be beyond the things that they saw every day.  In the story, Harry had a “mark on his forehead”. This mark seemed to be the beginnings of a lifetime of what those around him would call “super powers, or magic.” 

When my boys asked me about the truth of Harry Potter, what they were really asking me was, “Is magic real?” I know Austin, my youngest, went to the Andrew Jackson Elementary Book Fair and bought a book on Magic Tricks and a kit to perform them. Logan, my intellectual was a bit more cognitive about the entire experience and wanted to discuss whether any of it was true or not, even though he was the one devouring the books and sitting spellbound through each movie.  And I being the Unity Minister mom attempted to explain “levels of consciousness” to my two sons.  I told them both that the magic that was a part of Harry Potter lives inside of each of us.  Just like Harry, we each have the “mark of spirit.” We each have our own journeys and magic to perform in our own lives. In essence our personal magic is the catalyst for creating the life of our dreams. 

Harry Potter is one boy in a long line of mythical heroes who have reminded each of us that we are much more than we “think” we are!  So what is the truth?  Jesus said that we would someday do even greater works than He did.  Should we not take Him at his word?  Shouldn’t someday be today?   Was J.K. Rolling writing a fictional story or was she writing from that place of miracles within each of us?  Albert Camus, a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist and philosopher stated “fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”  Maybe the truth is we each have that magic within us.  We are meant to soar above the limitations of this physical world.  Don’t you want the Unity Spiritual principles to be more than beautiful abstractions?  Don’t you want them to transform your life?  Don’t you really want to Live Your Dreams in 2015?

Join us on Sunday for our quarterly Multigenerational Service. This is truly one to not miss!  We are diving into a metaphysical romp with Harry Potter and the service will be co-lead by our youth program. I leave you with a quote from Dumbledore…”Of course it is all happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real.”   

Rev. Denise