Lessons on Divine Identity

Lessons on Divine Identity

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…

Principle Two

Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence was fully expressed in Jesus, the Christ. Principle Two The 2nd principle of Unity reveals the nature of the human being and who we really are from a spiritual perspective.  We are made in the image of God and have the spark of Divinity within.  We are inherently good. Our first nature is love but our secondary nature is ego.  How we choose to express it is…

Will, Integrity And Conviction

Why do some resolutions fail? Why does change feel so hard sometimes? How can I strengthen my force of will? We all have areas in our lives that we want to change. It is a common need to desire a happy and fulfilling life. We all have specific needs as human beings that are natural to us all. The Creator has already provided everything in abundance, the things needed for a good life. Our task is to appropriate them! “Having…

Changing The Narrative

It may be time to review, reinvent, reformulate, and rename. Things tend to become what you name them and how you think about them. When you redefine something in the positive, you take away the sting of the emotional pain. Many people carry around burdens from the past that make enjoying life difficult. If we change the story, we change the narrative. Even though we cannot change what happened to us, we can see it through new eyes. We want to be…

Imagination: Romancing The Spirit, Part 2

Using imagination, we can contemplate and consider what it would be like to feel totally loved. Imagine yourself taking a shower or bath in love’s awareness. These images connect us with feelings that lead to the reality and experience of love. To really be loved you have to be able to imagine the possibility of it, which is what opens the door to it. We often imagine ourselves without love and create feelings of loneliness and separation that generate that same experience in the…

An Interview With Mom

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”   ~ Proverbs 31:31  All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.  ~Abraham Lincoln There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood. ~Elder M. Russell Ballard Mother’s love is peace and It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~ Erich Fromm  If love is as sweet…

Celebrating The Natural Self

There is something truly calming and peaceful about being in nature and appreciating its beauty. It is hard to look at a blooming new flower, growing fruit on a tree, or birds in their nest and not see the divinity that is there. It is so comforting to recall all of the ways that the creation provides for us.  From the smallest detail of an oak leaf, to the countless stars in the sky, all of nature was created to reveal…

Celebrating Resurrection!

The word resurrection means to stand up right again.  The seed of resurrection has been planted in every one of us.  Just like the spring flowers rise again after a long winters nap, so also does humanity awaken from it’s slumbering.   The life of Jesus is reflective of the journey of humankind.  Even in death, Jesus taught us that life goes on and never ends.

Celebrating The New Humanity

Charles Fillmore taught us that the Bible is the story of humanity’s journey. The Hebrew Bible is the story of the up and down journey of human beings, rising and falling, loving and forgiving, remembering and forgetting. This epic journey has been long over thousands of years, maybe longer. What is the end game? What is the point? What is the plan? This Palm Sunday lesson explores these questions.

OOMPA: Part 5

For the month of January, we look at the 5 basic Unity principles; OOMPA is a fun way to remember them! Action and service are the ways that we demonstrate our beliefs. This is our connection to community and the sacredness of all of life! Through our thoughts, words and actions, we live in the Truth that we know. Knowledge of these spiritual principles alone is not enough. We must walk them out in our every day lives. Our discussion…

The Trip To Bethlehem: Peace

Peace can start with just one person and then it can spread around. It always comes back to the sender bringing blessings with it. That is why people that choose to follow peace are blessed to receive it back in many different ways. Peace is an aspect of our innate nature of goodness. You are a good person and you have the potential for greatness. Join us this Sunday as we discuss the value of peace in a chaotic world.…