Universal Truth: "When we commit, everything falls into place." Do you agree?How about this principle: "Our commitment attracts what will be needed for the positive results to appear." Yes? Always? If not always, why not? Are you receiving what you "don't want" even though you feel you're focused, committed on what you do want? There's a fable, a simple tale about a boy and his heart's desire that Bronte will share this Sunday. She'll show how it echoes and exemplifies the truth of these principles and other Unity and New Thought teachings. We'll take a look at the "flow of opportunity" and the "Benevolent Source of All." We hope you enjoy this message plus the fabulous music of our first-time musical guest, Eddie Watkins, Jr. For more info on Eddie or to order his music, go to www.EddieWatkinsJr.com
During July we have explored ways of becoming more open to receiving our good, our blessings. We've worked on releasing fear, judgment & unforgiveness. We have sent out love & blessings to our world. We have thought about seeing through "new eyes" and hearing with "new ears." This Sunday we wrap up the month by putting all those ideas together with the intention of increasing and deepening our spiritual understanding of the Divine at work in our lives -- in us and through us. We move forward with heightened awareness -- activating timeless principles and new truths to create the life we desire. We advance our journey with an expectancy of a continued beautiful unfolding of our lives.
What are you listening to? What are you hearing? Is it the dissonance of "the world" or is it the harmony? Is everything mixed together where even the melodious morphs into cacophony? How can we hear that which soothes, uplifts, empowers, encourages, balances us when there is "noise" yammering for our attention? How can we turn down the discordance and turn up that which pleases us? On this Sunday's podcast Rev. Bronte covers some ways to live, think, and meditate our way into the kind of harmony that outweighs "reality" and blesses our ears and our lives. Music from singer/songwriter Cynthia Hart is from her her new album, "I Remember: The Music of Atlantis, Lemuria, and Mother Earth." (See CynthiaHartSongs.com for more info.)
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