Command of the Spirit

August 23rd, 2020

Command of the Spirit is simple but not easy. It requires us to look the face of our fears and errant (error) thoughts and turn our attention to God. Over and over and over again. It requires us to acknowledge and accept the natural laws of the universe. Rev. Jim Gaither says, “Regardless of why things happen, we can be at peace with existence and be angels of compassion on earth.” Tall order? Not if we stand in Truth. This lesson offers us the words of Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, and James Dillet Freeman’s inspiration for the “Prayer for Protection.”

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What, me worry?

August 23rd, 2020

There’s an old Swedish proverb that says, “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” So, how do we keep our anxiety to a manageable minimum? Today we explore where worry really comes from and a few simple tools to keep it in check.

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Monsters We Can’t See

August 9th, 2020

Fear is born of the unknown, the unexpected, the perceived notion that we are in danger. Beyond the immediate, necessary, and very real fear that our lives are truly at risk in certain circumstances, there is the fear that is a construct of our own making. That is usually the fear that drives our thoughts and actions toward human solutions (also a construct of our own making), and away from the true safety, guidance, and comfort that is our life in Spirit. It is important for us to learn the difference between them and to begin dismantling our conditioned responses to the invisible fears that disturb us, even as we move closer to “God in every moment.”

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Universal Truths: Acceptance and Surrender

August 9th, 2020

This month we will be exploring spiritual concepts from many different religious and spiritual traditions, borrowing from the Qur’an, the Hebrew Bible, Hinduism, and many others. This Sunday, we examine the ideas of acceptance and surrender, the first steps of spiritual growth. You may be surprised that have more in common than we have differences! This is in keeping with our purpose this month in embracing diversity and Oneness---and discovering where we are holding onto unconscious or conditioned beliefs.

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