Lessons by James King

Lessons by James King

The Universal Mother

It’s Mother’s Day, and we want to celebrate all Mothers in our Unity community. Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe called for a “Mother’s Day for Peace” dedicated to celebrating peace and eradicating war. As expressed in her “Mother’s Day Proclamation” from 1870, Howe felt that mothers should gather to prevent the cruelty of war and the waste of life since mothers of mankind alone bear and know the cost. This was one of the little-known ideas that sparked the beginning of Mother’s…

Everything Is Holy Now

We live in an interconnected universe. Physicists have shown that the observer and the observed interact and that energy and matter interchange. Albert Einstein believed that we live in a friendly, supportive, interactive universe. Everything changes, but nothing ever really dies. Jesus presented a very clear image of this loving and responsive universe for us to consider. There was a time when we thought only certain things or specific people were holy. Our Unity understanding reveals that everything is holy now.…

To See, Or Not To See

Intercession Or Interference? Interference is when we get in the way of another person’s growth process. Especially when not invited. To butt in and try to control others or their circumstances is manipulation. Have you ever tried to help someone and ended up making it worse? How do we help others to make positive changes in their lives?  Are we interfering with their free will if we do?  Spiritual Intercession is acting on behalf of another person from an inner level.  We are lightworkers here to…

Learning To Fly

In Egypt, an ancient visual concept of the cosmos was envisioned as these enormous wings attached to the disk of the Sun. The wings represent Love and truth, the balance of the opposites. Charles Fillmore was attracted to the symbol of the Egyptian wings, and he adapted them to the Unity movement.  This life will never be without occasional storms. You want to build a shelter within yourself so that when a storm comes, you are safe. All birds know how to find shelter during a…

Easter

Have you heard, the end is near?  For thousands of years prophets and seers have been predicting the end of the world.  In truth there have been many endings and lots of new beginnings too.  The concept of the world is made up of a system of beliefs, thoughts and attitudes and it is constantly changing.  The prophets of old have also predicted a time on earth that all of nature and all of humanity will come together in peace…

The Listening Mind

We are powerful co-creators when we use our intent and focus.  To be able to concentrate on one thing at a time is a valuable skill. We learn this process over time and there is no need to rush it or to become anxious about meditation.  It is a gradual release from obsessive worry and fear.   It is letting go of the negative persona and forgiving (untying of the mind) rather than holding onto judgment, anger and fear.   Some people…

Pictures, Patterns & Predicaments

Meditation is how we become more aware of the Sacred (God) Energy we are.  By sensing the Sacred Energy, you are pulled within.  Meditation is not a blanking out of the mind – it is paying attention to whatever arises and allowing it to move on without attaching to it.  The word Prayer in Aramaic means  “To set your mind like a trap and wait patiently for the thoughts of God to arise.” A quiet mind is a useful mind.  If your mind…

The Sacred Breath

In the beginning, Divinity breathed into humanity the sacred breath. Without this breath, we cannot live on the earth. It is one of the four elements that make up this world of form, fire, water, earth and air. The air you breathe is sacred and can be used deliberately.  Most people never really think about their breath until they have a problem with it, and then it becomes the main focus of their attention. What does it feel like to breathe consciously? Does your breath control how you feel? How…

Letting Go OF Pain, Part 2

Last week we began discussing the power of strength and how to clear painful energy.  We continue this important topic in order to ground it within ourselves.  Being present with your emotional pain is the fastest and most direct way to deal with it.  We want to unify and integrate all negative energy so that it can be used as fuel to accomplish good for our lives. Instead of being controlled by emotional pain we can acknowledge it and discern…

Letting Go Of Pain

During the annual season of Lent, many people have observed prayer, and releasing of their bad habits since the first century. The idea is to give up something or release it to the Divine and do it consistently for forty days. These 40 days (plus six Sundays) begin on Ash Wednesday and end on Easter Sunday. The season of Lent begins on February 14th and ends on March 28th, in 2024. Is there something you would like to see change…

Principle Four

Through affirmative prayer and meditation I connect with Divinity and bring forth the good in my life. Principle Four Prayer and meditation is my link to higher thinking.  Everything I need  already exists in the invisible world (kingdom of God or quantum realm). I use affirmative prayer to bring good things into my life. In Unity we use affirmative prayer rather than begging or pleading with a  God as if distant and far off. This prayer method involves communion with…