Heart Thoughts: The Power of Money

Excitement is building for the Unity’s Got Talent…And Food event! If you’re eager to showcase your talents, please reach out to me or Elizabeth Peterson. Don’t forget to register so we can anticipate your arrival. Coming up sooner is the Gong Journey Workshop with Rev. Todd Glacy this Sunday, May 19. Remember, registration is key.

Next time you visit, take a moment to admire the new bulletin boards displayed in the hallway. One highlights our diverse Volunteer Teams within the ministry, while the other features upcoming events and a Daily Word signup sheet. Kudos to Susan Taggart for her creative work on the Volunteer Team board. 😊

The Sunday series using the book The Soul of Money was focused on Chapter Two: Into India: Heart of Hunger, Soul of Money. This chapter has a poignant story of the author, Lynne Twist, meeting her childhood idol, Mother Theresa. On her first trip to India through a close associate, she was granted an audience with the revered nun. During their intimate conversation, Mother Teresa humbly referred to herself as “God’s Pencil” and recognized the same divine purpose in Twist’s eyes and work. In Mother Teresa’s presence, Twist felt an overwhelming sense of unconditional love and connectedness to the entire world. However, their conversation was interrupted by a wealthy Indian couple, adorned in opulent jewelry and clothing, who barged into the room. If you missed the service, you can watch it now and hear how that couple served to reveal to Lynne an aspect of herself she didn’t know was there.

The take aways from this chapter are:

  • Money’s Overwhelming Power: Money is not just a tool for exchange but a force that confronts everyone.
  • Transforming the Relationship with Money: Twist emphasizes the need to reshape our relationship with money to make it more honest, free, and beneficial.
  • Confronting Inner and Outer Poverty: The chapter touches on the idea that poverty is not just a lack of material wealth but also a spiritual emptiness.

Each week we will be touching on the toxic myths of scarcity:

  • There isn’t enough…
  • More is better…
  • And it’s just the way it is, and I can’t do anything about it…

These points suggest that by understanding and redefining our relationship with money, we can lead more fulfilling lives and contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world.

Next week join me for Chapter Three… Scarcity: The Big Lie.

I leave you with this affirmation:

I see every person, place, and thing in the world through the eyes of Spirit and create a life of unobstructed beauty, wonder and magnificence.

Know that you are so very loved and appreciated.

You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey


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