Heart Thoughts: New Beginnings

Greetings, everyone! The season of renewal has arrived, and with it, the cheerful sight of daffodils blooming near the labyrinth’s boundary — a beacon of new beginnings. The labyrinth has been a topic of much interest lately. In honor of World Labyrinth Day on May 4, we’re excited to host a special event. This day unites individuals globally in a collective meditation for harmony and peace. More information will be shared soon — watch this space for updates!

As spring unfolds, our Garden Team is operating at full speed and could use your assistance. This Saturday, they’ll be assembling the fence, a crucial step before planting can commence, especially considering our history with famished deer. The gathering time is 9 a.m. and all you need to bring is yourself!

Barbara Kowalska

This weekend, I’ll be participating in the Silent Retreat, which I’m eagerly anticipating. In my absence, Barbara Kowalska will be delivering a talk titled “The Neverending Story.”

On the topic of never-ending stories, even though we’ve completed the book Supercharged Self-Healing, the journey of healing continues. I hope you’ll revisit these discussions and meditations as your life progresses.

I’d like to express my gratitude to Cali Crowley and Don Labbe for their contribution to a brief dialogue during the message. Their input was instrumental in emphasizing the importance of our breath and the power of our words in facilitating healing.

Unity’s co-founder Charles Fillmore says this about the power of our words: “Words are the most powerful agents of the mind. Every time we speak, we cause the atoms of the body to tremble and change their places…” this was spoken at the turn of the century, and it holds true today.

I remember growing up using the word abracadabra as a magical word. I found it interesting that it is strongly associated with the spoken word. Its root is in Aramaic and means “it will be created with my words” and then later it was translated in Hebrew and the meaning “speak the blessing.”

People actually wore talismans featuring the “abracadabra” cone, believing it could cure ailments. Pointed down it would mean – speak the blessing… some even thought it represented the Trinity…Father, Son, Holy Spirit

Pointed up it would mean… I will destroy what I create – the idea was that it would siphon out sickness from the wearer and expel it through the bottom “A.” Who knew!

If you missed the service, you can watch it here.

Just a reminder that Kirtan will be happening on Friday, April 26 from 7 – 9 p.m. Collect some of your friends and come and enjoy Kirtan, which is a call-and-response and singing of mantras. Another healing opportunity!

Know that you are so very loved and appreciated.
You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey


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