How can we find "new ways" at looking at life? Is it our eyes and/or other senses that are doing the looking? Is it our minds? Our past patterns? Would it help if we were able to "blur" things a bit, like in the photography process called bokeh, where the background looks softer and the subject, or what we wish to focus on, appears sharper, clearer, more defined? And how does that relate to spiritual living? How does that connect to "walking in this world"?
Because of recent events in our world and in the United States, our message this Sunday, "Spiritual Understanding,"now includes a segment of Ho'oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian practice of"setting things right." For when we say, "I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you," it helps us remember our unity with all and helps us remember that peace, love, forgiveness, understanding, and compassion begin within us, individually. We now extend these blessings across our country and out into our world. Opening song "All is Well," written by Karen Drucker and performed by Dixie Smith. Chant, "O Great Spirit," performed by On Wings of Song with Robert Gass.
The Universe is Pouring Out Blessings... Are You Ready to Receive Them?
As we move from June's spiritual gift of "Imagination" into July's spiritual power of"Understanding," we delve into ways to increase our understanding of Unity principles, life, and the spiritual practices that bring us peace,balance, alignment and awareness of Spirit. Sometimes we block our good by our thoughts, words, attitudes, and reactions. As we get into a receptive, appreciate mode,we are able to receive all the blessings the Universe would love for us to receive. Thank you for joining us in Spirit!
See our 5-minute YouTube ofthe "Visiting Angel" during this message at Unity Athens TV on YouTube!
"Looking for the Good" Message by Rev. Bronte Colbert on June 26, 2016
In this podcast, given at the halfway point of the year, you'll have an opportunity to reflect on what you've wanted to create in 2016 and how to move forward with even more imagination and enthusiasm into the second half of the year. What do you want now? Next? Ongoing? How can we clarify what we want? Rev. Bronte demonstrates how to "look for the good" and how to use the five main Unity principles in the face of troubling world events, including the recent shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
There can be plenty in this world to upset us, to fear, to get angry about -- if thatis where we focus. It doesn't mean we have to ignore those things or not try to make them better. But we can choose to balance the so-called ugly with the beautiful; the frightening with the exciting; that which causes tears of grief with that which releases tears of joy. We can choose to "see" from our center, that silent inner place of peace & love. We can "send Grace and Love." How we look at life as a whole and as an individual experience is totally up to us. This podcast includes live music from Athens musician Sean Arington.
Talk by Rev. Bronte Colbert on June 12, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Unity Athens podcast. Message, The "I" in Imagination, by Rev. Bronte Colbert. Live music by Jennifer Ferren. Song "When I Pray" written by Daniel Nahmod. For more information about us, go to www.UnityAthens.com
Message by Rev. Bronte Colbert
Live music by Jennifer Ferren
Mother's Day at Unity Athens, May 8, 2016. Message by Rev. Bronte Colbert. Live music by John Miley and Dan Roth. Recorded music by Karen Drucker including "I Am So Blessed" and "You Are the Face of God." (KarenDrucker.com). For more information on our Sunday celebrations, classes & events and for venue rentals, please visit our website.