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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/21/15

DDD_headerI Give Up – I Surrender.  Why is it that those words don’t want to come out of our mouths?  Do you think it might be because we have come to believe that we can take care of or fix anything?  As we discussed in Wednesday evening class, we have been taught in our Western Culture that we are somehow less than or possibly something is very wrong with us if we can’t “figure it out.”  So in this Breaking the Habit of Being Ourselves, what if we play a game with ourselves called “I’m Giving It Up – I Surrender!” 

Now before you click the X and say to yourself, I can’t even begin to do this today, remember –  this is just a game          we are going to play with ourselves – knowing that if it doesn’t work, we can all go back to the old way of being – (Even though we know that doesn’t work either.)

Surrender is actually the final step in pruning away the processes that aren’t working for us – and we are turning the process over to Holy Spirit.  Think of pulling weeds in your garden.  Have you ever been working for a long time and it was hot outside and somehow seemed the more your pulled, the more weeds appeared.  That has happened to me before and quite frankly that very fact is why many of us put ground cover sheeting or a weed barrier cloth down before we plant so that those weeds don’t have a chance to grow.  So today – just for this game, can you think of Holy Spirit/God/Universal Energy – as that covering for your thoughts and emotions?  And begin to think about the fact that Meditation gives us the process of putting that covering on – and letting the Christ within do the work or transform that energy into something greater.     Sound good?  Let’s think about it in this way…….

In AA or Codependents Anonymous which I was a part of for many years, the first three steps are what we are speaking of.  As we begin to actually take those steps, we realize the way Surrendering to a Higher Power Greater Than Ourselves can be a much easier way to live our lives.  We could actually give up the need to “figure it out” or to “fix it ourselves”.  Join us Sunday as we ease into the process of Surrender:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over (                   ) — that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him/Her/It.


Come sing with Voices on Sunday morning………..“I’m giving it up, turning it over, I surrender.  I don’t have to walk through this world by myself.  I’m giving it up turning it over; I surrender to the one that is always there to help.”      

Namaste’   Rev. D

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/14/15


It’s May – It’s May – The Lusty Month of May. And when you work in the realms of education, the students may be feeling lusty, but the teachers and administration are feeling the stress of deadlines, paperwork, final testing, reports….need I say more. Soooo…. As I have spent time this week preparing for Wednesday evening class and our Sunday Morning Celebration service, I have seen the byline “How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One.” That actually sounds pretty appealing to me right now.

What would it really mean to Lose Your Mind? I think that at first glance, that may sound a bit over the top; and when you give yourself a moment to allow those words to sink into your being something magical begins to happen. What if – just play with me here – what if something could shift within you that would enable to you create exactly the life you were meant to live? “ No Holds Barred”


I know you have heard that phrase. Do you really know what it means? No Holds Barred means no restrictions whatsoever. Can you allow that to sink into your beingness? No restrictions…… Not even one….. Not money….. Not Time….. Not ability….. Not education……   What would yours be?


Dr. Joe Dispenza, in his book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, shares with us 7 Steps toward having an Authentic Transformation; or a Spiritual Awakening. We take the first step every Sunday morning during our Morning Breathe of Life. This is a time of Initiation with Holy Spirit. This time allows us to “feel the presence”. Step 2 is Re-Cognizing which we focused on last Sunday. Re-Cognizing our Past, Our Present and Our Future, and realizing that when we dream and create from the energy of our Present Moment and carry that energy into our Future – Magic Happens! Join us this Sunday as we take Step 3 –Admitting and Declaring. This step is all about acknowledging your true Self – not the little self you may have allowed to seep in, but the Divine Self that lives and breathes and has its being within each of us.  


Namaste’ Rev. D