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I will be brief today. Living a life of gratitude is one of the most powerful spiritual practices we can learn to cultivate in our lives. So often I have heard people mouth the words "it's all good" while living and expressing a life of pain and suffering. I am talking about cultivating a authentic...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017
 I have been reflecting this week on the November Power of elimination or renunciation as we get close to finishing up the year. The power of elimination/renunciation is the ability to release, remove, denounce, deny, let go. It is the ability to let go and release anything that no longer serves...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Last week we had a workshop on how to speak Unity and I wanted to share a simple answer to at least begin the conversation. Unity is a positive path for spiritual living, teaching practical Spiritual principles, personal responsibility, prayer, forgiveness, and oneness. Unity is an accepting,...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2017
The next step in Radical Forgiveness after we tell our story is to fully and authentically feel our feelings, to feel the pain the story is causing us. I don't know about the reader but I was not raised to feel my feelings. In fact I was not raised to have feelings. Learning and practicing the art...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2017
I love stories. I love listening to them and I love telling them. I have heard from a number of people over the years that when the speaker, me or someone else, tells a story to make a point it is the story they remember. Storytelling has a long and rich tradition. Long before the written word...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017
 There are five stages to the radical forgiveness process. 1. Tell your story-We tell the story, as we remember it, with all the feelings and thoughts we attached to it. At this point in the process we do not edit or minimize the story in any way. Our story becomes validated, as we remember it, and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017
One of the discussion questions for week two was "how you would live your life if you lived from a consciousness I am responsible for everything?" Kimberly, our Youth coordinator and Administrative Assistant made a slight adjustment to this question by adding responsible for how I react to...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Making the ego a friend is such an unusual topic. It is easy to fall into the dualistic thinking that ego consciousness is somehow a lesser consciousness or in many cases the enemy. I know there are times my small self, my ego based self, can fall into despair and negative thinking. This especially...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017
All systems of thought; scientific, philosophical, or theological, are based on certain assumptions. These assumptions or beliefs guide our thinking and frame the decisions, behavior, and choices we make in life. It is essential to understand what the core assumptions are underlying a system of...
By: rnelson
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017
  Life seems very interesting and synchronistic when I pay attention. Recently I was reading an email I get from a site called Awaken. The article I was reading was a excerpt written by Ram Dass. Ram Dass was talking to a student who was having a difficult time meditating because he was having...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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