As we begin the Lenten season, I would like to share with you excerpts from the FOREWARD for the Charles Fillmore book, Keep a True Lent, written by Rev. Georgiana Tree West:
Happy New Year!
Frequently I am asked "What steps can I take to expand and deepen my awareness, and manifestation, of prosperity in my daily living?" Each month I will send out a Power of Prosperity newsletter, containing thoughts on prosperity from Charles Fiilmore's book, The Twelve Powers of Man.
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Here is a letter from Rev. Donna Johnson, CEO of Unity Worldwide Ministries, outlining ways we can help the victims of Typhoon HaiYun in the Philippines. While we've missed the first deadline, we can certainly consider sending relief goods and other supplies. Let me know your thoughts on this.
November 20, 2013
Dear Unity Leaders,
Hello everyone…I do love the term Unitics…so I lovingly call you such. I am a new board member. There are seven of us, and we take turns writing a few lines for the newsletter. I wondered, last year when the board went on retreat…I’m thinking why go on retreat when you’ve only just elected a new member(s). I no longer wonder, this is not a reward for being a board member, as “retreat” might imply. This was a working weekend, hands down, no fuss, work us til we drop weekend! We learned what it is to put our best thoughts forward for the growth and health of Unity, of each of us.
During the holiday season, often we lose sight of the abundance and peace in our world in the hustle and bustle of gifts and parties and family reunions. We can find ourselves in a funk or short-tempered as we work to “do it all – and do it perfectly.” I would like to challenge you to approach the season in a new way this year. I invite you to participate in a Prosperity Prayer Program - a program for realizing and demonstrating abundant prosperity in your life and affairs and for centering yourself in that ‘…peace that passes all understanding.’
Here is the plan of action:
I found this article on the Unity Worldwide Ministries website Resource Library. I’m not sure who Patsy is; however I like how she expresses this concept!
In one of his earliest writings, Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, wrote this about prosperity:
Realize first of all that prosperity is not wholly a matter of capital or environment but a condition brought about by certain ideas that have been allowed to rule in the consciousness. When these ideas are changed the conditions are changed in spite of environment and all appearances, which must also change to conform to the new ideas.
“Unity in Frederick ~ A Spiritual Community” was established 20 years ago! 20 years! It is a significant achievement. A time to celebrate our presence! Our accomplishments! Our community! With great JOY! The Board of Trustees was enthusiastic about scheduling a series of community celebrations! It was nice to spend some time on fun, in addition to “doing business.” We are very grateful to the committees for each of the celebrations!
Becoming the Hero of Your Own Journey — Jean Houston is a favorite of mine. She’s a philosopher and author, a wise woman and a seer of the future. Here are some excerpts from an interview she did with Oprah Winfrey on OWN in 2012. As we move forward into a new year—into the next 20 years of community in Frederick, let’s be the heroes of our journeys together!
Have you been wondering lately if the world is going to just explode? If everything is coming apart at the seams? Does it seem that your problems or challenges are getting bigger all the time? Check out this story from Hafiz, a 14th century poet. Perhaps it will provide a new perspective… or at least some food for thought!