Synopsis: In Unity, we honor the tradition of Lent by recognizing that spiritual practices are really about cultivating our inner world. The work, therefore, is to purify our consciousness by shifting our focus away from the outer world as the source of our good and toward the Spirit within. Join us this Sunday as we expand on the meaning of Lent and the opportunity that it offers us as pilgrims on our spiritual path.
“Lent is a time to renew wherever we are in that process that I call the divine therapy. It's a time to look what our instinctual needs are, look at what the dynamics of our unconscious are.” – Thomas Keating
Synopsis: When we do things that we regret, these mistakes sit in our consciousness like ghosts that haunt us. Though we may attempt to bury them, these painful memories remain active in the sub-conscious mind. This Sunday, we are looking at some of the ghosts that haunt us. We invite you to come and explore how we can connect at a soul level to positively transform them.
“The painful history of our ancestors as well as their rich cultural wisdom linger and intertwine within us to create the patterns of who we are and who we are becoming. Even when past pain remains unspoken or has long been forgotten, it becomes part of us and our children—a legacy of both strength and woundedness that shapes our lives.” – Anonymous
Synopsis: As humans, we are conditioned for lack. Consequently, we fail to see the abundance all around us. In other words, we are so used to feeling separate that we no longer even remember what it feels like to be connected. To truly flourish, we must reconnect with the attributes of the happy child. Reconnecting to our child-like qualities, is the path to true abundance.
“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
Synopsis: Living a principle-based life, while also seeking joy, humor, fun, excitement and adventure, are not incompatible aspirations. As the writer and humorist Mark Twain once wrote, “The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” So, take it from Mr. Twain, and have fun as you walk your spiritual path. It will change the way you approach your life.
“If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.” - Yakov Smirnoff
Synopsis: When you ask, “What is God’s Will for Me?”, you are requesting guidance that will help you navigate through the chaos around you so that God can manifest the good in your life. It is then the chaos becomes perfect harmony.
“Anything that will enable us to express greater life, greater happiness, greater power--so long as it does not harm anyone--must be the Will of God for us.” ~ Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
Synopsis: In one of the ancient Jewish books of Wisdom called The Talmud, it states “[You] do not see the world as it is, [you] see the world as [you] are.” In other words, your vision of the world is clouded by your unique and individual peculiarities of the mind. Join Reverend Michael Moran as he shares examples and proven methods to help you restore your inner vision so that you can say with certainty, “once I was blind, but now I see.”
“What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them.” ~ Gary Zukav
Synopsis: One of Unity’s core principles is known as The Law of Mind Action. This law states that you create your experiences by what you think, feel and believe. Yet, to manifest what you imagine for yourself, you must also act on these divine ideas. It begins with that first small step toward bringing your vision to reality.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Synopsis: Jesus turns things inside out and upside down by calling you to look at the great paradoxes of life. In this way, Jesus demonstrated that he was a quantum thinker. According to Charlotte Shelton, “The skill of quantum thinking enables us to transcend the bounds of binary logic (duality) to create highly innovative responses to all of life’s challenges.” Join Reverend Towles this Sunday for an exploration of this powerful idea.
“Throughout the parables the paradoxical teachings (of Jesus) continue: Give to receive. Die to live. Lose to win.” ~ Amos Smith
Synopsis: When you take the time to listen, you become aware of God presence within. This Sunday, Reverend Steve Towles will instruct you on how to listen to your inner knowing. This resource is always available to guide you in your daily decisions.
“The voice of wisdom is inherent within us and willing to guide us when we stop to listen...” ~ Sue Patton Thoele
Synopsis: When you consciously let go of error thoughts, you create the space to fill your mind with divine thoughts that are creative and in alignment with God’s good. In honor of this idea, Unity will conduct its annual burning bowl ceremony this Sunday.
“The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come… We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell