Let's consider expanding our vision of Love this Valentine's week by bathing our world, our country, all people, in thoughts of love. How do we do that? While it's wonderful to "be in love" or to "fall in love" or "express love," think about making a commitment to living "in love." Rev. Bronte will share ideas and illustrations on ways to live in and from a place of love.
We begin our Month of Love with some focused Ho'oponopono, the Hawaiian ancient spiritual practice of "making things right." Is there anyone or thing in your life that you feel judgment toward? Angst, aggravation or anger? Disappointment or worry? We are a collective consciousness and what we think and focus upon has creation energy. We'll take a look at Ho'oponopono and then give ourselves some time in a serene meditative state to "work it" and thus, work "out" the appearance of any possible angsty kinks in our lives. And if you are in total peace and love right now, that's also wonderful -- listen from a place of those good vibrations!
Message by Rev. Bronte Colbert
Opening recorded music: Sung by Dixie Smith; Lyrics & Music by Karen Drucker
We close out January with Unity's Fifth Principle: "Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows." These principles work if "we work them." But how best do we make them work? How can we stay balanced and "spiritual" in the living of life? Through insight, example, and a story about acorns, Rev. Bronte details some guidelines on how to "live bigger and brighter and full of even more love."
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It's week two of Rev. Bronte's series on Unity basics and the second principle is "Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ spirit within. Their very essence is of God, and therefore they are also inherently good." As spiritual wayfarers, we are taught this and understand it. Yet oftentimes we may consider ourselves "nowhere near" a model of the Divine. And when we think about "certain others"? Whew! But isn't this what makes the practice of spiritual alignment, living and expansion so rich and empowering? We get to keep getting better at getting better! This week we'll explore ways to more clearly recognize and honor the divinity that we inherently are and practice "getting better."
Opening music is from Karen Drucker. Available at KarenDrucker.com
Visiting guest artist is Cynthia Hart performing "Lemurian Dreamer" live. See CynthiaHartSongs.com for more information on her music.
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Sunday, Jan. 08, 2017 at Unity Athens: Unity Principle #1- God is Absolute Good, everywhere present.
This is the first in our series on Unity's 5 pinciples; the first being "God is Absolute Good, everywhere present." Is that how you see God, your Divine? Why or why not? Why does Unity hold a truth that God is good and there is "only good"? How can we feel more connected to, and identify with, that divinity? How can we "see" It when life seems difficult or unfair? How can we be more "divine" as we walk the path of life? Rev. Bronte discusses Infinite Intelligence, the Divine, and our connection to it.
You've probably heard and maybe even encouraged someone with the phrase, "Change is good!" Certainly it can be exciting, exhilarating, life enhancing. But that's not always the way change feels. Sometimes we'd prefer things to go smoother, more certain, more predictable. So how can one best navigate change from a spiritual point of view? Are there ways to not only manage changes that feel difficult, worrisome, even scary, but also to appreciate them?
We're aware of the questions and emotions that people are dealing with from the months of campaigns & recent elections. Without bringing up news details, personality issues, and things that seem to be sparking worry and fear, this message will "rise above" as we think about ways to find peace and cultivate love while navigating change in our lives and in our world.
Music by UGA professor, Dr. Arvin Scott.
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Rev. Bronte, just back from Montana & Wyoming, shares details on how she made a decision to turn a "fall" into an adventure and once she did, all the angels & adventurers that showed up along the way. Music by UGA professor, Dr. Arvin Scott.
Guest speaker Rev. Joyce Crawford gives a dynamic message on faith, how to use Truth principles, and how to do the "work" to created a powerful spiritual practice. Meditation by Eutelia Burtz.
Listen to Day Three of the New Thought Revival at Unity Athens. Vibrant music, uplifting messages, & deep prayers led by Rev. James King, Unity Church of Greenville; Rev. Dale Worley, Unity of Savannah; & Kyle Shiver, music minister of Unity of Savannah.
Whatspiritual principles are most important to you? Which Universal laws have madethe most difference on your inner journey? Have you taken time lately to accessand appreciate the truths that are most meaningful to you? Are you aware of howyou are using these truths in the day-to-day of life? When we do such importantself-assessments, it shouldn't be for the purpose of self-criticism orjudgment, but rather to become even more aware of the spiritual path we walk.This Sunday is about Unity's five principles with an emphasis on the fifth:"Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are notenough. A person must also live the truth that she or he knows." FavoriteAthens musicians John Miley (guitar) and Dan Roth (keyboards) perform.
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