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Sunday marks the beginning of a new year and a new opportunity. Sunday we begin the New Year with the annual burning bowl ritual. The ritual of the burning bowl is a perfect way to take the time to reflect upon the past year and then through the process of the burning bowl release that which no...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Christmas is an interesting holiday, when you stop and think about it. While preparing my talk for Christmas Day I reflected on how Christmas is an interesting mixture of mythology, history, pagan, and early Christian theology. The Christmas story is not so much a retelling of historical fact but...
By: rnelson
Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
We conclude the season of Advent this week with the theme of Joy. I remember doing a multiple day workshop a few years ago and as part of the work we were led on a guided meditation to find the values I could draw upon in times of stress, anxiety, or even conflict. I clearly remembering going into...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016
This week we continue our journey of Advent with the consciousness of peace. Peace I give to you peace I leave with you. Not as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Do not be afraid” (John 14:27). These are easy words to speak but not always easy words to live. To live in a...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2016
This week is the 2nd week of Advent and we are exploring the idea of Love. I am not speaking this week so can not really write about what Sunday may be like so I will simply explore, briefly, the topic from my point of view. From Yes Magazine based on the ancient Greek understanding of love there...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016
A few thoughts on the Holidays. I have always struggled with the holidays. To be perfectly honest I struggle with any social gathering. I don't over analyze this but in part it is my natural introversion. Large numbers of people make me uncomfortable and I tend to go into a shell. This makes...
By: rnelson
Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016
We conclude our fall program, the Happiness project, this week with getting creative. We create happiness in our lives through the power of our creative mind and actions. Creativity is a wonderful vehicle to release the joy and happiness seeking expression.I have never thought of myself as a...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Are you happy with your body? Do you look at yourself in the mirror and think I am a miracle of God and my body is a Blessing to me? I frequently seem to be in a metaphysical battle with myself. I know I am a Divine creation, perfect, whole, and complete just as I am. I know life is eternal and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016
This week we conclude our series based on Charles Lelly's book A beautiful Way of Life. I personally have loved delving into this book. When I first started on this spiritual path I had a tendency to get lost and disconnected from the day to day experiences and responsibilities of life. Charles...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016
 One of the key findings discovered during our community visioning process in 2015 was the desire for Unity to be more actively engaged in the community. To reach out, in principle, and be an active agent of change in the world. Unity's focus on individual spiritual development can blind us to...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

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