The Price of Fear and its Spells
SYNOPSIS: We are forming a practice of breath work to stay connected with our Being. When we walk around caught in our thoughts, we are homesick for a direct experience of Life. Often fear is a matter of our conceptual minds churning out ideas about Life, and rarely allowing itself to experience the real thing. We enter the flow, spaciousness, love, light and stillness of our natural state only through the present moment. Entranced in the world of thought we stopped fully experiencing Life. The doorway to freedom from fear comes when we can see the old beliefs (spells) that block our aliveness and realize we have never been alone.
FEATURED MUSICIAN: Kelly Burke
TAKEAWAYS: To overcome our thoughts of worry, fear and doubt we bring ourselves back to the present moment by becoming conscious of our breathing. We do this by engaging with our breath, by experiencing our inhaling and our exhaling for as long as it takes to become centered again. This is a doorway to our freedom.
As we delve deeper in to Mary O’Malley’s book, What’s In the Way IS the Way - Moving Beyond Your Struggle Into the Joy of Being Fully Alive, we are learning the awareness of presence that we experience when noticing our breath. Essentially, the process provides a practice for us to stay connected with the core of our Being.
The aspects of Being that we are cultivating are flow, spaciousness, light, love and stillness. This Sunday we’ll be looking at how fear can mesmerize us and limit us and down right scare us!
Here is a question for you, “What would it be like to get to know your fears instead of being afraid of them?”
Be with us this Sunday as we move through False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR), into Love Incarnate Forever Enduring (LIFE).
We’ll be blessed by the musical talents of Kelly Burke playing the ukelele and singing, along with fellow singers Lisa Sherman, Mark Soss and Gina Barber, accompanied by Gwen Gathercoal on piano and Dagan Williamson on drums.
Also, after the second service you are invited to attend a community meeting hosted by our Board of Trustees to provide budget trends and answer questions regarding our financial well-being. Join us in this heart focused process to share what you would like more of and where you see an opportunity for greater expansion.
As always, your presence and participation is what makes Unity a special place. Thank you for that!
In loving kindness,