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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
Last spring I taught a course for the Unity ministerial program on staff and volunteer development. One of the concepts I tried to get the students to understand and embrace was that whatever church they serve in was not theirs. They were a leader and part of the church but the church is the...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017
I was reading an article recently and the author used the phrase "we live in a VUCA world-volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous." Interesting phrase that brings up the notion that it is crazy out there.  I have been struggling for awhile with how to engage the world but engage it from a...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017
We conclude our series Sunday with the 7th day of creation "and on the seventh day he rested." I have a curious mind and an endless amount of energy. I have always, in the past, been someone who had multiple projects in process and a task list a mile long. I would only do one thing at a time but...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017
There has been a lot happening in the news that has caused pain, fear, and anger in many people, including me. I am convinced that it is essential that we stand up for what we believe to be true and add our voice to the call for change and peace. But, I believe we have entered a time where to truly...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

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