Self Love and Tools of Awakening
SYNOPSIS: As children Life was something we felt rather than thought about. The more we turn our attention inward the more we see some tightly held parts of ourselves such as arrogance, despair, helplessness, judgment, doubt, entitlement, revenge or self-pity that we don’t want others to see. How do we want to live? It is through listening with our heart that we can release these negative states of being. The heart is a lover of what is. It includes rather than excludes. It accepts rather than rejects. How willing are we to open up to show up for Life? What’s in the way is the way.
FEATURED MUSICIANS: Gina Barber and Mark Soss
TAKEAWAYS: Your mind is dualistic in nature, liking/disliking, wanting/resisting mostly all day long. Your heart is the opposite, for it is a lover of what is. It includes rather than excludes. It accepts rather than rejects, and it can weave every single part of you back into the wholeness of your very Being.
After returning from the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City last week, my heart is full and open to a new hope and optimism for our world. There were close to 10,000 people from all faiths - Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Bahai, Sufi,Zoroastrianism, and New Thought. The only way I can explain it is it was like a Unity convention on steroids! The love, respect, honor and goodwill was palpable.
This Sunday, our Youth & Family Director, Karen Custer and her daughter Sita, my husband Andrew and I will share a few of our highlights, along with pictures, from this extraordinary convention.
We will tie it in to our 4th week of study of What’s In the Way Is the Way written by Mary O’Malley. We’ll learn how our heart can help us heal and release negative emotions and beliefs about our selves and others. I love what O’Malley says. She says, “The heart is a lover of what is. It accepts rather than rejects.” This is a powerful statement. I look forward to sharing about heart wisdom and making it welcome in our lives so we can be fully present to what is — more of the time.
What a great musical line up we have in store. Gina Barber and Mark Soss are the lead vocalists, Dagan Williamson playing drums, Pamela Van Kirk on bass, Gwen Gathergoal, playing piano, Jim Turner on guitar, with Todd Neel on percussion and our wonderful song leaders – Lisa Sherman & Kelly Burke. Our hearts will love this!
We also welcome three new members of Unity — Sandy Kaplan and Matt & Laura Whitehead at our New Member Welcome Ceremony.
Check us out. It will be a wonderful Sunday and after the service at 1 p.m. we’ll show the 2nd Oprah BELIEF film “Love’s Story.” See the article below about this seven film series program we are offering, beginning this Friday evening at 7 p.m.
In gratitude, generosity and grace,