Unity Practical Christianity: Healing

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey Greetings to you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to families and friends in Florida. As we enjoy the beautiful weather here in Maine we do not lose sight of those who are experiencing the aftermath of Irma, as well as those in Texas still displaced by Harvey. As much as our electronic devices can be a hindrance in times like these, seeing a post or getting a text from a family member, friend or colleague that they or their families are safe is such a source of comfort. This past Sunday I continued the series of Unity Practical Christianity lessons from the Unity Correspondence Course developed by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. The topic was healing. It was a very powerful message, of which the crux is that when we experience illness we all too often treat the effect and not the cause. Fillmore … Continue reading

My Cup Runneth Over

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey For several years, I have been pretty successful getting through the winter without a pesky cold. Not so this year! If you were here on Sunday you would know that I was pretty congested, which actually added some extra impact to the message. The message title was “My Cup Runneth Over.” Having not talked about money in the entire time I have been at Unity of Greater Portland, I decided to capitalize on my physical congestion and share from the platform what can happen when we are metaphysically congested. So the answer to the question, “How does money and a stuffy nose end up in the same sentence?” is that in the same way we experience physical congestion and discomfort when we have a cold, we may experience profound metaphysical congestion and discomfort in the area of personal finances when we aren’t putting certain … Continue reading

Opening to the Power of the Black Madonna

Guest speaker Meghan Don Message from Rev. Patricia Bessey: Over the last week we have had two powerful experiences that I want to highlight… last Wednesday we had two delightful young men come and share their experience of living in the Maher community in India. Then this past weekend Meghan Don gifted us with her wisdom at the service Sunday morning, and afternoon workshop and Tuesday evening at the women’s group.  Meghan shared for us her thoughts on the Dark Face of the Feminine and Her Healing Power. We are in a time of great birthing in our world, and yet, the birthing of new energy and new life begins with the dissolution of the old. It is how this dissolution is lived out and re-birthed that becomes the vital key to elevating our world and its soul. The Dark Face of the Feminine – also known as the Black … Continue reading

It’s The Start That Stops Us

Message by Guest Speaker Rev. Denise DeSimone From Rev. Pat Bessey: I am writing to you on a return flight from Salt Lake City where Rev. LeRoy and I attended the Parliament of World Religions. What an amazing experience it was. There were 9,800 people in attendance with 50 religions represented. We heard various wonderful speakers, including Marianne Williamson, Karen Armstrong, and my favorite, Jane Goodall. Jane is 80 years old and still travels 300 days a year. The program she is most passionate about is Roots and Shoots. This program is for pre-school children and older. The Roots and Shoots website describes the program. “Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to make the world a better place. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to … Continue reading