In every spiritual path I’ve studied, one of the main pillars is the practice of silence – whether it’s called prayer or meditation or contemplation or relaxation or mindfulness. It is the activity of being still, of heightened awareness, of feeling the Presence. Beginning Sunday, September 7th at 6pm, we will once again be offering a Time for Meditation at Unity – each Sunday, we will share 45 minutes of inspirational words and silence.
Recently I taught a Prosperity Class at SEE in Gaithersburg.
The Board has been envisioning solutions to our space concerns. We love our space, it has a special energy, we can all feel it! Spiritual healing and growth occurs in it and throughout our community daily. And we want to be able to grow to be more inclusive and to have an inviting space for families and children. Water problems in our basement this month reinforced our focus on finding a permanent solution. And our campaign to raise money to repair our roof above us is of equal importance. We need to think out of the box to move beyond our current space constraints.
At Easter this year, Bob Farrell joined his family at service in Unity in Frederick and shared with me how Unity principles had supported him through a very rough period in his life. I asked if he would write about his experience and allow me to share with the community. Here is his story. Thank you Bob!
Positive Aspects Of My Unity Experience
In November of 2011, I was, regrettably, in a terrible accident on my motorcycle
1. Serve to discover abundance: the radical shift from me to we When you serve, you discover that often the most important things you have to offer are not things at all. You start to uncover the full range of resources at your disposal -- your time, presence, attention -- and recognize that the ability to give stems from a state of mind and heart, a place much deeper than the material. Inspired by the possibilities this opens up in every moment, you begin to discover humble opportunities to serve -- everywhere. This process begins a shift from a me-orientation to a we-orientation.
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
Dear Unity Friends,
Why does it snow? What is our God within telling us? Years ago whenever it rained I thought it was God giving me permission to slow down, let go and
enjoy. Even though it rained I would still go to the beach, jump in the puddles and enjoy anyway. It gave me permission to relax. I could skip the chores, stop expecting so much from myself, read a book, appreciate. Well the snow is the winter version of the rain.
Here is an excerpt from David Owen Ritz, The Keys to the Kingdom:
The Twelve Powers Of Man
We usually think of strength as a vital essence that flows throughout the body, but strength is also and foremost a mind power. And we all know thoughts held in mind will produce after their own kind.
Fillmore located strength in the loins at the small of the back close to the adrenal glands. Emotions tied with strength release adrenaline into the body system allowing it to perform in extreme ways.
It takes strength to be prosperous. Are you strong enough to meet this challenge?
The Twelve Powers Of Man
It often seems as if there is not much love "around," but the innate power of love is always there. Love is not just another emotion, a shifting mood, something we fall into or out of. Love is an inner quality that sees good everywhere and in everybody. It insists that there is good to be found in all, and by consistently looking for that good, it causes that quality finally to appear uppermost in itself, and in all things.